Meet Magento UK 2011
Here Today and Here to Stay
All the way from version 1.00 released in March 2008, fast forward 3 years and there are big plans...it is fair to say that Magento has come a long way to announcing Magento 2 will be released in Qtr 4 of 2012. Keynotes from both Bob Schwartz & Roy Rubin gave us an appetite for the rest of the day and of course the Magento journey as a whole.
After the keynotes, the best session of the morning was from John Lunn from X.commerce (tip: say outloud as x dot commerce) who's main theme was: Mobile | Social | Local | Digital I think the above has a nice ring to it, and John talked passionately about how X.commerce and Ebay Inc are pulling it all together with Fabric. A lot of the back bone is already in place with the use of some of the tools below and one thing that has been unclear is what the strategy is with buying/acquiringâ€ all of theâ€ components - PayPal. Where the online payment fits in and is already being used to power PayPal Access to login to sites instead of creating *another* password. -ebay. Using the original dream set out by ebay founders of "bringing buyers and sellers together". - magento. What we were all there to see what was happening! - gsi commerce. For everything from merchandising to distribution - milo which finds local stock which brings clicks and bricks together. - where for the local social aspect to find the best places and offers nearby picked for you - redlaser for barcode scanning which opens up opportunities for online and offline channels meeting. - zong which is a mobile payments provider - all you need to know if your mobile number X.commerce is based simply on: Create Innovate Develop where extensions are the secret sauce. Taking a holistic look at all of the components that are coming together it makes it a lot clearer where the whole of X.commerce is going: Commerce not just eCommerce.
Also announced on the day was a new Magento edition: â€ Magento Enterprise Premium which includes platinum support, expert consulting and training and is aimed at the very top of the market. Throughout the day we had a full program of guest speakers which had some really good perspectives and really deserve separate posts so make sure to come back for more posts later on in the week on;
- Loyalty Programs
- Cart Abandonment
Plus other practical nuggets that we picked up and a great after show party!