iMedia Summit

iMedia Commerce Summit June 2014 - Overview

The Future of Shopping

The lines between online and offline shopping aren't just blurring; they've disappeared altogether. If your marketing strategies don't reflect this convergence, you will get left behind. Omni-channel marketing -- a seamless approach to the consumer experience through all available shopping channels -- is the new minimum consumer expectation. Are your e-commerce, shopper marketing, and mobile strategies aligned to deliver on this requirement?

At the inaugural iMedia Commerce Summit, join senior brand marketers to discuss strategies and tactics related to the challenges of omni-channel marketing. Featured presentations and discussions will cover:

  • Retailer spotlights: case studies and stories directly from brands that successfully blend disparate channels into a seamless customer experience
  • Game changers: technologies driving the future of retail marketing, both online and off
  • New insights: the latest in e-commerce tools and trends
  • Shopper science: emerging patterns in the brand values and technology that drive purchases

Speaker Agenda Includes:

Day 1 Opening Keynote: Kelly Thompson, SVP, Merchandising, Merchandise Planning, & Marketplace at

As SVP of merchandising at, Kelly Thompson oversees merchandising, merchandise planning, and Walmart marketplace for the online business of the world's largest retailer. She was promoted to this position in early 2012. Thompson joined in 2007 as VP of merchandising, home, apparel, and baby. She was promoted in 2008 and assumed additional responsibility for all categories of merchandising, as well as merchandise planning and pricing. She manages a team of more than 150 and oversees all merchandise departments, including electronics, toys, sports, movies, books, video games, home, apparel, jewelry, outdoor living, appliances, baby and gift items, consumables, and health and wellness. In January of 2013, she was named chair of Mike Duke's President's Global Council of Women Leaders, an advisory group and organizational catalyst for women at Walmart. Thompson is passionate about diversity and also serves as one of the five executive sponsors for the Global eCommerce Women's Resource Council. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.'s offices are located in San Bruno, California.

Day 2 Keynote Fireside Chat with Mike Amend, VP, Online for The Home Depot and Gian Fulgoni, Chairman & Co-Founder for comScore, Inc.

Mike Amend

Mike Amend is responsible for the strategy, operations and customer experiences across all platforms - desktop, tablet, mobile web and apps. He leads many different teams including product management, multi-channel, digital content, analytics, business intelligence, usability, testing and optimization, personalization, and master data teams for all channels.

Gian Fulgoni

Educated in the U.K., Gian Fulgoni holds a B.Sc. degree in physics and an M.A. in marketing. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary fellowship by the University of Glamorgan in Wales in recognition of his entrepreneurial skills and achievements in market research.

You Won't Want to Miss this After-Dinner Reception!


Commerce Summit Advisory Board

Ryan Bonifacino
VP, Digital Strategy
Alex & Ani
Jen Brady
CEO & President
Fred & Associates
Jeff Campbell
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Resolution Media
Laston Charriez
SVP Marketing
Western Union
Sean Cheyney
VP Sales & Business Development
Triad Retail Media
Charlie Cole
The Line
Chris Copeland
GroupM Next
Carlos Gil
Head of Digital & Social Media
Save-A-Lot Food Stores
Rose Hamilton
Pet360, Inc.
Dave Knox
Rockfish Interactive
Gerry McGoldrick
Aerify Media
Sam Norpel
VP of Digital Transformation & Acquisition
Lands' End
Nick Sheth
CEO & Co-Founder
Global Image Factory
Thomas Stelter
VP, Emerging Solutions
Yory Wurmser
Principal Analyst, Commerce
Denise Zimmerman
President & Chief Strategy Officer
NetPlus Marketing

If You're a Marketer...

Please be our guest and Request Your Invitation. Space is limited so act now. This summit is FREE to qualified brand and retail marketers and offers:

  • 2 full days of peer-to-peer exchange
  • Informative, insightful sessions & keynotes on the most timely and critical issues
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Participant materials
  • Meals and networking functions, including iMedia's exclusive one:one program
  • 2-night stay at a gorgeous resort

If You're a Publisher, Agency or Service Provider...

For a limited number of agencies/publishers/service providers, the iMedia Commerce Summit offers an exclusive and intimate opportunity to have meaningful interaction with brand and agency executives to help them address their digital marketing challenges and strategies. iMedia regulates the number of "seller" passes sold to ensure a rich buyer-to-seller ratio. In addition to collaboration with marketers during content sessions, iMedia has designed a program rich in both structured and unstructured networking opportunities.

Potential Sponsors...

iMedia Summit attendees represent over $3 billion in digital marketing spend and hail from some of the biggest companies in the Fortune-500. High-value, customizable sponsorship opportunities are available, but won't last. Contact Keri Albers, Sr. Director, Partner Development, for more information.

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5 Reasons You Can't Miss This Event

  • Do Business: Create long term relationships with top buyers and sellers.
  • Build Your Knowledge: The brightest minds share what's next in digital.
  • Invite Only: Attendance is limited to senior Agency, Publisher and Brand leaders.
  • Collaborative Environment: Informal networking; no hard sales pitches.
  • No distractions: Always held at luxury resorts; attendees don't compete with the office or city life.