Prepare to be blown away.

Our speakers are global Retail Trailblazers who know the industry inside and out. They’re innovators and thought leaders who will inspire possibilities, help you reimagine the way you engage with shoppers, and change your perspective on the future.

Check out our list of confirmed speakers below, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates as more speakers are announced.

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson
Founder of the Virgin Group

Sir Richard Branson is Founder of the Virgin Group. Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world's most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors including mobile telephony, travel and transportation, financial services, leisure and entertainment and health and wellness. Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world's most recognised and respected brands.

Sir Richard has challenged himself with many record breaking adventures, including the fastest ever Atlantic Ocean crossing, a series of hot air balloon journeys and kitesurfing across the Channel. He has described Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, as “the greatest adventure of all.”

Since starting youth culture magazine Student aged 16, Sir Richard has found entrepreneurial ways to drive positive change in the world. In 2004 he established non-profit foundation Virgin Unite to tackle tough social and environmental problems and strive to make business a force for good. Most of his time is now spent building businesses that will make a positive difference in the world and working with Virgin Unite and organisations it has incubated, such as The Elders, The Carbon War Room, The B Team, Ocean Unite and Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and supports ocean conservation with the Ocean Elders.

Jeffrey Barnett

Jeffrey Barnett
CEO, Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Jeff was named the CEO of the Salesforce Commerce Cloud in July of 2016 following the acquisition of Demandware by Salesforce. Jeff had served as Executive Vice President and COO of Demandware since January 2013 and as member of the Demandware Board of Directors since July 2014. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Field Operations from November 2005 until December 2012. Before joining Demandware, Jeff served as Vice President of Sales for EMEA at Siebel Systems, Inc., a CRM software company, from December 2004 until September 2005. Prior to joining Siebel, Jeff served as Managing Director, International Operations at eDOCs, Inc., a billing, payment, and account management software company, from May 2002 until December 2004, and as Vice President, International Sales and Marketing at eDOCs from November 1999 until May 2002. Jeff currently serves on the board of directors of several private companies. He holds a B.S. in computer information systems from Colorado State University and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Shelley Bransten

Shelley Bransten
Senior Vice President, Retail Industry Solutions, Salesforce

Shelley Bransten is the SVP of Retail Industry Solutions at Salesforce. In this role, Bransten is responsible for developing and launching transformative business solutions that address the unique challenges facing the retail industry.

In her previous role leading CRM for Gap, Inc., Bransten set the vision and execution of world-class CRM programs for Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Shelley built out Gap Inc.’s CRM Strategy where she lead the team for over 16 years and oversaw the customer database and direct to customer marketing for the world’s largest specialty retailer.

In addition to her 16 year tenure leading CRM for Gap Inc., Shelley served on the Board of Merchants Customer Exchange (MCX) a mobile payments and loyalty coalition with executives from leading retailers and brands such as Target, Walmart, Lowe’s Southwest Airlines, Best Buy, Exxon Mobile, etc. Shelley has also been an advisory Board Member for Loyalty One’s annual Loyalty Innovation Awards.

Prior to Gap Inc., Shelley worked at Williams-Sonoma, Smith & Hawken and Visa USA. Shelley holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University and Masters in Business Administration from University of California at Berkeley.

Alex Dayon

Alex Dayon
President, Chief Product Officer, Salesforce

Alex Dayon is president of Salesforce’s products. Dayon, who holds several patents, is focused around creating business value out of technology disruption.

Dayon joined Salesforce in 2008 through the acquisition of InStranet, a leading knowledge-base company where he was a founder and served as its CEO. Prior to InStranet, Dayon was a founding member of Business Objects SA where he led the product group for more than 10 years.

Dayon holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité (SUPELEC) in France.

Rohit Goyal

Rohit Goyal
Senior Vice President of Product, Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Rohit is Senior Vice President of Product for the Salesforce Commerce Cloud. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Demandware. Before Demandware, Rohit co-founded neoSaej Corp. which developed patented technology for the personal finance and e-commerce verticals. Rohit has also held engineering leadership roles building mission critical systems in the telecom and networking industry. He is the co-inventor on six patents and he holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Denison University, a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Tom Griffin

Tom Griffin
Chief Operating Officer, Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Tom is Chief Operating Officer of Salesforce Commerce Cloud, where is responsible for leading strategy and coordination of all field activities for the Commerce Cloud. Tom joined Demandware in 2006 and served most recently as Demandware’s SVP of Corporate Development. A 15+ year veteran of the Retail and Commerce industries, Tom’s previously roles include Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Sterling Commerce (now IBM) and Vice President of Business Development for Yantra. Tom holds a B.A. in History from Washington University in St. Louis, and an M.B.A. from Boston University.​

Kathie Johnson

Kathie Johnson
Vice President of Marketing, Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Kathie is Vice President of Marketing at Salesforce Commerce Cloud, the World’s #1 Enterprise Cloud Commerce Platform. Immediately prior to Commerce Cloud, she held various executive positions at Dassault Systèmes, a global 3D software company. Kathie received her MBA in International Business and Marketing from Babson College and her BA in English from the University of Michigan. Kathie’s work has been recognized through both domestic and international awards, including the European Excellence Award, Communicator Award and Telly Award. She is on the Board of Habitat for Humanity Greater Lowell, a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen families and communities through affordable homeownership opportunities and she is co-chair of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Counsel Sales & Marketing Cluster, the region’s leading technology association. You can reach Kathie at: www.linkedin.com/in/kathiecjohnson. @johnsonkathiec.​

Kathryn Murphy

Kathryn Murphy
Vice President, Product Management, Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Kathryn leads the product management teams for Commerce Cloud across Digital, Store, OMS and Predictive. Commerce Cloud is a Saas platform that uniquely provides retailers with fast innovation, scale and reliability and unified commerce – the new holy grail for retailers. Kathryn has twenty years of retail technology and solutions experience with numerous retail chains, which she brings to bear on new, intuitive, intelligent approaches to traditional retail.​

Paul Olson

Paul Olson
Vice-President, Solution Engineering, Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Paul is Vice-President, Solution Engineering of Salesforce Commerce Cloud, formerly Demandware. Paul joined Demandware in 2007 as part of the Solution Engineering team. He has worked in the e-commerce industry since 1999, when he joined Blue Martini and managed the first public site launch for this emerging commerce platform. Previously, Paul held various client services roles for large consulting companies implementing ERP solutions. Paul holds a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Rama Ramakrishnan

Rama Ramakrishnan
Senior Vice President of Data Science, Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Rama was named the Senior VP of Data Science for the Salesforce Commerce Cloud in July of 2016 following the acquisition of Demandware by Salesforce. Rama had served as Demandware's Chief Data Scientist since the acquisition of CQuotient, a next generation cloud-based personalization provider,​ in October 2014. Rama had founded CQuotient in July 2010 and had served as its Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to CQuotient, Rama taught data science in the MBA program at MIT Sloan School of Management. Before MIT Sloan, Rama served as Chief Scientist and Vice President of Product Development for Analytics Products in the Retail Global Business Unit of Oracle Corporation. Prior to joining Oracle, he was Chief Scientist and Vice President of Research and Development at price optimization software firm ProfitLogic from 2003 until it was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2005. Earlier in his career, Rama was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Rama holds a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras as well as an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Eric Stahl

Eric Stahl
SVP, Product Marketing, Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Eric Stahl is senior vice president of product marketing for Salesforce Marketing Cloud, the #1 app for digital marketing, making it possible for marketers to plan, personalize and optimize 1:1 customer journeys across multiple channels.

Previously Eric was senior director of Force.com Product Marketing at Salesforce, where he was responsible for evangelizing the benefits of cloud computing to Saleforce’s community, as well as the Force.com enterprise cloud computing platform.

Prior to joining Salesforce in 2008, Stahl worked in a variety of product, marketing and finance roles at Informix Software and BEA Systems with a focus on enterprise software products such as databases, developer tools and application servers. Altogether, he has more than 15 years experience in the Internet and enterprise technology industry.