Our Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation Executive Program uses state-of-the-art cases discussions and lectures, ministered by a top-tier hands-on faculty, creating an enthusiastic atmosphere so participants can present and discuss their perspective and expertise, ultimately nurturing and enhancing their knowledge and network basis in order to lead digital transformation in their companies and industries
The immersion on campus will enable participants to absorb and breathe into the changing world of digital transformation, aided in organizational growth and strategic decision making using cutting edge technology and approaches to digital strategy that will ultimately impact in digital maturity.
Learn from highly qualified professors new concepts and use cases that will help you to elaborate your action plan.
Our teachers have empirical knowledge, academic background and years of experience in the field. They are among the most recognized leaders in the global e-commerce industry.
Zia is the Chief Global Content Officer at Shoptalk where she’s in charge of developing the 100+ sessions on the agenda and recruiting 300+ senior-level speakers from innovative startups, established brands and retailers, venture capital firms, real estate developers and more.
She joined Shoptalk in 2015 after spending over seven years as a Research Director at Forrester where she oversaw the company’s digital store and omnichannel commerce research. She also led Forrester’s global e-commerce coverage with a focus on emerging markets like Brazil and China.
Zia holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Graduated in Mechanical Engineer at University of Rio de Janeiro 11 years ago in the area of CRM and E-commerce. Mariano started his career in the financial markets in the brokerage firms of Senso and Banco Icatu. He founded VTEX alongside Geraldo Thomaz at the beginning of 2000. His main objective is to orient Sales and Marketing, Services, Operations and Outsourcing Directors.
VTEX platform was recognized by the Gartner Institute as one of the top leaders in the world. Mariano has been working in the eCommerce industry for the last 18 years.
Mariano as co-CEO in VTEX has participated in several eCommerce projects like Walmart, Sony, Electrolux, Motorola.
Angela Cearns is the Chief eCommerce Officer and General Manager for Pizza Hut Digital Ventures, leading Pizza Hut International through the digital transformation journey from a traditional casual dining restaurant to a leader in online ordering and delivery.
Angela came from Amazon in Seattle where she served as the Executor Director of International Expansion of their Fulfilment by Amazon business; GM of Amazon Global Selling marketplace business; and the Head of Prime Technology Platform that powers Amazon global Prime membership and Prime benefit offerings including Prime Videos and Prime Music.
Prior to Amazon, Angela spent a decade in California Silicon Valley with Symantec and the Norton Anti-Virus brand in a number of leadership positions from IT-Business Director, eCommerce Director, and finishing as Sr. Director of Customer Retention, Worldwide eCommerce. Angela has a Master of Software Engineering degree from the University of Colorado and Advanced Project Management from Stanford University.
Kati Suominen is an adjunct fellow with the CSIS Europe Program; founder and CEO of the data and research firm Nextrade Group, which helps multilateral development banks, governments, and Fortune 500s optimize public policies and investments in driving trade and e-commerce worldwide; founder of TradeUp Capital Fund, a platform for globalizing small to medium-sized enterprises; and founder of Business for eTrade Development, a global coalition of leading companies driving e-commerce development. She is the idea-woman behind such global initiatives as eTrade for All, a global multidonor initiative to accelerate the adoption of e-commerce worldwide; Alliance for eTrade Development, a public-private partnership among major digital companies and the U.S. Agency for International Development to fuel e-commerce development; and RTA Exchange, a new global forum on trade agreements sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank and International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development. She has authored over 100 articles and written 9 books, and she is now working on her 10th, Making Trade Great Again: How Disruptive Technologies Open Opportunity for All (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2018). She has provided commentary in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, BBC, CSPAN, CNN, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Politico, USA Today, Time, Economist Intelligence Unit, and U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Suominen holds a B.A. from the University of Arkansas, an M.A. from Boston University, an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Building a Demand Generation Program that Works with Marketing Automation
Creating a Process for Visual Storytelling.
Leveraging the Best Workflow Technology to Enhance Your Content Marketing
Email Marketing: 10 Things You Are Not Doing (and it’s killing you!)
Dec 2013 - Present: CEO at TemPlaza
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013: CEO at Sunland ,. JSC
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012: CTO at Elite JSC
Sep 2008 - Dec 2011: CIO at YOS ,. JSC
Sep 2006 - Sep 2008: Web Developer at Joomlord
Consultant, publisher, and advisor in eCommerce and multichannel retail. Ian co-founded and is Editor in Chief of InternetRetailing, providing insight and research for Europe’s retailers and multichannel retailers – www.internetretailing.net.
To underpin the analysis Ian co-founded RetailX, researching performance in multichannel retail, brands, and vendors. In 2015 we launched the UK Top500 ranking of retailers (IRUK) and in 2016 the first performance-based ranking of European’s retailers (IREU) – www.internetretailing.net/iruk and www.internetretailing.net/ireu.
Ian’s retail clients include Selfridges, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Asda, Couturelab, Waitrose, De Bijenkorf, Kering, Disney, IKEA, Walgreens Boots Alliance and VF Corporation (Timberland, The North Face, Vans etc). Previously Ian was Group eCommerce Director at Littlewoods Shop Direct and Head of Online Operations at the BBC. Ian founded the European eCommerce Forum, is an Advisor to eCommerce Europe and authored the UK’s first MSc in Internet Retailing.”
Ian’s skills encompass technology (Chartered IT Professional, Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society), marketing, commerce and finance (Chartered Accountant) and business-wide innovation.
Brian McBride is Ex-Chairman ASOS.com, Former CEO of Amazon.co.uk, the leading on-line fashion retailer, and WiggleCRC, the on-line cycling retailer. He is also Senior Non Executive Director at AO.com, Senior Adviser to Lazard’s Global Financial Advisory business, Senior Adviser with Scottish Equity Partners.
He is a member of the UK Government’s Digital Advisory Board, which steers the digital delivery of Government services to citizens.
He was CEO of Amazon.co.uk from 2006 to 2011 having led it through its high growth period. He began his career with Xerox and subsequently worked in Senior roles at IBM, Dell Computers and as Managing Director of T-Mobile (UK).
He has been a Non Executive Director of Celtic Football Club PLC, SThree PLC, and Computacenter PLC and has served as a Non Executive Director on the Board of the BBC and the Advisory Board of Huawei UK.
PARTICIPANT PROFILE – Participants of this highly selective program are typically CEOs, board members or VP’s of large retail, e-commerce or brand organizations
ALUMNI STATUS – On leaving EICOM Executive Program, you become a full member of the EICOM alumni community – As part of the alumni community, you benefit from lifelong networking and professional development opportunities, including regional events, official delegations and exclusive invitations for private courses.
29th September – 5th October 2019