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Gearing up for Demandware XChange and Magento Imagine Commerce 2015

Here in New England, the sun is finally shining, the snow mountains are finally melting, and yet we can’t wait to jet cross country for the next duo of commerce conferences. In April, our commerce team will be attending two major industry events, the 2015 Demandware XChange Conference (April 13-15) and the Magento Imagine Commerce 2015 Conference (April 20-22) -- both held in warm, sunny Las Vegas. We’ll be armed with two of our commerce pros -- Ray Grady and Kelly O’Neill -- at each event, who will be ready to talk commerce -- Acquia Commerce, Demandware, Magento, and how we can all work together to create outstanding digital commerce experiences.

Commerce is already booming, but getting some of the brightest commerce minds together in one place is what leads to even greater innovation, ideas, and improvements. We’re excited to see what ideas -- big and small -- come out of these events. Here’s a bit about each, and why we’re thrilled to be a part of the action!

Why XChange?
First and foremost, we’re one of Demandware’s professional LINK solution partners, so we like to be involved with them whenever we can. The XChange conference brings together industry thought leaders and retailers on the cutting edge of commerce, which is precisely the audience we’re hoping to connect with. Together we’ll get to experience two and a half days of presentations, workshops, strategic conversations, networking events, and opportunities for collaboration. Ray Grady (Senior Vice President, Commerce), Kelly O’Neill (Senior Director, Commerce), and John Dolce (Solutions Architect) will all be on hand at this event -- please stop by for a chat!

Why Imagine?
Now in it’s 5th year, the Magento Imagine Commerce conference brings together more than 2,400 businesses and individuals from more than 40 countries to discuss the state of the commerce. So the real question is, how could we not be there? Ray Grady and Kelly O’Neill will be at booth # 31 at the Magento Imagine Commerce 2015 Conference, and they look forward to meeting you!

About our commerce pros
Ray Grady has an extensive background in ecommerce. He was a member of the Executive Management team and helped to start the Acquity Group, and during his tenure there developed a go-to-market strategy and sales organization that resulted in a CAGR of more than 40 percent. Prior to Acuity Group, Ray was a VP and Principal at marchFIRST.

Kelly O’Neill has an expertise in the world of commerce, with a strong background in commerce technology and systems from her years spent at Oracle and ATG. She has her finger on the pulse of news across the commerce industry, understands the technical backend of commerce systems, and is an incredible asset to our commerce team.

John Dolce is a Solutions Architect focused on the Acquia Commerce product. He brings over fifteen years of experience to the job, delivering knowledge driven technology solutions, with a specialization in Enterprise Content Management and Mobile Development. He delivers on all phases of the software development lifecycle including writing proposals, defining architectures, leading development efforts, and introducing new solutions.

We see both of these conferences as a fantastic opportunity to meet with folks in the industry, build some new relationships, and exchange ideas to help the world of commerce grow. If you are a current or potential Demandware or Magento customer, we look forward to discussing your business needs, and how Acquia can help you achieve them!

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