eTail Canada 2018

May 15-May 17, 2018

Hyatt Regency Toronto, ON


Our Speakers

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Rochelle Ezekiel
Rochelle Ezekiel
VP, Marketing
Hudson’s Bay Company
Brendan Toupin
Director, Retail e-Commerce
Best Buy Canada
Colin Picard
Director, HR (eCommerce)
Best Buy Canada
Daryl Porter
Daryl Porter
VP, Omni Channel
Walmart Canada
Sam Galanis
Head of Retail, Canada
Facebook Canada
Chris Tarrant
VP, Store Development & Design
Starbucks Canada
Nicole Tapscott
GM, Canada
Anne Donohoe
Mountain Equipment Co-Op
Peter van Stolk
CEO & Managing Director
Peter Housley
Peter Housley
Emir Ozdemir
Director, Digital Analyrics
Rogers Communications
Duncan Blair
Director, Marketing
Gregoire Baret
GM, Omnichannel Experience
ALDO Group
Deborah Neff
VP, Marketing Canada
Tom Maryniarczyk
Director, Analytics & Optimization
Walmart Canada
Erin McKeever
Erin McKeever
Senior Engagement Strategist & Creative Lead
Andrew Go
Director, eCommerce
Home Depot Canada
Brendan Witcher
Brendan Witcher
Principal Analyst, Digital Business Strategy
Forrester Research
Catherine Laporte
Head of Marketing & eCommerce
Di Gallo
Di Gallo
Director, Social Media
Indigo Books & Music
Johnny Basto
Johnny Basto
Director, Email Marketing
Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Johnny has been in the digital, CRM and email marketing space for over 10 years. He currently heads all email marketing initiatives for Indigo Books & Music Inc., which also includes the Chapters and Coles bookstore banners. Prior to Indigo, Johnny worked for Dell managing their consumer segment email program for over 4 years reporting into both the North American CRM group and separately to the marketing unit.

Email marketing is something Johnny is very passionate about because of its unique ability to help enrich a customer’s lifecycle for brands through meaningful and impactful communications. Email can drive acquisition, retain valued customers, increase brand loyalty, promote cross-category shopping, leverage real-time action-based behaviors and much more.  He believes to deliver meaningful communications, integration of the right technology, data & marketing platforms are needed.

Julian Gleizer
Co-Founder & CEO
Tanbir Grover
Tanbir Grover
Senior Director, eCommerce
Lowe’s Canada
Tara Conway
Tara Conway
VP, eCommerce
The Source
Carly Steinberg
Director, Marketing
Johnny Russo
Johnny Russo
AVP, Digital Marketing and eCommerce
Jaylone Lee
Jaylone Lee
Head of Marketing & eCommerce
Bestseller Wholesale Canada Inc.

Jaylone has worked in the Canadian fashion apparel industry for over a dozen years, focusing exclusively on E-commerce since 2007.

She has held key roles in launching  and re-platforming E-commerce businesses, as well as in driving E-commerce success through storefront management and online marketing. 

A veteran of 10 E-commerce launches, she is currently leading the implementation of E-commerce in North America for BESTSELLER, a Danish apparel company with a wide portfolio of  fashion brands, including JACK & JONES, VERO MODA, ONLY, SELECTED, JUNAROSE, and Y.A.S. 

Scott D'Cunha
VP, Marketing, Communications & eCommerce
Karen Rennie
Head of Digital Marketing
Staples Canada
Manny Kohli
President & CEO
Matt & Nat Inc.
Justine Barber
Poppy Barley
Jackson Lau
Suzanne Siemens
Co-Founder & CEO
Kristy Wieber
Kristy Wieber
Co-Founder and President
Rent Frock Repeat

Kristy started her career in retail with leading cosmetics brands in the U.S. and Canada, including Clinique, Prescriptives, Stila, and Philosophy for over fifteen years. Throughout her experience in the cosmetics industry, as both a makeup artist and manager, Kristy oversaw event planning, inventory control, sales strategies, team building and training.  Relocating to Canada in 2003, Kristy shifted gears and worked in executive recruiting for a few years, but went back to sales and eventually became a VP of Marketing where she oversaw SEO, SEM, PPC, direct mail and email campaigns, lead generation, conversion, user experience and account management.  With this wide range of experience and skills she was ready to start something that would bring together her talents and be part of the sharing economy at the same time.  Along with her business partner, Rent frock Repeat came to life, allowing women all across Canada to RENT a new designer dress for a fraction of the retail cost.  Becoming an entrepreneur to a collaborative consumption business that disrupts the retail norm has taught Kristy countless new skills and lessons and gives her a chance to make an impact on women, the environment and the retail landscape. 

Victoria Lee
Director, eCommerce
Roots Canada Ltd.
Andrea Nickel
Director, Brand & Content
Chef's Plate
Toshi Okumura
Director, Marketing
Richard Sejean
Director of eCommerce
Browns Shoes
Kim Nguyen
Sr. Director, eCommerce Trading - Joe Fresh
Loblaw Digital
Prashant Ramesh
Director, E-Commerce
Adidas Group
John Panighel
John Panighel
CRM & Digital Marketing Manager
Adidas Group

John works for adidas Canada Limited where he is the CRM & Digital Marketing Manager, responsible for all digital marketing activities for adidas and Reebok across Canada.  Prior to joining adidas, John worked for a number of retailers including Canadian Tire Corporation, Grand & Toy, and The Home Depot, gaining 9 years of experience in eCommerce, digital marketing and merchandising, and brand management for both B2C and B2B business lines.

Eleanor Lynch
Director, Stores Operations
LIDS Corp.
Georgia Genovezos
Head of eCommerce
Richard Betanzos
Richard Betanzos
Director, eCommerce & Digital Marketing
Bentley Leathers Inc.
Krista Kerth
Director, Marketing
Jaclyn Cummings
Director, Marketing
Nicole Dalton
Director, Marketing
Marianna Zidaric
Global Director, eCommerce
Spin Master
Tony Trew
Director, Marketing & eCommerce
Paul Meister
Product Manager
Tim Barnes
Director, Commercial & Retail
Calgary International Airport
Krishna Patel
Krishna Patel
Senior Conference Producer
eTail Canada

Krishna has held four of the following five jobs (one is something she decided at age 7 was the ultimate dream job): wildlife rescuer, Renaissance Fair wench, comic book store clerk, lawyer, and National Geographic photographer.  Which one is the fake, and why did she choose working on eTail Canada above all else?  Feel free to reach out and ask – that, and any other questions you may have!