We’re less than 2 months away from B2B Next 2019 (Sept 30 – Oct 2 at the Hilton Chicago), the marquee B2B ecommerce event of the year! To bring you up to speed on our great lineup, we’d like to highlight a few speakers and sessions that we’re going to feature prominently at the event.

Join Andy Hoar, CEO of Paradigm B2B and Co-founder of B2B Next, along with several special guests for a taste of the actionable insights and practical advice you’ll receive at B2B Next 2019. During this 60-minute webinar you’ll hear from leading thinkers about new research and cutting edge best practices that top performers are using to stay one step ahead in the B2B space.

Sponsored by: 

IBM Magento eComchain



Andy Hoar, CEO of Paradigm B2B

Andy Hoar is one of the world’s leading authorities on B2B eCommerce business and strategy. He’s written about, and consulted extensively with, distributors and manufacturers at Fortune 100 and leading mid-market B2B companies around the world that are digitizing their direct and indirect selling initiatives. Until recently, Andy was a vice president and principal analyst at a global business and advisory services firm where he authored the definitive work on B2B eCommerce. Andy has been quoted in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Internet Retailer, Bloomberg, and CNBC. He is a summa cum laude graduate in economics from the University of Dayton and holds advanced degrees from Harvard University and Northwestern University.

Megan Burns, CEO, Experience Enterprises

An expert on customer-centricity and customer experience management, Megan Burns works with leaders to transform culture and operations, helping companies to thrive by making customer-centricity their new normal. With two decades of experience, she has had an inside view of how leading companies earn loyalty from the people they serve. While at Forrester Research, her work shaped the field of experience management and set the stage for transformation at Fortune 500 firms across the globe.

James Thomson, Partner, Buy Box Experts

A partner at Buy Box Experts, an agency supporting online brands, James Thomson has extensive experience in digital commerce. As the business head of Amazon Services, he was responsible for recruiting 100k new sellers to Amazon.com. He also has been a management consultant and banker. He is a frequent writer on the industry as well as speaker and guest lecturer in the media and at top business schools.

Mark Brohan, Director B2B Ecommerce Research, B2BecNews

Mark Brohan is director of B2B research for Vertical Web Media and author of its upcoming research report, “The Manufacturing 300.” Previously he was vice president of research for Internet Retailer and editor of Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide and related research publications. Prior to re-joining Internet Retailer in 2005, Mark was managing director of The Brohan Group, a full-service business publishing consulting company. He also held leadership positions in print and web product business development for Faulkner & Gray, a subsidiary of Thomson Corp., as web publisher and editorial director for DM Review magazine and its two web sites, and as founding editor of Faulkner & Gray technology magazines including Internet Retailer.


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