Frédéric de Gombert

Co-Founder & CEO, Akeneo

Fred de Gombert is the CEO and co-founder of Akeneo, a global leader in Product Experience Management (PXM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solutions for merchants and brands. Prior to founding Akeneo, Fred was the eCommerce director at Smile, the largest open source system integrator in Europe. He has become a proven expert in eCommerce and open source, working on eCommerce strategy with some of the largest retailers in the world including The North Face, Nestlé, Chantelle and Decathlon.

Breakout Sessions VI
Business Strategies
Best Practices and Tailored Strategies for Cross-Border Commerce
Are you ready to multiply your sales by going global? Expanding into new countries is one of the classic ways to grow any business, but cross-border commerce often seems harder and riskier than it actually is. Our panel of experts—John Glasgow, Director of Commerce Strategy, Adobe; Leendert van Delft, Vice President Global Sales Programs and Digital Marketing, DHL Express; Fred de Gombert, CEO and Co-Founder, Akeneo; and Mark Sieczkowski, Senior Product Manager, Vertex—will share the most important factors to consider if you’re going cross-border, including how customers want to see product information, pay, and receive products. You'll also learn how to ensure relevance with an international audience, comply with local tax regulations, and choose the right technologies to help grow your business internationally.