An Interview with Daniel Kerr, Owner, OpenCart
When I first hear “shopping cart” I tend to think about an add-on to an existing web site to handle online purchases. But that is not the case with OpenCart, which is a comprehensive eCommerce platform capable of handling large product catalogs. It is also open source and free software, so you can modify it to meet your specific needs. Although, the truth is, you made not have to make many changes to the code because there are over 14,000 extensions available to add all types of functionality to the base product.
An Interview with Amit Agarwal, Chief Product Officer, Datadog
For many of us, infrastructure and application performance monitoring is something of a mystery. Performance monitoring in today’s dynamic, large scale, virtual, and cloud environment sometimes seems like black magic. It is certainly at least very challenging to track so many moving parts. Datadog is trying to change all of that.
I had the opportunity for a long chat with Amit Agarwal who not only shared information on Datadog’s approach to performance monitoring, but also how he sees the future of cloud computing, devops, and performance monitoring.
An Interview with Joseph Shemesh, CEO, Celebros
At the end of the day, what online retailers care about is sales – and more sales. That is why it is best to focus optimization efforts on actual conversions, rather than other web site metrics such as page views, visitors, or even engagements. Celebros offer a modular solution of high-end technologies and tools – based on Natural Language Processing – to help eCommerce sites optimize and improve their conversion rates.
I chatted with Celebros CEO Joseph Shemesh about the benefits of their approach to conversion optimization. He also shared some interesting analysis and thoughts on how online purchasing is affected by the increasing use of mobile devices.
An Interview with Talia Wolf, Conversion Optimization Expert, Taliagw.com
Many people claim to be experts, but those are often just sell-proclaimed descriptions. Talia Wolf’s bio claims that she is a Conversion Optimization Expert – but that assertion is backed up by people in the industry. In 2015, she was rated in an annual survey as one of the top 25 most influential conversion rate optimization experts. Just the other day I noticed that she was also included in a 2016 list of top ecommerce experts. After speaking with Talia on the phone for a while, it became clear to me that those titles are well-deserved. She not only possesses great expertise, but she is able to clearly share her expertise and knowledge with others.
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