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Linn Academy 2017 | Agenda Announced

After months of planning, the Linn Academy team are thrilled to finally share the full Linn Academy 2017 agenda with you. This year’s event is jam-packed with talks from some of the industry's biggest names and brands, as well as some invaluable eCommerce workshops and 1-to-1 technical sessions with Linnworks experts.

The Full Agenda


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Speaker Profiles

John Lawson, eCommerce Influencer, ColderICE Media 

John Lawson 400.pngJohn is the Amazon #1 best-selling author, IBM eCommerce Futurist and eBay Influencer. He is regarded as a Platinum eCommerce Powerseller, having generated millions though online selling. He is also is the CEO at ColderICE Media, a Cognitive College adjunct professor and is further celebrated as one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in America. 


Richard Goss, Commericial Director, Rinkit

Richard 400.jpgRichard started Rinkit with one motto in mind, great products at great prices with a great service. Built on this mantra, Richard has taken Rinkit from a conservatory in Horsham to a multimillion international enterprise. With the customer always in mind, Richard has lead initiatives to increase automation, accuracy and efficiency to constantly improve Rinkit's offering.


Callum Campbell, Head of Strategy, Linnworks 

Callum.pngCallum is Head of Strategy at Linn Systems. With an engineering background, he is a natural innovator and is passionate about seeing teams and businesses realise their full potential. Prior to joining Linn Systems Callum founded the data company, Autonative. He is a keen surfer and loves to travel in search of perfect waves.


James Wilson, Head of Business Development, Amazon Seller Services 

James Wilson 400.jpgJames is responsible for new growth initiatives for Amazon’s Marketplace in the UK. This includes Amazon Business, a B2B marketplace that was launched in April 2017. James has worked at Amazon for the last 4 years in the Marketplace business. Prior to Amazon, James spent 10 years at Bain & Company where he worked with leading retailers and other enterprises to develop and deliver their growth strategies.


Fedor Dzjuba, CEO & System Architect, Linnworks 

Fedor 500.pngSince founding Linn Systems back in 2008, Fedor has driven the company and its flagship product, Linnworks, towards being the most technologically advanced system of its kind. This technical edge is one of the crucial factors behind Linnworks being the success it is today.



Norah Coelho, General Manager, PayPal UK Business Financing Solutions

Norah 400.pngNorah Coelho is a Director at PayPal, and GM for PayPal’s UK Business Financing Solutions division, which includes the company’s PayPal Working Capital business, offering financing to small and medium-sized businesses. Prior to PayPal, Norah worked for American Express in the Small Business Services division in London, and was responsible for global product & portfolio management. 


Brian McBride, Chairman of ASOS and Wiggle Ltd Former Managing Director of Amazon UK

Brian McBride 400.jpgBrian McBride has extensive eCommerce experience and is currently the Chairman at both ASOS, the leading online fashion retailer, as well as online cycling retailer, Wiggle. Between 2006 and 2011, Brian held the position of CEO at, where he was responsible for leading the company through its high-growth period.


Chris Dawson, Editor, Tamebay 

Chris Dawson 255.jpgPrior to founding Tamebay back in 2006, Chris was a full-time eBay seller for over eight years, making his living by trading on the platform. Today, Chris is co-editor of Tamebay and works on the site full time, writing and attending numerous eCommerce events throughout the year. He also undertakes consulting assignments for companies wishing to fast-track their eBay sales and is a regular speaker at various industry events.



Kit Glover, Director of Seller EU Experience, eBay 

Kit Glover picture.jpgKit Glover is Director of EU Seller Experience at eBay, responsible for delivering the overall value proposition and product experience for business sellers across Europe. Previously heading up Professional Selling & Cross Border Trade at eBay UK, Kit and his team focus on supporting and partnering with businesses on the eBay platform, helping them to grow and expand into new markets.

Neil Cotty, CEO, GFS

Neil Cotty 255.jpgAs the CEO of GFS, and a technologist at heart, Neil has driven the innovation of GFS’ products since 2001. Neil has worked with hundreds of eCommerce businesses, and led the development of solutions that help retailers use delivery to their competitive advantage in an increasingly demanding market.



CJ Rosenbaum, US Lawyer,

CJ 400.jpgCJ is the founder of the only law firm that solely focuses on Amazon sellers. CJ's law firm established and maintains the largest free depository of information for Amazon sellers to avoid suspension and to recoup their selling privileges if their Amazon account is suspended:


Adrian Daniels, Digital Product Manager, eBusinessGuru 

Adrien Daniels 400.jpgIn just over a year, Adrian has played an instrumental role in accelerating the growth and usage of eBusiness Guru's repertoire of Linnworks Apps, which in turn have helped Linnworks users to sell more and save more.



Mark Aldous, Head of Implementation, Linnworks 

IMG_4152.pngAs Head of Implementation at Linn Systems, Mark is focused on helping each client get the most from the Linnworks system. Having worked at the company since January 2012, within the Implementation, Support and Development teams, Mark’s extensive knowledge means he is the expert on advising clients on the full implementation of Linnworks.


Chris Gates, Implementation Specialist, Linnworks

team-chris.pngChris has been at Linn Systems since November 2011, and has worked in the technical support department as second line support, before moving to the implementation team. As an Implementation Specialist, Chris now provides comprehensive training sessions to our customers, as well as full system set up and on-site visits.


Peter Allsop, Senior Developer, Linnworks

team-peter.pngPete is a Senior Developer at Linn Systems, and having worked at the company since January 2011, he has played a core role in helping to develop Linnworks into the industry leading solution it is today. Pete has worked on a number of key projects for Linnworks including external channel integrations for the Linnworks Application Store, as well as an Endicia label server.

Monika Ratniece, Business Development Executive, Linnworks 

team-monika-2- - Copy.pngMonika’s role as Business Development Executive at Linnworks means she not only has considerable knowledge of the Linnworks system, but that she is also able to relate to the needs of each and every potential customer, educating them on how best to use Linnworks for their business.


Nikita Barford, Extensbility Project Lead, Linnworks

team-nik-2.pngHaving worked for Linnworks for over five years, Nik has extensive knowledge of the system. In his role as Extensibility Project Lead, he is now responsible for the Linnworks Application Store, and any system bespoke customisations developed by Linn Systems.



What do you think?

We would love to know your thoughts on the Linn Academy agenda, so why not tweet us at our brand new Linn Academy account @Linnacademy, or alternatively get involved in the conversation by using #LinnAcademy17.

Still not got your ticket?

If you've still not secured your ticket for Linn Academy 2017, there is still a limited number of tickets available. Simply book them directly from our Linn Academy site - For only £50(+VAT) per person, you can attend all of these amazing talks, while also benefiting from: 

  • 1-to-1 sessions with the Linn Academy Tech Support team
  • Face-to-face time with some of the biggest companies in eCommerce
  • Free on-site parking, breakfast, lunch, and closing drinks
  • The return of the exclusive free Linn Academy hoodie 

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