The second edition of Akeneo Partner Summit was last week, what happened?

We organized on November 29th and 30th our second edition of the Akeneo Partner Summit, this year in Nantes, to make our partners discover our beautiful city. A 2 day-event full of conferences, workshops, Q&A sessions, good times and of course, party!

Ziggy APS2016 Nantes' Castle

We started in Nantes’ Castle with the plenary to present an overview of the past year and its achievements, to introduce some new teams at Akeneo and last but not least to announce the upcoming release of Akeneo PIM 1.7 and our Cloud Offer! The afternoon was animated by our sponsors, Mirakl, Oro, and Shopware, presenting their solutions. The plenary ended with the first session of our Partners Awards, rewarding the Contribution of the Year, the Project of the Year, and the Partner of the Year. We then reached Akeneo’s Headquarters for the Royal Party sponsored by Priint. The second and last day was still in our office with different workshops and Q&A sessions.

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We gathered during this event more than 100 people, from 27 partners among 7 different countries. It was invigorating and so nice to have all our partners around. If you want to revive the event, have a look at #APS2016 on Twitter or check out our photos album!

Thank you to all of our partners and sponsors for being here with us and being part of this amazing journey, we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Roy Rubin, the former CEO and co-founder of Magento joins Akeneo as an Advisor

Roy Rubin

The Akeneo team is extremely proud to announce that Roy Rubin, co-founder and former CEO of Magento, the world leader in e-commerce platforms, is joining us as our dedicated board advisor.
After the opening of our office in Boston, we are really happy to prepare for further US developement with Roy Rubin’s knowledge and expertise in the field.

Frédéric de Gombert, our CEO, is proud of this recent addition to the team and predicts a healthy and valuable market ahead:
“It is an amazing opportunity to be able to receive the best advice from an e-commerce and open source expert such as Roy Rubin. Magento has always been a great inspiration for Akeneo. We are extremely proud to have the two founders on our team. It also confirms that product information management is becoming a key part of building a multi channel retail platform.”
Roy Rubin is also very excited to join the team: “Akeneo’s progress has been remarkable and I couldn’t be more excited to join the team as an advisor. The opportunity for an open source, enterprise class PIM solution is tremendous and Akeneo has delivered to the market an exceptional product to address the needs of businesses around the world.”

Having Roy Rubin on our side is great and we are really excited to benefit from the expertise of THE e-commerce and open source leader. He will be involved in the strategic decisions for Akeneo, specifically the company’s short-term goals which include further U.S development.

Please welcome aboard Ziggy, the multichannel Hydra

Ziggy the hydra

It took some time making that dream come true but it’s finally here; Akeneo is proud and happy to officially introduce our very own pet: Ziggy, the multichannel hydra!

You might already have seen this charming creature on our website, depicting a threatening multichannel monster facing Julia, our marketing heroin. Today, Julia tamed the hydra and turned it into a nice and friendly multichannel pet, easy to work with and not frightening anymore.

Falling in love with our tamed hydra and desperately looking for a way to adopt one?

Don’t worry, you will get a chance to get your own Ziggy in a variety of ways:

  • by visiting our booth during an event we are sponsoring (like Internet World, Magento Imagine, or IRCE)
  • by sharing with us your Akeneo PIM experience (drop us an email at itamedziggy@akeneo.com)
  • by contributing to the product (don’t know where to start? check out our contribution guide).

We can’t wait for our Ziggy to travel the world!