Working at DCKAP means several things. One of them is that you are part of the Magento community. The second thing is getting the opportunity to travel and meet with people who are passionate about Magento.

We had the wonderful opportunity to experience Magento Live Australia 2015 on Nov 18th and 19th in the beautiful and vibrant city of Sydney.

 

First Day

Nov 18th was a historical day in the annals of Magento. Magento 2, the new digital commerce platform was launched.

We were proud to be there during the launch. Magento 2 empowers brands, retailers, and businesses across B2C and B2B industries. With the new digital commerce platform, we hope Magento will consolidate its leadership position in the open source eCommerce space.

 

Magento also has Retail Commerce and Order Management in its product lineup. Retail Commerce allows managing orders and inventory distribution centers, stores, drop ship partners, and more.

Order Management is a Magento Point-of-Service that allows store associates to pick orders, print receipts and labels, and facilitate orders for in-store pickup.These products when combined with Magento 2 make for a powerful combination.

Merchants who had  gone live on Magento 2 were announced to an enthralled audience.

The first major Breakout session of the conference was the presentation on ‘Post Launch Success: Building the Right Team and Processes’  by Karthik Chidambaram, Founder & CEO, DCKAP and Bart Jensen, VP of Client Services & Consulting, DCKAP.

Through case studies, Karthik and Bart shared their experience and successes on team building, communication and processes that lead to excellence in delivery.  The presentation was well received by the fully packed audience.

There were other interesting sessions throughout the day.

The first day ended with a celebration and networking party in Café Del Mar (Cockle Bay Wharf).

Second Day

The second day of the conference started with Pitchfest.  The participants were given 90 seconds to present an elevator pitch about the company’s product/technology.

The first company to pitch their product (Productimize) was DCKAP.  Anees, the presenter, put forth the purpose, usability, benefits and the uniqueness of Productimize to an eager audience in an impactful way.

The second day saw many more engaging sessions for the solution providers, technology partners and merchants.

Magento 2 trained solution partners were also announced.

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Mark Lavelle, CEO,  thanked all for making MagentoLive Australia 2015 a grand success.The day ended with a session by Paul, VP of Product Development. He took the audience through the triumphs and challenges in Magento 2 development and how it will change the rules of the game in eCommerce space.

Networking

The best part of the conference, like any other Magento conference, was the opportunity to network. It was a great to connect with merchants, Magento experts and other solution/technology vendors. Without a doubt, MLAU 2015 provided a great platform to interact with the community.

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Takeaways

The participants were excited about the launch of Magento 2. There were discussions about migrating existing customers to the latest platform, training programs for Magento 2, the ‘extension’ eco system, the new Magento connect, the next major release, and more.

Magento 2, Retail Management and Order Management made the Magento community look forward to exciting days ahead.

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