Dr. Rudi Aunkofer, Global Research Director IT, GfK Retail & Technology
Rudolf Aunkofer is Global Director IT at GfK Retail and Technology, the global leader in market tracking services for all kind of HighTech Markets. He is responsible for GfK's global Tracking Activities for Information Technology across the different geographies GfK is covering (WEU, CEE/CIS, APAC, MEA, Americas). Prior to joining GfK, Rudolf Aunkofer worked in sales management for Siemens Nixdorf Information Technology and in product management for AEG Household Appliances. He has about 20 years of experience within the HighTech industry. Rudolf Aunkofer is the author of many articles related to Information Technology and also lectures on this subject. He is author of the book entitled "Future Concept Multimedia". Rudolf Aunkofer received his Ph.D. in Management Science and teaches Management & Corporate Planning.
Ryan Mackey, Consultant
Ryan Mackey is a regular speaker and facilitator at DISTREE events. His involvement with DISTREE stems from over 10 years working with leading vendors, distributors and retailers across EMEA's technology channels. Ryan has studied at universities in both the US and Europe, and he holds an MBA in business strategy.
Venkat Reddy, COO & Co-Founder of Legacy International
Reddy manages the e-commerce platform DISTRICT366. With over 15 yrs of experience in IT and Retail he has managed key portfolios across Key Account management, Headed Customer Service, Sales Operation and Technology implementation – all of these managed strategically with focus on detail. The current mission is to make DISTRICT366 the most valued e-commerce portal of the ME region by offering exceptional service and value add to all stake holders that includes brands, distributors, channel partners and most importantly
customer experience at heart.