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Retail Nirvana:Providing a Unique and Individualized Web Experience in Real Time

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Providing a unique and customized web experience to every visitor is one of the primary goals of every major retailer. The reasons for this are clear: it creates user loyalty, and greatly enhances conversions. A variety of challenges to providing this personalized experience however, have prevented this from happening. Until now, there has not been an effective enterprise class solution that can provide the real-time capability of understanding the customer and providing the content and multi-channel context that provides for a unique experience that feels tailored to the customer.

Based on experiences at companies like Walmart and eBay, Tushar Montaño and Seth Kutty of VentureSoft Global ( will describe the people and process challenges that must be overcome and along with Brian Bulkowski (, founder & CTO of Aerospike, will discuss new architectures that can be deployed to build these real-time capabilities.

6:00 PM - Tasty appetizers and drinks served.
7:00 PM - Presentations begin promptly. Please be on time.

Tushar Montaño (, Principal at VentureSoft Global is a successful entrepreneur with over 24 years experience building new businesses, managing software products and services and building high performance teams. A pioneer in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems, he co-founded Santa Fe Interactive (SFI), an early influential technology company in the CRM space. He has led Big Data and Marketing Analytics initiatives for companies like, eBay, Sybase and PeopleSoft where he created very large end-to-end implementations of BI and Analytics programs to provide insight into customer behavior, conversion, and profitability. These insights guided marketing budgets and investments for maximum impact on the business and customer satisfaction.

Seth Kutty (, VP Professional Services at VentureSoft Global was most recently the Director of IT at Tesla Motors and before that the program architect for Finance Field Sales at VMware. He brings a rare combination of management consulting expertise and hands-on technical depth. His extensive experience designing and prototyping score-carding / business intelligence solutions gives him a unique ability to see all aspects of a complex project implementation, anticipating issues such as scalability, usability and supportability. His project credits include: Shutterfly, VMware, Intuit, Novartis, Sutter Winery, Fremont Bank, Electronics for Imaging, Rackable Systems, Trimble, FoxHollow, Elm Resources, First Allied, Marcus and Millichap, Vinyl Interactive, Ghirardelli, Trinet, CRC Health Group, Symyx, IDT and Silicon Image.

About VentureSoft Global
VentureSoft Global ( is a recognized leader and trusted partner to Global 1000 businesses. They provide customers immediate and sustained value in Big Data, Analytics, Information Technology strategy and execution, Business Process Optimization and knowledge transfer.

About Aerospike
Aerospike ( delivers a flash-optimized, in-memory, NoSQL database for real-time big data driven applications. The database of choice in online advertising and omni-channel marketing, Aerospike is the user store for Internet-scale platforms such as AppNexus, Bluekai, eXelate, The Trade Desk and [x+1]. These applications understand consumer context across web, mobile, search and social channels and respond instantly with the most relevant personalized ads, offers, coupons and recommendations. Aerospike simplifies scaling while processing terabytes of data and billions of transactions per day by delivering 10x better performance with 10x fewer servers and zero downtime. Aerospike is headquartered in Silicon Valley; investors include Alsop Louie, Draper Associates and NEA.