- Demandware (www.demandware.com), developer of a true on-demand e-commerce solution for retailers, announced today Demandware president and CEO Stephan Schambach will speak on "How to Succeed in e-Commerce Hosting If You Aren't eBay" at Tier1 Research's 2nd Annual Hosting Transformation Summit, September 19—20, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Hosting Summit brings together leaders in the hosting and Internet Infrastructure Services (IIS) industry to discuss a variety of topics which explore the opportunities and challenges of delivering a true services-oriented delivery model in the era of Web 2.0.


Who: Moderator Phil Shih, Vice President of Tier 1 Research - is joined by Stephan Schambach, President and CEO, Demandware; Jackie Fisher, Director of Product Management at Digital River; and Jim Collins, CEO of Affinity Internet
Where: The Mirage Hotel
3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
When: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 from 3:15 to 4:00 pm

Panelists will present a case study based on their experiences and discuss how hosting providers and similar structured service providers can succeed in e-commerce hosting. Additional questions to be answered by the panelists include:

  • What do hosters need in order to ensure success?
  • What kind of technologies are required?
  • What kind of marketing tools do customers need?
  • What do customers most need from their service provider?
  • What kinds of services are lacking within the industry?

Stephan Schambach, President and CEO, Demandware:
Demandware President and CEO, Stephan Schambach founded the company in 2004. Long an ecommerce visionary and pioneer, Schambach was among the first to recognize the sector as a major software market. He is the developer of a number of industry standards for the technology and also produced the first integrated ecommerce software package, enabling major global companies to streamline complex business processes. Prior to Demandware, Schambach was CEO at Intershop, an ecommerce company he founded in 1992, built to market leadership, brought public in 1998 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange's Neuer Market, and led to a successful NASDAQ listing in 2000. Earlier in his career, he studied physics at Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany, and was among the first to found a company in East Germany after the Berlin Wall came down.

For more information about the Hosting Transformation Summit please visit: http://www.hsvsummit.com

About Demandware, Inc.
Demandware provides an enterprise-class ecommerce platform, delivered as a service, which offers online retailers the merchandising control, flexibility, functionality and interoperability of a full ecommerce application suite with a pricing model aligned with results. With Demandware, merchants can deliver custom ecommerce solutions without buying software or operating expensive datacenters. Demandware was founded by a team with proven expertise from leading ecommerce software and infrastructure companies including ATG, Macromedia, Intershop and NaviSite. The company has strong backing from North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners. For more information about Demandware, visit www.demandware.com.