Session Information

Wednesday, May 18th, 10:00–10:40am

TRACK 4: Changing Consumer Preferences

Changing Consumer Needs Driving Ecommerce Innovation

Harish Abbott
Harish is CEO and Co-Founder of Symphony Commerce, enterprise-level commerce as a service for rapidly growing brands. With over 10 years of online commerce and entrepreneurship experience, Harish is passionate about democratizing solutions to complex commerce problems. His goal is to help create a world where everyone is free to follow their passions. Symphony provides commerce infrastructure as a managed service so brands can focus on what they love — products and customer relationships. Prior to Symphony, Harish was Chief Product Officer for Lulu.com, where he drove product development and revenues for the world's largest independent author marketplace. Harish founded Ugenie.com, a next generation ratings and review platform plus recommendation engine, which was ultimately acquired by Lulu.com. Before building Ugenie, Harish engineered the fulfillment and shopping cart systems at Amazon. At Amazon, Harish was also the lead product role for space and order fulfillment optimization, which included the first Harry Potter book release. Harish began his career architecting demand planning and supply chain planning for retail enterprises at i2 Technologies. He earned his Bachelor's degree at Indian Institute of Technology where he was a graduating Gold Medalist. Harish also holds a Masters degree in Operations Research from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and an MBA from Stanford University where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.