Magento Imagine 2012 Recap – Few thoughts from Asia
Written on 19 May 2012
Magento Imagine Conference in Las Vegas ended a couple of weeks ago, however, the positive effect created among the 1200+ participants seems to still remain (@MagentoImagine). More than 100 solution partners all over the world attended the conference. SmartOSC, being the only Vietnamese partner present this year, had the opportunity to experience this fun, inspiring and productive event.
Magento registered a high development during the past year. Acquired by Ebay in 2011, the Magento community now has over 800,000 members, 5600+ extensions made by 2,500 developers, and nearly 400 solution partners. Over 100,000 merchants rely on the platform.
During the three days, many topics of interest have been covered, from technology-focused sessions such as security, caching, deployment of Magento Enterprise, to business presentations such as “Web Merchandising”, “How to sell globally with Magento”.
It’s not so hard to notice that Asia is one of the growing markets for Magento, and while Australia has registered a high demand during the recent years, countries like China or Vietnam are showing up as very potential markets.
This year’s theme “What’s your Story” seems to be perfect, connecting merchants, developers, and agencies from all over the world.
So what’s our Story?
Since it’s inception in 2004, SmartOSC has positioned itself to become one of the leaders in the e-commerce service providers market. In late 2008, after implementing +100 ecommerce projects, we figured out we needed to focus on a serious platform. Magento was a perfect fit. Today, Magento is one of the most recommended and implemented platforms for our customers.
As of April 2012, with over 80 people, SmartOSC are proud to be one of the leading players within the Vietnamese markets, with more than 300 customers served, 400 projects completed and 200 extension licenses sold.
Finally, we would like to say “Thank you!” to all our old and new friends we met at the Conference. This is an amazing community, and the new business partnerships made during the conference is perhaps the most valuable thing we gained.