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Breakout Session - Disrupted by DTC and E-commerce



Omair Tariq is an experienced executive in eCommerce, retail, and data science. He is currently COO ofthe largest Home Depot eCommerce subsidiary, Blinds.com. Omair joined Blinds.com as employee #36 in 2010, where he helped them scale rapidly, raise strategic capital, and ultimately exit to The Home Depot in 2014. He has also served Blinds.com as CFO and Head of BI & Data Science.

In addition to his current role at Blinds.com, Omair also sits on the Board of Advisors for small to mid-size companies in the retail and technology space. He is passionate about the use of machine learning and AI in solving complex business problems. Omair has also built and exited a startup in the women’s retail space, is an active mentor with Capital Factory and Ion/Station Houston, and is an opportunistic angel investor.

Omair received his MBA from Rice University and BA in Applied Mathematics and Physics fromUniversity of Cambridge.

Bryan DeLuca is a consummate entrepreneur. He’s the Vice President of Marketing and Consumer Engagement at Bioworld, the leading licensed pop-culture apparel and accessories manufacturer, where he oversees a suite of ecommerce brands. He’s also the former CEO and proud papa of Foot Cardigan, the world’s leading sock subscription company. He’s been on Shark Tank, featured in Forbes, nominated for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and grows a wicked beard. Bryan’s background is in digital marketing and brand building, and is a Belmont University alum (although he claims OU during football season).

Jay B Sauceda is CEO of the eCommerce 3PL known as Sauceda Industries. Founded in Austin, Texas to support his brand, Texas Humor, it now services 50+ merchants such as Howler Brothers, William Murray Golf, Pepper Bras, and the Shopify Fulfillment Network.

Jay B was born in La Porte, Texas and moved to Austin in 2003. He uses his background in commercial advertising to consult and partner with eCommerce brands who give a damn about their customer experience.

He believes there are no beans in chili, porch beers cure most issues, and that Bob Wills is still the king.