In 2012, B2C ecommerce sales grew 21.1% to top US$1 trillion for the first time, according to new global estimates by eMarketer.
This year, sales will grow 18.3% to US$1.298 trillion worldwide, eMarketer estimates, as Asia-Pacific surpasses North America to become the world’s No. 1 market for B2C ecommerce sales. Growing Internet penetration particularly on mobile platforms as well as developments in payment gateways, legal frameworks and delivery systems have created an eco system that is poised to finally deliver the full potential of e-commerce.  
 
The SLASSCOM CXO briefing with Leapset Senior Vice President of Product and Operations Jim O’ Connor will examine the future outlook for e commerce.
Jim O’Connor is the Senior Vice President of Product and Operations at Leapset and has over 12 years of Internet Product Management experience. He is responsible for all new product design as well as customer service and client operations at Leapset. Jim has extensive experience in financial services and ecommerce and was vice president of product at Monvia LLC prior to joining Leapset. He was also Director Product Management at Yahoo! and led the Yahoo! Finance product team and contributed to their rapid growth over a period of seven years. He was also an Associate at Rothschild; a financial advisory firm that operates in over 40 countries and worked as an Analyst at Chase Manhattan. Jim is an alumnus from Georgetown University in Washington DC and holds a BSc in Science, Technology and International Affairs.

The panel discussion will feature Leapset SVP Product and Operations Jim O’ Connor, Zone 24/7 CEO Llavan Fernando, WSO2 CTO Paul Freemantle, Kapruka CEO Dulith Herath, Moderator Ridgecrest CEO Sanath Fernando and Google South East Asia Emerging Market Development Jana Levene.
The event will take place on 16 May from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Dialog Future World Auditorium at Excel World Entertainment Park. Registrations can be forwarded to  corpoffice@slasscom.lk or call 94 117 884460 for details.