As general manager of X.commerce, Matthew Mengerink leads the integrated open commerce platform group. In this role, Mengerink will ensure that eBay Inc. builds a strong, robust developer community across the eBay, PayPal and GSI technology platforms to amplify merchants’ businesses.
Mengerink is a ten-year veteran of eBay Inc., having held many positions at eBay businesses including Half.com, marketplace and PayPal. During his eight years at PayPal, he has led the PayPal architecture, infrastructure, payments development, core technologies, international development, site operations, customer quality and engineering services teams. Prior to joining PayPal, Mengerink was director of special projects at eBay and director of development for eBay-owned Half.com.
Before joining eBay, Mengerink held a variety of roles at search service, product catalog and review site DejaNews/Deja.com for six years until the company was split and acquired by eBay and Google in 2000.
Mengerink received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Tim has a history of convening conversations that reshape the industry. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on, and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. In 2009, with his “Gov 2.0 Summit,” he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the Federal, State, and local level, and around the world. He has now turned his attention to implications of the on-demand economy and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world. He is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also a founder and board member at Maker Media, which spun out of O’Reilly Media in 2012, and a board member at Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox.
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