Global e-commerce platform Cafe24 successfully hosted its "Innovative Players in E-Commerce" developer seminar at The Conrad Hotel Seoul Grand Ballroom on Sept. 3. The event was attended by 300 developers looking to create new services for e-commerce sellers running online stores.
Developers operating through Cafe24 took the stage to share their success strategies and know-how. Sessions included Masterskin CEO Kim Bok-sung’s "Developing Apps that Capture Online Seller Attention"; Builton Head of Business Na In-geun’s "API in Data Application and Visualization"; and ZOYI Corp. CEO Choi Si-won’s "Developing Data-Optimized Customer Support AI."
Kim Bok-sung said, “E-commerce stores are in constant need of diversified services as market trends evolve. The start of a successful business is keeping seller needs in mind – this should always steer the direction of the service that is being developed.”
Na In-geun said, "The need for big data is rapidly spreading across various aspects of e-commerce. Launching big-data based services through the use of systematic API will attract more sellers."
Choi Si-won said, "Developers must focus on seller needs. Continued developer business growth is achievable when seller needs are regarded to be the ultimate goal and their feedback is constantly taken into account."
Cafe24 chief of EC business Choi Chang-kyu spoke on Cafe24's open API and App Store. Following, Cafe24 head of EC platform Hwang Il-seob shared his experience on successfully integrating large companies to Cafe24's platform using API.
Professor Cho Dae-gon of IT management at the KAIST College of Business shared insights on big data science through his session "Platform Business and Data Mining."
Cafe24 CTO Noh Dong-woo said, "Cafe24 will actively expand the e-commerce ecosystem in order to grow with developer partners on the platform." He said, "The key is to cooperate in settling new players onto the platform and turning new ideas into a variety of services – when achieved, success will follow."