Agenda for Mobility LIVE! 2014

Mobility LIVE! is an action-packed one and half day event that features exciting presentations from global leaders in the mobile space. Please note that color-coded tracks correspond to the schedule of events below.

 

General sessions are marked in orange.


Speakers will be covering a range of topics, including:

 

The Internet of Things

Discover how to reinvent mobility through cognitive devices that can communicate with us and with each other. Machine learning and natural language understanding will drive the invention of everything from weareables to connected cars. Learn how IoT can expand your business.

Events take place in the Rich Theater at the Woodruff Arts Center.

Humanizing Mobility/ Mobility LIFE

Customer expectations are higher than ever—but how do you create a genuinely connected mobile experience? Big brands and innovation labs are opening APIs and crowdsourcing technology to create new ways to interact. Learn how to make it real by bridging the digital and physical divide—and how to handle the thorny issues that arise with such a high degree of openness.

Events take place in the Hill Auditorium at the Woodruff Arts Center.

Social Hacking

Hacking is a fantastic thing, especially when it is used on problem solving. Social hacking brings experts together to solve problems and create technologies for social good. Cities, non-profits, and brands alike can tap into the positive power of social hacking to deconstruct anything and use the knowledge to create better ideas and solutions.

Events take place at Opera.

Technology & Business Evolution

Mobility is changing the way we consume media & entertainment and the concept of retail. Network technology companies and device makers are struggling to keep pace with this high degree of consumption. Universities are focused on supplying the next generation of mobility professionals. Learn how these leading industries are evolving within the mobile ecosystem.

Events take place in the Altitude Room and Great Room A at the W Hotel.

Over the Horizon

Think beyond what you know today—think bigger! Gain insights on emerging key global trends and disruptive opportunities in mobility that are growing to be major market forces. Learn from the perspectives of top executives, entrepreneurs, and investors that focus on the future of mobility. Topics include experiential learning, business transformations, and the new revenue models of the future.

Events take place in the Industry Room and Great Room B at the W Hotel.

 

The schedule is frequently being updated as new speakers and presentations are added. Check back regularly so you don’t miss out on this action-packed lineup of events.

 

TimeTuesday, September 23, 2014 - Programs
12:00 - 1:30

Registration

Woodruff Arts Center

Registration at Woodruff Arts Center

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1:30 - 2:30

Joint Keynote in conjunction with Mobile 360 - Creating the Smart City

Live at W Hotel (invite only)
streamed to Rich Theater & Hill Auditorium

Cities are in the process of re-invention and the pace is fast.  Through a re-imagination of infrastructure and an extensive use of communication, information and technology, a smart city can transform the lives of it citizens and provide far reaching benefits to all aspects of society.

While the advantages are clear, achieving the creation of a smart city is much more complex, as are the opportunities for the different players in this space.  During this keynote, high-level speakers will discuss their different paths towards the creation of the smart city. 

Speakers

ULF EWALDSSON

ULF EWALDSSON
Senior Vice President, Group CTO and Head of Group Function Technology at Ericsson

Ulf Ewaldsson was appointed to his current position at Ericsson on February 1, 2012. Previously, he was Head of Product Area Radio at Ericsson’s Business Unit Networks. In this position, which he held from January 2007 until February 2012, he was instrumental in helping to create some of the products that reflect Ericsson’s technology leadership, such as HSPA and LTE in the radio-access network, the multi-standard RBS 6000 and the antenna-integrated radio unit.

JOSH ROBIN

JOSH ROBIN
Vice President of Strategy and Development, North America at Masabi

Josh is Masabi’s Vice President for Strategy and Development – North America. In this role, he is responsible for working with U.S. transit agencies to deploy Masabi’s mobile ticketing and agile fare collection systems. Prior to joining Masabi, Josh was the Director of Innovation for the MBTA in Boston. While at the MBTA, he led a number of digital communications efforts including the launch of the United States’ first mobile ticketing for commuter rail, implementation of countdown signs on the T’s heavy rail lines and the release of real-time bus information.

RALPH DE LA VEGA

RALPH DE LA VEGA
President and CEO at AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions

Ralph de la Vega was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of the newly created AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions (MBS) organization in August 2014, underscoring the company’s focus on delivering integrated solutions to customers that are first and foremost mobile, and also secure, reliable, ultra-fast and effortless.  He has overall responsibility for the company’s wireless and business services operations, which serve more than 110 million mobile consumers and more than 3.5 million business customers in 100 countries globally, including all of the world’s Fortune 1000 companies.

In his previous role, Mr. de la Vega was President & CEO of AT&T Mobility, a position he held since 2007.  Under his leadership, AT&T Mobility became one of the world’s leading smartphone and mobile Internet providers and expanded into new growth areas such as connected cars, and home security and automation.

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3:00 - 5:30

Defining What Consumers Want from Connected Brands

Hill Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center

What’s the difference between the technology we want and how companies expect us to use what they create?  Someone has to build it, and hope that we use it.   

How should companies or brands create a mobile experience or journey?  Or, do users define it for them? 

This session explores how leading companies learn by putting consumer pathways in place, then observing how we respond.  The first half of the program will explore real-life consumer experiences and leading-edge landmarks, while the second half will challenge the brands to respond and answer questions during a fireside chat.  

Session Moderator

EDWARD O'MEARA

EDWARD O'MEARA
SVP of Data & Insights, Mobile & Consumer Engagement at Wunderman

A consumer behavior junkie for 25 years, Edward O’Meara has worked across the leading-edge technologies in advertising, media, telecom, cable entertainment, retail and wholesale services. He served the GSM Association as Global Marketing Director, and was a VP of Marketing at JDA Software.  Edward was a senior partner at four different WPP Group agencies, guiding clients such as Microsoft, IBM, Lotus, Telefonica, AT&T and The Coca-Cola Company. Later, he co-founded MediaHound, Inc., a media analytics software company, realizing not all start-ups achieve their intended valuation. Edwards is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Northwestern University. 

Speakers

CHRIS DANCY

CHRIS DANCY
“Most Connected Human on Earth” and Chief Digital Officer at Healthways, Inc.

As a Data Exhaust Cartographer, Chris utilizes 300-700 sensors, devices, applications and services to track, analyze and optimize his existence. This enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity and quality of life. Chris's name and avatar are synonymous with the future of work, edutainment and his quantified life (existence). He travels extensively and speaks on these topics and more, and has been featured on Fox News, NPR, BBC, TechCrunch, Businessweek, Wired, Bloomberg TV and The Guardian as the “Most connected human on Earth.”

MARA DAVIS

MARA DAVIS
TV and Radio Personality at

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis has entertained us as a well-known voice on Atlanta's airwaves, first on Z-93, then on Dave FM and now on WABE with Steve Goss.  Mara also appears on Atlanta Eats, PeachtreeTV and CBS Atlanta, and is also a frequent event MC.  She is an avid user of technology, FlyWheel fanatic and can often be found hosting cooking demos at the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival and other venues.

CRAIG LOVIN

CRAIG LOVIN
Creative Director at World of Coca-Cola

As Creative Director, Craig is responsible for developing and producing all of the visitor content at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. After opening the World of Coca-Cola in May 2007, Craig moved to Beijing for a year where he managed the design and development of Coca-Cola’s Showcasing Center for the 2008 Olympic Games. Craig obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a Master of Communications degree from Georgia State University. He has been with The Coca-Cola Company for 12 years.

BILL KEEN

BILL KEEN
Global Director of Mobile Solutions at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Bill Keen is Global Director of Mobile Solutions at InterContinental Hotels Group (LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG [ADRs]), the world's largest and most global hotel company. In his role, Bill is responsible for mobile product strategy which generated more than $600M in gross revenues during 2013; up from $2M in 2009.  Before focusing solely on mobile solutions, he concurrently held responsibility for all branded web products that contributed more than $3 billion annually to IHG.

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3:00 - 4:00

Connected Car

Rich Theater, Woodruff Arts Center

Today's car buyers expect their cars to have the same options as their smartphonesand tablets. The connected car service is expected to grow exponentially as customers demand integration of more and more mobile devices and applications. Come here from our panel of automotive and technology experts shaping current innovations and designing the future of the connected car space.

Session Moderator

GLENN LURIE

GLENN LURIE
President & CEO at AT&T Mobility

Glenn Lurie is President and CEO of AT&T Mobility. Mr. Lurie started his career in the early days of the wireless industry at McCaw Cellular and over the next two decades helped usher in the smartphone era and took a leading role in bringing wireless connectivity to tablets, cars and consumer electronics. He built AT&T Digital Life, the company’s home automation and security business as well as building and operating a host of other businesses.

Speakers

WAYNE PURBOO

WAYNE PURBOO
CEO at Quick Play Media

As the CEO and co-founder of QuickPlay Media, Wayne Purboo drives the development and execution of QuickPlay’s strategy. Under his guidance, QuickPlay has developed award-winning technologies and forged critical partnerships with leading content providers, video service providers, handset manufacturers and mobile service operators. Wayne is an active board member of Virgin Unite, GlassBOX, Artscape, Cellwand and the Toronto International Film Festival. He has also been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40.

FILIP BRABEC

FILIP BRABEC
Director of Product Management at Audi of America

Filip Brabec is Director, Product Management for Audi of America, responsible for product definition and configuration of current models as well as setting the lineup of future U.S. vehicles in concert with AUDI AG.

CHRIS PENROSE

CHRIS PENROSE
Senior Vice President of Emerging Devices at AT&T Mobility

Chris Penrose is Senior Vice President of AT&T’s Emerging Devices Organization.  He leads a team that is responsible for connecting AT&T’s wireless network to devices in the automotive, tracking, mHealth and consumer electronics industries.

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Mobile for a Good Cause

Opera Theater

Ever since Haiti, movile giving has become a key focus for non-profit organizations for both disaster relief as well as fundraising. Jim Manis will speak to today's social, mobile consumer and the impact that mobile has on charitable acts.

Session Moderator

JIM MANIS

JIM MANIS
Founder & CEO at BBB Mobile Giving Foundation

Jim has more than 25 years of experience in developing international markets for technology-based companies. He was responsible for the first use of mobile giving in response to relief efforts for the Asian tsunami and Katrina as SVP of m-Qube, Inc. Jim founded the Mobile Giving Foundation in 2007 with the support of other leaders from the wireless and nonprofit communities to pioneer the use of the mobile channel for charitable giving. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.

Speakers

STAN KUBIS

STAN KUBIS
Chief Information Officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Stan Kubis serves as the CIO for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He is responsible for IT strategy and developing sponsor partnerships to improve organizational capability and services provided to Clubs and youth.

BGCA is the largest network of facility-based youth development organizations with 1,100 affiliates operating more than 4,000 Clubs and serving nearly 4 million children and teens through membership and community outreach.  Club programs help young people achieve academic success and healthy lifestyles, develop good character and engage in citizenship and public service.

ASHOK VANTIPALLI

ASHOK VANTIPALLI
Vice President of Systems Development & Management at American Cancer Society

Ashok Vantipalli is currently Vice President of Systems Development & Management for the American Cancer Society, a voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Ashok’s team is responsible for technology strategy and transformation to support Society’s consolidation/merger from 12 divisions to 1; developing innovative mobile, social and CRM solutions to increase revenue and mission outreach; and supporting the Society’s global systems & operations. Prior to joining ACS, Ashok spent more than 15 years in technology and management consulting serving Financial Services, Media and Healthcare clients.

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Key Considerations for Mobile at Work

Altitude Room, W Hotel

Key Considerations for Mobile at Work

Session Moderator

KEVIN KILEY

KEVIN KILEY
Director of Enterprise Sale at AirWatch by VMware

Kevin Kiley is the director of enterprise solutions at AirWatch by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider. In this role, Kevin leads the U.S. and Canadian Enterprise Sales team, supporting the diverse needs of AirWatch’s largest clients. Prior to joining AirWatch, Kevin spent almost ten years with Vector Networks, a U.K. based IT asset and service management technology provider. He held a variety of roles throughout their operations in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Speakers

RHAND WILLIAMS

RHAND WILLIAMS
Finance Vice President at Gentiva

Rhand Williams is vice president at Gentiva, the largest home health and hospice care company in America. He is currently responsible for all strategic sourcing functions, and actively manages operating expenses worth $252M including medical supplies, durable medical equipment, IT software and telecommunications. His responsibilities since joining Gentiva include budgets/forecast, SEC reporting and  integration/synergy savings from multiple acquisitions.

JEFFREY DEASON

JEFFREY DEASON
Senior Manager of Mobile & Desktop Solutions at Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Father of three with 18 years of IT experience, Jeffrey has spent the past 3 years focused on standing up a Mobile Center of Excellence for internal mobile applications at Chick-fil-A.  The mobility role is evolving into an innovation role, with attention on exploring emerging technologies and to prototype ways to incorporate them into Chick-fil-A’s business.

MARK CANUP

MARK CANUP
Manager of End-User Technology at Southern Company

Mark Canup is the manager of end-user technology at Southern Company, with responsibility for PCs, printers and mobile devices used across Southern Company’s subsidiaries. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and a 20-year veteran of Southern Company and IT.

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Business Transformed

Industry Room, W Hotel

For many companies, mobility has become an enabler for business. Come discuss with leaders in retail, healthcare, finance and more how the likes of digital currency, augmented reality and mobile enablement are transforming the way their businesses earn and opperate.

Session Moderator

BRETT COOPER

BRETT COOPER
CEO and Partner at BlueFletch Mobile

Brett Cooper is the CEO & co-founder of BlueFletch Mobile. Since 2008, Brett has helped grow BlueFletch to a multi-million dollar boutique consulting firm with a team of 25 employees. Serving companies from startups to large enterprises, BlueFlecth helps to build innovative Mobile Solutions for real-world business problems. Brett has a Computer Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and MBA from Emory University. Prior to BlueFletch, Brett co-founded Less Meeting and managed teams at Accenture and Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Speakers

MATT JONES

MATT JONES
General Manager of Mobile at Home Depot

Matt Jones, General Manager of Mobile for The Home Depot, oversees mobile products core to the company’s interconnected retail strategy including mobile website & native apps for iOS/Android. Prior to joining THD in 2011, Jones was VP, Mobile Strategy and Operations at Gannett/USA TODAY where he managed the company mobile program. Jones received a Bachelor of Arts from Hartwick College, and is active in several industry associations including The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and CTIA-The Wireless Association.

JASPAL SAGOO

JASPAL SAGOO
Chief Technology Officer at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

As Chief Technology Officer of the Nation’s premier Public Health Agency, Jaspal Sagoo is responsible for and leads the development of Information Technology standards, best practices and strategic guidance in support of CDC’s business and scientific mission priorities.

Since 2004, Jaspal has served as the CDC Chief Technology Officer, playing a significant role in the development of CDC IT Tactical and Strategic IT Policy. In addition to his role as CTO, Jaspal co-chairs the HHS Cloud Computing Advisory Council (CCAC), the CDC & HHS High-Performance Computing (HPC) committees and the Innovation and New Technologies Subcommittee (INTS).

MARGARET MARTIN

MARGARET MARTIN
Founder and CEO at Merlin Mobility, Inc.

Margaret Martin is founder and CEO of Merlin Mobility, Inc., the leading Enterprise Augmented Reality Platform. Margaret has more than 20 years of experience leading educational and media technology companies to success in the Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Portland, Oregon and Atlanta markets. Merlin’s awards include Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition, TAG’s Top Ten Innovative Tech Companies, The People’s Choice Award for the Coolest Technology and The Association of Telecom Professionals Innovation Award.

ANTHONY GALLIPPI

ANTHONY GALLIPPI
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at BitPay

Anthony Gallippi co-founded BitPay in 2011 after recognizing that businesses could not accept bitcoin payments. He served as CEO until May 2014 when he became Executive Chairman. In addition to the day-to-day operations including sales, marketing and customer service, he is responsible for BitPay’s external affairs. Anthony is dedicated to building partnerships and business relationships, liaising with investors, expanding BitPay’s international presence and ensuring BitPay is contributing to the bitcoin ecosystem.

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4:30 - 5:30

Hack-back Invitational Finalist Presentations & Voting

Opera Theater

Hack-back Invitational Finalist Presentations & Voting

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How Will Mobile Affect Gaming, Entertainment and Media in the Short Term?

Altitude Room, W Hotel

How digital/mobile technologies and their adoption are changing the way people consumer media and entertainment

Session Moderator

MARCI TROUTMAN

MARCI TROUTMAN
Founder and Chief Executive officer at SiteMinis Incorporated

Marci Troutman is the founder and chief executive officer of SiteMinis Incorporated, a mobile software solution for companies that realize the growth and need for a robust high functioning mobile web presence to reach their customers. Marci is the visionary and drives the company's strategic direction, positioning it for future growth and expansion.  She is hands-on and lends her direct knowledge and input on all client projects, offering strategic mobile marketing and branding insights.

Speakers

PAUL JENKINS

PAUL JENKINS
Chief Creative Dude at The Fiction Farm, LLC.

Paul Jenkins has been creating, writing and building franchises for more than 20 years in the graphic novel, film and video game industries. Over the last two decades Paul has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of hundreds of world-renowned, recognizable entertainment icons  -from his employment with the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the age of 22 to his preeminent status as an IP creator.

ANDREW GREENBERG

ANDREW GREENBERG
President at Georgia Game Developers Association

Andrew Greenberg, lead developer on the upcoming Fading Suns: Noble Armada game, is  president of the Georgia Game Developers Association and organizer of the Southeast Interactive Entertainment and Games Expo (SIEGE). His computer game credits include Dracula Unleashed, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, Emperor of the Fading Suns, Warhammer 40K: Final Liberation, Merchant Prince II, Mall Tycoon, Dungeon Crawlers, Dungeon Lords, The Virtual World of Kaneva, Railroad Tycoon Mobile and the Global Agenda MMO.

ASANTE BRADFORD

ASANTE BRADFORD
Project Manager for Digital Entertainment and Media at Georgia Department of Economic Development

Asante Bradford is Project Manager for Digital Entertainment and Media for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the sales and marketing arm of the State of Georgia. Asante helps promote the growth of the digital media industry as well as identify initiatives that will help grow businesses for the state of Georgia in interactive entertainment. He also helps educate potential prospects and provides clients with information regarding the Georgia Entertainment Industry Incentives Act.

JOHN HASHIMOTO

JOHN HASHIMOTO
Senior Director of Product Management at CNN Digital

John Hashimoto is an innovative, versatile broadcast and digital media veteran who has won numerous awards as a journalist, producer and product director. His unique experience includes stints at large broadcast companies including CBS and CNN, publishing giants such as Time and The Christian Science Monitor, and two Internet start-ups. John is currently at CNN Digital in Atlanta where he leads a global team for CNN’s industry-leading digital properties.

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Experiential Education: Mobile Empowered Learning & Training in the Future

Industry Room, W Hotel

For younger students, professionals and lifelong learners, HOW we learn is continually changing. Come and interact with experts who are forging these new paths on how the future of learning will be even more mobilized than today.

Session Moderator

HAMISH CALDWELL

HAMISH CALDWELL
Managing Director at Growth Impact Solutions

In his current position, Hamish provides advisory services focused on helping businesses and organizations to innovate, redirect and execute their business model, go-to-market strategies, and product, sales or marketing plans.  In his 25+ year career, Hamish has held leadership roles in marketing, product management and technical development including positions at AT&T/Cingular Wireless/BellSouth and a variety of startup and entrepreneurial companies.

Speakers

NELSON BAKER

NELSON BAKER
Dean of Professional Education at Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Baker leads the Global Learning Center, Georgia Tech-Savannah and the Language Institute. His award-winning work includes projects such as multilingual web-based intelligent simulations for problem solving and a variety of technology-based assessments and virtual reality interfaces for education. His numerous leadership roles include currently serving as the President of the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education and serving on the USG Distance Education Task Force.

ANGELO BIASI

ANGELO BIASI
Founder & CEO at MassiveU

Angelo Biasi is Founder & CEO of MassiveU, a mobile-first social learning company that serves K – Career students with college and career readiness technologies. As founder of two direct marketing agencies, he has more than 15 years of experience working with higher education institutions. Biasi is a Mobile Marketing/Learning domain expert and an NYU Adjunct, where he created the first course of its kind taught online and over mobile phones. Angelo has an MBA from the University of Connecticut and is a regular contributor to educational, trade and mobile marketing media and events.

LOTTE RENAULT

LOTTE RENAULT
Senior Advisor For Research and Learning at CareUSA

Lotte Renault is a Senior Research and Learning Advisor at CARE USA’s education team. She provides technical oversight to a large portfolio of research projects in 10 countries, analyzing ‘what works’ for improving learning outcomes, preventing dropout and developing leadership skills among marginalized children, with a particular focus on girls’ achievement. Her experience includes leading education and youth empowerment projects in Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, as well as research in neuroscience. She holds a PhD in sciences.

ROBERT SCHUKAI

ROBERT SCHUKAI
Head of Advanced Product Innovation at Thomson Reuters

Robert Schukai oversees the development and execution of the mobile growth strategy of Thomson Reuters. He also serves as an ambassador to NYC and the East Coast for the UKTI initiative. Previously, Robert was the VP of Wireless/Broadband Technologies for Turner Broadcasting System, as well as spent 18 years working for Motorola as director of global 3G strategy and business development. In 2014, Robert was named a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to British trade and investment.

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5:30 - 8:30

Reception, Hackathon Winners & Mobility Star Awards

Opera Theater

Reception, Hackathon Winners & Mobility Star Awards

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TimeWednesday, September 24, 2014 - Programs
7:30 - 8:30

Registration & Breakfast

Galleria, Woodruff Arts Center

Registration & Breakfast

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8:30 - 10:15

Day 2 Welcome & Fireside Chat with Sponsors

Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center

Speakers

TOM DALY

TOM DALY
Group Director of Global Connections at The Coca-Cola Company

Recognized in 2009 by OMMA as an Online Marketing “All Star”, Tom Daly has been a member of The Coca-Cola Company’s Global Connections team since joining the company in 2005. At Coca-Cola, he leads the company’s corporate efforts for mobile, search and iAgency management. Tom’s contributed to many of the company’s highest profile programs such as the 2012 London Olympic Games, which was recently honored with a Mobile Bronze Lion from Cannes. Active in industry trade groups such MMA (past Global Vice-chair) and MEF (global board), Tom works to advocate responsible and informed use of technology as a business and brand building capability. Tom lives in Atlanta with his wife and four children who have endured his extensive international traveling.

JOSH WADDELL

JOSH WADDELL
Vice President of Mobile Solution Management & Innovation at SAP

Josh Waddell is Vice President of Solution Management and Innovation for SAP’s mobile applications and platforms.  In this global role, he leads the widely-acclaimed Mobile Innovation Center, working with SAP customers, partners and prospects to test and prove new mobile innovations in the market, and then implement these in standard SAP mobile solutions.  Josh and his team work across SAP’s worldwide technology and mobile solution portfolio, helping SAP customers and partners to become better-run mobile enterprises.

Prior to joining SAP, Josh worked for several mobile start-ups where he led an impressive series of successful product launches, acquisitions and integrations.

MICHAEL ZETO

MICHAEL ZETO
Director of Corporate Development and M&A at AT&T Mobility

Michael Zeto is currently a director of corporate development and M&A in the mobility strategy group at AT&T Mobility. He works directly with officers and executives of AT&T and affiliates. Typically directing acquisition teams on potential transactions of $25 million to $500 million, Michael provides subject matter expertise on larger transactions. Michael also co-chairs the Mobile Atlanta Initiative for the Metro Atlanta Chamber as co-chair of the Mobility Task Force.

DOUG WEBSTER

DOUG WEBSTER
Vice President of Service Provider Marketing at Cisco Systems

Doug is the VP of Service Provider (SP) Marketing for Cisco Systems.  He is responsible for overall marketing strategy, thought leadership, messaging, launch and content for Cisco’s SP products and solutions.

Before joining Cisco, Doug was Director of Communications at WheelGroup Corporation, a network security startup acquired by Cisco in 1998.

Doug graduated from Yale with a degree in economics and served four years as an officer in the US Air Force.  He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, two sons and daughter.

RHONDA CRAWFORD

RHONDA CRAWFORD
Vice President of eCommerce at Delta Air Lines

Rhonda Crawford is Vice President of eCommerce for Delta Air Lines. She is responsible for leading the development of digital platforms across the airline worldwide through web, mobile, kiosk, in-flight entertainment and emerging channels.

Rhonda has more than 25 years of corporate experience, including digital strategy and operations, social media and corporate communications, as well as brand and reputation management and integrated marketing.

Prior to joining Delta in 2014, she began her career at USAA, where she held numerous roles. Over the course of her tenure she led employee, member and public communications, and, more recently, Digital Strategy and Operations. During her career, she pioneered the production and launch of USAA podcasts, streaming video on usaa.com, both online and mobile versions of the company’s annual report, and USAA’s first-ever prime-time TV commercials in 2008 (during America United in Support of our Troops).

Rhonda holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Trinity University and a master’s degree in Communications Management from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Business and Newhouse School of Communication. 

DAVID CHRISTOPHER

DAVID CHRISTOPHER
Chief Marketing Officer at AT&T Mobility

David leads product strategy, marketing and execution across AT&T’s portfolio of branded wireless communications services and devices. He also oversees the AT&T developer program and its more than 25,000 members in determining and delivering the tools and training developers need to build innovative applications. Previously, David served as chief marketing officer for the company’s Mobility and Consumer Markets. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

CHRIS MCCLELLEN

CHRIS MCCLELLEN
Digital Technology Officer at The Weather Channel

Chris is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science.  He has worked in the mobile industry for both carriers and application providers for over 15 years building highly scalable consumer facing applications and systems.  Currently, Chris works for The Weather Channel overseeing the technology group that develops TWC’s mobile applications and websites as well as the scalable services that power them.

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10:30 - 11:30

Cognitive Internet of Things : Making Devices Intelligent

Rich Theater, Woodruff Arts Center

We humans are beginning to expect cognition in Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Imagine a system where hospitals can not only monitor & regulate pacemakers long distance, but also interact using natural language and proactively get contextual insights all while the system learns over time based on interactions. Topics covered in this session include knowledge representation, ingestion, NLP, machine learning, pyschographic user modeling and deep learning techniques as relevant to Cognitive IoT

Speakers

SWAMI CHANDRASEKARAN

SWAMI CHANDRASEKARAN
Executive Architect, CTO Office at IBM Watson Innovations

Swami sets & drives the technical agenda, works with clients & partners on building IBM Watson based cognitive, analytics & big data solutions. He also drives the technical strategy around customization of Watson for industry specific solutions. He was previously chief architect for IBM Software - Business Solutions and has also worked for KPMG, BearingPoint & Ericsson. He holds a Masters in Electrical Engg from UT Arlington and authored several books & publications in areas of NLP, data science, BPM, & SOA.

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The Mechanics of Humanizing Mobility: Here's How You Do It

Hill Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center

Big bet investments to mid-size companies. How do they create the environment to spawn innovation? From AT&T opening innovations centers to big brand hackathons, hear more about these two different approaches.  We'll discuss opening big brand APIs, foundries and innovation labs, exposing technology stacks and crowdsourcing technology.

Too many companies in Atlanta are beholden to internal, blind technology teams. How are some companies opening their eyes to new ways of bringing innovation? 

Session Moderator

PHIL HENDRIX

PHIL HENDRIX
Director at immr and Research Analyst at Gigaom

Dr. Phil Hendrix is the founder of immr, an analyst with Gigaom and advisor to startups. Focusing on product-market fit and customer engagement, Phil works with companies in technology (mobile, location, analytics), m-commerce, CPG, health insurance and other categories. Before founding immr, Phil was a partner with DiamondCluster (now PwC strategy group) and a principal with Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). He was previously on the marketing faculty at Emory University and the University of Michigan.

Speakers

ED PIMENTEL

ED PIMENTEL
Founder of MobileMonday Atlanta and CEO at AgileCO.net

Ed is an accomplished senior executive , serial entrepreneur and investor with a successful track record of developing and delivering private label, innovative sustaining competitive advantage for TelCOs, CableCOs, Large Enterprises, Accelerators and StartUps by leveraging advanced technologies. He has held senior positions with MediaOne, TimesWarner, Cisco Systems and co-founded BroadRiver.

SIG MOSLEY

SIG MOSLEY
Managing Partner at Mosley Ventures

Sig Mosley is the Managing Partner of Mosley Ventures.  Since 1990, Sig has been the most prolific Southeast investor with 127 startups and 84 liquidity events. He is also Vice Chairman of Imlay Investments and currently serves on the board of directors of 16 private companies and has received numerous career achievement awards including the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame.

JACQUI CHEW

JACQUI CHEW
CEO at iFusion Marketing

Jacqui is CEO of iFusion Marketing, innovation news site Beyond MVP and licensee of TEDxPeachtree, the largest TEDx event in Georgia. She has been active in the startup and technology community for 15 years and has participated as judge, mentor and participant in a variety of hackathons. Jacqui serves as a mentor at Four Athens and the Atlanta Tech Village.

CARLTON HILL

CARLTON HILL
VP Device Operations and Developer Services at AT&T Foundry

Carlton Hill has spent the last twenty–five years in a variety of strategic planning and product development positions in the wireless industry.  Currently Ms. Hill oversees the AT&T Developer Program, an award winning application developer support organization with more than fifty thousand members, and is responsible for Consumer Marketing interests in the AT&T Foundry.

MARK EVANS

MARK EVANS
Co-founder and Managing Partner at BrandGarage

Mark has more than 15 years of experience in market research and producing global tech events in Silicon Valley and internationally, during which time he has been deeply involved in the Silicon Valley startup community and innovation culture. His experience spans consumer goods, retail, pharma, aerospace and many areas of tech.

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Mobile Application Development Experts Panel

Opera Theater

Modern mobile application development requires navigating complex decisions between native/hybrid/native+hybrid and at the same time delivering optimal user experiences. This expert panel will sound off on pressing issues around development choices for 2014 and beyond with practical enterprise, consumer, and education client examples.  Also explored will be post release management of mobile application life cycles with considerations for updating, monitoring and monetizing applications.

Session Moderator

RUPEN PATEL

RUPEN PATEL
CTO at Mercurium

Rupen Patel is CTO and Managing Director at Mercurium, and provides CTO and development services for SaaS companies in marketing automation, eCommerce, health and gaming.  He has helped leading brands including Cox, Oracle, Vitrue and several startups.  Prior to founding Mercurium, Rupen was CTO of eMag Solutions where he built petabyte scale big data platforms.  He led development of several key platforms at Turner brands including CNN.com, SI.com, Money.com and NBA.com.  Rupen is an alumni of Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt along with masters work from Stanford.

Speakers

PRATIK PATEL

PRATIK PATEL
CTO at TripLingo

Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta-based TripLingo. He wrote the first book on 'enterprise Java' in 1996 titled "Java Database Programming with JDBC." Pratik now hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, etc. He has built applications in the retail, health care, financial services and telecom sectors. Pratik has worked in places such as New York, London and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta.

BLAKE BYRNES

BLAKE BYRNES
CTO at BlueFletch

As the co-founder and CTO of BlueFletch, Blake has a strong background in web solutions architecture, project management and development of client-side and back-end systems. Blake has extensive experience in mobile development as a solution architect for a patent pending Mobile Application Framework that deployed to more than 300,000 mobile devices nationwide. For the past decade, Blake has used his problem solving skills to turn simple ideas into full scale applications for a variety of top companies in the southeast.

ANDREW LUNDE

ANDREW LUNDE
Senior Developer Mobile Innovation Center at SAP

After 27 years of working in interactive media, Andrew had cut short his recent 14 year stint as an independent developer to join SAP's most exciting mobile group. His extensive experience in back-end integration and constrained environment programming makes him an excellent resource for the challenges of SAP’s Mobile Platform as well as hybrid and native mobile development.

JAKE JORAANSTAD

JAKE JORAANSTAD
CEO at Myriad Mobile

Jake Joraanstad is the co-founder and CEO of Myriad Mobile, a mobile technology company headquartered in Fargo, ND. Myriad develops mobile & web apps to meet the business challenges of big enterprises, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Recognized recently as one of Prairie Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Jake is passionate about helping others succeed in business. He co-founded Emerging Prairie and is also heavily involved in Fargo’s entrepreneurial community.

NICK HUNTER

NICK HUNTER
Director at pureIntegration

Nick Hunter leads technical service delivery for several major accounts at pureIntegration.  He specializes in cross-platform architecture and strategy helping clients achieve success with their mobile initiatives.  Nick has more than 16 years of experience leading development, test and operations organizations and creating innovative solutions for complex challenges. He is passionate about creating scalable enterprise solutions that lead to measurable business results for clients.

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Prove It: Mobile Media Drives Measurable Actions

Great Room A, W Hotel

Measurement is hot right now. Advertisers know consumers are viewing their content on mobile devices, but how are they tracking the downstream conversion activity?

Session Moderator

ALIA LAMBORGHINI

ALIA LAMBORGHINI
Vice President of Sales at Millennial Media

Alia Lamborghini leads Millennial Media’s South and Central Regions, where she is responsible for mobile strategy and business development for clients such as Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and The Home Depot. Alia joined Millennial in January 2010 after spending eight years as a sales executive with Advertising.com and AOL. She is active in the mobile marketing community is the current chair of the Mobile Marketing group within AIMA, a founding member of Digital Divas Atlanta and one of Mobile Marketer’s “Women to Watch” in 2013.   Alia grew up in the Boston area, has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Maryland, and resides in sunny Atlanta with her husband Andrew and her sons Harrison and Teddy.

Speakers

CHRIS BIGDA

CHRIS BIGDA
Connections Planner at The Coca-Cola Company

As Connections Planner at The Coca-Cola Company, Chris Bigda is responsible for leading the development of traditional, interactive, social, and mobile marketing for brand Coca-Cola.  He is also a member of Coca-Cola’s Mobile Center of Excellence and Social Marketing Council.   With over 15 years of experience in marketing and advertising, he has a proven record of driving sales and brand preference by developing innovative strategies grounded in consumer behavior backed by measurement and data.  Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Mr. Bigda was the director of multichannel marketing at The Home Depot.

SANARR MCLAUGHLIN

SANARR MCLAUGHLIN
Manager of Interactive Marketing at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Sanarr McLaughlin has 10 years of Digital Marketing experience across multiple channels, including email, direct mail, search, display and affiliate. She has worked within entertainment, retail and travel verticals to drive brand awareness and revenue for local companies like PatchWerk Recording Studios and national companies including Rooms To Go, The Home Depot, and currently, one of the world's leading hotel companies, InterContinental Hotels Group. Her passion and dedication for delivering innovative campaigns and fostering strong partnerships has earned her three marketing awards: the AMA Best Digital Advertising Campaign in 2010, the AiMA Most Effective Integrated/Cross Channel Marketing Campaign in 2011 and Commission Junction's Advertiser of the Year in 2012.

LISA CANTRELL

LISA CANTRELL
Directorof Digital Strategy and Activation at Turner Broadcasting

Lisa Cantrell is the Director of Digital Strategy and Activation at Turner Broadcasting where she oversees the digital planning for TNT, TBS, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Turner Sports.  Prior to joining Turner, she worked at Moxie Interactive where she managed digital campaigns for clients in the Telecom, Beauty and Consumer Electronics categories.  Lisa graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in business administration.

ERIN ARNETT

ERIN ARNETT
Tech/Telco Account Director at Yahoo

Erin Arnett is an Account Director at Yahoo on the Tech/Telco vertical and leads the partnership with Verizon Communications. Her areas of expertise include native, display, search, video and mobile advertising solutions (programmatic and direct models). Prior to joining Yahoo, Erin was the Director of Sales at Meebo, a consumer Internet Company that was acquired by Google in June 2012. Erin has spent the last 14 years of her career in direct sales & management at premium publishers such as Yahoo, AOL, Cox, Excite @ Home and The Wall Street Journal Online building large-scale, cross platform digital marketing campaigns for leading brands.

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Autonomous Cities: The Fully Connected Community Lifestyle

Great Room B, W Hotel

We are quickly approaching the autonomous and fully connected city.

Session Moderator

ROGER MAHLER

ROGER MAHLER
Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Foundry

Roger Mahler has more than 25 years of management and development experience in industries including banking, transportation, inventory, medical and software services.  Since 2001 Roger has been with AT&T/Cingular in roles ranging from strategic planning/standards, digital home, and video and converged services. Roger is now a member of the AT&T Foundry focusing on mobility, digital home and connected car. He holds a BS in computer science from the University of North Florida and an MBA from Kennesaw State University.

Speakers

HANS UTZ

HANS UTZ
Deputy Chief Operating Officer at City of Atlanta

Hans Utz is the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the City of Atlanta and supports the Mayor in assembling the city’s $1.8B budget and managing 12 operating departments, including the Police, Fire, Public Works and Watershed departments. Hans wears many hats on a day-to-day basis, from developing legislation that supports key policy initiatives, to engaging with constituents and communities to ensure their needs are met, to driving efficiency and scale throughout city operations.  

ANGELA RUSSELL-REKIKA

ANGELA RUSSELL-REKIKA
Global Solution Executive and Telco Alliance Leader at Smart Cities

Angela Russell-Rekika manages IBM solutions for Telco including Cloud, Internet of Things, Enterprise Mobility and industry applications.  She also creates alliances with carriers to sell and deliver innovative Smarter Cities/Smarter Planet solutions. A 24-year telecommunications veteran, Angela joined IBM in 2007.  She holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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12:00 - 1:00

How Do You Make Money with the Internet of Things?

Rich Theater, Woodruff Arts Center

This session is designed to help outline plans for monetizing your IoT/M2M application, product or service offering. The panel will discuss how important implementing a successful IoT/M2M Sales and Marketing plan is. In addition, many critical elements to mass market adoption will be discussed including distribution, support, training, market education and partnership plans. The speakers with also provide their expertise on the challenges of launching money making consumer or industrial IoT/M2M products.

Session Moderator

STEVE BRUMER

STEVE BRUMER
Partner at 151 Advisors

Steve is a Partner at 151 Advisors, a strategic consulting/advisory firm focused on working with tech companies on strategic initiatives. With more than 25 years of experience in the wireless/mobile industry, Steve is a dynamic entrepreneur with deep expertise in sales, marketing and channel development. His expertise aids great wireless products and services in finding the right sales, marketing and investment areas to guarantee success.

Speakers

FRED YENTZ

FRED YENTZ
President & CEO at ILS Technology

Fred joined ILS Technology as SVP & COO bringing more than 20 years industry experience. Prior, he served as VP/GM of RadiSys Corporation, a leading provider of embedded solutions for the telecommunications, enterprise data, medical equipment and the industrial automation marketplaces. Fred worked for IBM in various positions with responsibility for Engineering, New Business Development and Management. Fred is named as an inventor on two U.S. patents and has received IBM’s First Level Plateau Invention Achievement Award.

JEFF SMITH

JEFF SMITH
CTO at Numerex

Dr. Smith worked as a scientist for Motorola, The Robotics Institute and the Superconducting Super Collider. He has developed sensor & control systems for the FBI, CIA, DOD, DOE, NASA and USPS. Dr. Smith co-founded and served as President and CEO of OnRamp Technologies, acquired by Verio; founded SensorLogic, purchased by Gemalt; and co-founded Via, Vericenter, Vaultnet, Advanced Home Automation and Ublip, acquired in 2008 by Numerex, a leader in the M2M industry. Dr. Smith is currently Chief Innovation & Technology Officer of Numerex.

MICHAEL CURRY

MICHAEL CURRY
Vice President of Websphere Product Management at IBM

Michael Curry is VP of Product Management for IBM Application & Integration Middleware. With 20 years of experience in the software and systems integration industries, his career has focused on defining software product strategy and implementing large-scale systems within Fortune 500 companies. Michael is a prominent public speaker in Internet of Things, Data, Analytics, and API technologies, and a frequent contributor to industry articles and publications.

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Making it Real: How Companies are Truly Bridging the Digital and Physical

Hill Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center

Mobile apps and a web presence no longer suffice. Brands must connect their online and offline worlds. 

To remain relevant, companies must stop thinking of mobile as a silo. We will hear from industry leaders that have evolved their strategies from mobile only to omni-channel. Our panelists will give you insights into how they created an integrated experience across their physical and digital presence

Session Moderator

DAN ISRAEL

DAN ISRAEL
Senior Director of Client Engagement at Razorfish

As part of the Atlanta Razorfish leadership team, Dan works across strategy, business development and account planning to help existing and potential clients create killer customer experiences. Razorfish bridges the physical and digital worlds to create seamless customer experiences between online and offline, and on smartphones, tablets, desktops, kiosks and PCs.

Speakers

CHRIS HUFF

CHRIS HUFF
VP Mobile & Consumer App Development at The Weather Channel

Chris Huff is Vice President of Mobile and Consumer App Development at The Weather Channel.  The Weather Channel is the world’s leading cross-platform media company and the top Mobile content destination with over 100 Million downloads and over 40 Million unique visitors across all mobile properties.  The TWC app is the #2 all time downloaded iPad and #7 all time downloaded iPhone app in the Apple App Store.  Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Chris worked at The Home Depot for 12 years where he led numerous development teams including International, SAP software development, Enterprise SOA, and more recently Online and Mobile Application Development. 

RYAN CARVER

RYAN CARVER
Senior Vice President of Strategy at Hudson’s Bay Company, Lord & Taylor

Ryan’s natural fascination with the intersection of retail and technology has led to a career of inspiring and leading retailers to be on the forefront of the evolving "connected retail" environment. Ryan enjoys tackling changing consumer dynamics and defining how retail organizations can leverage technology to strengthen their competitive position. Most recently, Ryan is in charge of the core department store strategy at Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay Company. Prior to joining Hudson’s Bay Company, Ryan was a senior leader at Accenture, driving growth and profit improvement across multiple clients, including Virgin Media, FedEx and Best Buy.

EVERETT STEELE

EVERETT STEELE
CEO at Kanga

Everett Steele is an entrepreneur, business leader and technologist. He currently serves as CEO of Kanga, a disruptive local-delivery platform based in Atlanta. In his free time, Everett enjoys writing and speaking on various technology issues, including mobile technology, digital privacy and ecommerce. He has been featured on CNN, Motley Fool, New York Times and more. Everett is an alumnus of the University of Georgia, and a decorated combat veteran of the United States Army, where he served as a Cavalry Officer.

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Civic Hacking: Why Solve Small Problems?

Opera Theater

It's time to make an impact. Imagine creating a mobile application that solves grand challenges: health, water, education or homelessness in the United States. If you hold yourself to higher criteria you will solve bigger problems.  

Join a conversation with world-class leaders from the social business, venture capital and mobility industry as we explore the marriage of for good, for profit.

Session Moderator

KURT RONN

KURT RONN
Founder at AGD Ventures

Kurt Ronn is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on scalable, sustainable, “for good, for profit” startups with emphasis on female entrepreneurs. Prior to creating ADG Ventures, Ronn founded HRworks and has held many interesting roles, including designing dresses and lingerie for Macy’s. Previously, he was a principle with one of the East Coast's largest website development companies. Today, Ronn is president of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Foundation and an Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) mentor.

Speakers

BRIAN CAYCE

BRIAN CAYCE
Vice President at Gray Ghost Ventures

Brian has been critical to Gray Ghost’s early-stage venture investing, an award-winning portfolio including the “Mobile Technology for Social and Economic Development” (CellBazaar), the “Technology for Sustainable Finance” (M-Kopa), and the Zayed Future Energy Prize (d.light). He has worked with KPMG, CARE, and Benevolink, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer. In addition, Brian is a Kauffman Fellow, as well as a Venture Fellow/Adjunct Lecturer at Georgia Tech. He has an MBA (GSU) and a BA (UGA), graduating Summa cum Laude. 

BETH SHIROISHI

BETH SHIROISHI
President at AT&T Georgia

Beth’s career has included experience in pricing, customer experience, product management, contract negotiations, regulatory affairs and sustainability operations.  As President of AT&T Georgia, Beth is currently responsible for the company’s public policy and community relations.  Prior to this role, Beth’s work in sustainability included the company’s $565 million investment in alternative fuel vehicles and AT&T Aspire, a $350 million effort focused on helping underserved youth succeed.

MOHAMMAD BHUIYAN

MOHAMMAD BHUIYAN
President & CEO at Yunus Creative Lab, Inc., CEO at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates–Atlanta 2015.

Mohammad Bhuiyan is the President & CEO of Yunus Creative Lab, Inc., and CEO of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates–Atlanta 2015. He has more than 30 years of experience in corporate, academic, international and non-profit sectors. Mohammad has provided leadership to an annual National Policy Forum on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Higher Education and solving social problems in a business way for 13 years. Mohammad received a Ph.D. from University of Florida and attended leadership programs at Harvard, Center for Creative Leadership, Stanford and MIT. He has been named to Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. 

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Think Outside the Bricks and Mortar: Understanding How Mobile is Moving Retailers

Great Room A, W Hotel

Today’s retailers, large and small, are in the middle of seismic changes that are remaking the industry. The mobile consumer is finding, buying and interacting with retailers in new ways that are changing the customer experience and greatly impacting loyalty. Coupled with ecommerce, retailers are being forced to charge down numerous business paths – mobile, online, brick and mortar – simultaneously. This panel includes a mix of mobile technology experts and leading-edge retailers ready to discuss what’s happening now, what’s new and what’s next in mobility in the the retail sector.

Session Moderator

MIKE NEUMEIER, APR

MIKE NEUMEIER, APR
Principal at Arketi Group

Mike has nearly 20 years of proven experience in high-tech public relations, marketing and analyst relations. A specialist in counseling clients on the best means to effectively convey business messages to market and media influencers, Mike has built an enviable record of creating and delivering plans that result in building the bottom line. A co-founder of Arketi, a business-to-business technology digital marketing firm that is consistently recognized by BtoB magazine as one of the nation's “Top BtoB Agencies.” Companies benefiting from this approach to B2B marketing include Aptean, Brickstream, Brightree, Recall, Travelport and Xerox.

Speakers

DAVID KAISER

DAVID KAISER
Vice President at Great American Cookies

With more than 20 years of experience building business by focusing on top line sales, operations excellence and putting systems in place to maximize profitability, David has held the position of Vice President of Operations for three franchise organizations. David’s continued focus on improving franchisee profitability has always been the key to his success. It is with that passion that he strives to build a team to provide “world class” support to the Great American Cookie Franchise System.

BROOKS ROBINSON

BROOKS ROBINSON
Co-founder & CEO at Springbot

Brooks Robinson is co-founder and CEO of Springbot, a technology start-up that leverages big data and marketing automation to deliver an eCommerce marketing platform for small & medium online businesses. Previously, Brooks was an Entrepreneur in Residence with the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech. From 2000 through 2011, Brooks was a co-founder of Cbeyond, where he held various leadership positions.

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New Revenue Models: What is Beyond Post-Paid, Pre-Paid and App/Feature Fees?

Great Room B, W Hotel

What will be the new ways of making money? Mobility as a currency can unlock values for providers and consumers. A panel of industry experts and providers will discuss the disruptions in the mobile services business as we know them today and what alternative revenue models will emerge in the future.

Session Moderator

JORGE FUENZALIDA

JORGE FUENZALIDA
Vice President at inCode Consulting

As vice president and general manager, Jorge Fuenzalida leads inCode, the strategy consulting unit of Ericsson.  He has 25 years of experience in developing strategies, technologies and solutions for carriers, MSOs and PE firms. Previously, Jorge was director of Vytek, senior manager at Deloitte Consulting, associate director at BellSouth and senior consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton.  Jorge holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, a BSEE from the University of Virginia and is a CFA®.

Speakers

MARK LOWENSTEIN

MARK LOWENSTEIN
Managing Director at Mobile Ecosystem

Mark Lowenstein is a prominent wireless industry executive, consultant, analyst, and commentator. As Managing Director of Mobile Ecosystem  Lowenstein advises C-level executives on corporate, product, market and industry strategy across the value chain of the wireless, communications, and digital media industries.  Lowenstein has been VP of Market Strategy at Verizon Wireless, and VP of Industry Strategy at Informio. He founded and led the global wireless practices at The Yankee Group for ten years.

KEVIN SMITHEN

KEVIN SMITHEN
Managing Director of Telecom Services & Infrastructure at Macquarie Group

Kevin has more than 18 years of experience investing in global telecom and joined Macquarie in November 2010. Prior to Macquarie, Kevin served as a MD & PM at Aragon Global Management, a Chicago-based HF where he was responsible for approximately $40-50M of unlevered capital invested in the U.S., Euro, Asian and LatAm TMT sector. Prior to Aragon, Kevin spent more than 7 years at Lazard, Inc. as an APM/analyst. He was a co-founder & analyst at Coatue Capital, worked in the telco industry at Telegroup, Inc. developing ATM networks in Europe and Asia and at Smith Barney Inc as an IB analyst in media/telco. Kevin graduated from Duke University magna cum laude.

CHRISTOPHER HANNAH

CHRISTOPHER HANNAH
Director of Market Planning and Business Analytics at Cox Communications

Chris is Director of Market Planning and Business Analytics for Cox Business in Atlanta. Chris has extensive experience in data analysis, BI program management and strategy, strategic planning and business marketplace analysis. Chris and his team provide guidance around marketplace dynamics, business location profitability and long term market forecasting for Cox. He joined Cox in 2003 as a market analyst in their Rhode Island operation. Chris has since held positions in sales operations, product management and business operations in his 12 year tenure with Cox. Chris lives in Atlanta with his wife and 2 sons. He is a graduate of Berry College Rome, GA.

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1:00 - 2:30

Lunch

Lunch

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2:30 - 3:30

Internet of Things: Influence on Network Carrier

Rich Theater, Woodruff Arts Center

This session will review the emerging requirements for new IoT and traditional M2M services. It will debate the value-added functionality provided by mobile operators to support the Internet of Things, for example, new billing models and management of trust devices and apps. Speakers will discuss best practices for device and app developers to make the most efficient use of network resources, accelerate time to market, improve user experience and build trusted and reliable services.

Session Moderator

SVETLANA GRANT

SVETLANA GRANT
Project Director of Future IoT Networks, Connected Living Program at GSMA

Svetlana has more than 15 years of experience in the mobile industry. She has been a part of the GSMA’s Connected Living Program since 2009, working on the development of the Embedded Mobile Guidelines. She has also managed the Smart Energy and Smart Cities market development projects.  Since March 2014, Svetlana has been leading the Future IoT Networks project, working with the industry to identify emerging IoT service requirements, and to develop mobile network capabilities to provide support.

Speakers

GORDON FELLER

GORDON FELLER
Director of Urban Innovations at Cisco

Gordon advises leaders on using the world’s most advanced technology to solve complex problems. His special focus is developing practical and forward-looking solutions where tech, policy and economics intersect. Gordon is Founder of Meeting of the Minds, a leadership network formed by Toyota, Shell, IBM, Oracle, Qualcomm, Ford Foundation and other leading institutions.

SEAN SCHNEYER

SEAN SCHNEYER
U.S. Head of M2M at Ericsson

Sean is responsible for working with M2M mHealth and other emerging solutions for North America. During his tenure at Ericsson, Schneyer has stayed at the forefront of the industry working with a number of key technology areas such as Mobile Positioning, Multimedia Messaging System (MMS), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), IPTV & Media and currently M2M. Prior to his current role, Schneyer was a lecturer and a published researcher at Karlstad University as part of the Distributed Systems and Communications Research Group (DISCO). His research focused on experimental transport protocols and their impacts on the network.

KRIS RINNE

KRIS RINNE
Senior Vice President, Network & Product Planning at AT&T Technology Design and Architecture

Kris Rinne, AT&T SVP for Network & Product Planning, is responsible for planning the evolution of the Global IP backbone, mobility core, radio access roadmap, wireless device requirements and certification and technical solutions for AT&T’s products and services, as well as network performance analysis for wireless access and implementation and expansion of the 4G LTE network. Previously, she served as Cingular’s CTO. She is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors for 4G Americas, on the board of NGMN organization and the chairperson emeritus for ATIS. Kris has been inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame and Women in Technology International Hall of Fame.

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Consumer Privacy & Security

Hill Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center

As a consumer, how much do brands and advertisers know about me? A consumer’s biggest concerns to brands and advertisers is exposure. Explore the different zones within mobile data including big data leakage, location-based advertising and eCommerce.

Session Moderator

GENE SIGNORINI

GENE SIGNORINI
Vice President of Mobile Insights at Mobiquity

Gene Signorini is Vice President of Mobile Insights at Mobiquity, a firm creating enterprise mobile solutions. Gene works on strategic mobility engagements to help clients understand key market trends and implement comprehensive mobile strategies.  He also helps direct Mobiquity's thought leadership activities, including the Wireless Innovation Council. Prior to Mobiquity, Gene was SVP of Yankee Group and Head of Research, and spent 12 years as an industry analyst covering the mobile and wireless market.

Speakers

TIM SULLIVAN

TIM SULLIVAN
Vice President of Client Strategy at PlaceIQ

Tim Sullivan has more than 12 years of experience in sales, marketing and partnership development in television, online and mobile advertising.  He is a strategic and collaborative leader with the ability to showcase Fortune 500 brands, grow current business and acquire incremental business.  Tim is skilled in developing outstanding relationships and sales organizations that are focused, knowledgeable and highly qualified in web-based, application and traditional sales and marketing.

VICTORIA KING

VICTORIA KING
Global Privacy Officer at UPS

Victoria King is the Global Privacy Officer for UPS. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in the corporate privacy area. Victoria has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri and a JD from the St. Louis University School of Law

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UGA’s Mobile News Lab: Hacking Higher Education for a Disrupted Industry

Opera Theater

News organizations report that mobile accounts for one-third to half of their audience, challenging journalists to find new ways for storytelling. Institutions training future reporters and editors must respond. UGA has launched a mobile news lab this fall with industry partners, hacking the curriculum to teach interactive journalism designed for mobile devices. From news photo apps to geo-based mapping tools, students explore why mobile is different and what mobile news consumers expect.

Session Moderator

DR KEITH HERNDON

DR KEITH HERNDON
Visiting Professor at University of Georgia’s Grady College

Keith Herndon, Ph.D., a media and technology consultant, is a visiting professor at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is managing Grady’s mobile news lab, a project affiliated with industry partners and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Keith’s career began at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a business reporter and editor. After serving as the AJC’s Administrative Editor, he was a vice president in Cox Enterprises' Internet division. Keith launched his consulting company, Internet Decisions, in 2004. He is sponsored at UGA by the Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership.

Speakers

MONICA RICHARDSON

MONICA RICHARDSON
Managing Editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Monica Richardson is a Managing Editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution currently overseeing the Digital Specialty and Local News groups. Her oversight includes the newsroom teams that produce digital products (including ajc.com and myajc.com) and the team of daily and breaking news reporters and assigning editors. Monica has been at the AJC for eight years and is a member of the COX Media Group Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Online News Association. She has served on the executive board of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the board of Associated Press Media Editors.

LOUIS GUMP

LOUIS GUMP
CEO of LSN Mobile & Chair at UGA Mobile News Lab Advisory Board

Louis Gump is CEO of LSN Mobile and a recognized leader worldwide in mobile marketing and digital media. Prior to joining LSN Mobile, Louis served as vice president of mobile for CNN and earlier as vice president of mobile for The Weather Channel. A pioneering leader of the Mobile Atlanta initiative, he is on the North American board of the Mobile Marketing Association and has contributed to various other industry associations. He was the Wireless Technology Forum’s Mobile Media Person of the Year in 2011, and received the MMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Louis received his BA from Duke and his MBA from the University of Virginia.

KATHRYN HARRIS

KATHRYN HARRIS
Student & CNN Intern at UGA Mobile News Lab

Kathryn Harris will graduate this fall from the University of Georgia’s Grady College with a degree in Journalism and a New Media Institute certificate. She interned, and later freelanced, in the Newsource department of CNN where she worked for its wire service. While there, she interacted with more than 200 CNN affiliates to collect news for cross-platform distribution. Kathryn is a student in the Grady Mobile News Lab experimenting with new methods for producing mobile news through hands on projects with mobile journalists at major news outlets. She has worked at various student media and completed Grady’s travel writing program in Prague.

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Expanding the Reach of Mobility Through Education

Great Room A, W Hotel

This session will look at various aspects of mobility education in different types of organizations.  Experts from human resources, marketing, security and higher education will be on-hand to share their experiences and perspectives on mobility. The session will seek to provide a framework for organizational adoption of mobility. The panel will discuss strategy and identify some of the factors for effective adoption.

Session Moderator

SCOTT A. SHAMP

SCOTT A. SHAMP
Director of the New Media Institute at The University of Georgia

Scott A. Shamp is the Director of the New Media Institute at UGA. He is helping companies map out strategies for success using new communication technologies, as well as helping students to carve out careers in the rapidly evolving field of new media. Currently, Scott heads the Mobile Media Consortium that includes Intel, Nokia, AT&T, McDonald’s, HP, Turner Broadcasting and BelAir Networks. He has provided consulting services for several companies including Turner, Disney, UPS, Coca-Cola, Delta and First Union.

Speakers

HUMAYUN ZAFAR

HUMAYUN ZAFAR
Assistant Professor of Information Security and Assurance at Kennesaw State University

Dr. Humayun Zafar is an Assistant Professor of Information Security and Assurance, as well as Director of the Mobile App Development (MAD) Lab at Kennesaw State University. He received his doctorate from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and his work has appeared in numerous journals. In summer 2013 he designed the MAD Junior program to impart STEM knowledge to middle school students through creation of mobile games. He recently received multiple grants from Google (via the Tides Foundation) to continue with the program and partner with local non-profit agencies such as Computers For Youth (CFY) to encourage minorities to enroll in STEM programs.

MICHAEL BECKER

MICHAEL BECKER
Co-Founder, Managing Partner and North American CEO at mCordis

Michael J. Becker is a recognized mobile marketing pioneer, with more than 20 years of industry expertise. He is the co-founder, Managing Partner & North American CEO of mCordis, a leading provider of professional mobile marketing education and advisory services.  Michael is the author of a number of books and articles, including Mobile Marketing for Dummies. He is on the boards of Marketing EDGE and the Mobile Marketing Association in North America, as well as on the advisory boards for Assurant, Funmobility and Privowny. He is also an adjunct professor of mobile marketing at National University.

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Security, Privacy & Intellectual Property: Where do we go from Here?

Great Room B, W Hotel

A U.S. Supreme Court case recently defined the scope of patent protection. Experts in risk management and privacy will provide practical advice for reducing liability in the mobile world.

Speakers

MEREDITH SIDEWATER

MEREDITH SIDEWATER
Senior Vice President and General Counsel at LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Meredith is responsible for legal, compliance and regulatory matters at LexisNexis.  She previously served as VP and Lead Counsel for the Insurance business of LexisNexis, continuing in a similar role she had held since 1999 at ChoicePoint Inc.  Meredith is a member of the boards of the Consumer Data Industry Assoc., the Future of Privacy Forum, the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross and Komen Atlanta.  She holds a BA in history from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Georgia.

H. ALAN ROSENBERG, ESQ. & CIPP

H. ALAN ROSENBERG, ESQ. & CIPP
Global Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel & Senior Director at Recall Corporation, Americas

Alan serves as Recall Corporation’s Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel, Americas. As CPO, Alan is responsible for leading and overseeing Recall’s global privacy information policies and practices. Previously, Alan served as the Vice President of Investigations and Incident Response for LexisNexis and the Vice President of Privacy, Ethics and Compliance and Assistant General Counsel for ChoicePoint. In addition, Alan has extensive legal experience handling healthcare privacy matters. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his JD from Georgia State University College of Law.

DAVID DABBIERE

DAVID DABBIERE
‎Chief Operating Officer at Airwatch

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3:00 - 5:30

Internship Summit sponsored by Verizon Wireless

Circle Room, Woodruff Arts Center

Internship Summit sponsored by Verizon Wireless

3:00 p.m. - Registration

3:30 p.m. - Program

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4:00 - 5:00

Wearables: The Human Connection & Who’s Data is it?

Rich Theater, Woodruff Arts Center

Never before has a new category emerged in the CE space with as much anticipation as Wearables. Will Wearable’s eclipse the impressive adoption rate of tablets in the market place? How much privacy are we willing to give up of our human cloud in exchange for new devices and services?

Our panel of wearable technologists will discuss the future of wearable technology and the implications of who owns the data generated by these connected devices.

Session Moderator

JAMIE TURNER

JAMIE TURNER
Author, Founder & CEO at 60 Second Communications

Jamie Turner is an internationally-recognized author and marketing expert who has helped AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, CNN and other global brands solve complex marketing problems. He is the CEO of 60 Second Communications, a full-service marketing agency, and runs the 60 Second Marketer, a blog that is read by tens of thousands of marketers each month. Jamie is a regular guest on CNN and HLN and is the co-author of Go Mobile, an Amazon #1 best-selling mobile book, as well as How to Make Money with Social Media.

Speakers

JUSTIN BUTLER

JUSTIN BUTLER
Business Development Lead at Misfit Wearables

Justin Butler leads business development at Misfit where he works with design, engineering and other teams to build the business of highly wearable computing products. Prior to Misfit, Justin was a Director of Business Development at Synthetic Genomics. He holds a BS in chemical engineering from UCSB, and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

LESLIE PIERSON

LESLIE PIERSON
CEO and Co-Founder at MEMI

Leslie Pierson is the CEO and Co-Founder of MEMI, a wearable technology company by women for women. She is a former strategy consultant with Bain & Company, and is currently a board member of 4Moms, a leader in innovative baby products. Leslie studied Economics at Stanford University and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.

DR MARIBETH GANDY

DR MARIBETH GANDY
Director of IMTC and the Wearable Computing Center at Georgia Tech

Dr. Maribeth Gandy is the Director of IMTC and the Wearable Computing Center. She received a B.S. as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Maribeth has been actively involved in the wearable and AR research communities for more than 15 years and has dozens of published research papers in the domain on projects such as wearable gesture recognition, audio-based wearable interfaces, immersive AR systems, authoring tools and accessible interfaces for mobile technologies. 

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5 Surefire Ways to Conquer the Future and Fireside Chat

Hill Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center

As a consumer, how much do brands and advertisers know about me? A consumer’s biggest concerns to brands and advertisers is exposure. Explore the different zones within mobile data including big data leakage, location-based advertising and eCommerce.

Speakers

ED KING

ED KING
Director of Strategy at MaxMedia

Ed has more than 15 years of experience working with clients like Porsche, Reebok, AT&T and Shell Oil helping them tell better stories in the marketplace. At MaxMedia, he writes, speaks and consults with clients on You&Me, a human-centered philosophy in developing empathetic, leading-edge consumer experiences. Filled with entrepreneurial spirit and an insatiable desire to learn why people act the way they do, Ed passionately engages with clients and consumers to discover breakthroughs that enhance their lives. 

CHRISTOPHER SURDAK, JD

CHRISTOPHER SURDAK, JD
Global Subject Matter Expert of eDiscovery and Analytics at HP Autonomy

Christopher Surdak is an IT expert with more than 20 years of experience.  He wrote the book “Data Crush,” which is a nominee for International Book of the Year for 2014. Christopher has held roles with companies such as HP, Accenture, Siemens and Citibank, but began his career with Lockheed Martin as a rocket scientist. He holds a JD from Taft University, a Masters In Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s Certificate in Information Security from Villanova University and a BS in ME from Pennsylvania State. Chris is also a columnist for European Business Review.

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Narrowing the Gap Between Aspiration and Reality

Great Room A, W Hotel

The world’s gone mobile and that has fundamentally changed how consumers interact with screens (TVs, laptops, smartphones and tablets). This session will include types of cross-screen behavior, focusing on the U.S. and contextualized with data from 25 other countries; consumer receptivity to different multi-screen marketing approaches; how brands can leverage multiscreen behavior to build stronger consumer interaction and industry perspective on the future of multi-screening. 

Session Moderator

JOLINE MCGOLDRICK

JOLINE MCGOLDRICK
Research Director at Millward Brown Digital

Joline McGoldrick, Research Director at Millward Brown Digital, has more than 10 years of experience studying how audiences respond to digital advertising.  Joline’s work has been featured in Forbes, Ad Week, Media Post and Mobile Marketer. She currently focuses on emerging means to test audiences experience with advertising, most notably Millward Brown’s eyetracking solution. Joline is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. 

Speakers

BELINDA J. SMITH

BELINDA J. SMITH
Senior Manager of the Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence at Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)

Belinda J. Smith is the Senior Manager of IAB’s Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence. In her role, Belinda facilitates the growth of the mobile marketing landscape from her governance on large, market-making buyer initiatives focused on the need for better creative, to her leadership of committees aimed at solving some of mobile’s greatest challenges.  Among others, Belinda leads the IAB’s efforts on Mobile Programmatic, Ad Ops and Location Data, and serves as co-lead on the IAB’s Future of the Cookie initiative, which is developing guidance on privacy and tracking in a cross-screen media landscape. 

RANDI STIPES

RANDI STIPES
Vice President of Client Solutions at The Weather Channel

Randi Stipes leads The Weather Channel’s Client Solutions team in creating strategic partnerships for the company’s top clients across all properties, including The Weather Channel, weather.com and The Weather Channel mobile and tablet apps. She has been instrumental in creating powerful campaigns that connect marketers with their target audiences in meaningful ways, and has helped craft award-winning campaigns for such blue chip brands as Disney, The Home Depot, Toyota, Travelers, Procter & Gamble, Merck and GM.

ANTHONY MAZZARELLA

ANTHONY MAZZARELLA
Vice President of Agency Sales, East at Celtra, Inc.

Anthony is responsible for driving growth and achieving revenue goals for Celtra’s Midwest and Eastern U.S. regions. He also plays a key role in helping sellers activate all of the major agencies in New York, Chicago and Detroit. Before joining Celtra he served in management and lead roles at Neustar, Disney Interactive, Fox Interactive, Yahoo and Digitas.

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Bull or Bear - Investor Perspectives

Great Room B, W Hotel

Hear from a diverse range of investor experts on how they see mobility investments to take shape over the next few years

Session Moderator

HAMISH CALDWELL

HAMISH CALDWELL
Managing Director at Growth Impact Solutions

In his current position, Hamish provides advisory services focused on helping businesses and organizations to innovate, redirect and execute their business model, go-to-market strategies, and product, sales or marketing plans.  In his 25+ year career, Hamish has held leadership roles in marketing, product management and technical development including positions at AT&T/Cingular Wireless/BellSouth and a variety of startup and entrepreneurial companies.

Speakers

KEVIN SMITHEN

KEVIN SMITHEN
Managing Director of Telecom Services & Infrastructure at Macquarie Group

Kevin has more than 18 years of experience investing in global telecom and joined Macquarie in November 2010. Prior to Macquarie, Kevin served as a MD & PM at Aragon Global Management, a Chicago-based HF where he was responsible for approximately $40-50M of unlevered capital invested in the U.S., Euro, Asian and LatAm TMT sector. Prior to Aragon, Kevin spent more than 7 years at Lazard, Inc. as an APM/analyst. He was a co-founder & analyst at Coatue Capital, worked in the telco industry at Telegroup, Inc. developing ATM networks in Europe and Asia and at Smith Barney Inc as an IB analyst in media/telco. Kevin graduated from Duke University magna cum laude.

STEPHEN J. WALDEN

STEPHEN J. WALDEN
President at Walden Associates

Steve Walden is a former corporate executive, a successful entrepreneur and a private-equity investor.  As an active Angel investor he currently serves on the board of the Atlanta Technology Angels and of several portfolio companies. His career includes executive roles at Prodigy where he helped launch and grow to more than $100M the first consumer online service, BellSouth.net, Grey Direct and Time Warner.  He has been CEO or CFO of several companies and led successful turnarounds. Steve also is an active consultant and mentor to several companies.

GLENN MCGONNIGLE

GLENN MCGONNIGLE
General Partner at TechOperators

Previously, Glenn was CEO of VistaScape Security Systems, a venture-backed provider of enterprise intelligent video surveillance software.  Glenn was a co-founder and senior executive of Atlanta-based Internet Security Systems (ISS).  He is current chairman of the Atlanta CEO Council and chaired the 2011 Venture Atlanta Conference. He also has served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgia’s Advanced Technology Development Center and a mentor to entrepreneurs in Georgia Tech's Flashpoint accelerator program. Glenn holds a BS from the University of Virginia where he serves as a Trustee of the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.

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Date of Mobility LIVE!:
September 23-24, 2014

Location of Mobility LIVE!:
Midtown Atlanta
Georgia

 

Featured 2014 Speakers

Ralph de la VegaRalph de la Vega
President & CEO at AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions

Chris McClellenChris McClellen
Digital Technology Officer at The Weather Channel

 

Heard at Mobility LIVE!

Mobility Live 2013: Margaret Martin