SVP Strategy & Emerging Brands | Lamour Inc.
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 was 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.
Program Manager | Web + Mobile | Chipotle Mexican Grill
Kam joined Chipotle 2011 and currently manages the digital and mobile marketing programs across all Chipotle brands. Previously, Kam worked for Factory Design Labs and Crispin, Porter + Bogusky managing digital accounts for a number brands including The North Face, Volkswagen, and Coke Zero. Prior to that, Kam was the Director of Online Marketing for Vail Resorts. Interesting fact: Kam was named after a Hawaiian Tropic Suntan Model, Kam Nelson.
Director, Business Development | VeriFone
Drago is director of business development at VeriFone. He has extensive experience in almost all aspects of the card processing value chain including: Payment terminals, POS and store level processing solutions, acquiring and card issuing. With both a broad background and deep industry knowledge, Drago spends most of his time helping client build and implement payment solutions which look to address payment security, EMV readiness, and mobile payments, to name a few.
Mobile Marketing Manager | Cabela’s
Brad has been in mobile marketing for over 10 years. He joined Cabela’s in April of 2014 and he currently leads a team that focuses on mobile web, app, SMS and push notification. Most recently, he was the Mobile lead for Sports Authority where he formulated a long-term strategy and implemented successful launches of a new mobile site, tablet site and a national messaging program.
Digital Advertising and eCommerce | Pizza Hut
During Lincoln’s three years at Pizza Hut, he has worked on growing the company’s digital business, which includes launching some of Pizza Hut’s first social advertising campaigns. In his current role, Lincoln manages the refinement of social campaigns into efficient sales driving channels, launching new media and technology partnerships, and advocating for a greater focus on local marketing capabilities.
Senior Director, GameStop Technology Institute | GameStop
Charlie serves as senior director of the GameStop Technology Institute (GTI). GTI is a business unit focused on creating affiliations with leading technology corporations and academic institutions to discover and deliver business innovation and technology solutions to better address the needs of today’s empowered consumer. In this role, Charlie is accountable for accelerating business growth through the application of emerging technologies that create next-generation customer experiences. Current research and development activities are focused on connected smart-store experiences and digital marketing within the retail space. Charlie has more than 15 years of retail technology experience and a knack for combining emerging technology, business strategy and innovation to solve big problems.
Director, Digital Marketing and Social Media | Wingstop
Erin currently oversees all mobile, social, and digital initiatives for the restaurant chain Wingstop. Previously, she worked at Palms Casino Resorts as the executive director of marketing and eCommerce. She has worked at MGM Resorts International, where she was responsible for the digital ad planning and buying for Monte Carlo, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Beau Rivage, and Gold Strike. Erin has specialized in developing and implementing strategies to grow email acquisition, mobile subscribers, and social media fans/followers, as well as identifying new and emerging channels to optimize ROI and fuel revenue growth.
Senior Director of IT | San Francisco Giants
Ken is in his 19th season with the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. As the sr. director of IT, Ken leads a group that implements and supports all technical systems for the Giants and AT&T Park. Ken and his team have been recognized as one of the most innovative in sports, playing a pioneering role in the world of ballpark Wi-Fi HD video, mobile content, ticketing and payment systems. Ken recently led the successful roll out of mobile food ordering through MLB.com’s Ballpark app and the installation of Apple Pay readers to AT&T Park.
VP, Strategy and Innovation | Solstice Mobile
Kelly is vice president of strategy and innovation at Solstice Mobile. As part of Solstice Mobile’s executive team, Kelly leads the Strategy practice. Her team is responsible for driving a human-centered design approach to solving problems with emerging technology and creating more delightful user experiences. Kelly is actively involved in mentoring the next generation of technology leaders and founded the Women in Technology forum at Solstice Mobile as a source of mentorship and support. Kelly’s tech career began at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and over the last 15 years she has built applications, managed engagements, and provided Fortune 1000 companies with strategic business and technology advisory.
Vice President, Marketing | Cousins Subs
Justin serves as the vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs where he is responsible for managing ad and PR agency relationships, developing national promotion calendars, creating and executing system-wide strategic initiatives related to advertising, marketing and public relations. Justin brings nearly nine years of restaurant industry experience to Cousins Subs as well as more than four years in public and media relations with the Milwaukee Bucks. Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Cardinal Stritch University. McCoy serves on the Cousins Subs management team and is a director on the company’s Make It Better Foundation board.
CEO | Vibes
Recently named 2013 “Mobile Evangelist of the Year” award, Jack is one of the premier thought-leaders in mobile marketing and wireless, and responsible for spearheading Vibes’ strategic direction and driving the company’s position as a leading provider of mobile relationship management technology solutions. An entrepreneur and builder, Jack has specific expertise in business development, strategic client management and consumer marketing. Jack currently serves as Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association’s Global Board and on the CTIA Wireless Internet Caucus. Under Jack’s leadership, Vibes was ranked #92 in the 2007 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing US companies.
Founder & Chief Innovative Officer | MomentFeed
Rob founded MomentFeed in 2010 and serves as chief innovation officer, working closely with the company’s brand and platform partners to deliver the most innovative marketing solutions. As a pioneer in the location-based marketing space, he speaks and writes frequently on the convergence of social, local, and mobile and its implications for brands. Rob spent 10 years writing about snowboarding, luxury travel, and automotive culture for such magazines as National Geographic Adventure, Elite Traveler, and Men’s Journal. He authored The Way of the Snowboarder and later started MaxGladwell.com, a leading independent blog (now syndicated) on social media, sustainability, and geolocation.
Sr. Director, Enterprise Application Solutions | US Foods
Ann is an innovative technical leader with 14+ years of experience leading solution delivery within a portfolio of mobile and n-Tier JEE enterprise business applications, leveraging a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform which utilizes the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Integration pattern, Web Services, and B2B Integration. She provides leadership, resourcing, and technical expertise for E-Commerce, Mobile, SOA web services, Portal applications, Peoplesoft HR, and Peoplesoft Finance development teams. Additionally, Ann partners with the Business Solution Services team to ensure IT goals and deliverables are in alignment with the company vision and business strategy, and is responsible for the full development life cycle of high quality enterprise business software, which includes solution architecture, SDLC oversight, development, and application deployment support.
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