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Thursday, June 26


The Contextual Marketing Era: How Location-Aware Tech is Changing the Way We Interact with Consumers
This panel will discuss how companies are delivering contextually relevant data to consumers through beacons and location services, making phones behave more like personal concierges, delivering relevant and personalized content when needed


Rob Hayashida

Associate Director of Technology, DigitasLBi
Rob leads technology strategy at DigitasLBi, developing technology solutions that support all agency-marketing initiatives for MillerCoors. He also spearheads tech strategy and product management, and is the relationship lead with the startup community for the Chicago office. Prior... Read More →


Richard Dupe

Co-founder, Sharetapes and Tactify
Richard Dupe a co-founder of Sharetapes and Tactify. Tactify is a mobile marketing platform that allows business to create interactive campaigns through a simple online dashboard. Using Near Field Communications (NFC), Bluetooth Low Energy beacons (BLE) and Geo-fencing technology... Read More →

Cezar Kolodziej

President, CEO and Co-Founder, Iris Mobile
Cezar is widely recognized as one of foremost mobile technologist and visionary experts on MMS and rich media messaging. He has more than 20 years of technology and managerial leadership experience. Prior to founding Iris Mobile, Cezar was Chief Architect for the Motorola messaging... Read More →

Chad Rodriguez

Head of Development/Partnerships, Sonic Notify
Chad has been working in retail/digital/innovation for the last decade. Whether brand side with Prada or agency side with VaynerMedia, he's helped shape some of the largest brands digital strategies. He currently runs Development/Partnerships for Sonic Notify, an enterprise beacon... Read More →

John Wanek

Mobile Product Consultant, Solstice Mobile
John Wanek is a Mobile Product Consultant for Solstice Mobile.  He leads product development and intellectual property farming efforts at Solstice working to build tools that facilitate the enablement of next generation technologies for enterprises. The ultimate goal for John's... Read More →

Thursday June 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654


Knowledge Bar: Tim and Chris will discuss how to create an evolvable product, as well as general tech/content-site topics

Tim Breslin

SVP of Product & Technology, The Onion

Thursday June 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Knowledge Bar 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654


Future of Fintech Panel

James Janega

Blue Sky Innovation
At Blue Sky Innovation, James Janega covers innovation, new ventures, and best practices for large firms to create new value in an evolving marketplace. His 15 years at the Tribune span cultural shifts in the news business, foreign coverage, relationships to readers and adopting social... Read More →


Scott Belous

American Express
Scott is responsible for the development of America Express OPEN’s new products and features, including new Card products, mobile applications, data platforms, digital marketing solutions, and digital product features. Scott has overseen the refresh of OPEN’s core products, including... Read More →

Karen Breen

Karen Breen is the CFO of GeoPoll, a mobile surveying platform revolutionizing the way data is collected. As a leader in global strategy, finance, business development and investor relations, Ms. Breen has more than 20 years of experience with global companies in the Fortune 500 as... Read More →

Elise Fleischaker

Trading Technologies
Elise has worked with tech companies for more than 20 years. She has been leading global marketing at Trading Technologies for 11 years, helping open new markets as they've expanded geographically and across asset classes. As VP Marketing, she recently led TT through a corporate rebranding... Read More →

Jeff McGregor

CEO, Dash
Jeff McGregor, Co-Founder and CEO of Dash, a proprietary mobile payment technology, allows diners to view, split and pay restaurant bills directly from a mobile device through integration with existing point of sale systems. Jeff holds a utility patent in the mobile payment space... Read More →

Kristi Ross

Kristi Ross, President of tastytrade, has been in and around the trading business for more than 20 years. Previously, as CFO of online brokerage thinkorswim, Kristi either led or actively participated in numerous mergers and acquisitions and integrations. Prior to that Kristi was... Read More →

Thursday June 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
Friday, June 27


Dropbox Presents: Simplifying How Your Team Gets Work Done - New Technologies and Techniques
Technology can create as many problems as it does solutions. Join leading technology companies Sprout Social and NogginLabs as they share what tools and techniques they use to smooth out workflows and simplify how their teams get work done. 


Jon Daly

Noggin Labs
Jon is the Operations Director at NogginLabs, a custom e-learning developer. With more than 17 years in software development, Jon has a passion for creating award-winning, behavior-changing learning solutions for innovative companies worldwide. Jon leverages his extensive technical... Read More →

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson is a member of the Enterprise Strategy Team at Dropbox. He has spent the past the 8 years understanding the impact that services like Dropbox have on businesses and how service providers should partner with IT and business leaders to improve productivity and ef... Read More →

Gil Lara

Sprout Social
Gil Lara is Creative Director and co-founder of Sprout Social, a leading social media management and engagement platform. Before bringing his passion for great design and user experience to Sprout, Gil spent 10 years focused on event design and wayfinding — "real world UX... Read More →

Friday June 27, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654


How the Cloud Powers Startups & Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion

Andy Ballema

Andy Ballema is a Manager for CDW’s Cloud Aggregation Services team. He joined CDW in May 2006 as a Mobility Solution Architect.  During his tenure at CDW, Andy has experienced continued success advancing from Specialist to a Senior Inside Solution Architect and then onto a Principal... Read More →

Alex Brown

10th Magnitude
As CEO of 10th Magnitude, the Chicago-based, Microsoft Azure-specialized cloud software and services firm he founded in 2010, Alex spends his days converting his clients to cloud tech so they can unleash corporate innovation.  Alex currently sits on Microsoft’s exclusive “Born... Read More →

Melissa Harris

The Chicago Tribune
Melissa Harris joined The Chicago Tribune as a business columnist in 2009 after nearly five years as an award-winning metro reporter at The Baltimore Sun. She is a graduate of Northwestern and Johns Hopkins universities (B.S., Journalism/M.A., Government), and a two-time finalist... Read More →

Jason Hart

Jason Hart is an ITIL certified Cloud Client Executive with over 14 years of IT sales experience across various market segments. Using a consultative approach, he provides clients definitional, categorical, and strategic expertise around CDW’s cloud portfolio. He serves as a “face-in-the-cloud... Read More →

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson is a member of the Enterprise Strategy Team at Dropbox. He has spent the past the 8 years understanding the impact that services like Dropbox have on businesses and how service providers should partner with IT and business leaders to improve productivity and ef... Read More →

Friday June 27, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
Saturday, June 28


The Value of Internet Security: Security as a Competitive Advantage

Fred Cate

Director, Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research
Fred H. Cate is a Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He is director of the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (a National Center of Academic Excellence in both Information Assurance Research and Information... Read More →

Mark Cravotta

Executive Vice President of Sales & Service, SingleHop
Mark Cravotta is responsible for global sales and service execution for SingleHop. Mark brings over 15 years of web hosting industry and IT experience to the SingleHop team and has worked in a broad spectrum of capacities. Cravotta has extensive experience working in sales... Read More →

Jeff Kosseff

Covington & Burling, LLP
Jeff Kosseff is a privacy and communications attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling, LLP. He advises organizations on privacy practices and develops Privacy by Design programs. He clerked for Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth... Read More →

Saturday June 28, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654