Speakers

Featured speakers

Steven Beggs

Steven Beggs

Senior Manager, Learning Innovation
The Home Depot Canada

With nearly 20 years experience in the learning industry, Steven has a passion for mLearning and mobile performance support. His current role includes “generating constructive discomfort regarding possible future-state learning practices and platforms” at The Home Depot Canada, which afforded him the opportunity to build and test the “SMaRT Learning” mobile performance support (mPS) platform which includes the distribution of pre-provisioned iPad Minis to store Associates.

Jane Boulware

Jane Boulware

Vice President of the US Windows Devices business
Microsoft

With her years of experience working with enterprise customers, Jane is well aware of the challenges and opportunities mobile devices offer. Earlier in her career at Microsoft, she was responsible for the successful launch and adoption of Windows 8, Windows 7, MDOP, Intune and IE10 for Enterprise to Mid-Market, OEM, Public Sector and Small Business customers.

David Goodman

David Goodman

CIO
International Rescue Committee

David is fairly tablet-obsessed. Although he came a bit late to the game (he started with a Blackberry Playbook, in a rare moment of optimism), today his iPad Air never leaves his side. He has evangelized the use of tablets at the IRC, a charitable organization with branches around the globe, and has provided technical assistance to a number of programs in using tablets for remote data collection.

Susan Lasota

Susan Lasota

CIO, Marketing & Sales
GE Capital

A prime mover behind GE Capital’s mobile strategy, Susan was instrumental in the deployment of 1,200 iPads to remote sales reps in 2012 which included the distribution of custom and commercial apps. Prior to her current position, she was Director of Web & Mobile Application Development at GE Capital Americas and prior to that, Director of Software Delivery at GE.

Speakers and panelists

Scott Aken

Scott Aken

Sr. Director, Strategic Programs
Charon Technologies

Mr. Aken has accumulated over 15 years experience in information security through leadership roles in the Federal government and commercial Internet communities. In his current position he is responsible for program strategy, software and hardware development, and manufacturing of Rampart, the world’s first secure Enterprise tablet. Prior to Charon Technologies, he held VP roles with L-3 Communications, SAIC, and VeriSign and was a Special Agent with the FBI that focused on cyber counterintelligence computer intrusion investigations. He is a recognized expert in cyber and has spoken at numerous government and commercial cyber conferences.

Alex Bratton

Alex Bratton

Author
Billion Dollar Apps

Alex Bratton’s forthcoming book, Billion Dollar Apps, is a guide to showing how companies can more effectively develop and complete mobile projects to improve their business. The process is designed to help you determine the viability and ROI of any app idea and arm you with the data you need to “sell” it internally. Mr. Bratton is also CEO of Lextech, a company that helps Fortune 5,000 companies create effective tablet projects, and is an advisory member of the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

David Crain

David Crain

Assistant Provost & CIO
Southern Illinois University (SIU)

David Crain is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology at SIU, including a large deployment of Windows 8 tablets to incoming freshmen this past fall. He previously was the CIO for the Missouri House of Representatives.He is currently a member of the Illinois Partnership to Advance Technology in Higher Education.

Jonathan Fischer

Jonathan Fischer

Executive Vice President, Business Development & Field Services
bigtincan

Jonathan Fischer brings more than 15 years of expertise in mobile security solutions development and technology integration. He was previously Sr. Director of AT&T’s mobile security and mobile device management (MDM) practice. He was also instrumental in managing professional services at Nokia and Motorola.

Chris Gish

Christopher Gish

Vice President of Sales
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Christopher Gish leads a sales force of over 500 salespeople at this US subsidiary of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma, one of the top-10 pharmaceutical firms. He’s responsible for the company’s product revenue plan as well as leadership and development of the sales team which use iPads extensively. Previously he was a Senior Director for Market & Customer Strategy for US Brands at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Avi Greengart

Avi Greengart

Research Director, Consumer Platforms and Devices
Current Analysis

Oft-quoted and highly-respected analyst Avi Greengart is part of the Mobile Devices team at Current Analysis that provides competitive intelligence across the device spectrum both for consumer and enterprise use, in the U.S. and abroad. Before joining the firm iin 2004, Avi was a Senior Analyst at JupiterResearch where he was the lead wireless analyst responsible for covering wireless handsets, technologies, and applications.

Gregg Hano

Gregg Hano

CEO
Mag+

Gregg has been a visionary and evangelist for the mobile digital publishing industry since before it was an industry. Now as the CEO of Mag+, a suite of tablet publishing solutions, he has the chance to continue growing the platform and the business he helped kick-start. He was the driving force behind making Popular Science one of the first publications to be available on the touch screen tablet. The critically acclaimed Popular Science app debuted along with the first-generation iPad in April 2010. Gregg is a strong advocate for transparency and commercialization of the digital publishing business. Clients include Toyota, New York Magazine, WeSC, Hemispheres (United Airlines), SHAPE and The Nation as well as many international corporations building mobile enterprise apps.

Hector Llorens

Hector Llorens

Platform Manager, Business Tablets
Intel Americas

Hector is a sales and marketing veteran who has worked on nearly every product line over a 22 year career at Intel. Currently at Intel he’s a driving force behind the strategy for business tablets including all go-to-market programs, spending and sales support in North America. Hector brings to tablets much entrepreneurial experience developed while driving a variety of new businesses for Intel over the years.

Mark Mangano

Mark Mangano

Director of Sales & Marketing Technology
Hartford Funds

A 15-year IT veteran, Mark understands the challenges of supporting a mobile, nationwide field sales team. As the head of the Sales and Marketing Technology team at Hartford Funds (a Barron’s Best Fund Family for 2013), Mark has responsibility for the management and success of the firm’s mobile initiatives, the on-going development of the salesforce.com platform platform and the firm’s web infrastructure and other cloud technologies that drive employee productivity. A frequent speaker on CRM, he previously was the CIO for a nationwide answering service firm.

Mike Miranne

Mike Miranne

Senior Field VP & National Sales Manager
Pacific Life

Mike has been using video based learning for more than 20 years as part of his sales training programs. A former #1 sales person at Pacific Life, Mike now leads a team of top performers as the National Sales Manager for Banks at Pacific Life. His entire team is iPad-enabled.

Ulrich von Beck

Ulrich von Beck

CEO
Orchard

Ulrich has spent over 15 years in the enterprise and mobile software space, spending time in consulting, development, and sales. He started his career at JDA Software developing supply chain strategies and roll-outs for Fortune 1000 companies including Walmart, Canadian Tire, Albertsons, Cisco, Sun, and Motorola. In 2011 Ulrich joined ScrollMotion to lead their Solutions Engineering team. There he guided and helped to define the company’s go-to-market strategy, as well as built out the pharmaceutical vertical for ScrollMotion. Ulrich joins Orchard with a wealth of interdisciplinary experience, a passion for collaboration and client success, and a defined reputation for getting it done.


 
Other speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

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