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Paul Gaffney

Senior Vice President – Software Development,
Home Depot

Paul Gaffney is senior vice president of software development for The Home Depot. He is responsible for leading the IT technology development for more than 2,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada. Paul drives the design and development of our long-term strategy and vision for the technology roadmap that supports our stores, online, merchandising, supply chain and other developmental platforms.

Paul brings more than 20 years of technology expertise that spans multi-channel retail, financial services, e-commerce, physical distribution and direct fulfillment operations. Before joining The Home Depot in 2014, Paul served as president and CEO of American Automobile Association of Northern California, Nevada and Utah. He has held executive leadership positions at Desktone, Staples, Office Depot and Charles Schwab.

Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harvard University.

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Farhan Siddiqi

VP Global Digital Experience,
McDonald's

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Andrew Vaughan

Chief Product Officer, Real Time Analytics,
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Andrew Vaughan is the Chief Product Officer for Real Time Analytics at Hyatt Hotels. Located at Hyatt's corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, Andrew drives innovative change at all levels of the Hospitality industry through various technological and cultural advancements. He is a strong advocate of better-practices, working to push product development teams to achieve higher standards in their accomplishments. His work has encompassed everything from small data processing to multi-billion dollar eCommerce platforms. His day-to-day includes a mix of system architecture, product ownership, engineering, and everything between - all depending on the challenges a given team faces in the moment. You can find him on Twitter as @andrewvaughan - please say hello!

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Marie Floyd

SVP Digital Customer Experience,
Wells Fargo

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Daniel Bernard

Chief Product Officer,
USA TODAY Network

Daniel Bernard is the SVP and Chief Product Officer at USA Today Network. Daniel was formerly head of product for Time, Fortune and Money Digital at Time, Inc., and previously chief product officer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and general manager for The Wall Street Journal Online. As the head of product for Time Inc.’s Time, Fortune and Money Digital, Daniel directed product development, user experience and design. As the first chief product officer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, he drove product innovation across all digital products and platforms, including WSJ.com, MarketWatch.com, Smartmoney.com, and Barrons.com. Earlier in his career, he introduced cutting-edge ad units and custom solutions to win new business as vice president of marketing for Dow Jones Online/WSJDN. He also previously served as vice president/global head of advertising development & product design for Reuters.

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Jazz Singh

Senior Product Manager,
NFL

Jazz Singh has been both a programmer and product strategist in the Mobile industry since its inception. His love for sports, coupled with his expertise in mobile software, has allowed him to work with some of the biggest brands in sports media. He now focuses his attention fully on football, with the NFL, in bringing its fans engaging and exciting mobile experiences.

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Susan Preski

Director, Program Manager for Mobile and Digital Guest Services,
Marriott

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Dagny Prietom

VP Product Platform & UX,
Time Inc.

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Sarah Kleinman

Senior Director - Strategy, Production and Customer Experience,
Gap Inc./ Banana Republic

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Aryk Moore

Chief UX Designer,
Boeing

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Roy Aubeelack

Americas Lead Digital Transformation, Marketing Technology,
Unilever

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Jessica Randazza

Head of Marketing, Early Life Nutrition,
Danone

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Blake Barnes

Director, Product Management,
Instagram

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Gary Shapiro

President and CEO,
Consumer Technology Association

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Eric Mugnier

SVP North America,
M&C Saatchi Mobile

Eric Mugnier leads M&C Saatchi Mobile’s global marketing agency presence as Senior Vice President of the Americas. He uses his extensive knowledge and experience to help drive M&C Saatchi Mobile’s business forward. In 2006, Eric joined the founding team of Inside Mobile, which was acquired by M&C Saatchi in 2010 and rebranded M&C Saatchi Mobile. Eric moved from the UK to open M&C Saatchi Mobile’s first international office in New York. He went on to open additional offices in San Francisco and then Los Angeles where he currently resides. Over the last decade, Eric has expanded his marketing repertoire working with major global brands including HSBC, Microsoft, Adidas, Skype, and Audible. His focus continues to be on driving success for M&C Saatchi Mobile’s client.

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Genevieve Owyang

Director of Mobile Marketing,
realtor.com

Genevieve heads up the mobile marketing efforts for the Realtor.com app, responsible for user acquisition, retention, app store optimization, and consumer messaging.

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Jay Schneider

VP Digital Guest Experience,
Disney Parks & Resorts Digital

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Nancy Hua

Founder & CEO,
Apptimize

Nancy is the CEO and co-founder of Apptimize, a mobile A/B testing and deployment company that lets top apps like the Wall Street Journal, Western Union, Trulia, and HotelTonight increase mobile revenue and accelerate product development. In 2015, Nancy’s leadership at Apptimize earned her a spot in the Forbes “30 Under 30”. Prior to Apptimize, Nancy led the GETCO (now KCG Holdings) FI Quantitative Strategies team in New York and Chicago.

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Sarah Epps

Lead Product Marketing Manager,
Facebook

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Toni Cruthirds

Product Manager,
The New York Times

Toni Cruthirds is a product manager at The New York Times who is focused on mobile and emerging technologies. Last year, she launched NYT VR, an award-winning app for Android and iPhone. Toni is currently leading a rewrite of The New York Times core iOS apps. Before moving into product, Toni worked on advertising platforms at the Times. Prior to that, she was a web producer at Scholastic.

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Mada Seghete

Co-Founder,
Branch

Mada leads community and developer marketing and is one of the co-founders of Branch, a startup that provides deep linking technology to mobile app developers and marketers. In the last year, Branch has grown an 18,000-person Mobile Growth community in 50 cities around the world. Born and raised in Romania, Mada came to US to study Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University and then earned her Masters of Engineering and MBA from Stanford. Mada enjoys playing the latest viral mobile game, binge watching the hottest sci-fi show and photographing Branch events. She was included in Linkedin’s Next Wave, 150 top professionals in 15 industries all 35 & under.

Mark Ghermezian

Mark Ghermezian

Co-founder and CEO,
Appboy

Mark Ghermezian is a New York City-based entrepreneur and investor. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Appboy, an intelligent CRM for mobile marketers. Additionally, Ghermezian regularly speaks, writes, and presents about the future of mobile, investment strategy, and the startup landscape.

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Bill Schneider

Senior Director of Product Marketing,
Urban Airship

Bill helps educate brand leaders on how to use the power of mobile engagement to grow their mobile audience. Over the course of his more than 20-year career, Bill has focused on delivering products that help the digital marketer effectively communicate with their customers. Prior to Urban Airship, Bill held executive positions with Aisle7 and leadership positions with Webtrends and Waggener Edstrom.

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

VP Engineering, OfferUp

Peter Wilson is the vice president of engineering at OfferUp, the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers. Wilson has more than two decades of tech experience in the Seattle area, including at Facebook, Google and Microsoft. At OfferUp, Wilson is focused on working with a rapidly growing engineering team to build the best product experience possible. Prior to joining OfferUp, Wilson was the site director for Google’s engineering office in Kirkland.

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Guillaume Cabane

VP Growth,
Segment.com

Guillaume Cabane is the VP of Growth at Segment. Prior to joining Segment he was Head of Marketing at Mention, which was named #3 of the "top French startups with the strongest growth" by TNW in 2015. In addition to other marketing roles at French companies Lexsi, Homeloc, and Codiki, Guillaume spent 6 years at Apple as the Business Development Manager for Europe. Outside of work, Guillaume is a startup mentor (and t-shirt collector), husband, father and Pastafarian.

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Doug Reston

SVP Design and Mobile,
GoDaddy

Doug Reston is the global head of the UX and Design practice at GoDaddy. . Doug’s team defines new product experiences, from creating and implementing a new GoDaddy interaction design system to designing the customer experience as they go through their complete lifecycle.

Prior to joining GoDaddy, he held senior positions within AT&T and Citigroup where he successfully led UX teams on establishing the strategic experience vision for initiatives touching the digital space.

Doug now lives in Seattle, WA. When not replying to email or in a meeting, Doug can be found hanging out with his wife and ten-year-old daughter.

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Lukas Sliwka

Chief Technology Officer,
Grindr

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Scott Havens

Global Head of Digital,
Bloomberg Media

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Sarah Schmalbach

Senior Product Manager, Mobile Innovation Lab,
The Guardian

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Monica Farrar Miller

Monica Farrar Miller

Senior UX Designer, CloudCar

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Mark Rolston

Mark Rolston

Founder and Chief Creative,
Argo Design

Mark Rolston is a renowned designer with a 25-year career of creating for the world’s largest and most innovative companies. An early pioneer of software user experience, Mark helped forge the disciplines around user interface design and mobile platforms.

He is co-founder and chief creative officer of argodesign, which focuses on the modern challenge of design outside the visible artifact. He served previously as chief creative officer of frog design, founding the firm’s software business and guiding its transformation into a modern strategic design organization.

A veteran design leader, innovator and patent holder, Mark is an internationally recognized expert and valued advisor on software, experience design, and mobile applications. He has written about technology and design issues for a variety of publications, including WIRED, MIT Technology Review, and Fast Company.

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Matt Witt

EVP, Director of Brand Experiences,
Trisect

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Laura Newton

Product Manager,
Kik

Laura Newton is a product manager at Kik, a chat app with 300 million registered users. She's been working in the bot space for almost three years and recently launched Kik's Bot Shop in April 2016. Laura is passionate about great user experiences and aims to equip developers with the features and data they need to build great bots.

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Kate Harris

Director of Product,
The New York Times

Kate Harris is the Director of Product at The New York Times and overseas product development across our digital platforms (Android, iOS and Web) and also manages third party experiences, such as Google AMP and Apple News. Prior to joining The Times, Kate did stints in mobile product strategy at HUGE Inc., strategic partnerships and new product incubation at Google and emerging media at Conde Nast. In a former life, she worked in strategic development at a startup and statistical modeling at a consulting firm. Kate earned her MBA at NYU Stern with specializations in Product Management and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and her B.A. at Tufts University where she focused on American Studies and Economics.

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Sophie Charlotte Moatti

Founder,
Product That Counts

SC Moatti is the bestselling author of mobilized, an insider’s guide to the business and future of connected technology, and has been called “a genius at making mobile products people love.” While serving as an executive at mobile pioneers like Facebook, Trulia and Nokia, SC launched and monetized mobile products that are now used by billions of people and have received prestigious awards, including an Emmy nomination. Today, she runs Products That Count, an organization that advises businesses on how to leverage mobile technology and produces some the most covered product events in the world, including the Manifesto conference. She also serves on boards of both public and private companies, including mobile technology giant Opera Software (OPERA:Oslo). SC speaks frequently at conferences, has been featured in Forbes and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and the Huffington Post. She lectures on mobile and innovation at Stanford University, where she earned her MBA and has a Master of Science in electrical engineering. More at scmoatti.com.

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Nick Strada

Group Creative Director,
AKQA

As a Group Creative Director, Nick co-leads the creative team in AKQA’s San Francisco office. Over the past six years with AKQA, Nick has worked with key clients like Activision, Audi, Google, Kraft Foods, Nike, Red Bull and Visa.

Prior to joining AKQA, Nick spent nine years in London holding positions at several agencies including BBH, Young & Rubicam and BBDO. Nick's work has been recognized for its effectiveness and creativity by national and international award shows.

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Josh Fenn

Senior Marketing Manager,
Baidu

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Gadi Weiszlovits Lahav

Gadi Weiszlovits Lahav

Head of Product, Financial Times

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Julia Beizer

Head of Product,
The Huffington Post

Julia Beizer is head of product for The Huffington Post, shaping the organization’s consumer-facing experiences across all platforms and devices. Before moving to this role, she spent a decade at The Washington Post, working on both the news and product sides of the company. She spends her days sweating the details of user experience and execution.

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Danny Bernstein

Director, Global Product Partnerships,
Google

Danny Bernstein leads Global Integration Partnerships at Google within the Product Partnerships organization. Bernstein's team, Integration Partnerships, handles API partnerships with consumer apps/sites (in 20+ countries) across several Google product areas. His team helps makes it easier for partners to plug in across Google’s consumer services for integrations, including Search, Now, Chrome, Android, Maps/Geo, and Gmail/Inbox, as well as Google-branded developer platforms, including Google Sign-In, Maps API, Places API, and Google Cloud Messaging.

Matthew Schulz Matt Schulz is a Lead Digital Product Manager in Emerging Channels at USAA, a financial services provider for 11.5 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. He also writes a mobile blog on TechTarget.com focused on the viewpoint of the user and the teams that are implementing technology. Matt is described as a unicorn, digital leader, strategist and futurist driving the next generation of digital experiences. He is currently looking at the intersection of new technology in the form of microservices, machine learning, bots, conversational UI, mixed reality and the experiences people have as they live their lives. Prior to USAA, Matt led the field mobility program at American Family Insurance, where he concentrated on mobile strategy, networks and business workflows. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management and bachelor’s degrees in IT and International Business from DeVry Institute of Technology and St. Norbert College, respectively. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and son.

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Ben Smith

SVP Experience,
Hulu (tbc)

Ben Smith is Senior Vice President, Head of Experience at Hulu. He is responsible for the end to end viewer experience and customer journey on Hulu - from product design to customer service. Ben’s passion is making it as easy as possible for all people to enjoy the content they love and has been at the leading edge of reimagining the home entertainment experience for the last 10 years. Prior to joining Hulu, Ben headed Product Management at Sonos where he led the global expansion of music services and their evolution of the home music experience. As a Partner at Microsoft, Ben led product design for Xbox for nearly a decade, broadening the gaming experience with Kinect, pioneering streaming video and living room UI on Xbox 360, and designing the TV and video experience for Xbox One. Ben and the teams he led at Xbox were awarded an Emmy for Innovation in Entertainment Devices in 2014. Before starting his career, Ben served as a Peace Corps Volunteer after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Tapan Bhat

Chief Product Officer,
realtor.com

Tapan Bhat is Chief Product Officer, at Move, Inc., the operator of realtor.com, where he is responsible for the company’s consumer product strategy and delivery. Bhat joined Move in 2015, from Lithium Technologies, where he also served as Chief Product Officer.

He brings more than 20 years of consumer web, mobile marketing and product development experience, having held high-profile positions at both start-ups and established companies. Bhat served as Senior Vice President, Integrated Consumer Experience at Yahoo! where he was responsible for several major product lines. His experience spans a variety of categories, including consumer photo and video at Adobe and consumer finance at Intuit.

Bhat holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA in marketing from Georgetown University, The McDonough School of Business.

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Sudev Balakrishnan

SVP Product,
Grubhub

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Beth Diaz

VP Audience Development and Analytics,
Washington Post

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Ajay Arora

VP Product,
Imgur

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Angela Wise

Head of Product,
Sprig

Angela is the Head of Product at Sprig. Sprig delivers honestly sourced, delicious meals on-demand in San Francisco. At Sprig, Angela oversees product management, design, research, brand and culinary R&D. She is responsible for the Sprig customer experience via Sprig’s mobile apps, menu strategy, food quality, and customer insights.

Prior to joining Sprig, Angela worked in product management at Uber on surge pricing, and dispatch. Before Uber, Angela led several R&D efforts as a PM at Microsoft. Angela holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in computer science from Rice University and an MBA for Harvard University.

Matthew Schulz

Matthew Schulz

Lead Mobile Strategy Manager,
USAA

Matt Schulz is a Lead Digital Product Manager in Emerging Channels at USAA, a financial services provider for 11.5 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. He also writes a mobile blog on TechTarget.com focused on the viewpoint of the user and the teams that are implementing technology. Matt is described as a unicorn, digital leader, strategist and futurist driving the next generation of digital experiences. He is currently looking at the intersection of new technology in the form of microservices, machine learning, bots, conversational UI, mixed reality and the experiences people have as they live their lives. Prior to USAA, Matt led the field mobility program at American Family Insurance, where he concentrated on mobile strategy, networks and business workflows. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management and bachelor’s degrees in IT and International Business from DeVry Institute of Technology and St. Norbert College, respectively. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and son.

Anjali Malik

Anjali Malik

Strategic Partner Development Manager,
Google Play

Anjali works in Business Development for Google Play, leading Play's relationships with Shopping app partners worldwide. In her role, she helps apps find success and grow on the platform and helps new Google platforms and products find success by getting more developers to use them. Prior to working in Business Development, Anjali worked in strategy consulting and got her MBA from Wharton.

Helen Raff

Helen Raff

Chief Operating Officer
Open Mobile Media

Tel: +44 (0) 207 375 7582

Toll Free: 1800 814 3459 ext 7582

helen@openmobilemedia.com

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