2019 Speakers

Rob Stott

Editorial Director, Dealerscope

CT Lab Global Media

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Rob Stott

Editorial Director, Dealerscope

CT Lab Global Media

Rob has a lifelong love of technology and enjoys the opportunity to learn from and pick the brains of every professional he meets in this industry. Being able to tell their stories is a passion of his and getting to play with all of their fun and innovative gadgets is just the cherry on top.

Alexandra Harding

Director, Vendor Management

Ingram Micro

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Alexandra Harding

Director, Vendor Management

Ingram Micro

As director, vendor management for Ingram Micro’s Consumer Technology Solutions business unit, Alexandra Harding provides strategic direction to the distributor’s Scottsdale, Ariz.-based vendor management team, as well as ensuring profitability and managing critical vendor relationships. A 24-year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, Harding joined Ingram Micro in 2009 as senior manager, vendor management and purchasing, before accepting her current role in 2012. Prior to Ingram Micro, Harding worked as a buyer for DBL Distributing, Radio Shack and CompUSA, and previously held positions with Tweeter Home Entertainment Group and Sound Advice. She is a member of the Women in CE industry organization and a Gen U Generous Giver member as well as the Executive Sponsor for the Ingram Micro Scottsdale campus for United Way.

Tom Campbell

Global Technologist, Corporate Director

Video & Audio Center

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Tom Campbell

Global Technologist, Corporate Director

Video & Audio Center

Tom Campbell is internationally recognized as a technology strategist and visionary marketer. In addition to his own entrepreneurial ventures in electronics, retailing and clean energy, Campbell is a leading technology counselor to both the public and private sectors. He has served as White House technology advisor in three administrations, and received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for his “dedicated service to the White House and the Executive Office of the President” and special recognition on the floor of the U.S. Senate. In cooperation with leading manufacturers, Campbell has been instrumental in the national launch of new consumer technologies and products, from the compact disc to GPS, from camcorders to DVD, from high-definition television to 4K-Ultra HDTV,  4K-OLED  and most recently, the first Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player and software.His technology strategies have supported countless events, including presidential debates and inaugurations, political conventions and industry events. Campbell serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Georgetown University Technology Management Graduate Program and as senior advisor to the Georgetown Global Education Institute. He also serves on numerous corporate boards including Video and Audio Center headquartered in Los Angeles and represents retailers on the 4K Ultra HD Working Group of the Consumer Technology Association.

Jeremy Kaplan

Editor in Chief

Digital Trends

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Jeremy Kaplan

Editor in Chief

Digital Trends

Jeremy is Editor in Chief of Digital Trends, responsible for keeping the site awesome. Over nearly two decades working in and with technology he saw the industry explode, from the growth of the Internet to the birth and dominance of smartphones, Facebook, Twitter and more. Before joining DT, he spent nearly five years at FoxNews.com, and over a decade at Ziff Davis Media, publisher of PCMag.com.

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Nick Cherukuri

Founder and CEO

ThirdEye Gen, Inc.

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Nick Cherukuri

Founder and CEO

ThirdEye Gen, Inc.

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Nick is a Founder and CEO of ThirdEye Gen, Inc.  ThirdEye is a leader in Mixed Reality Smart Glasses with its X2 MR Glasses.  Previously, Nick he developed AR/VR & Mobile applications that were successfully deployed in commercial/consumer App stores that earned thousands of users.  He earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a founding member of the Penn AR/VR club.

Scott Peterson

Senior Analyst - Smartphones & Voice Assistant Speakers

Gap Intelligence

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Scott Peterson

Senior Analyst - Smartphones & Voice Assistant Speakers

Gap Intelligence

Scott Peterson is a Senior Analyst for the Smartphones & Voice Assistant Speakers market for Gap Intelligence.

Dustin Downs

Senior Analyst - Desktop & Notebook Computers

Gap Intelligence

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Dustin Downs

Senior Analyst - Desktop & Notebook Computers

Gap Intelligence

Dustin Downs is a Senior Analyst for the Desktop and Notebook Computers markets for Gap Intelligence.

Jason Barry

Market Analyst - Tablets & Wearables

Gap Intelligence

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Jason Barry

Market Analyst - Tablets & Wearables

Gap Intelligence

Jason Barry is a market analyst for the Tablets and Wearables segments for Gap Intelligence.

Bernard Borghei

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Operations

Vertical Bridge

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Bernard Borghei

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Operations

Vertical Bridge

Bernard is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Operations of Vertical Bridge. He is responsible for Vertical Bridge’s daily operations, regulatory compliance, vendor management, engineering services, human resources and emerging technologies.

Jim Lockwood

CEO and Founder

Aero Wireless Group

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Jim Lockwood

CEO and Founder

Aero Wireless Group

Jim is the CEO and founder of the Aero Wireless Group and Wind Tower Technologies. He’s an experienced innovator and entrepreneur in the fields of infrastructure technology in bridges, telecom, and wind tower structures.

Dawn Morris

President

Centricity

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Dawn Morris

President

Centricity

With over two decades of experience in the service contract and warranty space, Dawn has never lost sight of the customer. Having held roles in every facet of the industry, Dawn’s extensive experience translates into her unique insights into customer experience, emerging trends and opportunities for her partners to grow top-line sales. As President of Centricity, Dawn has grown the company to become one of Bankers Financial Corporation’s most competitive business lines, while achieving an A+ BBB rating. In 2016, Dawn was named as a Finalist within the Financial Services category for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year Award. She was also awarded a Bronze level Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in Consumer Services for a company with up to 2,500 Employees. Away from the office, you can spot Dawn wearing the red, orange, and pewter to support her Tampa Bay Bucs on NFL Sundays.

Susan McPherson

Founder and CEO

McPherson Strategies, LLC

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Susan McPherson

Founder and CEO

McPherson Strategies, LLC

Known as one of the best-connected people in the social impact space, Susan McPherson opened McPherson Strategies in 2013 with the core belief that business can—and must—be a force for good.

Marguerite Reardon

Senior Reporter

CNET

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Marguerite Reardon

Senior Reporter

CNET

Marguerite Reardon has been a CNET News reporter since 2004, covering cell phone services, broadband, citywide Wi-Fi, the Net neutrality debate, as well as the ongoing consolidation of the phone companies.

Jason Nelson

Executive Director for Partner Engagement

Smart Cities Council

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Jason Nelson

Executive Director for Partner Engagement

Smart Cities Council

As Executive Director for Partner Engagement at Smart Cities Council, Jason Nelson engages with companies around the world to encourage them to partner with us to build more livable, workable and sustainable cities.

Eden Goldberg

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

InMotion Entertainment

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Eden Goldberg

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

InMotion Entertainment

Eden Goldberg is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InMotion, the largest electronics retailer group in the US airport market. Recognized at CES 2018 with The Legacy Award, and by Dealerscope as one of the Most Powerful Women in Consumer Technology (2016), Eden is responsible for conceiving the national chain’s brand through store design, merchandising materials, PR and social media and positioning the company for exclusive partnerships and award-winning recognition. Responsible for developing and launching new vendors, products and product categories in the mass-targeted boutiques have positioned the company as a significant platform for the CE channel. She has conceived and trademarked several verticals of retail stores capitalizing on the growing segment and ever-changing consumer demand. Other former retail innovations include conceiving digital delivery of InMotion TV, actualizing interactive product displays and (in the early 00’s) launching the first digital download kiosks in US airports. She brings more than 15 years of experience in business development, branding, sponsorships, event planning and consumer product marketing in the retail industry. Eden was educated in Strategic Marketing at New York University and holds a B.S. in Journalism from Indiana University.

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Jim Sanduski is a long-time consumer electronics industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in business-to-consumer marketing, sales, product strategy and finance. In 2017, Sanduski was appointed president of the newly formed Sharp Home Electronics Company of America (SHCA), a division established to integrate the previously separate divisions of SEMCA (Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America), SMCA (Sharp Manufacturing Company of America) and SSG (Services and Solutions Group).