|Wednesday, June 12|
|9:30am||Keynote Panel: How 5G Will Alter the Retail Landscape||5G is here and it’s going to have a major impact on every thing we do from smart home management and IoT to autonomous driving and how consumer retailers sell. This keynote panel will discuss what we can expect from this year’s 5G roll outs and will dive into the expected impacts on the industry and how retailers can prepare themselves for this next-gen networking technology.||Moderator: Maggie Reardon, CNET|
Nick Cherukuri, ThirdEye Gen, Inc.
Michele Dupré, Verizon
Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies
|10:30am||Mobile Electronics Association||Connected Travel:The Ultimate Mixed Reality Platform|
Connected travel applications are set to provide driver’s their favorite brands and content safely, conveniently, and seamlessly. What will be needed to fulfill this emerging connected vehicle technology? Listen to how Film, TV, Comic and Toy companies are partnering with Auto OEMs like Honda to conquer the next place space – the vehicle, leveraging Data Fusion, Real Time Graphics Rendering, AI and Machine Learning, DreamWorks Animation, Slivergate Media, DC Comics, and Lego teamed with Honda and ConnectedTravel to develop a next generation infotainment, commerce and advertising platform for vehicles that turns the everyday commute into a virtual theme park.
|Presenter: Bryan Biniak, ConnectedTravel|
|11:30am||Mobile Electronics Association||Mobility: A Gateway for Innovation, Collaboration and Services|
Automated vehicle impact will be massive and unprecedented. It is going to disrupt the way current transportation works, is viewed, managed and monetized. The ramifications of automated vehicles go much deeper than drones delivering packages, vehicles driving themselves, or the movement of people or goods. Mobility as a service is the most significant innovation in transport since the automobile replaced the horse and is the driving force behind the next paradigm shift in transportation.
|Presenter: Matt Jones, Windriver|
|12:30pm||Powerful Women in CT Panel||A no holds barred discussion with a couple of strong and successful female leaders in the consumer tech and retail industries, where we’ll dive into the challenges they’ve faced coming up in their careers, their advice to female colleagues who are coming up behind them, and what this industry can do to improve itself in the areas of inclusion and equality.||Moderator: Susan McPherson, McPherson Strategies, LLC|
Eden Goldberg, InMotion
Alexandra Harding, Ingram Micro
Aparna Behari, Google
Dawn Pratt, Tech Up for Women
|1:30pm||Smart Cities Council—5G Networks: The Keys to Smart City Growth||Smart city infrastructure is reliant on robust communications networks that can effectively deliver key public services to citizens such as transportation, public safety, and sustainability. 5G infrastructure will be increasingly critical to support a city’s growth and economic development. Let’s explore the ways cities and suppliers and can best facilitate and leverage 5G networks in their communities.||Moderator: Jason Nelson, Smart Cities Council|
Jim Lockwood, Aero Wireless Group
Rob Pegoraro, USA Today/Yahoo Finance
Joshua Ness, Verizon 5G Labs
|2:30pm||How Post Sale Service Impacts Customer Lifetime Value||Customer service is one part of the overall experience, but it is a critical component to creating brand advocates and repeat buyers. This panel will explore the impact post-sale service has on the overall customer experience. The experience starts with the tools you give the consumer and how you support them when they have questions or require assistance. Our panel will share their insights on how to best support customers post sale, as well as discuss where they see the future of support headed.||Moderator: Dawn Taylor, Centricity|
Darius Bullock, Electrolux
Gerry Demple, DISH
Angus Bryan, Brandsmart