2014 Mobile Enterprise Executive Summit


Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Arrival Day
  • 12:20 - 7:00p
  • Registration Open
  • 3:00 - 5:00p
  • Editorial Advisory Board Meeting
  • 6:00 - 7:00p
  • Opening Cocktail Reception
  • Evening
  • Sponsor Dinners
Thursday, November 6, 2014 First Day of Sessions
  • 7:15a - 2:15p
  • Registration Open
  • 7:30 - 8:15a
  • Networking Breakfast
  • 8:15 - 8:25a
  • Opening Comments
    * Dorene Rettas, Publisher, Mobile Enterprise
    * Honorary Chairperson Neil Garner, Director, Mobile Technology, Coca-Cola Refreshments
  • 8:25 - 9:15a
  • Opening Keynote Session
    Driving Innovation through Technology & Mobility

    Keynote Speaker: Carl Yang, Director, Strategic Business Analysis, Fidelity Labs

    Fidelity Labs innovates with technology to give people access to the tools they need to empower their financial lives. Innovation is deeply rooted in the culture of Fidelity, which recognizes that ideas can come from anywhere. For over 15 years, the organization has worked to identify and explore hundreds of emerging technologies, while using design thinking and a lean start-up mentality in collaboration with its customers to incubate new products, services and even businesses. From business processes or internal techniques that are used to develop new ideas, to applications of technology for new purposes, and emerging technologies that may be several years away, Carl will talk about his role in helping Fidelity realize the possibilities.
  • 9:15 - 9:20a
  • Editorial Welcome Comments
    Lori Castle, Editor-in-Chief, Mobile Enterprise
  • 9:20 - 10:15a
  • General Session #1
    Mobility Outlook 2015

    Analyst & Moderator: Chris Marsh, Principal Analyst – Enterprise Mobility, 451 Research


    1)  Steve Brooks, Director of Information Technology and Purchasing, Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill & Margarita Bar
    2)  Mark T. Crandall, Chief Information Officer, Consulate Health Care
    3)  Paige Francis, Chief Information Officer, Fairfield University

    This session offers a detailed first look at the fifth annual, exclusive and forward-looking research report from Mobile Enterprise magazine and 451 Research. Gain important insights into what your peers are preparing for in the year ahead and have your own most pressing mobility questions answered.
  • 10:20 - 11:10a
  • * 1:1 Meetings
    * Networking Coffee Break
  • 11:15a - 12:05p
  • General Session #2
    The Chico's Digital Retail Theatre

    1) Eric Singleton, Sr. Vice President & CIO, Chico's FAS Inc.
    2) Robert Gras, Vice President Technology, Stores & Applications, Chico's FAS Inc.

    The convergence of dramatic behavioral shifts enabled by a simultaneous explosion in technology across every facet of daily life has created a staggering challenge for businesses. Understanding and leveraging these shifts led to the creation of the Chico’s Digital Retail Theatre™ - a ground breaking fusion of inclusive new technology, information, and the path of that information from discovery and initiation to a completed transaction. In this session, executives from Chico's will outline the  premise on which the digital retail theatre is based, from behavioral constructs to the complete range of backend and mobile (and emerging) technology that enables the “dawn to dusk” model. They will also discuss how mobile devices and apps enable employees and share key metrics and ROI.
  • 12:15 - 1:35p
  • General Session #3
    Ask the Experts

    Expert Panel:
    1) Neil Garner, Director, Mobile Technology, Coca-Cola Refreshments
    2) Greg Lush, Sr. Vice President, Learning & Quality, ABM Industries
    3) Rory D. Schultz, Deputy Chief Information Officer, USDA Food Nutrition and Consumer Service 

    During this interactive lunch session, attendees with have the chance to ask a panel of experts, made up, in part, by the event speakers, in depth questions about their initiatives and outlooks. Plus, the forum allows all participants to learn from each other through an open discussion. Questions may be submitted ahead of time.
  • 1:35 - 1:40a
  • Day One Closing Comments / Break for Afternoon Activities
    David Weinand, Sr. Vice President & Group Publisher, Edgell Communications
  • 2:00p
    Bus Departs Hotel
  • Water Taxi Mansion & Marina Tour
  • 5:30 - 6:30p
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Evening
  • Sponsor Dinners
Friday, November 7, 2014 Closing Day
  • 7:30a - 12:30p
  • Registration Open
  • 7:45 - 8:30a
  • Networking Breakfast with Topic Tables
  • 8:30 - 8:35a
  • Day Two Opening Comments
    Honorary Chairperson Neil Garner, Director, Mobile Technology, Coca-Cola Refreshments
  • 8:35 - 8:50a
  • Day Two Opening Comments
    2014 Mobilizer Award Ceremony

    * Catherine Collins, Assistant Editor, Mobile Enterprise
    * Lori Castle, Editor-in-Chief, Mobile Enterprise

    The award ceremony will honor the recipients of this year’s Mobilizer Awards for best mobile deployments in the following categories:

    • Mobilizing Business Applications
    • Field Service
    • Enterprise Mobility Management
    • Innovation
  • 8:50 - 9:30a
  • Day Two Keynote
    Enterprise Mobility: Putting Strategy into Action

    Keynote Speaker:  Rafeh Masood, Vice President, Customer Innovation Technology, DICK'S Sporting Goods

    In this session, attendees will get a sneak peek into how Dick’s Sporting Goods is driving mobility through a comprehensive mobile application framework, which is serving as the foundation and catalyst for its enterprise-wide mobility. Hear Rafeh speak to how he is putting strategy in action to benefit employees and customers.
  • 9:30 - 10:00a
  • Networking Coffee Break
  • 10:00 - 11:15a
  • Executive Workshop
    Creating Mobile First Tools

    Workshop Leader: Greg Lush, Sr. Vice President, Learning & Quality, ABM Industries

    How do you create a truly mobile enterprise? What’s the way to mobile first? In this workshop, mobile veteran, Greg Lush, Senior Vice President, Learning, Quality, Innovation, ABM, will walk participants through considerations when going down the path to mobility.  He will provide an exercise that guides you through the process of developing creative, consistent and constructive mobile tools. Focusing on the user (and use case), the framework (to put it all together) and governance (to manage).
  • 11:20a - 12:10p
  • General Session #4
    In the Field

    Analyst & Moderator: David Krebs, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices, VDC Research Group

    1) Wesley Richard, Vice President, Innovations & Operations, IMG
    2) Mark Rigdon, Sr. Director of Transportation, McKesson Medical-Surgical Corporate Operations
    3) Rory D. Schultz, Deputy Chief Information Officer, USDA Food Nutrition and Consumer Service

    Leading industry analyst, David Krebs, EVP, Enterprise Mobility & AIDC with VDC Research, a leading authority on the connected world and the business opportunities it creates for technology vendors and their customers, will present his latest research around best practices and trends in the field; while enterprise executives will put that data in the real-world context of their organizations.
  • 12:10 - 1:10p
  • Closing Keynote & Luncheon
    The Mobility Connection: Enabling Employees & Upping Service

    Keynote Speaker: Roland M. Brenny, Principal, Information Technology for Pilot and Flight Attendant Crew, Catering and Technical Operations Applications, Delta Air Lines

    Delta Air Lines provided 32,000 Windows 8 smart devices to flight attendants as well as 12,000 Surface RT tablets to pilots. These devices are operationally critical and highly managed with version control all of the company software applications and the operating system. This session provides an overview of the successful roll out of these new mobile tools at Delta Air Lines.
  • 1:10 - 1:15p
  • Closing Comments
    David Weinand, Sr. Vice President & Group Publisher, Edgell Communications