Mobile Next 2018

September 26 - 28, 2018

Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, CA

1 888.482.6012


Haseeb Tariq
Head of Mobile Marketing
James Meeks
Head of Mobile

Mamie Peers
VP of Digital Marketing
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Mamie Peers serves as Vice President of Digital Marketing at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the 3,005-room resort located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. She oversees the resort’s digital communications strategy, which includes the redesign and mobilization of the resort’s website, a revamp of its social media channels, and an inspired approach to online advertising. The new website features a clean, simple yet compelling layout that guests can easily navigate to book reservations and entertainment options from their mobile phones. Most recently Peers launched Rose, a mischief-making SMS chatbot who helps guests have more fun on their trips to Vegas by dishing out insider tips in a playful tone distinct to The Cosmopolitan.

Before leading the resort’s digital communication efforts, Peers served as Senior Director of Internal Communications and Identity Membership where she created innovative communication initiatives to keep The Cosmopolitan’s most loyal groups, including 5,000 employees known as CoStars, informed, engaged, motivated and inspired. In this role, Peers created the resort’s intranet, Clive, a social business network that changed the way CoStars interact and communicate with each other. Composed of hundreds of pages of critical information and videos documents direct to employees, Clive provides CoStars with the most up-to-date information on guests, programs and services and resort happenings.

Prior to joining The Cosmopolitan, Peers was an English teacher in the Clark County School District at Mojave High School for four years and an IT Communications Manager at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for seven years. In these two positions, she launched advanced technologies and communication techniques to improve teaching and learning within the classroom and at an enterprise level. These skills have not only contributed to her success at The Cosmopolitan, but have molded her into the dynamic and respected leader she is today.

Peers received a Master of Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Bachelor’s of Science from Pittsburg State University. Peers is actively involved in the community and volunteers with Communities In Schools of Nevada and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.

Rajan Mohan
VP of Digital Commerce
Marriott International
Anshu Bhardwaj
VP of Growth
Marria Rhodriquez
VP, Digital Product Management and Strategy
Wells Fargo

Marria is responsible for all digital product management at Wells Fargo bank

Ross Higgins
Senior Director, UX and Design

Ross Higgins leads Newegg's global design and user experience. He and his team are responsible for defining the way users interact with the U.S. tech-focused e-retailer, and for designing the web, mobile and app user interfaces. A strong advocate for user experience within Newegg, Ross constantly evangelizes a user-centric design that employs modern techniques for data analysis and user testing.

Prior to joining Newegg, Ross was a freelance web designer/developer, an instructor in the Web Design program at the Art Institute of California and a senior front-end web developer at Fox Broadcasting, where he built and managed and mini sites for the network's TV shows. Ross also was a graphic web team lead and UX designer at ESRI, a provider of geographic information systems (GIS) software.

Saurin Shah
VP of Product
Rue La La
Rick Robinson
VP of Product
Evan Moore
VP, Product

Evan Moore is the VP of Digital Product at goop - Gwyneth Paltrow’s innovative contextual commerce lifestyle brand. As the head of the digital product team he oversees the development of goop’s digital platform and consumer experiences. Over the past year he has helped goop more than double its conversion rate, drive large improvements in retention and lifetime value, drastically ramp its paid marketing efforts, and grow engagement and traffic to meet steep display advertising inventory demands. Prior to joining goop, Evan was the Director of Product for Ticketmaster’s Commerce Platform - a set of services and API’s which handle more than $2 billion in transactions in the US alone. Evan has also spent time with other hyper-growth retail brands like Beautycounter and launched multiple consumer facing properties with e-commerce veteran Shopzilla (now Connexity). Evan loves tackling large strategic challenges with deep analysis, pragmatic solutions, and innovative ideas.

Lisa Malleus
Head of Ecommerce Digital Solutions ITS Americas
Mondelez International

Lisa Malleus currently leads ecommerce transformation and digital solutions for NA and LATAM markets for Mondelez International, snack food giant with world-renowned iconic brands including Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Triscuit, Nabisco, Toblerone, etc.  Her focus is on empowering strategy activation and defining digital/tech solutions for top line growth across pureplay and omni retailers

With over 12-years in ecommerce across a variety of industries including CPG, IoT / Connected Home, industrial, luxury retail / tabletop, Lisa has cultivated a multi-discipline approach to holistic ecommerce strategy. She has developed and launched DTC and B2B ecommerce and eBusinesses at Philips Lighting / Philips Hue, World & Main, Colart, Waterford Crystal and Wedgwood China.  Lisa has BA in Business with a minor in marketing and computer science and is currently pursuing a MBA from Syracuse University.

Based in NYC Metro, she resides with her fiancé at the ‘real’ Jersey Shore with an idyllic beach life, of course having weathered her share of hurricanes. In addition to being an ecommerce maven, Lisa is a green thumb extraordinaire, culinary wiz, cat whisperer, hydrangea lover, and hair-color chameleon.

Kyla Robinson
Director, Product Mobile Apps
Hudson's Bay Company
Thomas Connors
Director of Mobile

Thomas Connors is the Direct of Mobile at FreshDirect, the Northeast’s leading online grocer, where he is responsible for the innovation and delivery of mobile application program across the core business and sister brand FoodKick.  Prior to FreshDirect, Thomas held technology leadership positions at JP Morgan and Time Inc, primarily focused on the mobile space.  Thomas has a BS in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Haden Kirkpatrick
Head of Strategy & Innovation
Theresa Duringer
Temple Gate Games
Elaine Chiang
Director, Growth Marketing

Elaine is responsible for Digital Marketing, Digital Media Strategy, Integrated Marketing and Digital Direct Response

Simon Carpio
Director, Product Management
US Auto Parts

Simon Carpio serves as the Director of Product Management at U.S. Auto Parts Network where he oversees the development of its consumer websites that offer over 1.0 million products in the automotive aftermarket industry. He has worked on several internal and external products including the development of pricing engines, product information systems, and search indexing solutions. He is now focused on the website customer experience. Simon Carpio graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. He then received his Project Management certification from the California Institute of Technology.

Claus Enevoldson
VP of Growth
Ben Baker
Senior Director, Pickup Marketing, eCommerce
Bethany Wallace
Senior Manager, Email & Mobile Marketing
Shoe Carnival

Bethany Wallace studied Psychology, at The Ohio State University, where she discovered her passion for Digital Marketing. As an Email and Mobile Marketing Manager, at Shoe Carnival, she enjoys the creativity that SMS, MMS, push notifications, and email bring, along with dabbling in programmatic, display and social media. She previously worked at Rocky Brands, Inc. where she ran their Email Marketing Program, and created and ran their Loyalty Program. Bethany loves to travel with her family, enjoys running, the great outdoors and is a coffee addict.

Sourav Bhuyan
Senior User Experience Lead

Sourav is a senior UX researcher at Zappos. He enjoys exploring strengths, constraints, and applications of research methods to answer business, product, and design research questions. He believes that quality insights can be gathered by complementing research methods and is passionate about understanding the customers’ behaviors and attitudes vis-a-vis engagement, funnel, user journey, and context. In addition to e-commerce and retail, Sourav has worked in the areas of usable privacy, healthcare, and logistics.

Becky Peterson
Senior Analyst, Digital Marketing
Jonathan Hastings
Mobile Product Lead, iOS and Web
Rent the Runway
Brandon Zambroski
Manager of Site Experience and Mobile
Linda Adams
Product Manager, Mobile & Emerging Channels
Choice Hotels International, Inc.

As Product Manager, Mobile and Emerging Channels, for Choice Hotels International, Linda leads the strategic direction and development of the Choice Hotels Android and iOS apps, focusing on solutions that help guests travel connected. During her 15-year career, Linda has helped some of the leading brands in the automotive and healthcare fields create innovative web and mobile experiences that solve real customer problems. Linda also co-founded and co-organizes the Phoenix, AZ, chapter of ProductTank. 

Erin Sanderson
Senior Manager, Digital Marketing Strategy
Southwest Airlines
Khalid Ishaq
Senior Mobile Product Manager
Neiman Marcus
Aman Sethi
Director of Product Management
Marriott International
Josh Cornelius
Mobile Product Manager
Matt Pacyga
Mobile Applications Development Team Lead
Dairy Queen
Melissa Douros
Head of Digital Product Management
Great Wolf Resorts
Sanjay Chaudry
Senior Manager, IOS Lead
Panera Bread
Jason McMann
Director of eCommerce
Mike Schouder
Director of Digital Innovation
Cracker Barrel
Bentley McBentleson
Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Harry Lang
VP of Product, Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Labs
Saloni Goyal
Director of Product, Mobile
Harish Goli
Senior Product Manager
Robert Gelick
EVP and GM, CBS Entertainment Digital
CBS Interactive
Elizabeth Harvey
Mobile Product Manager
Jim Carter
Co-Founder & VP of Engineering
Jim Carter III is passionate about giving change-makers the tools they need to succeed and thrive. Jim co-founded Giving Assistant, a Certified BCorp which transforms the everyday shopping of millions into charitable action where he's currently the VP of Engineering. He is the technical arm of the special advisory council to Pencils of Promise and has impacted development in global literacy in Guatemala, Ghana & Laos. As a software engineer for over 2 decades, Jim now focuses on Growth, Security & Scale. He is faculty with (NTEN) The Nonprofit Technology Network where he teaches creative methods for charities in tech. He's an Eagle Scout, entrepreneur, husband and father of two, public speaker & trainer in the industry, and rocks a mustache with pride.
David Baldie
Global Director, Mobile Engineering
Vikas Bhumireddy
Senior Manager, Digital Product
Edgewell Personal Care
Vikas heads the Digital Platform globally at Edgewell Personal Care (which owns brands like Schick, Wilkinson, Playtex, Banana boat, Carefree, Stayfree, Wet ones etc.) . He has over 15 years of experience in B2B, B2C, Marketplaces, Order Management, Supply chain & 3PL applications across industry like CPG, Manufacturing, Auto, Life Sciences and Agriculture. He has a Masters in Engineering from Southern Illinois University. He has provided Leadership and Delivery on Global e-Commerce and ERP projects taking them from Cradle-2-Grave. He currently focuses on e-Commerce B2B/B2C solutions, Roadmap and Strategic IT Initiatives for the Organization which results in Automation, increase Top line sales and Business process optimization. Strongly believes in “Digitization of Enterprise” and continuous process improvement.
Tati Santos
Sr. Director, Mobile Development
Jonathan Grubb
Director of Mobile Products
Titania Jordan
Chief Product Officer
Brandon Dietz
Product Manager, Mobile
Natasha Soleil
Elizabeth Robillard
Event Director
As an Event Director at Worldwide Business Research, Elizabeth oversees the organization of four business conferences per year. Conference organization includes conducting extensive phone research with 60+ industry experts per event, using call notes to compile a three day conference program that encapsulates top research takeaways, confirming a roster of 40-50 industry leading speakers for each program, working with our marketing team to write effective copy for all outbound marketing messages, coordinating with sales and logistics teams to ensure the best possible onsite experience and prepping for and running the live event. Most recently, she has taken over conference production for WBR’s customer experience vertical, which includes planning and executing the flagship event Next Generation Customer Experience- a cross industry event that attracts 400 CX practitioners yearly. Prior to serving as event director, Elizabeth was assisting the events department with industry research and planning and executing industry webinars for WBR Digital. She currently lives in New York City.
Joyce Solano
VP of Corporate Marketing

Joyce Solano is the VP of Corporate Marketing at Leanplum, the engagement platform for the mobile era. Trusted by top brands like Lyft, Macy’s, and Tinder, Leanplum helps mobile marketers deliver faster growth and personalized user engagement. Before Leanplum, Joyce spent four years at Adobe, managing the world's most creative brands such as Photoshop and Illustrator. There, she realized the opportunity to use mobile to better understand customers, fulfill needs, and capture hearts.

Joyce has been recognized by Mobile Marketing as a 2017 "Mobile Women to Watch" for cutting-edge leadership in the industry. She has lent her expertise to industry publications Mobile Marketing Watch and MarTech Advisor, serving as a thought leader in an ever-evolving space. She guided Leanplum’s marketing through its Series B and C milestones, and today leads Demand Generation, Brand, Content, and PR teams. Leanplum was honored as one of Business Insider's most valuable enterprise startups of 2016.

Michael Ahern
Head of Strategic Client Growth

As Head of Strategic Client Growth at 3Cinteractive, Michael applies his extensive mobile expertise to guide brands, marketing agencies and media companies through formulating and executing breakthrough mobile messaging strategies and programs that deliver revenue-impacting results. 

As a pioneer in mobile marketing with 14 years of experience in mobile customer engagement, Michael has advised Fortune 500 companies across every industry and helped shape their strategic marketing and business operations on the mobile channel.

Michael was a co-founder of one of the first mobile marketing companies in North America, iLoop Mobile, has served on the Board of Directors of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), and has authored academic and thought leadership papers that have helped build the foundation of today's mobile industry.  He has been a speaker at CTIA, MMA Forum, DMA, AdTech, Mobile Health Care Summit, the Institute for International Research and many other industry events.

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