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Wednesday, October 16 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
The Tech Innovations Driving the Future of Retail -
Featuring Alex and Ani, Leaf, Mobile Monday Boston, PayPal Media Network & Rue La La

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Learn how new technologies are changing the traditional retail shopping experience.  Retail brick and mortar retailers are experimenting with wall-sized tablets, mobile point of sale systems, indoor location tracking, and sales assistance through the mobile phone.  Simultaneously, eCommerce retailers are adapting to a wave of iPad and tablet shoppers that has reached 10% of online purchases.  We'll hear what industry experts have to say about which technologies are currently making the most impact and what changes the future may bring from Google Glass to Big Data.

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Ryan Bonifacino

Vice President, Digital Strategy, Alex and Ani, LLC
Ryan Bonifacino is the Vice President of Digital Strategy at Rhode Island-based lifestyle brand Alex and Ani, previously having served as Director and Strategic Advisor to the company beginning in 2010. With over 850 employees, Alex and Ani is currently the fastest growing mid-sized retailer in the US, operating a multi-channel business model that includes over 35 inline retail stores, thousands of retail partners and multiple ecommerce and... Read More →
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Matt Gross

Founder, Mobile First Software
Matt is founder of strategy consultancy Mobile First Software and nonprofit industry association Mobile Monday Boston. As part of the founding management team at WHERE (now eBay), Matt launched some of the first apps to reach a million downloads on iPhone and Android and implemented the first successful mobile app developer program. Previously at MapQuest he managed the first US blockbuster paid mobile app. He currently serves as advisor... Read More →
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Sarah Hodkinson

Director of Marketing & Sales Strategy, PayPal Media Network
Sarah is the Director of Marketing and Sales Strategy at PayPal Media Network. In addition to overseeing all marketing programs, Sarah plays a key role in developing the go-to-market strategy and evangelizing omnichannel media solutions across the broader PayPal organization. Prior to the acquisition of WHERE by PayPal, Sarah managed strategic partnerships, working with Constant Contact, AT&T and RIM.   Sarah has over 15 years of... Read More →
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Drew Lewis

Head of Product Management, Leaf
Drew Lewis is a founding team member and Head of Product Management at Leaf, a Boston-based company building a mobile commerce platform for small and medium sized businesses. Before joining Leaf two years ago, he previously worked at Google. Drew is a graduate of Colorado College with a degree in Economics and Chinese.
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Mike Putnam

VP Mobile, Kayak
Mike Putnam leads the mobile business for Rue La La, including strategy and execution across all mobile app platforms. Before joining Rue La La, Mike was VP Product at Jana, a VC-funded mobile marketing startup in Boston. Previously, Mike led mobile for TripAdvisor, launching their mobile website and apps in 18 languages and growing usage to 20 million monthly unique visitors.

Wednesday October 16, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Hynes Convention Center, Room 311 900 Boylston Street Floor 3, Boston MA
  • Room Room 311
  • Session Partner Mobile Monday Boston