Steve Acquista, CTS, DSCE, is a 20-plus year AV and IT industry veteran and the Sr. Director of Digital Signage at DT Research, a manufacturer of information appliances including digital signage solutions, mobile tablets and thin clients for the retail, hospitality, health care, education, transportation and government markets.
Avalos is retail sector general manager for Intel Corp. in the Intelligent Systems Group, leading Intel's worldwide retail & digital signage businesses. His group is responsible for delivering Intel's Intelligent Retail & Digital Signage platforms, software and services, and initiatives fueling industry growth.
Connectedsign President Loren Bucklin has more than 17 years of experience in the interactive and digital signage industry. Connectedsign, a full-service integrator, has a team that has designed and deployed systems across market verticals, specializing in innovative, data-intensive applications.
Steve Gurley is broadly recognized as an industry expert and thought-leader in mobile and mobile content management solutions. He is a widely published author of numerous papers, articles and blogs on mobility and serves on numerous mobile advisory boards and committees, including serving as the current chairman of the Digital Screenmedia Association's committee on mobile. Steve is currently the President and CEO of Pyrim Technologies, a mobile business and new market development company.
BrightSign CEO Jeff Hastings joined BrightSign in August 2009 while it was still a division of Roku Inc. In late 2010 with digital signage activities growing so rapidly, BrightSign became a separate firm. The holder of eight U.S. patents, he also has a history of tech industry leadership, including as president of mp3 pioneer Rio.
Frank Kenna III is CEO and President of The Marliin Co., which helps improve safety, employee morale, productivity and performance through its workplace digital signage products. He is responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction and developing new ideas to help implement workplace communication programs.
David serves as Keywest Technology’s director of marketing and has a background in emerging digital technologies, working for more than a decade as an electronic field engineer with digital video equipment manufacturers before joining Keywest Technology.
Joe Matriss, Managing Director of Park Cast Network, an ad-based DOOH network with screens in public parking facilities in New York City and Chicago, shares his experiences, strategies and ideas to encourage more open dialogue between network operators for success across the medium.
Matthews, a 17-year veteran of the visual communications industry, is credited with a comprehensive corporate reorganization; introducting a suite of new digital signage products; and growing revenues by more than 311% over six years. Visix has appeared five times on the Inc. 5000 annual ranking of fastest growing private companies.
Jon is a product marketing manager for Avnet's Brilliant Digital Signage, focused on building supplier relationships driving digital signage solutions for Avnet's reseller and OEM/ISV customers. He's has been with Avnet for five years supporting supplier marketing for the Embedded and Sales Acceleration groups.
Don Pierson is founder and president at Flypaper Studio Inc., a subsidiary of Trivantis Corp. He has two decades experience in interactive communications and founded Interactive Alchemy before developing what is now Flypaper digital signage software.
Matt Schmitt, president and co-founder of Reflect, drives innovation strategy and the solution ecosystem for Reflect, and has extensive experience with multi-channel digital media garnered from his roles at Yahoo!, broadcast.com, and Fox Sports.
Vertigo Group USA president Scott Sharon has decades of experience in the sign and menu board industry, and nearly another decade in digital signage. He’s a longtime proponent of, and innovator in, expanding the deployment of digital menu boards in QSRs.
Digital Signage Certified Expert Ben Stagg, director of R&D for Vital Media Inc., is responsible for the technology solutions and deployment infrastructure for Vital Media’s digital signage solutions. Stagg started his own digital signage company in 2004, before selling it in 2007 and joining Vital Media.
Vollmer is SVP, Design, and Principal at InReality, an Atlanta-based strategy, design and solutions management agency. He studied design at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design at the University of Central England, Cologne International School of Design, and Georgia Institute of Technology.
Larry Zoll is the creative integration manager for digital media consulting firm Sensory Interactive where he is responsible for the success of projects from concept design through operational management.