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.
Matt Deaton is the Marketing Manager for Codigo, where he oversees all marketing aspects of the company such as content development, advertising placement, strategy implementation and process management. With Codigo since 2008, he's had a hand in client relations, sales and marketing for the company.
The CEO for Real Digital Media since 2004, Ken is considered a thought leader in the digital signage space and an expert in retail technology, operations and customer management. Before joining RDM, he was co-founder and president of CFT Consulting, a member of Answerthink's leadership team and a manager in Deloitte's national retail practice. He started his career as an equities analyst at Standard & Poor's, and had been an executive in a 21-store apparel chain.
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 Marlin 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, the president of software provider Visix and a veteran of the visual communications industry, is credited with a comprehensive corporate reorganization of the company and shepherding in a suite of new digital signage products.
Laura Miller is an Internet marketing professional with 15 years of marketing experience and a background in qualitative research and marketing strategy. Her current position is as the director of marketing for KioWare Kiosk Software.
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.
Jim is Director of Digital Signage at InReality, an Atlanta-based strategy, design and solutions management agency. An industry veteran, Jim has over 10 years of experience in digital media integration, digital signage system design and user experience design.
John is CEO of IAdea Corp., and he actively drives open standards for digital signage at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and POPAI, and chairs the Standards Committee at the Digital Signage and Multimedia Association.
Jessica Webster is the Art Director for Horizon Display, an interactive solutions company which focuses on creating dynamic experiences that align with customers’ business objectives. She is responsible for working with Horizon’s interactive strategy team to engineer graphical representations of clients’ concepts.
Tanya is Business Development Manager at Brisbane, Australia-based digital signage integrator Prendi, which partners with clients and agencies to create engaging intelligent digital and omnichannel solutions that provide engaging and dynamic experiences for customers.
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.