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Wednesday, October 4


It Came From Space
Having previously invested in several newspace companies including Rocket Lab and Spire, Sunil will share with us why VCs are actively investing in newspace and what parallels this has to other areas of smart hardware, including internet of things. His talk will touch on the core framework of venture investing and how both newspace and smart hardware startups can set themselves up for success in the financing process.

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Sunil Nagaraj

Managing Partner, Ubiquity Ventures
Sunil Nagaraj is Managing Partner of Ubiquity Ventures where he focuses on investments in smart hardware and machine intelligence applications.  Prior to Ubiquity, Sunil was a VC with Bessemer Venture Partners where he was part of investments in Auth0, Rocket Lab, Spire, Tile, Twitch... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030


Smarter Homes, Smarter Lives — Thinking beyond IoT into Human Behavior
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Erica Stanley

Director, Women Who Code
Erica Stanley was always interested in technology. Originally her focus was on graphics and digital applications, however, her diverse and successful career slowly steered her towards the path of software engineering and mobile applications. That finally culminated in her achieving... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room C - Harris Tower - Floor 24 233 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30303
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Thursday, October 5


Retail 4.0
In the Amazonian age of retail, the old guard is battening down the hatches. Rather than pointing winward moving with the seas of change and picking up momentum many brands are caught in the current. Experience is the new cliché and for good reason. But based what foundations? What should stores now strive to deliver? And why? What is the new currency that they should measure success by? What will they be in the Retail 4.0 era? And how do you start now?

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Laura Davis-Taylor

Co-Founder, High Street Collective
Laura Davis-Taylor is a veteran of brand and retail growth through digital experience design and digital application. She is co-founder of High Street, a Retail Experience Collective. Laura has been focused on creating meaningful brand experiences that bridge home, life, and store... Read More →
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Ed King

Co-Founder, High Street Collective
A student of human behavior and natural storyteller, Ed King has engaged customers for companies like AT&T, The Home Depot, Smithsonian, La Quinta, Porsche, Reebok, and Shell by taking a scientific approach to understanding why people act, behave, shop, purchase and remain loyal to... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030


The Intersection of Mobility and IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly moving beyond the stationary world of internet connected thermostats, home cameras and smart refrigerators. Its the intersection of Mobility and IoT that will have much bigger impact beyond convenience that will improve safety, improve sustainability, and will offer business & government much greater end-to-end national/global situational awareness to drive new heights of operational efficiencies.

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Mallie Eric Preston

Global Practice Director, AT&T IoT Solutions Group
The AT&T’s IoT Solutions group is a global practice that seeks to help enterprise customers leverage AT&T’s thirteen years of IoT/M2M Solutioning best practices as it relates to architecting, implementing, and managing a connected product/asset strategy that reduces the cost... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room D - Marquis 1 - Floor 4 245 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303


Fireside Chat on Smart Cities

Join Mike Zeto, General Manager & Executive Director, AT&T Smart Cities IOT Organization and Samir Saini, CIO for City of Atlanta for a fireside discussion about mobility, IoT and how emerging technolgies are shaping our City. 

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Samir Saini

CIO, City of Atlanta
Samir Saini is a business-centric CIO.He has 20 years of IT leadership experience, and has managed budgets upwards of $50M and a staff of 250. Throughout hisdaily operations, he continues to focus on his commitment toservice the public at a local level as CIO for the City of Atlanta.In... Read More →
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Mike Zeto

General Manager, Executive Director AT&T Smart Cities, AT&T
Michael Zeto is General Manager and Executive Director of Smart Cities, a business unit inside of AT&T’s Internet of Things Solutions. Michael is responsible for the teams that drive the product development, business development and go-to-market strategy for AT&T’s Smart Cities... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room D - Marquis 1 - Floor 4 245 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303


Searching Out-Loud - Understanding Search In a Mobile-First, Voice-Enabled World
"“Hey Siri, what is zero divided by zero?”
“Alexa, what is the loneliest number?
""Alexa, Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.""

While the answers to these questions may surprise you, the ramifications are very real – there’s only a single result in voice search. One! Do you currently rank 2nd for that phrase? Do you appear in the Featured Snippet/Answer Box? Well…

And, Google’s been threatening their “mobile-first” index for a while now. Are you ready? Are you still dragging around an m..com site? A .mobi? Does responsive only apply to your customer service team?

The struggle is real. The game is evolving. Scott will offer practical suggestions and tactics for addressing these changes. Come listen!"

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Scott Nickels

Founder/Lead Consultant, BigFish Consulting LLC
Scott Nickels: Scott heads BigFish Consulting – a boutique agency focused on inbound marketing and digital strategies. Scott is formerly the Director of Audience & Engagement for Hearst Autos (Car and Driver magazine). Previously, he’s held leadership positions in various agencies... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030


Untapped Value of Mobile Applications in the Enterprise
We all get work done on our phones now. Whether its just clearing out our inbox, reviewing documents or something more meaningful - having access to a powerful, internet connected computer in our pockets has made an impact on the speed and amount of work we can do. In this talk, we’ll go over the value of building internal mobile applications that make your workforce more efficient. Citing relevant case studies, we’ll look at success stories and their cost. Additionally, we’ll look at some of the challenges and workarounds for connecting mobile applications to internal systems that were often built before mobile was relevant. The goal is to arm you with enough information to understand where mobile can make an impact on your business and how to execute once you’ve identified an opportunity.

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Sarah Woodward

stable|kernel, Director of Business Development
Named one of Mobile Marketer‘s “Mobile Women to Watch in 2016,” Sarah Woodward is a passionate marketer who believes in the power of storytelling to connect and engage audiences. Her strengths lie in bringing together the right expertise to the right business opportunity. Sarah applies more than 16 years managing client relationships and business... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030
Friday, October 6


Smart Cities: The Future of Mobility
The possibilities emerging tech in mobility brings are overwhelming and incredibly exciting. Self-driving vehicles, vehicles communicating with each other, with street lights, with traffic ops centers, IoT from smart infrastructure applied in improving predictive analytics, 3D printing of vehicle parts or entire vehicles, innovations in freight, open data, and web/mobile applications to democratize communication all make for an exciting future. All of these improving and emerging technologies are making their way into the transportation world and can lead to positive or negative implications. Positive, if we can end up in a world in which we used the application of emerging technologies to address and solve many of the mobility issues we see or experience in out communities today. The Atlanta Regional Commission is helping guide policies throughout Metro Atlanta to shape the world we want to live in. Cities across the US are springboarding off of their Smart Cities Challenge proposals. Internationally, cities like London are working with start-ups and industry partners in new ways to prototype and hack solutions.

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Leslie Caceda

Principal Program Specialist of Transportation Technology, Atlanta Regional Commission
Leslie is Principal Program Specialist of Transportation Technology at the Atlanta Regional Commission where she maintains and develops web and mobile applications and where she works on policy to prepare our region for upcoming transportation technology needs and breakthroughs. Leslie’s... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room D - Marquis 1 - Floor 4 245 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303


FoodFinder: A Mobile Approach to Ending Food Insecurity
"FoodFinder is a safe, secure and award-winning mobile and web app that gives food insecure children and their families a way to find free resources quickly. With just a tap, FoodFinder is hoping to have a solution that is one step closer to fighting poverty in the United States. The idea for the app came from Jack Griffin in 2013, when he was 15 years old, after watching a 60 Minutes interview of a 12 year old girl and her 10 year old brother. The children and their parents were homeless and constantly trying to find means for their next meal. Jack didn’t have an idea of what children living in poverty even looked like. In January 2014, he started researching Georgia poverty, and the homeless services coordinator for the Gwinnett County Public Schools informed him that there are children living in spaces meant for boxes and furniture. After being exploited out of what little money they have by cheap, unsafe hotels, storage units are the last resort for poor families if they want a roof over their head. Jack, like many others, had no idea the kinds of struggles that happen to other families right down the street from him.

After watching this piece, Jack decided to help kids in his own community. He wanted to join in the fight against child hunger and food insecurity in Georgia, but he sought to do something more than just volunteering at a food bank. He wanted to do something that would serve many kids and would last."

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Jack Griffin

BOD Member and Founder, Food Finder
Jack Griffin is a junior at the University of Michigan, and the founder of FoodFinder.FoodFinder is a national 501c3 nonprofit that uses an award-winning smartphoneapp and website (www.FoodFinder.us) to help food insecure kids and families findtheir closest free food resource based... Read More →
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Jeff Griffin

EVP Retail Media Networks, STRATACACHE
Jeff Griffin combines brand and sales management leadership at 4 Fortune 50 CPG companies with the rapid growth of 5 venture- and private-equity funded digital startups. Currently helping STRATACACHE develop new in-store media and mobile consumer networks inside the world’s largest... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room D - Marquis 1 - Floor 4 245 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303