Mobile Commerce World Expands Keynote Lineup to Feature VeriFone, Visa, Discover, PayPal & More

Telefonica and InformationWeek to Present Mobile Commerce Research Results

Jun 18, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Mobile Commerce World announces an expanded keynote lineup, as well as conference highlights, including Telefonica and InformationWeek research about the generational acceptance of mobile commerce and industry adoption trends. Mobile Commerce World, the only event of its kind designed to help retail and enterprise executives create the most effective mobile commerce strategies, debuts June 24-26, 2013 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. For more information visit  


VeriFone Vice President of Product Marketing, North America, Erik Vlugt, will take the Mobile Commerce World keynote stage to discuss how a lack of mobile commerce strategy presents a threat to business and customer experience. New additions to the Mobile Commerce World keynote and general session lineup also include:

  • Ashish Ashtekar, Director of Mobile Commerce, Verizon Wireless
  • Mike Boush, VP, E-Business, Discover
  • Dan Butler, VP, Merchandising & Retail Operations, National Retail Federation
  • Hamilton Chan, CEO, PayDragon
  • Mike Finley, VP & CTO of Hosted Solutions, NCR
  • Bill Gajda, Head of Global Mobile Products, Visa
  • Patrick Gauthier, Head of Emerging Services, PayPal Enterprise Solutions, PayPal
  • Mark Ghermezian, Co-Founder & CEO, Appboy
  • Ajay Kapur, CEO & Founder, Moovweb
  • Jonathan LeBlanc, Head of Developer Evangelism (North America), PayPal
  • Ken Miller, VP of Product Management, XD & Strategic Risk, Intuit Payments
  • Ben Milne, CEO, Dwolla
  • Himanshu Palsule, CTO, Sage North America
  • Sanjay Poonen, President & Corporate Officer, Technology & Innovation Products, Head of Mobile Division, SAP
  • Sean Shadmand, VP of Mobile, ShareThis
  • Ian Shakil, CEO, Augmedix
  • Ashwin Shirvaikar, Director, Computer Services & IT Consulting, Citi
  • Parag Vaish, Director of Mobile Product Management, StubHub

Beyond the keynote presentations, Mobile Commerce World will host the unveiling of results from two industry research studies by Telefonica and InformationWeek. At a Mobile Monday evening reception on June 24, Telefonica will reveal findings from their Millennials Generation Study and lead a discussion with Facebook and Twitter executives about the savvy generation's attitudes toward the impact of mobile technology. Additionally, Rysavy Research will present results and analysis of InformationWeek's survey on enterprise adoption of mobile commerce. The session will take place in the Solutions Theater in the Expo Hall at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 26.

"Mobile Commerce World is a unique conference and expo that was designed to comprehensively cover all of the topics that retail and enterprise business executives need to understand in their efforts to develop an effective mobile commerce strategy for their company," said Eliot Weinman, General Manager and Conference Chair. "Today's announcement rounds out our three day conference program that includes more than 120 speakers spanning more than 50 conference sessions."

Mobile Commerce World and Mobile Monday Silicon Valley also welcome the most promising startup companies to the stage to pitch their ideas and emerging technologies to potential partners and clients. The Mobile Commerce Innovators Program includes fast-paced presentations from eight entrepreneurs, followed by reviews led by industry experts about how new solutions will shape the future of mobile commerce. Presentations will take place on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30 pm.

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About Mobile Commerce World
Mobile Commerce World is the only event of its kind designed to help retail and enterprise executives create the most effective mobile commerce strategies for their company. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Mobile Commerce World is the leading mobile commerce event driving the next-generation of business practice and commerce worldwide. The flagship event is scheduled for June 24-26, 2013 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. For more information visit

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology industry through live events and online properties.  Its community-focused media and events provide expertly curated content along with user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities through its proprietary, award-winning DeusM community platform. UBM Tech's brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


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