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Jon Lawrence with NCR and Bill Keen with IHG


Jon Lawrence / NCR LinkedIn Twitter Facebook 

Jon Lawrence is currently Senior Director, Solution Management and Product Marketing for NCR Hospitality.

In this role, Jon helps to define, develop, and market solutions to restaurant operators across the globe. He is passionate about understanding the key challenges that NCR customers need and want to solve – then aligning the right components for a solution, and ensuring the integration of those components delivers the expected value.

Jon has worked in delivering technology solutions for more than 20 years. For much of the last decade, Jon has held roles of increasing responsibility in product management, product marketing, implementation, and customer support for leading technology providers in this space including the former Radiant Systems and RedPrairie (now JDA).

In addition to his passion for technology at NCR, he also enjoys working with children in his children’s local school to help them understand how technology can help them learn – as well as help them prepare for potential future careers in technology.

Bill Keen / InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

Bill Keen is Director of Mobile Solutions at IHG where he has responsibility for mobile channel product strategy and marketing programs, which generated over $600M in gross revenues during 2013, up from $2M in 2009. Before focusing solely on mobile solutions, Bill concurrently held responsibility for all IHG-branded web products that contributed to more than $3 billion annually.

Prior to joining IHG in 2007, Bill spent more than 15 years in the online and e-commerce space. As the Director of Internet Services for BellSouth, Bill managed product management and marketing. He later joined the CheckFree Corporation as the Director of Product Marketing, focusing on the development of e-commerce payment strategies.

Bill graduated from Emory Goizueta Business School and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Tennessee.



Reed Peterson with GSMA, Joseph DeCarlo with Turner Broadcasting System and Ed Pimentel with MobileMonday Atlanta


Reed Peterson / GSMA LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

Reed Peterson is the global Strategic Engagement group and overall Head of North America for the GSMA. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organizations. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress, Mobile Asia Expo and Mobile 360 Series.

Joseph DeCarlo / Turner Broadcasting System LinkedIn Twitter

After many years developing production-level software, Joseph DeCarlo shifted his career focus to software architecture. Shortly after getting an architect certification, he became a co-organizer for the Atlanta chapter of the International Association of Architects. This marked the beginning of Joseph organizing user groups, which has lasted for over 10 years. Since then, he has helped organized several user groups including the Atlanta iOS Developer Meetup, the Atlanta Android Developer Meetup, and the Atlanta Node.js Developer Meetup to name a few.

Ed Pimentel / MobileMonday Atlanta LinkedIn Twitter 




Todd Fryburger with StarMobile and Andrew Katz with Katz Venture Group


Todd Fryburger / StarMobile, Inc. LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

Todd Fryburger serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of StarMobile. Over the past 27 years, he has led high performance businesses for respected technology industry leaders, including Oracle, CSC, IBM, GE and CompuServe. Todd previously served as the CEO of enterprise mobility leader CAS AG, and most recently led Global Enterprise Mobility for SAP.

StarMobile is a cloud-based enterprise mobility solution. StarMobile dynamically transforms anyenterprise application into a mobile application faster, simpler and at a lower cost than any solution on the planet. StarMobile is built on pioneering technology was originally developed at Georgia Tech, and has five patents pending. The company is based at Technology Square in Midtown Atlanta, a global locus for mobile technology and talent.

Andrew Katz / Katz Venture Group

Andrew is a top-performing sales management and marketing professional with a special interest in technology and the transformative power of new media to grow business and evolve consumer behavior. He has broad industry experience in the mobile and digital space, internet advertising, venture capital and private equity.

Andrew is Managing Director of Katz Venture Group. KVG helps digital companies scale and grow. Prior to KVG, Andrew was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of venture capital backed Thumb Friendly. A leader in mobile presence and advertising solutions to SMBs and National Brands. Thumb Friendly was acquired by Insequent earlier this year.

Prior to Thumb Friendly, Andrew managed teams specializing in multiple industries as a Reach Local Director , developing strategies, leading team execution, and supporting sales teams across North America.

Andrew is a proud graduate of the Univ. of South Caroline (Big win for his gamecocks last weekend over UGA. When he isn’t working, Andrew is probably on a golf course, reading a book, or most likely spending time with his wife and three daughters.




Spotlight on Mobility LIVE


Hillery Brown / Metro Atlanta Chamber linkedin_small Twitter Facebook

Hillery Brown is Director, Mobility Partnerships with Metro Atlanta Chamber.

Jeffrey Sawyer / Accenture Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Jeff has over 20 years of corporate experience with leadership roles in digital and mobile with diverse companies across the communications, media and technology industries. He recently joined Accenture Digital responsible for Mobile Solutions based here in Atlanta. Prior to Accenture, Jeff as VP of Mobile, was the executive responsible for the corporate mobile product and technology function at Turner Broadcasting. Jeff has been a member of the Technology Leadership Council at the Metro Atlanta Chamber for over three years and is leading the Programming Committee for the Mobility LIVE conference happening here in Atlanta on 9/23 and 9/24.

Tom Daly / The Coca-Cola Company linkedin_small Twitter Facebook

Tom Daly is Global Director, Mobile Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company. Over the course of his career, he has been recognized as a “Digital Media Master”, “Top 50 Most Important People in Mobile Content”, “Online Marketing All Star”, “Top 30 Most Creative in Mobile Advertising”. He’s helped The Coca-Cola Company earn numerous awards and recognition, including “Mobile Marketer of the Year” in 2012.



Atlanta Mobility Radio launches Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10am EST!

Join co-hosts Lee Kantor and Stone Payton for the inaugural episode of Atlanta Mobility Radio, sponsored by BlueFletch, on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10am Eastern.

Atlanta Mobility Radio will focus on how top companies and organizations are utilizing mobile technology to grow their business. Each week will bring in industry leaders that provide key insights into various topics ranging from scaling enterprise mobile solutions to Bring-Your-Own-Device policies.