Bill McKimm - Chief Innovation Officer, Iorma
A creative business leader with a broad set of skills and extensive experience across all areas of eCommerce, Travel Retail and Consumer Products. Bill has a strong background in digital and business transformation and has worked on a number of large scale technology programs. This is uniquely combined with commercial leadership through his roles as Category Director (B&Q) and MFI (Trading Director) – a rare combination indeed. Bill has a significant business network and is a proven partnership builder.
All of us will have been taken aback buy the continuous acceleration of innovation cycles across almost all sectors. Well guess what - they are going to continue speeding up. Those organisations who face into this challenge head on and put technology and innovation at the centre of their organisations will have some chance of staying relevant (for their customers) and surviving in the face of mass disruption. Mobile and specifically mobile payments is now having to deal with some pretty seismic shifts; Augmented and Virtual Reality, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Biometrics, Block Chain, new Fintech Upstarts and of course Apple and Android fundamentally resetting the board game.
So what to do? How to react? Where to start? ….
Nigel Alexander - Marketing Manager - Phonovation
Nigel has worked with Phonovation (Interactive SMS and Automated Voice Provider) since 2014. As well as being the Marketing Manager he is also the product lead for BuyGameCredit.com. He holds a BA in Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin.
David Stephens - Head of B2B Enablers, Vodafone
David is accountable for Vodafone's wholesale messaging and premium rate services. His accountability spans business development, sales, product, technology and compliance and he has a demonstrable record of identifying and exploiting commercial B2B/B2C opportunities to drive financial growth and competitive advantage.
Finbarr O'Mahony - Head of Real Money Gaming EMEA, Global Gaming - Facebook
Finbarr started his career as a software developer after completing his Computer Science degree in 2002 just as the dot-com bubble burst. He quickly found a passion for digital marketing joining Google when they opened their first office in Dublin in 2003. In 2009 Finbarr joined Facebook and has been working with partners in the gaming space ever since. One of the first members of Facebook’s dedicated Global Gaming Team, Finbarr has been leading the Real Money Gaming business in EMEA since January 2016.
Presentation: Reaching your customers on Facebook
Graham Cornhill - Managing Director - Wi-Q Technologies
Graham is a successful entrepreneur and has been instrumental in transforming several businesses before he founded Wi-Q Technologies. His work has seen him involved in a number of multi-million pound acquisitions, growing a start-up mobile phone retail business to 62 stores nationwide and employing over 300 staff with gross revenues in excess of £20m.
Presentation: The benefits of early convergence when delivering disruptive technology
Simon Pepper - Head of Product Management, Tola Mobile
Simon joined Tola Mobile in November 2016 and heads up the product ownership of the Tola platform, building on the existing wallet integrations in Africa and the introduction in Europe, under an UK issued e-money license.