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Mobile Innovators: A Fireside Chat Series

Mobile Monday NY

Monday, March 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

New York, NY

Mobile Innovators: A Fireside Chat Series

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Please join us for our ongoing series of fireside chats with mobile innovators. These monthly events will be engaging interviews and panel discussions covering the very diverse topics under the mobile innovation umbrella.

We're bringing together industry innovators from both the enterprise and start-up worlds to share their unique perspectives and best practice. Some of the planned topics include:
  • Mobile governance and a mobile center of excellence
  • Mobile wallets and mobile payments
  • Mobile user experience and user engagement
  • Mobile and the integration of Big Data, small data, and predictive analytics
  • Mobile, wearables, and the Internet of Everything
Come learn, share and network with us and your industry peers. We’ll have great conversation, practical insight, and energizing, actionable content—all we need is you.


Speaker for 3/24:


Scott BoyarskyScott Boyarsky

Senior Vice President, Technology

CNBC

 

 Scott Boyarsky is Senior Vice President of Technology for CNBC, part of the NBC Universal  News Group. He is responsible for leading both the Technology team behind CNBC Digital’s  offerings as well as the Market Data Technology team that powers many of CNBC's on-air and digital products, including cnbc.com, CNBC iOS and Android apps, CNBC Pro - integrated desktop/mobile service, TV Everywhere, digital video and syndication services, as well as identifying new emerging platforms and product opportunities for the network.

Prior to his promotion, Scott served as Vice President of Product Development and User Experience for CNBC Digital. He was responsible for creating innovative and interactive experiences across CNBC Digital’s suite of products and services.

Before joining NBC, Boyarsky oversaw Technology at Turner Broadcasting, where he was responsible for driving technology strategy and product implementation for a diverse portfolio of News, Finance and Sports brands, including CNN, CNNMoney, CNN International, HLN, NCAA, March Madness Live, and Sports Illustrated.

Prior to Turner, Scott served as Director of Technology and Product Development with The Walt Disney Company. He was responsible for technology and product development for an eco-consumer digital property spawned via an acquisition by the emerging business acquisition group. Boyarsky also played a leadership role in developing digital products for ABC News. Prior to joining Disney, Scott served as an Executive Web Producer at Thomson Learning, where he led digital strategy, design, and development efforts.

An early adopter of many emerging Web technologies, Scott is often looked upon for strategic product and technical development of new digital initiatives. With his strong business and technology acumen, he has helped navigate the complex landscape of modern digital technologies to provide guidance to Fortune 500 media, publishing, education, healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations.

 


Kenny Miller Kenny Miller

 President & Co-Founder

 Kam.io

 

 

Kenny is President of Kam.io, the leader in mobile photo applications for brands. Kam.io's platform powers branded photo experiences for the Walking Dead, AMC Networks, Dr. Pepper, New England Patriots, PepsiNext, Discovery Networks and more slated for launch during the 1st quarter of 2014.

 

Kamio based applications have been downloaded 10 Million times and created over 30 Million photos since launch.

 

Prior to founding Kam.io, Kenny led strategic initiatives at Viacom including the creation of 2 digital cable channels for Nickelodeon (Noggin and Teen Nick) as well as 4 years as EVP / Head of Digital Product for MTV Networks.

 

As Head of Product for MTV Networks, Miller created technologies and processes to strengthen the cable conglomerates worldwide digital businesses. He developed and implemented systems that grew global traffic by more than 10 million monthly uniques by optimizing search, digital video, and integrated social networking.

 

Miller joined Viacom in 1992 as Executive Producer and Technical Director at Viacom New Media, with responsibility for video game publishing, as well as Viacom’s first interactive cable tests.

 

At Viacom he led the development of products and brands that contributed 250 million dollars of digital revenue to MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the rest of the Viacom stable. He also built and managed R&D teams that created the first interactive music games for MTV as well as the first user generated content systems for Nickelodeon.

 

Kenny's career as an interactive media pioneer extends to Apple where he worked as an designer within their Human Interface Group. While there his research addressed the intersection of media and interactivity with a focus on the user's creativity.

 

Miller has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University, and a Master’s from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also served as an adjunct professor.

 


Moderator:

J Schwan
Founder & CEO
Solstice Mobile

J's mission is to help transition enterprises into the era of contextual computing. J is the Founder and CEO of Solstice Mobile (www.solstice-mobile.com), one of the nation's largest and fastest growing enterprise mobile software and services firms. Solstice sets sound mobile strategy and builds amazing apps for some of the country's greatest brands. Solstice has offices in New York and Chicago and houses over 200 passionate, mobile-focused designers and engineers.

J received his Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and began his career at Andersen Consulting. Outside of being a co-organizer for Mobile Monday New York, J also founded the Chicago Mobile Meetup, the largest mobile special interest group in Chicago with over 2,000 members. J was recently inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, Chicago TechWeek 100, was awarded the University of Illinois College of Engineering Young Alumnus of the Year Award and has had recent mobile work inducted into the Computerworld Hall of Fame.


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Convene (3rd Ave Between 45th & 46th)
730 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017

Monday, March 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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Mobile Monday is NY's premiere mobile network and authority for the the media, financial, and advertising industries. Mobile Monday New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation. Learn more about our 2013-2014 Sponsorship Program.
 
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