Future Stores Miami

February 07-February 09, 2017

JW Marriott Miami, FL

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

Our Speakers

Attend high impact presentations, lively panels and interactive roundtable discussions in February. You’re guaranteed to leave with pages of notes. Learn from this group’s successes (and avoid pitfalls). They’ll outline what worked for their businesses and what didn’t.

If you would be interested in being a part of Future Stores, we would love to hear from you.

Speaker

Kristin Schoenstein
Kristin Schoenstein
Program Director
Future Stores Miami

Kristin Schoenstein has been a Program Director with Worldwide Business Research since 2010 and has been producing events since 2004. She currently specializes in the retail and eCommerce sector where she heads up the Future Stores portfolio and eTail East. She also successfully launched and grew WBR’s customer experience portfolio. In her role, she is responsible for market research, content creation and speaker faculty management for each event. Prior to WBR, she produced events in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector and got her start organizing educational programming for physicians. In her free time, Kristin heads out to the East end of Long Island where she enjoys boating, fishing and days at the beach with her husband and two daughters.


Scott Emmons
Scott Emmons
Head of Innovation Lab
Neiman Marcus
Michael Millonzi
Michael Millonzi
SVP, Retail
CornerStone Brands
Shari Rossow
Shari Rossow
Retail Operations Vice President
Best Buy Co
Phil Amandola
Phil Amandola
VP, Retail
Kenneth Cole
Marc Fecker
Marc Fecker
Vice President, Innovation Lab
FordDirect.com
Amber Gadsby
Amber Gadsby
Digital Marketing Director
Domino’s Pizza
Dave Brewer
Dave Brewer
Vice President Omnichannel / Stores
Belk Inc
Allison Sommer
Allison Sommer
Head of Category Marketing
The RealReal
Jim Meier
Jim Meier
Senior Director, Category Leadership Transformation
PepsiCo (Frito Lay)
Joan Pagliocco
Joan Pagliocco
Mobile First and Retail Transformation
Verizon Wireless
Micheline Davies
Micheline Davies
VP, Store Design & Merchandising
CanTire
Heather Bell
Heather Bell
Mobile Project Manager
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

Heather Bell leads Innovation projects at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.  Through the innovation incubator, AEO launches and scales new ideas using emerging technologies that both solve customer issues and provide delight. Heather's current programs include AEO's emerging bots program, self-checkout, data science projects to help customers find the right item, AI, RFID and others. Heather is always looking to bridge the gap between digital and in-store.



Previous to working on innovation, Heather was on the leadership team for mobile apps and launched a self-checkout pilot for Gift Cards in 2013, connected stores to wearables with a watch app that tied loyalty and location to stores, and oversaw the creation of apps to be used by associates in the selling process.




Ryan Broshar
Ryan Broshar
Managing Director
Techstars Retail With Target
Eric Bass
Eric Bass
SVP, Store Operations
Belk
Megan Feldman
Megan Feldman
Sr. Director Of Real Estate
Kate Spade & Company
Jennifer Stone Williams
Jennifer Stone Williams
VP, Retail Services
Perry Ellis International
Patrick Kells
Patrick Kells
Director of Retail Merchandising
The Coca-Cola Company
Tyler Balliet
Tyler Balliet
President and Founder
Second Glass (Wine Riot)
Eslam Khalil
Eslam Khalil
Senior Manager, Store and Visual Design
Samsung 837 Store, Samsung Electronics America
Vince Theriault
Vince Theriault
Co-Founder & CEO
Surmesur
Irv Cassio
Irv Cassio
Director of Digital Experience
Luxottica Group
Jeff Fisher
Jeff Fisher
Vice President, Retail, Nickelodeon Stores
Entertainment Retail Enterprises, LLC
Michelle Neal
Michelle Neal
Director, Operations
Sunglass Hut
Amy Dasilva
Amy Dasilva
Hr Communications & Systems Specialist
QuickChek
Alison Medina
Alison Medina
Executive Editor
Design:Retail
Brian Dayton
Brian Dayton
Director, of Finance and Engineering
Kohl’s Department Stores
Brett Friedman
Brett Friedman
Senior Global Sales and Marketing Vice President
Reflexis
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Square Root, Inc.
Stefan T Midford
Stefan T Midford
Chief Executive Officer
Natural Insight
Mike Tippets
Mike Tippets
Vice President Of Media Services And Solutions
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Tracy Faloon
Tracy Faloon
Chief of Client Integration
TPN Retail
Deb Friedland
Deb Friedland
Managing Director of Planning
TPN Retail
Ken Konkel
Ken Konkel
CTO
iQmetrix

Ken has been with iQmetrix since 2008, working in product development for the company’s innovative retail solutions. Today, Ken leads development across iQmetrix’s product/platform suite on product build and delivery. He’s passionate about aligning technology with the needs of today’s retailers as well as looking ahead to future trends and new opportunities. Ken is fanatical about modern software development and building great products that can be breakthroughs and disruptors in the industry. Above all, he loves how technology is disrupting traditional industries by creating new avenues for engaging with our world every day. Ken holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

Marty Yaskowich
Marty Yaskowich
VP of Retail Customer Development
iQMetrix
Brenda Kiehnau
Brenda Kiehnau
Executive Vice President
Innomark
Michael Mire
Michael Mire
CRO
SweetIQ

Michael Mire is co-founder and CRO of Montreal-based SweetIQ, a local search marketing platform that converts online search into in-store sales, founded in 2010. He is a born and bred entrepreneur, marketer, public speaker and mentor. He brings to SweetIQ over ten years of experience spearheading marketing operations of several Canadian start-up companies including Experience Wifi, Microcap Trade and AdMire Marketing.

 

As an entrepreneur, Michael saw potential for local search marketing. With his team, he developed a platform to do what other tools could not– drive foot traffic to brick and mortar stores in a measurable and transparent way. Born from this is SweetIQ, a platform that recognizes local search as more than listings management. It’s an innovative tool that helps companies take their business to the next level by providing them with analytics showing ROI on search marketing investments. With his team, Michael built SweetIQ from two to 84 full-time employees in the past six years – making the start-up his proudest accomplishment after his family.

 

In his spare time, Michael tends to his young family and mentors the future of Montreal’s start-up scene. He loves to ski and is a self-professed motor sports enthusiast.


Perry Kramer
Perry Kramer
Vice President and Practice Lead
BRP

Perry Kramer is a leader in retail information technology, with more than 20 years of extensive experience across several types of retailers, including department stores and specialty retailers. In addition to VP and leadership positions with retailers, he has held the CIO position with a technology company and was co-chairman of the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) board of directors. Throughout his career, Perry has managed selection and implementation projects within store systems, logistics, finance, HCM, e-commerce and merchandising.

Lara Trepanier
Lara Trepanier
Director, Store Operations
Sur la Table
Timothy Anaya
Timothy Anaya
Head of Customer Experience
Ministry of Supply

Timothy Anaya is the Head of Customer Experience at Ministry of Supply, a menswear/womenswear brand which designs, creates and sells technically advanced professional clothing.  Infusing technology into fabric development and through advanced manufacturing processes, Ministry of Supply is inventing a new category of clothing: performance professional.  The company has been featured in the NY Times, Fast Company, Elle Magazine and on the TODAY Show. Timothy works to analyze the expansion of the company and ensure customers, both in-store and online, have a seamless experience. He works alongside an agile retail staff on the expansion into physical retail, and has launched stores in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, D.C., Bethesda, Atlanta and NYC. Timothy is also the head photographer for Ministry of Supply, and is passionate about people dressing smarter so they can do more.

Larry Payne
Senior Sales Executive, Enterprise Retail Solutions
MaxPoint