Mobile Connect Virtual Event

The Invite-Only Virtual Forum For Senior-Level Mobile And Digital Executives

January 27 - 28, 2021 | 12:45 - 4:45pm ET

Define The Future Of Mobile

Mobile Connect is a private, invitation-only virtual event customized for senior-level mobile and digital executives where we will discuss playable content, mobile checkout, personalization, your ad spend, and the role of influencers.

During crisis comes opportunity. The mission of Mobile Connect is to provide an interactive, high-level platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices and timely perspectives on moving beyond these turbulent times.

A Unique Experience

The Mobile Connect virtual event is an online forum mirroring our in-person Connect events. We’re bringing you exclusive knowledge from top-notch industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Here's what you get when you attend:

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Meetings

See someone on our attendee list you want to meet? Mutually matched and pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with your prospects and peers make it easy to further business. No more fruitless conversation. No more tradeshows.

Executive-Level Content

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue amongst participants. Engage in in-depth discussions how to pivot your business, navigate eCommerce & Digital Marketing through the pandemic and prep for a “new normal”.

Exclusive Networking

Meet only the most senior-level executives in an intimate and interactive environment at our breakout rooms, 1:1 meetings, roundtables, and more.

Our Speakers. Your Visionaries.

Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly

Chief Digital Officer

First Horizon

Dara Meath

Dara Meath

Chief Information Officer / Head of Digital

Conair Corporation

Matthew Cassella

Matthew Cassella

Director of UX and Design


Daniel Moure

Daniel Moure



William Perez

William Perez



Katie Shire

Katie Shire

Senior Director of Growth & Retention Marketing

Giant Eagle

Michael Challinger

Michael Challinger

VP eCommerce


Christopher Yang

Christopher Yang

VP, Engineering

Corporate Travel Management

Vishal Sagar

Vishal Sagar

Director, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing – North America

Harman International, a Samsung company

Matthew Cassella

Matthew Cassella

Director of UX and Design


Mike Brooks

Mike Brooks

SVP of Revenue


Morgan Chemij

Morgan Chemij

Senior Director, Marketing & Global UX / SEO

Hewlett Packard

Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford

VP, Senior Manager - Digital-First Product

Fifth Third Bank

Benton Koerner

Benton Koerner

Senior Digital and Product Channel Manager

Fifth Third Bank

Kathleen Hickey

Kathleen Hickey

Marketing Manager


Mobile Connect Agenda

All Session times displayed in Eastern Time

Day One January 27th, 2021 - The Future of Mobile Experience

  • 12:45 pm - 12:50 pm

    12:45 pm - 12:50 pm

    Matt Millman, Event Director, Mobile Connect Virtual

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  • 12:50 pm - 1:15 pm

    12:50 pm - 1:15 pm

    Dara Meath, Chief Information Officer / Head of Digital, Conair Corporation

    What Tech will Drive Unique and Engaging Mobile Experiences

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  • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    Christopher Yang, VP, Engineering, Corporate Travel Management

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  • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    Alex Otañez, CEO, Shockoe

  • 1:55 pm - 2:10 pm

    1:55 pm - 2:10 pm

  • 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

    2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

    Patrick Kelly, Chief Digital Officer, First Horizon
    Michael Challinger, VP eCommerce, Wilton

  • 2:40 pm - 3:05 pm

    2:40 pm - 3:05 pm

    Matthew Cassella, Director of UX and Design, Newsday

  • 3:05 pm - 3:20 pm

    3:05 pm - 3:20 pm

  • 3:20 pm - 4:05 pm

    3:20 pm - 4:05 pm

    Kathleen Hickey, Marketing Manager, Usabilla

    Consumer behavior is shifting to a mobile first approach. But how do you make sure you engage users and increase conversions by delivering the best experience? In this roundtable we will show how you can collaborate with your users to bring your mobile app experience to the next level.

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  • 4:05 pm - 4:05 pm

    4:05 pm - 4:05 pm

Day Two January 28th, 2021 - Organizational Optimization and Client Loyalty

  • 12:45 pm - 12:50 pm

    12:45 pm - 12:50 pm

    Matt Millman, Event Director, Mobile Connect Virtual

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  • 12:50 pm - 1:20 pm

    12:50 pm - 1:20 pm

    Mike Brooks, SVP of Revenue, WeatherBug

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  • 1:20 pm - 1:40 pm

    1:20 pm - 1:40 pm

  • 1:40 pm - 2:05 pm

    1:40 pm - 2:05 pm

    Morgan Chemij, Senior Director, Marketing & Global UX / SEO, Hewlett Packard

  • 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

    2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

    Katie Shire, Senior Director of Growth & Retention Marketing, Giant Eagle

  • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

  • 2:45 pm - 3:10 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:10 pm

    William Perez, CIO, Pureformulas
    Daniel Moure, CMO, PureFormulas

  • 3:10 pm - 3:35 pm

    3:10 pm - 3:35 pm

    Michael Crawford, VP, Senior Manager - Digital-First Product, Fifth Third Bank
    Benton Koerner, Senior Digital and Product Channel Manager, Fifth Third Bank

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  • 3:35 pm - 3:50 pm

    3:35 pm - 3:50 pm

  • 3:50 pm - 4:35 pm

    3:50 pm - 4:35 pm

    o  Keeping up with high technology – what tech can help generate results and what is just a shiny object?

    o  Transforming into a digital strategy – what are the steps and considerations you need to take to achieve results?

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Rated #1 By The Mobile Community


    "My biggest hesitation at these shows is being pitched constantly. This was the opposite. It was a conversation. One that honed in on my individual challenges, and how to fix them."

Jonathan Gamble
Director, Brand Partnerships


"It was a really great conference. I found the average attendee was much more senior and therefore more knowledgeable vs most other conferences, which in turn made for great networking and roundtables."

Aaron Zagha
Head of eCommerce, International Operations


“Hearing from such high level retailers has helped define the direction I should be taking my business. It’s nice to know other companies at my level have experience the same challenges I go through.”

Mary Plemons
VP of Operations

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How Our Virtual Events Work

Participating in a virtual event is easy. Once you and your team register, each of you will receive a link to access the presentations. You can also add the event to your Outlook or other calendar as a reminder. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. All you need is Internet access. The sessions will be recorded, and will be available for a limited time afterwards. It’s going to be a great event!

This event is exclusively for practicing mobile and digital executives. Solution providers to these organizations and others will not be allowed to attend. Please register with your full company name and your corporate email address or you risk not gaining admittance. WBR reserves the right to not admit registrants based on company type.