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The Future of Shopping June 23 - 25, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah

The lines between online and offline shopping aren't just blurring; they've disappeared altogether. If your marketing strategies don't reflect this convergence, you will get left behind. Omni-channel marketing -- a seamless approach to the consumer experience through all available shopping channels -- is the new minimum consumer expectation. Are your e-commerce, shopper marketing, and mobile strategies aligned to deliver on this requirement?

At the inaugural iMedia Commerce Summit, join senior brand marketers to discuss strategies and tactics related to the challenges of omni-channel marketing. Featured presentations and discussions will cover:

  • Retailer spotlights: case studies and stories directly from brands that successfully blend disparate channels into a seamless customer experience
  • Game changers: technologies driving the future of retail marketing, both online and off
  • New insights: the latest in e-commerce tools and trends
  • Shopper science: emerging patterns in the brand values and technology that drive purchases 
You Won't Want to Miss this After-Dinner Reception!


Attendee Benefits

For a limited number of agencies/publishers/service providers, the iMedia Commerce Summit offers an exclusive and intimate opportunity to have meaningful interaction with brand and agency executives to help them address their digital marketing challenges and strategies. iMedia regulates the number of "seller" passes sold to ensure a rich buyer-to-seller ratio. In addition to collaboration with marketers during content sessions, iMedia has designed a program rich in both structured and unstructured networking opportunities.


Please be our guest and request your invitation. Space is limited so act now. This summit is FREE to qualified brand and retail marketers and offers:

  • 2 full days of peer-to-peer exchange
  • Informative, insightful sessions & keynotes on the most timely and critical issues
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Participant materials
  • Meals and networking functions, including iMedia's exclusive one:one program
  • 2-night stay at a gorgeous resort

Featured Speakers

  • Kelly Thompson

    Kelly Thompson

    SVP, Merchandising, Planning & Marketplace


  • Mike Amend

    Mike Amend

    VP, Online

    The Home Depot

  • Gian Fulgoni

    Gian Fulgoni

    Chairman & Co-Founder


  • Agenda

    Monday, June 23, 2014

    Registration Desk Opens

    Sponsored Presentations (Brand & Retail Executives Only)

    Welcome Reception & Dinner
    Brought to you by: inMarket

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Registration Desk Opens

    Sponsored Presentations & Breakfast (Brand & Retail Executives Only)

    Seller Breakfast: "Breaking Through to Major Brands / Retail Brands as a Seller"
    Neil Perry, SVP, The Institutes

    Networking Break & Marketplace Expo

    Welcome by Summit Host
    Dave Knox, Co-Founder, The Brandery

    Opening Keynote: "Walmart's Digital Transformation - Bridging the Digital / Physical Divide"
    Kelly Thompson, SVP, Merchandising, Planning & Marketplace, walmart.com

    Q&A with Keynote
    Nick Nguyen, Head of Mobile Product, Walmart

    Transition Break

    Spotlight A: Search Sells: Capitalizing on How Shoppers Search Retail Sites
    Steve Elson, Vice President, Search Media, HookLogic
    Corey Carrillo, Global Search & Online Marketing Manager, Intel Corporation
    Brought to you by: Hook Logic

    Spotlight B: Case Study: Driving Commerce with Custom Data Targeting & Offers
    Taylor Burton, Manager of Advertising Solutions, eBay Audience Platform
    Kapil Bansal, Director, Mobile, 1800Flowers.com
    Brought to you by: Paypal Media Network

    Spotlight C: Capitalizing on the Mobile Targeting Opportunity
    Rob Deichert, COO, North America, Criteo
    Brought to you by: Criteo

    Transition Break

    Spotlights (Repeated)

    Transition Break

    Case Study: "Reaching Consumers When & Where Receptive"
    Laston Charriez, SVP Marketing, Western Union

    Insight Presentation: "Attribution Marketing Tailored for Your Business"
    Charlie Cole, CEO, The Line

    Transition Break

    Master Track Boxed Lunch (Lunch & Learn)

    Master Track A: "M-Commerce Strategies for Omni-Channel Consumer Engagement"
    Phil Hendrix, Founder & Director, immr
    Dan Kersten, Senior Professional – Promotions Marketing, Kimberly-Clark
    Mark Coffey, SVP, Revenue, Partnerships & Brand Acquisition, rue la la
    John Elkaim, VP of Marketing, Gigya

    Master Track B: "Shopper Science: Emerging Trends in Consumer Behavior, Technologies & Brand Values, That Drive Purchases"
    John Stichweh, Director, Digital/Social Shopper Marketing, ConAgra Foods
    Devora Rogers, Senior Director, Retail Marketing Insights, Inmar
    Ron Cox, Director of Consumer Marketing & Planning, SpartanNash

    Master Track C: "Can Content Drive Commerce?"
    Carlos Gil, Senior Manager, Social Media
    Robert Davis, Executive Director, Content, OgilvyOne
    Thomas Nehren, Director of Brand Marketing, Glasses.com

    Networking Break & Marketplace Expo

    A by-appointment networking program for buyers and sellers, during which each has an opportunity to participate in a series of 10-minute introductory meeting. Sponsored by:

    Transition Break

    The Innovation Afternoon: Discussion: "Disruption for Growth"
    Dave Knox, Co-Founder, The Brandery
    Dan Herman, CEO, ChatID
    Anthony Nicalo, CEO, Dónde

    The Innovation Afternoon: Store of the Future: "How Digital is Revolutionizing Retail Operations"
    Olga Patel, Senior Manager, J.M Smucker

    Free Time & Marketplace Expo

    Cocktail Reception

    Brought to you by: Adobe

    After-Dinner Reception
    Brought to you by: Rakuten Marketing

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Registration Desk Opens

    Sponsored Presentations & Breakfast (Brand & Retail Executives Only)

    Seller Breakfast

    Networking Break & Marketplace Expo

    A by-appointment networking program for buyers and sellers, during which each has an opportunity to participate in a series of 10-minute introductory meeting. Sponsored by:

    Transition Break

    Welcome Back by Summit Host
    Dave Knox, Co-Founder, The Brandery

    Keynote Fireside Chat: "Captivating the Consumer in An Omni-Channel World"
    Gian Fulgoni, Chairman & Co-Founder, comScore
    Mike Amend, VP, Online, The Home Depot

    Insight Presentation: "Advanced Amazon Strategies"
    Jay Allen, VP of Internet Marketing at FootSmart, Benchmark Brands

    Discussion: "Keeping Up With The Changing Retail-Supplier Marketing Partnership"
    Jeff Campbell, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Resolution Media
    Diane Bunton, Marketing Director, Dell
    Michael O'Hanlon, VP Corporate & Business Development, Wayfair
    Wayne Duan, Director, Walgreens Digital Commerce, Walgreens.com and Drugstore.com

    Lunch & Closing Discussion: "Real Talk with Alex & Ani and Lands' End"
    Jen Brady, CEO & President, Fred & Associates
    Sam Norpel, VP, Digital Transformation & Acquisition, Lands' End
    Igor Bekker, VP, eCommerce, Alex & Ani

    Summit Ambassadors

    Event Sponsors

    • Acuity
    • Media Math
    • Rakuten Marketing
    • Rocket Fuel
    • Criteo
    • Hook Logic
    • Paypal Media Network
    • Adobe
    • Gigya
    • inMarket
    • Retail Me Not
    • Revtrax
    • SLI Systems
    • Advertising Age
    • eMarketer
    • Business Wire
    • B2BecNews (internet retailer)

    iMedia Summit attendees represent over $3 billion in digital marketing spend and hail from some of the biggest companies in the Fortune-500. High-value, customizable sponsorship opportunities are available, but won't last. Contact Keri Albers, Sr. Director, Partner Development, for more information.



    The Grand America Hotel
    The Grand America Hotel 555 South Main Street
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111


    Among Salt Lake City hotels, The Grand America Hotel stands apart as a superior choice-and not just because it is the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in Salt Lake City and is a landmark in the city.