BREAKOUT 2 (ICX) / WEDNESDAY / JUNE 5, 2019 / 9:30 AM

The Future is Now

When we look at what’s next, we realize that many things we didn’t think were possible even five years ago are happening now: robotics, autonomous vehicles, drones, artificial intelligence, automated stores, emotion detection, smart assistants and more.

We’ll examine the world of what is possible through the lens of machine learning and AI-infused experiences.


Scott Emmons | Chief Technology Officer | Current Global

Scott Emmons brings his expertise in innovation to the role of Chief Technology Officer at the Current Global, where he oversees an ever-expanding ecosystem of startups and tech partners from around the world, managing their integration with brand and retail clients across fashion, beauty and tech. He comes from the Neiman Marcus Group, where he founded and built the innovation lab (iLab) in 2012, using it as a basis to elevate technology innovation to be a core value at the company. Scott was responsible for evaluating, designing, testing and piloting cutting-edge technologies and applications for luxury retail.

David Hewitt | Group Vice President | Publicis.Sapient

David Hewitt serves as Group Vice President of experience strategy and global mobility lead for Publicis.Sapient and brings more than 20 years of experience in design, technology, and mobile. He drives innovation for clients by helping them place the right strategic bets, design around the needs of the customer, and take advantage of emerging technologies and intelligent platforms to best connect brands and customers. He is a founder of Publicis.Sapient Mobile Center of Excellence, a full service team dedicated to designing and developing customer centric experiences across mobile, web, voice, and smart environments. As global mobility strategy lead, David helps brands take a mobile-first approach to transforming their business around tomorrow’s customer.

Matt Pierce | DFW Branch Manager | Accent Food Services

Matt Pierce is the Regional Manager at Accent Foods, a leader in the business to business refreshment services. Matt has been with the organization for 13 years and joined the Accent team of North Texas in August of 2018 to oversee operations. Matt’s focus is on leadership and using lean principles and data research to drive initiatives that allow Accent to focus on their people and customers. He is naturally curios and loves problem solving. He specializes in logistics and implementing new technologies in the marketplace to drive growth. Matt is a husband and a father of two young boys.


Christie Rice | Director Business Development, Visual Solutions | Intel

Christie Rice is the segment director responsible for Intel’s digital signage and interactive kiosk business worldwide in the Internet of Things Group at Intel. In her role she works to ensure that Intel technology meets the ever changing digital signage needs. She also works closely with the ecosystem to promote solutions that provide the immersive and interactive experience that our customers demand. Before assuming her current role, Christie’s 20 years at Intel included various technical, product, business development, and marketing management positions across a broad range of products and segments including memory, PCs, storage, networking, and IOT.

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