OPENING KEYNOTE / TUESDAY / JUNE 4, 2019 / 5:00 PM
Disruption: How Speed & Innovation Can Change an Industry
When it comes to innovation, speed is the name of the game. Companies that can scale at lightspeed while disrupting the guest experience are transforming their industries. Michael Browning, founder and CEO of Urban Air Adventure Parks, will shed light on how igniting insanely fast growth can lead to increased market share, big profit margins, and a distinct competitive advantage.
Michael O. Browning Jr. | CEO | Urban Air Adventure Park
In 2011, Michael Browning founded Urban Air Adventure Parks where he currently holds the title of CEO. Through speed and innovation, Urban Air has become the nation’s premier full-service active family entertainment company offering safe, clean, affordable fun for all ages. As of Q1 2019, Urban Air has over 270 locations ramping to employ over 23,000 young adults and serve 48 million guests annually. Urban Air plans to open 74 new locations in 2019 with another 70 starts which will open in 2020. Michael believes every guest has a story. Urban Air’s mission is to enhance the story through engaging atmospheres that leverage the combination of lighting, sound, attractions and a guest-centric staff.
Ken Hosac | VP, Business Development | Cradlepoint
Ken has 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, R&D and manufacturing. At Cradlepoint, Ken is responsible for driving strategic industry partnerships to accelerate the company’s market growth and leadership. As part of the leadership team since 2009, Ken has helped drive Cradlepoint’s growth and development through roles in strategic planning, product management, solution strategy and thought leadership. Ken frequently represents the company at industry conferences and events, and served on the original Advisory Board for the IoT/M2M Evolution Magazine. Ken holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering, both from Stanford University.