Meet our DSE Advisory Board Members
The DSE Advisory Board serves as the consulting arm of DSE, providing insight and guidance for the show to ensure it maintains the correct focus in this ever-changing industry. The Advisory Board consists of industry professionals, covering nearly every corner of industry, ranging from retailers and restaurants to digital out-of-home network operators and content providers. The Board also supports Digital Signage Connection with contributions to the weekly Ask the Board feature as well as other blog posts throughout the year. To learn more about each member, click their photo to view their bio and also watch video interviews.
ABOUT JOEL ALLARD
An 18-year veteran at Target, Joel Allard has been deeply involved with in-store digital initiatives since 2003 and has held both technology and business roles. Having a background in media and marketing technology, Allard's expertise is collaborating to create business goals and requirements, and matching them with technology and solutions. He currently helps manage Target's in-store digital network, which includes overseeing content delivery, encoding and playback scheduling. He also co-owns the technology platforms that drive the network, and partners closely with IT, store design, and content strategy teams.
ABOUT DOUG ANDERSON
Doug Anderson is a native-born Californian. He was hired in response to a board motion made by Los Angeles Mayor and Board President Eric Garcetti for the creation of a strategic technology department to advance new technologies focused on improving the customer experience in transit. Currently, Anderson is exploring outreach to transit customers via a number of technologies including equipping the fleet of vehicles with Wi-Fi and digital displays, adding a social media component to the mobile trip planner and adopting ibeacons for use in wayfinding and gamification applications.
ABOUT SANDRA BREADING
Senior Director of IT Planning, Global Operations, Hotel Digital Platforms and Brand Technology at Marriott International, Sandra Breading is responsible for developing the Global Program IT Strategies for Property Internet and Digital Signage, in addition to partnering with Brand Teams for evaluate certain Platform Technologies. Breading is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and brings to the table 25+ years in Theme Park Operations and Technology experience from her prior role at the Walt Disney Company where she was a leader in the development and implementation of product strategy, along with setting technology and security standards for mobile devices and digital signage.
ABOUT MEGAN CARDAMAN
Megan Cardaman has been in Corporate Communications at Nationwide Children’s Hospital since 2016 and manages the hospital’s widespread digital signage network. With various types of digital signs to communicate with patients, families, visitors and staff, Cardaman oversees the creation of content and playlist management, and works closely with the Creative Services team to produce timely and effective messaging. The hospital’s network of digital signs continues to grow and Megan is constantly seeking new ways to make digital messaging more effective and engaging across various audiences.
ABOUT ALGERNON CALLIER
Algernon Callier is a catalyst for driving innovation initiatives and identifying, developing and proving out new capabilities that enhance business value and provide extraordinary guest service and experiences for Universal theme parks. He has been with Universal since 2002, and during that time, he has been a strategic leader in the areas of brand marketing, digital content operations and building synergy throughout the Universal parks.
ABOUT PENNY CARTER
For the past nine of the 21 years that Penny Carter has worked in IT with Lockheed Martin, she has played a proactive part in developing the organization’s digital signage experience. She helped research, design and deploy digital signage as a means to communicate to the non-wired employees at Lockheed Martin in 2008. Collaborating with multimedia, communications and leadership, her team designed, built and implemented what were the first cafeteria displays of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics employee news, aka AeroTV News. The deployment has grown to more than 250 displays across the seven Aeronautics sites. In addition, she has deployed another 200 screens across the various programs to display production metrics.
ABOUT LAWRENCE CHANG
Lawrence Chang serves as the director of IT for the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. He has been working in the computer and telecommunications field for more than fifteen years. During this time, he has held a number of positions working as a network architect/administrator and as an IT consultant. He brings his depth of experience, technical skills and management capabilities to his current position, where he sets the strategic direction for the CTCC’s operations and technology, supports the administration and management operations as well as the Centre’s client-side IT and telecommunications services. Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Technology in Network Management from SAIT Polytechnic.
ABOUT FRANK COCCARO
Frank Coccaro has been with MGM Resorts International for 24 years and has been involved in all aspects of video production, content delivery, and hardware and software deployment. He has provided new deployment strategies, creative direction, and content development for the company’s digital signage network. He currently oversees the teams responsible for all back of house digital content and programing for all front and back facing displays in Las Vegas and Regional properties. Prior to joining MGM, Coccaro traveled the world on cruise ships, worked on large sporting events like Seoul Summer Olympics, Australia’s America’s Cup Races, and was an Art Director for Film and TV projects.
ABOUT ANGEL CORDERO
Angel Cordero leads Digital Signage solutions for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts worldwide. His team creates digital signage and interactive kiosks for a wide range of segments including resorts, entertainment, transportation, food, merchandise, and cast communications. He drives the global strategy, technology platforms, and processes; as well as leading new projects from requirements to deployment. Cordero has worked with technology and multi-media for over 20 years. He has an MBA in Management from NYU Stern; and MS, BS in Computer Engineering from CUNY. He lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife and three daughters.
ABOUT ANDRE CRITTLE
Andre Crittle offers over 15 years of Supplier Relationship Management, Strategic Sourcing, Project Management and business experience. He holds an MBA from Roosevelt University and a BS from Illinois State University. He is responsible for the ongoing operation of the US Indoor Digital Menu Boards, and the rollout and operation of the US Outdoor Digital Menu Boards. Additionally, Crittle contributes with the development of the strategic vision, planning and implementing an Omni-channel marketing solution for the US McDonald’s system. He enjoys new challenges and deploying new technologies that drive business results.
ABOUT DOMINIC DeSIENO
In his role as Digital Signage Technical Lead of Corporate Video Services, Dominic DeSieno has been managing field operations and system configuration for Wells Fargo since 2010. Before that, he worked for more than 10 years as a web programmer and website designer. Currently, DeSieno manages the hardware/operations staff on the digital signage team that is responsible for systems for both employees and customers at more than 5,000 sites.
ABOUT LEN DUDIS
As CIO of Grupo Vidanta, Len Dudis leads the technology team for one of Mexico’s largest and most innovative resort companies. His key areas of focus are strategic planning, deployment and integration of digital signage within the company's resorts and future theme parks currently under construction. He is working closely with company line of business leaders to devise digital signage strategies based on business goals. Dudis previously held both IT and business operations leadership positions with The Walt Disney Company and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and helped to define and deploy digital signage at those company’s theme parks and resorts.
ABOUT MICHAEL DWYER
Michael Dwyer joined the Subway team more than six years ago to manage digital consumer marketing for the brand across all channels. He has managed the content for in‑restaurant signage and piloted the brand's first digital menu boards. Currently, his focus is to define the global strategy and rollout plan for a full‑scale digital signage experience across the Subway system.
ABOUT JOSHUA EFTEKHARI-ASL
In his current role as Manager of Technology Delivery at Taco Bell, Joshua Eftekhari-Asl is responsible for the design and deployment of digital signage solutions for all of Taco Bell’s US restaurants with the goal of elevating the customer experience, and optimizing sales. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his steel frame road bike, watching classic Hitchcock films, and honing his barista skills.
ABOUT PAUL FLEURANGES
Paul Fleuranges currently directs NYC Transit's corporate communications and has oversight of Marketing & Service Information, customer Service & Travel Information and customer Relations. He also oversees operations of the New York Transit Museum. Since 2010, Fleuranges has headed up the development and deployment of the agency's ad‑supported On the Go Travel Station network of digital interactive kiosks. In addition, he spearheaded the development of the FYI Network – an internal digital screen network that messages to employees at more than 40 administrative, bus and subway facilities. Fleuranges is a member of the DSE Advisory Board, and a Board Member of the Digital Signage Federation, where he co‑chairs the Education Committee.
ABOUT CHERYL FLOHR
Cheryl Flohr is the director of communications at Parker Aerospace, an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation. She is responsible for the Parker Aerospace marketing communications program, including strategy and planning, advertising, marketing collateral, tradeshow and event management and digital communication efforts, as well as government affairs, media relations and community relations for the organization. Flohr has twice served as chair of the Aerospace Industries Association's Communications Council, and has received awards from the International Association of Business Communicators, Public Relations Society of America and several other organizations. She lives in Laguna Niguel, California with her husband and has two daughters.
ABOUT LENA FORREST
Lena Forrest leads Customer Experience Marketing for TD Bank, one of the 10 largest banks in the United States. She oversees the bank's marketing efforts in the areas of print, digital signage, merchandising, and promotional products. Forrest joined TD Bank in 2008. She has more than 20 years of experience in the Retail and Marketing fields and is a graduate of Rowan University.
ABOUT JORDAN FRASER
Jordan Fraser is the Director of Business Development for GameStop TV, a digital signage network in GameStop's U.S. retail locations. Fraser is responsible for managing operations of the GameStop TV network and developing brand partnerships for GameStop. Prior to joining GameStop, Fraser held advertising and marketing roles at Clear Channel, Kinetic and Outfront Media.
ABOUT MARK GEIGER
In his current role at the Georgia World Congress Center, Mark Geiger manages revenue-generating initiatives for the fourth largest convention center in North America. These initiatives include corporate advertising sales, convention/trade show sponsorship and utilization of the center's extensive and growing digital signage network he helped create in 2008. Geiger has held marketing and communication leadership roles with Atlanta‑based Acuity Brands as well as Turner Broadcasting. He also served 21 years in the U.S. Army, 14 of those years as an active‑duty photo journalist.
ABOUT JOSHUA GOODWIN
Joshua Goodwin was born and raised in NYC, and has worked in post-production for more than 23 years. He has collaborated with clients like MTV, Nickelodeon, Sony Pictures, and Elektra Records to create creative content from feature-length films to 30-second promos. Joshua is currently assisting in researching and designing the visual experience for Eileen Fishers newest location, in Brooklyn NY. Goodwin has been employed with Eileen Fisher as a digital media specialist (concentrating in digital signage) for more than five years and holds a bachelor's in fine arts in film and animation from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
ABOUT GARY HARRIS
Gary Harris has worked at the University of Notre Dame for six years, providing technical support to the campus community. His current role is that of Video Network Engineer, and he is the technical lead for the digital signage service on campus. He is a Digital Signage Certified Expert and helps users all over campus with hardware, software and content in the growing digital sign project at Notre Dame.
ABOUT JERRY HARRIS
Jerry Harris has been in the digital media industry for more than 15 years and oversees the implementation and advancement of analog and digital displays throughout the facility. Between 2008 and 2010, Harris served on the Digital Signage Expo Board of Advisors. In 2010, he was inducted into the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and holds a leadership position with the North Metro Atlanta Chapter of 100 Black Men.
ABOUT THOMAS KUNKA
Thomas Kunka leverages more than 20 years of experience in higher education information technology to produce innovative IT services. He currently leads the design and implementation of enterprise digital signage services for the Urbana campus. Having observed a growing need for the sharing of knowledge and best practices across institutions, Kunka recently led the formation of an EDUCAUSE Constituent's Group dedicated to issues related to using digital signage in higher education. Thomas earned M.S. and B.S. degrees in applied computer science from Illinois State University.
ABOUT JOSEPH McQUEEN
Joseph McQueen is responsible for managing all aspects of network services for American Eagle Outfitters. From strategy and design to managing the content for over 1000 domestic and international locations, he is constantly looking to find better ways to integrate technology to the business in a profitable way. One of his team's main responsibilities is to manage American Eagle’s 15,000 square‑foot billboard in Times Square. Using his oversight of multiple teams, he is able to leverage all aspects of solutions related to networking, telephony, mobility, digital signage and video conferencing.
ABOUT PATRICIA MITRANO
Patricia Mitrano is Director of Visual Communications at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC), an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, the largest integrated hospital system in New Jersey. She has extensive experience in content creation, graphic design, internal event staging and communications.With the responsibility to communicate management messages to more than 3,000 employees, she became intrigued with digital signage as an efficient medium. She has spearheaded the research, purchase and deployment of a seven‑screen digital employee messaging system, which incorporates 1,000 existing hospital TVs for her facility.
ABOUT DARLA MORSE
Darla Morse is responsible for leading the Arby’s brand technology initiatives with the objective of continuing to enhance the restaurant experience for Arby's guests while driving operational efficiencies for franchisees. Prior to joining Arby's, Morse was the CIO of SeaWorld where she led the technology teams supporting SeaWorld's corporate headquarters and 12 parks. During her tenure at SeaWorld, Morse drove a number of industry-leading innovations including an enterprise mobile application for managing park wait times, providing guest information, and other key functionalities. Morse is an alumna of Florida Southern College where she received a Bachelor of Computer Science. She also received an MBA in Management Information Systems from Webster University.
ABOUT ANGIE NALEPKA
Angie Nalepka has been with Rogers Communications for over 25 years and has led retail digital signage since 2006. She was instrumental in rolling out the national program from a creative content and visual merchandising perspective. She bridges marketing, merchandising and store operations to deliver award winning digital content for retail locations throughout Canada. Her expertise includes creative development, content strategy and playlist management for a combination of traditional digital signage, interactive touch and gesture based installations. Nalepka is all about the content and enjoys the experience of using digital signage to tell a story.
ABOUT MICHAEL ORAM
Michael Oram has more than 10 years of experience in the airport concession industry, including planning, development and implementation of the concession program for the new International Terminal at McCarran International Airport. During his time at McCarran, he has been responsible for the management of Specialty Retail, News & Gift, Gaming, Food & Beverage and Indoor and Outdoor advertising agreements. Oram is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Valley High School.
ABOUT DANIEL ORME-DOUTRE
Daniel Orme-Doutre is a certified digital signage expert with more than 14 years of digital event and signage experience. Orme‑Doutre has been with Microsoft for more than a decade and attended DSE six years ago with a goal to build a digital signage network across the company. He is currently program manager for Microsoft's internal digital signage system and interactive new media at events and on campus.
ABOUT RANDY POINDEXTER
Randy Poindexter has served as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Bojangles’ since 1999 and previously as Vice President of Marketing since 1990. Prior to joining Bojangles’, Poindexter served as division senior marketing director for Kentucky Fried Chicken Corp. ("KFC") in Atlanta, Georgia, as division marketing director for KFC in Charlotte, North Carolina, and as field marketing manager for KFC Atlanta. Poindexter also worked with Chart House, Inc. as director of marketing for their Burger King franchised restaurants in Virginia and Houston, Texas. Poindexter is a graduate of East Carolina University and has served on the Marketing Advisory Board for the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University since 2014.
ABOUT JIM RILEY
Jim Riley is the Director of Marketing for the Columbus Blue Jackets. He oversees all aspects of the organization's marketing efforts including advertising, branding, ticket promotions, signage, community events and creative services. Riley joined the Blue Jackets organization during the 2007‑08 season as Marketing Manager for Nationwide Arena events and the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League. He was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2013. A native of east central Ohio, Riley graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in business management and sports management.
ABOUT WAYNE ROREX
Wayne Rorex has spent the past 30 years in public service. His expertise is in emergency operations and management. Currently, he is working in the Policies and Procedures Division, striving to make Los Angeles a city that is more responsive to the needs of the residents, businesses and visitors. This goal can only be accomplished by partnering with all of the stakeholders. The vast amount of digital technology is in the private sector and is the primary method of information distribution. Rorex's vision is that electronic billboards, digital storefronts and even the menu at your favorite restaurant can be utilized to provide up-to-the-minute disaster instructions during times of emergency and crisis.
ABOUT DAVID SALEME
David Saleme joined the Columbus Regional Airport Authority in October 1996. He was hired under the General Counsel's office, with a focus on concessions and real estate. Throughout his time with CRAA, he has been responsible for terminal and concession development at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (formerly Port Columbus), and is now primarily responsible for managing the in airport advertising program. Saleme's other efforts at John Glenn Airport include the negotiating and drafting of concession agreements, rental car agreements, bid packages, requests for proposal, land and building leases, airline lease amendments, minimum standards and other agreements with a broad spectrum of airport tenants and operators.
ABOUT RALPH SCHORBACH
Ralph Schorbach coordinates and operates all computer technology systems, telecom, credentials, box office, wardrobe, badge center, admissions, and A/V for Fairplex. This includes all hardware and software systems implementation, maintenance and upgrades. He is a disaster volunteer and communications chairman for the San Gabriel/Pomona Valley chapter of the American Red Cross and Disaster Communications Volunteer with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Walnut and San Dimas offices. He is also part of the Comboni Missionary League to raise funds for the poor and disadvantaged. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelor of science degree in computer science.
ABOUT STEVE "CHEWIE" STAVAR
Steve "Chewie" Stavar started working for the video production department at West Virginia University in 2006. He produced and assisted on the production of departmental, athletic, and national messaging for WVU. For the last three years Stavar has worked exclusively with the InfoStations. He also assists with hardware maintenance of the centralized system of over 100 monitors across three campuses, new installations, and internal sales of InfoStations while his main focus is running the content management software including template layout, creation of custom elements, and working with others in WVU's University Relations department to further the internal and external messaging of the University.
ABOUT JESSICA STEVENS
Jessica Stevens is both a deployment manager and capability manager for digital signage initiatives within IT for Best Buy. In her 15 years at Best Buy, she has worked on multiple large‑scale deployments that have introduced new capabilities and infrastructure to the stores. She has also managed the creation of operational processes needed to support upwards of 15,000 channels displaying on more than 72,000 screens in Best Buy locations. Stevens earned her B.S. in scientific and technical communication from the University of Minnesota in 2004 and her Project Management Professional Certification in 2009.
ABOUT TRACI QUILLEN STEWART
Traci Quillen Stewart is a 21-year veteran of the chemical industry. Stewart had the privilege to participate on the core team that launched digital signage at Eastman, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee. Four years after launch, Stewart now manages 242 digital signs located at 43 sites across the globe. These digital signs offer a mix of wayfinding, interactivity, videos, emergency alerts, employee communications, and employee milestones such as new hires, anniversaries, and retirements. Stewart continually monitors advancements in digital signage technology to keep Eastman’s growing digital signage network robust and dynamic.
ABOUT RODNEY WARD
Rodney Ward is the Senior Director, Venue Technology at International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a position he has held since November 2013. In this role, he manages technology for the company’s portfolio of NASCAR tracks. Prior to this position, he served as the Technology Project Manager for Daytona Rising the 400-Million-dollar reimagining of the Daytona International Speedway. Before joining ISC, Ward had over 20 years of experience in technology project management in retail, government, telecommunication, broadcast, and entertainment. He has also held roles at Airscan, American Eagle Outfitters, Crown Castle, Wintec, Open Network Technologies, Aerial, and GTE Mobilenet.
ABOUT RYAN WEST
Ryan West has been with The Coca-Cola Company for 17 years in research & development creating new technology for equipment. He has spent the last 9 years focused on integrating digital signage and consumer interaction with equipment and out of home displays. West has been on the leading edge of the industry by introducing the first interactive vending machine and digital cooler as well as other innovations. He most recently led the design and implementation of the new Coca-Cola digital moving sign in Times Square which was awarded the Guinness World record for the largest 3D robotic billboard.
ADVERTISING & BRAND COUNCIL
ABOUT STEVE DAWSON
Steve Dawson collaborates with a cross-functional team of strategists, technologists and designers to bring innovative and engaging experiences to life using emerging technologies. As the technology director of the Emerging Experiences group at Razorfish, Steve led the technology effort for the Audi City digital dealership concept, with locations in London, Beijing, Berlin and Moscow. The Audi City dealerships fundamentally redefined the car buying experience across the automotive industry. Steve also led the technology effort for the T-Mobile flagship store in Times Square and the AT&T store in Chicago, pushing the boundaries of digital experiences in physical environments. The flagship environments serve as the benchmark for retail in the telecommunications industry.
ABOUT DAVE KOPPELMAN
A 27-year advertising veteran, Dave Koppelman has served as Managing Director since co-founding MacDonald Media in 1997, after meeting Andrea MacDonald at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising. MacDonald Media is a full service OOH media company that has grown to over $80 million in billings with 4 offices across the country. Koppelman is on many industry committees including being the current AAAA OOH Committee Chairman, and holding positions on the Geopath Audit Development committee, The Geopath Compliance Committee, Geopath Transit Committee, Geopath Conference Committee, Geopath OOH Ratings Sales Judge and was a chief judge in the OAAA’s media plan of the year award.
ABOUT TRAVIS KRAGH
Travis Kragh's 10+ years of experience in advertising expands beyond digital signage. He has been a key player in building advertising agencies in both corporate and traditional settings as a creative director, art director and animator. Touching on everything from television to building big brands, Kragh has always had one common goal: revolutionize the industry. He leads the ClockNine team to create strategic marketing that pushes the boundaries of digital signage.
ABOUT DAVID OAKLEY
David Oakley is the President and Creative Director of BooneOakley in Charlotte. Since founding the agency in 2000, Oakley has led the creative efforts on a diverse client roster including Bojangles', The Charlotte Hornets, Mellow Mushroom, MTV and CarMax. Oakley was just inducted into the North Carolina Media and Journalism Hall of Fame. Oakley's married to Claire, who is awesome and much better looking than Oakley. One more thing: Oakley’s book, Why is Your Name Upside Down? is currently ranked #612,879 on Amazon’s best sellers list. So go buy a copy today. It's much better than this lame bio.
ABOUT CHRISTINA RADIGAN
A 17-year media veteran, Christina Radigan educates the organization and clients about emerging media, research, initiatives and trends. Her expertise spans the industry, including digital place-based, cinema, non‑traditional and traditional out‑of‑home. She oversees the development of the organization's extensive marketing resources, establishing best practices and guidelines upon which the company plans and buys the medium. Radigan is an active leader in the out-of-home industry serving as board member on the Digital Place‑based Advertising Association (DP-AA) and DSE Advertising Council. Radigan holds a bachelor's degree from Towson State University.
ABOUT RICK ROBINSON
A member of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) Hall of Fame, Rick Robinson is a life‑long Out‑of‑Home (OOH) advocate. He's also a creative thinker, public speaker, fine artist and author. Robinson's industry achievements include helping launch the renowned Tall Walls on The Sunset Strip, serving as a two‑time OBIE Judge, serving as founding chairman of the OAAA Creative Committee and authoring the OAAA-published book The People's Space.
INDUSTRY CONSULTANTS COUNCIL
ABOUT JONATHAN BRAWN
Jonathan Brawn is a principal of Brawn Consulting based in Vista, California. Before that, he was director of technical services for Visual Appliances, a firm that holds the patent on ZeroBurn™ plasma display technology. Prior to that, he successfully ran Brawn & Associates, a design build group serving the residential and commercial AV markets. Brawn worked alongside his father Alan in creating and building training programs for technical, sales and marketing development. He holds CTS certification and teaches courses at InfoComm, CEDIA and the Digital Signage Expo. He is co- founding director of ISF Commercial and a founding member of The Digital Signage Experts Group.
ABOUT IGNAZ GORISCHEK
Ignaz Gorischek is an award-winning designer and brings a unique blend of retail experience to CallisonRTKL's team. His background in striking visual merchandising, store planning and design, graphics, art curation and collection and innovative application of technologies have made him one of the industry's most recognized figures.
ABOUT MARGOT MYERS
Margot Myers is the director of global marketing and communications at the Platt Retail Institute. She serves as the managing editor for PRI's publications and website. Myers completed a 31-year career in the federal government serving as manager of retail in-store programs for the U.S. Postal Service. An early adopter of using technology to enhance communications, she installed and managed an employee-facing communications network in the mid-'90s in more than 600 postal facilities. In 2004, she deployed and tested The Post Office Channel, a digital signage network designed to communicate with customers in postal retail lobbies. Myers is a member of the Advisory Board for Digital Signage Expo. She also is a member of the Interactive customer Experience Association and the Digital Signage Federation.
ABOUT JEFF PORTER
Jeff Porter is the President/CEO of Porter Digital Signage, an independent third-party consulting company specializing in digital signage. For nearly 20 years, Porter was a principal at Scala, the world's leading digital signage software platform. He is a sought-after speaker at industry events, and acclaimed as one of the industry's pioneers. Porter has served on the POPAI Board of Directors from 2006 to 2012, chaired POPAI's digital signage group and recently co-authored the fourth edition of the book The Power of Marketing at-Retail. He earned his bachelor's degree from Purdue University and his master's from the University of Illinois.
OUT-OF-HOME NETWORK COUNCIL
ABOUT IAN DALLIMORE
Ian Dallimore began work with Lamar in 2004 as part of the marketing department. A year later, he transitioned to national sales where he worked directly with OOH buyers and strategic teams for national agencies. Dallimore soon became Lamar's first digital OOH strategist and developed what the company has become today. As director of digital innovation and sales strategy, he interacts with national clients, brands and agencies to devise strategic plans. He also serves on the Digital Signage Expo Advisory Board with a focus on driving the industry to stay relevant in the advertising world. Dallimore is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a bachelor's degree in business marketing and communications.
ABOUT CHRIS MACKENZIE
As Vice-President of Digital Ad Operations, Chris Mackenzie has spent 16 years bringing Clear Channel Outdoor into the digital age. Most recently, Mackenzie helped design and implement CCO’s programmatic solution for digital which resulted in the first true out of home programmatic integration. Mackenzie was also instrumental in the design and deployment of automatic webcams for digital roadside assets – an industry first – resulting in thousands of CCO labor hours saved annually. Never content with "now," Mackenzie has spent his career focusing on "what’s next,: and by doing so has kept CCO at the forefront of digital technology in the out-of-home space.
ABOUT BILL MASLYN
Bill Maslyn joined Intersection as the VP of Product, Content & Ad Tech in early 2017 and leads digital ad product and programmatic technologies that enable brands the opportunity to drive more relevant and engaging advertising, rooted in real-world location and physical context. He brings more than 16 years of digital media experience focusing on advertising, consumer web, and mobile products and technology at companies like YP, The Real Yellow Pages, Everyday Health, and IAC/InterActiveCorp. Maslyn holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, an MS in Technical Communication, and an MBA in Marketing & New Product Development from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
ABOUT BRAD SAVAGE
As Executive Director of Motor Vehicle Network, Brad Savage is the steward of one of the most respected digital signage networks among government agencies in the country. His strategic vision for Motor Vehicle Network focuses on three fundamental business practices: Provide the most reliable service to his customers, utilize the latest technology and expand into new markets driven by digital communication and customer service. Always one to embrace new partnerships and technology, he has made Motor Vehicle Network an industry leader in the sale of advertising on private placed‑based digital signage networks.
ABOUT DAVE TAYLOR
Dave Taylor is Senior Director of Digital Operations at Westfield. In this role he manages technology used by Westfield Brand Ventures to monetize assets in thier Flagship Properties using the latest in technology to have one of the most advanced advertising platforms in the United States. Taylor is always looking at ways to improve upon the process and technology to bring the best experience to advertisers and consumers alike. Previous to Westfield Taylor was at American Eagle Outfitters running thier digital signage network including the American Eagle Spectactular in Times Square as well as Flagship locations located Worldwide.
ABOUT DILEEP VARMA
Dileep Varma is Director of Product Development at Outcome Health. In this role, he manages design and engineering of the technology that Outcome Health uses to provide educational content and Healthcare advertisement to millions of patients all around the United States. The Outcome Health network is the largest healthcare signage network providing educational content to patients in the US. Varma is constantly innovating in the space to improve engagement with his patients and providers to provide positive outcomes through this technology. Prior to Outcome Health, Varma ran Product Development at Motorola Mobility for their low tier product portfolio.
ABOUT JONATHAN DODGE
Jonathan Dodge has more than a decade of digital marketing and entrepreneurial experiences in paving new industry opportunities. He has co‑founded successful start‑up companies, served on a board of directors at his alma mater Michigan State University, consulted for several large web publishers, led the creation of the digital advertising department at Meijer and managed digital strategy for Jack Morton Worldwide. He has worked with several fortune 500 clients including General Motors, Liberty Mutual, United Airlines, Dominos, Anheuser‑Busch, T‑Mobile and Taco Bell.
ABOUT DAVE DOLEJSI
A Content Marketing leader in Canada's largest privately-owned content and communications companies, Dave Dolejsi has over 17 years experience in journalism, brand strategy, digital content strategy, customer success, content development, measurement and data analysis. Dolejsi has been a speaker at DSE, and has spent over a decade providing strategic guidance and analysis for clients in the development of digital content from integrated social, digital signage and animation, to interactive and other media. Dolejsi also spent time as Director, Customer Success and Strategy at ScribbleLive where he was responsible for overseeing the North American Customer Success team.
ABOUT STEVE GLANCEY
As Vice President of Business Development at Screenfeed, Steve Glancey has developed a unique perspective on software and content strategy. He has worked with many digital signage software solutions, allowing him to gain an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in relation to scheduling and managing content. Over the past five years, Glancy's team grew the company from 75 customer networks with fewer than 1,000 screens to more than 1,000 customers with more than 80,000 screens around the world. He holds a B.A. in business marketing from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota in addition to DSME and DSCE certifications.
ABOUT BRYAN MESZAROS
Bryan Meszaros is the CEO and Founder of OpenEye Global. His vision and interpretation of interactive and visual media has transformed OpenEye into an elite industry-leading agency. With more than 17 years of experience, Meszaros has been recognized as a global industry leader. He has been recognized by Design: Retail & Commercial Integrator Magazine as one of the most influential young professionals (under 40) in both the retail design and digital signage industries. Meszaros maintains an active involvement in both SEGD (President, Board of Directors) and DSE (Advisory Board), helping to further educate the design community on digital engagement.
ABOUT JIM NISTA
Jim Nista is a digital graphics and design pioneer with a long history working in marketing and advertising roles as Creative Director for a large range of clients. In 2002, Nista set up his own digital marketing agency, which quickly began taking on roles of software development and digital signage projects. This agency became Insteo, a leading provider of HTML5-based digital signage creative content. Insteo continues to be recognized by the largest digital signage industry groups with annual awards for their creative solutions.
ABOUT MARCOS TERENZIO
Marcos Terenzio joined Shikatani Lacroix Design to assist with the firm's existing digital signing program, coming from St. Joseph Communications where he specialized in digital, integrated and multi-channel shopper marketing experiences and content solutions heavily focused on the retail sector. As creative director, he provided content strategy and creative direction for various multimedia assignments including digital signage, DOOH, interactive kiosks, web, mobile, broadcast, rich media, branding and new experimental media. Terenzio has extensive experience in digital strategy and design implementation with strong digital sign and web experience.
ABOUT RICHARD DAUGHERTY
Richard Daughterty joined AVI-SPL in September 2011, bringing his extensive 18 years of experience in graphic design to the Digital Media Solutions Group. His design experience includes designing websites, programming interactive applications, 3D Animation and video editing. Since 2014, Daugherty has been a technology advisor on digital media solutions, his involvement reaches across multiple industries and organization sizes. He engages clients from the pre-sales perspective, assisting in selecting the right digital media solution that fits the customer’s objectives. Daugherty has the ability to not only explain the benefits of digital media, but also how to best use the solutions available.
ABOUT TJ DiQUOLLO
After spending several years in the broadcast industry, TJ DiQuollo has become an integral member of Diversified Media Group over the past nine years. As the Director of Creative Services he oversees content management, software integration as well as creative design and consulting. DiQuollo has a strong background in television production and has used those experiences to promote user engagement through technology within the digital signage industry. His staff currently utilize over a dozen CMS platforms and manage thousands of displays worldwide. At his leisure, DiQuollo likes to spend time outdoors where he can be found hiking and snowboarding.
ABOUT MIKE WHITE
Mike White is Director of Business Development at Unified AV, a commercial AV systems integration company based in Atlanta with seven additional offices throughout the Southeast. For the past 25 years, White has been President and Owner of Multi‑Media Solutions, Inc. He is also recognized as a speaker and educator at more than 50 national digital signage symposiums and expositions including Digital Signage Expo. He's published more than 100 articles with industry trades and has successfully implemented more than 200 dynamic digital signage projects.