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Friday, October 10 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Crystal Balling: Atlanta Mobile Leader's Forecast

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How will mobile impact your life on a daily basis in 5 years? What about 10? Will we all live the "Minority Report" future or will we drown in a thousand different smart phones and tablets? Will our wallets disappear as credit cards go digital or will plastic prove to be a savvy survivor? And will Atlanta stake a claim as a leader in the mobile space, given the strong foundation built by companies such as; Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Turner, and a thriving start-up scene?


Scott Shamp, Ph.D.

Director, New Media Institute, University of Georgia, College of Journalism
Scott A. Shamp is the Director of the New Media Institute in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. The New Media Institute is an interdisciplinary unit created to explore the creative, critical, and commercial implications of new digital communication technology. In his position as the Director of the New Media Institute, Dr. Shamp is helping companies map out strategies for success using new... Read More →


Jennifer Van Buskirk

President, Cricket Wireless
Jennifer leads the new Cricket as President. Previously, Jennifer was President of Aio Wireless and before Aio and Cricket merged, she led the strategy leading to Aio's launch in May 2013 and its successful introduction to the marketplace as a fast-growing brand. Prior to that, Jennifer was senior vice president of AT&T Mobility Strategy, where she was responsible for shaping long term plans and priorities to preserve value and create new... Read More →

Craig Kirkland

Mobile Strategy and Planning, The Coca-Cola Company
Craig Kirkland, who recently joined The Coca-Cola Company, is responsible for global mobile strategy and planning. In his role Craig is helping the Coca-Cola Company leverage the power of mobile to “use the phone in one hand to put a Coke in the other.” Craig is based in Atlanta and reports to Tom Daly, Group Director of Mobile, at the Coca-Cola Company. | Before joining Coke, Craig worked at CNN where he was responsible for global... Read More →

Alia Lamborghini

Vice President, Sales, Millenial Media
Alia Lamborghini leads Millenial Media's South and Central Regions, where she is responsible for mobile strategy and business development for clients such as Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and The Home Depot. Alia joined Millenial in January 2010 after spending eight years as a sales executive with Advertising.com and AOL. Alia is active in the mobile marketing community, is the current chair of the Mobile Marketing group within AIMA... Read More →

Friday October 10, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room C - 8th Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363 (at 17th Street and Market Street)

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