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February 19, 2016     •     9:00 AM – 5:00 PM + cocktails     •     Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

February 19, 2016
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM + cocktails
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas


Kerry Lemos, CEO of RPI
Mike Bishop
Kevin Connor
Ket Venethongkham

Kerry Lemos

As CEO, Kerry Lemos leads Retail Pro International with vision, inspiration, and a proven record of ethical and responsible management. Kerry brings over 20 years of experience in the application software industry, having held senior executive roles at Hotel Information Systems, Avantos, Kadiri and most recently, Sage Software. Throughout his career, Kerry developed and optimized channel distribution organizations. He has deep experience in international business, having engineered joint venture projects in China, Mexico, Brazil and Europe. Kerry was awarded a B.S. degree from The University of California, Berkeley and certifications from the Crosby Quality Management College.

Mike Bishop

Mike Bishop has over 30 years of experience as a leader, technology executive, innovator, problem solver, trainer, educator, and consultant. Bishop has been awarded increasing levels of responsibility within the enterprise software development industry (11 years with Retail Pro), and works closely with executives and operations management from leading Global 2000 companies focused on manufacturing, distribution, retail, direct marketing and e-commerce business. His software development experience includes a myriad of languages and technologies spanning various industries and disciplines. He is also an experienced Six Sigma Black Belt instructor and consultant.

Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor is the visionary strategist for the Retail Pro® product lines, advancing critical applications for the global Retail Pro customer community. Kevin brings over 20 years of experience in the retail software industry, serving in key application and product-related roles from user experience to product management and strategy. Kevin is driven by his passion for design and a deep understanding of global retail.

Ket Venethongkham

Ket Venethongkham oversees the training and certification of Customers, Business Partners, and Development Partners, establishes educational standards, and teaches Retail Pro professionals worldwide to design, implement and support Retail Pro solutions in the marketplace. Ket has over 12 years of experience as a Trainer, Instructional Designer and Product Evangelist, earning him an impressive reputation as an enthusiastic and dedicated Retail Pro expert.


Scott Smith

Over his 15 years as head of in-store technology, Oakley’s Scott Smith has watched the in-store experience transform. Having worked extensively with hardwired registers and mobile Point of Sale, in-store registration for loyalty, digital signage, and customer engagement devices, Smith sees with crystal clarity the dramatic change in retail: businesses can no longer be content with simply making a sale or creating an impersonal mailer for all the customers in their rolodex; they must engage the consumer’s heart with a taste of the sublime. Oakley’s vision for the way shoppers experience the brand in stores and in their eyewear accomplishes exactly that. It is technology wrapped in art.

Topher Mallory

In just 11 years, Topher's "all in" approach to retail transformed a laid-back import store with three brick-and-mortar locations and no website into a vertically integrated omnichannel brand. With Mexicali Blues now making millions of dollars online and off, he simultaneously launched Maine's first grain-to-glass organic distillery, Split Rock Distilling. Both businesses show his signature approach to retail sales: authentic passion, hands-on leadership, grassroots marketing and forward-thinking financial analysis. Topher turns loyal customers into a long-lasting community and loves every minute.

You can talk retail (or rock climbing, tie dye, Maine and more) with @TopherMallory on Twitter.

Aniruddha Mahishi

Aniruddha Mahishi joined Skechers in 2012 to streamline operations for the finance department through ERP enhancement. Mahishi and his team built an interface between the POS and ERP for automatic daily booking of sales transactions and bank reconciliation of retail payments. In addition, Mahishi developed an interface to Skechers’ business intelligence tool for insightful retail reports. Prior to Skechers, Mahishi honed his technological expertise as a Peoplesoft Consultant with Saras America.

Marcelo Fleitas

Marcelo Fleitas is the Director of Information Technology at Earthbound Trading Company, a Texas based company with more than 1000 employees. Marcelo has more than 10 years in the retail industry performing innovation and implementation of POS systems. He has a background in Electronic Engineering, Oracle Databases and Microsoft SQL Servers, currently pursuing his Masters of Science in IT Management.


Eric Bergstrom

As Director of Retail for Burton’s US Direct to Consumer retail business, Eric Bergstrom manages the Flagship and Outlet channels, establishing the strategic direction for existing stores and identifying potential growth opportunities. For nearly 20 years, Eric has been creating and growing successful retail organizations, optimizing existing operations, and planning and designing new stores.

Dan Jablons

Dan Jablons is an expert retail consultant providing guidance to retailers across 15 countries. Dan helps retailers achieve their business goals through optimization of operations, merchandising, marketing and other key retail practices.

Tomas Diaz

A seasoned leader and visionary expert on what grabs – and holds – that attention of consumers, Tomas Diaz is flexReceipts’ co-founder and chief executive. Diaz leveraged early-career success in a sales role at Whirlpool, where he rose rapidly and was soon selling to the nation’s largest retailers, as the pivot for capitalizing on a strategic opening in the market – a need retailers had for electronic receipts that were truly interactive, customizable, and a core part of the customer engagement platform: flexReceipts. Diaz is responsible for overall strategy and the cornerstone relationships driving growth at this rapidly expanding retail technology venture.

Elad Segev

Elad Segev spent the majority of his career involved in advertising, marketing, retail, property and IT systems. Having worked at an international IT conglomerate in Israel as a Senior Architect looking after their US-based customers, Segev co-founded a business called Media Cube – an advertising POS company that specialized in the retail sector. Through this work he became aware of the lack of understanding around the impact of advertising within the physical space. And Syenap was born. Commonly referred to as the "Google analytics for the brick and mortar environment," Syenap has established itself as a leader in analytics with customers around globe.


Jenna Flateman-Posner

Jenna Flateman Posner is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Clutch, a leading provider of advanced Consumer Management, intelligence and loyalty solutions for many of the world’s premier brands. Now, disparate data sets are a thing of the past for B2C brands. Clutch aggregates and activates all disparate data to drive revenue, engagement and personalization through it's unique and intuitive platform. You can follow Jenna on Twitter @JFlateman

Michael Montrose

Michael Montrose joined the UniteU team in 2013 to help orchestrate and accelerate the company's growth. He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience driving technology companies to critical growth milestones. Prior to UniteU, Montrose led growth and was a member of the executive team for SaaS platform providers DropShip Commerce, Matchbin and Omniture. At Omniture he built the partnership program, managing relationships with executives at more than 200 leading software companies and agencies including Microsoft, Havas Worldwide, DoubleClick, Razorfish, ATG and Akamai. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and English from Brigham Young University. At UniteU he is responsible for all marketing and sales initiatives as well as partnerships.

Nick D'Alessio

S. Nick D'Alessio is the Sr. Business Development Manager at Brother Mobile Solutions, and is responsible for helping partners and customers achieve their business objectives in key vertical industries, including Retail, Transportation, & Healthcare. A technology and marketing professional with 20 plus years' experience in the Information Technology and Consumer Electronics industries, he holds twelve US patents, an engineering degree from Purdue Univ., and an MBA in Marketing from St. Edwards Univ.

Paul-John Tierney

Director of Channel Sales, Paul-John “PJ” Tierney, develops and manages key partner relationships through distribution of Cayan's payment technology product suite. PJ is a Certified Payments Professional with over a 15 years of experience and an impeccable track record in the payments industry. He takes an active participating role in panel discussions and engagements focused on payment processing. PJ's strength in facilitating and driving sales through point-of-sale (POS) developer, independent software vendor (ISV) and value-added reseller (VAR) partner networks, has resulted in the cultivation of over 2,000 payment partners nationwide.