Session Information

Monday, May 16th, 2:25–3:05pm

TRACK 2: Physical Retail Goes Digital

Innovations in Payments, Mobile Wallets and Point of Sale

Chris Gardner
With 20 years in high-technology marketing and product management, Chris’ background spans a variety of technology areas including mobile payments and marketing, e-billing and payments, digital media, customer self-service, document management and speech recognition. Most recently, Chris was the CMO at ExtendMedia, a digital media content delivery and commerce platform software company that was acquired by Cisco in 2010. Prior to that, Chris was the SVP of Products and Marketing at m-Qube, North America’s leading premium SMS mobile payments provider that was acquired by Verisign in 2006. He was also the Vice President of Products and Marketing at edocs, Inc., an e-billing, payments and customer self-service company that was acquired by Siebel Systems. Chris’ first foray into mobile began in 1998 when he joined the founders of OmniBrowse, Inc. as the VP of Marketing, and led the launch of its wireless portal that provided real-time data services to wireless devices. OmniBrowse was sold to Microsoft and became part of MSN Mobile. Chris also served as Product Manager for internet technologies at PC DOCS, as a product manager at Gartner Group and as Corporate Communications Manager at Dragon Systems, a leading speech recognition technology provider. Chris received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.