TiECON 2022: CommerceCON is proudly presented by Silicon Road Ventures.
TiECON Atlanta – Commerce 2022, TiE Atlanta’s flagship conference will focus on the technologies and services that make Commerce successful. There has been a gradual transformation in Commerce as we know it over the years. However, the importance of technology to a business’s success was accentuated by two years of COVID-19.
The global pandemic elevated shopper expectations, sparked sustainability concerns, and altered fulfillment capabilities. TiECON Atlanta – Commerce 2022 will provide the tools to innovate and thrive by evolving and embracing technology as a catalyst for growth.
The conference brings together online and offline retail executives that use technology to adopt and embrace change, companies, and technologies enabling the change, and ecosystem partners such as investors, solution providers, and industry experts who are key to the transformation.
TiECON Atlanta – Commerce 2022 will have four content tracks: Fin-Tech & Payments, Supply Chain & Logistics, Real Estate, and E-Commerce. Each track will feature experts and technology providers via keynotes and thought-provoking panels.
Frank Blake served as Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot from January 2007 through November 2014, and then as chairman through January 2015. Frank joined The Home Depot in 2002 as executive vice president, business development and corporate operations. He previously served as deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to that, he served in a variety of executive roles at General Electric, including senior vice president, Corporate Business Development.
Today, Frank serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Aquarium, Macy’s, and is currently serving as Chairman of the Delta Air Lines board. Additionally, he sits on the Board of Trustees at Agnes Scott College and recently completed tenure on the Proctor & Gamble and Grady Hospital Boards. Frank will discuss his journey, leading the Atlanta-based multinational home improvement retail corporation through the many advances in commerce, consumer buying power and behavior, and now, giving back to the community.
Suneera Madhani is the founder and CEO of Stax, one of America’s top 10 fastest-growing fintech companies doing integrated payments and payment processing for small businesses, large businesses, and SaaS companies, processing over 23 billion dollars in payments. Under her leadership, Stax has catapulted from a startup to Orlando’s first fintech Unicorn with a valuation of over $1 billion, leading over 300 employees and $100 million+ in recurring software revenue.
Sal Rehmetullah is Co-Founder and President of Stax. Recently named EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Sal’s strategic growth initiatives led Stax from a startup to Orlando’s first fintech Unicorn with a valuation of over $1 billion, year-over-year recognition on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list of fastest-growing technology companies, Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies for three consecutive years, and more.
Panel Headliner – Glen Sarvady is a 25 year veteran of the payments and fintech industries. His firm 154 Advisors helps banks, credit unions and solution providers navigate the rapidly evolving payments landscape, with specific expertise in electronic payments, digital wallets, consumer/small business behavior and customer segmentation. He is a frequent industry speaker and author, and a founding director of the Technology Association of Georgia’s FinTech Society.
Our expert Fintech Panel will discuss what is happening today for fintech, its impact on commerce, and what the next chapter holds. The panel includes: Jagruti Solanki, CFO of BitPay; Gregory Johnson, Co-Founder & CEO of Rubicon Crypto; Mark Wassersug, COO of ICE; JP James, Chairman of Hive Financial Assets.
Panel Headliner – Fahim Siddiqui, Executive Vice President and CIO of The Home Depot, kicks off our panel with a 1:1 with moderator Nicolas Bailliache, co-founder of e-Streamly. Responsible for all aspects of the company’s technology strategy, infrastructure and software development for The Home Depot’s more than 2,300 retail stores, supply chain facilities, store support centers and online systems, Fahim will discuss how the home improvement giant built an e-commerce personalized journey for their customers and what they have learned along the way.
Then, our esteemed panel that includes Jayasree Amburkar, Managing Director of Accenture; Prakash Muthukrishnan, Chief Technology Officer of Purchasing Power; Karthik Ramasamy, Vice President, Artificial Intelligence, Georgia Pacific; and Nicolas Bailliache, CEO & Founder, eStreamly give us the insight on what’s next in e-commerce.
Panel Headliner – KP Reddy, Founder and CEO of Shadow Ventures, a seed-stage technology investment firm takes the stage as TiECON’s Real Estate panel headliner. He is a globally recognized authority in AEC environments, AI, robotics, automation, mobile applications, and cloud computing.
Then, our esteemed panel of Heather Beers, Daryl Dunahoo, Ambrish Baisiwala moderated by Bruce Keenan comes together to discuss why startups should take advantage of the changing real estate industry.
Panel Headliner – Chris Rork, founder of Kanopy Brands, will headline the panel to discuss The Evolution of the Supply Chain and Logistics. Chris is a respected global supply chain leader with 27 years of experience in the fashion & apparel industry with Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Carters. Most recently Chris is the founder of Kanopy Brands a multi-brand sustainable baby-kids apparel company and Kanopy Logistics an Atlanta-based 3PL that specializes in Omni Channel fulfillment.
Then, our esteemed panel of Edwina Payne, Board Member of Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta; Bill Connel, Creative Destruction Lab, Associate & Mentor; Greg White, Principal & Host, Supply Chain Now; and Tom Valentine, President of Valentine Solutions come together to discuss the evolution of supply chain and logistics and what it means for businesses.
8 AM – Registration and Breakfast 9:30 AM – Welcome – Mayor Lynn Deutsch, City of Dunwoody 10 AM – Opening 10:15 AM – Opening Keynote Fireside Chat – Frank Blake, Former CEO & Chairman, The Home Depot
11:00 AM – Breakout Sessions – E-Commerce – Fintech 1:00 PM – LUNCH
2 PM – Networking Break 2:30 PM – Breakout Sessions: – TiE Atlanta Angels Pitch – Supply Chain & Logistics – Real Estate 4:00 PM – Closing Keynote – Suneera Madhani & Sal Rehmetullah, Stax 5:00 PM – TiE Growth & Impact Awards Reception