Speakers at the Enterprise Mobility Strategies Conference

John Allen
John Allen has spent 25 years working in IT from the both the customer and vendor perspective. While at Accellion, John has been in the middle of the mobile revolution helping IT customers embrace the mobile platform to enhance productivity. John also is helping the business development efforts at Accellion by managing multiple Alliance Partners for mobile device and application management. As an Enterprise Mobility Strategist, John is engaged with the Accellion user community to grow the adaption of mobility as the first option for deploying new solutions. From an internal perspective, John has also worked with external design firms on new development projects for mobility.
 
John Gavilan
As Chief Technology Officer for BridgePoint, John is responsible for defining the direction of BridgePoint's technology and for ensuring that all of BridgePoint's staff is up to date on the latest tools and trends. John focuses on delivering technology solutions that leverage core Microsoft® tools and technologies and ensures that all solutions utilize industry best practices and standards. John started his career in IT as a Systems Administrator for DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago. He spent several months as a system engineer for Genisys Consulting in Elk Grove Village where he assisted in establishing Genisys' Infrastructure Team. During his tenure at Genisys, John began to focus his efforts on web and mobile applications development and eventually became a leader in architecting and defining solutions. After Genisys, John worked as an independent contractor, where he was exposed to several diverse corporate environments and began to focus on Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and Mobile Applications Development. At BridgePoint, John fully became one of the early adopters of mobile application development, working on full-fledged enterprise mobility solutions since 2005. Today, he continues to specialize in mobile application solutions and has followed the industry throughout its transformation from the first Windows CE Devices to the latest iOS, Android, and Windows mobile technologies. John received a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology.
 
Neil Goodrich
As the technology leader at the M. Holland Company, Neil is responsible for not only setting the IT strategy but driving change within the organization. His multi-disciplinary background includes previous lives in accounting, project management, and investigation while his recent work has focused on building IT teams around cultures of creativity. He received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and later returned there to earn his Masters in Business Administration.
 
Kevin Lollock
Kevin Lollock is a Technical Architect Manager of the North America Software Specialists team for Motorola Solutions. Kevin has made a career of Enterprise Mobility for the last 25+ years, designing and developing large scale mobile computing and data collection systems across a wide variety of vertical markets – from Warehousing to Healthcare and all markets in between. Kevin is a Mobility Evangelist at heart and is currently delivering the charge in cross-platform development strategies levering HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and Ruby targeted for the enterprise.
 
Kurt Roemer
As Chief Security Strategist for Citrix Systems, Kurt Roemer leads the security, compliance, risk and privacy strategies for Citrix products. As a member of the Citrix CTO Office, he drives ideation, innovation and technical direction for products and solutions that advance business productivity while ensuring information governance. An information services veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Roemer's credentials include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation, he served as Commissioner for the US public-sector CLOUD2 initiative, and he led efforts to develop the PCI Security Standards Council Virtualization Guidance Information Supplement for the payment card industry while serving on the Board of Advisors. He regularly contributes his expertise on security-related topics in global online, print and broadcast media.
 

J Schwan

J's mission is to help transition enterprises into the era of contextual computing. J is the Founder and CEO of Solstice Mobile (www.solstice-mobile.com), one of the nation's largest and fastest growing enterprise mobile software and services firms. Solstice sets sound mobile strategy and builds amazing apps for some of the country's greatest brands. J received his Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and began his career at Andersen Consulting. J founded the Chicago Mobile Meetup, the largest mobile special interest group in Chicago with over 2,000 members. J was recently inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, Chicago TechWeek 100, was awarded the University of Illinois College of Engineering Young Alumnus of the Year Award and has had recent mobile work inducted into the Computerworld Hall of Fame. J is also an active supporter of i.c. stars, a local non-profit that provides opportunities for inner-city young adults in Chicago.

 
Viral Shah
Viral Shah is a Mobility Architect for Kellogg Company's Workplace Solution Design group. In this role, Viral is responsible for defining Kellogg Co's enterprise application strategy, framework and roadmap.

Viral has been associated with mobile applications for more than a decade - his experience ranging from the earliest SMS, WAP and J2ME applications to all the way into the latest and great of mobile platforms. Viral has architected mobility solutions globally for FIs, Telecom Carriers, Healthcare Providers, Retailers - and now for CPG. He has been involved in one of the earliest Mobile Payment and Mobile Healthcare initiatives and has played with the delicate balance of security and usability on mobile solutions quite well.