Final Speaker Line-up Set For DSrupted Digital Signage Conference

Industry: Digital Signage

Implications Of Beacons, HTML5, Cloud Services, ARM And More On Agenda Of Unique Sept. 17th Conference In Toronto

Toronto (PRUnderground) June 26th, 2014

The head of a company that built the Internet of Skis, a global expert on Bluetooth beacon technology and the product manager for Google’s digital signage activities are all on the final speaker list for DSrupted – the first digital signage conference focused on disruptive technologies.

The DSrupted conference is set for September 17th in Toronto, Canada – at the Telus conference centre.

“DSrupted has a truly diverse set of speakers, all of them set to explore different topics that are central to what’s happening in the digital signage sector not only in North America, but globally,” says DSrupted organizer Dave Haynes. “In one day, people will get a solid sense of what technologies like beacons, micro-processors, sensors, HTML5, cloud and new display canvases all mean to their businesses.”

There are just five speakers – allowing each presenter a full hour to explore a topic, and leave as much as 15 minutes for audience questions and discussion.

“That’s by design,” says Haynes. “I didn’t want to pack in a bunch of presenters, leaving none of them with time to dig into topics. People coming to DSrupted will also see that none of the speakers are directly involved in the digital signage business. The last thing I wanted was a succession of familiar faces you see on the trade show and conference circuit.”

DSrupted’s speakers are:

Vidya Nagarajan – Product Manager, Chrome Devices For Enterprise, Google – Vidya’s San Francisco team has digital signage as part of its portfolio.

Paul Vincent – CEO, Neuranet – Paul runs a Toronto company that is pushing the media possibilities of HTML5.

Doug Thompson – CEO, dot3Doug writes the top blog globally on beacon technology, called Beekn, and runs a Toronto company focused on the red-hot retail tech.

Matt Arnold – Lead Integration Engineer, Second StoryMatt is Lead Integration Engineer for Portland, Oregon’s Second Story, which has done remarkable, awarding winning projects that blend digital, data and architecture to deliver experiences.

Matthew Milan – CEO, Normative – Matthew runs a Toronto design firm focused on helping organizations develop strategies, products and services for a networked world. Among his projects was connecting sensor-enhanced skis at a ski resort.

Haynes stresses that while the conference may appear technical, it’s designed for anyone involved, or thinking about being involved, in the digital signage business as a buyer, seller or service provider.

“A retailer or brand is not going to sit there cross-eyed hearing about technical advancements,” says Haynes. “DSrupted’s speakers will demystify the technology, show how it is being applied, and explain why people should care.”

The venue is in the heart of Toronto’s business district and just steps from the city’s main rail and subway hub, Union Station. A networking mixer is being planned for the evening of Sept. 16th, the night before DSrupted.

Admission to DSrupted is limited to less than 200, so booking seats early is advised. Admission is $335 CAD, and tickets can be purchased online at

About DSrupted 2015 (Vertical Media)

DSrupted is managed by Vertical Media Consulting Group Inc., the parent corporation of the tech writing firm pressDOOH, the digital signage blog Sixteen:Nine and the DSrupted 2015 tech conference. Dave Haynes is the owner of Vertical Media. The company is based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

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