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JCPenney CEO to speak at NRFtech 2008: IT Leadership Summit
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Jul '08
Myron (Mike) Ullman, Chairman and CEO of J.C. Penney Company and Chairman of the National Retail Federation Board of Directors, will address the industry's most senior level retail IT executives during NRFtech 2008: IT Leadership Summit in Denver, August 10-12. Ullman will speak Monday, August 11, at 9:15 a.m.

Before joining JCPenney, Ullman served as Director General, Group Managing Director of LVMH Möet Hennessy Louis Vuitton from 1999 to 2002. He previously served as Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DFS Group Limited (1995-1999) and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of R.H. Macy & Co., Inc. (1992-1995). Ullman serves on the board of Starbucks Coffee Company and is Chairman of the Board for Mercy Ships International, a global medical and human services charity.

Following Ullman's keynote will be two full days of educational sessions with industry executives from leading retail companies such as Zappos.com, Big Lots, Staples, Kroger and The Children's Place.

Sessions include:
Retail Data Security: An Industry Reality Check on the Quest to Protect Customer Information
Monday, 8/11, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
During this session, attendees will learn the results of recent customer and retailer research that outlines what progress has been made in security customer data, what challenges still exist, and where technology and process improvements are urgently required.
Speakers: Christopher Dunning, Director IS, Enterprise Information Security officer, Staples Inc.; Mike Machones, VP IT and Logistics, Maurices/Dress Barn, Inc.
Moderator:Scott Langdoc, VP, Research and Business Leader, Global Retail Insights

SOA – Extending Enterprise Productivity and Cost Efficiency
Monday, 8/11, 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Attendees will hear from Greg Wilmer, Vice President of Technology at Big Lots Inc and co-chairman of the Association for Retail Technology Standards SOA Blueprint Committee on how SOA can help transform the economics of retail businesses by changing the way they develop, integrate and support their systems and business practices.

Mobility and Near Field Communications - The New Era of Ubiquitous Retailing
Tuesday, 8/12, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Kroger's Chief Technology Officer Jim Scott will discuss the convenience and security of NFC-triggered payments as well as why the retail industry has been slow adopting widespread use of it
Speakers: Jim Scott, Chief Technology Officer, Kroger; Barry McCarthy, President, Mobile Commerce Group, First Data Mobile Solutions; Mohammad Khan, President and Founder, VIVOTech
Moderator: Brian Kilcourse, Managing Partner, Retail Systems Research

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