2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Work Meets Personal: Game Changer on Mobile

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Mobility is driving innovation that makes our personal and professional lives more efficient and productive. Mobile devices are a hub of information, specifically how they interact between individuals and other devices. They are becoming a person’s primary news source, wallet, car key, GPS, corporate data gateway, and they are now wearable and even embedded within the body. They can tell us if our milk is almost empty, there is a wreck on the way to work, or if a new business contract is signed. But when every piece of technology is connected to the Internet, how can businesses possibly protect corporate information while promoting end user productivity?
Mobile industry veteran John Marshall will explore innovative ways to manage corporate connectivity in a diverse mobile environment with smartphones, tablets, laptops and peripherals, as well as content and apps on these devices. Marshall will identify strategies & steps to activate mobility in this converging and evolving ecosystem.



John Marshall

Pres & CEO


John Marshall serves as president and chief executive officer at AirWatch, where he drives the company’s strategy and operations.

Marshall founded AirWatch in 2003 and the company achieved early success by managing ruggedized devices. In 2006, he recognized the increasing number of consumer devices entering the enterprise and quickly shifted the company’s focus to simplifying enterprise mobility. Under Marshall’s leadership, AirWatch has become the largest enterprise mobility management provider in the world, with customers that include the top four global Fortune companies. In February 2013, he secured one of the largest Series A funding rounds in history at $200 million.

Prior to starting AirWatch, Marshall helped launch Celarix, a leader in global supply chain visibility. As vice president of marketing strategy for Celarix, Marshall was responsible for developing the company’s product solutions and designing the go-to-market strategy. Marshall also led business development with global technology and transportation partners. Global Exchange Systems, formerly GE Information Systems, acquired Celarix in 2002.

Marshall began his career solving complex mobility challenges when he joined Manhattan Associates.
He worked in a variety of senior roles during its fast-paced growth in the late 1990s, leading the design and deployment of warehousing and supply chain solutions for more than 30 Fortune 500 retailers and manufacturers. He also formed the company’s Knowledge Management Group, launched international operations throughout Europe, and created software modules for transportation, load planning and global logistics.

Marshall is a board member on the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) Industry Advisory Board. The Association of Telecom Professionals named Marshall the 2012 ATP of the Year, and the Georgia Institute of Technology inducted Marshall into the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni in 2013. Ernst & Young named Marshall Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 for Technology in the Southeast region.

Marshall received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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