Future Stores Seattle

June 25-June 28, 2017

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

Scott Sobera

SVP, Sales
Help Lightning
Always up for a good challenge and open to innovative solutions, Scott’s career has led him to work with a variety of companies in sales leadership roles, including Accelarad (now Nuance Communications), Optimal Readings (now Aris Radiology), Awarix (now McKesson), ComFrame (now NWN), The Trizetto Group, Nichols TXEN (now CSC Healthcare Solutions Group), and others. Scott has a nuanced ability to understand, communicate and deliver software technology solutions to individuals and business that can benefit from them the most. His impressive resume of 20+ years of value-creating relationships has led him to Help Lightning, a Birmingham-based technology company where he currently serves as a Senior VP of Sales. Help Lightning is a virtual presence technology company that leverages a mobile merged reality video app for the service industry. Scott holds a bachelor's degree from Auburn University.


Day 1: Monday, June 26, 2017 Embracing Retail Disruption

13:20 PM Champagne Roundtable Discussions Featuring Leading Retail Innovators

At Future Stores, you’re in control! Get involved in our unique, peer to peer roundtables for the best discussions you’ll have all year. Talk about your key challenges and hear how other institutions are overcoming them. After 30 minutes, you’ll rotate to a new table and tackle a new topic with a new expert host. Use this time as a unique opportunity to dive into a niche topic of your choosing in an informal and intimate setting. Leave the event with new ideas you can put into action as soon as you return to the office.

1. The Benefits, Pitfalls And Success Stories Of Engaging With Store Associates On Mobile
What to look for and watch out for as you endeavor to empower and elevate the performance of your store associates/field teams.
Moderator: Tristan Rogers, Founder and CEO, Concrete
2. Delivering Great Digital Experiences Throughout The Entire Shopping Journey
Moderator: Pete Blair, VP, Marketing, Applause
3. The Spectrum of Personalization
Moderator: Jolie Katz, Director of Product Marketing, RichRelevance
4. Digital and Store: Can't We All Just Get Along?
Moderator: Erin Dorshorst, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Salesforce Commerce Cloud
5. Designing Spaces For Brand Activation
Moderator: Aaron Birney, Director of Retail Design, Gensler
6. Unified Commerce, Mobile And The Enhanced Customer Experience: What Are We Really Trying To Accomplish?
Moderator: Victoria Rose, Director, Software Sales for Specialty & General Retail, Pomeroy/enactor
7. Digital Retail Reckoning: Transitioning From Technology Hype To Business Value
Moderator: Jen Peel, Executive Director, Product Innovation, The Garrigan Lyman Group
8. Using Virtual Presence to Change the In-store and Online Consumer Experience
Moderator: Scott Sobera, SVP, Sales, Help Lightning
9. How Humanized Technology Can Save Retail
Moderator: Anthony Perez, VP, Design, Business Development, Strategy, HARBOR
10. Proximity Retailing: Enable Instant Fulfillment With Warehouse As A Service
Pavan Narkulla, Founder & CEO, Big Lynx