A Ciceron MBA Event

Innovation Jam 2

Thank you for attending.

Mar 2, 2016 — 7:30-10:00 AM


Justin Grammens
Chuck Olsen
Ashley Evenson
Kent Strand
Andrew Eklund, moderator


Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, Programmatic Advertising and Beacon Technology

Four consumer technologies are about to disrupt the way you think about digital marketing in 2016: virtual reality, the “Internet of Things” (IoT), programmatic advertising and beacon technology. In the very near future, these innovative technologies will dramatically transform how consumers experience a brand and its products and services.

Join us for a showcase event with the following experts who will demonstrate how these disruptive technologies could become game-changers in your industry:

  • The Internet of Things: Justin Grammens is a professor at the University of St. Thomas and founder of Recursive Awesome, an IoT consulting company. He will demonstrate how to enable richer experiences for your customers by leveraging hardware and software to decipher vast amounts of data and reveal insights and analytics to help you connect on a deeper level.
  • Virtual Reality and 360 Video: Chuck Olsen is an award-winning video and web producer, and co-founder of Visual, a virtual reality company that creates extraordinary engagement through the power of immersive video. Chuck will demonstrate how 360-degree video content distributed on desktop, mobile and VR can engage your audience like never before.
  • Programmatic Advertising: Ashley Evenson leads the programmatic advertising, ad technology, and programs at Ciceron, and has spent nearly 10 years in the digital media space. She will demonstrate why programmatic advertising needs to be an integral part of your marketing strategy in 2016 with solutions for video, display and mobile.
  • Beacon Technology: Kent Strand is Managing Partner of Accredent LLC – a Minneapolis-based strategy consulting firm specializing in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Analytics space. He will present Proximity Marketing with Beacons. This presentation will answer key questions such as: Why are marketers using beacons? What do proximity marketing campaigns look like? How can proximity fit into a company’s overall IoT strategy?