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2018 Internet & Digital Media Conference – May 8 – 9, 2018 – San Francisco, CA


BY: Sionic Mobile Apr 27, 2018

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2018 Internet & Digital Media Conference

Speaker: Ron Herman, Sionic Mobile
Event Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 – 9, 2018
Location: The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Time: 10:50 am
Attendance: Click here for event details and information

FINOVATE SPRING 2018 – MAY 8-11, 2018 – SANTA CLARA, CA


BY: Sionic Mobile MAY 8-11, 2018

Source: Sionic Mobile

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See the cutting-edge of fintech via a unique, short-form, demo-only format. Plus, new for 2018, get advice and insights from 100+ fintech experts in a newly expanded program. All coming to you live from Silicon Valley, the world’s biggest tech and innovation hotbed.

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EFTA Board of Directors Meeting – May 22, 2018 – Atlanta, GA


BY: Sionic Mobile Apr 27, 2018

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EFTA Board of Directors Meeting

Speaker: Ron Herman, Sionic Mobile
Event Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA  30309
(Entrance is located at the corner of 10th St. NE and Peachtree)
Time: Fintech Demo/Disruptor Showcase – 12:15 pm
Attendance: Approximately 30 attendees (click here for a list of the EFTA Board of Directors)

               

    

INTERACTIVE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE SUMMIT – JUNE 12-14, 2018 – DALLAS, TX


BY: Sionic Mobile JUN 12-14, 2018

Source: Sionic Mobile

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Explore many of the technologies available to businesses – retail, hospitality, travel, restaurants, healthcare and more – for engaging customers. Interactive Customer Experience Summit will cover the landscape from kiosks to digital signage to mobile and beyond to give attendees insights they can put in action now to deliver outstanding interactive customer experiences.

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MOBILE PAYMENTS CONFERENCE 2018 – AUGUST 22-24, 2018 – CHICAGO, IL


BY: Sionic Mobile AUG 22-24, 2018

Source: Sionic Mobile

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The 2018 Mobile Payments Conference will be held at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront in Chicago, IL, August 22 – August 24, 2018. The conference will highlight the many new mobile commerce platforms, services, solutions, and standards that continue to enter this exploding market. If your company is either a Retailer, financial institution, ISO, ISV, Agent, or a Vendor and are looking at or already participating in mobile commerce, you’ll find invaluable resources at this event!

The Mobile Payments Conference is more than mobile payments, it is an invitation into a growing elite group of professionals who are holding a conversation that never ends. The conference is the pivotal intersection between end users, operations, marketing, finance and technology where we will discuss and answer all of your questions. We will do more than just talk and present products but walk through the experience that helps you personalize the mobile solutions.

Sponsored by Mobile Marketing & Technology Magazine, Mobile Payments Conference attracts an executive level audience from all parts of the mobile commerce ecosystem which includes retailers and bankers. MPC18 marks the twelfth Mobile Payments Conference that Mobile Marketing & Technology will produce. The conference will feature the industry’s leading experts who will educate attendees about the latest mobile payments and mobile wallet solutions, services, standards and implementation strategies.

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MONEY 20/20 USA – OCTOBER 21-24, 2018 – LAS VEGAS, NV


BY: Sionic Mobile OCT 21-24, 2018

Source: Sionic Mobile

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Money20/20 is where the Payments, FinTech and Financial Services ecosystem unites to create and explore the disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. It’s the premier event where leaders – representing every sector of the industry – come to seize new business opportunities, build connections and learn about the latest disruptions.

Money20/20 is the anchor event on the industry calendar where C-Level Executives, renowned speakers, innovators and disruptors from across the world unite to drive change in the future of money. It’s a truly unique experience that facilitates the right conversations, enabling individuals and organizations of all sizes to achieve their goals and grow.

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Sionic Mobile and Xevo Partner to Expand Merchant Network for Rich Retailer Experience in Connected Cars

BY: Business Wire Jan 10 2018

Source: Business Wire

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LAS VEGAS–Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce provider, and Xevo Inc., the global leader in data-driven user experiences for the automotive industry, today announced from the CES conference they have partnered to bring major restaurant, fuel, and retail brands to the connected-car experience for multiple automotive manufacturers. For both Sionic and Xevo, this partnership accelerates initiatives in progress with General Motors, and expands an already robust merchant network of participating brands.

“Connected cars are the future of the automotive industry, and a personalized journey is the future of the automotive user experience,” said Dan Gittleman, CEO of Xevo. “We’re working with some of the largest retail brands and automobile manufacturers in the world to deliver an advanced connected car platform that seamlessly connects drivers and their vehicles to engaging infotainment and commerce services, while unlocking new revenue opportunities for our partners. Partnering with Sionic Mobile to expand the merchant network further enhances the consumer’s in-car experience.

“By combining Xevo’s strong merchant partnerships and years of automotive software expertise in vehicle applications, cloud and mobile software, machine learning, and data analysis with Sionic’s app and mobile rewards expertise, we’re able to deliver an engaging connected-car experience,” said Gittleman. “Together, we are helping merchant brands strengthen customer loyalty and increase satisfaction. Automakers can now offer people the opportunity to connect and interact with their favorite brands from the car, in a safer and more convenient way.”

Xevo provides connected car technology and automotive telematics for the world’s largest auto manufacturers, and its technology is deployed in millions of vehicles worldwide. Xevo Market, its merchant-to-driver platform, connects customers with their favorite brands by delivering highly-contextual offers through the touchscreens of their vehicles and their vehicle-branded mobile apps. Sionic Mobile’s award-winning Mobile Rewards Marketplace® is a digital loyalty co-op where brick-and-mortar merchants deliver offers, perks, and rewards to consumers, and accept their loyalty currency as cash at the point of sale, driving digital engagement between consumers and merchants and providing millions of drivers access to more nationwide retailers, restaurants, hotels, spas, and cinemas than any other program in the market today.

“Working closely with Xevo, a known leader in driver connectivity, we’re creating a simple, yet robust consumer experience that we believe will help shape the future of the automotive industry,” said Ronald Herman, CEO of Sionic Mobile. “The in-vehicle experience is evolving quickly, and consumers want the same conveniences from their infotainment systems that they can get on their smartphones. The Xevo Market platform delivers these conveniences and more. With a few simple taps or voice commands, drivers will be able to place an order at their favorite restaurant, pay for it in advance, then pick up the completed order curbside. We are thrilled to have Sionic Mobile’s merchant partners join this network, offering people the opportunity to connect with more of their favorite brands while on the go.”

About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce company, reaches millions of consumers in their vehicles and through their favorite mobile apps. The Company operates the Mobile Rewards Marketplace® – a digital loyalty co-op where brick-and-mortar merchants deliver offers, perks and rewards to consumers and accept their loyalty currency as cash at the point of sale. App partners include top-tier loyalty programs in automotive, travel, mobile phone service and other channels. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine® (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives more frequent app usage for partners and increases foot traffic and incremental new revenue to merchants. Merchants pay a small marketing fee when customers interact with vehicle dashboards or pay with their mobile apps. Visit www.SionicMobile.com.

About Xevo
Xevo Inc. is a trusted Tier-1 automotive software supplier deployed in millions of vehicles worldwide. Xevo solutions for cloud, car, and mobile devices leverage computer vision, machine learning, and data analytics to continuously create, test, and deploy new AI models that improve performance, safety, and driver experiences. Xevo’s Journeyware suite of automotive products seamlessly connects drivers and their vehicles to mobile applications, content, and services. Xevo Market, its merchant-to-driver platform, connects customers with their favorite brands by delivering highly-contextual offers through the touchscreens of their vehicles and their vehicle-branded mobile apps. Xevo technology is licensed in vehicle systems worldwide to several of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers. For more information, visit www.xevo.com.

Contacts
For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 678-781-3072
anna@williammills.com
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For Xevo
Jocelyn Linde, 719-634-8055
xevo@sspr.com

Sionic Mobile Expands Advisory Board, Adding Veteran Travel and Payments Executives

BY: Business Wire Dec 6, 2017

Source: Business Wire

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ATLANTA — Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce provider, today announced it has expanded its Advisory Board with the addition of three new members: veteran airline and travel executive, Jeff Potter; payments entrepreneur, Linda Rossetti and global electronic payments innovator, Joe Cohane.

Potter, founder and CEO of Beskapes, brings more than 30 years of experience in the travel and transportation industry including the former CEO of Frontier Airlines, CEO of Surf Air, CEO of Exclusive Resorts, and various positions with McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Pacific Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines. Under his leadership, Frontier Airlines emerged as one of America’s most successful low-cost carriers.

Rossetti, founder and president of Bluestone Payments, is a well-known payments expert, consulting with payments companies and the investment community on numerous strategic opportunities. Prior to establishing Bluestone, she served as the president of third party relationships and the senior vice president of strategic initiatives for Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) and was a founding executive of NOVA (now Elavon). Throughout her payments career, Rossetti has held various sales and management roles, building organizations to create strategic partnerships with clients including financial institutions, national merchants, independent sales organizations and integrated payments providers.

Cohane, partner at Relevant Payment Consulting, brings more than 32 years of international experience in the Electronic Payment Industry with unique knowledge of both the card issuing and merchant acquiring business lines. He played a key role in the development of three successful start-up companies creating valuations in excess of $2.5 billion and was the founder of Veracity Payment Solutions (Vanco) which was recognized as one of the top 50 merchant acquiring companies in North America. Additionally, he has held senior management positions in global processing firms including Citibank, Global Payments, Elavon, U.S. Bancorp and Vanco Payment Solutions.

“Having a strong and engaged advisory board is paramount to Sionic Mobile’s continued growth,” Herman explained. “Jeff’s proven success in the airline industry will be invaluable, as we expand even further into the hospitality and travel industry. And, of course, payments continue to have a vital role in the evolution of Sionic Mobile’s connected commerce platform. Having the unique industry insight and expertise of two widely respected payments executives like Linda and Joe positions the company for explosive growth and ensures we continue to develop and deploy technology that disrupts the current market. I am proud to welcome our newest Advisory Board members and look forward to working with each of them in the coming weeks and months.”

Potter, Rossetti and Cohane will be advising Sionic Mobile Board members Ronald Herman; William E. Clift (retired), CTO, Cingular Wireless; Bill Lamar, CMO (retired), McDonald’s USA; Robert G. Hisaoka, principal, RRR LLC and Patrick Gahan, principal, Alder Asset Management and co-founder Enduring Hearts.

About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce company, reaches millions of consumers through their vehicle dashboards and through their favorite mobile apps. The Company operates the Mobile Rewards Marketplace® – a digital loyalty co-op where brick-and-mortar merchants deliver offers, perks and rewards to consumers and accept their loyalty currency as cash at the point of sale. App partners include top-tier loyalty programs in automotive, travel, mobile phone service and other channels. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine® (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives more frequent app usage for partners and increases foot traffic and incremental new revenue to merchants. Merchants pay a small marketing fee when customers pay with their mobile apps. Visit www.SionicMobile.com.

Contacts
For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 678-781-3072
anna@williammills.com

GM Lets Customers Order Their Morning Coffee With Their Car

BY: General Motors Dec 5, 2017

Source: General Motors

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DETROIT — Starting today, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is rolling out the automotive industry’s first commerce platform for on-demand reservations and purchases of goods and services. With Marketplace, drivers can now order and pay for their favorite coffee — and much more — on the way to work with a simple tap on the dash.

Marketplace allows customers to order food, find the closest gas station to save on fuel, and make dinner reservations on the go. This means Marketplace gives drivers of eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles the opportunity to more safely interact with a growing number of their favorite brands in retail, fuel, hospitality, food, hotel and transportation through the in-vehicle touchscreen.

Marketplace also features a “Shop” section dedicated to offers specific to GM vehicles, for instance purchasing Wi-Fi data, discounts for an oil change or deals on GM accessories. Simple on-screen notifications can identify relevant offers.

“The average American spends 46 minutes per day on the road driving[1]. Leveraging connectivity and our unique data capabilities, we have an opportunity to make every trip more productive and give our customers time back,” said Santiago Chamorro, vice president for Global Connected Customer Experience, GM. “Marketplace is the first of a suite of new personalization features that we will roll out over the next 12 to 18 months to nearly four million U.S. drivers.”

Leveraging the embedded 4G LTE connectivity, GM is adding Marketplace to millions of existing 2017 and 2018 model-year cars, trucks and crossovers that have compatible infotainment systems, with continued rollout to compatible new vehicles. A separate data plan is not required to use Marketplace.

“For most retailers and consumer brands the daily commute is the only time not accessible in a consumers’ day,” said Chamorro. “Marketplace gives merchants the ability to more safely engage with drivers and passengers in a meaningful way that provides true value for our customers.”

Marketplace is designed to be used while driving. It leverages machine learning from real-time interaction data, such as location, time of day and a driver’s established digital relationship with third-party merchants, to offer highly personalized experiences.

Adhering to industry distracted driving guidelines, as well as GM’s strict in-house safety guiding principles, GM designs its in-vehicle systems to minimize manual interactions, helping drivers keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.

The first brands accessible through Marketplace include:

  • GM lets customers buy 4G LTE Data packages, extend their OnStar subscription or receive offers for certified service, parts and accessories for their specific vehicle.
  • Starbucks offers another convenient way for customers to order ahead and enjoy their favorite handcrafted beverage or food item. And as part of the Starbucks Rewards™ program, members enjoy more value by earning Rewards towards free food and drink. (Early 2018)
  • Dunkin’ Donuts will help customers start their day off right through an experience that allows DD Perks members to preorder and pay onscreen for their favorite coffee and donut, at their preferred pickup location.
  • Wingstop will allow you to skip the wait by re-ordering your favorites and paying ahead, so you can get home in time for the big game
  • TGI Fridays will let customers schedule a table reservation for them and their closest friends and family when they need a break from the week.
  • Shell will enable the exceptional driver experience, providing ease of payment and savings with INSTANT GOLD STATUS in the Fuel Rewards® program. Customers’ closest Shell station will be identified and station amenities showcased among the largest fuel station network in the U.S., with the ability to pay in-dash coming soon.
  • ExxonMobil will quickly locate Exxon and Mobil fuel stations with details of what they offer, route you there and get you back on the road faster.
  • Priceline.com gives drivers access to hundreds of thousands of hotels and exclusive hotel savings on the go.
  • Parkopedia allows drivers to find, reserve and pay for parking, all at the click of a button.
  • Applebee’s ensures customers are never too far from Eatin’ Good in the Neighborhood whether close to home or miles away with the ability to locate their nearest restaurant, order featured menu items and reorder recent favorites through the convenience of their vehicle’s touchscreen.
  • IHOP makes it easy for guests to enjoy hot, fresh all-day breakfast favorites like fluffy buttermilk pancakes on the go, thanks to safe and secure on-dash ordering and location service capabilities that help search and find the nearest restaurant for pickup.
  • delivery.com empowers the neighborhood economy by enabling customers to order online from their favorite local restaurants, wine and spirits shops, grocery stores and laundry and dry-cleaning providers.

To allow merchants to efficiently and quickly integrate their content as part of the in-vehicle Marketplace ecosystem, General Motors is working with three main platform partners: Xevo (www.xevo.com) in Seattle, Washington; Conversable (www.conversable.com) in Austin, Texas; and Sionic Mobile (www.sionicmobile.com) in Atlanta, Georgia. Merchants interested in Marketplace can contact the above platform partners or email GM at Marketplace@onstar.com.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com

Sionic Mobile Enlists NorthOut To Enhance The ION Connected Commerce Platform With Advanced Machine Learning

BY: Business Wire Nov 29, 2017

Source: Business Wire

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ATLANTA — Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce provider, today announced it has partnered with NorthOut, Inc., a leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technology experiences firm, to enhance its ION Commerce Engine® (ICE) platform with advanced analytics and data-driven dashboards powered by IBM Watson Analytics. Incorporating actionable data including customer spending traits, loyalty, transaction trends and market demographic data, the latest version of the platform will help merchants better engage and connect with millions of consumers through their vehicle dashboards and their favorite mobile apps.

Featuring next-generation AI features and capabilities, the latest release of the ICE platform (available Q1 2018) will provide retailers the tools needed to accelerate business growth, drive organizational efficiency, create better outcomes and deepen customer relationships.

“Retailers and merchants in today’s market are facing fierce competition and for many, especially small businesses, the struggle to simply survive, much less thrive is daunting,” said Eric Healy, CEO, NorthOut. “Most business owners recognize the transformative power of artificial intelligence, but lack the necessary resources or expertise to successfully leverage the technology. Sionic Mobile’s sophisticated, connected commerce engine will disrupt this industry, providing not only a robust mobile payments and loyalty platform, but now also featuring data-driven components providing a clear market advantage.”

Sionic Mobile’s dynamic platform, ICE, powers connected cars, the Mobile Rewards MarketplaceⓇ ,the ION RewardsⓇ consumer app, and is integrated with popular payment terminals and POS systems.

It leverages Sionic Mobile’s proprietary three-digit code checkout process, enabling merchants to accept mobile payments in a matter of minutes with no upfront costs, complex integrations or expensive technology upgrades.

“NorthOut’s unique blend of strategy, modern experience design and cognitive computing skills will be instrumental in taking our ICE platform to the next level,” said Ronald Herman, CEO of Sionic Mobile. “Working with their team, we’ve taken a very complex set of features and delivered them in an intuitive, automated manner that positions any merchant, regardless of size or location, to succeed. Despite the continued hype, most of the platforms touting AI capabilities provide little to no value, providing users with cryptic, often inaccessible data. The enhancements we’ve made to ICE will be a game changer for retailers.”

About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile, a cloud-based connected commerce company, reaches millions of consumers in their vehicles and through their favorite mobile apps. The Company operates the Mobile Rewards Marketplace® – a digital loyalty co-op where brick-and-mortar merchants deliver offers, perks and rewards to consumers and accept their loyalty currency as cash at the point of sale. App partners include top-tier loyalty programs in automotive, travel, mobile phone service and other channels. The award-winning ION Commerce Engine® (ICE) and Company-owned, GeoSense® iBeacon network drives more frequent app usage for partners and increases foot traffic and incremental new revenue to merchants. Merchants pay a small marketing fee when customers pay with their mobile apps. Visit www.SionicMobile.com.

About NorthOut, Inc.
Founded in 2015, NorthOut uses Artificial Intelligence and emerging technology experiences to deepen relationships, accelerate business growth, drive organizational efficiency and create better outcomes for its customers. NorthOut’s customers span the Fortune 1000 to venture backed start-up organizations seeking to gain competitive advantage through the creation, deployment and use of next generation technologies in an increasingly disruptive economy. For more information, please visit http://www.northout.com and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Contacts
For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 678-781-3072
anna@williammills.com
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For NorthOut
Ekta Jamdagni, 617-987-9237
Ekta.Jamdagni@northout.com