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Technology Edge




Convenience Technology Professionals Connect and Learn at the NACS Show’s Technology Edge
Technology is rapidly changing the way convenience and fuel retailers operate their business. This new environment requires companies – and their IT departments – to stay ahead of the curve to gain a competitive edge.

Now in its third year, Technology Edge provides industry retailer technology professionals a more personalized and high-value experience of learning, connecting and access to new solutions at the NACS Show. This forward-looking program partners with the industry’s standards and technology organization, Conexxus, to bring more value, deeper education and broader solutions to attendees. Think of it as a specialized program within the NACS Show—for technology professionals.

Over two and a half days, attendees will benefit from:

  • Heightened education sessions on critical issues such as data security, EMV, customer engagement and much more.
  • Facilitated group discussions on highly relevant technology topics affecting our industry—allowing participants to learn directly from their peers.
  • Comfortable networking opportunities that make it easy to build relationships with other tech professionals.
  • Access to new tech products and solutions on the NACS Show floor while taking advantage of the Technology Edge Solutions Center; a hub to meet the day’s speakers, mingle with peers and connect with Conexxus.

Join the industry’s technology professionals in Atlanta to collaborate, innovate and get a competitive advantage for your company with Technology Edge at the NACS Show.



​​Tuesday, October 18 
2:00pm – 2:50pm​

How Consumers and Retailers Are Re-imagining Retail Using Technology
Speaker – Vish Ganapathy 
Moderator – Doug New

​3:05pm – 3:55pm

Technology Edge CIO Panel
Speaker – Hubert Williams, Maverik, Inc.
Moderator – Loren Allston, W. Capra

​4:10 – 5:00pm

Are You Prepared for EMV?
Moderator/Speaker – Linda Toth, Director of Standards, Conexxus
Speakers –
Kara Gunderson, POS Manager CITGO Petroleum
Kristi Kuehn, Vice President, Compliance Heartland Payment Systems

Wednesday, October 19
​8:00am – 8:50am

PCI 411: How Stores Comply with Updated PCI Version
Speaker – Tabitha Greiner, Chief Security Officer, Acumera, Inc.
Moderator – Kimberly Ford, IS Valero Marketing and Supply

​8:00am – 8:50am

Customer Engagement Technologies to Enhance Sales and Profitability

​9:05am – 9:55am 

Group Forum: Customer Engagement Technologies to Enhance Sales and Profitability 

Defending the Island: How to Protect Your Customers (and Your Brand) from Being a Victim of Card Skimming

​11:30am – 5:30pm

​Expo and Technology Edge Solutions Center

​Thursday, October 20
​8:00am – 8:50am

Technical Tools for Data Protection
Speakers –
Mark Carl, CEO, Echosat
Cliff Duffey, President and Founder, Cybera
Steven Bowles, Global Payment Security Leader

​9:05am – 9:55am

​Group Forum – EMV
Speakers –
Michael Lindberg, Director of Payment Solutions, CHS Inc.
Kara Gunderson, POS Manager, CITGO 
Sharon Scace, iSpec Technical Solutions Manager, WEX Inc.
Terry Mahoney, Partner, W. Capra Consulting Group 

Moderator – Linda Toth, Director of Standards, Conexxus

​11:30am – 5:30pm

​Expo and Technology Edge Solutions Center




Technology Edge is a part of the NACS Show. That means when you register for Technology Edge, you also get everything that comes with a full registration to the NACS Show, including access to the NACS Show kick-off party, all education sessions, general sessions, exposition, Cool New Products Preview Room and the NACS Ideas 2 Go session.

It’s easy to register. Just click the Technology Edge option when registering for the NACS Show.



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About Conexxus
Conexxus is a non-profit, member-driven technology organization dedicated to the development and implementation of standards, technologies innovation and advocacy for the convenience store and fuel market. Conexxus works with NACS to create Technology Edge at the NACS Show. Learn more about them here.

Show the Value to Your Management
Time out of the office is tough, especially for IT professionals. Click here to access a draft email that you can send to your boss to show them the value of attending Technology Edge at the NACS Show.

Exhibiting Technology Companies
We’ve learned from many retailers that planning ahead makes their NACS Show experience better. To help, you can view a list of exhibiting technology companies at the 2016 NACS Show. See who you know or who you’ll want to meet with while in Atlanta.

A Look Back
Technology Edge debuted at the 2014 NACS Show and continued last year with much success. To help you get a better idea of what this program is all about, you can read last year’s NACS Magazine article. Or, you can watch our short video here.