The Business and Financial Services Track at the 2016 M-Enabling Summit will allow corporations and financial services executives to review the latest developments in accessibility requirements in the U.S and internationally, to discuss compliance challenges and to review the latest accessibility solutions adopted by major organizations. Sessions will focus on methods used by leading institutions in deploying ICT accessibility.  Participants will have an opportunity to meet with peer executives from private sector enterprises, financial services, government, developers, advocacy organizations, and accessibility experts. A must attend program at a time when accessibility requirements, market opportunities and innovation require considerable agility on the part of organizations to adapt to a fast changing environment. 

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Registration includes:
  • Full access to all sessions of the M-Enabling Summit
  • Lunches on June 13 and 14
  • Break refreshments
  • Participation in the Ceremony of the FCC Chairman’s Awards for the Advancement of Accessibility
  • Cocktail reception on June 13
  • Summit program and documents
  • Captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) services
  • Alternative electronic documents



  • Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)
  • Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
  • Bruce Bonyhady, Chairman, National Disability Insurance Agency, Australia

Panel Chairs and Speakers:

  • Jerard Berger, Senior Manager, Healthcare, Vertical Business, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
  • Jeff Brandt, Director, Corporate Accessibility Technology Office, AT&T
  • David Capozzi, Executive Director, U.S. Access Board
  • Jay Cardinali, Worldwide Accessibility Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • John Combs, Senior Manager of Accessibility, Cisco Systems  
  • Alireza Darvishy, Head, Accessibility Center, Credit Suisse
  • Ted Drake, Intuit Accessibility Principal Engineer 
  • Gerry Ellis, Feel The BenefIT, Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and Vice Chairman of ITU JCA-AHF
  • Yasunobu Ishii, Senior Program Director, Disability Program, The Nippon Foundation, Japan
  • Malcolm Glenn, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Uber Technologies
  • David Errington, President and CEO, AMI (Accessible Media Inc.), Canada
  • Andrew AJ Johnson, Managing VP, Gartner Research
  • Larry Goldberg, Director, Accessible Media, Yahoo!
  • Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, 247 Accessible Documents
  • Peter Korn, Accessibility Architect, Amazon Lab126
  • Preety Kumar, CEO, Deque Systems
  • Susanna Laurin, CEO, Funka, Sweden
  • Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
  • Bill Nagle, Vice President of Product Management, Discover Technologies
  • Barbara Operschall, CEO, Speech Code
  • Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero, Deputy Head of Unit for Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Directorate General for Justice, European Commission
  • Debra Ruh, CEO, Ruh Global Communications
  • Paul Schroeder, Vice President of Programs and Policy, AFB
  • Claude Stout, Executive Director, TDI
  • John Sullivan, Government-wide Section 508 Program Director, Office of Government-wide Policy, GSA
  • Frances West, Chief Accessibility Officer, IBM
  • Marc Zablatsky, VP and General Manager, Ai Squared




Monday June 13, 2016 

8:00 AM to 8:45 AM Registration
8:45 AM to 9:05 AM

Opening Remarks
9:05 AM to 10:15 AM

Plenary Panel: Game Changers in Human Interfaces
10:15 AM to 10:35 AM

Keynote: Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)  
10:35 AM to 11:05 AM

Break in Showcase Area
11:05 AM to 12:05 PM

Plenary Panel: Smart Cities and IoT for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
12:05 PM to 12:15 PM

CTIA Greetings

12:15 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch Break in Showcase
1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

Smart Cities Accessible and Assistive Services
2:50 PM to 3:10 PM

Break in Showcase Area
3:10 PM to 4:30 PM

Financial Services Accessibility
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM

FCC Chairman Keynote and Chairman's AAA Awards
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Cocktail in Showcase Area

Tuesday, June 14, 2016  
8:30 AM to 8:45 AM Keynote: Australia National Insurance Scheme
8:45 AM to 9:20 AM

Plenary Panel: Challenges and Opportunities for Lifelong Digital Access
9:30 AM to 10:50 AM

Global Trends in Compliance: U.S. DOJ, CRPD Committee, European Accessibility Act, other countries, G3ict global surveys
10:50 AM to 11:20 AM

Break in Showcase Area
11:20 AM to 12:40 PM

Spotlight on Accessibility Innovations in Large Organizations
12:40 PM to 1:40 PM

Lunch Break in Showcase Area

1:40 PM to 3:00 PM Driving and Scaling up Accessibility in the Organization

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Break in Showcase Area

3:30 PM to 4:50 PM Enterprise Strategies for Inclusive Work Environments
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Plenary Closing: "Technology Futurology for an Inclusive World"
5:30 PM



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  • Ron Akins
    Tel. 301-493-5500, ext. 3310
  • Michael Rosenberg
    Tel. 301-493-5500, ext. 3308
  • Pat Hazan-Tessler
    Tel. 301- 493-5500, ext. 3386

Program Committee Coordination:

  • Francesca Cesa Bianchi
    Vice President, Institutional Relations
    Tel. 678-534-8518
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