RTC Keynote Speakers & Session Leaders

RTC 2019: Keynote Speakers


Amber MacArthur
Keynote Speaker, Innovation Futurist

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Amber Mac(Arthur) started her career in San Francisco and Boston during the dot-com boom. As a strategist for Razorfish and Director of Marketing for an e-procurement software company, she spent four years in the technology start-up trenches.

Amber left the start-up world to join Microsoft to build one of the first female-focused lifestyle portals. In 2006, she started her own digital agency. The company’s first client was world-renowned business coach, Tony Robbins, and now includes Microsoft, Ford, Google, GE, Paypal, Nintendo, Canada Goose, and Fast Company, and many more leading organizations.

In 2010, she wrote the national bestselling business book Power Friending (Portfolio: New York). In 2016, she co-wrote Amazon bestseller, Outsmarting Your Kids Online. Amber has keynoted more than 300 events around the world and has moderated sessions with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, famed astronaut Chris Hadfield, and many other notable leaders.

She is a regular business host and expert for Fast Company, CNN, Bloomberg, CBS, BNN, CTV, The Marilyn Denis Show, and SiriusXM Radio. Plus, she was recently named one of DMZ’s 30 inspirational women making a difference in tech.

Salim Morsy
Keynote Speaker, EV Charging Outlook - How Gas Stations Can Play an Important Role

Advanced Transportation Analyst 
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Salim Morsy is an Advanced Transport analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, based in New York City. He focuses on the electrification of the global transportation sector as well as new mobility business models.

Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2011, he worked in energy derivatives trading and strategy consulting. He has a BA from Bard College, an MSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from NYU. He was also a Fulbright Scholar in Bogotá, Colombia.


Jeremiah Baker
Keynote Speaker, Payment Security

Cyber Security Expert
Co-founder of Netragard

Jeremiah Baker is the Co-Founder of  Netragard.com a cyber security firm focused on high threat penetration testing & protective services and has been featured in many media outlets such as The Wallstreet Journal, Fox News, New York Times, Gizmodo, Forbes, Wired, LA Times, VICE, and many more.

For the past 11 years, Jeremiah has been helping to protect and care for his clients through a unique education process where he and his team first hack their clients (with permission of course) then reverse engineer the breach to create a remediation and security hardening plan. 

Tom Kloza
Keynote Speaker, The Fuel Industry

Global Head of Energy Analysis
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS)

Tom Kloza is among the founders of Oil Price Information Service, which in 2016 was acquired by IHS Markit, the world’s most comprehensive source for analysis of energy prices and supply. 

Tom has covered the oil business for more than 40 years, and even traded some of the first NYMEX futures contracts.  He is a regular guest on all of the business shows and has clocked more than 250 personal appearances on network and major cable TV.  You can often find him in more newspapers than the Jumble or Sudoku, explaining energy matters to everyone from consumers to hedge fund managers. Back in 2014, Tom was the first major oil analyst to predict that crude oil prices could crash below $30 bbl.

Tom sits on the Board of Advisers for the Fuels’ Institute and is generally regarded as one of the most objective non-biased experts on North American fuel supply and pricing.

In addition to his oil background, Tom is quite the wordsmith. Back in the 1990’s he coined the term “Petronoia” to describe the yearly fear that there would not be enough gasoline. He also coined the term RINsanity to describe the system of federal ethanol credits back in 2013. 


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Scott Oakes, Product Manager POS

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Karen Dyer, Product Manager POS

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Dan Witkemper, Product Management Director



Matt Powers, Product Marketing Manager

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Mike Symonds, System Architect

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Lorie Fontaine-Demski, Global Customer Program Director



Amit Kumar, Global Product Manager

Insite360 Forecourt


Julie Scharff, VP-Merchant Sales and Solutions



Giovanni Carapelli, VP Global Innovation and Architecture

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Lisa Hester, Applications Engineer POS

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Josh Rothenberg, Director, Passport Key Account Development

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Ryan Smiley, Product Manager, N.A. POS & Payment

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Kara Gunderson, POS Manager

CITGO Petroleum Corporation


Bridgette Santini, Senior POS Network Administrator

PitStop Convenience Stores


Matthew Packer, Product Marketing Manager

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Scott Furrer, Manager

Altria Scan Data


Deepesh Nayanar, Global Lead, e-Mobility

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Danny Seals, Product Marketing Manager, Retail Dispensers

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Nick Peters, Director of IT



Nensi Dupuy, POS Program Manager

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


James Kelly, Security Engineer, Payment Security

Gilbarco Veeder-Root


Angela Wisdom, Senior Director of Sales