Gary Schwartz

Author & CEO,
Impact Mobile Inc.

Toronto, ON, Canada

Over the past 15 years, Gary has played a leadership role in the mobile industry. He is the author of "THE IMPULSE ECONOMY" and "FAST SHOPPER, SLOW STORE" published by Simon & Schuster, Atria Imprint. Gary is presently writing a book on the Internet of Everything (IoT) titled "IF THINGS COULD SPEAK".

In 2013, Gary was recognized by Mobile Marketer publication as the "Mobile Commerce Evangelist of the Year” and in 2014 Gary was selected as the Retail Innovator of the Year by Retail Touchpoints. Gary is Chair Emeritus of mobile committee of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) and is presently is the Global Director of the Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA).
Gary is an alum of Columbia University in New York and the Stanford University Center in Yokohama, where he was the recipient of the Asia and Japan Foundation Fellowships.