Phil Newman is a business technologist focused on web enabled technologies. He is Manager of Distributed Products for The Weather Channel In this role, he manages a portfolio of products that reach millions of people every day. He is also a serial entrepreneur with numerous startup business interests. In his career, Phil has led technology development for The Home Depot, Mirant, Earthlink, and Turner Broadcasting. His experiences bridge functions from point of sale, inventory, web portals, content management, energy trading and more. He presented the keynote presentation to the Global Merchant forum describing the benefits of electronic signatures. In September, he will be presenting at AppNation Additionally, he volunteers with Happy Tails Pet Assisted Therapy working with the children at Egleston hospital with his dog Newton. He holds an MBA in Operations Management from Kennesaw State University, a BBA in Management Sciences from the University of Georgia and is also certified by PMI, ITIL, Six Sigma, and ScrumMaster.