Managing Partner at Q Division - Cross-Industry Innovation + Tech Consultancy
Austin, Texas, United States
As Sr Managing Director of Technology + Innovation for the dynamic-retail marketing agency, TPN, Manolo (Manny) Almagro leads the innovations practice; integrating mobile, emerging commerce and in-store as connected experiences for global brands and retailers. Manolo’s intimate knowledge of retail technology combined with his ability to lead his team to cultivate transformative connected experiences, comes from his...
As Sr Managing Director of Technology + Innovation for the dynamic-retail marketing agency, TPN, Manolo (Manny) Almagro leads the innovations practice; integrating mobile, emerging commerce and in-store as connected experiences for global brands and retailers. Manolo’s intimate knowledge of retail technology combined with his ability to lead his team to cultivate transformative connected experiences, comes from his 15+ years working across the globe, continually monitoring emerging trends and opportunities. Almagro has also lead the creation of TPN’s Innovation Lab, ensuring brands such as Comcast, Bank of America, Safeway, Clorox and PepsiCo are exposed to a curated set of retail tech incubators and to understand how to best integrate emerging technologies and applications to create meaningful experiences for the consumer. Outside of TPN, Manolo is a named inventor on Software Patent #6038545, participates as one of the At-Large Board of Directors for the Digital Signage Federation, the and is a Sr. International Correspondent for The DailyDooh.com. Highlights of Manolo’s work include the creation of digital solutions for companies such as; ABC Television Networks, CEMUSA, Disney, McDonald’s, M&M’s AT+T, Oracle, HP, T-Mobile, Verizon, United Airlines, ASDA/Walmart, France Telecom, Orange Telecom, Samsung, Jollibee Foods, SingTel, Globe Telecom, Nestle’s Philippines, KFC New Zealand, Hungry Jacks/Burger King Australia. Key Accomplishments -Google Glass Explorers Program Member --McDonald’s US Digital Menu Board Pilot Markets -Chief Architect: United's EasyInfo™ prototype digital flight display systems (FIDS) -Created Dynamic Ad Building Tools for Publicis Agencies -Sr. Tech lead Digital OOH experiences in Times Square LED spectaculars -Developed customer profile building m-ads strategies for mobile telecoms in Asia Manolo's has in-country work experience in the US, France, UK, China, Singapore and the Philippines.Sr. Managing Director Technology + Innovation @ Provides thought-leadership on emerging trends and strategies for digital shopper marketing for agency clients. Key area of focus is on accelerating agency expertise in creating digital shopper marketing experiences leveraging in-store technology, social media, e-commerce, m-commerce, and mobile device applications. From November 2011 to Present (4 years 2 months) Austin, Texas AreaHead of Digital and Mobile Retail Initiatives @ Lead global digital initiatives for top Asian QSR brands, regional focus in China, Philippines and Vietnam. Developed web-based customer engagement solutions, e-commerce, m-commerce sites, mobile web, Android and iOS applications. Engineered self-service in-store NFC Card loading and ordering kiosks. Integrated social network location based check-ins functionality with NFC payment systems. From June 2009 to October 2014 (5 years 5 months) Digital Strategies Consultant @ Consultant, developed integrated digital strategies for key clients From June 2010 to August 2012 (2 years 3 months) Mobile + Digital Advertising Consultant @ Created business strategies for monetizing proprietary mobile advertising platforms. Partnered with third-party mobile ad agencies to develop engagement campaigns for clients to capture consumer behavior profiling using; MMS, SMS and Mobile Web Campaigns. From November 2009 to November 2011 (2 years 1 month) Chief Technology Officer @ Chief Technology Officer for Show & Tell Productions, oversees advanced R&D, technical operations and off-shore software development teams. Responsible for creating connected digital experiences for clients in Times Square, NYC. From August 2008 to October 2011 (3 years 3 months) Chief Technology Officer @ responsible for maintaining senior level relationships with clients, advertising/marketing agencies partners, and third party technology manufacturers. global software development, content distribution network platform strategies, identifying potential technology merger/acquisition targets and analyzing emerging technology and trends for MarketForward's clients. Key areas of focus are in; CDN, CMS, DAM, SEO, MOM, digital studio production automation, on-line collaboration tools, in-store/retail technologies, Web trends, social media, mobile applications platforms. From 2001 to 2008 (7 years) Greater Chicago AreaFounder, Senior Vice President @ Executive management on all technology initiatives, managed product development, motion graphics studio and field deployment teams in Europe and N. America. Profit and Loss accountability for all technology based initiatives. Developed strategic relationships with technology manufacturers, telecom service providers and third party software vendors. Siren Technologies was merged in 2001 with a digital asset management company; BrandGuard From 1998 to 2001 (3 years) VP of Technology @ Promotion to Vice President for exemplary performance. Executive responsibilities included managing fast paced expansion of organization, products and services. Developed business plans, product positioning strategies and managed department finances. Handled, relationship building with third party suppliers and concept socialization within the agency. From 1996 to 1998 (2 years) Interactive Technologies Developer @ Supported agency and clients as technology expert, profiled new media trends for key accounts, developed web-based and interactive applications. Managed software programmers and graphic design freelancers, senior manager of technical support resources relating to web applications. Assisted in new business development by developing proof of concept prototypes derived from ideation sessions with agency and clients. From 1995 to 1996 (1 year) Interactive Communications Developer @ Responsible for engineering automated pre-media workflows using available desktop publishing tools. Handled on-site client technical support, developed interactive courseware for pre-media production software (Adobe, Scitex) Conducted classes designed to retrain traditional production staff in preparation of digital conversion of production studios. Managed knowledge transition from purchase of privately owned company (Clockface & Creole From 1994 to 1995 (1 year) Owner/Founder @ President/Founder. Entrepreneurial role in creating small 6 person technology startup. Developed business model, selling strategy and strategic partnerships with large publication and print houses. Combined experience as graphic designer and use of emerging desktop publishing technologies. Worked with Aldus, Adobe and Quark to gain instructor certification to train using their products. From 1993 to 1995 (2 years) Manolo A. is skilled in: E-commerce, Retail Technology, Social Media, Mobile Marketing, Business Development, Digital Marketing, Digital Strategy, Digital Media, Mobile Applications, Offshore Software Development, Social Media Marketing, Online Advertising, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Advertising
Sr. Managing Director Technology + Innovation
November 2011 to Present
Austin, Texas Area
Jollibee Foods Corporation
Head of Digital and Mobile Retail Initiatives
June 2009 to October 2014
Digital Strategies Consultant
June 2010 to August 2012
Mobile + Digital Advertising Consultant
November 2009 to November 2011
Chief Technology Officer
August 2008 to October 2011
MarketForward, A Publicis Company
Chief Technology Officer
2001 to 2008
Greater Chicago Area
Founder, Senior Vice President
1998 to 2001
Frankel & Company
VP of Technology
1996 to 1998
Frankel & Company
Interactive Technologies Developer
1995 to 1996
Interactive Communications Developer
1994 to 1995
Clockface & Creole Communications
1993 to 1995
Provides thought-leadership on emerging trends and strategies for digital shopper marketing for agency clients. Key area of focus is on accelerating agency expertise in creating digital shopper marketing experiences leveraging in-store technology, social media, e-commerce, m-commerce, and mobile device applications. Provides thought-leadership on emerging trends and strategies for digital shopper marketing for agency clients. Key area of focus is on accelerating agency expertise in creating digital shopper marketing experiences leveraging in-store technology, social media, e-commerce, m-commerce, and mobile device applications.
What company does Manolo A. work for?
Manolo A. works for TPN
What is Manolo A.'s role at TPN?
Manolo A. is Sr. Managing Director Technology + Innovation
What industry does Manolo A. work in?
Manolo A. works in the Management Consulting industry.
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