Eric Barnes

Senior Manager, IT Engineering @ Wawa

Since the early 1990s, Mr. Barnes has worked in a variety of I.T. related fields including digital imaging, telecom and cellular communications, medical business systems and petroleum retail. Mr. Barnes has managed various size technology teams dealing with all aspects of I.T. including networking, data center and cloud management, support, software engineering and systems design.  Over the last 4 years, Mr. Barnes has worked extensively in digital and cloud technologies which includes the organization, planning, design and implementation of mobile and cloud based solutions. Mr. Barnes has designed and implemented over 20 enterprise system deployments, including several asset tracking/service desk, back office integration and PCI related initiatives in the retail petroleum market, early days of mobile development in the medical industry and, most recently, Wawa’s Consumer Mobile Application.  Mr. Barnes currently serves as Sr. Manager for Wawa’s IT Engineering Department in Media, PA, which encompass approx. 750+ stores across 5 states in the east coast (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida)  He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi with a minor in Mathematics, earned his MBA from West Chester University along with Graduate certificates in Business and Entrepreneurship.  He is also a member of PCATS, Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards and NACS, The National Association of Convenience Stores, a member of the Mulesoft, AWS and Ping Identity Customer Advisory Boards and holds several industry certifications and awards.

Mobilizing Your Business:  Navigating the Digital Evolution

The Digital Evolution is here, yet many businesses are not prepared for this change.  This session will focus on the key areas that business should focus on and what strategies and changes that they should consider to achieve a competitive advantage in this new age of technology.