19 August

Adility Joins Daily Deal Media Conference as Gold Sponsor


Adility will be joining the Daily Deal Media Conference as a Gold Sponsor with Thomas Cornelius as speaker.

Thomas will be addressing the emerging dynamics in online to offline commerce with new innovative technologies from card networks, payment processors, merchant agencies and online publishers.

Adility provides cloud services for merchants, brands and retailers for controlled online to offline commerce transactions.

Adility’s offers gateway fast tracks integration for partners with an install base of merchants to connect these merchants to the Adility cloud service.

Online publishers turn online search and discovery via the Adility cloud into offline commerce transactions that are monetized by the publisher.

Thomas Cornelius has recently founded Adility to enable online to offline commerce, where he also serves as its CEO. Thomas led Adility to jump start offer programs for clients such as Google, AOL and CBS Interactive as well as hundreds of developers utilizing the Adility APIs.

Before starting Adility, Thomas was EVP at QS Holdings where he co-founded amongst other projects a franchise business that helped SMBs with local customer acquisition. At QS he led all digital initiatives for a local offer sales division with 350 sales offices and over 5000 sales representatives and he developed the first distribution program of local SMB offers nationwide in retail stores.

Prior, Thomas founded addashop and served as its CEO. The company received recognition as a market leader for ecommerce innovation, developing the first WAP platform for mobile commerce, and emerged as a leader and innovator in contextual commerce working with customers in high tech such as Logitech, in retail such as Sunglass Hut and with distribution companies like Ingram.

Thomas lives with his family in San Francisco.

Kenneth F. Douglas, Executive Vice President, Adility

Launched GratisCard/Revolution Money, seed funding by Steve Case and Ted Leonsis, in 2006 increasing the merchant acceptance from 300 to over 700,000 locations and over 300,000 members/card holder.  Responsible for negotiating, integrating, launching and managing all merchant acquirer/process relationships.  Most recently, recruited by lead investor at Twitpay (TomorrowVentures and CompuCredit Holding), negotiate strategic partnership and launch platform.

Brian PlackisCheng, President/ COO, Adility

At MCI, Brian managed Technology Planning for the $1 billion IT division deploying distributed systems, converting SNA networks to IP, and launched first enterprise wide Internet messaging to a Fortune 500 in 1995.  As General Manager, Brian managed the Americas and European business of Software.com through IPO and $6.8B exit.  As a founding investor and C level executive for BlueCasa Brian built an automated business platform that supported $50M of revenue and raised more than $60M in equity and debt financing.