Mark Stutzman serves as chief technology officer (CTO) for AREA15, the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. Offering live events, immersive activations, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more, AREA15 continues to grow in Las Vegas and across the globe. Welcoming nearly 4 million visitors since opening its doors in 2020, AREA15 Las Vegas will soon expand across 20 acres to its north. In addition, AREA15 announced its first licensed pop-up location as part of Riyadh’s Boulevard World and its second permanent location coming to Orlando in 2024.
As CTO, Stutzman establishes and implements AREA15’s technical vision and infrastructure to bring the immersive entertainment and retail complex to life. Working collaboratively and cross-functionally with development and construction, design, marketing, production and operations, he built the technology infrastructure that enhances the visitor experience at AREA15.
An experienced entrepreneur and product executive, Stutzman brings more than 20 years’ experience delivering elegant and effective scalable applications. As a digital strategist, product specialist and executive technologist, he plays a critical role in continually evolving strategic product and technical direction.
Throughout his career, Stutzman has primarily focused on technology startups where he held the roles of chief executive officer (CEO), chief information officer (CIO), CTO and chief product officer (CPO). Stutzman is the former CPO of Wylei, an AI marketing optimization company; CEO/CTO of Appmobi; CEO/CTO and founder of Digital Variant; CIO at PointOne, a clinical genetic startup; CTO at Bolt.com and executive director of technology at Outpost.com. His career began at IBM, where he was responsible for building IBM’s first direct sales, online commerce site, ShopIBM. With a passion for all things technology, Stutzman is available as a keynote speaker for topics spanning immersive entertainment, digital strategy, entrepreneurship and more.
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- The Future of Data-Driven Hybrid Experiences: Bridging Digital and Physical Realms
- Sunday, April 16 • 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM PT