It’s that time of year again.

The days are getting longer, the flowers are starting to bloom, and the people of gap intelligence are hard at work putting together a new round of presentations to share with our friends and family.

That’s right.  gapCon is back, hitting Liberty Station on Friday June 7th!



The third annual gapCon promises to serve up the same “Educate, Learn, Share” awesomeness that the event was founded upon, while bringing a bunch of new and equally awesome things.


For starters, we’re getting out of the office, moving gapCon All THE WAY down the street to the Barracks 17 Event Center on 2710 Historic Decatur Rd (Directions).  That’s almost the other side of Liberty Station!  As much as we love our office, Barracks 17 is a fantastic facility, and we’re very excited about this move.


12pm – Reception: food, drinks, schmoozing
12:40pm – Opening Address: Richard Nares, Emilio Nares Foundation
12:45pm – Keynote: Lisa Gordon-Hosch, City of San Diego Small Business Ambassador
1:15pm – gap intelligence Management Team Presentation
1:35pm – Analyst Team Presentation
1:55pm – Analyst Presentation: Deirdre Kennedy, Televisions


2:30pm – Development Team Presentation
2:50pm – Analyst Presentation: Adam Gajo, Inkjet Printing
3:10pm – Culture Panel


3:55pm – Analyst Presentation: Christine Boersing, Home Appliances
4:15pm – SysOps Team Presentation
4:35pm – Product Launch: Chris Barnes, gap new Price & Promotions Report
4:55pm  – Gary Peterson’s Closing Remarks

5PM – Club gap intelligence: food, drinks, schmoozing


gapCon 2013 will kickoff with a keynote speech from the City of San Diego’s Small Business Ambassador, Lisa Gordon-Hosch.  It’s safe to say gap intelligence and Lisa Gordon-Hosch have shared interests and were thrilled to have her as our keynote.

Analyst Presentations

gapCon started in part as a venue for gap’s newest analysts to get some presentation reps, and once again we have a fresh group of analysts ready to drop knowledge on the gapCon 2013 audience.

  • Sole gapCon veteran and the creator of gap’s Television service, Deirdre Kennedy, will explore the second screen evolution, the emergence of social TV, and their impact on the TV market
  • Market Analyst Adam Gajo will give his take on emergence of PageWide inkjet printers and their possibly disruptive influence on the office imaging industry
  • Appliances Analyst Christine Boersing will walk us through the Future of the Connected Home, tying each of her three categories into the technology evolution taking place within our homes.

Team Presentations

We have enough meetings here at gap intelligence to know that there is no “I” in team.  With that, in addition to putting our newest analysts at the podium for individual market presentations, gapCon 2013 will include a series of team presentations from each of our business groups.

Ever wanted to know what gap’s Analyst, SysOps, Developer, and OG teams had to say?  Then July 7th is your lucky day!

gap intelligence Dev Team

Culture Panel

Each year we open up gapCon to our friends in the San Diego business community, previously hosting teams from HP and Sony to discuss business, technology, and how they use data, among other things.  Given the fact that we at gap spend each day analyzing businesses and technologies and each week we produce a more than our share of data, this made a lot of sense.

This year, we’re taking our gapCon panel in a slightly different direction, shifting our focus exclusively on company culture and inviting multiple companies to discuss the role of culture and culture building in their companies.  The panel will include executives from Vavi, Red Door Interactive, Continental Maritime, and Banyan Tree Learning Center, with moderation provided by gap intelligence’s own cultural icon, Tom Young.

Come on Down!

To all the friends of gap, we’d love to have you join us for gapCon 2013.  Just send us a note and we’ll get you on the list.

Beers are on us!