Thursday, June 20th
6:45 AM – 7:45 AM
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Tech Talks: The Future of Technology in Distribution
The role of digital in distribution is shifting at lightspeed. Our three speakers, with diverse industry backgrounds, set the tone for Day 2 to challenge current assumptions and consider new paradigms that are forming the future competitive landscape of wholesale distribution globally.
The future of technology in distribution
Ian Heller, President, Modern Distribution Management
Where your customers shop and buy, today and tomorrow
Jonathan Bein, Managing Partner, Real Results Marketing
Strategic thinking in disruptive, non-linear markets
Mark Dancer, Network for Channel Innovation
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Digitize Your Customer Journey Map to Compete in a Digital World
The majority of distributors today view digital as an add-on to conventional selling channels rather than a customer-focused, digital-first strategy to future-proof their value proposition for customers and suppliers. Former ORS Nasco president and current CEO of pure wholesaler AgoNow Larry Davis will outline a digital roadmap for distributors, including the necessary characteristics – content, digital tools and capabilities – required to compete effectively in the future with traditional competitors and emerging disruptors.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Networking Break – Sponsor Showcase
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Product Data Strategy: No More “Clean-Up on Server 3”
Jason Hein, Earley Information Science
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Speaker Panel: Q&A & Conference Recap
Tom Gale, Moderator
Don’t miss one of the highest rated and most interactive sessions of the conference!
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