November 1-2, 2021 | Virtual Event

AGENDA – ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN TIME


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Supply Chain and B2B transactions, Re-imagined

Once considered a back-office function, supply chains are now recognized as one of the most critical business functions. With demand volatility, skill shortages, rising costs, capacity, and supply constraints, the question of how to improve the speed, flexibility, and resiliency of supply chains are on every supply chain manager’s mind.

In this keynote session, Will Streit IBM’s Vice President for IBM AI Applications shares his view on how these supply chain needs can and are being met. Together with Vijay Pandiarajan, IBM Sterling leader, will share how businesses are accelerating their supply chain to improve resiliency. The new “B2B API Gateway” transforms EDI transactions into APIs allowing businesses to selectively deploy and benefit from API transaction speed, while on a single platform which greatly simplifies AI, analytics, and operations.

Speakers:

Will Streit Ph.D.
VP Product Management
IBM AI APPLICATIONS

Vijay Pandiarajan,
Director, Product Management,
IBM STERLING

12:30 pm - 1:10 pm

The Hybrid Era for B2B transactions is here, EDI & API panel discussion

Digital communications between customers and suppliers is growing at a rapid rate. Come hear how organizations are managing the increasing transaction volumes while at the same time accommodating a larger variety of EDI and API transaction types to accelerate the pace of their supply chain. Learn from IBM customers and industry thought leaders who share their experiences with the their use cases that caused them to start using both EDI with API’s for B2B transactions.

Panel Host:
Jim Luneke
IBM Senior Product Manager
IBM SUPPLY CHAIN

Senthil Kannan
IT Manager, Customer Service Applications
HENDRICKSON

Anesh Soodyall
Global Integration Lead
ALCON

Tiffany Jacobs
Senior Manager, EDI
SOUTHWIRE

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Connect & Collaborate: Adapting to change: How times are forcing B2B transaction to modernize

There are a number of use cases that are driving businesses to modernize how they communicate with their customers and business partners.. Come and learn what is driving new transaction methods and how to simplify these changes using a hybrid B2B API Gateway to minimize operational disruptions

Speakers:

Jim Luneke
IBM Senior Product Manager
IBM SUPPLY CHAIN

Marshall Lamb
Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, and CTO
IBM STERLING

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Build a more resilient supply chain with intelligent automation

Volatile demand, supply and skill shortages, production delays, and rising transportation costs continue to plague supply chain operations. To stay resilient, leaders are using the power of AI and the speed of automation to better plan for and manage disruption. In fact, IDC expects that by the end of 2021, half of all global supply chains will have invested in supply chain resiliency and artificial intelligence, resulting in productivity improvements of up to 15%.

Join us in this session to hear how the latest innovations in AI, blockchain, and automation are coming together to help you accelerate your journey to a more agile, resilient and sustainable supply chain.

Speaker:
Vijay Pandiarajan
Director, Product Management
IBM AI APPLICATIONS

1:55 PM - 2:15 PM

Closing Keynote Session: Trends in API use for B2B Transactions

Come hear from Gartner’s EDI-API expert to discuss industry trends and drivers accelerating API use for B2B transactions. What use cases are ideal for API connections and how hybrid EDI-to-API transactions may help many EDI users achieve near real-time performance while minimizing operational disruptions.

Speaker:
Mark O’Neill
VP Analyst
GARTNER

2:15 PM - 2:20 PM

Summary and Close

Jennifer Clark
Sterling Supply Chain Product Marketing Manager
IBM

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Welcome and Keynote: Transforming business ecosystems with blockchain

Today supply chains are playing an increasingly more central role in the creation of competitive and disruptive business strategies. Blockchain offers unique opportunities for supply chain reinvention that transforms entire business ecosystems. Leveraging the trust and transparency of blockchain, and the intelligence of AI supply chain partners are collaborating in unprecedented ways to grow the market, build new revenue streams, and automate across companies. The result is supply systems that are faster, more nimble, and more responsive to ever-shifting demand. Hear from Food Trust clients about how they are leveraging these technologies the transform the future of food.

Speaker:
Shari Diaz
Director, Product Management,
Supply Chain Blockchain Networks

IBM

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

From discovery to delivery, tips to take your shoppers’ experience to the next level

Retail eCommerce is the front door to the world. Please, come in.

We’ll take you through your shoppers’ buying journey, stopping along the way at destinations critical to your success:
  1. Inventory visibility
  2. Frictionless fulfillment
  3. 360° customer service
Through every shopper touchpoint, learn how to improve your interactions. And learn about technologies that power-up your existing solutions and are quick to implement.

Speaker:
Jennifer Clark
Sterling Supply Chain Product Marketing Manager
IBM

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Order complexity, SLAs, no insights into inventory? Let’s talk.

If you’re thinking that your sales operations need a boost, you’re likely right. Homegrown systems and ERPs are great but were not meant to support today’s complexities.

Many B2B organizations are realizing why order management systems are built for businesses:
  1. Real-time views into siloed inventory data
  2. Proactive management of SLAs
  3. Automated sales ordering and pricing, including special customers’ pricing
Let’s talk about automating your manual processes. These aren’t just operational efficiencies, in the long run, these enhancements mean ROI and better customers experiences.

Speaker:
Jay Black
WW Sales Executive
IBM STERLING

1:55 pm - 2:00 pm

Day 2 Summary and Close

Jennifer Clark
Sterling Supply Chain Product Marketing Manager
IBM

Marni Edelhart
Vice President, Content & Engagement​
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