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Tech Now! Coronavirus '20-Minute Webinar' Series



As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, retailers and consumer goods companies are looking for solutions to cope with both immediate business needs and the impact the virus will have on future shopping habits. Industry experts weigh in on the tech you need now and in the future to ensure your organization emerges from the crisis ready to win. 

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Improving Supply Chain Resiliency Through Alternative Supplier Sourcing

Date: Tue, Jun 9, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

COVID-19 has demonstrated to many consumer goods manufacturers and retailers that their supply chains are not as resilient as they believed. The search for alternative suppliers to address today’s shortages and improve supply resiliency for the future are top of mind for the C-suite. However, supplier sourcing has become more complex due to fluid trade regulations, and manufacturing and transportation capacity. This webinar will highlight the strategies and solutions that accelerate alternative supplier sourcing process and mitigate supplier risk.

Chris Jones, EVP Marketing and Services, Descartes Systems Group
Mark Segner, Vice President, Sales, Descartes Systems Group
Jackson Wood, Director, Industry Solutions, Trade Compliance, Descartes Systems Group


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Demand Forecasting Through and Out of the COVID Chasm

Date: Tue, Jun 16, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

In this webinar, you will hear from forecasting experts, Siva Lakshmanan and Nicholas Wegman, PhD, explain how companies are incorporating their unique, leading indicator external data sets, along with their historical data, to build an AI intelligence layer to augment human intuition to guide them through COVID and into the recovery period.

Siva Lakshmanan EVP, Forecasting & Supply Chain Analytics, Antuit
Nicholas Wegman, PhD, Vice President, Forecasting &Fulfillment, Antuit


A "Next Normal" Imperative in Consumer Goods: Direct to Consumer

Date: Wed, Jun 24, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Hear from David Wish, Senior Vice President, eCommerce at KIND Snacks on how you can build trust and increase engagement with consumers by creating a direct relationship.

David Wish, Senior Vice President, eCommerce, KIND Snacks 
Molly Mecham, Industry Go To Market, Consumer Goods, Salesforce


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No Travel? No Problem! Drive Virtual Collaboration for Product Sourcing

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Factory shutdowns, travel restrictions, and stay-at-home orders — three things capable of posing serious implications to a retailer’s sourcing operations. Luckily, there are best practices, tools, and processes retailers can embrace to manage their business post-COVID-19. Join RIS editor-in-chief, Tim Denman, along with Bamboo Rose VP of Marketing, Nate Fleming, and director of customer success, Mary Unis, as they talk through tips and tricks they've gleaned through decades working closely with retailers on sourcing optimization. Learn how colleagues can collaborate digitally on assortment strategy, initiate the product discovery process with suppliers across the globe in an instant, and actually shorten buy cycles and reduce sampling-related costs despite the current supply chain disruptions.
Nate Flemming, VP of Marketing, Bamboo Rose
Mary Unis, Custom Success, Bamboo Rose


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Beyond COVID: Building a Sustainable, Collaborative Data Foundation for the Future


Traditionally, consumer goods companies have relied on shipment data for their demand planning, or demand signals based on syndicated data. However, while these tactics have traditionally worked well in the past, the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that having access to near-real-time data from key retail customers is more important than ever when building a more sustainable future.

While the recent current events have caused many CGs and retailers to pivot and shift manufacturing operations and fulfillment strategies, some have already had the tools in place to operate their businesses as usual. This web session will explore some of the benefits realized from these leaders in order to support stronger collaborative efforts moving forward, and leverage this situation as a learning experience for CG companies and retailers to thrive together.

Suresh Prahlad Bharadwaj, AVP, Lead Product Manager - TradeEdge, EdgeVerve Ltd. (An Infosys Company)


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Why OMS is the Key Requirement for OmniChannel Agility During COVID-19 and Beyond

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Join us for an engaging and insightful webinar to learn how retailers and distributors can leverage their OMS to expose trapped and distressed inventory in retail networks to rapidly meet online demand and enable omnichannel fulfillment options like curbside pickup, BOPIS and ship from store. OMS is the core solution needed to survive COVID-19 and accelerate profitability and sales for the next chapter.

John Damianakis, CTO, Toys R Us Canada
Chadwick Hamby, Senior Director, Global eCommerce Operations, GNC
Jim Barnes, CEO, enVista


Pricing Strategies for Retailers During COVID-19

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COVID-19 has changed the retail industry overnight.  Major retailers and grocers have had to adopt new pricing models quickly to ensure they are offering fair pricing and adjust to daily changes with inventory. Join retail pricing experts from Save Mart Supermarkets and Vallarta Supermarkets to learn how they have aligned dynamic pricing strategies to manage supply, demand, profitability, and customer loyalty and trust.

Don Dyess, Director of Pricing and Category Analytics, Vallarta Supermarkets
Russell Saleme, Director of Sales & Marketing, Market Basket Food Stores
Scott Zucker, Senior Vice President of Global Customer Success, Revionics Inc.


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Driving Innovation to Address Changing Customer Needs

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This webinar will highlight the changing needs of the consumer, and how technologists and cities are collaborating to respond the rapidly changing environment.

Christie Rice, Director Retail Segment - Internet of Things Group, Intel
Gilroy Mathew, Head of Semiconductor Vertical, UST Global


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Consumer Goods and Retail: Navigating a New Normal with Analytics

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Join Genpact’s analytics business leader, Amaresh Tripathy, to learn more about the power of analytics. They’ll outline how to use augmented intelligence – a blend of machine intelligence and human judgement – to optimize decision-making and support tangible business results. While your competitors think only of today’s challenges, now is the time to uncover new insights that will help you navigate a new normal.

Rick Davis, President, Davis Development Group, LLC,  Formerly Kellogg Company
Amaresh Tripathy, Global Business Leader Analytics, Genpact


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Retailer HEMA - Protecting the Heart of Retail

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HEMA, a large European retailer, has benefitted from deploying POS systems powered by Intel vPro / AMT capabilities for many years. During the current lockdown in countries like France, Belgium and Spain, the benefits are even clearer. Despite internal “in person” procedures to keep POS systems online, quite a number of POS systems have been shut down as part of store closures. However, thanks to Intel vPro / AMT capabilities and Capgemini, HEMA’s Managed Service Provider (MSP), HEMA successfully continues to manage POS systems securely and remotely, and pushes necessary updates to keep all their POS systems up to date and ready to go for when the demands of normal business returns.

So join us for this RIS hosted webinar to find out more about the HEMA success and the latest in how POS systems are protected and readied for their return to normal operations.

Martin van Vugt, Engagement Director / Global Point-of-Sale lead Consumer Products & Retail, Capgemini
Jan van Offeren,Global Technical Account Manager, Intel


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