Annual 2-Day Conference


Dual-Track Educational Sessions

Wednesday & Thursday

May 6th & 7th, 2015

Doubletree Hotel – Westborough MA


A First Full Day of Speaker Presentations,

A Second Day of Dual-Track Full Day Classroom Education,

                   & Networking Opportunities with your Peers on both days!


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NEECOM Meeting Brochure May 2015


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Day 1 – Program includes presentations and topics covering:


International EDI Vendor Management   

Eric Linxwiler, VP, CBX Software

The NEW Healthcare Communications Protocol

Dan Kazzaz, CEO, Secure Exchange Solutions

Barcodes, RFID, Mobile Commerce, and the Obligatory Internet of Everything (IoE)

Paula Giovannetti, VP, AIDC 100

Creating Synergies to Connect to the Connected Consumer

Melanie Nuce, VP, GS1 US

Strategies for Building a Successful E-Commerce Business

Ross Beyeler, Founder, Growth Spark

Leverage Your EDI Infrastructure for Non-EDI Critical Business Initiatives

Joe Dupree, VP, CLEO

Drivers and Outcomes to Modernizing your Integration

Barry Sponsler, Solutions Consultant,  Extol International



Day 2 – Dual Tracks of Full-day Intensive Classroom-Style Education

             Courses Including:


Track One:


  • EDI-101 – A Full Day Overview of Electronic Data Interchange

Instructor: Gregg Lanni, Sr. Technical Consultant, Dell Boomi


Track Two:


  • IT Management Skills Development – An Innovative Full Day Course for Technical and Business Professionals

Instructor: Eric Bloom, CEO, Manager Mechanics, LLC


Morning Program:  Manager in the Middle

  • Great internal client service to your clients
  • Great vendor management to your suppliers


Afternoon Program: The Productivity Cocktail tm

  • Smart Delegation
  • Meeting  Management
  • Zone Based Prioritization
  • Email Containment
  • Process Uniformity
  • Conflict Avoidance
  • Asset Repurposing


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Event speakers:


Barry Sponsler

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CEO, Secure Exchange Solutions, Inc. Dan offers 40 years of experience in systems design and integration with a focus on business-to-business (B2B) integration. His extensive background includes business and technical eCommerce strategy related to improving processes. He and his partners established Secure Exchange Solutions to help their clients leverage pervasive technology while protecting sensitive information. Their current clients include state health insurance exchanges, health information exchanges, clearing houses, hospitals, clinics, private carriers, public carriers and many of the prominent software vendors.
Dan has been advocating for the adoption of standardized communication and encryption protocols since 2001. As such, he participated in ONC’s Direct Project as soon as it began. This allowed SES to be one of the first HISP’s on the market.
Prior to founding Secure Exchange Solutions, Dan established PaperFree Systems in 1984 to design and implement software tools that facilitate EDI implementations for a wide range of organizations. He pioneered the development of data mapping engines and interactive EDI. PaperFree’s products supported EDI integration, data communications and message management. These products served as the core data transformation engine of many value-added networks, claims clearing houses, insurance companies, service bureaus and Internet Portals. PaperFree was sold to New Era of Networks in March 2000. Sybase acquired New Era in March 2001. SAP purchased Sybase in 2012.
Dan was an active ANSI ASC X12 participant and initiated the formation of its insurance subcommittee. He was elected chair of X12 in September of 2005 and served through September 2009.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant in 1977, Dan worked for Digital Equipment Corporation as a Field Software Engineer.
He is the author of several articles and white papers including, Preventable Readmissions and Physician Notification; Journal of Hospital Administration, 2014, Vol 3 No 1. Meaningful Use the Glass Half Full, Maryland Medicine. 2011;12(1):25-6. What is Data Mapping?, Auto ID News, 1997, EDI and Server-Server Technologies, EDI World, Feb 1996. Insurance Insights: Flat Files vs. X12, EDI World, 1996, Health Industry Focus: Government Mandates on EDI-the Pros and Cons, EDI World, 1996, Health Industry Focus: Multiple Standards in Healthcare, EDI World, 1996. How can EDI be improved? 1994. Selecting Translation Software, EDI World 1992, EDI II To the Rescue, Datamation, 1992. EDI:It’s Really Working, Bobbin Magazine, 1990. Some of his more current white papers are on the Secure Exchange Solutions website ( .
Dan attended Brandeis University from 1970 to 1974 where he earned both his master’s and his bachelor’s degrees in mathematics.

Dan Kazzaz

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Eric Linxwiler

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Eric P. Bloom

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Gregg Lanni

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Joe Dupree

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Melanie F. Nuce

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Paula Giovannetti

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RossBeyeler-Growth Spark

Ross Beyeler

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Thank you to our May 2015 NEECOM Co-Sponsors!

Know about us

The New England Electronic Commerce Users' Group (NEECOM) is a nonprofit organization established in 1990. Today our members are large and small organizations in a variety of industries. Our members include manufacturers, distributors, retailers, hospitals, insurance companies, motor carriers, universities, banks and government agencies. The common thread is our interest in EC/EDI and related technologies. We welcome companies who are at any stage in their implementation of Electronic Commerce. We hold two conferences each year (May and October) at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough MA.

The goals of NEECOM

To provide a forum for technical and business presentations
To inform and educate the business community
To share information and new ideas
To increase the opportunity for personal contacts and networking
To expand the regional scope of Electronic Commerce/EDI.

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Ann Grackin

Thank you to the NEECOM volunteers for making this event happen! It is hard work and no pay—But I hope you all feel the reward of supporting peoples learning and career needs.

Karen Squillacci

It is very rewarding to be part of an organization which provides education and networking opportunities to EDI/IT professionals.

Jerry Glinnen

Always a great event well put together and well organized. Always a pleasure to see old faces and meet new ones. Great job and keep it up. Looking forward to the fall meeting. Thanks to all who work hard to put this together!

Dave Leach

Love NEECOM! Where else can you rub elbows with fellow EDI professionals, nowhere! We have learned some great things over the years an NEECOM whether it be best practices or what’s on the horizon. The conferences are always fun and fast paced. Couldn’t recommend NEECOM more!