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NEECOM Spring Conference May 11th 2023

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

| $199 - $249

NEECOM Spring Conference Agenda  – Thursday May 11th, 2023


Morning Program:


8:00     Registration/Continental Breakfast


8:45     Annual Meeting and Opening Remarks

            NEECOM President, Ira Keltz, Mass General Brigham


9:00      EDI Modernization – the Need of the Hour       

             Hitesh Baraiya, Lead Solutions Architect, SEEBURGER

How EDI/B2B evolved over the years, the benefits of EDI/B2B Modernization – No coding, API-led approach, Partner on-                     boarding automation, End to end business visibility, Monitoring, Modern mapping tool to handle latest data formats, Security & accessibility


9:45      X12 Updates: Recent Developments and New Initiatives

            Andrew Fitzpatrick, X12 Operations and Licensing

Andrew will be providing an update on recent work that X12 has accomplished as well as introducing some exciting new                      initiatives.


10:30   Networking and Refreshment Break


11:00  Winning on The Digital Shelf Requires Marketing & Supply Chain Integration

           Rob Gonzalez, CMO & Co-Founder, Salsify, Inc.

Description: Consumers now build connections with your brand through omnichannel shopping experiences, and these interactions must be engaging and consistent at every stage of the buying journey. Major retailers like Kroger, Walmart, Amazon, The Home Depot, Carrefour, Tesco, Metro, Woolworth’s Australia, and others have moved towards combining supply chain data and product experience data into integrated feeds. This topic will talk through the changing landscape of marketing facing brand manufacturers, and how that landscape has forced product data management companies to evolve.

11:45   Lunch

Afternoon Program:


1:00     Automated Drop Ship, Order Management, and Handling Q4 Demand

           Jeff Eisenberg, President & Owner, Mercury Commerce

We will visit the following concepts for discussion:

Unifying multiple platforms and minimize implementation costs.

Meeting transit time demand with short retailer lead time demands.

Automation and monitoring options to stay in compliance and minimize chargebacks.


1:45     The Latest Advancements to RFID in Supply Chain/B2B

            John Cox, VP of Sales, FineLine Technologies


2:30     Networking and Refreshment Break


3:00    The Art and Science of Visualizing Your Data

           Jim Lewis, Founder & CEO, Enhanced Retail Solutions

Data exists for many aspects and levels of your business. For example, your customers, service providers and your internal systems provide data. The problem is they each only show a specific slice of your business. To get the most out of the data, you need to aggregate it, choose a visualization platform, and connect the dots. This presentation will follow a real-world case where a manufacturer wanted to merge their brick & mortar, online and drop ship data to gain greater visibility throughout the business. Using Microsoft’s PowerBI, we will show how to track performance, forecast demand, decrease stock-outs and find opportunities that would otherwise go unnoticed.


3:45    The Big Question, “EDI – To Outsource or Not?

           Mike Winsor, Senior Product Manager, Rocket Software

“It depends” is a dreaded answer no one wants to hear to their question. Sometimes, though, without understanding why it depends, decision makers can cause significant harm to the organization. This is no less true when you are thinking about whether to outsource your EDI (Electronic Data Interchange).  There are several factors that can guide your decision on outsourcing.  In this session, Mike Winsor, Senior Product Manager at Rocket Software, will share his knowledge on what to look for and what pitfalls to avoid helping guide you on this decision path. Including, best practices around cost drivers (hint: Most companies not in tune with complexities of the EDI process would just look at cost as the main driver.)   Whether you are new to EDI or an EDI Veteran, we will cover all the points to consider when making the EDI outsourcing decision so you and your company will have enough information to make the right choices to set yourselves up for success! 

 4:30     Raffle/Refreshments/Networking/Adjourn


May 11
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$199 - $249


Spring Day 1 - Member$199.00Member
Spring Day 1-Non-member$249.00Non-member

NEECOM has discounted hotel accommodations for $169 per night at the Doubletree Westborough. Call the hotel directly for these rates 508-366-5511

Group Discount Code: 'NEW'

Group block closes: 4/28/2020

Thank you to our May 2023 Sponsors!