MDM Virtual Conference:

Everything Master Data Management

Conferences cancelled? Stuck working from home? Let us bring the conferences to you with our Everything Master Data Management (MDM) Virtual Conference! Don’t miss this 6 week live webcast series featuring sessions from: Fender, Gourmet Foods International, IDEA, Thomson Reuters, UniPro, US Foods and many more.

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 Week 1: Voice of the Customer

Tuesday, March 24th – From Failure to Success with PIM

Presented by Bill Ferguson of IDEA

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Bill is a 25-year veteran of software implementations, specializing in MDM and PIM platforms since 2010. A former global data governance officer for Kellogg, Bill has managed five PIM / MDM implementations and used the platforms to support over 300 global websites and synchronize data to hundreds of global retailers. PMP certified, Bill also served as an advisor to the CPG industry on data standardization and has extensive knowledge of the Global Data Synchronous Network (GDSN). Currently, Bill serves as the Vice President of Products and Services for IDEA, a data pool / provider for the electrical industry.

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Wednesday, March 25th – Multi-Domain MDM in Action

Presented by Marc Alvarez of Thomson Reuters

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Marc Alvarez is an information services marketing and management executive and industry thought leader with over three decades experience spent between the United States, Britain and Canada. He is a highly effective industry expert and innovator in financial services data content and applications and has a long track record of delivery at enterprise scale across all aspects of data management, application delivery and go to market. Currently Marc is Vice President, Data Management & Operations at global information services firm Thomson Reuters where he is leading the enterprise master data management program.

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Thursday, March 26th – Onboarding Vendors at Scale

Presented by Natalie Scott of Gourmet Foods International

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Natalie Scott is the Product Information Manager at Gourmet Foods International where she is responsible for overseeing the EnterWorks application, vendor portal, internal workflow related to products and suppliers and data governance. Natalie has worked with Gourmet Foods International in sales and marketing where she was able to build a firm foundation of internal company processes to support in implementation of EnterWorks.

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 Week 2: Voice of the Customer

Tuesday, March 31st – Experience the Journey Through Multi-Domain Master Data Management

Presented by Martin Schmidler of UniPro

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Martin Schmidler is Vice President of Information Technology for UniPro Foodservice, a national purchasing cooperative that represents more than 450 independent food service distributors with collective sales volume over $115 billion. Prior to his current position, he held senior finance, supply chain planning, and technology positions for three Fortune 200 companies. He is a board member of PowerMyLearning.org, served two terms as President of the Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an internationally recognized business honor society, and was a board member of the American Red Cross Metro Atlanta Chapter for 10 years. Martin has been recognized for his success by becoming a finalist in the 2018 Georgia CIO of the Year Award, finalist for the ATP Leadership and Innovation Award in 2015, and by receiving the Sara Lee Focus 2000 Leadership award. He is also a guest speaker in the areas of developing high-performance teams, vendor management and organizational change management. Raised in Los Angeles, California, Martin now lives with his wife in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys traveling.

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Wednesday, April 1st – Optimizing Your Image Variants (Lessons Learned)

Presented by Jonathan Varo of Fender

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Jonathan Varo is the team leader of the Product Information Management Group of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. In addition to leading the global management of Fender’s product information, he specializes in the syndication of data disseminated to numerous internal and external channels. Jon is a regular contributor at the annual EnterWorks® Engage conference and an active participant in sharing the benefits of PIM among the growing community of EnterWorks users. A professional musician outside of Fender, Jon performs with a variety of groups around the Phoenix area. He currently lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and two kids.

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Thursday, April 2nd – A Team Approach to Data Governance

Presented by Ingryd Hernandez of US Foods

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Ingryd Hernandez is Senior Manager, Data Governance, Insights & Analytics at US Foods. She is responsible for the planning, stand up and leading of the US Foods’ Enterprise Data Governance program. Ingryd formalizes authoritative and control mechanisms for the management of data and information assets. She also administers the program, oversees program activities and communicates performance to the Sponsors and Stakeholders. In addition, she facilitates development and implementation of data sharing, extraction and glossary vocabulary requirements and standards across the enterprise.

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 Week 3: Best Practices

Tuesday, April 7th – Expanding Your MDM Footprint – How to move from a single domain use case to multi-domain use cases with one platform

Presented by Michael Ayanwale and Eric Gilboe of Amplifi

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Michael Ayanwale is the EnterWorks Practice Lead at Amplifi, responsible for solution and technical design for Amplifi delivery teams. Michael is a thought leader and MDM expert. He ensures that client solutions are both functional and scalable for present and future initiatives. His strong strategic and technical skill sets, with leadership qualities, helps to bolster Amplifi teammates around him and instill confidence with clients and partners. Prior to joining Amplifi, Michael held positions as a Manager at Capgemini, a Senior Solutions Consultant at Stibo Systems, and a Business Analyst with a telecommunication company where he led electronic billing projects. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Kennesaw State University and a Master’s in Information Technology. Away from the office Michael enjoys playing sports, technology and spending time with family.

Eric Gilboe is the Principal Architect at Amplifi Commerce. He brings more than 10 years of PIM/MDM to the table as a business user, IT lead, and consultant. He began working with EnterWorks in 2012 when Fender Musical Instruments implemented Enable as part of their new data strategy. He has completed successful Enable implementations for the Food, Auto, Retail, and Manufacturing verticals. Eric’s primary of focus is around building a better and more flexible business user experience around data management while staying true to IT and core governance principles.

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Wednesday, April 8th – Automate Your Data Syndication to Your eCommerce Channels

Presented by Christopher Holley of Productsup

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Chris Holley is responsible for channel sales and ecosystem in North America for Productsup. With over 30 years of industry experience, he has run the gamut of roles from field sales to product management to channel sales and enablement. A veteran of five startups in the ‘90s, he spent 20 years at IBM software (most recently with Watson Customer Engagement) before joining Productsup in April, 2018. Previous to his channel role at Productsup, he led the establishment of their large enterprise commerce sales efforts in North America.

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Thursday, April 9th – Advanced Reporting and Analytics with PIM/MDM

Presented by Ramesh Prabhala, Satheesh Ramachandran, and Kartik Nanda of IntelliTide

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Ramesh Prabhala is the founder of IntelliTide – a Data Science Platforms and Services company which uses the power of Data Management, Analytics and AI to find those hidden treasures in your data. Prior to founding IntelliTide, he led a number of global MDM and PIM implementations and worked in various technical management, engineering and consulting roles for some of the world’s largest companies.

Dr. Satheesh Ramachandran has been delivering machine learning solutions before the world woke up to machine learning. He has built models that score millions of debts for collections risk, predict millions of claims for fraud, predict default risk for millions of loans, predict which new song will be the next hit, score patients for readmission risk, and so on. Be it natural language processing, deep learning and neural networks, classical statistical models, optimization models, recommendation systems, Dr. Ramachandran has covered it all.

Kartik Nanda is AI Advisor at IntelliTide. His expertise is Artificial Intelligence, Signal Processing and Algorithms (with multiple patents in these areas) spanning two decades and multiple domains including consumer electronics, e-retail, renewable energy and food supply chain.

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 Week 4: Best Practices

Tuesday, April 14th – PIM, MDM, DAM – Oh my! – Demystifying Terminology of the Data Management Universe

Presented by Jean Bordelon and Dean Rutter of Bounteous

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Jean Bordelon is the Director of Data Management at Bounteous. He is a broadly skilled, multi-disciplinary technical consultant who drives delivery of strong business value, and is passionate about crafting innovative solutions for complex problems that have real impact for client business. With a deep entrepreneurial background of creating and working with start-ups and industry leaders, Jean draws on experience and expertise to see the connection of the business needs and technical possibilities to lead the development of critical business web applications and solutions. Jean has a BS in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology and is a Magento Certified Developer.

Dean Rutter is Senior Business Development Director at Bounteous. He joined Bounteous’ Business Development team after spending 35 years as a consultant and entrepreneur. He founded five businesses, leading technology solution development, program management, and business development. After 10 years with Accenture, Dean founded Apartments.com, where he first worked with Bounteous founders on the development of what has become the world’s largest apartment finding platform. Dean helps clients uncover technology strategies, find ways to handle complex programs, and develop innovative solutions. Besides the businesses he founded, Dean held several leadership roles in other growth businesses.

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Wednesday, April 15th – Building from PIM, Customer/Supplier MDM Best Practices: Delivering the Ultimate Data Hub for Your Business

Presented by Scott Rompala, Client Partner with DataCatalyst

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Scott Rompala is a Client Partner with DataCatalyst, a global consulting firm with a focus on Data Management, Monetization, and Governance and the premier systems integrator for EnterWorks Customer/Supplier MDM and Multi-Domain Data Hubs. Scott enjoys rolling up his sleeves and figuring out how to help clients get value in different ways from their data. An architect and a program manager, his expertise is in linking data monetization to data management initiatives with innovative, rigorously managed, business-driven outcomes. Scott has transformed clients using data technology for over 25 years. His clients range in revenues from $100M to $100B within industries including Manufacturing/Distribution, Healthcare, Financial Services, and Retail in both the US and Europe. Scott has an MBA from New York University and a BS in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University. When not sheltering-in-place, he is based in DataCatalyst’s New York City office.

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Thursday, April 16th – Customer Portals – Enabling a New Level of Customer Empowerment in Today’s Digital Economy

Presented by Octavio Perales of Intershop

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Octavio Perales has a 20 year track record of successfully leading the deployment of business-enabling technologies. As Director of Solutions for Intershop North America, Octavio serves as chief product evangelist and as a trusted-advisor to client leadership. He is responsible for defining a path to success for prospective customers looking to establish or modernize their B2B e-Commerce business operations and technical architecture. This includes matching business goals, budget, timeline, and integration requirements to Intershop’s features, functionality and professional services.

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 Week 5: Best Practices & Workshops

Tuesday, April 21st – MDM Use Cases: Establishing and Improving the Value of Your Vendor Portal

Presented by Rusty DiNicola of Pivotree

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As a Vice President and GM, Rusty DiNicola leads the Pivotree Enterworks practice. Having deployed solutions as an employee, a systems integrator, and as a software provider, Rusty brings a 360 degree view to the solution implementation process. He has been building teams that provide innovative software solutions through the integration of business processes and technology for over two decades, and refers to this fusion of disciplines as “Process Based Implementations”. Prior to joining Pivotree, Rusty held a variety of roles including Management Consultant and leadership of Software Development, Professional Services and Support for EDS, PwC, Quorum Software and Enterworks. During his time at Enterworks, leading the Professional Services team, Gardner recognized Enterworks for having the highest scores in customer success among all MDM providers. Pivotree is a digital transformation organization with over 20 joint Enterworks customers.

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Wednesday, April 22nd – Agile in MDM – How to Deliver MDM in an Agile Environment and Maximize Value and Adoption

Presented by Allyson Taft and Libryia Jones of Amplifi

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Allyson Taft is a Client Director at Amplifi, responsible for leading project teams on client engagements, driving successful project delivery, and ensuring her clients’ success. Allyson’s experience includes financial planning, consulting, and contract negotiations with Team Kaliber Gaming, supply chain management and production planning with WestRock, and a variety of Lean initiatives and needs assessments with Emory University Healthcare. Allyson holds a Lean Green Belt and is experienced with continuous improvement initiatives ranging from those focused on increasing patient satisfaction scores, to improving employee turnover rate, to decreasing ED wait times. In her spare time, Allyson enjoys reading both fiction and nonfiction, traveling, baking, playing poker, and volunteering with dog rescue groups.

Libryia Jones is a Project Director at Amplifi, providing management across multiple projects ensuring scope stability, budget control and on-time delivery as well as developing systems and tools to drive Delivery success across the organization. Libryia’s experience includes consulting at North Highland and Deloitte, software implementations at Xactly Corp and The Home Depot, as well as business process review/process improvement at The Home Depot. Libryia holds both Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) certifications for the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is experienced in several implementation methodologies, including: Waterfall, Scrum and Kanban. Libryia and her teenage daughter traveled the world for an entire year. In between landings and take-offs, she enjoys DIY décor projects, cooking and cheering for her daughter on the soccer field.

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Thursday, April 23rd – Break Through Digital Walls & Drive Sales with Automated Data Syndication to Your eCommerce Channels

Presented by Emeka Nwosu of Productsup

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Emeka Nwosu is a 15-year veteran of the ecommerce industry starting off as a certified developer on IBM WebSphere Commerce, and moving on to hold several roles in Solutions Engineering at ATG/Oracle and hybris/SAP. Post SAP, Emeka spent 2.5 years selling BOPIS solutions to grocery executives as they revamped their digital strategy. Emeka has spent the last 2 years with Productsup helping build the Syndication practice as well as evangelizing the solution globally.

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 Week 6: Best Practices & Workshops

Tuesday, April 28th – Building Your MDM Journey – Everything From Aligning Data with Business Objectives to Use Cases and More

Presented by Adam Sigg and Steve Ruff of Infoverity

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Adam Sigg is the Global Practice Director, Customer Solutions Group at Infoverity. His expertise includes dnterprise information management, multi-domain MDM, source data evaluation, data transformation/cleansing/enrichment, end-to-end integration, entity matching, survivorship and data governance processes.

Steve Ruff is the Global Practice Director, Product Solutions Group
at Infoverity. His expertise includes Product information management, enterprise strategic planning, enterprise information management, multi-domain MDM, organizational change management, data and digital strategy, data integration, and governance.

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Wednesday, April 29th – Multi-Domain MDM: 5 Key Ingredients of a Successful MDM Program

Presented by Rusty DiNicola of Pivotree

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As a Vice President and GM, Rusty DiNicola leads the Pivotree Enterworks practice. Having deployed solutions as an employee, a systems integrator, and as a software provider, Rusty brings a 360 degree view to the solution implementation process. He has been building teams that provide innovative software solutions through the integration of business processes and technology for over two decades, and refers to this fusion of disciplines as “Process Based Implementations”. Prior to joining Pivotree, Rusty held a variety of roles including Management Consultant and leadership of Software Development, Professional Services and Support for EDS, PwC, Quorum Software and Enterworks. During his time at Enterworks, leading the Professional Services team, Gardner recognized Enterworks for having the highest scores in customer success among all MDM providers. Pivotree is a digital transformation organization with over 20 joint Enterworks customers.

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Thursday, April 30th – MDM Implementation Styles – Learn the Differences Between Them and Which Style Works Best for Your Organization

Presented by Ramesh Prabhala of IntelliTide

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Ramesh Prabhala is the founder of IntelliTide – a Data Science Platforms and Services company which uses the power of Data Management, Analytics and AI to find those hidden treasures in your data. Prior to founding IntelliTide, he led a number of global MDM and PIM implementations and worked in various technical management, engineering and consulting roles for some of the world’s largest companies.

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Amplifi

Bounteous

Datacatalyst

Datacatalyst

Intellitide

Intershop

Pivotree

Productsup