Virtual Conference Series II:

Everything MDM & PIM

Back by popular demand! Check out sessions from this multi-week virtual webcast series featuring Forrester, GS1, Orgill, Rich Products, Fender, and many more!

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 Week 1: Voice of the Customer – Orgill

Tuesday, June 2nd – HD Supply – Journey Towards Realized ROI Through Data Driven Standards

Presented by Bryan Samples of HD Supply and Vinny Maurici of Codifyd

Currently being rescheduled

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Bryan Samples is the Senior Director of Data Integrity. He oversees the Information Integrity department at HD Supply based in Atlanta, GA. Bryan leads the data governance, data management and data quality responsibilities for all master data management services. Over past 25 years, he has designed, deployed and supported large complicated technical and data solutions. Bryan has learned over the years, if you hire the right talent, empower them to innovate, all tough situations can be overcome.

Vinny is accountable for the growth, success and excellence of each service offering at Codifyd. He brings 12+ years of Master Data governance and implementation experience to Codifyd, and has launched several successful Fortune 500 global PIM & MDM programs including the world’s largest paint manufacturer.


Thursday, June 4th – Orgill’s Eight Year Journey with EnterWorks

Presented by David Meany of Orgill

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David Meany is the Vice President of eCommerce for Orgill, Inc. where he is responsible for Orgill’s online business solutions. He has over 35 years of experience designing and implementing technology based solutions in healthcare, nonprofit, banking, government, and retail. David has been active building B2B and B2C solutions since 1998 for grocery, apparel, and hardware industry players. In 2012, David led the implementation of Enable as the source of published data for Orgill and it’s 7000 customers.

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 Week 2: Expert Insights – Forrester & MDM Experts

Wednesday, June 10th – Forrester – Transform Your Digital Experiences with Product Data

Presented by Amanda LeClair of Forrester

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Amanda is an analyst serving the needs of application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. In this role, she helps clients understand the changing enterprise application services market and navigate the new engagement models of leading technology services firms. In her coverage, she explores business applications ecosystems, digital business transformation trends, and technology services spending patterns. She also covers product information management (PIM) practices and tools, linking product data to customer experience and top-level business priorities.

Prior to her current role as an analyst, Amanda was a researcher on Forrester’s AD&D team. In that role, she contributed to Forrester’s coverage of agile development and DevOps, led coverage on managing agile teams, and explored the intersection of design and customer experience with software development. She has extensive primary research experience, having served as research lead on Forrester Data’s Global Business Technographics® Developer Survey and having conducted hundreds of research interviews with developers, VPs of technology, CIOs, and CTOs. In her role as a research associate, she contributed to Forrester’s research on business technology transformation and technology market sizing.

Amanda holds a BA in politics from Saint Anselm College.

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Wednesday, June 10th – Digital Evolution Summit – On-Demand MDM/PIM Demos & Customer Presentations

Presented by Ingryd Hernandez of US Foods


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 Week 3: Expert Insights – US Foods & GS1

Tuesday, June 16th – Replay: US Foods – 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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Thursday, June 18th – GS1 – Why Your Business Needs Accurate Product Data

Presented by Jeff Cowan of GS1

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Jeff Cowan is a Director, Community Engagement at GS1 US. In this role, he works with companies in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry to improve supply chain visibility, product traceability and food safety by applying GS1 Standards to business processes. Mr. Cowan also leads the GS1 US National Data Quality Program, a program he helped develop in collaboration with industry professionals to help them respond to the growing need to seamlessly share accurate product information with their trading partners and consumers.

Mr. Cowan has more than 35 years of experience in the CPG industry and has an extensive background working for Pinnacle Foods, Ultimate Juice Company, Kraft, and Nabisco in the areas of production planning, inventory management, order management, transportation, sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes, customer service, master data maintenance, and business integration. Prior to joining GS1 US, Mr. Cowan served as a Senior Go-to-Market Manager at Unilever, where he was responsible for Sales & Operations Planning, product supply, and customer service for various Unilever businesses representing approximately $1 billion annual sales.

Mr. Cowan is a frequent speaker on the topics of traceability and data quality, and has spoken at industry conferences including the MDM & Data Governance conference and the NGA (National Grocers Association) show. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Logistics from Penn State University.


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 Week 4: Voice of the Customer – Rich Products & Fender

Tuesday, June 23rd – Rich Products – Overcoming the Challenges of Multi-Channel Syndication Using Automation in PIM

Presented by Nandor Forgach of Rich Products and Ramesh Vadassery of IntelliTide

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Nandor Forgach has been at Rich Products for 7 years in a variety of roles from Product Marketing to now Product Master Data Steward. He ensures that their United States and Canada Portfolio data is in order and that Rich Products builds out the proper syndication channels to reach their customers.

Mr. Forgach has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Languages and Literature from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a dual Masters in International Relations and Asian Studies from Seton Hall University, and a Master of Business Administration from Canisius College.

In his free time, Nandor enjoys the outdoors, with or without snow, and is always in the company of his family.

Ramesh Vadassery is a Senior Director at IntelliTide leading its MDM practice. As a program lead and solution architect he has successfully led several EnterWorks implementations. Under his guidance, IntelliTide’s EnterWorks practice has grown multi-fold over the years and has a dedicated team of certified implementation, support and managed services experts.


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Thursday, June 25th – PIM and Fender – Perfect Together!

Presented by Jon 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 Enable™ 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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 Week 5: Customer & Expert Insights – HDA Truck Pride & Forrester

Tuesday, June 30 – HDA Truck Pride – Key Insights, Tips, and Lessons Learned for PIM & DAM Implementations

Presented by John Lurz of HDA Truck Pride and Rusty DiNicola of Pivotree

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John Lurz has been with HDA Truck Pride for a little over 2 years. He serves as Vice President of Technology and is responsible for establishing and implementing technology initiatives to enable their members to operate more profitably in a constantly changing and demanding marketplace.
Prior to HDA Truck Pride, John worked at General Electric and Ford Motor Company in various IT roles where he managed key initiatives to improve the performance, productivity and operations at these organizations.

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, July 2 – Replay: Forrester – The Next Generation of MDM & PIM: AI & Machine Learning

Presented by Michele Goetz of Forrester

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Michele Goetz serves enterprise architects, chief data officers, and business analysts trying to navigate the complexities of data while running an insight-driven business. Her research covers artificial intelligence technologies and consultancies, semantic technology, data management strategy, data governance, and data integration.
Michele has over 20 years of experience in data management, business intelligence, and analytics. Prior to joining Forrester, she was the VP of marketing at Trillium Software, launching data governance and quality solutions to global enterprises across a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, pharmaceutical, consumer, and energy. At PTC, Michele led customer data management and analytics and established the global data quality and governance program. In addition to Trillium Software and PTC, Michele held various roles in enterprise firms and management consulting, leading research and analytics to identify and forecast market trends, guide go-to-market strategies, gain insight into digital marketing and commerce effectiveness, and support healthcare and pharmaceutical research studies. Michele has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Cybertrend, Information Week, Analytics Week, and ITWorld.


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 Week 6: Voice of the Customer – Neogen & Animal Supply

Tuesday, July 7 – Panel: Neogen – Creating a PIM Foundation for Multi-ERP and Business Unit Expansion

Presented by Scott Carney of Neogen, Jonathan Currie of C2, Steve Thomas of Winshuttle, and Tom Williams as moderator

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Scott Carney is the Senior Director of IT at NEOGEN. He provides vision, leadership, development, and delivery of all aspects of information technology. In his role, Scott directs the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems, business software, web applications, and technology products. He holds a BEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton and PMP and CISSP certifications.

Jonathan Currie is the Data & Integration Consulting Manager at C2. He brings extensive experience in technology consulting and leading enterprise-level, multi-national clients. In his current role, he manages C2’s Data & Integration Consulting practice. Jonathan holds a BS and MS in Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Steve Thomas is a Senior Solution Architect with EnterWorks. Since joining EnterWorks two years ago, he has assisted over 40 companies in the design of foundational data models to support their master data requirements. Prior to joining EnterWorks, Steve’s experience included long-term management consulting roles at Accenture and IBM as well as PIM/MDM practice leadership at a product data focused Chicago-based consulting firm.

Tom Williams is the Vice President of Digital Services and eBusiness at C2. He oversees strategy, business development and delivery, as well as general management responsibility for the practice. Tom’s background includes leadership roles at Razorfish Consulting, Crown Partners Consulting, RR Donnelley, and KPMG LLP. Tom holds a BSBA from The Ohio State University, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


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Thursday, July 9 – Animal Supply – Product Data – The New Company Currency

Presented by Laura Schroeder of Animal Supply and Sean Daley of Pivotree

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Laura has over 20 years of digital experience across distribution, retail, travel, banking, telecom, and aerospace industries. She has worked with leading organizations such as Animal Supply Company, Signet Jewelers, Greyhound, Verizon, and NASA. Her primary skillsets are product management and user experience. She is responsible for leading cross-functional internal and external teams to deliver innovative product experiences.

Sean has over 20 years experience consulting with companies to redefine processes, manage change and understand how technology can be used to build capabilities. He has worked in Asia, Europe and the United States with brands like America Airlines, Lego, GameStop, Qantas, Panera Bread, Nokia, Singapore Government and Animal Supply Company. Additionally he has successfully founded multiple start-up companies in the payments and digital assets management markets as well as run a number of consulting organizations.

His primary skill set is bringing together multiple parties around a project to align strategic goals, business outcomes, internal & external resources to deliver business value while remaining agile enough to adapt to market changes and evolving priorities.


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 Week 7: Customer & Expert Insights – Ecolab & The Data Whisperer

Tuesday, July 14 – Ecolab – Four Keys to Unlocking Content Quality

Presented by Regan Van Tassel of Ecolab and Randy Mercer of 1WorldSync

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Regan Van Tassel has been with Ecolab for almost 20 years. Currently, she is Ecolab’s Global Platform Manager and is responsible for leading the design and implementation of their enterprise PIM system. Regan manages the aggregation and transformation of digital product data for the consumption of all internal and external facing systems. In addition, she oversees the global data standards for digital product data that is transmitted to their customers and distributors.

With over fifteen years of background in item data and content alignment, Randy brings real world, relevant experience to solving for the digital experience. As an e-commerce toolset developer, Randy lead a solutions team in designing, building and implementing applications to enable integrated B2B2C commerce. Randy has leveraged those years of experience in leading the Solution Sales team at 1WorldSync, where their role is to collaborate with 1WorldSync Technology to architect comprehensive digital content provisioning solutions. Today Randy is responsible for all aspects of product life cycle management required to understand and meet market demands, technology trends and the competitive field to ensure world class technology and industry leading consultancy.
To fully engage the world’s largest manufacturers and retailers, 1WorldSync offers industry leading technology and advisory services. As the global leader in the exchange and sharing of digital product content, 1WorldSync relies on Randy and his team to manage the strategic product roadmap and vision to achieve the desired impact on existing and new markets its world class technology and industry leading consultancy.

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Wednesday, July 15 – The Data Whisperer – Master Data as the Foundation of Digital Transformation

Presented by Scott Taylor AKA The Data Whisperer

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Scott Taylor, known as The Data Whisperer, is a globally recognized thought leader and a consultant on the strategic value of proper data management. As Principal of MetaMeta Consulting, he provides Data Evangelism-as-a-Service to help enterprises and tech brands tell their data story by focusing on the WHY of business alignment rather than the HOW of technical implementation. He lives in Bridgeport, CT where he often kayaks in Black Rock harbor. He can also juggle pins and blow a square bubble.

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 Week 8: Customer & Expert Insights – United Refrigeration & The Disruptive MDM/PIM/DQM List

Tuesday, July 21 – United Refrigeration – Taking a Look Under the Hood of a Future-Proof Digitalization Strategy

Presented by Chris Bock, Bill Derr, Berenice Linck, and Mike McAnulty of United Refrigeration and Octavio Perales of Intershop

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Octavio 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.

Chris Bock has been with United Refrigeration for almost 42 years. Currently, Chris is their Director of Marketing.

Bill Derr is the Director of Digital Initiatives for United Refrigeration. He has been with United Refrigeration for almost 2 years.
Prior to United Refrigeration, Bill managed several enterprise implementations at LECG, Grant Thorton and others.

Berenice Linck has served many roles during her 20 years at United Refrigeration. Currently, she is their Catalog Development and Production Specialist. Berenice is responsible for producing and approving their 1,300 page print catalog and supervising the ongoing maintenance of over 50,000 products and their digital assets.

Mike McAnulty is the Digital Marketing Manager for United Refrigeration. He has been with United Refrigeration for almost 3 years.
Prior to United Refrigeration, Mike managed operations at National Refrigeration Products and Ally Bank.

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Thursday, July 23 – The Disruptive MDM/PIM/DQM List – How to Sustain Digital Ecosystems with Multi-Enterprise MDM

Presented by Henrik Liliendahl of The Disruptive MDM/PIM/DQM List

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Henrik Liliendahl is a Data Quality, Data Governance, Multi-Domain Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) professional based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Henrik has worked nearly 40 years in the intersection between IT and business with a large range of business areas as government, insurance, manufacturing, membership, healthcare, pharma, public transportation and retail.

One of his latest adventures is a start-up called Product Data Lake – a service in the intersection of big data and Product Information Management (PIM).

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 Week 9: Customer & Expert Insights – GS1, IPC-Subway, & Forrester

Tuesday, July 28 – Agri-Mark – Got Traceability? Possibilities for the Dairy Industry

Presented by Susan Zucker of Agri-Mark and Jeff Cowan of GS1

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Susan is the Director of Supply Chain at Agri-Mark Dairy Cooperative and an adjunct business instructor at Champlain College in Burlington Vermont. Agri-Mark manufactures and sells Vermont and New York cheese, butter, yogurt and cultured products under the brand name of Cabot and dried whey and non-fat dry milk powder under the brand Agri-Mark. In her role as Supply Chain Director, Susan oversees supply chain planning and service, master data standards, as well as export and customer compliance. In her role as adjunct business instructor at Champlain College she teaches a rotation of courses in both the graduate and undergraduate programs focused on supply chain.

Susan has an MBA from Plymouth State University and a doctorate in Organizational Management from Capella University. Her dissertation research was on the impact of data synchronization adoption on organizations and she has published several articles on this topic. Susan also is certified by APICS with the CPIM (Certification in Production Inventory Management) and is a member of ASCM.

Jeff Cowan is a Director, Community Engagement at GS1 US. In this role, he works with companies in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry to improve supply chain visibility, product traceability and food safety by applying GS1 Standards to business processes. Mr. Cowan also leads the GS1 US National Data Quality Program, a program he helped develop in collaboration with industry professionals to help them respond to the growing need to seamlessly share accurate product information with their trading partners and consumers.

Mr. Cowan has more than 35 years of experience in the CPG industry and has an extensive background working for Pinnacle Foods, Ultimate Juice Company, Kraft, and Nabisco in the areas of production planning, inventory management, order management, transportation, sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes, customer service, master data maintenance, and business integration. Prior to joining GS1 US, Mr. Cowan served as a Senior Go-to-Market Manager at Unilever, where he was responsible for Sales & Operations Planning, product supply, and customer service for various Unilever businesses representing approximately $1 billion annual sales.

Mr. Cowan is a frequent speaker on the topics of traceability and data quality, and has spoken at industry conferences including the MDM & Data Governance conference and the NGA (National Grocers Association) show. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Logistics from Penn State University.

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Wednesday, July 29 – IPC-Subway – Mastering the Pricing Domain in MDM

Presented by Lucelena Angarita of IPC-Subway and Hashim Hamdani of Amplifi

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Lucelena Angarita is the Director of Supply Chain Systems & Standards for IPC, Subway’s Purchasing Cooperative. She is an Industrial Engineer and Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt, with over 19 years’ experience in Program Management and process improvement, and 8 years’ experience in Food Safety and Quality. For more than 8 years, she has been leading the adoption of GS1 US Foodservice Standards for the SUBWAY® system to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility. Her team works with internal business stakeholders and supply chain partners to enforce Master & Transactional Data Governance. They apply industry best practice while implementing technology tools that create disruption, increase process efficiency and effectiveness as well as data accuracy. The team also leads IPC’s Incident Management Process to resolve any product quality or food safety issue quickly and effectively. Prior to joining IPC, Lucy served as Manager of Global Training Projects at Burger King Corporation.

Hashim Hamdani is a Client Director at Amplifi with over 25 years of experience helping fortune 500 companies and clients deliver measurable results through a combination of technical expertise and business acumen. His background includes managing a delivery portfolio encompassing business analytics, data lake, cloud, and middleware for supply chain, e-commerce and point of sale technology units. With having previously held positions at Sears Holding, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and American Express, Hashim has expertly navigate challenges and pain points to ensure successful deliveries.

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Thursday, July 30 – Forrester – How can Brands be “Future Ready” for Digital Transformation

Presented by Michelle Beeson of Forrester

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Michelle is an analyst serving digital business strategy professionals. Her research focuses on how digital technology and changing consumer behavior and expectations are impacting retail organizations and transforming business models. Her current research themes include omnichannel commerce, the future of the store, digital trends and forecasting, and digital commerce strategies for consumer-facing brands, including luxury. During her eight years at Forrester, as a consultant and an analyst, Michelle has worked with a wide range of clients to help develop their digital business strategies. Michelle is based in the UK and has global coverage.

In addition to speaking at Forrester Forums and events, Michelle speaks regularly at national and international conferences. Her research has been quoted in general business media such as the Wall Street Journal and specialist publications such as Retail Week.

Michelle first joined Forrester in 2011 as a part of the consulting team aligned with the eBusiness & Channel Strategy team. In this role, she was involved in a number of digital strategy projects across industries, including retail. Prior to joining Forrester, Michelle was a senior research executive at Synovate UK, a market research agency acquired by Ipsos Mori. There, Michelle was involved in developing and delivering quantitative and qualitative primary research studies into customer attitudes and behavior for clients across industries, including retail, consumer services, and financial services. Prior to her role at Synovate, Michelle worked in academic research at the Family Research Centre and the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge.

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