“Change has always been a reality for IT departments, but the world we live in is getting ever more complex, with industries, markets and economies experiencing rapid and often turbulent change. Predicting the future environment in which your business will need to operate gets harder all the time. This creates new challenges that leaders across all types of enterprises must face if they are to remain successful, and IT will be at the heart of solving these challenges. Data is being captured today as never before. It reveals everything from large and systemic patterns—of global markets, workflows, national infrastructures and natural systems—to the location, temperature, security and condition of every item in a global supply chain. How do we enable and manage this data, where do we store it so that we can make it instantly available to any application. How do we leverage this data, intelligently, to enable businesses to navigate the increasingly chaotic world in which we live?”
|Welcome and Keynote “Smarter Business” by Iain Devine, Director Smarter Commerce North East Europe, UK & Ireland. IBM Software Group.|
|Online Commerce – the IBM Journey by Deanna Stark, Manager of Online Commerce, IBM UK & Ireland
This presentation will cover the IBM journey of how we built an online commerce business to meet clients changing needs.
|Business Controls in Supply Chain by Christiaan van der Valk, CEO at Trustweaver|
|Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Optimisation- Why Integrated Risk Management is now on the strategic agenda by John Miller, GBS Supply Chain Associate Partner, IBM
The presentation reflects the combinations of multi-enterprise collaboration and risk management within the supply chain.
|Managing Data and Risk Across Your Extended Enterprise by Andy Goodwin of GXS
Management and governance of external business communities is getting harder with every week that passes. Multi-enterprise management of extended master data is no longer a nice to have capability, and keeping your business in the black (whilst keeping it out of the papers for the wrong reasons) is one of this decade’s biggest issues. This presentation will outline some of the ways businesses are dealing with these challenges, the inspiration we can draw from consumer social networks, and the risks or ticking time bombs lurking in your extended enterprise that you may be woefully unaware of.
|Rethink IT. Reinvent business – IBM SmartCloud by Simon Baker, IBM Cloud Leader Software Group
Cloud computing is not just about ReThinking IT; it is also about ReInventing the business. Consolidation, data centre efficiency and lower costs are just the start. Leading companies are unlocking the deeper potential of cloud as a way to manage, not just their IT, but also their businesses.
|RosettaNet Update & Deployment Statistics by Hussam El-Leithy, Global Standards Director at RosettaNet.
RosettaNet Standards are a vital part of the High Tech and Electronics Industries. This presentation will highlight the 2011 events and accomplishment of the RosettaNet Standards Community, review the RosettaNet Standards 2011 maintenance activities and provide an in-depth look at 10 years of RosettaNet Implementation Statistics.
Included also will be detailed information on the 1.1.2011 transition from the RosettaNet Membership model to the GS1 US Partner Connections Program and the High tech and Electronics industry initiative. And finally, a preview of the first presentation in response to the High Tech and Electronics industry’s need for more supply chain visibility