Every business aims to be the best, but the changing demands of the global marketplace makes it difficult for them to stay relevant. That’s when business firms look out in the open to find an answer, to find companies with similar pain points and the solutions used to overcome them. Hence businesses, especially those in the field of supply chain, crave for a platform where CIOs from across industries can come together and discuss their strategies and industry best-practices. Having helped over 250 customers around the world to address their procurement, supply chain, and analytics needs, Bristlecone—a leading supply chain advisory and analytics SaaS+ firm—understands the need of the hour and what it takes to optimize one’s supply chain and operations. That is why at Bristlecone Pulse 2017, a premier supply chain customer-facing event, thought leaders from the field of supply chain management will gather under one roof to share insights on actionable technologies that will give your business a competitive edge in the market.
John Rossman, an industry leader on Disruptive Innovation and author of ‘The Amazon Way’, is a featured speaker at Bristlecone Pulse 2017. A former Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon, he comes with over two decades of guiding and helping businesses transform their business models—across a wide range of industries including retail, insurance, education, forest products, industrial products, and transportation. In his talk ‘Leadership Lessons on Disruptive Innovation’ he discusses the importance of creating strategies around Internet of Things (IoT) that can help businesses to improve customer experiences, drive operational improvements, and build new business models.
Lora Cecere, founder of the research firm Supply Chain Insights, and author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman, and a LinkedIn Influencer, will be a part of Bristlecone Pulse 2017, as well. With over four decades of varied supply chain experience, Lora offers a fresh perspective on the evolution of enterprise technologies. Her profound understanding of supply chain has also resulted in her co-authoring two books, namely Bricks Matter and Metrics That Matter. Her insights and profound views are often sought out by renowned publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, ComputerWorld, and Financial Times. At Bristlecone Pulse 2017, Lora’s session—Network of Networks—will throw light on the importance of driving interoperability between the networks of technology providers and businesses.
Amber Salley, a Research Director on the Gartner Supply Chain Technology Research Team, in her research primarily focuses on supply chain planning technologies across industries. Her area of expertise includes Large-scale Cost and Culture Transformations, Business Process Re-engineering, Shared-services Development, and Large-scale ERP Implementations. At Bristlecone Pulse 2017, she will lead a panel discussion on How BPaas is Driving Value Beyond Traditional Approaches. The session will also discuss how the performance of one’s supply chain can be improved through better asset utilization, automated replenishment, minimal transshipment, and cross-border regulatory compliance.
The ever evolving digital landscape has made life simpler for everyone around us, especially when it comes to the way we connect with everybody or everything else. But this digital evolution also has an unsafe side to it that neither individuals nor businesses should overlook. The onset of cybercrime, as a result of the digital evolution, has made the connected world vulnerable to digital threats, such as cyber-terrorism, malware, data theft, and the advanced persistent threat (APT). And these threats are impacting the security within the supply chain in a huge way. Jeff Klaben, Chief Security Officer at SRI International, will focus his session in Bristlecone Pulse 2017 on The Future of Cyber Security and How it Relates to the Supply Chain.
Bristlecone Pulse 2017, held from February 8 to 10, 2017 at The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa will be a splendid opportunity to learn more about the intricacies of supply chain and how to get the maximum out of it.