CONNECT 2018

San Diego, California,  October 7–10, 2018

WHY ATTEND

Connect 2018
October 7–10, 2018
San Diego, California

Join us at Connect 2018, Stibo Systems’ Global Customer Conference, October 7-10, 2018 in San Diego. You will have the opportunity to network with peers, hear customer success stories, and learn how enterprise master data management drives successful business outcomes and energizes digital transformation. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to sit one-on-one with Stibo Systems experts, join customer-led roundtables, and discover best practices. The agenda will feature two tracks designed to suit your learning style – whether educational or interactive. Session topics will include:


Product Roadmaps

IoT/Machine Learning

Cloud Services/Data Syndication

Mastering Customer Data to Enhance Customer Experience

Industry Specific Roundtables

We dare you to… Imagine. Inspire. Ignite.

THE VENUE

October 7-10, 2018
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina



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AGENDA

Get inspired by well-recognized thought-leaders at the keynotes. Learn from fellow peers in the expert sessions. Take a deep dive into MDM, technology and industry trends in the breakouts and round-table discussions.

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Oct 7
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Oct 8
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Oct 9
Wed
Oct 10
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Oct 11
Fri
Oct 12
9:00am
Golf (by invitation only)
8:00am - 1:00pm, Oct 7
Torrey Pines Golf Course
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In this opening keynote we will look to inspire you with our view on important impact trends in tech and culture. We will deep dive into what innovation means and how to derive real value to the business from it, as well as share our vision on our product portfolio.
6:00pm
Welcome Reception
6:00pm - 9:00pm, Oct 7
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Welcome text In this opening keynote we will look to inspire you with our view on important impact trends in tech and culture. We will deep dive into what innovation means and how to derive real value to the business from it, as well as share our vision on our product portfolio.
8:00am
Breakfast
8:00am - 8:45am, Oct 8
Marina Terrace
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8:45am
Welcome Housekeeping Intro
8:45am - 9:00am, Oct 8
Marina Terrace
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Speaker:
Niels Stenfeldt
CEO
Prashant Bhatia
Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Stibo Systems
9:00am
Welcome
9:00am - 9:15am, Oct 8
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Speaker:
Niels Stenfeldt
CEO
9:15am
Vision
9:15am - 9:30am, Oct 8
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Speaker:
Prashant Bhatia
Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Stibo Systems
9:30am
Keynote
9:30am - 10:30am, Oct 8
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Speaker:
Phil Hansen
The Artist for the People
10:30am
Networking Break
10:30am - 11:00am, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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11:00am
How Quality Data Drives Digital Behavior and Change
11:00am - 11:45am, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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There's a lot of buzz around digital transformation right now. And it's led to quite a bit of spend from enterprise businesses across every conceivable market. The problem is, a lot of these investments aren't translating into results. Companies are spending lavishly on customer-facing technology, yet many are just spinning their wheels. What they need to understand is true transformation isn't achieved with glossy new ecommerce platforms. More often it's about the behavior of your own company's employees, along with the quality of the data that drives that behavior. Join guest speaker, Forrester's Nate Fleming to learn how a combination of revamped culture and diverse, high-quality data can drive businesses to innovate and grow in the always evolving digital era.

Speaker:
Nate Flemming
Forrester
11:30am
Transition time
11:30am - 11:45am, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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12:00am
Lunch
12:00am - 1:00pm, Oct 8
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1:00pm
Educational
Interactive
Accelerate Growth and Improve Customer Satisfaction via Data Syndication
1:00pm - 1:45pm, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Organizations constantly struggle with publishing product data across multiple channels, compounded by numerous data formats, and increasing volume and speed of publication. The challenge is maintaining data quality while delivering an optimal data syndication process. Come hear how our Product Data Syndication Solution (PDS) addresses this challenge, providing unique capabilities that allow channel data standards to be easily updated, supporting a superior customer experience and accelerated revenue opportunities

Speaker:
Jesper Grode
Director, Product Strategy
Customer Success - CS = CX + CO
1:00pm - 1:45pm, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Customer Success is a business strategy, a delivery methodology, as well as an organization; focused on exceptional Customer Experiences coupled with a maniacal focus on Customer Outcomes and their realization of value. Customer Success is a growth driver, changing the way our company approaches the Customer journey, so we can leverage satisfied Customers to fuel future sales growth.

Speaker:
Bobby Warnick
SVP, Customer Success
1:45pm
Educational
Interactive
9.1 New Release Highlights
1:45pm - 2:30pm, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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While the constant pace of change IT and business leaders face makes it hard to predict the exact challenges we’ll all face just a few years from now, our team is constantly working to improve our platform, so our customers will be ready. Join Stibo Systems’ Katrina Jin for a look into Stibo Systems’ MDM 9.1 and the new features designed to help our customers extract even greater value from their data and investment in MDM.

Speaker:
Katrina Jin
Senior Pre-Sales Solution Consultant
Comma Group Led Session (howdens)
1:45pm - 2:30pm, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Howdens Joinery’s Digital Journey, Powered by STEP

Speaker:
Sam Goss
CMO of Comma Group
Andy Rollins
Solution Architect
2:30pm
Networking Break
2:30pm - 3:00pm, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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3:00pm
Educational
Interactive
ZF - Our journey in bringing Step MDM on a global level
3:00pm - 3:45pm, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Step MDM is used within ZF Aftermarket as a product information management system. As such processes like e.g. product development, market data enrichment amongst others are supported and implemented in the system. Processes were developed with a strong focus on central organization. By acquisitions, organic growth and market developments like the necessity for digital twins it became more and more important to bring the platform onto a global, decentralized and scalable basis. This talk covers challenges, solutions and vision regarding this transition.

Speaker:
Jorg Maier
Team-Manager Engineering Data Management
Customer MDM: Panel & Audience - The Enterprise Data Organization Battlefield
3:00pm - 3:45pm, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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What does “enterprise data” look like? Who touches the data, how is it ingested, how is it managed, how do businesses make value out of it? Hear the challenges top retailers and CPG manufacturers face with big data, how it impacts their organization, and tips on how to successfully fight through the data battlefield.

Moderator:
Auria Moore
Director of Solution Strategy, Customer MDM
3:45pm
Transition Time
3:45pm - 4:00pm, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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4:00pm
Educational
Interactive
AAFES - Online Shopping of Customer-Configurable Items Made Easy
4:00pm - 4:45pm, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Retailers offering customer-configurable items often struggle creating a seamless online shopping experience. Join Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Ed Wood as he describes how introducing Stibo Systems’ Product MDM solution helped his top 100 retailers transform a tedious one-item-at-a-time shopping procedure into a ‘build-your-own-uniform’ experience that allows customers to create their own customized uniforms and check them out as one single item.

Speaker:
Edward Wood
Solutions Lead for Product Information Management at AAFES
Multidomain Panel
4:00pm - 4:45pm, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Why companies went with multidomain MDM.

How it has enhanced their business/ROI

Best practices & challenges.

Moderator:
Kimberly Southerland
Principal Presales Solution Consultant
6:00pm
Happy Hour - Mission Brewery
6:00pm - 9:00pm, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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8:00am
Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am, Oct 9
Marina Terrace
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9:00am
Introduction
9:00am - 9:15am, Oct 9
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9:15am
General Session
9:15am - 10:00am, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Speaker:
Prashant Bhatia
Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Stibo Systems
10:00am
Networking Break
10:00am - 10:30am, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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10:30am
Educational
Interactive
Partner Led Session
10:30am - 11:15am, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Path to Growth: How to Build CMDM & PLM Into Your Organization
10:30am - 11:15am, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Data needs to be connected for enterprises to make sense of it. Product Master Data Management (PMDM) encompasses immense value for enterprises on it’s own, but is even more powerful when coupled with Customer Master Data Management (CMDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): in-market product performance, customer preferences and habits impact new product development, which effect the supply chain, which ultimately effect what products are introduced by location. MDM allows for that 360 degree product visibility and traceability so critical for better, faster decision making in to today’s high paced, digital businesses.
Hear how enterprises are leveraging CMDM and PLM in their organizations, and how the two have become a game changers for digital transformation.

Speaker:
Auria Moore
Director of Solution Strategy, Customer MDM
Maja Milutinovic
Director of Solution Strategy, PLM
11:15am
Transition time
11:15am - 11:30am, Oct 8
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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11:30am
Educational
Interactive
The Next Frontier of Data Management for The Home Depot - Product Data Exchange
11:30am - 12:15pm, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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In order to meet competitive pressure to increase the size of their product assortment and make it easier for vendors to provide them with product information, The Home Depot has created an open network for data exchange.  Building upon their master data solution, they have partnered with Stibo Systems to develop a cloud-based platform to gather product data from a variety of sources including data pools and content service providers.  Come hear Joe Amorosso, Director of Enterprise Item Data at The Home Depot speak about how they used design principles to deliver a great user experience, onboard products faster, increase product accuracy, and ensure compliance with up-to-date retailer requirements.

Speaker:
Joe Amorosso
Director of Enterprise Item Data
Innovation Session
11:30am - 12:15pm, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Innovation is the lifeblood of business. It’s enabled start-ups to disrupt entire industries, and mature brands to remain competitive, agile and relevant. When it comes to MDM, innovation is both a goal and the means to achieving it. Join Ian Rendall, Director of User Experience, for insight into how master data management enables forward thinking companies to achieve game changing innovation. And discover how innovative technologies like AI, machine learning and the IoT are elevating the role of data management and taking it to new heights.

Speaker:
Ian Rendall
Ian Rendall
12:15pm
Lunch
12:15pm - 1:15pm, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
1:15pm
Educational
Interactive
Upgrades: A Catalyst to Affect Change within your Business
1:15pm - 2:00pm, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Join Stibo Systems’ Bobby Warnick, SVP, Customer Success, who will share his perspective on the business value that can be derived from going through an upgrade and provide a refresher on our upgrade release schedule and recommended approach.

Speaker:
Bobby Warnick
SVP, Customer Success
Dal-Tile - Customer Session
1:15pm - 2:00pm, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Dal-Tile - Customer Session

Speaker:
Ken Rundus
Ken Rundus
2:00pm
Networking Break
2:00pm - 2:30pm, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
2:30pm
Educational
Interactive
Product Roadmap
2:30pm - 3:15pm, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Stibo Systems’ Multidomain MDM solution portfolio has steadily evolved to offer our customers new ways to manage and leverage their data assets. Join Nils Pedersen, VP of Product Strategy, as he highlights the future roadmaps for our integrated Product MDM, Customer MDM and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. He’ll share information on new features and functionality and insights into the benefits they will bring to our customers.

Speaker:
Nils Pedersen
DVP, Product Strategy
Scaling Product Data to Drive Competitive Innovation Across Brands and Borders
2:30pm - 3:15pm, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Maintaining accurate, up-to-date product data is more essential to success than ever. It’s also more complex, especially for a company with 20+ brands and 10,000+ products, operating in 30+ countries around the world. Join Crystal Engel, Supervisor, Global Product Information for Hach, a leader in water quality technology, to learn how they are creating a scalable PMDM platform to drive product availability across multiple brands, languages and systems. Empowering marketing/sales teams to view cross-Opco products, and to create a single actionable golden record for customer-facing product data. She’ll discus their approach, the benefits to the business, and best practices for achieving success.

Speaker:
Crystal Engel
Marketing Digital Growth Team
3:15pm
Networking Break
3:15pm - 3:45pm, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
3:45pm
Keynote
3:45pm - 4:45pm, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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Maintaining accurate, up-to-date product data is more essential to success than ever. It’s also more complex, especially for a company with 20+ brands and 10,000+ products, operating in 30+ countries around the world. Join Crystal Engel, Supervisor, Global Product Information for Hach, a leader in water quality technology, to learn how they are creating a scalable PMDM platform to drive product availability across multiple brands, languages and systems. Empowering marketing/sales teams to view cross-Opco products, and to create a single actionable golden record for customer-facing product data. She’ll discus their approach, the benefits to the business, and best practices for achieving success.

Speaker:
Robyn Benincasa
World Champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, CNN Hero, Founder of the Project Athena Foundation
4:45pm
Closing/Wrap Up
4:45pm - 5:15pm, Oct 9
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
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6:00pm
Closing Reception - Yacht Cruise
6:00pm - 9:00pm, Oct 9
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9:00am
Users Day
CAB
Training
Users Day
9:00am - 2:00pm, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Supplier onboarding/supplier item onboarding in 9.0
9:00am - 9:45am, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Get a step-by-step guide to onboarding suppliers and enabling them to onboard their items, also known as Supplier Item Onboarding, and includes hands-on with 9.0. You’ll learn how to enable suppliers to self-service their information, including their company information as well as the products and digital assets they provide your organization. You’ll also learn how to introduce rules and governance to suppliers, search for noncompliant suppliers and trigger workflows.

Policy management/governance in STEP 9.0
9:00am - 9:45am, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Learn how to set up and manage policies and thresholds, as well as how to subscribe to policy breach alerts. In addition to hands-on training with the 9.0 Web UI, you’ll set up a baseline configuration and use baseline data to trigger mechanisms and e-mail generation. The demo includes how to begin the process, breach discovery and much more.

Break
9:45am - 10:00am, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

All Hands on 9.0
10:00am - 10:45am, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Get an introduction to 9.0. You’ll learn and work with the latest features including data datalog, SDL, workflow visualizer, guide navigation, attributes for products, Google Vision API and more.

The best DAM user session ever
10:00am - 10:45am, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this hands-on technical session, you will be introduced to best practices for taking advantage of DAM functionality using 9.0. You’ll also learn how to govern asset types and how they relate to other objects while supporting a massive variety of asset types – contracts, PDFs, videos, images, Microsoft Office documents, as well as Google Vision API.

Break
10:45am - 11:00am, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Introduction to Automotive 9.0
11:00am - 11:45am, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Designed for automotive users, you’ll gain first-hand training and knowledge for many features and functions, including AutoCare set up, AutoCare workflows, managing PIES, ACES, file numbers and other data types, as well as data linkage and mapping. Get in-depth knowledge of importing, exporting, editing and more.

How to Improve Operations with SpirePLM
11:00am - 11:45am, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this session, learn how improve a number of workflows for users in retail, footwear, and apparel. You’ll get a first-hand opportunity to create inspiration boards, collaborate to refine the concept, build out a line plan and review the schedule. Finally, you’ll approve your concept and see the seamless flow to finished good with preservation of the full audit trail. Go from concept to finished good all with Stibo Systems.

Lunch
11:45am - 1:00pm, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

The Future of Stibo Systems’ UX/UI
1:00pm - 1:45pm, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Get a glimpse into the future of the Stibo Systems UX/UI strategy. Discover how Stibo Systems is innovating its software to be more powerful and intuitive. You’ll get a high-level understanding of the guiding principles that define our strategy, which prioritizes your experience interacting with Stibo Systems’ software.

Business User Guide to Data Stewardship – Matching and Linking
1:00pm - 1:45pm, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Matching and linking capabilities provide powerful benefits for building complete records and removing duplicate files. Boost your data stewardship skills with this business user clerical review to matching and linking. Learn how to leverage the platform to do the heavy lifting while understanding when and how to apply the exceptions only when needed. You’ll get tips for collaborative de-duplication using workflow, cleansing data, source traceability and more.

Dedicated Genius Bar
2:00pm - 3:00pm, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

CAB Meeting
9:00am - 5:00pm, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

Fundamentals
8:30am - 5:30pm, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this course, you will discover how STEP can be used to address business problems through a variety of basic functionalities of the STEP Multi Domain MDM platform. You will become familiar with the fundamental concepts of STEP and learn how STEP works from a business perspective for product as well as customer data. You will learn how to import, maintain, and distribute data to downstream systems through hands-on exercises, discuss MDM implementation styles and look at how STEP generates Golden Records.

The price for this training session is $1000.00 and includes breakfast and lunch.


Data Deduplication
8:30am - 5:30pm, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to configure the STEP solution to effectively monitor product and customer data, troubleshoot issues with data quality, and configure STEP components that will locate and manage duplicate objects. You will configure data quality components, including category profiles, attribute profiles, reference type profiles, and dashboard KPI widgets. These tools will be used for general reporting as well as determining the best data to use in deduplication. You will also implement match codes for grouping potential duplicates and apply matching algorithms to analyze, confirm, or reject duplicates. These lessons will explore deduplication for product and customer data models.

The price for this training session is $1200.00 and includes breakfast and lunch.


Workflows
8:30am - 5:30pm, Oct 10
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this course, you will get the knowledge and skills to build functional workflows in STEP to meet the customer’s business requirements. You will configure a workflow that incorporates each task type, including parallels and clusters that permit concurrent tasks. You will optimize your workflows with conditions that control the flow of tasks, and actions that automate tasks. You will also look at tools such as deadlines and profiling that allow you to monitor the efficiency of your workflow and its users.

The price for this training session is $600.00 and includes breakfast and lunch.


8:30am
Training
Fundamentals
8:30am - 5:30pm, Oct 11
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this course, you will discover how STEP can be used to address business problems through a variety of basic functionalities of the STEP Multi Domain MDM platform. You will become familiar with the fundamental concepts of STEP and learn how STEP works from a business perspective for product as well as customer data. You will learn how to import, maintain, and distribute data to downstream systems through hands-on exercises, discuss MDM implementation styles and look at how STEP generates Golden Records.

The price for this training session is $1000.00 and includes breakfast and lunch.


Data Deduplication
8:30am - 5:30pm, Oct 11
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to configure the STEP solution to effectively monitor product and customer data, troubleshoot issues with data quality, and configure STEP components that will locate and manage duplicate objects. You will configure data quality components, including category profiles, attribute profiles, reference type profiles, and dashboard KPI widgets. These tools will be used for general reporting as well as determining the best data to use in deduplication. You will also implement match codes for grouping potential duplicates and apply matching algorithms to analyze, confirm, or reject duplicates. These lessons will explore deduplication for product and customer data models.

The price for this training session is $1200.00 and includes breakfast and lunch.


Workflows
8:30am - 12:00pm, Oct 11
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this course, you will get the knowledge and skills to build functional workflows in STEP to meet the customer’s business requirements. You will configure a workflow that incorporates each task type, including parallels and clusters that permit concurrent tasks. You will optimize your workflows with conditions that control the flow of tasks, and actions that automate tasks. You will also look at tools such as deadlines and profiling that allow you to monitor the efficiency of your workflow and its users.

The price for this training session is $600.00 and includes breakfast and lunch.


1:00pm
Training
Web UIs
1:00pm - 4:00pm, Oct 11
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this course, you will get the knowledge and skills to build functional Web UIs in STEP to meet the customer’s business requirements. You will configure a Web UI that incorporates various screen types for displaying object details, or a list of objects (as in search results). These exercises will incorporate screen optimization options such as tabbed pages, columns, and flippers. Additionally, you will configure common Web UI components such as advanced search, importing/exporting, homepage ‘widgets’, and workflow tasks. These exercises will be based on real-world uses cases.

The price for this training session is $600.00 and includes breakfast and lunch.

8:30am
Training
Fundamentals
8:30am - 12:00pm, Oct 12
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this course, you will discover how STEP can be used to address business problems through a variety of basic functionalities of the STEP Multi Domain MDM platform. You will become familiar with the fundamental concepts of STEP and learn how STEP works from a business perspective for product as well as customer data. You will learn how to import, maintain, and distribute data to downstream systems through hands-on exercises, discuss MDM implementation styles and look at how STEP generates Golden Records.

The price for this training session is $1000.00 and includes breakfast and lunch.


Data Deduplication
8:30am - 4:00pm, Oct 12
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to configure the STEP solution to effectively monitor product and customer data, troubleshoot issues with data quality, and configure STEP components that will locate and manage duplicate objects. You will configure data quality components, including category profiles, attribute profiles, reference type profiles, and dashboard KPI widgets. These tools will be used for general reporting as well as determining the best data to use in deduplication. You will also implement match codes for grouping potential duplicates and apply matching algorithms to analyze, confirm, or reject duplicates. These lessons will explore deduplication for product and customer data models.

The price for this training session is $1200.00 and includes breakfast and lunch.


Web UIs
8:30am - 4:00pm, Oct 12
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

In this course, you will get the knowledge and skills to build functional Web UIs in STEP to meet the customer’s business requirements. You will configure a Web UI that incorporates various screen types for displaying object details, or a list of objects (as in search results). These exercises will incorporate screen optimization options such as tabbed pages, columns, and flippers. Additionally, you will configure common Web UI components such as advanced search, importing/exporting, homepage ‘widgets’, and workflow tasks. These exercises will be based on real-world uses cases.

The price for this training session is $600.00 and includes breakfast and lunch.

SPEAKERS

Listen to our inspirational guest keynote speakers and experienced practitioners within the world of information management.

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Nate Fleming

Forrester Analyst

Nate Fleming

Forrester Analyst

Nate Fleming works as an analyst on the CIO team, covering software and services that enable the product development organization. He writes research for business-minded CIOs, CTOs, VPs of product development, and VPs of engineering who are seeking software and services support in an era of democratized product development that requires modern product development methodologies, cross-functional collaboration, as well as data-driven processes and product design. Nate has done extensive research, inquiry, and advisory covering the dynamics of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market and the software product development services market, rounding out a coverage area that seeks to enable stakeholders bringing both physical and digital products to market.

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Robyn Benincasa

World Champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, CNN Hero, Founder of the Project Athena Foundation

Robyn Benincasa

World Champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, CNN Hero, Founder of the Project Athena Foundation

Robyn Benincasa is the founder of World Class Teams, a world champion adventure racer, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a full time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams of their own. One of the highest rated female speakers who regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons, her customers include many Fortune companies like Starbucks, Deloitte, Aflac, Fast Company, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ARAMARK, Siemens, 3M, Coldwell Banker, Ameriprise, Microsoft, AT&T. With a background in marketing, she was previously in corporate sales with Baxter and Allergan and is currently a full-time firefighter.

World Champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, CNN Hero, Founder of the Project Athena Foundation

(Survivors to Athletes!), 3x Guinness World Record Distance Paddler and proud owner of 2 metal ‘bionic hips’, Robyn definitely knows a thing or two about creating Human Synergy – “that magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together.” Her New York Times best-selling book How Winning Works, published by Harlequin has been reviewed as “an excellent resource for all business owners on approaching challenges with a team mentality.”

For the last 20 years, she and her teammates have been competing at the front of the pack in the most unique and compelling classrooms on earth – the jungles of Borneo, the Himalayan peaks of Tibet, the rivers of Fiji, the rainforests of Ecuador and the desert of Namibia – studying the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty in extreme teamwork and mastering the skills required to inspire a group of semi-exhausted people through a seemingly endless series of checkpoints, in pursuit of a seemingly impossible goal, working against crazy deadlines, in constantly changing conditions and all in pursuit of a huge hairy audacious goal. Sounds a lot like your life as a business leader, right?

It is through these harrowing, life affirming and often hilarious experiences in the world’s most grueling

challenges that she has emerged with her refreshing and truly unique perspective on what it takes to build the kind of World Class Teams that succeed against all odds, that triumph in the face of adversity and that win as one in times of great challenge and change. Whether you’re trying to beat the competition to market, scale a looming mountain of a project or simply get your team all marching in the same direction, Robyn’s 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy will coach you to the finish line of success.

NBC, ABC, CNN, ESPN, USA Network, The Today Show, Live With Regis, Dateline NBC, The Discovery

Channel, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Runners World and Outside Magazine have all featured Robyn and her teams’ amazing accomplishments. And Robyn accepts full blame for inspiring people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams, hike across the Grand Canyon with a group of Survivors, or start their own businesses. This is, after all, who she is and what she does: Robyn Benincasa inspires people to grab life with one hand, grab their teammates with the other, and to create that special magic that makes all of us better together than we ever would have been alone!

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Phil Hansen

The Artist for the People

Phil Hansen

The Artist for the People

Referred to by his fans as "the Artist for the People", Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator — at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his meta­art, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result. Hansen's work also extends deeply into traditional media with features on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Glamour and many more. His work is sought-after by many influential clients including the Grammy Awards, Disney, Skype, Mazda and the Rockefeller Foundation.

For the tens of millions who have seen Phil's art on TV and online, it's hard to imagine that his artistic journey nearly came to an end when a tremor developed in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, Phil discovered that by embracing his shake, limitations could become the passageway to creativity.

His inspirational story was first shared on the TED stage to a standing ovation, and then shared around the world including on PBS, BBC and CCTV. Now, Phil's ability to draw parallels to the business setting has won him followers among industry and business leaders, leading to invitations to speak at the TED2013 conference, Adobe MAX Creativity Conference, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table. "Phil's message of self-reinvention and the power of transforming adversity into opportunity is one that translates well across audiences—regardless of the industry. His message inspires, motivates and re-energizes the creative spirit in us all." - Ford Motor Company

"We need to first be limited in order to become limitless." - Phil Hansen

At the request of some of his speaking clients, Phil has designed a unique art experience beyond the talk. Companies who are seeking an unforgettable interactive experience for their audience are absolutely stunned by its originality, value and effect. "A number of years ago at our sales meeting we had a very expensive performance painter present. I can say that the impact of Phil's talk with the fingerprint art project provided much more impact and value. Being able to connect all employees to a single work of art is absolutely incredible." - Bethany Quam, General Mills President, Convenience & Foodservice Division

Besides speaking and doing art, Phil is an advocate for advancing art education. He's the author of Tattoo a Banana, a guide to exploring creativity through art with everyday materials. And he's the founder of Goodbye-Art Academy, providing high quality and free art education videos to teachers and students everywhere.

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Jörg Maier

Team-Manager Engineering Data Management

Jörg Maier

Team-Manager Engineering Data Management

Jörg Maier works as a team lead in the product information department within the Aftermarket division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG. He is responsible for providing all technical product information in the right way, speed and quality to internal & external customers within the Aftermarket division. With a strong background in computer science he and his team build a bridge between the business departments and the IT to support and empower the digital transformation with a solid foundation and the change management capabilities to tackle new challenges and fast changing market requirements.

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Prashant Bhatia

Chief Product and Marketing Officer

Prashant Bhatia

Chief Product and Marketing Officer

Prashant Bhatia is the global chief product and marketing officer for Stibo Systems and as a seasoned veteran with more than 20 years in the enterprise software industry, he has demonstrated the ability to link product innovations to the customer-focused operations of both product development and marketing. He is responsible for developing a successful go-to-market strategy that creates a greater awareness of the Stibo Systems global brand and drives customer preference for that brand every day. His love for sports and years of coaching experience have taught him that winners don’t wait for something to happen, they make it happen and that’s exactly what he is doing at Stibo Systems.

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Crystal Engel

Marketing Digital Growth Team

Crystal Engel

Marketing Digital Growth Team

Crystal Engel leads a central PIM team in the Marketing Digital Growth Team, a division of Danaher’s Water Quality Platform and has had a number of roles with Hach previously, since joining them in 2005. Her role is focusing on expanding the product offering for multiple operating companies while increasing quality and translations for existing brands. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a BS in Zoology and Conservation, mixing a scientific background with business strategy in Danaher’s digital TMDM push.

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Edward Wood

Solutions Lead for Product Information Management at AAFES

Edward Wood

Solutions Lead for Product Information Management at AAFES

Edward Wood has worked for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service for over 28 years and has held a variety of positions within the organization during that time. Mr. Wood has led the item data management team, a field reset team, as well as a process team within the company.He currently works in the E-Business directorate as the solutions lead for the Product Information Manager (PIM) project.

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René Henrik Stephansen

CFO Americas

René Henrik Stephansen

CFO Americas

René Henrik Stephansenis the chief financial officer (CFO) forStibo Systems’ Northand South American business, with local offices in Canada, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico. With more than a decade of experience holding senior CFO positionsfor global companies including BEUMER Group, and Monsanto in Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina, Rene brings a wealth of international knowledge to the role, whichforms part of the global leadership team.He works closely with the sales organization to grow business in high-risk markets; oversees the implementation of financial control processes; handles financial risk management, currency, credit and business risk; and performs global business analysis and development.

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Bobby Warnick

SVP, Customer Success

Bobby Warnick

SVP, Customer Success

Bobby Warnick is the Senior Vice President of Customer Success for Stibo Systems in North America, where he is responsible for customer outcomes and the customer end to end journey. During his over five-year tenure at Stibo Systems, his responsibilities have centered around leading teams to effectively deliver over 75 new customer implementations and contributing to thousands of customer engagements to extend and enrich their business value through Stibo Systems’ technology. Bobby is currently focused on accelerating a next-generation experience for customers and partners.With more than 20 years of experience working in both in industry and consulting leadership roles, he holds a BS and MBA from Virginia Tech and currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and two children.

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Nils Pedersen

VP, Product Strategy

Nils Pedersen

VP, Product Strategy

Nils Pedersen is the Vice President of Product Strategy for Stibo Systems. With over 23 years of experience in the data management industry as well as with the company, Nils has been instrumental in establishing the initial version of our current enterprise platform and building the vertical solutions for our customers as well. He is an avid runner, who never misses a day of running some distance no matter how small, which showcases his dedication to his goals and his perseverance in delivering the best solutions for our customers at every turn.

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Jesper Grode

Director, Product Strategy

Jesper Grode

Director, Product Strategy

Jesper has two decades of experience with Product MDM. Joined Stibo Systems in 1998 as a developer in R&D, has worked in Professional Services, Technology Consulting, and Alliances. Currently responsible for our Product MDM and PIM offering, roadmap, product build, and for bringing the right solutions to the market. Also worked four years as Associate Professor at Denmark’s largest university college of applied sciences, teaching computer science and technology. Jesper holds a PhD in computer science from the Technical University of Denmark.

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Auria Moore

Director of Solution Strategy, Customer MDM

Auria Moore

Director of Solution Strategy, Customer MDM

Auria Moore joins Stibo Systems as the Director of Solution Strategy for Customer Master Data Management after working in the data space for over 15 years in a variety of industries. Her passion for driving value-based outcomes for customers is helping companies succeed in all aspects of their data management and digital transformation strategies.

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Maja Milutinovic

Director of Solution Strategy, PLM

Maja Milutinovic

Director of Solution Strategy, PLM

Maja is a market, data, and results driven solution strategy and product marketing professional with success in leading strategic business initiatives in global, market leading technology companies. Her knowledge and skills span the full marketing spectrum: market positioning, messaging and persona development, market awareness, demand generation, sales enablement, customer nurturing and renewal. With knowledge of the retail industry and a variety of enterprise softwares, she is helping clients of Stibo Systems extend their product value chain via PLM for MDM.

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Katrina Jin

Senior Pre-Sales Solution Consultant

Katrina Jin

Senior Pre-Sales Solution Consultant

Katrina Jin is the Senior Pre-Sales Solution Consultant at Stibo Systems. Katrina has been at Stibo for 5 years and has been a critical lead on implementations at various Stibo customers in North America. Katrina joins Pre-sale team with her wealth of implementation experiences in different verticals, she has been a MDM evangelist who is responsible for leading proof of concepts and demonstrations with Customers and Prospects. Outside of Stibo, Katrina is a world traveler and a fashion enthusiast.

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Odilio Abreu

Sr. Sales Consultant

Odilio Abreu

Sr. Sales Consultant

Senior Sales Consultant with Stibo Systems’North American Sales organization for the last four years. Bringing ten years ofexperience in the master data management, working for best-of-breed and large vendors such as Initiate and IBM, and nine years in the Business Intelligence space across many industries and domains. The experience is key to position STEP across a multitude of scenarios: operational and analytical.

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Allison Stilley

Solution Engineer

Allison Stilley

Solution Engineer

Allison Stilley has spent the last decade advocating for businesses, unraveling data challenges and opportunities for improved data quality. As a sales engineer, Allison is passionate about helping enterprises in their journey toward holistic data governance, engaging stakeholders across the organization. She enjoys enabling her clients and partners to solve real, complex business problems and finding solutions to better manage their data. Outside of enterprise information management, Allison wants to learn more about the world, especially through eating, cooking, and traveling.

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Andy Rollins

Solution Architect

Andy Rollins

Solution Architect

Andy Rollins has worked for Howdens Joinery for the last 21 years; currently as the Solution Architect within the Central Systems division responsible for all of the HR, Payroll, Analytics & Data Warehousing solutions. Over this time Andy has helped the organization on a journey to migrate from Legacy applications onto best of breed solutions that form the basis from which Howdens can continue to grow. For the latter part of that journey he has taken on responsibility for Product MDM at Howdens, successfully working with the business, over the last few years, to first implement PIMs and then as an integral part of the team delivering Howdens digital transformation project and build their strategy for the future.

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Joe Amorosso

Director of Enterprise Item Data

Joe Amorosso

Director of Enterprise Item Data

Joe Amorosso is the Director of Enterprise Item Data at The Home Depot, where he is responsible for Product Management, Attribute Governance, Data Quality, Business Intelligence, and User Support. He has been with The Home Depot for over 10 years, all of which have been in the item data space. Through implementing the original version of STEP at The Home Depot, and as a foundational partner in the buildout of Tagglo and PDS, he has become an advocate for the success of these programs.

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Kimberly Southerland

Principal Presales Solution Consultant

Kimberly Southerland

Principal Presales Solution Consultant

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Niels Stenfeldt

CEO

Niels Stenfeldt

CEO

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Sam Goss

CMO of Comma Group

Sam Goss

CMO of Comma Group

Sam Goss, CMO of Comma Group, is also one of it’s founding members. He shared the other member’s aspirations to bring a new direction of consulting to the data management domain. Coming from an MDM and PIM background across some top hospitality chains, he saw first hand the challenges businesses faced with their data. He, along with the other founding members, agreed that Comma was the solution.

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Top Reasons Why You Should Attend Connect 2018

  1. We understand your time is valuable.

The conference kicks off with a Welcome Networking Reception Sunday evening and wraps up with a Yacht Cruise on Tuesday evening. This allows time for you to travel home Wednesday evening, so you don’t have to give up an entire work week.

  1. Your conference registration fee is all-inclusive.

All meals and receptions are included with the registration fee.

  1. Participate in two days of MDM knowledge sessions.

Participate in two days of sessions directed by industry leaders, which are focused on providing knowledge you can put into action from day one back in the office.

  1. Hear real-world success stories from fellow customers.

Learn how other customers are using Stibo Systems to deliver corporate intelligence across the enterprise in our customer-lead sessions.

  1. Network with peers and Stibo Systems experts.

All conference sessions and meals take place on one level of the Marriott Marquis. Use this intimate setting to collaborate with your peers and make long-lasting professional connections. In addition, Stibo Systems experts will be accessible at the genius bar throughout the event to consult on any issues.

  1. Choose from an array of sessions suited just for you.

The Customer Conference is designed with various types of learning environments, so you can choose the sessions that best suit you. These sessions are for business and IT professionals at any stage in their careers and will be interactive or educational.

  1. Create your own enterprise success story through listening to other Customer Success Stories

Learn how to leverage your existing data management accomplishments to achieve true multidomain Master Data Management on the enterprise level. Connect with other customers who have employed their data management systems to increase profits, to direct crucial decisions and to boost operational efficiency by taking MDM from the project or program level to an enterprise success story.

  1. Inspire your organization's vision of Multidomain MDM with the Educational Sessions

Immediately increase your value by learning how to solve the challenges you face every day, including the demands of operating in an omnichannel environment. Acquire tools to break through the operational barriers and inspire your organization's vision of multidomain Master Data Management.

  1. Get certified through Academy Training

We are bringing our most popular certification classes from the Stibo Systems Academy Training so you can get more bang for your buck. Discounted fees apply for those attending Connect as well as training.

  1. Stay and enjoy San Diego

Connect will be located at the beautiful Marriott Marquis San Diego & Marina. Enjoy the marina and everything San Diego has to offer with the discounted rates extended 3 days before and after the conference.

REGISTRATION & PRICING

 

REGISTRATION & PRICING

What is included in the conference ticket price?

Registration includes all sessions, meals, and refreshments during the event as well as networking receptions from Sunday, Oct 7 to Tuesday, Oct 9.


I received a promotion code. How do I use it for registration?

During the registration process you can enter the code (see ‘Register’).


Who can attend the User’s Day?

Any customer of Stibo Systems can attend User’s Day. This day is filled with demos and an in-depth look at the product lines. It’s designed with users and super-users in mind and it’s included in your registration fee!

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

Travel and accommodation

Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation bookings. We’ve reserved a room block at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina that includes a discounted rate of $254 per night. The rate is also available 3 days before and 3 days after our event so you can stay and play! The booking deadline is September 14th so don’t delay!


How do I get from the San Diego International Airport to the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina?

The airport resides 3.3 miles from the hotel. A taxi or rideshare are the recommended options for transportation.

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