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The Forum agenda provides a landscape for IDEA customers and their peers to network, identify eBusiness challenges and clear the roadblocks one-by-one. Attendees don't just come here to learn, they come to make significant progress toward business objectives in an environment that thrives with collaboration from manufacturers/suppliers, distributors and service providers. Industry experts will share the freshest eBusiness concepts, initiatives and technologies; and you’ll get the opportunity to hand-select areas for further development.
2013 Agenda Highlights:
- Keynote Speaker – Josh Linkner: Josh Linkner, founder of ePrize, New York Times bestselling author and five-time tech entrepreneur will open the event with his keynote “Executive Imagination: Turning Raw Ideas into Powerful Results.” His extraordinary business accomplishments, such as founding and leading ePrize, led him to be honored as the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” and as a President Barack Obama “Champion of Change” Award recipient. His presentation at the Forum will deliver practical tools that can be used to increase creative output and deliver bottom-line results.
- “People Follow You” General Session and correlating Breakout Sessions “People Buy You” and “People Love You”: Jeb Blount, best-selling author of six books and expert on human behavior in the workplace, will share strategies that lead to accelerated change and performance improvement in leadership, sales and marketing, and customer experience.
- Innovate to Thrive Workshops: Robert Brands, principal of Innovation Coach and author of Robert’s Rules of Innovation, will host a two-part interactive workshop that will cover ten types of innovation, ideation techniques, prioritization methods, and how to creatively engage people in your organization.
- Trading Partner Roundtable Discussions and Speed Networking: Manufacturers, distributors and service providers will have multiple chances to network with partners and identify new opportunities at the event.