We hope that you are as excited as we are about the 1WorldSync 2017 Annual User Group, Americas co-located with GS1 Connect, June 19th & 20th taking place in Las Vegas! With a couple weeks to spare before this highly anticipated event, 1WorldSync is busy rolling out the green carpet for you.
It’s officially the era of trusted product content and we guarantee an amazing show in an amazing city! We will give your team the cutting edge, with sessions from the industry’s leading speakers, the hottest topics and some world-class networking.
Here are some insights around the speakers, topics and collaboration sessions that will make it all the more easier for you to make your grand entrance.
Big Questions: Why, What, How and Where?
Over the past year there has been a significant amount of discussion on these 4 main questions. Throughout the event, our speakers and sessions will help answer to these questions, and provide you best practices & direction to change the conversation within your organization. So lets get started:
The event itself spans 2 days, starting at 11 am PDT on Monday June 19th with our Master of Ceremony – Ken Yontz welcoming the audience and diving into the first question: Why. Why are we on this product content journey? Why are we being asked for and providing more content? Why are specific regulations being passed and what is behind them? Who is asking for the information and why? Why is there a growing need for Product Content?
How Reynolds New PIM Implementation Cultivated Trust in Data and Decisions
We then will take a break for a networking lunch, and come back to a session led by Vernetta McDowell from Reynolds Consumer Products focusing on the next question, What. What has Reynolds done to address the growing need for product content and how have they partnered with 1WorldSync and others to develop a solution that enables them to scale to meet the growing content demands from their customers.
Collaboration Is Everything
The Collaboration breakouts are next. A feature from the 2016 Annual User Group, the audience will break out into 3 different groups and engage in 3 round robin topics designed around the 3rd question, How. 3 different sets of thought leaders from organizations like Dot Foods, The Kellogg Company, Smucker, Target, Tyson, and Walgreens will lead conversations on how do we get better?
How can we be more transparent in what content is available vs. what content is needed? How can organizations internally source content more effectively? How can organizations better build process and governance to deliver product content more efficiently? With the goal at the end of the conversation to be a starting point for the biggest how question: How can we as a community drive towards more efficient solutions and processes that meet the expanding content needs of the end consumers?
Teleflex: Generating Value Beyond Compliance With UDI
After a quick break we will move back into the main conference area, where Mark Hoyle from Teleflex will provide insights into how they are addressing the need within the Healthcare industry around UDI compliance and where 1WorldSync has help them meet the content need.
Win Consumers On the Path to Purchase With 1WorldSync
The last session for Day 1 focuses on the upcoming November GDSN release and how you can prepare for any changes that are coming. 1WorldSync’s own Cristina Macias will be leading this session, providing you with insight around the release, what tools and documentation is in place to help you prepare for the release, and offer insight around testing and services to help meet the changes coming on November 4th.
Day 2 Kicks off with some of the 1WorldSync Community Co-chairs sharing their insights into past activity, and their vision for where they want the groups to grow. Some of the co-chairs providing insights are Greg Zwanziger from SuperValu (Recipient Share Group Chair) and Mark Whitman from Intalere (Healthcare Industry Group Chair). We also have Eric Ginsberg from Sazerac and Tim McDaniel from Constellation Brands introducing of our latest industry group, Total Beverage Alcohol.
Our highlighted feature of the conference then follows. Harris Diamand from 1WorldSync will be hosting a tonight show style panel, where featured guests, Nick Kaufman from Kroger and Jean-Marc Klopfenstein will provide insight into where their organizations are innovating and where they see the industry moving in the coming year.
We will wrap up 2017 Annual User Group with some insights and highlights of innovation from 1WorldSync. New solutions, industry efforts 1WorldSync is innovating to support and areas we are planning on growing will be features of this session.
Stairwell to Product Content Heaven
We at 1WorldSync are looking forward to seeing you at the event, and encourage you to download the 1WorldSync App on your mobile. Please search for 1WorldSync Events in the App Store.
On it you will get up-to-date insights, speaker bios and details around the sessions. You can also provide feedback around the sessions and the event overall which we are going to use for 2018 planning. Let’s get this show on the road!