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As the online retail industry continues to grow, the internet has quickly become the go-to shopping destination for consumers in the US. This means that major brands and retailers must work harder to improve their offering and meet the changing expectations of consumers.
In this webinar, we will look at how delivery personalization, delivery loyalty programmes and ever-evolving consumer expectations are changing the online shopping experience for good.
- Inside the latest consumer insights and expectations
- The retailer's dilemma - how to provide convenient & cost effective delivery
- 10 areas where retailers and brands are innovating in delivery
- Best practice in delivery (dos and don'ts for retailers and brands)
On this week’s episode of the Real World IoT Podcast, host Ken Briodagh discusses how partnerships and bundled solutions are shaping the Industrial IoT with Derek Wallace, Director of Product Management at MultiTech Systems. MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures data communications equipment for the industrial Internet of Things — connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value. MultiTech has been around for almost 48 years and has been diving deep into low power wireless and will be eventually working on devices with 5G.
Regional truck sales are mainly cyclical and closely linked to economic growth rates, so OEMs and technology companies are steadily building new revenue streams. Growing regulatory and societal push for zero emission, zero accident vehicles is resulting in global truck and bus OEMs gradually investing in full electric powertrain architectures as well as deploying autonomous driving technology. The focus on these technologies by conventional manufacturers is further fueled by product developments from start-ups and technology companies.
But how commercially ready are these technologies? What innovations are they encouraging?
· Learn the technological preparedness of electric powertrain and autonomous driving ecosystems.
· Identify new opportunities and technology providers in trucking.
· Find out how truck OEMs plan to meet the demand for electric self-driven trucks.
On this week’s episode of Real World IoT, Ken Briodagh speaks with Vice President of IoT for Avnet, Lou Lutostanski. In this role, Lou works across the company to identify and create opportunities to leverage Avnet’s capabilities and expand the company’s reach and expertise to entrepreneurs, startups, leading technology OEMs and other IoT innovators, enabling them to bring IoT solutions to market, from idea to production. Lou has 30 years of experience and industry knowledge, joining Avnet in 1987 as a system sales manager. Throughout the next 13 years, he gained increasing responsibility as a field application engineer, sales manager, branch manager, and vice president, area director. Throughout his most recent years at Avnet, he served as vice president of sales for the Americas and as vice president of demand creation for the Americas.
Join Ben Easterling, Strategic Alliance Lead for the AT&T Smart Cities Business Unit and Steve Brumer, Partner with 151 Advisors, a leader in providing Advisory and Strategic services around “Monetizing the Connected World” for a 60 minute open discussion on Smart Cities and Smart Buildings and the commercialization aspects of them.
Topics will include:
- Where is the money in supplying products and services?
- What is the true meaning of ROI in the Smart Cities and Smart Buildings space?
Key Takeaways will focus on where should you focus your time, energy and efforts within this space and drive revenue.
On this week’s episode of the Real World IoT Podcast, Ken Briodagh sits down to speak with Bruce Chatterley, President and CEO at Senet. Bruce has more than 25 years of experience building successful high growth technology businesses. He most recently operated as an Independent Growth Consultant to global fiber optic telecommunications providers, based in London UK. Chatterley is also an experienced telecom leader, serving as CEO of cloud-based VOIP firms Broadvox and Speakeasy. In addition, he is a former senior executive at Ameritech and US West. Chatterley has also been an early leader in the development of the Software As A Service industry, having served as CEO of ViAir and President of eServices for Concur Technologies. Earlier in his career Chatterley also held Senior Sales and Marketing positions at GE and IBM. He earned his BSBA from Central Michigan University and his MBA from the Kogod College of Business Administration at American University. He currently serves as a Board member for London-based technology firm Snupps, Inc., Bigleaf Networks, and Clevest.
With the growth of online retail, the internet is fast becoming the shopping destination of choice for consumers. As a result, leading retailers and e-commerce brands must work harder to meet rising consumer expectations and to differentiate their offer in an important area.
Personalised delivery, loyalty programmes, and increased customer expectations show that when it comes to winning and retaining customers, delivery can make or break the online shopping experience.
Join us for this free webinar as we take a deep dive into the practicalities of providing a seamless delivery experience.
With our expert panel, you’ll receive the latest insights into customer expectations, as well as practical advice on:
-How delivery influences purchasing decisions
-The new era of delivery through personalisation
-The growth of delivery loyalty programmes
-10 areas of innovation for brands & retailers in 2018
-Best practices in providing customer delivery
The global automotive aftermarket is undergoing a massive transformation. Some of the significant disruptors picked up the pace in 2017 and will continue to change supply and demand dynamics in 2018 and beyond. The briefing will highlight some of these short-term market shifts (e.g., North America will lag in aftermarket growth in 2018 while India and Latin America will see sharp upticks) as well as medium- and long-term trends such as digital B2B.
· Understand the main factors that will influence the size of the global automotive aftermarket.
· Discover the emerging regions served, or underserved, by automotive parts and services suppliers.
· Participate in an interactive question-and-answer session with Frost & Sullivan experts.
Productivity in retail is hot right now, but often thought about with a one dimensional, cost savings lens. In fact, better results tend to be achieved when everyone in the value chain has visibility of problems in order to develop collaborative solutions.
Join us for this webinar where BRC and PwC experts discuss the topic, share a client case study in detail and answer your questions.
Globally, OEMs must capitalize on the inclination toward complete digitization as this will have a significant impact on the evolution of the transport and logistics industry post-2018. Trucks are operating in a complex environment, and accurate and timely information about weather, traffic, and other real-time intelligence is crucial for data-driven smart city initiatives. As the trucking industry moves closer to complete connectivity and autonomous technology, data privacy and cybersecurity will continues to gain higher in priority.
Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:
• Learn about regional market outlooks and opportunities for connected trucks
• Discover pivotal developments in connected truck telematics and vendors to watch
• Identify opportunities for evolving technologies and regulatory mandates
In this webinar we share the data and analysis from our research into employee engagement in retail, outlining some of the key challenges and some innovative solutions that have been implemented.
Improving employee engagement is high up the agenda of senior management in retail.
Employees who are motivated and more able to fulfill their potential are also more productive. With margins under ever increasing pressure, facilitating productivity gains has never been more crucial. However, improving engagement can be complicated and requires an in-depth understanding of some of the underlying issues holding engagement back.
Data may be a company's ultimate valued asset, but few are maximizing its economic benefit. Equipped with data, new companies are disrupting established industries, and traditional businesses are transforming the way they operate. Not all organizations are equally skilled at translating data into currencies, but their caliber to do so is impacting their ability to compete.
Step beyond the hype and the myths about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Join us on this webinar to learn the real world significance of AI for an enterprise. This webinar will take a practical view of how ML can make a difference in your business, illustrating the role it plays in any meaningful digital transformation effort employing AI. The focus will be on the business value this technology can deliver.
Infosys Nia, a comprehensive AI platform, comes equipped with Advanced Machine Learning that works in concert with its other aspects rendering effective digital transformation solutions for an enterprise. Join us to learn how you can embark on your own digital transformation journey.
- Mike Gualtieri, VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester
On this week’s episode of Real World IoT Podcast, Chris Bunnell, CEO of UniteGPS, discusses barriers to launching an IoT start-up — and how to overcome them — with our host Ken Briodagh. Chris started UniteGPS four years ago with his three partners, who all have backgrounds in providing solutions and interest in the GPS and IoT space. Their combined experiences put them in a position to develop state-of-the-art cloud-based GPS solutions, tailor to specific industries from school safety to public transportation to custom developments.
Retailers, brands and shippers can use MetaPack Delivery Intelligence to navigate an increasingly complex delivery landscape and manage their customer promise on delivery choice and performance.
Customer’s expectations on delivery choice and performance is becoming an increasingly important factor. In response to this, shippers are differentiating their offerings and contributing to an increasingly complex delivery landscape.
Our 45-minute webinar will give you an overview of the product and the benefits and show you how you can leverage insights, allowing for data-driven decisions to ensure a consistent delivery experience for consumers.
The retail industry is committed to complying with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) regulations. But we know that the regulations are complex and understanding how they work in practice can be difficult.
Falling foul of the regulations can result in:
Repayments for up to 6 years (including current and ex-employees) increased to reflect the prevailing NMW rates; penalties of up to 200% of the underpayments identified; and public naming and shaming by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
It is not easy to spot where and why breaches can occur, or how to remedy them. PwC have a specialist team who have a great deal of experience in assisting retailers to identify and manage potential compliance risks around NMW. This is based on our understanding of the technical aspects of the regulations and also our practical experience of the approach taken by HMRC when they perform their audits.
The webinar that we are running in February will take you through what is involved in a NMW audit and the top areas that HMRC will focus on during an audit. We will suggest some immediate actions and take questions.
Self-learning artificial intelligence (AI) in cars is anticipated to be one of the most extensive disruptions in the automotive industry. The technology is the key to unlocking fully autonomous cars and enhancing value for end users by enabling OEMs to diversify from a product focus to service focus. Frost & Sullivan recognizes four levels of evolution between 2016 and 2025 that would lead to various use-case scenarios on which industry participants can capitalize. Nevertheless, the market potential has attracted technology companies to participate in AI development, which, in turn, will lead to the disruption in the automotive industry value chain.
Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:
· Understand the self-learning car roadmap to reformulate the product planning strategy.
· Explore the technology focus and its applications to prepare for the transformation in the industry.
· Learn more about the involvement of technology companies in the development of cars and how automakers are cooperating with them.
Join Frost & Sullivan's Mobility experts as they provide a strategic outlook for 2018 and explain the predominant challenges that could hinder market growth.
Expert Insight You Don’t Want to Miss:
· Gain insights on the key events that dominated the market in 2017
· Understand the evolving disruptive trends driving the automotive market in 2018
· Learn how the developments will have an impact on the various automotive ecosystem player
· Identify the critical opportunity areas that will emerge in the automotive market in 2018
One of our clients operates with multiple entities under multiple contracts that govern how business is conducted. They were dealing with extended lead times manually reviewing contracts and handling exceptions. Infosys Nia ingested all contract agreements to create a knowledge model that captured rules, exceptions and resolutions. The model responded to incoming queries and resolved exceptions based on information captured from the labor contracts. A conversational interface provided natural language query into the knowledge models, helping the client reduce lead times, lower costs and improve efficiency.
Large multinational organizations need to ensure that they are always compliant with regulatory requirements. Trade names for raw materials change across markets and can pose a challenge for regulatory teams to be on top of. Infosys Nia with advanced machine learning and natural language processing helps you build knowledge models breaking down the composition into trade names which can be tested automatically against defined rules. See how Infosys Nia makes it easier for companies to be compliant and reduce fines and increase employee productivity.
Infosys Nia lets you accurately predict the cost of product development by applying machine learning and advanced text analytics on historic cost data. Understand all factors that influence cost of development accurately. Increase profits, reduce costs and shorten your development cycles by improving employee productivity and eliminating iterations between design and operations.
Asset operations and maintenance are critical business processes for many organizations. Watch how Infosys Nia’s machine learning and natural language processing help a Chiller Unit save on costs and improve efficiency. Learn how Nia implementation improved issue resolution times by up to 75% and increased the productivity of maintenance engineers by 50%.
• Learn how flying car taxis could transform our world and the commercial applications predicted by 2035.
• Explore technologic advancements as vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), artificial intelligence, HD mapping and electrification the opportunities they present.
• Hear real-world use cases on how flying car companies have conducted test flights and the results of those ventures.
Infosys Nia ingests source code, historical incident tickets, and other documentation to build a knowledge model of the source code with mapping across modules. Natural language processing, text analytics and machine learning techniques are applied to perform bug localization, root-cause and impact analysis, and test plan generation.
• Amplified staff capabilities
• Improved staff productivity and utilization
• Lowered Average Handle Time
• Lowered Mean Time To Resolve
Qlik & the BRC bring you a comprehensive analysis of the 2017 Black Friday and Christmas period for the retail industry. Using bespoke data and visualisations the session will walk through the highs, the lows and key lessons from this year’s festive season, reflecting on what it might all mean for the coming year.
You will hear from both BRC and Qlik experts, with an opportunity to ask your own questions.