Consumer Industries Forum

The Consumer Industries Forum is the premier SAP-specific conference for retail and consumer products professionals that is officially endorsed and supported by SAP in North America. The conference provides insights into digital technology trends and the latest solutions from SAP. Learn from industry professionals who are driving results with people, process, and technology. Join SAP users, leaders, influencers, experts, solutions providers, and your peers this Oct. 2–3 in Phoenix. Stay up to date on conference content and more by following @CI_Forum on Twitter and @EventfulConferences on Instagram.

 

 

Meet the Speakers

 
  • Tony Costa

    SVP and CIO, Bumble Bee Foods
     
    Creating Digital Trust with Blockchain in Multi-Party Collaboration

    By their very nature, supply chains involve multiple companies working together to deliver end products to their consumers. In this presentation, learn how Bumble Bee Foods is leveraging blockchain for enhanced food traceability, safety, and sustainability across all stakeholders in its supply chain.

     
  • Suketu Patel

    Director, Information Security, Tapestry, Inc.
     
    Lessons Learned from Tapestry’s Governance, Risk, and Compliance

    Join this session to see how North America’s first S/4HANA 1709 live system detects, manages and prevent access risk violations and reduce unauthorized access to Tapestry's data using SAP GRC 12. During this session we will also cover lessons learned, tip and techniques from the upgrade process. Key Business Benefits: Hear about key considerations for S/4HANA security Learn what's new...

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  • Suraj Pabbathi

    Senior Application Development Analyst, BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc.
     
    Deep Dive and Q&A: BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Digital Transformation Journey

    Join this session to hear about the digital transformation of BJ’s Wholesale Club. The session will cover the wholesale distribution process at BJ’s using SAP Customer Activity Repository as a retail foundation element. Using point-of-sale data transfer and audit (POSDTA), BJ’s was able to trickle sales in real time from 215-plus stores and 133 gas stations and aggregate, audit, and...

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  • Ganesh Wadwadigi

    Chief Solution Expert, Blockchain for Supply Chain, SAP
     
    Creating Digital Trust with Blockchain in Multi-Party Collaboration

    By their very nature, supply chains involve multiple companies working together to deliver end products to their consumers. In this presentation, learn how Bumble Bee Foods is leveraging blockchain for enhanced food traceability, safety, and sustainability across all stakeholders in its supply chain.

     

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  • "This conference is all about helping our customers deliver distinct and memorable experiences to their customers, probability and at scale."

    Matt Laukaitis - Senior Vice President and General Manager, NA Consumer Industries, SAP
     
  • "I love the conference, the ability to network with industry peers and speak one to one with SAP experts. The interaction is amazing."

    Audra Knight - Vice President - Technology, Macy's
     
  • "There is no better forum to share industry specific successes and challenges, and connect into the broader community for solutions."

    Steve Hatcher - President, Retail and Wholesale, /N SPRO
     
  • "The Eventful Conferences experience is highly personalized and drives value for everyone in attendance."

    Ambrosia Vertesi - Vice President People, Duo Security
     
 
 

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    SAP
     
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Lessons Learned from Tapestry’s Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Join this session to see how North America’s first S/4HANA 1709 live system detects, manages and prevent access risk violations and reduce unauthorized access to Tapestry's data using SAP GRC 12. During this session we will also cover lessons learned, tip and techniques from the upgrade process. Key Business Benefits:

  • Hear about key considerations for S/4HANA security
  • Learn what's new with GRC 12.0, the end-user experience, and the road ahead
  • Technical and infrastructure pre-requisites for the upgrade, as well as lessons learned

Deep Dive and Q&A: BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Digital Transformation Journey

Join this session to hear about the digital transformation of BJ’s Wholesale Club. The session will cover the wholesale distribution process at BJ’s using SAP Customer Activity Repository as a retail foundation element. Using point-of-sale data transfer and audit (POSDTA), BJ’s was able to trickle sales in real time from 215-plus stores and 133 gas stations and aggregate, audit, and distribute the sales to report revenue and adjust the inventory, allowing the business to plan and procure. Learn how the organization created offers and managed ads efficiently with single view for merchandising, marketing, and advertising. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask the team questions about the digital transformation journey. Key Business Benefits:

  • Point-of-sale data and auditing of sales
  • Promotional management for retail
  • Unified demand forecasting based on demand influence factor