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Leadership Symposium: Becoming a Digital Distributor
Thu, April 27, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
9:00 – Registration & Breakfast
9:30 – Welcome and Introductions
10:00 – Becoming a Digital Distributor - Strategies and Tools that create value
Keynote speaker, Mark Dancer, will start the day by defining what it means to be a “Digital Distributor”, both today and in the not-to-distant future. We will address all digital tools, including websites, e-commerce, social media, data and analytics, mobility and more, exploring how these tools are making an impact individually, and critically, how they work together to help distributors build coordinated, multichannel platforms for offering differentiated customer experiences.
12:00 - Lunch
Lunch will be provided by Achieve IT Solutions for all guests.
1:00 – Supporting Distributor’s Digital Vision – Insights and Recommendations
Taking the lead from the topics discussed by Mark in the morning session, Tim Singleton will share with the audience both the successes and hurdles that distributors often experience while embracing a digital strategy.
Tim will also provide valuable insights into how the technology industry has developed centralized ‘digital business platforms’, which supports the need to capture and analyze all of data to provide distributors ‘one version of the truth’.
2:00 - Getting Results from Your Digital Investments
Keynote speaker, Mark Dancer, will conclude our symposium by focusing on the best practices and breakthrough strategies that distributors have learned for getting the best possible returns on digital investments. Mark Dancer will offer insights from more than twenty-five years as channel expert, combined with his NAW research, on how to meet and exceed customer expectations, to align field, inside and online resources for driving efficient and effective results, to leverage advanced techniques for data and analytics, and to build people skills and create organizational change to effectively adopt and use digital tools and to create differentiated value for customers.
4:00 - Closing session – Audience Q &A
This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Columbia University.