B2B Online Miami 2019

November 11 - 13, 2019

JW Marriott Marquis Miami, FL

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Next Gen B2B Digital Strategies

Day Three, Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Next Gen B2B Digital Strategies

8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:35 am Welcome Remarks

Olga Rodriguez, Content Director at B2B Online Miami

Olga Rodriguez

Content Director
B2B Online Miami

8:35 am - 8:50 am Chairperson Opening Remarks

8:50 am - 9:10 am Keynote Fireside Chat – Integrating Platforms To Improve Customer and Partner Experiences

In today’s digital world, manual processes that are slow and inefficient are not enough to keep B2B customers (and business partners) happy. In this session, Dan Renda, Head of Global eCommerce from Siemens Healthineers will explore how digital innovations have changed partner and customer expectations, and how you can leverage integration tools to be more connected and innovative. Dan is a customer-focused business and technology leader who guides teams to innovate and evolve. You won’t want to miss hearing his perspective!

• Using integration tools to reduce time and cost associated with manual processing 
• Improving business efficiencies by automating key processes 
• Gaining deeper visibility into the activities and transactions within your supply chain using integrations tools
• Using integration tools to enhance the collaboration within your partner community and exceed customer expectations

Dan Renda, Head of Global eCommerce at Siemens Healthineers

Dan Renda

Head of Global eCommerce
Siemens Healthineers

9:10 am - 9:35 am Keynote Solo Presentation - Implementing Self-Service Functionality On Your Website To Meet Customer Expectations And Needs

Rich Cohen is the founder of Elevate Packaging, a leading source for sustainable packaging solutions and the first eCommerce site dedicated to compostable packaging and labels. Rich knows it’s not news that B2B consumers have become accustomed to Amazon-like shopping experiences that have carried over and shaped their B2B buying expectations. He’ll be talking about giving your customers more control over their purchase process can increase their satisfaction and impact your bottom line.

• Justifying the investment in self-service technology to key internal stake holders
• Implementing self-service capabilities to allow sales and customer service teams to spend more time on higher value services 
• Using self-service technology to enable more meaningful interactions with your customers (i.e. be there when they really need you, not when you assume they do)

Rich Cohen, President and Founder at Elevate Packaging, Inc

Rich Cohen

President and Founder
Elevate Packaging, Inc

9:35 am - 10:05 am Keynote Panel Discussion Remix – Developing Pricing Strategies That Will Increase Revenue And Grow Your Business

Pricing strategies can be a challenge for B2B companies, but they’re the most effective way to improve earnings and revenue. In this session we’ll talk about the benefits – and best practices – for developing pricing strategies when you have thousands of products and customers with many different needs. 

• Identifying any gaps in your existing pricing strategies that might be creating obstacles towards business growth
• Tackling problematic pricing situations before they lead to unhappy customers
• Using analytics to consistently execute your pricing policies and prevent long term pricing conflicts
• Using analytics to modify  pricing weaknesses while retaining existing customers 

Marta Dalton, Global eCommerce Director at Unilever

Marta Dalton

Global eCommerce Director

10:05 am - 10:35 am Morning Refreshment Break

10:35 am - 11:00 am Keynote Solo Presentation- Using AI To Change Your Sales Model And Increase Revenue

AI is being adopted by different industries to expand their businesses and improve their customer experience, but B2B companies are still looking for use cases that can demonstrate how they can best use AI. In this session we’ll take a close look at implementing AI to enhance the role of your sales rep and revolutionize how you do business. 

• Unpacking how AI can improve sales team efficiencies by providing data, insights, and recommendations 
• Using AI to automate administrative and repetitive sales tasks
• Providing your sales teams with insights and recommendations using AI 
• Using AI to give your sales reps more time to bring in new clients, find new revenue, and build stronger relationships with existing clients

11:00 am - 11:30 am Keynote Panel Discussion Remix : Examining Internal Change Management To Sustain Your Resources And Investment Dollars

B2B companies that are looking to transform digitally need to have a plan in place to make changes that will positively their business. But they first need to look inward to be sure that they have the internal resources in place to change successfully. Our panelists from WIDIA Products Group and Farmer Boy AG discuss internal change management best practices and provide tools for you to make the change effectively.

•Who is driving change in your organization?  Is the business driving, channel driving or strategy driving the changes?  
•Is an individual or team in charge of driving change, or is it more adhoc? 
•How much structure around the process of “bringing change” is truly a good thing for your company? 
•Are you looking to get ahead of technology so you have more headroom going forward?
•How do you work best with your partners to build the business case?  How can you sustain current investments as they continue to be profitable? 
•How do you weigh out of the box solutions and customization internally?
•How do you evaluate enhancements and user experience improvements?

Brian Smith, Director, eCommerce Operations at Farmer Boy AG, Inc.

Brian Smith

Director, eCommerce Operations
Farmer Boy AG, Inc.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Fireside Chat: Evolving Your Business Model To Enable Richer Experiences For Your Customers

Customer expectations are being set by B2C companies, forcing B2B companies to rethink how they can meet those expectations. How can you be sure that the business model you have in place will be able to evolve and keep your customers happy? In this session we’ll talk about:
·         Understanding that business evolution is not a single project, but an ongoing transformation
·         Listening to your customers and incorporating their feedback into your future solutions
·         Rethinking your internal organizational structure to be able to evolve and refresh as needed
·         Growing internal awareness of the importance of innovation in order to retain customers
Audrey Sarsfield, VP, CX, Marketing And Digital Strategy at Belden

Audrey Sarsfield

VP, CX, Marketing And Digital Strategy

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:25 pm Presentation Remix: Using Machine Learning and AI To Support Cross-Sell and Up-sell Opportunities

Sales teams should be looking for growth opportunities with existing customers bases. In this session we’ll take a deep dive into the ways that predictive analytics and AI can support cross-sell and upsell strategies. Nishant Nishant, VP of Digital Strategy and IoT for Avnet will talk about:

• Prioritizing existing accounts with higher cross-selling and up-selling potential
• Using predictive analytics to improve the efficiency of your salesforce and reduce costs
• Using ML and AI to identify cross-selling opportunities 

1:25 pm - 1:45 pm Solo Presentation - Using Marketing Automation To Nurture Customer Relationships In Multiple Channels

Meeting your customers where they are is crucial in today’s hyper-connected world. This means that you have to think beyond traditional email marketing if you want to reach your customers. This session will give you the insights you need to put together an omnichannel marketing automation strategy. We’ll talk about:
  • Categorizing your audiences to provide them with the most relevant marketing content
  • Setting up retargeting ads that will allow prospective customers to interact with your brand in different places
  • Rethinking social outreach and organic content to better understand where your customer interacts with your brand
  • Reaching customers in their preferred channels in order to retain their business

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Wrap Up Roundtables!

Stick around to get a last deep dive into all the actionable takeaways our speakers brought to B2B Online Miami.  

1.Optimization and Conversation
2.Next Gen eCommerce Strategies
3.Customer Experience And Retention
4.Content And Data

2:15 pm - 2:15 pm End of Day Three