EDA Digitalisation Forum 2021

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EDA Digitalisation Forum 2021

Wednesday 1st December 2021 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join us at our Digitalisation Forum 1 Dec 2021

Welcome to our 3rd Annual Digitalisation Forum and 1st Digitalisation Awards. This event is suitable for all manufacturers and wholesalers interested in the benefits that digitalisation will bring to their businesses – you don’t need to be a technical expert to come along.  Please register your place using the online form below.

The day is free to attend and includes:

  • Presentations with a focus on digitalisation
  • Panel discussions
  • Networking breaks
  • Refreshments throughout the day and a plentiful lunch

You will be able to put your questions to panels of experts, and we will share the most recent developments in digitalisation within the Construction Industry, plus you will hear the story of one national wholesaler’s digitalisation journey. This event is your opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns and get to grips with how digitalisation will benefit your business.

The day will end with a drinks reception and a brief presentation of our newly created data quality awards.

Join us at the America Square Conference Centre, 17, One Crosswall, America Square, London EC3N 2LB.

Programme of Speakers

Our Digital Journey
Presenter: Jeremy Saunders, Director of Operations – North London & South West Region, CEF.

What’s behind the Bar?
An introduction to the use of the ‘bar code’ in the construction industry and how this global identifier has become indispensable in the food industry.
Presenters: Sarah Jordan, UK&I Business Excellence Manager, Data Standards & Data Management, Nestle, and Harshal Gore, Industry Engagement Director, GS1 UK.

The future of the wholesaler: how to compete against the big online marketplaces
Presenter: James Hardy, leading authority on ecommerce and online growth strategies, and former head of Europe for Alibaba.

Presenters: Richard Appleton, General Manager, & the EDA Team.

The Product Data Ecosystem 
A summary of the systems used to manage product data, how they relate to one another and the benefits they bring to the electrotechnical supply chain.
Presenter: Richard Appleton, General Manager, EDA Data Services

In conversation with the experts
A series of panel discussions with digitalisation experts covering:

  • ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Software
  • PIM (Product Information Management)
  • Ecommerce
  • Stock Management and other technologies with a focus on product data and observing and learning from best practice in other sectors.

There will be opportunities to put questions to our panels on the day or, if you prefer, please submit them in advance.

This event is sponsored by

ES Tech is an Affiliated Solution Provider at the EDA       OrderWise logo          Kerridge commercial Systems is an Affiliated Solutions Provider of the EDA


Wednesday 1st December 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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America Square Conference Centre
17, One Crosswall, America Square
Londo, EC3N 2LB United Kingdom
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