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At 25 Erik started a consulting firm focused on writing EDI and B2B integrations for manufacturers. Through scaling the company he realized that there is a great opportunity to improve business for the manufacturers by providing a software hub approach. Orderful, Erik's second venture, started a few years later. Orderful has successfully raised funding from prestigious venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz, and is on a path to improve B2B and EDI trading for the world.
Cathy Morrow Roberson
Market Analyst, Logistics Trends & Insights LLC
Cathy Morrow Roberson is a market analyst with a research and economics background. Roberson began her career as a librarian; she was then an analyst at an e-commerce start-up for a couple of years. After that, she was an analyst at UPS Supply Chain Solutions supporting market, competitive and mergers & acquisition research and analytic needs for 11 years. After a brief stint with specialized consulting firms, Roberson now manages the logistics-focused market research firm, Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, which is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Senior Research Analyst, ARC
Chris' key areas of research include transportation management systems, omni-channel logistics and fulfillment, business analytics, and retail technology.
Prior to joining ARC, Chris was a senior analyst at Aberdeen Group covering retail and hospitality technology. He also has years of experience in the retail and wholesale industries in a number of sales, marketing, inventory management, and customer service roles.
Founder, Acacia HR Solutions
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Partner, Three S Consulting
Suman Sarkar is a partner with Three S Consulting and an international consultant who has advised more than forty Fortune 500 companies in strategy and operations. His new book, Customer-Driven Disruption (Berrett-Koehler, 2019), is a blueprint for showing how companies must adapt to ever-changing global demographics and markets. It draws on the author’s extensive experience and features case studies from companies around the world that have thrived in volatile, highly competitive marketplaces. He has published numerous articles in business journals and his first book, The Supply Chain Revolution, is an Amazon top-seller in its genre.
Owner, Managing Director at Buyers Meeting Point, LLC
Kelly Barner has held numerous roles in procurement since 2003. She is the Owner and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point and MyPurchasingCenter. Starting in 2009, she has covered procurement news, events, publications, solutions, trends, and relevant economics. Kelly is also the General Manager at Art of Procurement and Business Survey Chair for the ISM-New York Report on Business. Kelly has her MBA from Babson College as well as an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and she has co-authored three books: ‘Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals’, ‘Procurement at a Crossroads’, and 'Finance Unleashed’.