Jay Yanko, director, global data synchronization, Edgenet, will kick off the presentations at 10 a.m. with Multi-Enterprise Data Management in the Auto Aftermarket. He will illustrate that in today’s economy, businesses cannot afford to miss opportunities to use product information to drive down costs, strengthen customer relations and sell more. Yanko’s presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session.
Jonathan Ressler, social media expert, Brand Noise Reduction Laboratory, Inc., will present at 12 p.m., Demystifying Social Media from a Strategic Marketing Perspective. A specialist in assisting clients capitalize on the power of guerilla, stealth and entertainment marketing and social media, Ressler will help attendees understand how brands can leverage social media to meet their objectives.
GCommerce Inc. president and CEO Steve Smith, will explain at 2 p.m. how automated purchasing over the Internet can transform your business and not break your pocketbook. Internet Data Exchange: Pointing EDI in the Right Direction will cover a new approach to unlocking the ROI and business improvements that can be found in automating document exchange over the Internet.
Max Buchanan, director of sales, heavy duty and automotive, Datalliance, will wrap up the day with his 2 p.m. presentation, Collaborating to Optimize Your Inventory Results, where he will explore the risks and rewards of collaborative and vendor-managed practices. Buchanan will cite the ROI and business benefits realized by those who practice collaborative inventory planning.
These presentations are just part of the complete Virtual Aftermarket eForum, which you can attend without leaving your home or office. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the full day will include these live presentations, discussions, networking and vendor trade show, combined with the entire program available on-demand for six months after the live event.
Registration is open exclusively online at www.aftermarketeforum.com, where visitors will find the agenda, speaker profiles and other information. The cost of registration is $95 after early-bird and association membership discounts, and attendees earn 0.4 CEU credits toward the AAP or MAAP from the University of the Aftermarket.
Vendors of technology products and services interested in being a virtual exhibitor in the eForum trade show component should e-mail Gina Lemon at [email protected].