Wholesale Industry Transformed: AI and ML on the Job

March 22, 2018
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The buzz: “ Machines with the ability to take on more intricate work tasks enable a new level of automation … particularly valuable for wholesale distributors” (Karen Lynch). Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies are becoming the “new normal” for wholesale distributors, despite alarmist sci-fi predictions from Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. How? AI and ML are enabling wholesalers of all sizes to harness computers to compete with and even surpass human abilities to improve customer service, reduce costs, and improve uptime via predictive maintenance. The experts speak. Sebastian Valencia, Clarkson Consulting: “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change” (Stephen Hawking). Brian Everett, itelligence: “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning” (Ben Franklin). Werner Baumbach, SAP: “Chance favors the prepared mind” (Louis Pasteur). Join us for Transforming Wholesale: AI and ML on the Job.

Changing the Game in Consumer Industries, Presented by SAP

Changing the Game in Consumer Industries, Presented by SAP

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Competition, consumer engagement and operational effectiveness are fundamentally changing at an accelerated pace in Consumer Industries. New competitors are redefining the landscape and consumers expect exceptional brand experiences, every time, via agile process that balance consumer needs with a company’s cost-to-serve. Personalized consumer experiences are paramount: they must be relevant, simple, seamless and secure. Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Life Sciences and Consumer Products companies must run, grow, connect, and transform in a digital world to engage customers and patients across their journey.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.

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