JDA rebrands its annual customer conference from FOCUS to ICON,
infusing the latest advances in edge innovation, artificial
intelligence, machine learning and more!
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JDA
Software, Inc., today unveils preliminary details for JDA
ICON – the Intelligent Supply Chain Conference, which will take
place May 7-10, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Formerly called FOCUS, JDA’s
annual global customer conference, ICON
takes the best of FOCUS – the leading conference for savvy supply
chain and retail executives and up-levels it with an infusion of
innovation to help customers digitally transform their business and
increase competitiveness and positively impact the bottom line.
With an ever-changing environment constantly buzzing with tech terms
from AI, to ML, to IoT and more – JDA ICON is customers’ one-stop for
all they need to understand how these technologies work and fit into
their digital supply chain strategies. With an emphasis on AI in the
event logo, future JDA ICON events will focus on the intelligence JDA is
embedding into existing and new solutions. JDA CEO Girish Rishi shares
more on what’s behind the name change in this video, watch
“With JDA’s acquisition
of Blue Yonder accelerating the infusion of AI and ML across every
aspect of our retail and supply chain solutions, it became the perfect
opportunity to evolve JDA FOCUS into JDA ICON, better aligning with that
strategy,” said Kevin Iaquinto, chief marketing officer, JDA. “This
year’s customer conference will reflect our evolution as a leader in AI
and ML solutions, while we show our customers and partners how to
reimagine their strategies and harness the power of the intelligent edge
to deliver more predictive and automated supply chains. With a powerful
lineup of keynotes already, this is the one must-attend industry event
of the year!”
JDA ICON Keynotes – from Thrill Seekers to Technologists and More
ICON will highlight three fantastic customer keynote
speakers which include Johan Martinsson, Global IT Digital Operations
Lead at Electrolux, Alejandro Sanchez-Aldana, Supply Chain Planning
Director at Coca-Cola FEMSA, and Tyler Carter, Vice President of
Technology at Starbucks. These customer presentations will touch on
topics ranging from implementing dynamic retail workforce solutions, to
end-to-end supply chain transformations to leveraging the latest in
digital control capabilities to achieve full visibility across the
supply chain and predict and prescribe automated business decisions.
In addition, Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind person to ever scale the 7
tallest summits in the world will share his amazing story. One of the
most sought-after speakers in the world, Erik is an accomplished
climber, paraglider, skier, and kayaker with a “no barriers” attitude
and passion for pursuing an exhilarating and fulfilling life. These
keynote speakers will be joined by JDA CEO Girish Rishi, Chief
Development Officer Desikan Madhavanur and Blue Yonder founder Dr.
Michael Feindt who will discuss JDA’s customer-centric initiatives,
product roadmaps and JDA’s moonshot toward the Autonomous Supply ChainTM.
JDA Also Launches its Inaugural Developers Conference – DEVCON
the first time, JDA will host its first-ever developers conference one
day before ICON begins, on May 6, 2019. JDA
DEVCON will give developers, engineers and coders an opportunity to
learn about JDA’s APIs and applications in a one-day immersive
Ryan Lowdermilk, Product Technical Specialist with Microsoft, will be
one of DEVCON’s featured speakers. He will discuss key considerations
for JDA partners and customers using JDA (and Azure) as a development
platform. Ryan has led some of the industry’s top brands in planning,
designing and building cloud solutions powered by the Microsoft Cloud.
Share Your Story at ICON and Register Now!
JDA is looking
for dynamic speakers to present at ICON 2019, to share how JDA
solutions, services or cutting-edge technologies have helped them get
ahead of competitors, become more efficient, save money or transform
their supply chain. Approved conference speakers will have the
opportunity to showcase their company’s supply chain success stories, as
well as earn a complimentary registration pass to the conference. JDA is
accepting proposals on a wide range of topics such as executive-level
strategies, practical implementations, industry best practices and
trends. Submissions must be received by February 28, 2019. Learn
more and apply here!
Registration for ICON 2019 is now
open. Take advantage of the early bird rate of $1,495 now through
March 8. Standard rates begin March 9 at $1,795 through May 6, with
onsite registration costs of $1,995 from May 7-10. With more than 250
sessions, 100 plus customer presentations, and over 50 ecosystem
partners all focused on showcasing AI and ML at work, ICON 2019 is the
must-attend event of the year!
JDA CEO Girish Rishi discuss why ICON as the conference name and
now to attend ICON 2019!
for complimentary attendance to DEVCON 2019!
Explore details on ICON
keynote speakers here!
About JDA Software, Inc.
JDA Software is the proven leader in artificial intelligence and machine
learning (AI/ML)-driven supply chain and retail solutions for 4,000 of
the world’s leading retail, manufacturing and logistics companies. JDA
enables an Autonomous Supply ChainTM by connecting its
cognitive SaaS solutions from end-to-end – across planning, execution
and delivery – with a broad partner ecosystem, empowering customers to
better predict and shape demand, transform their product delivery and
deliver outstanding customer experiences. JDA’s world-class client
brands include 75 of the top 100 retailers, 77 of the top 100 consumer
goods companies, and 8 of the top 10 global 3PLs. Running JDA, you
can plan to deliver. www.jda.com
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