Tacton Smart Commerce Summit 2021: What to Expect

Are you ready to hear how top manufacturers kicked off their digital transformation efforts with Tacton at our Smart Commerce Summit?

Transformation is the talk of the industry as we navigate a new way of working in the past year. That’s why we’re hosting our annual Smart Commerce Online Summit Thursday, May 6, 2021, 15:30 PM – 17:00 PM CET | 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM CDTWe’re talking with some of our partners and customers on hot topics across the manufacturing industry. With all this excitement around the event, we wanted to give you a primer on what we’re talking about and a preview of our guest speakers!

What to expect at the Smart Commerce Summit

We’ve learned a lot of lessons from the last year of new challenges and hurdles. Digital transformation was on the to-do list for many manufacturers but was quickly accelerated. Just how quickly has it accelerated? When we asked manufacturers about the transformation efforts they noted:

Read more in our Survey Results here

With just about 30% of respondents noting that they have accelerated efforts, it’s time to weigh your options for long-term success and sustainability. As one respondent noted, “It is all about customer experience in our industry, we need to make it easy for the next generation of entrepreneurs. We need to create value together with our customers and partners.” With that in mind, we wanted to bring a new panel of guests together to discuss the changes they’ve seen and where they’re heading in 2021 and beyond.

Who are our guests? 

Bo Gyldenvang, CEO, Tacton

Bo Gyldenvang is Tacton’s CEO. Prior to Tacton, he was most recently COO at Software AG Americas, leading enterprise integration and IoT software platform globally. Prior to this, he held management positions at software companies such as BMC Software and HP Software. Bo brings deep global enterprise software and services experience to Tacton leading our next growth phase.

Thomas Wrana, Senior Manager, Accenture

Thomas Wrana is a Senior Manager in our Munich Office in the management consulting division focusing on marketing, sales, and services topics and related digital strategies/implementation. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of industrial equipment, consumer electronics, professional lighting, and the automotive industry, including 7 years of consulting experience developing strategies and processes in CRM and marketing, sales, and pricing. He is a CPQ expert, starting from strategy up to implementation.

Bastian Fietje, Manager of Group Projects & IT, Plus Pack

Bastian Fietje is responsible for group IT and digitalization at Plus Pack, one of Europe’s most innovative food packaging companies. He is responsible for implementing Tacton CPQ, which is a crucial component of Plus Pack’s strategy: to become the preferred partner of customized and sustainable packaging solutions. Bastian has managed a broad range of strategy and digitalization projects within data analytics, Industry 4.0, B2B commerce, and customer relationship management. Both in Plus Pack, but also in many other organizations, as a former management consultant.

Read more here about how Tacton is helping enable sustainability at Plus Pack with CPQ 

Aaron Craig, Global Marketing Director, nVent

Aaron is a driven and results-oriented marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience leading cross-functional teams. He has a strong aptitude for taking a customer-first approach to creating an optimal customer experience from search thru fulfillment. This includes guided selling, Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) initiatives, and alignment of the product offering to customer demands, which ultimately creates a seamless and reliable experience for customers.

 

Sign up for the summit today! 

Ready to sign up? Check out our previous Smart Commerce Summits to see our guests from Volvo, Siemens, Pelco, Intershop and more while you prep for the can’t miss CPQ event of the spring! 

 

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