It is almost time for Retail Summit II in Portland! We are greatly looking forward to this event and seeing all of you there! There is a full day planned as well as an evening social filled with colleagues and friends alike.
We want to hear your thoughts and opinions on this subject… Remember, everything is on the table here, it all counts! There are still a few spaces available, so please join us!
Way back in the old days of EDI (and there are a few here on EDI-L that were actually there), many people from many industries and skill sets came together to create standards at X12. Those standards were created from scratch. There was no ubiquitous internet, no XML or JSON or anything really. Just 300 baud modems and very, very expensive communication lines. From nothing, these people created a lasting standard.
Perfect? No. Excellent? Most certainly! Decades later these standards continue to be a key component of B2B eCommerce.
Retail Summit II is reigniting that fire to create the next generation of standards.
But understand this very important point: X12 does not make standards!
Again, I want you to understand this: X12 does not make standards
X12 is a space where YOU and other industry stakeholders come together, collaborate and create standards
This is where Retailers, Suppliers, Shippers, Distributors, 3PL Operators, Software Developers, Consultants, Service Providers, Network Providers – EVERYONE – comes together and envisions and invents the future. This is where magic happens.
Bring your business need, your technical acumen, your insight. Whatever your special sauce is, come add it to the recipe.
Everything is on the table – web services, JSON, XML and more – it all counts. We have such great tools to work with and now is the time to design the future with them.
To that end, I personally have worked hard to carve out a new space at X12 – one that is not tied to the legacy ISA formats nor the long drawn out process. We have a whole new part of X12 that can draw from that past success, learn from the failures and interject it with your experience. Retail Summit II needs you.
YOU NEED TO ENGAGE IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF EDI
Please come join me in Portland on January 23 for Retail Summit II. I look forward to seeing you there!
After the great success of this past Retail Summit, we are so pleased to be in the planning process of the next event, Retail Summit II! Please join us in Portland, Oregon on January 23, 2018… this will be a great way to kick off the new year!
We are planning a fantastic event so stay tuned for all the new and exciting details to come. You will be able to reserve your rooms using the link below. Be sure to plan your stay now for this exciting event!
We had an amazing session at the inaugural Retailer Summit in September at the X12 Trimester Meeting in Pittsburgh.
The discussions and input from all those who attended was amazing.
In the morning session we discussed the current state of X12 and Retail, including AS2 best practices, VAN interconnect issues, web service standardization and more.
Loren Data hosted lunch for everyone, and Jim Taylor, Chairman of the Board of X12, shared his thoughts on the future of X12.
In the afternoon, Anthony D’Angelo led the discussion around topics of interest to the future of X12 and Retail. Omni Channel challenges, Catalogs/Product synchronization and Blockchain were some of the topics included in the session.
Afterwords, Loren Data hosted one of its world renowned socials in a spacious hospitality room at the Westin.
As a result of Retailer Summit, X12 is establishing a whole new subcommittee under a new arm of X12 called Retail RSC. RSC X12 is a new counterpart to ASC X12, established to address new issues, new technologies and modern best practices. Retail RSC is an organization that you will definitely want to be part of. More information coming very soon.
Making sure our name reflects the entire retail process, we are now Retail Summit and Retail Summit II is a go at the X12 Trimester meeting in Portland, Oregon on January 23, 2018. Additionally, we will be rolling out Retail RSC and you do want to be a founder.
As per Loren Data reputation, we are planning a great evening of fun and camaraderie after the event, so plan to stay and enjoy yourself!
Please register for Retail Summit II below, and let us know how you will be attending. (We are hoping to offer a virtual option for those of you who might not be able to attend in person.)
There is a hint of fall in the air, and we are just 2 weeks away from the Retailer Summit, taking place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 during X12’s Fall Standing Meeting at Pittsburgh’s Westin Convention Center
In a constantly evolving retail landscape, the Retailer Summit will be an opportunity for retailers, vendors, service providers and software providers to come together and discuss how X12 impacts the retail industry’s current electronic interchange of information in the supply chain, and new technology opportunities for tomorrow.
We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh at the Retailer Summit!
“I just wanted to share a couple of thoughts about the upcoming Retailer Summit in Pittsburgh.
X12 and the retail sector have been intimately linked since the inception of X12 over 30 years ago. Since then, TRILLIONS of transactions have been facilitated by these standards.
X12 is not a think-tank that comes up with ideas and passes them down to the industry from an ivory tower. X12 is a collaborative environment where industry and stakeholders come together at the same table, work through issues, problems and needs, creating standards that are viable throughout the retail industry. That’s the power of X12.
Please join us at the Retailer Summit to learn more about the potential of X12 to help empower retailers now and in the future. ”
Loren Data, in collaboration with X12, is hosting a Retailer Summit; taking place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 during X12’s Fall Meeting at Pittsburgh’s Westin Convention Center.
We’re just under a month away from the summit, which will focus on the retail industry’s electronic interchange of business transactions in the supply chain, from manufacturing to customer delivery.
The day will include guided round table discussions of today’s challenges; how X12 can provide guidance and support, as well as discussing future opportunities, including real-time communications, web services and other topics.
If you are a retailer, vendor, service provider or software company, please join us for an engaging and thought provoking day.
For everyone in the U.S., we wish you a safe and happy Labor Day holiday, and we look forward to seeing you at the Retailer Summit!