What is Retail Summit II, you ask?

I’m glad you asked!

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!

Kindest regards,

Todd

Summit Tomorrow!

It is Summer in Fall here in Pittsburgh. If you can join us tomorrow for the premier Retailer Summit, there are still a few seats available.

Hope to see you here.

Todd

Agenda

Here is the agenda for the Retailer Summit sponsored by Loren Data and hosted by X12 at the Trimester Meeting in Pittsburgh on September 26, 2017.

If you want to add to the discussion, please share your ideas by commenting on this blog post!

Retailer Summit

September 26, 2017
Agenda

9:00 – 9:15               Welcome

9:15 – 9:30               Introductions

9:30 – 12:00            Current Issues Facing the Industry
Directed Roundtable Discussions with Todd Gould, CEO, Loren Data Corp.

  • ISA Qualifier/IDs: VAN Routing – Interconnects – Directory Services
  • AS2: Ports & Firewalls – Certificates
  • Testing & Certification
  • Restricted Access to Hubs – Billing Models
  • Other

12:00 – 1:00           Hosted Lunch – Offsite
Jim Taylor, Chairman of the Board of X12, Presenting

1:00 – 3:30              Moving the Industry Forward
Directed Roundtable Discussions with Anthony D’Angelo

  • EDI Next Gen
  • Communications (e.g. Web Services)
  • Omni-Channel (eCommerce) challenges
  • Catalogs/Product Synchronization
  • Blockchain

3:30 – 4:00            Wrap-Up with Next Steps

6:00 – 7:00            Reception in Loren Data Hospitality Suite

7:00 –                       Group Dinner (not hosted)

 

 

Welcome!

Loren Data and X12 are excited to present the premier Retailer Summit at the X12 tri-mester meeting in Pittsburgh on September 26, 2017.

Keep checking this site for more information.

You can register right here to keep informed.