How will I access the sessions?

You will attend the sessions, meet our partners and gain access to valuable resources in our online conference center.

Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes. the sessions will be recorded and available for free for a limited time. 

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Digital Transformation Connect is a private invitation-only virtual event customized for senior digital transformation leaders in B2B manufacturing and distribution.

During crisis comes opportunity. The mission of Digital Transformation Connect is to provide an interactive, high-level platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices and timely perspectives during these turbulent times.

See someone on our attendee list you want to meet? Mutually matched and pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with your prospects and peers make it easy to advance business. No more fruitless conversation. No more tradeshows.

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue amongst participants. Engage in in-depth discussions about how to pivot your business, navigate eCommerce & digital strategy through the pandemic and prep for a “new normal”.

Meet the most senior-level executives in an intimate and interactive environment.

The Invite-Only Forum For Senior Digital Transformation Leaders From B2B Manufacturers And Distributors

June 29-30, 2020

Leveraging Digital To Ensure Business Continuity And Futureproof Your Business

Exclusive Content. Zero Cost. Zero Travel.

The Digital Transformation Connect Virtual Event is an online forum mirroring our in-person Connect events. We’re bringing you exclusive knowledge from top-notch industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Here's what you get when you attend:

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Meetings

Executive-Level Content

Exclusive Networking

Agenda At A Glance

Welcome Remarks

Panel Discussion: Turbo-Charging Your Digital Transformation to Capitalize on eCommerce Sales
Sunny Sanyal, Vice President, Marketing, Hyster-Yale Group
Emily Arthurs, Director of Marketing, Talking Rai

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12:55 - 1:00pm ET

1:00 - 1:30pm ET

1:30 - 2:00pm ET

Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned During COVID-19, Ensuring Business Continuity During Crisis
Anthony Garetto, Senior Director, Digital Transformation, Leica Microsystems
Taruna Upadhyaya, Chief, Operations & Strategy - Global Wireline Business, Sprint
Patrick O’Connell, Head of Marketing & Communications, Americas, KONE Corporation

2:00 - 2:15pm ET

12:55 - 1:00pm ET

1:00 - 1:30pm ET

Fireside Chat: Sprinting Into Digital, Transforming Inside and Out
Josh Schoonmaker, Director, Digital Solutions, Consolidated Supply

Panel Discussion: The Role of Data in Digital Enablement and Business Pivots
Corrie Freudenstein, Head of Marketing, Leybold
Jonathan Toler, Head of Product & Innovation, Kloeckner Metals

Welcome Remarks and Day 1 Recap

1:30 - 2:00pm ET

CIO Fireside Chat: Mitigating Risk in a More Digitized Future
Ajay Kamble, Chief Information Officer, Turtle & Hughes

2:15 - 2:45pm ET

Out of Industry Fireside Chat: Utilizing Technology as a Force Multiplier to Increase Patient Flow
Nicholas Morse, Chief Marketing Officer, Arete Surgical Center

2:45 - 3:15pm ET

Day One - June 29, 2020
Leveraging Digital to Drive Growth and Ensure Business Continuity 

Day Two - June 30, 2020
Advancing Digital Transformation to Futureproof Your Business


2:15 - 2:45pm ET

2:45 - 3:15pm ET

Panel Discussion: Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges During Crisis and Planning for a More Agile Future
Jeff Hileman, Senior Director, eCommerce, TestEquity

3:15 - 3:45pm ET

3:15 - 3:45pm ET


2:00 - 2:15pm ET

Panel Discussion: Shift Happens, Digitally Enabling the B2B Sales Force
Taruna Upadhyaya, Chief, Operations & Strategy - Global Wireline Business, Sprint
Nishant Nishant, Vice President, Digital, Avnet
Stacia Garner, Director, Global Digital Marketing and Therapy Development, Edwards Lifesciences

What You'll Learn [Tentative Agenda]

Roundtable Discussions

1. Loyalty & Retention – Understanding What Matters To Your Customers

2. Prioritizing Self-Service Functionality to Drive Sales With Current Customers

3. Understanding How B2B Buyer Behavior is Changing

4. Evolving Your Customer Acquisition Strategies During Crisis 

5. Why Experimentation Should be the Cornerstone of Your Digital Transformation Strategy 

6. Addressing Strategy, Marketing, Targeting & Re-Targeting, Fulfillment & Logistics via Tech & Tools 

7. Accelerating a Personalization Roadmap 

8. Leveraging AI For High-Impact Solutions In Distribution & Manufacturing 

9. Maximizing Online Growth and Connecting Commerce With Everything 

10. How To Make Sure Your B2B eCommerce Platform Makes Money

11. Help People, Don't Just Sell Stuff: Using Search to Create Content Customers Need 

12. Designing A Dynamic Fulfillment Network   

13. Creating Smarter AI-Powered B2B Customer Experiences

14. Increase Web Conversions Fast: Quick Fixes and Customer Insights

15. Using Data to Improve Customer Experience 

16. Promoting PIM Strategy To Engage And Convert Customers 

17. Using Content & Search To Optimize Conversions 

18. Paid Search Paying Off: Balancing Budgets And Reach

19. Proactive Strategies to Prepare for the Future of eCommerce

20. Determining the Right B2B Marketplace Strategy For Your Business

Additional Topics May Include:

3:45pm ET

End of Day One

Roundtable Discussions

1. Deriving ROI From The Digital Transformation Journey
Jim Lillig, Director, Digital Marketing, Remke Industries

2. Leveraging Segmentation and Enhanced Personalization to Support Sales Enablement
Evan Webber, Associate Manager, Digital Innovation, Edwards Lifesciences

Additional Topics May Include: 

3. Balancing Evolution and Revolution: Fine Tuning Your Digital Strategy Post Crisis

4. Mapping the Customer Journey: Using Data To Drive Untapped Customer Needs

5. Digital Transformation Resources & Infrastructure To Facilitate The Journey

6. Preparing Digitally for a Post-Pandemic World

3:45pm ET

End of Event

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Why You Should Listen In

No Cost If You Qualify

Always Accessible Content

No OOO Necessary

Enjoy all the perks of a live event from the comfort of your own home.

If you can't make all of the sessions, no biggie. Everyone registered gets a copy of the on-demand sessions.

All sessions are free of charge for qualifying attendees. This is major value at ZERO cost.

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12:55 - 3:45pm EST

Past Attendees Include:

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Virtual Gossip:


“Great Experience! It was great to make real connections at B2B Connect. I met some smart industry leaders that I can share and learn from.”


“Excellent and well managed conference with a good blend of informative presentations and effective small group networking and roundtable discussions.”

Quan Nguyen 
VP, Marketing

John Grimm
VP of Sales and Marketing


“Short, sweet, and to the point. Low on ‘in-your-face’ branding and high on quality meetings and presentations.”

Margaret Rea
VP of Marketing
Commerce Tools

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Ajay Kamble 
Chief Information Officer
Turtle & Hughes

Sunny Sanyal 
Vice President, Marketing 
Hyster-Yale Group

Taruna Upadhyaya 
Global Strategy and Operations, Wireline BU


Get Inspired By Our Speakers:

Josh Schoonmaker
Director, Digital Solutions
Consolidated Supply

Emily Arthurs
Director of Marketing
Talking Rain

Jeff Hileman
Senior Director, eCommerce

Nicholas Morse
Chief Marketing Officer
Arete Surgical Center

Jim Lillig
Director, Digital Marketing
Remke Industries

Nishant Nishant
Vice President, Digital

Corrie Freudenstein
Head of Marketing

Jonathan Toler
Head of Product & Innovation
Kloeckner Metals

Patrick O’Connell
Head of Marketing & Communications, Americas
KONE Corporation

Anthony Garetto
Senior Director, Digital Transformation
Leica Microsystems

Stacia Garner
Global Marketing Director, Digital Marketing
Edwards Lifesciences

Evan Webber
Associate Manager, Digital Innovation
Edwards Lifesciences