TUG CONNECTS 20/20
Hilton Anatole

On March 8-11, 2020 TheUserGroup.org will again bring users of Infor SX.e,  CloudSuite, FACTS and A+ platforms together for critical training, relevant user and industry presentations along with valuable networking for TUG Connects 20/20, TUG's annual user conference.

Join TUG for four days at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas for expert-led educational breakout sessions for every level of user, round-table discussions for topics of your choosing, and most importantly, the networking opportunities you need to form valuable knowledge connections throughout the year. The conference will also feature a Solutions Center of product and service providers with solutions to enhance your business operations and add to your bottom line.

Past attendees agree that TUG Connects is the most valuable industry event they attend all year.

Plan to join us and find out why.

Agenda
7:00 AM - 7:20 AM
7:00 AM - 7:20 AM
TUG presenters are required to attend at least one safety briefing.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All TUG Member Network Leaders and Presenters are welcome to join this session, providing Leadership Development and Presentation Skills training.
6:45 AM - 7:00 PM
6:45 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM
7:00 AM
7:00 AM - 7:20 AM
7:00 AM - 7:20 AM
TUG presenters are required to attend at least one safety briefing.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
First-time attendees, join this welcome session to meet the TUG board and network leaders and get some tips on how to make the most of your time at TUG Connects.
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Agenda focused on improving business processes through the advanced use of technology, for SX.e / WebUI / CloudSuite users
Agenda focused on topics related to Electrical Distribution
Agenda focused on topics related to Infor WebUI and CloudSuite
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Agenda focused on eCommerce strategies and solutions, including Infor Storefront - open to all users
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Agenda focused on WMS features and functionality, for all users running Infor TWL or any other third-party WMS
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Join with other A+ attendees for discussions common to all users
A+
Open meeting for all FACTS users
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Agenda focused on purchasing and inventory management for SX.e / WebUI / CloudSuite users
Agenda focused on Infor's Field Service module, for SX.e / WebUI / CloudSuite users
Agenda focused on Plumbing, Heating and A/C distribution, for users of SX.e / WebUI / CloudSuite
Agenda focused on all things Pricing, for SX.e / WebUI / CloudSuite users
Agenda focused on technical topics related to SX.e / WebUI / CloudSuite
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Join us for drinks and light hors d'oeuvres in the Distribution Solutions Center and spend some time networking and getting to know our sponsors.
6:45 AM - 7:00 PM
6:45 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:20 AM
7:00 AM - 7:20 AM
TUG presenters are required to attend at least one safety briefing.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Dedicated time for the Distribution Solutions Center
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Keynote presented by Nick Tasler (www.nicktasler.com)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open access to the Distribution Solutions Center throughout the afternoon
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Join us for drinks and light hors d'oeuvres in the Distribution Solutions Center and spend some time networking and getting to know our sponsors.
6:45 AM - 7:00 PM
6:45 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Dedicated time for the Distribution Solutions Center
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Keynote presented by Infor CEO Kevin Samuelson and Infor Director of Industry and Solution Strategy Kelly Squizzero
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open access to the Distribution Solutions Center throughout the afternoon
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us on the Anatole's Event Lawn for an evening of food, drink and entertainment not to be missed.
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Birds-of-a-Feather Networking Breakfast
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
Speakers
Znode
EasyAsk Technologies
President
SDSI UnForm
Allen is the primary developer of UnForm and CirrusPrint, two products used by many Infor customers for print management, document management, and cloud printing.
Chief Technology Officer
Expertek Systems, Inc.
Andrew has overall responsibility for Expertek’s technology operations, including leadership of all software development and engineering of private cloud services.
Founder
ASW
With more than 10 years of experience leading software implementations, operational audits, and process redevelopment, Andrew is a highly respected thought leader in the industry.
Senior Product Manager
Infor
Product Manager of CloudSuite Field Service (CSFS) and Project Job Management (PJM) in addition to being a contributing memeber of both the CloudSuite Distribution (CSD) and CloudSuite Industrial (CSI) Product Management teams.
Production Services Management Inc.
Sr. Business Consultant
NSA Professional Services
NSA is an a Channel and Alliance partner for Infor customers across North America. We implement SX.e Distribution and related products, manage projects, customize solutions, provide training and support.
Business Analyst
First Supply
Training and Process Improvement Specialist with decades of experience in Learning, Manufacturing and Warehouse Management.
Executive VP
Irr Supply Centers, Inc.
Have worked for Irr Supply for 30 years in various management roles. Prior to Irr, was a VP at Ward, Beals & McCarthy, an industrial distributor. Have been on SXe and it's previous versions since 1992.
Solution Consultant
Infor
Tridex Systems
Software Consultant
Director of Information Technology
First Supply LLC
Information Technology professional with over 18 years of experience with Infor products.
Purchasing
SMC/Southern Supply
Purchasing for electrical, automation, data, and safety
Brent Grover & Co.
President
Management Concepts
Infor Partner working with SXe and Distribution since 1999
Consultant
ASW
Reinders
Director of Global Accounts
NSA
NSA is both a channel and alliance partner of Infor's. We support and implement Infor Distribution Solutions for users across North America.
VP Product Managment
Infor
I am passionate about solving challenging problems and delivering on big ideas for my Distribution Customers wanting to differentiate in their industry.
Preferred Pump & Equipment
Drillmex Inc.
Central Data
Rhyhtm for Commerce Product Manager
Infor
Working within the Product Management organization supporting digital products for Infor's Rhythm platform, a comprehensive Cloud-based eCommerce engagement platform.
SR. Business Consultant
NSA
EasyAsk Technologies
President
Channel Software
Curt is the President of Channel Software Corporation, a software and services company addressing today’s diverse b2b eCommerce requirements of the channel sales industry.
Reinders
Principal Solutions Engineer
Progress Software, Inc.
Dan is a solutions engineer with Progress Software.
Pricing Manager
IAC Supply Solutions
Chief Technology Officer
Central Data
Serving as the primary product specialist for Central Data, Daryl's is the expert in SX.e / CSD as well as working with Infor on product direction.
IT Applications Supervisor
First Supply LLC
David Garcia has been working with WEBUI/CSD as a technical resourse and lead member of the Applications team at First Supply LLC since 2016.
Futurist
Director of IT
3E
IT Manager for 3E - Electrical Engineering & Equipment Co. a Division of CED.
CIO
Distributors Corporation of America
DCA is a holding company that owns three hard goods distributors based in the Mid-South. As the CIO for DCA, it is my responsibility to bring technology and business processes that will allow for growth, efficiency and reduced cost.
Vice President Sales
Enlighten.Net, Inc.
Director of Sales & Training
MaxRecall Technologies, Inc
Aktion Associates
Chief Product Strategist
MITS
Logistics Manager
Kerr Controls Ltd.
Grant W. Howard Co.
SPARXiQ
Product Manager
Infor
Senior Business Consultant
Central Data
President
Marlo Beauty Supply / www.marlobeauty.com
B2B distribution company servicing the salon and spa industry.
WebPresented
Central Data
Chief Conversation Officer
Working Conversations
Professor-at-large, teaching people how to create extraordinary experiences with their clients, colleagues and all the other humans in their lives.
Director, Development - Testing as a Service
Infor
Senior Business Consultant
Infor
Jeremiah is a Senior Business Consultant with the Infor Distribution Group with over 25 years working with Infor Distribution Customers.
President, Co-Founder
Enlighten.Net, Inc.
Project Manager
Southern Supply
CEO
Rice Industries
Sr. Technology Specialist
Tridex
30 year veteran of working with Distribution SX.e software and related third-party solutions.
President
JLM Wholesale, Inc.
Wholesale distributor of commercial door hardware and access control products.
President
Meeting U
James Spellos is the President of Meeting U., a company specializing in helping people become more productive and comfortable with technology.
Director
CenPOS
ERP Manager
RW Gibson Consulting
Phocas Software
Insite Software
Sr. Director, Software Development
Infor
VP of Client Experience
Central Data
Distribution Business Consultant
VP, Professional Services
NSA Professional Services
NSA is a Channel and Alliance partner for Infor customers across North America. We implement Infor SX.e Distribution and related products, manage projects, customize solutions, provide training and support.
PathGuide Technologies
Expertek Systems
Manager Functional Consulting - Distribution
Infor
Manager of the Functional Consultants within Distribution at Infor for the Distribution SX.e and CSD Teams.
CEO
Infor
Purchasing Agent
Kerr Controls LTD (HVAC/R wholesale Distributor)
Infor SX.e User V.11 GUI Purchasing agent - wholesale distribution for the past 7 years. Purchaser in a lean manufacturing environment for 10 years prior to that.
IT Manager
Vesco Oil Corporation
Over 25 years in IT Management. Navy Veteran who served in the first Gulf war and in Mogadishu, Africa. Took on computers as a hobby and turned it into a successful career managing IT departments across the United States.
EHS Consultant
ASW
Lauren is an Environmental, Health, & Safety Consultant with 10+ years of experience in policy development, regulatory compliance, and project management for health, safety, & sustainability initiatives.
National Manager, IT Business Process & Development
Spicers Canada ULC
I have worked on A+ since 2006. Responsible for liaising with business regarding all A+ processes for development, assessment, specing and approval of Mods and fixes along with managing the Servicedesk for both our companies.
Consultant
Infor
Business Consultant for Epicor's SX.e/CloudSuite Distribution product. As an accountant and former Controller my expertise is with training and consulting on the financial portions of the system.
Group IT Director
Hayley Group Ltd
President
Tridex
ERP Administrator
Southern Supply/SMC
Mel Church is the network leader for TUG's WEBUI/CSD group and has been working with WEBUI since 2017 as ERP Administrator at Southern Supply Company.
Practice Manager, Cloud and Managed Services
Aktion Associates
Manager, Solution Consulting
Infor
VP, Business Solutions
SPARXiQ
Murthy Vanapalli is Vice President of Business Solutions where he leads the architecture, development and operation of the company’s infrastructure, platforms, services and applications.
CEO, Organizational Psychologist, Author & Speaker
Decision Pulse
Nick Tasler is an organizational psychologist, author and speaker who travels the world helping teams and leaders adapt to change, strategically and decisively.
MS Office/Presentation Skills trainer
ETI Training Institute
Nick is passionate about teaching users how to get the most out of Microsoft Excel.
Sales Executive
UnForm
A+ Practice Manager
Aktion Associates
A+ lead person at Aktion Assocaites
Sales Engineer
Sequoia Systems
Pre sales engineer at Sequoia Group.
Sr. Solutions Consultant
Infor
Member of Infor's Distribution Solutions Consulting Team for CloudSuite Distribution and related applications.
Senior Technical Consultant
NSA Professional Services
NSA is a Channel and Alliance partner for Infor customers across North America. We implement Infor SX.e Distribution and related products, manage projects, customize solutions, provide training and support.
EasyAsk Technologies
CIO
Reinders
VP Purchasing & IT
Quality Pool Supply
Purchasing and technology executive and current Advanced Inventory Management (AIM) network group leader.
Marketing Director
ASW
Heading up the Marketing Department at ASW Sara uses her array of knowledge and non-traditional background to further expand ASW.
Head of Sales
Central Data
Seasoned technology and advertising executive with 15+ years experience in Digital transformation and ERP software.
Director of Information Technology
Lewis Paper
A Distribution ERP User since 1993, Shari Necheles has held various positions within her career at Lewis Paper. Lewis is a leading distributor offering quality paper, packaging, office, wide format, breakroom, and cleaning supplies.
ERP Manager
Gypsum Management & Supply
Managing multiple companies across multiple servers
Project Manager SMB Hub - Distribution
Infor
I am a Technical Project Manager with over 25 years of distribution experience. I specialize in business operation requirements, documentation, system efficiency and training
VP Marketing and Technology
Midwest Wheel Companies
Responsible for the product marketing and information technology systems for Midwest Wheel's Locations.
Aktion Associates
Sr Director of Support Operation
Infor
The R.M. Wright Company
Expertek Systems
Vice President - IT
Foundation Building Materials
Earnest & Associates
Infor
Global Alliance Manager (IBM and Infor)
IBM
Tim is the Worldwide Alliance Manager for Infor, in IBM Systems. In this role, Tim has responsibility for the strategic relationship with Infor leveraging the two companies’ joint value to drive Systems along with the greater IBM product portfolio.
Lead Consultant
ASW
Tony has over 20 years of experience in business management, process improvement, project management, and software implementations.
CEO
Kodaris
Tony Zakula, Former Distribution Business Manager, Accountant, CFO, Consultant, Software Engineer, Silicon Valley veteran, and five years designing and building software for distribution.
Operations Specialist
Northwest Drive Train
Director of Information Systems
American Refrigeration Supplies, Inc.
Sponsors
Conference Venue
LOCATION
Hilton Anatole, 2201 N Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Location: Hilton Anatole, 2201 N Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207