B2B Online

May 08 - 10, 2017

Chicago Renaissance Downtown

Contact Us: 888-482-6012

 Gary Niemand
Gary Niemand Senior VP IT Hisco
Gary has over 25 years experience within the industrial distribution industry, always with a B2B focus.  He has divided his career between the IT function and other business areas such as Procurement and Sales Operations, giving him a broad range of experience.  Currently Gary is the Senior VP of IT as well as being on the executive leadership team for Hisco, a specialty distributor with a primary focus in the electronics assembly market.  During his 3 year tenure with Hisco he led the initiative to select, plan, and implement a new website for the company.  Additionally, he led the initiative to migrate an acquisition company simultaneously on to Hisco’s ERP and new web platform.


Day One: Customer Acquisition and Omnichannel

11:10 AM Keynote: Built for B2B – The Digital Commerce Journey and Hisco’s Path to Success`

Digital initiatives such as creating an e-commerce website often uncover broader organizational roadblocks. But building a strong digital team and developing consensus across the company can make the journey smoother for any company.

Day Three: Retention & The Customer Journey

9:10 AM Panel Revolution: Integrating Your ERP System with eCommerce to Build a High Performing and Agile e-Business Experience

One of the biggest struggles B2B companies face when trying to update their platforms is how to integrate them with already existing legacy systems.  An ERP system is the backbone of a company’s infrastructure, yet many are too old to fit seamlessly into the latest eCommerce platform.  They require customization, patience and a little bit of elbow grease.

•    Understanding the headaches of the slow-performing and inflexible ERP platform
•    Creating an integrated system that is built for global scaling
•    Evaluating the benefits of de-coupling your ERP system from your e-commerce platform
•    Integrating new technologies and tools to better serve your ERP system