B2B Online 2019

April 29 - May 01, 2019

Chicago Marriott Downtown

Ales Drabek


Chief Digital & Disruption Officer
Conrad Electronics SE

Day One: Capitalizing on Growth Through Digital Innovation


2:00 PM B2B Manufacturer Campfire Chat

Relax by the “fire” and hear from an eCommerce executive in manufacturing about a success and a failure learning opportunity. Then in an open, distributor only discussion, share your story, ask questions of your peers and walk away with a few new takeaways to implement on your return.

Limited to 20 manufacturer executives, first-come, first-served. 

Topic: Implementing CPQ, Lessons Learned and Next Steps

2:35 PM B2B Distributor Campfire Chat

Relax by the “fire” and hear from an eCommerce executive in manufacturing about a success and a failure learning opportunity. Then in an open, manufacturer only discussion, share your story, ask questions of your peers and walk away with a few new takeaways to implement on your return.

Limited to 20 manufacturer executives, first-come, first-served.

Leveraging B2C Principles in a B2B Environment

4:10 PM Case Study Remix: Building a Marketplace to Capitalize on Growth

Reviewing the industry landscape, Ales Drabek, Chief Digital & Disruption Officer, Conrad Electronic SE recognized that Germany is the second biggest market for Amazon, while Alibaba plans to launch their platform in Europe soon. He and his team realized the timing was critical to create a platform strategy to be able to offer B2B customers a one-stop shopping experience for all technical products. Hear Ales Drabek share the story of transforming a 95 year old retailer and distributor into a platform company that leverages service and the IoT platform to offer customers innovative solutions to meet their needs.
  •  Reviewing lessons learned from the development of multiple B2B platforms 
  • B2B Product Marketplace for technical orientated customers 
  • B2C services marketplace as test for B2B services platform launch
  • IoT B2B services platform for connected devices
  • Activating marketing, fulfillment and customer service to deliver on marketplace growth 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Ales.

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