051 AI, Marketplaces and Millennials: Handling Distribution Disruption
Presenter: Ian Heller
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 1:00-4:30 pm
Level of Complexity: Advanced
Course Description: We’ll investigate three, interrelated, macro trends that are fundamentally transforming the distribution marketplace, learn how they will affect individual firms, and explore how industry leaders should respond: The Rise of Millennials; The Rise of Artificial Intelligence; and The Rise of Marketplaces.
- Explore how marketplaces make money
- Explain how risks evolve over time
- Properly frame tough strategic decisions in a new competitive environment
Ian has been the President and COO of Modern Distribution Management since 2017. For more than 50 years, MDM has been a source of thought leadership, news and data for the wholesale distribution industry.
Previously, Ian served in executive roles in e-commerce and marketing at HD Supply - Construction and Industrial, Corporate Express, Newark Electronics, GE Capital Rail and Grainger. Ian was also the founder and Senior Partner at Real Results Marketing.
Ian holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Tim Horan, Steve Deist
This book, by Tim Horan and Steve Deist, offers a practical but powerful approach for taking your sales force to the next level. It includes key concepts, practical ideas, and real-world stories taken from the front lines of wholesale distribution. This book will give you the essential leadership skills to keep your career and your business moving ahead and performing at higher levels.