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JDA FOCUS 2018 to Showcase Supply Chain and Retail Transformations That Push the Digital Edge


Event highlights include keynotes from L.L.Bean, HEINEKEN, and famed
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly; over 100 customer success stories and a
focus on leading women in supply chain

Software, Inc.
, today announced its agenda for its award-winning JDA
FOCUS 2018
conference in Orlando May 6-9 at the Orlando World Center
Marriott. JDA FOCUS 2018 will be the biggest and best global supply
chain conference of the year, bringing together more than 2,000 retail,
manufacturing and logistics professionals to network, share best
practices and hear real-world use cases from industry leaders who are
delivering impressive results using JDA's innovative solutions. JDA
FOCUS 2018 includes a special performance by the chart-topping band Fitz
& The Tantrums at Universal Studios Orlando, and will highlight winners
of JDA's annual Real
Results Awards
competition for outstanding ROI and success using
JDA's solutions. JDA FOCUS 2018 has a record 50
global sponsors
including platinum sponsors Accelogix, FourKites and
Honeywell, which is a testament to the vitality and depth and breadth of
JDA's alliance ecosystem.

"JDA FOCUS 2018 will bring together thousands of leading supply chain
and retail practitioners from around the globe to learn from each other
about how they have reinvented their businesses for the digital age
using JDA, while creating a seamless customer experience across every
channel," said Kevin Iaquinto, chief marketing officer, JDA. "We are
proud to have a huge number of leading brands speaking at our
conference, including ConAgra, L.L.Bean, HEINEKEN, PepsiCo and
Walgreens, and look forward to sharing our innovative vision for the
next generation supply chain, which will uniquely capture intelligent
edge technology opportunities to meet the challenges of today's
digital-or-die environment."

The theme for JDA FOCUS 2018, "Expectations Fulfilled," will demonstrate
how JDA helps companies transform their supply chains to create a
seamless experience for customers across every channel, leveraging
cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), advanced analytics and machine
learning. With more than 225 sessions – including more than 100
customer-led sessions – JDA FOCUS 2018 is unique in its size and scope
and the opportunities presented to conference attendees to learn best
practices in harnessing the power of the intelligent edge in addressing
planning, logistics and execution challenges across the value chain.
More than 70 Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings also give customers
the opportunity to provide input on product direction and meet with
individual product directors to exchange ideas and ask questions on the
products they use.

JDA FOCUS 2018 features world-class keynote speakers including
L.L.Bean, HEINEKEN and NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly

JDA is proud to announce its lineup
of speakers
for JDA FOCUS 2018, which include:

  • Stephen Smith, President and CEO, L.L.Bean: Stephen Smith began
    his career in 1992 at J. Walter Thompson in New York City. He moved to
    Maine in 1997 and rose to become the Vice President of Sales and
    Marketing for Resort Sports Network. In 2002, he began his retail
    career at Hannaford Supermarket, and this launched nine years at the
    Delhaize Group, where he gained experience in merchandising,
    commercial planning, marketing and customer relationship management in
    the U.S. and Belgium.
  • Johan Smits, Director Global Planning, HEINEKEN: Johan Smits
    started his career working with a Strategy and Change Management
    consultancy, focused on supply chain transformations in FMGC. After
    that, he held various senior operational supply chain roles in the
    Dutch and International Export organization, also managing the
    end-to-end supply chain and planning/S&OP. Since 2011, he has been
    responsible for HEINEKEN's global S&OP expansion and became the senior
    manager for Global Planning, part of the Global Customer Service and
    Logistics leadership team. Moving from S&OP to IBP is fundamentally
    changing the way HEINEKEN plans their business and helps them to get a
    grasp on complexity and volatility.
  • Scott Kelly, History-Making U.S. Astronaut and Retired U.S. Navy
    : Captain Scott Kelly's epic Year in Space (a record)
    solidified his status as one of the greatest pioneers in history. Now,
    in his acclaimed speech appearances, he brings audiences to the edge
    of their seats with transcendent insights that inspire and challenge
    them to dream big, test the status quo, and "choose to do the hard
  • Mike Walsh, 21st Century Business Designer and CEO of Tomorrow:
    Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing
    companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in
    the current era of disruptive technological change. A true global
    nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching
    trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the
    future of business.
  • Heather Sheehan, Executive Director, AWESOME: Heather Sheehan
    is Executive Director of AWESOME, the senior executive supply chain
    women's network, and owner of consulting firm Crispy Concepts LLC. She
    is the former co-chief procurement officer for Danaher Corporation.
    Heather has over 30 years' experience in manufacturing and
    transportation and also held leadership positions with Honeywell,
    Union Pacific and NCR. She is on the board of AWESOME and is past
    Chair of the Board of Directors of CSCMP.
  • Suzanne Toepfer, Director of Merchandise Systems, Chico's FAS, and
    JDA Users Group President
    : Suzanne Toepfer has been with Chico's
    FAS for eight years and guides the enterprise systems responsible for
    merchandising, allocation, and merchandise planning across stores,
    e-commerce and outlet channels. She is also the JDA Users Group
    President. Chico's FAS is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of
    women's private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing,
    intimates and complementary accessories.
  • Girish Rishi, Chief Executive Officer, JDA: Girish Rishi will
    speak on the topic of "Exceeding Customer Expectations with a Digital
    Supply Chain." As CEO, he leverages his background in product
    development and go-to-market across a number of leading companies
    including at Symbol Technologies, where he led the company's EMEA
    operations, at Motorola, where he led the Enterprise division, and at
    Tyco International, where he was responsible for the company's retail
    solutions business and the North America services business.
  • Desikan Madhavanur, Executive Vice President and Chief Development
    Officer, JDA
    : Desikan Madhavanur will speak on the topic of
    "The Cognitive, Connected and Cloud Ready JDA Solution Vision." At
    JDA, he is responsible for the company's product solution strategy,
    with a charter to invest in and develop JDA's current market-leading
    solutions in the areas of planning, execution and retail while
    harnessing the collective power of cloud, IoT, analytics and big data
    to bring new solutions to market that deliver real-time, actionable
    insights and customer value.

JDA FOCUS 2018 highlights leading women in supply chain

will serve as the host sponsor
for the AWESOME
2018 Supply Chain Symposium
, May 9-11, an invitation-only event for
senior-level women in supply chain that will immediately follow JDA
FOCUS 2018. This is JDA's first time as host sponsor of the Symposium,
previously serving as a sponsor in 2015 and 2017. AWESOME is the leading
women's group in supply chain, and its Symposium has over 300 senior
attendees who will discuss best practices for leading with impact,
leadership amid technological change and more. JDA FOCUS 2018 will also
feature a Women in Supply Chain networking breakfast on Wednesday, May
9, entitled "Secret Formula for Growth" featuring Lisa Fey, motivational
speaker and former sales and marketing leader at The Coca-Cola Company.
She will share secrets to accelerating growth - personally and
professionally - for herself, her company and her customers in this
engaging session.

JDA FOCUS 2018 showcases innovations in a digitally-driven world

This year's Innovation Zone/Expo Hall will showcase how JDA and its
partners are pushing the edge in supply chain innovation. Across the
Innovation Zone, JDA will feature hands-on interactive product
demonstrations, leveraging the latest IoT, augmented and virtual
reality, RFID, and social, news, events and weather (SNEW) technologies.

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About JDA Software, Inc.

JDA Software is the leading supply chain software provider powering
today's digital transformations. We help companies optimize delivery to
customers by enabling them to predict and shape demand, fulfill faster
and more intelligently, and improve customer experiences and loyalty.
More than 4,000 global customers use our unmatched end-to-end software
and SaaS solutions to unify and shorten their supply chains, increase
speed of execution, and profitably deliver to their customers. Our
world-class client roster includes 76 of the top 100 retailers, 77 of
the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 8 of the top 10 global 3PLs.
Running JDA, you can plan to deliver.

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