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Ben Hanson

Senior Analyst, WhichPLM

Ben Hanson is a senior analyst, writer, and presenter who’s specialised in enterprise and emerging technologies for fashion and retail for more than a decade.

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After analysing and writing about fashion technology for a decade, I'm excited to see real digital transformation taking shape!

Session Track: Retail

Wednesday, June 12 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 107ABC

RE3138P - Unlock the Value of Digital Product Creation with Seamless Integration of 3D Design Tools and PLM

Bring winning products to market faster by learning from a panel of retail technology executives, industry thought-leaders, 3D practitioners and product development experts who will explore the role of 3D design tools in reducing cycle time, and the additional benefits and business value that can be achieved by integrating 3D tools with PLM.

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Session Track: Retail

Thursday, June 13 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 107ABC

RE3729P - Understanding the Value of PLM Through Return on Investment (ROI) Analysis

Retailers and brands the world over have adopted PLM to help them maintain a competitive edge in a demanding, digital market. Cost savings, improved speed to market, better collaboration, supply chain connectivity and visibility – the benefits are easy to understand. But actually measuring those benefits and the way they change over time can be difficult, making it hard to understand the real Return on Investment (ROI) your PLM project is delivering.

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Session Track: Retail

Tuesday, June 11 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM 107ABC

RE348B - The WhichPLM Report: Insights from the World of PLM and Digital Transformation

For over the past year, WhichPLM have been working closely with brands, retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, technology companies and industry thought-leaders across the globe to bring you the most accurate and comprehensive piece of market analysis across all aspects of the digital value chain. This session presents a unique opportunity to get exclusive insights into the research and to understand where the market opportunities lie now and in the future.

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Session Track: Retail

Thursday, June 13 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 107ABC

RE3144P - The Material Exchange: One Year On and Its Impact on the Apparel & Footwear Industry!

Until the summer of 2018, the process of finding and developing materials had remained largely unchanged, even as the world moved towards managing product lifecycle data as well as designing and developing product in a digital environment. At LiveWorx 2018, The 'Material Exchange' was launched, providing an industry-wide solution for sharing, collaborating, and developing materials (such as leather, textiles and hardware) in a completely digital marketplace. This session will discuss the profound impact the Material Exchange has had on material selection and the broader industry over the past year (since its launch), and will explore what's next for the Material Exchange.

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Session Track: Retail

Wednesday, June 12 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 107ABC

RE3147P - Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform Product Development from Planning to Commercialization!

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become prevalent across customer journeys, supply networks, merchandizing, marketing and commerce. According to IDC, 40% of digital transformation initiatives will be supported by cognitive computing , AI and machine learning capabilities in the next 12 months. Join our panel of experts to learn how to incorporate artificial intelligence into your transformation initiatives, and more specifically how these technologies have the potential to transform your design, development and sourcing processes from planning to commercialization.

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Session Track: Retail

Wednesday, June 12 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 107ABC

RE3145P - Learn How PLM Delivers Value through a Connected, Digital and Sustainable Supply Chain

To meet consumer demand for the latest trends and hottest styles, brands and retailers are challenged to bring products to market at unprecedented speeds – in an era when the supply chain is becoming more global and complex than ever and where transparency is becoming essential. This session will explore the need for supply chain connectivity and will provide real-world practical use cases to demonstrate how brands and retailers can integrate PLM with other leading technologies to digitally ‘join the dots’ in the supply chain to open up new opportunities, unlock additional value, improve sustainability and reduce time to market.

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Session Track: Retail

Wednesday, June 12 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 107ABC

RE3152P - Meeting The Demands of Future-focused Brands and Consumers With the 'Brand-to-Factory' or ‘B2F’ Initiative

In today's hyper-competitive retail industry, speed, innovation and data-driven insights are crucial for staying ahead of the game. Attend this session and discover how a new level of integration between brands and their strategic factories can serve to broaden the reach of PLM into the world of manufacturing to improve operational efficiencies and deliver key insights to drive better business decisions. If you’re a vertical manufacturer brand, or a brand that relies heavily on the efficiency of your partner factories to bring products to market, and would like to understand how B2F and extended PLM support ‘in factory’ is being applied, then this is a must-attend session for you!

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Session Track: Retail

Tuesday, June 11 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 107ABC

RE404B - Welcome Address: Capitalize on Digital Transformation Through Products, Processes and People!

Join Bill Brewster (PTC) and Ben Hanson (WhichPLM) as they welcome you to three days of collaboration, best practices, and peer-to-peer learning. In this session you will discover how the hottest brands and leading retailers are leveraging best-in-class innovations to overcome today's market pressures and succeed in a digital era. You will also learn how our Retail Business Unit is supporting companies to drive competitiveness, innovation and accelerated operations in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

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