2024 User Conference Agenda

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The Datex User Conference Event Features

Education/Training

Roundtable Discussions

Industry Insights

Showcase of the New Product/Platform

Networking Opportunities

Plenty of Fun and Socialization

Event Schedule

*details may change during planning of this event 

Tuesday: April 23rd, 2024

9:00am-5:00pm

Registration Open

Registration booth will be staffed to assist all attendees with their badges, agendas, and questions.

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Partner Appreciation Happy Hour

 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception

Join the Datex team and our Sponsors for a fun evening of food, drinks and music as we welcome you all to the 2024 Datex WAVELENGTH User Conference.

Wednesday: April 24th, 2024

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration open

Registration booth will be staffed to assist all attendees with their badges, agendas, and questions.

7:00am-8:15am

Breakfast

Join us for breakfast and plan to meet with your peers, Datex team members, and Sponsors.

8:30am-9:00am

Welcome from the CEO

Mike Armanious will be kicking us off for the 2024 Datex WAVELENGTH User Conference with welcoming remarks and an overview of the agenda.

9:00am-9:45am

Keynote Speaker – Mr. Matthew Bertram

Matthew Bertram is the IT Decentralization Practice lead at Future Point of View, specializing in business intelligence, artificial intelligence, strategic planning, and business process automation. He has spent his career at the forefront of data intelligence and automation.

Matthew Bertram
9:45am – 11:00am

Product Spotlight + Roadmap

Overview of Footprint Cloud and Wavelength

Come join Derek Armanious, CTO, as he provides an exciting introduction and preview to the new unified SaaS platform called Wavelength.

Derek Armanious
11:00am – 11:45am

Session: Unwavering Ideas (Roundtable Peer Networking)

Spend time with your peers discussing key and impactful topics such as labor shortages, 3PL trends, e-commerce and more.

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch

Join us for lunch and plan to meet with your peers, Datex team members, and Sponsors.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Product Spotlight/ Demos:

Each rotational 30 minute session is designed to offer you both discussion and product demonstrations.

FootPrint: Legacy and Cloud

    • Discussion of challenges with older, legacy systems and advantages of transitioning to the newest version
    • Introduction of customizable and streamlined features with focus on Inbound Hub, Returns Hub and Labor Management

Wavelength: Connectors/Integrations

    • Showcase components and explain when we use them
    • Discuss the integrations standard approach and the integrations development cycle
    • Showcase integrations and Connector Integration

Wavelength: EDI, Set, Go! EDI in a Wavelength World

    • Watch an EDI integration built from start to UAT in under 30 minutes
    • Preview the tools for monitoring EDI integrations and self-service troubleshootingt

Wavelength: Analytics and Reporting

    • Explore analytics and reporting capabilities, including creating interactive dashboards and widgets to track KPIs and metrics, and building and customizing printable documents
    • Leverage powerful technologies like PowerBI and Mescius for stable and robust solutions to take your business to the next level
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Break

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Navigating the Future: Warehousing and Supply Chain Insights Panel

Join us for an engaging panel discussion led by industry experts and thought leaders as they delve into the latest trends shaping the landscape of warehousing and supply chain. This dynamic session will explore innovative strategies, emerging technologies, and best practices that are revolutionizing the way businesses manage their inventory, streamline operations, and respond to the evolving demands of the market.

Jeff Cashman
John Dieffenbach
Moe Trebuchon
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Happy Hour in Partner Pavilion

Our Sponsors are treating you to a Happy Hour and look forward to spending time with you showcasing their solutions and offerings.

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Break

Take time to relax, make some calls, workout, visit and meet with Datex team members and our Sponsors before the evening’s dinner.

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Customer Appreciation Party

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

User Group/Exec Dinner By Invitation Only

Thursday: April 25th, 2024

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Open

Registration booth will be staffed to assist all attendees with their badges, agendas, and questions.

7:00am – 8:15am

Breakfast

Join us for breakfast and plan to meet with your peers, Datex team members, and Sponsors.

8:30am -9:00am

Previous Day Recap

Join everyone as Mike Armanious, CEO, gives us a look back at the highlights, key messages, feedback and discussions from the previous day.

9:00 am – 9:45 am

How Warehouse Automation is Boosting Productivity, Throughput, and Service Levels More than Ever

Automation in the distribution center is more intelligent, more powerful, and easier to integrate than ever. The ROI associated with increased productivity, faster cycle time, and improved service levels is skyrocketing for those companies that deploy modern automation in their DC. In this session, we will discuss the latest in warehouse automation solutions, including leading-edge solutions from industry leader Locus Robotics.

9:45 am – 11:30 am

Focus Session Breakout: Cybersecurity/SOC-2

Each session is an hour and 45 minutes. If you’re attending with a team, you can divide and conquer. If you’re flying solo, you will need to be selective. Each session is designed to offer you both discussion and product demonstrations.

Securing the Supply Chain: Navigating Cybersecurity and Achieving SOC 2 Compliance in Warehousing

In an era where digital transformation is redefining the warehousing landscape, ensuring the security of your supply chain is paramount. Join us for an illuminating session that delves into the intricacies of cybersecurity
and SOC 2 compliance tailored specifically for the warehousing industry.

FootPrint Cloud Architecture on Azure

Explore all about the Azure implementation of Wavelength and Fooprint Cloud. We will discuss the importance of tenant isolation for: scalability, high availability ensuring to help ensure business continuity, data security compliance, as well as Azure SQL database scaling via read-only replicas. Effective monitoring for system health will be covered as well. Join us for a concise dive into these crucial elements shaping modern databases.

Focus Session Breakout: Footprint Cloud for Operations

Each session is an hour and 45 minutes. If you’re attending with a team, you can divide and conquer. If you’re flying solo, you will need to be selective. Each session is designed to offer you both discussion and product demonstrations.

How FootPrint Cloud and the Wavelength Platform Help Address Today’s Distribution Center
Challenges

Datex experts will address operational efficiencies that come from FootPrint Cloud including new screens, prepopulating information, key streamlined processes, etc. See how your day to day experience within your warehouse will improve greatly.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch / Networking

Join us for lunch and plan to meet with your peers, Datex team members, and Sponsors.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Datex Customer Case Studies

Hear from your peers as Datex clients Watco, Eversana, and Nor-Am about their experiences and first impressions of the newest version of FootPrint running on our Wavelength platform. Each story will be about 15 minutes with both a customer and a Datex expert, leaving time for your burning questions

Navigating Success: Vessel Management and Wavelength

Join us as we delve into Watco’s transition from FootPrint Legacy to the newest version of FootPrint running on the Wavelength platform. We’ll discuss how our strategic partnership and low-code platform have significantly improved operational efficiency, addressed supply chain challenges, and fostered user adoption. As part of the discussion, we’ll cover successful features like the cross dock transload function and the Vessel Management project.

Pharma Supply Chain Challenges: How FootPrint Cloud Helps Solve Complex Problems

Join us as we dig into Eversana’s transition from a prior solution to Datex’s newest version of FootPrint running on the Wavelength platform. Learn how the new solution addresses key challenges such as serialization, compliance, returns and much more.

API Integration: Real World Use Cases

Join us as we dive into real-world use cases and experiences of Nor-Am with the FootPrint API integration tool, along with automation and warehousing tools.

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Breakout Sessions: IT Super Users

If you’re attending with a team, you can divide and conquer. If you’re flying solo, you will need to be selective. Each session is designed to offer you both discussion and product demonstrations.

Session A: Cloud-Powered Warehouse: Elevating Operations with Enterprise Application Hosting and Database Administration Services

Embark on a journey into the future of warehousing operations with our exclusive session dedicated to the transformative potential of enterprise application cloud hosting and cutting-edge database administration services. Explore how harnessing the power of the cloud can revolutionize your warehousing systems, enhance efficiency, and pave the way for seamless growth.

Session B: From Legacy to Legendary: The Upgrade Chronicles

Join us on a captivating journey through the Upgrade Chronicles, where we’ll unravel the mysteries of transforming tech legacies into legendary systems. In this presentation, we’ll share anecdotes, strategies, and a sprinkle of magic dust to make your upgrades and migrations not just a process, but an epic saga of innovation and success!

Breakout Sessions: Operations Super Users

If you’re attending with a team, you can divide and conquer. If you’re flying solo, you will need to be selective. Each session is designed to offer you both discussion and product demonstrations.

Session A: Support and Customer Success Tools: Building a Customer-Centric Experience

Join us to explore how the Support and Customer Success teams serve as your tactical and strategic ally. We’ll review how we prioritize feedback collection, analysis, and continuous improvement as elements for fostering a customer-centric culture. Additionally, we’ll dive into how your Customer Success Manager (CSM) aims to empower you with resources and foster self-sufficiency. Discover why your business should adopt these practices for long-term customer success and growth.

Session B: FootPrint: The Legacy to Cloud Journey

Join us to explore a transition plan more deeply from your legacy application to the newest version of FootPrint. You will gain a better understanding of the entire transition plan as we discuss the various prerequisites, approaches, and potential challenges.

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Break

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Happy Hour & Datex Trivia. Past, Present, and Future

Welcome to our thrilling Datex trivia game! Can you outsmart long-term clients and answer the most questions? But first, let’s kick things off with a happy hour filled with excitement. Join us for a drink before we dive into the challenge!

6:00pm

Customer Appreciation

We didn’t bring you all the way to Orlando to not let you enjoy a little bit of Disney on Datex. We are pleased to provide you all with some After Hours park passes and meal voucher for you to go have some fun!

Friday: April 26th, 2024

8:00 am – 11:00 am

Registration Open

Registration booth will be staffed to assist all attendees with their badges, agendas, and questions.

7:00am – 8:00am

Breakfast

Join us for breakfast and plan to meet with your peers, Datex team members, and Sponsors.

8:30am – 9:00am

Closing remarks

Don’t miss this dynamic session and a chance to think about all you’ve done this week, as Mike A. and the Datex exec team give you a lively recap of the week and offer you some final thoughts on what to expect from Datex as we move forward together.

9:00 – 10:00 am

Basic Training (for all)

Basic FootPrint Cloud Navigation (includes Portal, Mobile Web, Desktop and Cloud)

No, we’re not putting you through Boot Camp! This will be baseline FootPrint Cloud and Wavelength focused to level set all attendees regardless of discipline or experience.

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Rotational Sessions

This is designed for you to get more from your systems. Each session will run continuously during this timeframe, lasting approximately 45 minutes each time. Attend any and as many as you like.

Solutioning Q&A (a)

Learn how the Datex Solutioning group helps your organization. Discuss how to streamline engagements with the department to maximize interactions and return the most value to your organization.

AEIOU and Sometimes EDI (b)

Discover more about integration of your systems. Gain insight into Wavelength Connectors with integrations, whether that is e-commerce, ERP, order management, or EDI. We’ll also touch on project management and prioritization of integrations.

Wavelength Admin & Customizations (c)

Dive into some of the details of the Wavelength platform including, User Role Management, customization of screens with various components and managing upgrades.

Wavelength Reports and Data Analytics (d)

Join us on an end-to-end journey of real-time reports! Dive into some of the KPIs that we can generate with the data analytics platform. We’ll also jump into some of the details around reporting replica database as well as ODATA API.

11:45am – 1:30pm

Boxed Lunch

Take it with you, sit down and join us, or take it with you and enjoy during training.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Datex’s User Conference?
Datex’s User Conference is an opportunity for our Customers, Partners, and Team Members to collaborate, strategize, and learn. Sharing the latest in our industry leading new technology platform, we look to provide key insights, capabilities and innovations that will enable and empower our Customers.
When and where is the User Conference?
The 2024 User Conference is a three-and-a-half-day event from April 23 – 26 in Orlando, FL. The conference events will all take place at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel located at 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830.
Who should attend the User Conference?
We encourage all our Customers to attend the conference. It is critical to your on-going business success to have proper representation from your Executive, Operations, and IT organizations participating. The User Conference offers a rare opportunity of having all Datex departments present.
What if I attended previously – do I still need to attend now?
Considering the last one was in 2019, the answer is YES!! So much has changed and we have a lot of great advancements and innovation to share.
What is included in the User Conference fees?
From the Opening night reception through lunch and training on the final day, all your meals, drinks, snacks, training, sessions, and evening events are included. Airfare, hotel will be your responsibility.
Are there discounts available?
Yes, we offer volume discounts for those sending three (3) or more, and six (6) or more.
If I have a disability or a food allergy, who should I contact?
Datex is committed to providing an inclusive conference experience for all guests. When registering for the conference, you will be asked to list any food allergies or disabilities. If you have any additional question or concerns, please email marketing@datexcorp.com.
What is the dress code?
There is no official dress code, but the suggested attire for all day and evening events is business casual. Be sure to bring comfortable clothes to enjoy the beautiful weather and resort amenities outside of the actual meetings.
Can I make a change to my registration once made if necessary?
Please contact mparmett@datexcorp.com if you need to discuss any changes to your registration. As a rule we do not allow for “refunds,” but you can make transfers of a registration to another resource.
Where should I book my hotel?
We are excited to be partnered with the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort. All hotel reservations should be made via the registration link provided for the conference registration process. For those who would like to arrive early or stay after, the discounted room rates are extended for you!
Will transportation be provided?
Unfortunately, Disney has discontinued their shuttle program to all resorts and parks, but there are plenty of options such as Uber, Lyft and taxi service.
What is the closest airport?
The Orlando International airport (MCO) is approximately 21 miles and 25 minutes away.
What is the agenda and what will I learn at the 2024 User Conference?
The Datex User Conference offers a combination of general, breakout, speaker, roundtable, and training sessions all oriented towards helping you increase your product and system knowledge, utilization, and effectiveness, as well as provide industry insights and exchange information with your peers.
Can I bring my family?
We can’t think of a better place to bring the family to than Orlando and Disney!! Hotel discounts are offered on both the front and back end of the conference for this very reason.
Are Spouses/Partners allowed to attend?
Absolutely, spouses and partners can attend the meals and receptions for a discounted fee.

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