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Our 2018 Sponsors

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Kalypso was created in 2004 to bring industry-specific innovation expertise to the professional services marketplace. With an exclusive focus on innovation in a digital world, Kalypso offers comprehensive services in strategy, operations, and technology. With a flexible, nimble and agile approach to collaborating with clients, Kalypso, offers an accelerated return on innovation investment with sustained, measurable results.

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Stibo Systems is the global leader in multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. Stibo’s STEP Trailblazer powers the IDEA Connector. The technology is customized, managed and implemented by IDEA to meet the needs of the wholesale industry, strengthen and enforce product data security and authorizations, and monitor and report on product data to ensure it adheres to quality and compliance standards.


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Siemens Corporation is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation, and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 372,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $92.0 billion in fiscal 2017.



EnterWorks Multi-Domain Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solution provides a framework of technologies and processes with a central repository of reliable, up-to-date master data consolidated across all enterprise applications. The platform efficiently combines critical elements about complex data domains, provides tools to improve data quality and prescribes data governance mechanisms for consistent use of that data.


WESCO Distribution is a leading provider of construction materials and electrical, industrial, and communications products. WESCO’s Value Creation Solutions offer advanced supply chain management and logistics services to help companies increase efficiency, reduce costs, improve safety, and achieve their sustainability goals.


TPI is a privately held manufacturer of electrical heating, ventilation and controls products. Having been in operation since 1949, TPI has continually expanded its product offering in to the residential, commercial and industrial heating and ventilation markets. Today, we are recognized as an industry leader in the markets we serve. As most products are manufactured in the United States, we are excited to continue our partnership with IDEA in bringing product data solutions to the Electrical Channel.

Insite Software

Insite Software is the leading provider of B2B eCommerce solutions for manufacturers and distributors. Insite goes beyond commerce to deliver omnichannel experiences connecting people, products and channels. With more out-of-the-box B2B functionality than any other platform on the marketplace, Insite delivers commerce without compromise and drives transformational business outcomes.


Liaison Technologies

As a leader in cloud-based integration and data management solutions, Liaison Technologies is shaping the integration marketplace with the innovative Liaison ALLOY® Platform, designed to meet today’s toughest data challenges. From complex integration to data management to the brave new frontiers of big data, our ALLOY helps break down data silos, reduce inefficiencies, and uncover actionable insight



As a company that takes great pride in our heritage of innovation, starting with our founder Harvey Hubbell and his most notable invention of the “pull chain lamp socket” over a century ago, Hubbell continually evolves to find new ways to provide connection to the energy that drives our lives. Today, Hubbell is focused on delivering high quality, dependable products and working with our channel partners to deliver our product to market. Our network of distributors and retailers provide sales support, local inventory, and expertise for the end-consumer. Together, they form a partnership with Hubbell that has played an important role in supporting our growth throughout our history.


For 120 years Thomas has served the needs of manufacturers of complex B2B products to reach their audiences with the right product information to get specified and sourced. With the legacy of the Thomas Register at our back, today’s Thomas is a data, platform, and technology company that has become the leading resource for Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) manufacturers wanting to deliver rich, configurable product information to their design and construction clients.


Atkore delivers a unique portfolio of integrated electrical raceway solutions that deploy, isolate and protect a structure’s electrical circuitry from source to outlet. With 3,500 employees and 58 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, we meet our customers’ needs by providing unmatched quality, delivery and value across a robust product line that includes steel, PVC and aluminum conduit, armored cable and flexible conduits, metal framing, wire baskets, cable trays and other complementary products including fittings and mechanical pipe.


KYKLO is a fast-growing Technology Company who provides cloud applications for manufacturers and distributors in the electrical & automation industry. KYKLO Sales Operations Management platform enables any distributor to have an attractive online portal, with integrated product information and B2B specific processes to serve its customers better and grow its visibility.


ILSCO is a third generation, family-owned, vertically integrated manufacturer of electrical connectors, surge-protection devices and electrical accessories. ILSCO’s operations span three countries, with eight locations and over 1,000 employees and representatives in those countries. ILSCO’s mission is to bring product innovation and exceptional customer service to the marketplace and to evolve as an independent global leader in the electrical industry.


Epicor business management and ERP solutions are designed to meet the unique needs of your industry.Epicor Software Corporation provides industry-specific business software designed around the needs of manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations.


Eaton is a power management company dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment. Eaton’s energy-efficient products and services help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely and sustainably.


Legrand is a leading manufacturer of electrical and digital building infrastructures. Legrand’s services include the provision of control and command of electric power, cable management, power distribution, and voice-data-image distribution.

XO Logic

XOLogic provides a turn-key business platform for distributors that need a technology boost to stay up with market trends. We provide content-rich product information with a fully hosted website that ties into your backend ERP systems and updates automatically. Whether online, in the field or in-store, XOLogic can equip your customers and employees with tools that allow them to conveniently browse all of your products anytime, anywhere. Consistent pricing information, accurate inventory levels, and detailed product information help streamline the sales process and enhances the buying experience.



Unilog is a global technology company specializing in e-commerce and product data management in the B2B marketplace. Unilog’s flagship product is CIMM2, a software platform designed to facilitate commerce and communication between businesses.

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Conexiom revolutionizes critical sales and accounting business practices by automating manual entry with 100% accuracy. Conexiom converts emailed and printed customer purchase orders and supplier invoices into automated sales orders and invoices. IDEA partners with Conexiom to ensure this data is converted into electronic data interchange (EDI) so that all transactions can be tracked and stored by the IDEA Exchange.

Digital Business Architects (DBA)

DBA has been a leading provider of GDSN Data Synchronization services and solutions for over 15 years and has implemented hundreds of customers. In fact, DBA was the very first Implementation Services Alliance Partner to be certified by GS1 US (UCCnet at the time). IDEA refers customers to DBA as a preferred GDSN data synchronization service provider.



DDS helps manufacturers and distributors by providing technical solutions to the challenges of e-commerce product content and data management. By leveraging cutting-edge data technologies to aggregate, enhance, normalize and deliver the best product data available, you can provide a world-class e-commerce experience for your customers. We work with over 350 manufacturers as well as top distributors and marketing groups in the Electrical, Lighting, Industrial and Automation industries.



CADENAS PARTsolutions is all about helping industrial manufacturers drive leads and sales by using configurable digital product catalogs, 3D previews, and CAD downloads. We work with manufacturers to provide a better digital experience for their engineering, architectural and design customers. Using our eCATALOGsolutions, manufacturers can deliver the on-demand customer service that engineers want by giving them access to instant downloads and configurable 3D CAD models in the native format they need. Happy engineers make happy manufacturers, which is the golden standard we live by.

Faxinating Solutions (FSI)

FSI is an e-commerce and EDI Service Center that provides electronic data exchange services and portals for trading partners that want to transact with one another without investing in complex infrastructure. Since 1991, FSI has devised new ways for companies to automate and streamline their supply chain. FSI’s e-commerce services also include the Premiere FAX/Email-to-EDI and EDI-to-FAX/Email service in e-commerce, integrated EDI software solutions, Web-Services and Portals, catalogue management tools, ERP integration, EDI outsourcing, application-to-application integration services, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI or XML), and accompanying professional outsourcing and development services. (

Affiliated Distributors (AD)

AD is North America’s largest marketing/buying group for construction and industrial supplies with more than 550 independently owned members representing 3800+ branches. The electrical channel product data for AD’s eContent Service program is powered by the IDEA Connector. IDEA also offers AD members discounted rates and incentives for the IDEA Connector and IDEA Exchange.


Moblico is a marketing technology company with turn-key mobile and digital experience solutions designed for independent wholesale electrical, HVAC, and plumbing distributors.

Our solutions are designed to help your company acquire, engage, retain and monetize your customers anytime, anywhere. Discover how distributors are leveraging mobile apps, text and picture messaging and digital mobile advertising to take their businesses to the next level.

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation is the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. Rockwell Automation’s goal is to improve the quality of life by making the world more productive and sustainable.


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DATAgility is an experienced data management services company that delivers quality product content sourcing and enrichment, PIM implementation, CMS/PIM consultative services, and X-Check cross-reference/product relationship services to B2B distribution channels to drive sales and squeeze cost out of the supply chain. Our services have helped hundreds of manufacturers and distributors to better understand, control, manage, and leverage their product content. DATAgility delivers better data for better business.


I went to the Forum to get the opportunity to more fully understand IDEA and what the future looks like. It certainly reaffirmed how important information and its flow are to the future of our business - it was well worth the trip.

Burke Herring

President, Womack Electric & Supply Co., Inc.

The networking opportunities at this event are second to none. I know of nowhere else where you can get a relatively clear vision of where the industry is heading on multiple fronts, not just solely from a technological aspect.

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Kyle Johnson

Marketing Manager, Viking Electric Supply

One of the best industry events focused on the benefits of eBusiness for our industry. The active participation of industry leaders from manufacturers, distributors and technology suppliers facilitates a balanced perspective on key topics.

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Phil Barrios

Sr. Director, Corporate Marketing and eBusiness, Hubbell Inc.