Supporting the Industry

A Vital Role for CEOs and Technology Leaders By David Oldfather, President & CEO, IDEA In the fast-paced world of technology and commerce, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of innovation and progress. However, amidst the digital revolution, there lies a fundamental need to support the very foundation of our industries. This is…

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Get to Know HDM Subject Matter Experts Arun Venkatesh and Shilpi Bhadoria

Names: Arun Venkatesh, Senior Product Data Specialist, and Shilpi Bhadoria, Business Process Analyst Company: Rockwell Automation Years in the electrical industry: Arun – 13 years & Shilpi – 10 years Years at current company: Arun – 5 years & Shilpi – 10 years What inspired you to pursue a career in the electrical industry, and…

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Revolutionizing Supply Chains with Smart Life Cycle Strategies

The Role of Item Status Codes in Achieving Optimal Sales and Inventory With supply chain disruptions becoming the norm, identifying a product’s life cycle stage is more important than ever. No longer just a logistical necessity, Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) is a strategic asset that puts manufacturers’ brands in front of customers and ahead…

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What Contractors Really Need: A Straight-Talk Perspective

How Accurate Information Fuels Efficiency in Construction By Jim Johnson, President & CEO, NEMRA Recently, I shared about what contractors really need to stay on track at eBiz 2023. In an industry where deadlines are fixed, let’s dive into why getting accurate, real-time information from the start is vital for the success of construction projects—and…

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Get to Know HDM Subject Matter Expert Chris Ziegelmann

Name: Chris Ziegelmann Company: Border States Title: Digital Product Content Manager Years in the electrical industry: 17 Years at current company: 17 What inspired you to pursue a career in the electrical industry, and how did you get started? I started my career through an internship with Border States and once I earned my degree,…

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Get to Know HDM Subject Matter Expert Dave Gatto

Name: Dave Gatto Company: Westinghouse Lighting Title: Director of Quality Control and Compliance Years in the electrical industry: 33 Years at current company: 33 The Harmonized Data Model (HDM) is a single data model supported by NAED and NEMA that unifies multiple product data standards in IDEA Connector to support several syndication formats. We would…

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Erase Inefficiency with End-to-End Connected Supply Chains

Panelists: Satya Sanivarapu, Technology Director, Digital Supply Chains, NAED | Erika TenEyck, Director of Business Intelligence Programs, NAED | Don Leavens, Chief Economist and SVP of Business Intelligence, NEMA | Jim Johnson, President and CEO, NEMRA | Carol McGlogan, President & CEO, EFC | Denise Keating, VP of Customer Success, IDEA. Moderated by Scott Costa,…

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Get to Know HDM Subject Matter Expert Jeff Frisk

Name: Jeff Frisk Company: Standard Electric Supply Company Title: Product Training Coordinator Years in the electrical industry: 40 Years at current company: 20 The Harmonized Data Model (HDM) is a single data model supported by NAED and NEMA that unifies multiple product data standards in IDEA Connector to support several syndication formats. We would not…

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Wholesale Electric Supply Selects IDEA Connector Platform for Electrical Product Data

New Partnership Expands Industry Reach, Enhances Customer Experience Arlington, VA – IDEA, the industry-owned technology company and leading provider of electrical product data, announces that Wholesale Electric Supply has chosen IDEA Connector℠ as the company’s sole source for product information and pricing data. Buyers want timely and accurate pricing and product information from distributors. Likewise,…

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eBiz 2023 Keynotes: Xbox Visionary Robbie Bach and Contractor Expert Josh Bone

Hear How Robbie Bach Saved Microsoft’s Xbox from Disaster and Catapulted to Legendary Success In today’s dynamic environment, digital collaboration is crucial for success. The keynotes at eBiz 2023 are innovative and inspiring. You don’t want to miss them! Tuesday 9/19 Keynote Thinking Outside the Xbox: New Approaches to Strategy, Creativity, and Leadership Robbie Bach,…

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