Sessions & Speakers

Live and On-Demand Sessions

Connect 2020 is a mix of live sessions as well as pre-recorded sessions. Check below for the recorded sessions available to you. We will be hosting monthly live sessions including customer stories and interviews.

 

Throughout the year we will also host Office Hours where you can ask the experts your questions! Presenters from breakout sessions along with additional Infor and Advoco team members will be available at designated times for you to ask your questions and hear what other community members are asking!

We will also host monthly night events, like bartending and cooking classes so you can brush up on some skills in addition to your EAM learning!

Recorded Sessions

Which Mobile Application is Right for You?


Infor has released multiple solutions for mobile, so how do you determine which is the best fit for your organization? We will cover the similarities and differences between each option so you can make an informed decision about what solution best meets your organization’s needs. Speaker: Josh Thrailkill - Advoco




Getting Work Done with Checklists on Mobile


Checklists in Infor EAM provide step-by-step instructions that allow for an advanced level of task detail to identify which maintenance steps need to be completed and recorded in the field. We will look at the checklist functionality specifically on mobile devices, how it works, and how it differs from the desktop version. We will also highlight some exciting new features that have been added in recent version upgrades. Speaker: Jawaan Smith - Advoco




A Mobile Solution for Your Storeroom


Infor EAM Mobile provides great options for technicians. But what about the team in the storeroom? In this breakout session we will cover creative functionality that was configured to allow storeroom teams to be mobile using barcode scanners and tablets. This solution saves time and reduces human error to give you a more accurate Infor EAM inventory. Speaker: Brad Mikes - Advoco





Technical

Breakout Sessions

Core Concepts for Using Extensibility Framework


This session is an introduction to the core concepts of extensibility framework (EF) and will cover the basic components for EF development. We will showcase a number of solutions for common business needs that are only possible with the power and versatility of the extensibility framework. Speaker: Richard Schosky - Advoco




Customizing How You See Your Data with User Defined Grids & View


A reliable and high-quality Infor EAM system starts with reliable and high-quality data. We will discuss the use of grids in conjunction with user defined views. Grids and views not only display data in a usable format, but also can be used to create relationships where they may not have previously existed. Speaker: Elizabeth Stauder - Advoco




Making the Cloud Your Strategic Advantage in Industry 4.0


To thrive in an Industry 4.0 world, you need to leverage interconnectivity and cloud capabilities, helping you to move from preventive to predictive maintenance. In this session, Kevin Price, a leader on the Infor EAM development team will show you how to collect information from anywhere in your manufacturing process to foster innovation and greater productivity. He will dive into analyzing business data from multiple sources on a single platform to improve decision-making. Additionally, he will explore how the global reach and secure on-demand resources of AWS can help your business scale. Speaker: Kevin Price - Infor




Flex Business Rules for Desktop


This breakout session will introduce the use of Flex Business Rules. Flex Business Rules are self-contained SQL statements that are triggered by events. These can be used to manipulate data, guide user behavior, and provide data validation. Speakers: Jon Vaughn & Ayana Shabazz - Advoco




Triggering Events Using Alert Management


What happens when you have high priority work orders that have gone unaddressed over a period of time? How do you find the work? With Alert Management! This feature gives you the ability to trigger alerts (emails or work orders) based on a pre-written query to help give you visibility into your system. With Alert Management you can configure your system to automatically search the database for specific data without you having to trigger the search. Speakers: Jared Copperwheat & Jim Lazio - Advoco




Introduction to Ming.le, ION, & Single Sign On


Join this breakout session to learn how Single Sign On works for Infor CloudSuite applications. We will focus on Infor EAM and Infor Operating Service with an emphasis on Ming.le and federated security. EAM desktop, mobile, and web services client connections will be addressed and the options of using ION API for EAM mobile authentication. Most of the information will apply to on-premise installs as well. Speaker: Stefan Vannatta - Advoco




Options for Integration


There are several tools you can use to accomplish your integration such as ION, Data bridge, and Web Services. In this breakout session we will compare Infor EAM integration tools to assist you in determining which one is the right fit for your organization. We will also share some tips for integrating EAM and ERP and pitfalls to avoid. Speaker: Tim Davis - Advoco





Stores and Purchasing

Creative Solutions for Staging Materials


How do you get your parts to your technicians when you need them? Especially when those parts are on multiple work orders. In this session we will share a base solution to this problem using pick tickets. We will also highlight a more innovative solution using reports. You will leave this breakout sessions with multiple answers to this common question that you can implement right away. Speaker: Aneta Nessel - Advoco




Benefits of EAM in Cloud (SaaS)


Are you making the decision to move to the cloud with your Infor EAM system? You don’t want to miss this session! Allison Gleisner, from the Infor team, will discuss the top five reasons Infor customers made the decision to move to the cloud and the benefits of each. This session will challenge you to look for opportunities within your own organization to reap the benefits of cloud adoption. Speaker: Allison Gleisner - Infor




Tools for Managing Your Storeroom Efficiently


Everyone knows how important managing your storeroom is. What are you doing in your EAM system to ensure maximum efficiency from yours? Focusing on the functional solutions available for managing storerooms, we will explore the various tools available. Topics include naming and classifying parts, stock methods for reordering materials, preferred suppliers, and getting your data in shape to ensure accurate reporting. Speaker: Keith Tye - Advoco




Managing Outside Labor with Services Procurement


When you need to hire people to perform work, Infor EAM provides several ways to process these service activities. This breakout session will explore how services work in Infor EAM and then dive into how to record different types of services as well as any additional costs associated with the service. Speaker: Rebecca Shoffstall - Advoco




Staging Materials for Your Planned Work


When equipment breaks down you need to have the parts available to fix it! Your Infor EAM system has base functionality to ensure you have the parts you need to fix your equipment. In this breakout session we will take a closer look at associating parts to equipment and how it can help when planning and issuing parts to work orders. We will also cover the benefits of using material lists in Infor EAM. Speaker: Joe McDonald - Advoco




Managing Your Suppliers


The purchasing contracts and blanket order modules in Infor EAM allow you to automatically apply negotiated pricing to purchase orders. This lets you better predict what your costs will be when you purchase your parts and services. We will highlight the benefits of using purchasing contracts and blanket orders. The discussion will include creating suppliers, adding parts, adding discounts, and approving purchasing contracts and blanket orders. Speaker: Matt Spencer - Advoco





Maintenance and Equipment

Core Concepts for Using Extensibility Framework


This session is an introduction to the core concepts of extensibility framework (EF) and will cover the basic components for EF development. We will showcase a number of solutions for common business needs that are only possible with the power and versatility of the extensibility framework. Speaker: Richard Schosky - Advoco




Customizing How You See Your Data with User Defined Grids & View


A reliable and high-quality Infor EAM system starts with reliable and high-quality data. We will discuss the use of grids in conjunction with user defined views. Grids and views not only display data in a usable format, but also can be used to create relationships where they may not have previously existed. Speaker: Elizabeth Stauder - Advoco




Making the Cloud Your Strategic Advantage in Industry 4.0


To thrive in an Industry 4.0 world, you need to leverage interconnectivity and cloud capabilities, helping you to move from preventive to predictive maintenance. In this session, Kevin Price, a leader on the Infor EAM development team will show you how to collect information from anywhere in your manufacturing process to foster innovation and greater productivity. He will dive into analyzing business data from multiple sources on a single platform to improve decision-making. Additionally, he will explore how the global reach and secure on-demand resources of AWS can help your business scale. Speaker: Kevin Price - Infor




Flex Business Rules for Desktop


This breakout session will introduce the use of Flex Business Rules. Flex Business Rules are self-contained SQL statements that are triggered by events. These can be used to manipulate data, guide user behavior, and provide data validation. Speakers: Jon Vaughn & Ayana Shabazz - Advoco




Triggering Events Using Alert Management


What happens when you have high priority work orders that have gone unaddressed over a period of time? How do you find the work? With Alert Management! This feature gives you the ability to trigger alerts (emails or work orders) based on a pre-written query to help give you visibility into your system. With Alert Management you can configure your system to automatically search the database for specific data without you having to trigger the search. Speakers: Jared Copperwheat & Jim Lazio - Advoco




Introduction to Ming.le, ION, & Single Sign On


Join this breakout session to learn how Single Sign On works for Infor CloudSuite applications. We will focus on Infor EAM and Infor Operating Service with an emphasis on Ming.le and federated security. EAM desktop, mobile, and web services client connections will be addressed and the options of using ION API for EAM mobile authentication. Most of the information will apply to on-premise installs as well. Speaker: Stefan Vannatta - Advoco




Options for Integration


There are several tools you can use to accomplish your integration such as ION, Data bridge, and Web Services. In this breakout session we will compare Infor EAM integration tools to assist you in determining which one is the right fit for your organization. We will also share some tips for integrating EAM and ERP and pitfalls to avoid. Speaker: Tim Davis - Advoco





Mobile

Which Mobile Application is Right for You?


Infor has released multiple solutions for mobile, so how do you determine which is the best fit for your organization? We will cover the similarities and differences between each option so you can make an informed decision about what solution best meets your organization’s needs. Speaker: Josh Thrailkill - Advoco




Getting Work Done with Checklists on Mobile


Checklists in Infor EAM provide step-by-step instructions that allow for an advanced level of task detail to identify which maintenance steps need to be completed and recorded in the field. We will look at the checklist functionality specifically on mobile devices, how it works, and how it differs from the desktop version. We will also highlight some exciting new features that have been added in recent version upgrades. Speaker: Jawaan Smith - Advoco




A Mobile Solution for Your Storeroom


Infor EAM Mobile provides great options for technicians. But what about the team in the storeroom? In this breakout session we will cover creative functionality that was configured to allow storeroom teams to be mobile using barcode scanners and tablets. This solution saves time and reduces human error to give you a more accurate Infor EAM inventory. Speaker: Brad Mikes - Advoco





Customer Stories

Which Mobile Application is Right for You?


Infor has released multiple solutions for mobile, so how do you determine which is the best fit for your organization? We will cover the similarities and differences between each option so you can make an informed decision about what solution best meets your organization’s needs. Speaker: Josh Thrailkill - Advoco




Getting Work Done with Checklists on Mobile


Checklists in Infor EAM provide step-by-step instructions that allow for an advanced level of task detail to identify which maintenance steps need to be completed and recorded in the field. We will look at the checklist functionality specifically on mobile devices, how it works, and how it differs from the desktop version. We will also highlight some exciting new features that have been added in recent version upgrades. Speaker: Jawaan Smith - Advoco




A Mobile Solution for Your Storeroom


Infor EAM Mobile provides great options for technicians. But what about the team in the storeroom? In this breakout session we will cover creative functionality that was configured to allow storeroom teams to be mobile using barcode scanners and tablets. This solution saves time and reduces human error to give you a more accurate Infor EAM inventory. Speaker: Brad Mikes - Advoco





 

Speakers

Kevin Samuelson

Chief Executive Officer

Infor

Kevin Samuelson was appointed in 2019 as the Chief Executive Officer of Infor. Mr. Samuelson previously served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Infor. He brings more than 20 years of experience in technology, finance, operations and M&A to the team.

Kevin joined Infor at its inception in 2002, helping to grow the company from $30M to nearly $3B in annual revenue over 10 years. Kevin left Infor in 2013 and spent three years working at two prominent SaaS software companies before rejoining Infor in 2016. Prior to joining Infor in 2002, Kevin worked in Equity Research for Robertson Stephens and Bank of America.

Kevin Price

Technical Product Evangelist 

Infor

Kevin has more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise asset management (EAM) solution area for Infor. He’s served in multiple leadership roles in sales, service, development, and product management. He is currently the technical product evangelist and strategist for the Infor EAM portfolio, which includes EAM, MP2, and Spear Technologies. Kevin is based out of the Infor EAM development hub in Greenville, South Carolina.

Dustin Haley

Maintenance Systems Analyst 

FirstGroup

Dustin Haley has worked as an Analyst, Trainer, and QA on various EAM solutions for 15 years. He is currently a software analyst for FirstGroup America. His focus area is in supporting Infor EAM, but also supports numerous applications within FirstGroup America. While supporting and training users on EAM solutions, Dustin has gotten the opportunity to travel to 12 different countries.

Tom Jones

Senior Account Director

Infor

My focus in on helping organization get more out of their organizations with analytics. I help companies leverage the strength of Birst by connecting Infor EAM and other applications together. 30+ years’ experience selling to in enterprise organizations in the manufacturing, retail, CPG, automotive, media, eCommerce and high tech markets. My primary belief; ‘make my customer successful and you will be successful’.

Todd Hawkins

Senior Vice President of Maintenance

FirstGroup America

As the Senior Vice President of Maintenance at First Group America, Todd is responsible for managing maintenance operations for 500 maintenance operations including First Transit, First Student, and Greyhound. Todd was instrumental in FirstGroup’s transition to using the Infor EAM Mobile application and making the leap to become a paperless shop.

Michael O'Connell

Vice President of Supply Chain: Service & Distribution

PepsiCo

Michael O’Connell is Vice President of Supply Chain: Service & Distribution for PepsiCo. He is responsible for overseeing the strategy and execution of Frito-Lay’s Warehouse, Logistics, Fleet and In Market Operations along with PepsiCo North America’s Food and Beverage fleet engineering and sustainability strategy. This includes the people, process, design, and asset management systems along with technology solutions in support of PepsiCo’s Supply Chain Operations. Michael began working for FLNA in 1991 at its Wooster, Ohio manufacturing facility. In his 28 years with the company, he has held a number of positions in Service and Distribution, Finance and Supply Chain at various PepsiCo facilities.

Barbara Ferrer

Sr. Solution Consultant, EAM

Infor

Barbara Ferrer started her career as a MP2 System Administrator in 2001 for a government services firm. She joined Infor as a Solution Consultant in EAM in 2017.  Her expertise includes the deployment of asset management systems, integrations, reporting, and mobile technologies in various industries like utilities, oil and gas, biomedical, airports, government services.  Barbara is based out of Long Beach, California.

Allison Gleisner

Sr. Director of Sales Enablement and Competitive Intelligence

Infor

Allison Gleisner is a Sr. Director of Sales Enablement and Competitive Intelligence at Infor. During her 6+ year at Infor she has been dedicated to the EAM team as the former Alliance Director and GTM & Strategist. Allison and her family live in Wisconsin and love all things outdoors, especially boating.

Marty Osborn

Partner

Advoco

Jimbo Rogers

VP of Maintenance & Reliability Improvement Practice

Advoco

Michele Page

Education Architect

Advoco

Craig Page

Principal Solutions Architect

Advoco

Steve Brindle

Founder & Partner

Advoco

Michelle Kelly

VP of Post Implementation Consulting

Advoco

Jefferson Sturkey

VP of Industry Solutions

Advoco

Natalie Kent

Account Executive

Advoco

 
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