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Agenda

GENERAL FORMAT

General Format: In addition to speaker and panel sessions, participants will have the ability to schedule 1-on-1 business development meetings in the adjoining networking room. 1-on-1 meetups will be held on 20 minute intervals from 10:00 am - 5:00 PM, NOV 19 and NOV 20. Participants will have the opportunity to pre-schedule meetings with other attendees prior to the Summit using the ITAD Summit mobile app or online. Tables will be numbered to accommodate 1-on-1 meetup locations.

Day 1 | Monday, NOV 18

TimeTypeLocation
03:00 PM - 11:59 PMEXHIBITOR SETUPARIZONA BALLROOM
03:00 PM - 11:59 PMRegistration OpenARIZONA BALLROOM

Day 2 | Tuesday, NOV 19

TimeTypeLocation
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Location: SOUTH FOYER & DESERT

SOUTH FOYER & DESERT
07:00 AM - 05:00 PMRegistration openARIZONA HALL
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Evolution - The Past, Present, and Future of ITAD

IT Asset Disposition has grown up alongside technology industries, often leading awareness around the data security and environmental risks inherent in removing assets from service. ITAD is more relevant than ever, a sustainable industry with both challenges and opportunities. Discover more about the evolution of the industry, why it continues to be relevant, and where we're headed.

Company: Ingram Micro
Speaker: Brent Barry - Executive Director, ITAD & Reverse Logistics

ARIZONA BALLROOM
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM1-2-1 Table Top MeetingsARIZONA BALLROOM
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMInsider Tactics To Generating Private Equity Interest In Your ITAD Business

As a Partner of Cambridge Capital, a leading private equity firm specialising in the supply chain sector, David Stubs knows a thing or two about investing in ITAD. 
In this session, David will share with us the exact indicators that Private Equity firms look for when evaluating ITAD businesses - whether for investment or acquisition potential. You will leave this session with the exact strategies you can use to make your business irresistible to potential investors - as well as significantly raising your valuation in any potential buy-outs.

Company: Cambridge Capital
Speaker: David Stubs

VAQUERO BALLROOM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMCOFFEE BREAKSOUTH FOYER & DESERT GARDEN
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

How To Attract a Fortune 500 Client

Bo Guilbeault has worked with some of the top tech firms in the world - including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Arrow Electronics.

For a large enterprise, choosing the right ITAD vendor involves much more than just scanning a series of price lists. There are a number of other specific factors that affect their decisions.

Bo will present a strategic approach to understanding how the big players weigh up their purchasing decisions so you can position your offer in the most compelling way possible.

Speaker: Bo Guilbeault - ITAD LION

VAQUERO BALLROOM
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLunchTERRACE COURT
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Session:
John Shegerian - ERI

VAQUERO BALLROOM
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Revealing Hidden Opportunities and Pitfalls In Data Destruction

As Technology becomes more and more ubiquitous and with digital disruption set to overhaul every industry sector, those in the ITAD space must be quick to jump on the opportunities and protect against the risks hiding at every turn. Major data breaches, players leaving the market and even climatic catastrophes all bring with them uncertainty as well as lucrative prospects.

At this panel discussion, moderated by Karen Fedder of Blancco, our experts will discuss how to overcome the challenges and take full advantage of these disruptions.

Moderator: Karen Fedder - Blancco
Rike Sandlin - Rivervista Partners
Evrim Eravci - Executive VP & Head of Global ITAD at Procurri

VAQUERO BALLROOM
03:00 PM - 03:30 PMCOFFEE BREAKSOUTH FOYER & DESERT GARDEN
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Ethical Recycling and Refurbishment the e-Stewards Way

With the increase in scrutiny on socially and environmentally responsible business practices, large organizations are looking to the ITAD sector to offer truly responsible reuse and recycling solutions.

To that end, we welcome Jim Pucket from e-Stewards, who will chair this panel discussion. Jim will be joined by Bob Johnson from NAID and representatives from VIZIO, Samsung, Ingram Micro and Iron Mountain. 

The panel will discuss the latest developments in ethical and accountable approaches to reuse and recycling and how large organizations will play their part in this movement.

Moderator: Jim Puckett - BAN
Bob Akers - e-Stewards
Bob Johnson - NAID
Brooks Hoffman - Iron Mountain

VAQUERO BALLROOM
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

Panel 6:
ITAD Contract Management

VAQUERO BALLROOM
07:00 PM - 09:00 PMOutdoor ReceptionPALM GROVE

Day 3 | Wednesday, NOV 20

TimeTypeLocation
07:00 AM - 09:00 AMCONTINENTAL BREAKFASTSOUTH FOYER & DESERT
07:00 AM - 05:00 PMRegistration openARIZONA HALL
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

How To Grow Your Business in Times of Change

Every business sector is predicting transformational changes in the next few years. The ITAD and refurbishment space alone is set to explode to unprecedented levels. But in these uncertain times, some businesses will flourish, whilst others will simply fall by the wayside. 

How can you position your business to not only survive the upcoming changes, but be ready to take full advantage of the shifting marketplace and ride the wave to unimaginable heights.

With over 25 years as a business owner in 10 different industries and as a valued advisor to hundreds of top CEOs and business owners, Arman Sadeghi has seen many industries go through ups and downs. He has built many exceedingly successful businesses himself (both in the ITAD space and in others) - and more importantly has helped hundreds of owners take their own business to the next level.

In this session, Arman will share with us his top tools and principles for success in uncertain times. Arman’s business consulting is in huge demand - but in this session, he’s prepared to share with you his most sought-after strategies that will leave you with an unfair advantage over your competition. Don’t miss this value-packed session!

Speaker: Arman Sadeghi - All Green Recycling

ARIZONA BALLROOM
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM1-2-1 Table Top MeetingsARIZONA BALLROOM
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Get Ready for Digital Transformation

Speakers
Marcos Oliveir - IBM

Alok Sarsidharan - Re-Teck
Sunil Chandna - Stellar Data

VAQUERO BALLROOM
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

The Blockchain Revolution Is Coming To ITAD. Are You Making Plans?

Everyone knows that Blockchain is transforming global supply chains, but it’s also driving the next generation internet. Industry blockchains will soon overlay “the internet,” changing the face of e-commerce. Interoperability standards will soon allow industries to digitally connect their supply chains.   Will ITAD get left behind? 

The "Open Blockchain for Asset Disposition Alliance" (OBADA) is an open-source protocol that “gets us on the same blockchain”. It also gives our industry a “voice” in determining how outside supply chains will connect to the ITAD ecosystem. Learn about OBADA, the Pilot Program, and be ready when blockchain starts to roll out in 2020.


Speaker: Rohi Sukhia - OBADA

VAQUERO BALLROOM
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLunchTERRACE COURT
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

ITAD Mobility Opportunities: Maximizing Value in Secondary Markets


Speaker: Ezra Vance - Encore Recylcing

VAQUERO BALLROOM
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Remarketing Panel for ITADs

In this panel discussion, we welcome 6 of the top marketplaces for used and refurbished equipment. Learn the unique opportunities offered by each platform and how to fine-tune your remarketing strategy to take advantage. 

A moderator led Q&A period at the end of the session will allow you to gain further insight into your specific situation.

The companies joining our panel are: eBay,  Backmarket, Brokerbin, Renugo, Tradeloop and Tech Broker.


Theme:: Marketing / eCommerce


Speaker: Brian Burke - SellYourMac
Arthur Delanoe - Backmarket
Bob Welsh - Brokerbin
Kevin Corrigan (?) - Renugo (?)
Rohi Sukhia (?) - Tradeloop
Peter Moran (?) - Tech Broker

VAQUERO BALLROOM
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Get Ready for R2 Revision 3

R2 Rev 3 is set to shake up certification for most ITAD businesses. With new requirements assessing the competence of test and repair staff, more stringent verification of testing methods and equipment as well as an increase in requirements for data sanitization means that most R2 Certified businesses would now fail the updated R2 certification. 

Bob McCarthy, VP of Business Development at Cobalt Recycling has dedicated a wealth of resources in fully understanding and implementing R2 Rev3 with his ITAD team. Bob will explain exactly what Rev3 means for your business and how to implement it. And with many businesses set to lose their R2 certification shortly, you will learn just how you can position yourself to take full advantage of this change in the market.


Speaker:: Bob McCarthy - Cobalt Recycling

SOUTH FOYER & DESERT GARDEN
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

Evolution in the ITAD Industry – A Seismic Shift or a Minor Tremor?


Speaker:: Michael Schuler - Veterans Alliance Resourcing, Inc.

VAQUERO BALLROOM
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ReceptionTBD

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