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Supply Chain Innovation Continues, But Slowly
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/19/2018   Post a comment
Organizations are optimistic about the promise of supply chain technology but implementation and adoption are slow.
Unlock IIoT Value Through Service Assurance in Manufacturing Plants
Eileen Haggerty  
10/15/2018   Post a comment
With manufacturing so heavily reliant on IT service delivery, and the coordination of the entire process from production through sales and service to billing, it’s crucial that the availability of these services is assured through IIoT.
Setting Up for Success: 4 Vital Metrics for Digital Transformation
Earl van As  
10/10/2018   (2) comments
Digitization requires businesses to pre-empt disruption and build transformation into their business model using good metrics in order to stay ahead.
OEMs Should Care: Looking at Aftermarket Engagement
Vivek Joshi  
10/9/2018   Post a comment
OEMs can boost revenues in big ways by generating continuing business after a customer makes a purchase.
project44 Extends Advanced Visibility Platform with New Truckload Capabilities
EBN Newswire  
10/5/2018   Post a comment
New features enable organizations to greatly improve customer service and efficiencies.
DMG Blockchain to Develop Blockchain Solutions for Global Supply Chain Management
EBN Newswire  
10/5/2018   Post a comment
Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chains Will Enforce Compliance, Provenance, and Quality Control for Regulated Products Including Pharmaceuticals
IoT of Octoberfest: Beer Company Toasts Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/5/2018   Post a comment
A small brewing company can teach electronics OEMs a lesson about blockchain.
Creative Electron Adds AI to TruView Parts Counter
EBN Newswire  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
The software team at Creative Electron, led by CTO Anh Nguyen, has developed a custom AI engine that adds features like incorrect label, missing components and counterfeit detection making the “TruView Parts Counter AI” not only the fastest and most accurate, but now the smartest!
Spurred by Digital Transformation and Smart Technologies, Blockchain Revenues to Hit US$10.6 Billion by 2023
Latest Research  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
ABI Research forecasts over US$10.6 billion in software and services revenue for all combined markets globally by 2023.
Augmented Reality Enables Next-Level Supply Chain Visualization
Mark Morley  
10/2/2018   Post a comment
Today IoT, AI, drones, 3D printing, blockchain, and augmented reality (AR) are all jostling for the attention of CIO budgets. Let’s see how augmented reality could impact tomorrow’s supply chains.
6 Ways Automation Solutions Streamline Electronics Supply Chains
Steve Smith  
10/1/2018   Post a comment
Automation solutions essentially streamline supply chain operations, making them more efficient, faster, and less costly.
Case in Point: Real Insights from an IoT Pilot in a Distribution Center
Puga Sankara  
9/28/2018   Post a comment
An IoT deployment in a distribution center can teach everybody some good lessons.
4 Factors to Consider When Optimizing the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/28/2018   Post a comment
Organizations can must implement strategic, innovative and customer-centric models to compete in today’s global market. This infographic shows the path forward.
Catch the Boon of the WMS Domino Effect
Eric Allais  
9/27/2018   Post a comment
A WMS can have a positive ripple effect over an entire organization, from human resources to the C-suite. It’s time to make the domino effect work for your organization.
EBN@C-Level: Fitbit Leverages Supply Chain to Make Everyone Healthier
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/26/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with Kevin Purser, head of global supply chain sourcing & procurement at Fitbit to find out about the company’s supply chain strategy.
The Perils of Poor Accounting Information
Raef Lawson  
9/25/2018   Post a comment
Tremendous changes have taken place in the business environment during the past fifty years. Meanwhile, the managerial costing practices followed by many organizations today are little different than they were fifty years ago.
Good Things Come in Small Packages: A Capacitor Technology Update
Daniel West  
9/19/2018   Post a comment
Electronic components such as capacitors, resistors, diodes, and RF filters are getting smaller and better thanks to a number of scientific and technical advances.
Seed River Announces Strategic Engagement with AON3D
EBN Newswire  
9/18/2018   Post a comment
Montreal‐based startup brings economies and innovation to industrial 3D printing.
Descartes MacroPoint Capacity Matching Helps Freight Brokers Address Tight Transportation Capacity Market
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2018   Post a comment
Descartes Systems Group announced that it has successfully deployed its advanced capacity matching solution, Descartes MacroPoint Capacity Matching, with several freight brokers.
EBN@C-Level: Industry Veteran Offers Snapshot of High-Tech Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/12/2018   (3) comments
We sat down with Akhil Oltikar, co-founder and CEO of Omnics, which makes supply chain planning solutions, to talk about the ins and outs of the shifting supply chain landscape.
Blockchain & the Big Supply Chain Infrastructure Puzzle
Pratik Soni  
9/11/2018   (3) comments
Blockchain presents a radical, new way to tie everything in the global electronics supply chain together.
OnRobot Launches Quick Changer, the Industry's Lightest, Most Compact Robotics Tool Changer
EBN Newswire  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
With Quick Changer, any operator can change the end-of-arm tooling on collaborative robots in a few seconds. Introduced next week at IMTS in Chicago, the new 200 g (7 oz.) tool changer is fully compliant with the ISO 9409-1 robot flange standard.
GM Secures Supplier Ecosystem with Coding Standards
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
GM is setting software standards for its suppliers in hopes of maximizing safety.
IoT-Based Labor Management Systems Offer Big Benefits
Puga Sankara  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
A labor management system can leverage IoT capabilities to get the most out of workers.
5 Market Disruptions Transforming Manufacturing
Gary Brooks  
8/30/2018   (1) comment
Manufacturers are seeing a shift towards servitization, or selling outcomes as opposed to strictly selling products, a reality that is stretching the traditional supply chain to reach the end customer experience.
Exploding the Myth of the Simple Digital Twin
Luc Janssen  
8/28/2018   Post a comment
We've been talking about digital twins for awhile now. However, the newest applications and capabilities are changing the definition completely.
China Reminds Us What Makes America Great
Puga Sankara  
8/24/2018   (1) comment
China is pretty impressive, but it made me think about what makes America great...something that the manufacturing industry should not forget.
Securing the Machine-Connected Supply Chain
Mark Morley  
8/23/2018   (2) comments
Production robots are becoming more complex, intelligent and self-aware by the day. Now is the time that connected security is becoming more critical than ever before.
Supply Chain & Cybersecurity: Hackers Take Aim
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/22/2018   (1) comment
Global electronic manufacturers are at greater risk than ever before and may be at the top of the hit list for many cyber-criminals, espionage and hacktivist groups looking for an opportunity to disrupt key business activities, steal intellectual property (IP) and achieve monetary, strategic and political gain.
The Race Is On: Trade Wars, AI Leadership & 5G
Philip Stoten  
8/20/2018   (1) comment
AI is the newest battlefront for the race to domination. Unfortunately, tariffs and trade wars have to be factored into the equation.
EBN@C-Level: SAP Ariba President Speaks to the Evolution of Strategic Procurement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/17/2018   (2) comments
We sat down with Barry Padgett, president of SAP Ariba to find out a little more about his company and ask about the most exciting trends in the procurement software market.
Risky Business
EBN Poll  
8/16/2018   (24) comments
Is risk on your radar?
3 Digital Transformation Trends Driving Long-Term Organic Growth
Vivek Joshi  
8/15/2018   (1) comment
Moving past productivity-focused initiatives, industrial manufacturing leaders are now looking to improve three key areas of their sales, service and aftermarket operations through digital transformation: efficiency, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
Oracle Launches Cloud-Based Transportation & Trade Apps
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud aim to reduce costs, streamline trade regulatory compliance, and accelerate customer fulfillment.
Team Effort Makes Digital Transformation Real
Steve Smith  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
Advanced companies are going to embrace the technology innovations that enable them to digitize their entire operations. But to get there, everyone has to get on board.
Tap into the Promise of Brazil's e-Commerce Opportunity
Nadir Moreno  
8/13/2018   Post a comment
Brazil offers a huge opportunity for electronics OEMs, offering skyrocketing e-commerce sales.
GrandCanals Upgrades Fulfillment & Delivery Platform with Real-Time Capabilities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2018   (1) comment
Version 4.0 of GrandCanals Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud adds real time carrier delivery performance monitoring and alerts and tracking for customer deliveries to allow organizations to improve the customer experience and build loyalty through better visibility and proactive communication.
How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Supply Chain Management
Ken Gibson  
8/8/2018   (2) comments
With blockchain technology, hundreds if not thousands of computers can the supply chain management dream of timeliness and flexibility to reality.
Graduates Look to Tech Disruptors for Opportunity
Puga Sankara  
8/3/2018   Post a comment
New companies and new graduates can be a winning combination. Here's how to make the pairing work.
6 Benefits of Emerging Technologies in the Modern Supply Chain
Jon Chorley  
7/31/2018   (1) comment
Companies may not have a full understanding of just how these technologies could benefit their businesses – especially when it comes to their supply chain.
Foil Thieves With a Smarter Way to Transport High-Value Electronics
Paul Washicko  
7/30/2018   Post a comment
Real-time insight into every shipment during its transit time is becoming critical to prevent damaged or lost products and improve on-time delivery.
Technology & Finance Leaders Tackle Mass Capitalism
Satinder Singh  
7/27/2018   Post a comment
Some interesting thoughts came out of a recent Mass Capitalism Forum. Here we've captured the thoughts of the keynote speakers.
Tracing Supply Chain System Evolution
Puga Sankara  
7/27/2018   Post a comment
It’s important to remember that not all distributions run the same version of software or even the same programs.
Cloud SCM Brings China SMEs Opportunity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
China, a key geography for high-tech and electronics, is slowly but surely adopting supply chain management technology. Now, emerging standards, government incentives, and customer demands are coming together to speed adoption.
Early Payment Discounts & the e-Invoicing Solution
Roger Hatfield  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
Why are so few organizations taking advantage of e-invoicing to manage their supplier payments? And what lessons can we learn from their mistakes?
Epson Expands Moverio Smart Glasses Portfolio and Brings Leading Augmented Reality Platform to Industrial Users
EBN Newswire  
7/24/2018   Post a comment
New ANSI-Certified Safety Glasses Integrate With Upskill’s Award-winning Skylight Augmented Reality (AR) Platform
Put Your Dock on the Clock
Matt Shearon  
7/24/2018   (1) comment
Hours of Service regulations should be shaping your dock, yard, and delivery management. Here’s why.
LevaData Launches Maturity Assessment to Empower Sourcing Professionals Facing Increased Supply Chain Disruption
EBN Newswire  
7/19/2018   Post a comment
Assessment provides an AI-augmented roadmap for enterprise teams to increase agility and achieve best-in-class processes
ArkTree, SophiaTX Forge Strategic Alliance To Expand Digital Reach In South Africa
EBN Newswire  
7/18/2018   Post a comment
South Africa’s blockchain landscape is set to benefit from an exclusive partnership between SophiaTX (a leading Swiss-based blockchain company) and ArkTree (an emerging South African tech company).
Why the Supply Chain Needs Social Media
Frank Cavallaro  
7/17/2018   (2) comments
Social media benefits the supply chain by offering platforms for enhanced communication and customer engagement, education, and social monitoring to gain market intelligence.
It's Time We Talked About Real Supply Chain Visibility
Grant Sernick  
7/12/2018   Post a comment
If we're going to get past the problem of visibility being just a buzz word, we have to shoot for the highest level of visibility in the supply chain possible. Let's talk about the five visibility levels we have now.
Assuring the Internet of Things in Manufacturing
Eileen Haggerty  
7/11/2018   (1) comment
IoT has been a major leap forward for manufacturers, helping them to address challenges around complex processes and deeply integrated supply chains. I
Capture Supply Chain Transparency Through Automation
Steve Smith  
7/10/2018   Post a comment
Supply chain automation makes everything more visible and transparent so customers can easily submit and track orders, the organization can measure its own performance, and customer service reps can better serve their customers, all of which translates to a stronger relationship between the vendor and its customers.
EBN@C-Level: How Sager Meets Market Flux Head-On
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/9/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with two executives from Sager Electronics to get an inside look at how one leading company is approaching the market.
JDA Software to Acquire Blue Yonder
EBN Newswire  
7/2/2018   Post a comment
JDA Software Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end supply chain and retail solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Yonder, the market leader in AI solutions for retail.
Nano Dimension's Electrifying Additive Manufacturing Survey Confirms 3D Printed Electronics as a Strategic Technology
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7/2/2018   Post a comment
Study Polled Engineers, Designers, Business Decision Makers; Findings Show Concerns of IP Theft and Long Lead Times to Receive Prototypes
Nikon Metrology Delivers 1,000th 160 kV X-ray Source for e+Electronics Inspection systems
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2018   (1) comment
Since the manufacture of X-ray inspection machines began at Nikon Metrology's Tring, UK factory in 1987, 1,000 Xi sources with an internal X-ray generator have been designed, produced and integrated into the company's XT V systems.
8 Tips from a Blockchain Expert: How to Make Sure Your Blockchain Project Doesn't Fail
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2018   Post a comment
Recent studies show that 92% of blockchain projects fail. Vytautas Kašėta, president of Crypto Economy Organization and advisor to the Swace startup, shares 8 keys to building a successful blockchain application
Image Enable Your Supply Chain, Block Chain Enable Your Images
Puga Sankara  
6/29/2018   Post a comment
Block chain is the next evolution in the history of technologies that have allowed collaboration and transparency in the supply chain.
TrueCommerce Announces Acumatica Integration
EBN Newswire  
6/28/2018   Post a comment
New solution offers global commerce connectivity and connected fulfilment capabilities for the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP.
Oracle extends Cloud-based Warehouse Management to Give Customers Enhanced Logistics Performance and Global Inventory Visibility
EBN Newswire  
6/27/2018   Post a comment
Improvements to Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud include yard management, enhanced solution extensibility, and integrations to Inventory Management Cloud
Why Blockchain for the Supply Chain
Pratik Soni  
6/25/2018   Post a comment
Blockchain technology, which has transformed the financial technology industry, can help break down data silos to create complete transparency and data flow between every point in the supply chain. Blockchain can help drive visibility, trust, and accountability among everyone in the value chain.
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) Brings Safe and Collaborative Autonomous Mobile Robots to Heavy Industrial Transport
EBN Newswire  
6/20/2018   Post a comment
The market leader for collaborative mobile robots satisfies a major industry need with a bigger, stronger and faster version of its popular robots.
The Subscription Model & What it Means for Manufacturing
Gary Brooks  
6/19/2018   (4) comments
Manufacturers can get ready, no matter the industry and vertical they serve, to successfully meet the demands of subscription model, but they need to start now.
How IoT, AI, & Blockchain Empower Tomorrow's Autonomous Supply Chain
Mark Morley  
6/18/2018   Post a comment
Taken together, IoT, AI, and blockchain have the power to completely revolutionize the process via the first truly ‘autonomous’ supply chain.
4 Ways IoT Transforms the Electronics Supply Chain
Rob Stevens  
6/14/2018   (1) comment
IoT technologies are bringing a new level of visibility to the electronics supply chain, enabling manufacturers to reduce waste, improve the customer experience, and optimize from end to end.
Skills Adoption Prepares Logistics Employees for Autonomous Transportation
Robert O’Dwyer  
6/13/2018   (1) comment
Autonomous transportation will help logistics pros acquire new skills.
SAP Galvanizes the Enterprise with Intelligent New Products & Choice
EBN Newswire  
6/6/2018   (1) comment
Today at SAP SAPPHIRE, the company announced the expansion of its SAP Leonardo Blockchain services, providing easy-to-implement and scalable enterprise blockchain services that empower every customer, partner and developer to benefit from blockchain capabilities.
Devery Launches Mobile App for Blockchain-Based B2B Supply Chain Solutions
EBN Newswire  
6/5/2018   Post a comment
Decentralized supply chain enterprise solutions project Devery hits a major milestone as it focuses its attention on the rapidly-growing B2B market with the announcement of its new mobile app and project updates
9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Shifts Supply Chain
Rush LaSelle  
6/5/2018   (1) comment
Additive manufacturing is changing the way OEMs work and the supply chain must evolve along with it in a bunch of ways.
Arrow Electronics Celebrates SAM Car Project on National Autonomous Vehicle Day
EBN Newswire  
6/1/2018   Post a comment
In honor of National Autonomous Vehicle Day, Arrow Electronics is celebrating the success of its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) Car Project, which has broken barriers to mobility for the disabled community.
Blockchain Technology Projects Will Be Shelved from 2018, says GlobalData Thematic Research
Latest Research  
5/30/2018   (1) comment
The hype surrounding blockchain technology will recede sharply in 2018 as the cost and complexity of implementing blockchain solutions becomes apparent says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
New Private Company Score Uses Artificial Intelligence
EBN Newswire  
5/29/2018   Post a comment
CreditRiskMonitor recently debuted its new PAYCE score, a highly accurate measure of bankruptcy risk when no financial statements are available for private companies.
Elemica Reports Double Digit Network Growth and Announces New Product Innovations in First Quarter 2018
EBN Newswire  
5/29/2018   Post a comment
Helping Process Manufacturers Undergo Digital Transformation Leads to Introduction of New Transformative Solutions
Labeling & Artwork Management: A Convergence on the Rise
Josh Roffman  
5/28/2018   (1) comment
Significant efficiencies and cost savings can be found when adopting a single, unified approach to deal with customer, product, regulatory and regional complexities that impact both labeling and artwork management – whether it is on traditional packaging, online or in the supply chain.
Supply Chain Apps: Integration Made Sexy
Nathan Brown  
5/25/2018   Post a comment
By considering features and neglecting integration, supply chain pros may turn their supply chain tech party into a nightmare.
Are the Robots Winning?
Frank Cavallaro  
5/23/2018   Post a comment
Automation is a wonderful boon...or a terrible sign of destruction. Let's sort out the truth in all the confusion.
10 Ways X-Ray Can Help Identify Counterfeit Parts
Bill Cardoso  
5/22/2018   (1) comment
Visual inspection is no longer enough as counterfeit electronic components get more sophisticated. X-ray provides an affordable and effective way to dig a little deeper into the authenticity of parts.
HP Showcases Growth in High-Volume 3D Printing Deployments and Breakthrough Applications for Manufacturing
EBN Newswire  
5/22/2018   Post a comment
Protolabs, IAM 3D Hub, Materialise, and ZiggZagg embrace HP’s Multi Jet Fusion for digital manufacturing; new applications for the Pontifical Swiss Guard, PepsiCo, auto racing, orthotics, industrial machinery, and more.
The Benefits of Automated Workflows in the Supply Chain
Adam Becker  
5/17/2018   Post a comment
Flexibility, standardization, personalization, and automation are all part of building a beneficial automated workflow.
Exploring the IoT Reality of Unconnected Things
Vivek Joshi  
5/16/2018   (1) comment
It’s been the year-of-IOT for a few years now. Have we not arrived yet?
Exostar Extends Secure Supply Chain Management Collaboration Suite to Support Digitalization Initiatives
EBN Newswire  
5/15/2018   Post a comment
Digital Capabilities, Integration Options Reduce Cost, Improve Visibility and Performance across Multi-Tier Supply Chains
Oracle AI Cloud App Promises Smart Manufacturing Capabilities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/14/2018   Post a comment
Oracle launches new manufacturing app for intelligent decision making to increase yields and enhance production efficiency.
Newly Formed Chinese Trusted Blockchain Alliance Names SAP as Vice Chair
EBN Newswire  
5/7/2018   Post a comment
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the Chinese Trusted Blockchain Alliance has appointed SAP as vice chair to deepen the integration of blockchain across industries.
Blockchain/Crypto Pioneers from Ausum Ventures, Finova Financial, Indiegogo, 500 Startups, Academia, & Others Establish Institute for Blockchain Innovation
EBN Newswire  
5/4/2018   Post a comment
Open source think tank announces first initiative: JOBS Crypto Offering, resolving regulatory uncertainty of Initial Coin Offerings
RateLinx President & Founder Shannon Vaillancourt Accepted into Forbes Technology Council
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5/4/2018   Post a comment
Forbes Technology Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs and Technology Executives
4 Best Practices to Support Direct Materials Sourcing with Technology
Vishal Patel  
5/3/2018   Post a comment
Modern sourcing solutions can improve buyer decision making and decrease cycle time.
European eCall Regulation Now in Effect
Pablo Valerio  
4/30/2018   Post a comment
The European eCall regulation, which mandates all new vehicles be equipped with GPS and cellular automated emergency calling system, poses a significant challenge to the connected car industry and its supply chain.
Stocking the Digital Warehouse with Additive Manufacturing
Matt Sand  
4/25/2018   Post a comment
With metal 3D printing processes, the warehouse of the future may largely exist online,.
SAP Unveils Intelligent Product Design Solution and Network of Digital Twins
EBN Newswire  
4/24/2018   Post a comment
SAP SE has introduced SAP S/4HANA Cloud for intelligent product design, a new solution for collaborative research and development.
SAP Introduces SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud
EBN Newswire  
4/24/2018   Post a comment
SAP SE introduced the release of SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud, a new solution to help companies optimize performance, elevate production quality and efficiency, and ensure worker safety.
NetSuite Industry Innovations Help Businesses Accelerate Growth
EBN Newswire  
4/24/2018   Post a comment
New industry-specific solutions, finance, HR, supply chain and data analytics transform and improve business operations
EVS Process Manufacturing IP acquired by Infor
EBN Newswire  
4/23/2018   Post a comment
The specialized technology solution is used by manufacturers in highly-regulated industries from pharma to food
project44 Raises $35 Million to Turn Data into True Supply Chain Visibility
EBN Newswire  
4/22/2018   Post a comment
Financing Led by OpenView to Bring Total Funding to $48 Million
Virtual Reality Creates New Reality for Field Service in the Supply Chain
Manuel Grenacher  
4/19/2018   Post a comment
The most innovative virtual reality technologies are set to make waves in supply chain field service in 2018 and beyond.
Lytica Adds Dr. Shahzad Khan as CRO To Advance Artificial Intelligence for Cost And Risk Assessment Of Electronic Components
EBN Newswire  
4/18/2018   Post a comment
Lytica Inc. announced the appointment of Dr. Shahzad Khan as their new Chief Research Officer (CRO), effective April 2nd, 2018.
Omnichain: The Cloud Approach to Supply Chain Operations for SMBs
Gavin Davidson  
4/18/2018   (1) comment
If a faster, more cost-effective business is on your agenda, it’s time to think in terms of the omnichain.




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EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.