“If you think B2B is something new, then you need to listen to Dee Hock talk about his B2B journey,” challenges Tom Koulopoulos, Delphi Group president and leading B2B market analyst. “We widely acknowledge that B2B represents one of the fastest and most profound shifts in how organizations build interactions with suppliers, partners and markets,” said Koulopoulos. “Market research from Delphi Group and virtually all industry analysts predict a $5 trillion transaction space by 2002 (Delphi Group) much of that passing through vertical portals or exchanges.
Developing a comprehensive B2B business model and the requisite infrastructure is a foremost concern of top level executives and business managers. Industry pioneers like Dee Hock are a beacon in the raging B2B storm”. Dee Hock is founder and Chairman Emeritus of Visa International, a company that currently boasts a 22,000-member bank network and more than $1.35 trillion in global commerce. “Visa International,” asserts Koulopoulos, “is arguably the world’s largest exchange — a vast, worldwide network of organizations whose strategy and coordination are better than most centralized organizations.” Joining Hock at the Delphi B2B Summit and Executive Retreat is Stan Davis, one of the most articulate communicators of business perspective. Davis has demonstrated his mastery at predicting business and management shifts in such best selling books as Future Wealth, Blur, and 2020 Vision. Davis will present the keynote for the Executive Retreat, Tuesday, November 28, 2000, entitled, “From Crunching to Connecting: The Second Half of the Information Economy.”
B2B Business Models and Best Practices
With 5 tracks and 60 sessions, 50 of which are user case studies, The Delphi B2B Summit gives B2B planners and implementers opportunity to evaluate a variety of B2B business models and best practices and to network with B2B leaders. Participants can confidently take back their new knowledge and begin the transition from concept to deployment. The Delphi B2B Summit also presents Geoffrey James and Larry Jacobs, co-hosts of Funny Business, New England’s comedy talk radio program on AM680 WRKO in “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Future, But Were Afraid to Ask”, a lighter look at how the computer industry will impact global business in the future. Jacobs, the humor columnist for the Boston Business Journal, has extensive experience in B2B sales. James is a contributor to Wired, Upside, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, and CIO. Also hear the latest thinking from Delphi Group President, Thomas Koulopoulos on how trust and liquidity must be built into the X-economy in “Belly-to-belly: Building Trust.” Says Koulopoulos, “You can’t have increasing volumes of transactions with unknown partners and suppliers if you cannot also achieve entirely new levels of trust.” Koulopoulos’ insights are from his soon-to-be-released book, The X-Economy.
Delphi B2B Summit and Executive Retreat
Detailed information on this event is available online at . To register, contact the Delphi Group at 800-575-3367 or email client.services @delphigrgoup.com. Online registration is also available. Delphi Group conferences are highly regarded by senior-level technology and business planners from the Global 2000 to small and mid-sized organizations for the opportunities they create to freely collaborate with peers on the challenges and potential of deploying B2B markets and exchanges. An exhibit hall contiguous to the conference area gives participants an opportunity to review products and services from leading solutions providers. Exhibiting companies are Ariba, Corechange, CoreCommerce, living systems, Plumtree Stoftware, Sequoia Software, Smartlogik, Sterling Commerce, and Vitria. Also, Access Commerce, Allegis, Copernic.com, Copernus, elcom.com, Excalibur Technologies, InterNetivity, Inc., IntraNet Solutions, and MarketSoft. Delphi Group is pleased to welcome Upside Magazine and eCommerce Business as publication sponsors.
About Delphi Group
Delphi Group () is the industry’s most powerful and comprehensive source of independent B2B market insight, blending B2B user and vendor advisory services, consulting, and market research into its community building educational events worldwide. Delphi Group provides the essential objective thought leadership on emerging technologies that has assisted more than 20,000 professionals in the Global 2000. The Delphi Group has its headquarters at 100 City Hall Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts.Details