B2B Integration and Managed File Transfer in the Cloud: Key Considerations, Impact and Options

This webinar will present the case for the use of cloud-based B2B integration and managed file transfer (MFT) solutions in optimizing B2B collaboration. The impact of Integration-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud-based file transfer services, supported by research from the Aberdeen Group, will be presented along with the drivers creating the need for them. The use and adoption of cloud deployment for B2B Integration and MFT will also be discussed and presented through research, identifying the benefits, best practices, and key considerations for your organization moving forward.

Oxford Consulting Group and IBM will provide further discussion around the real business and technology issues impacting companies and how these solutions address those concerns. In addition, they'll share insights around actual deployments, important technology and resource considerations, and weigh the pros and cons of different cloud deployment options.

If you are interested in a robust discussion on B2B collaboration challenges, the benefits of cloud-based B2B Integration and MFT solutions, and deployment options available to your organization, please plan to join us on November 15.

About our Presenters:

Bryan Ball, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Supply Chain Management
Bryan Ball is the Vice President and Principal Analyst for Aberdeen's Supply Chain Management (SCM) research practice, responsible for developing Aberdeen's research coverage within the practice and delivering findings via published works, speaking engagements, on-line events and media interaction. With over 30 years of supply chain, operations and materials management experience acquired across multiple product lines and serving several markets, including retail, wholesale, commercial, OEM and private brand customers, Ball brings a high level of knowledge and insight on the challenges and opportunities facing supply chain practitioners worldwide.

John Mesberg, Vice President, B2B and Commerce Solutions, IBM Corporation
John Mesberg is Vice President, Commerce Solutions. In this role he is responsible for bringing value to our clients through an expanded suite of solutions including powerful eCommerce capabilities, market-leading order management products, innovative optimization and logistics solutions, and extensive B2B integration capabilities. John's former role was Vice President of AIM Services & Support for IBM's Software Group. In this role he lead a team of technologists who extend our software development labs and who provide remote and on-site assistance (including e-learning and lab-based education, consulting, and support services) to our clients and system integrators. His team's ultimate goal was to ensure client success and enable the ecosystem for self-sufficiency. John's other role was Vice President of Financial Services Solutions for IBM's Software Group. In this role he was responsible for setting strategy and product direction for IBM's middleware portfolio to assure alignment to Banking, Insurance and Financial Markets client requirements.

Chris Halvorson, Vice President, B2B Integration and Supply Chain Management, Solutions, Oxford Consulting Group
As Vice President, B2B Integration and Supply Chain Management Solutions at Oxford Consulting Group, Chris Halvorson is responsible for the growth and direction of Oxford's largest consulting practice. Halvorson leads a team of specialized sales, engagement managers and consultants focused on bringing world class integration solutions to today's Fortune 1000 companies. Halvorson is also responsible for developing and maintaining strategic partnerships within the integration space. By working closely with these tier-one solution providers, Oxford is able to provide world class integration/interoperability solutions to our more than 200 mid-market & Global 2000 customers. He holds degrees from The Ohio State University in Marketing and Transportation/Logistics and a MBA from Capital University.