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Registration is OPEN. The NOW hub will be your place for all of the exciting updates and announcements as we prepare to bring you an amazing event in the heart of Music City.

Celebrating Supply Chain Heroes

Our customers continue to amaze us with your dedication to your own customers, your commitment to success, and the innovative and inspiring ways you use Rebus to keep your teams connected and moving at the times you need it most. 

NOW 2021 is our way of celebrating your successes and thanking you for your tireless commitment to excellence. Ultimately, NOW is our opportunity to give back to you with awesome entertainment, insightful and thought-provoking content, and inspiring conversations. 

We Can't Wait to Take on Music City with You!

Connect Live

Connect in person with your Rebus team and with experts, supply chain managers, and executives who are facing the same challenges as you are.

Inspire Innovation

Advance your expertise and learn how other teams are tackling and solving problems with innovative solutions.

Celebrate

Few destinations offer the energy of Music Row in Nashville, TN. NOW 2021 is a celebration of you. Join us as we celebrate the innovative solutions that keep the world running.

         Conference Agenda

October 18

  • Speakeasy Kickoff Reception | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

October 19

  • First Day Breakfast | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Opening Session -  Alex Wakefield | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Keynote "Becoming a Moment Maker" - Carlos Whittaker | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Concessions Break | 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Mars Wrigley Success Story "Creating value through a unified data analytics approach" - Carlos Miranda | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • State of the Industry with ARC Advisory Group - Steve Banker | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Lunch | 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Future State of Rebus - Alex Wakefield, Mike Babiak & Gerry Brady | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Concessions Break | 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Supply Chain Industry Speaker - Patrick Maley | 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Kraft Heinz Customer Success Story - Dan Cummins | 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Concessions Break | 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Panel: Supply Chain Thought Leaders - Mike Babiak, Erin Mitchell | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Happy Hour | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ,
  • Rebuspalooza Rooftop Party / Awards at Rare Bird | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

October 20

  • Breakfast | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Welcome to the Day | 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • State of the Industry with Retail Systems Research - Brian Kilcourse | 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Conn's Success Story "Gaining By-In and Engagement: Pay-for-Performance Incentive Program" - Patrick Wehby | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Concessions Break | 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Unique Rebus Use Cases and Success Stories  - Mike Babiak | 10:45 AM -  11:15 AM
  • Closing Remarks: Commitments to Your Future - Alex Wakefield | 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM  
  • Wrap Up Lunch | 11:30 AM
  • Beer, Bourbon, BBQ Tour | 2:45 PM - 6:45 PM  **Pre-registration Required**

Register for NOW 2021

October 18-20, 2021 | Noelle Hotel

Conference Speakers

Keynote | Oct. 19 at 10:00 am
Becoming a Moment Maker 
Carlos Whittaker

Carlos Whittaker is a People's Choice Award winner, a former recording artist signed to a major label, a social media maven, and currently spends the majority of his time writing books and speaking on stages around the world. It really began when the Whittaker's found their family in America's spotlight with appearances on shows like CBS Early Morning, The Today Show and more when their viral video "Single Ladies Devastation" went viral. But for Carlos, his wife Heather and their three children, this viral moment was just a snapshot of the bigger picture.

"Our family has experienced our share of moments both big and small. What we've learned is that every single one has played a pinnacle part in our lives. Each moment has built on to the next one and when we take a step back we see this incredible canvas that has been woven together."

The release of "Moment Maker" marked Carlos' debut as an author, but his current book "Kill the Spider" has taken Carlos' tribe into the deeper parts of their souls. In his newest book Carlos helps people identify, locate, corner, and kill the spiders that are plaguing their lives. "My dad once told me that I must stop cleaning to cobwebs in my life and kill the spider", Carlos recalls. "This was a massive shift in my soul that began my journey towards being truly centered in my life.” 

State of the Industry | Oct. 19 at 11:30 am
Post Pandemic Trends to Watch in Distribution and Warehouse 
Steve Banker

There are mega trends reshaping the face of supply chain management. The pandemic has sped some of these trends up, while stalling others. One key trend, for example, is “the changing workforce.” How can distribution and warehousing executives deal with increasing turnover and hiring woes? Other key trends sped up by the Pandemic include robotics and automation, the growth of e-commerce, the growing need for supply chain agility, and artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. ARC’s Steve Banker will discuss these trends with a particular focus on what these trends mean in warehousing and distribution.

Customer Success Stories

Customer Success Story | Oct. 19 at 11:00 am
Creating Value Through a Unifed Data Analytics Apporach
Carlos Miranda

Mars Incorporated is an American multinational manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products headquartered in Virginia. They employ over 130,000 employees and sell their products in over 80 countries around the world.  

Session Summary: Carlos will present the ways that Mars has leveraged Rebus to generate savings through reporting and other capabilities, such as our future plan to eliminate WMS archive instances.

Customer Success Story | Oct. 19 at 3:30 pm
Gaining Buy In and Engagement: Pay-for-Performance Incentive Program
Patrick Wehby

Conn’s is an American furniture, electronics, and appliances retailer headquartered in Texas, USA. They have over 146 stores across the country, including Colorado, Florida, and Tennessee, and employ more than 4,500 workers across their network.  

Session Summary: Patrick will present the newly started Pay for Performance program, the three main KPIs they are utilizing, and an overview of the program’s impact on their labor productivity.