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Stuttgart, Germany
October 17 - 18, 2018

The European event taking MDM to the next level

30 : Days
19 : Hrs
12 : Mins

Our Partner Sponsors


Step up your MDM game by learning about the most promising and future ready MDM solution while mingling with your peers.

Riversand kindly invites you to an exclusive European community event where customers and partners network and discuss how to thrive in the digital business era.

Register now and reserve your seat!

Riversand Connections 2018 Schedule

Stuttgart, Germany

October 17 - 18, 2018

Join us at the fantastic Skyloft meeting space for great conversation, good food and fantastic opportunities to talk all things data.

Join Riversand and our dinner sponsor for a traditional German Wine & Dine evening event. Experience regional wines in a historical atmosphere while discussing the importance that data plays in the future of digital!

Day 1: Customer First

  • Customer’s Best Practices
  • Use Case Round Tables
  • Riversand’s Strategy
  • What’s New with the Riversand Platform
  • Customer Forum Europe

Day 2: In Partnerships We Trust

  • Enablement Plans
  • Platform Deep Dive & Roadmap
  • Business Development Plans
  • 1on1 Meetings


Customer Day Agenda October 17, 2018

9.00 – 10.00Registration, Check-in & Coffee
10.00 – 10.30Riversand Keynote:
Hear from our founder & CEO how the digital mega trends are changing data management. Celebrate the latest new Riversand platform release with us and learn how it leap-frogs your digital business in the next decade.
Upen Varanasi, CEO & Founder
10.30 – 11.00Customer Keynote: Keeping up with fast changing consumer expectations:
Learn how Orkla, as a manufacturer of food, ingredient, snacks and care products reacts to fast changing consumer demand with an efficient supply chain. Orkla has to connect supply side and demand side in a sophisticated way, offering different relevant brands per each country.
Johan Ekegren, SVP of IT at Orkla.
11.00 – 11.20Coffee break
11.20 – 11.50Sponsor Keynote: Talk data to me: storytelling and why it matters.
It is hard to believe but some people think that data is boring. Telling stories that are relevant to individuals and groups can help them understand the challenges, to get buy in from project sponsors and to enthuse staff to look after data. Stuart Squires talks through some tricks and examples of how to tell a good data story.
Stuart Squires, Managing Director EMEA, Comma
11.50 – 12.20Panel Discussion:
All keynote speakers and our guest Temel Kahyaoglu (The Group of Analysts) will be discussing their point of view on how the technology revolution will fundamentally change digital transformation, business models and the way we work. Please bring your questions to make this as interactive as possible.
12.20 – 13.30Lunch Break
13.30 – 14.00Riversand Platform – What’s new with the latest cloud release

Nikhil Bhatia, Director, Product Management & Strategy

From 14.00Break-out sessions start
14.15 – 16.30Customer Forum Europe
Exclusive for Riversand clients

  • Global PIM roll-out best practice guide from Saint Gobain
    Speaker: Sebastien Royon, Digital IT Manager, Saint Gobain
  • Leadership, stakeholder and branded business at tesa
    • In this best practice session, you we learn how to get executive support and change management in place in order to drive digital business with product information management. Hear best practices for implementing Riversand’s new data platform.
      Speaker: Lars Beeckmann, Director International Marketing, tesa SE
  • Discuss roadmap & strategy
  • Provide feedback & validate priorities
    Moderated by: Sachin Kumar, Sr. Director Customer & Partner Services and Nikhil Bhatia, Director, Product Management & Strategy
14.15 – 16.30Best Practice Sessions
Everybody is welcome to join
14.15 – 14.45Let’s talk serious about mastering data in real-life
We love Data. We know how to master it. But, what we can do best is, listen to our customers and find out what they really need. Let’s talk about real-life cases of mastering data and how we helped our customers and hopefully you.
Michael Fieg, Founder & Managing Director, Parsionate
14.45 – 15.15Solving product content syndication for brands and retailers showing hands on examples for Carrefour, Google and Amazon.
Learn about the challenges around product content syndication for retailers and marketplaces. Learn how assess channel readiness, optimize content for best performance and how to automate the syndication process.
Emile Bloemen, SVP Enterprise & Commerce, Productsup
15.15 – 15.45Break
15.45 – 16.15Artificial Intelligence and integration scenarios
In integration scenarios, AI is often the solution to help us to automate great amounts of manual work, data processing and publication tasks in today’s multi-channel ecosystems. In diverse scenarios we will provide examples of possible use cases.Otakar Tomes, Founder & CEO, Advellence
16.15 – 16.45Digital Twins – What is the real value of your digitized products?
We see an exponential growth of digital product data in all areas, a diversification of your customer touchpoints, the need to create transparency along the supply chain becomes progressively relevant for your organization, your customers and business partners.
We want to demonstrate why digital product twins and E2E data flows are key enablers to drive the digitalization of companies and show that they can unlock new values with an efficient and holistic data management.
Anne Siegel, Manager PwC Technology Consulting
Susanne Arnoldy, Partner, PwC Technology Consulting
16.45 – 18.00Have a drink and mingle with your peers
18.00-19.00Refreshment break: time for emails, calls or hotel check-in
From 19.00Regional Wine & Dine at “Staeffele”
Address: Buschlestraße 2a/b, Stuttgart

Partner Day Agenda October 18, 2018

8.30 – 9.00Check-in
9.00 – 9.30Riversand Keynote:
Hear from our founder & CEO how the digital mega trends are changing data management. Celebrate the latest new Riversand platform release with us and learn how it leap-frogs your digital business in the next decade.
Upen Varanasi, CEO & Founder
9.30 – 10.00Riversand Partner Strategy for implementation and app development in the cloud era.
Raman  Parthasarathy, Global VP of Alliances
10.00 – 10.30Partner enablement plans
Ben Rund, VP of Business Development Europe & Sachin Kumar, Sr. Director Customer & Partner Services
10.30 – 11.00Break
11.00 – 12.30Product roadmap and cloud release what‘s new for partners
Nikhil Bhatia, Director, Product Management & Strategy
12.30 – 13.30Lunch
13.30 – 14.301on1 Meetings
Schedule your 1on1 meeting for regional sales business development or with a product expert for your highest priority.Sign up at the registration desk for your table & slot.


Hotel Information

Please book yourself a room at one of these hotels. First come, first serve so reserve early!

TOP VCH hotel Wartburg

Lange Str. 49-51,
70174 Stuttgart

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Hotel Centro

Büchsenstraße 24,
70174 Stuttgart

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Hotel Royal

Sophienstraße 35,
70178 Stuttgart

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Hotel Unger

Kronenstraße 17,
70173 Stuttgart

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