The C-Suite's innovation challenges

Executives see AI, Cognitive Analytics and Cloud as the Path to Innovation and Speed to Market

According to research, executives are investing in new cloud-based AI and cognitive analytics capabilities that will provide them with end-to-end visibility and traceability across their extended supply networks, starting them on the road to autonomous supply chains. CXO executives increasingly understand that satisfying fast-changing customer demand in today’s digital marketplace won’t happen if they continue…

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Congratulating our Real Results and ICON Award Winners

I manage the Customer Marketing program at JDA. That means that I get to talk to customers from around the world every day. I have the opportunity to hear their stories, understand how they’re using our solutions, and to get to know more about them, their families and career journeys. Many days I think my…

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Conscious Collaboration

Today’s Wednesdays for Women is another in our occasional series titled “Lessons from Leaders” featuring learnings of interest to anyone seeking insights and experiences to grow their leadership skills.  In today’s blog, Judy Fearn, product director and member of the JDA Winning Leadership program, shares what she learned from Jean Yatska, RVP, Product Management. Jean…

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Winning with Hyper-localization: How to Overcome the Challenge of Meeting Local Market Needs

Today’s blog comes from me alongside guest contributor Andy Grady-Smith, global capability director for category optimisation, dunnhumby. dunnhumby is a JDA partner working to provide companies with prescriptive, consumer-based insights to improve their merchandising strategies and decisions. Increasingly retailers are looking at ways to deliver hyper-localization of assortment for their customers. We teamed up to…

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The Importance of Having a Risk Tolerance

Denise Miller, JDA’s chief transformation officer, is no stranger to taking calculated risks and pushing her teams to do the same. She shares how an education that began in pre-med led her to become a strong sales leader (the answer ‘why’ may surprise you!), the importance of having risk tolerance, and why you should have…

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Initiating and Leading Business Change

Today’s Wednesdays for Women post is part of an occasional series titled “Lessons from Leaders,” featuring insights that can help anyone looking to grow their career and leadership skills. In today’s blog, Trish Dutton, Solutions Director in Consulting Services and member of the JDA Winning Leadership program, shares what she learned about becoming a transformational…

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Predict What’s Next in Category Management

Ever wish you could peer into the future and see what’s coming next? To better understand what technology investments are being prioritized to reach the modern shopper, we surveyed more than 130 category management and merchandising professionals as part of this year’s Voice of the Category Manager survey. Following are some key takeaways: Understanding shopper…

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Taking Risks that Pay Off

Jen Colley is a senior solution architect at JDA and has been on both sides of the fence – working at a retailer and now at JDA, working closely with customers to get their category management deployments up and running. She shares with us how some of her biggest risks have been the best decisions…

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