Leading through Change

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.   Change is a consistent reality in today’s volatile and disruptive business landscape and nowhere else is this more apparent than in JDA today. Organizations that…

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A Surprising Career Journey

Anna Cruz, vice president, Human Resources, has been with JDA for more than 20 years. She shares her journey from humble beginnings, working her way through college, and the surprises she encountered along the way. She’s learned to live by the adage that you should never burn bridges (hint: you’ll learn why as you read…

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crystal ball

Gazing into the Crystal Ball

JDA’s Crystal Ball event began last year across our two India-based Centers of Excellence to tackle the constant shift in technology head-on through our best asset – our people! We are in our second year of the Crystal Ball events that have become a funnel for ideas that will fuel our product transformation and customer…

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Tackling Career Unknowns

Tammy Cunha, vice president, revenue accounting at JDA, shares how your career is never what you may have envisioned from the get-go but how taking leaps makes us stronger and oftentimes end up being the best decisions you can make in life. She shares her leadership tips and learnings and how she finds her own…

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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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