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ROUND-UP: Gathering For Distributors

MAY 19, 2022 - AUSTIN, TX

Join Us at the AFS Cinema & Event Hall in Austin, Texas or livestream worldwide

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DCKAP Round-Up: An Event for Distributors

Connect with dozens of impactful speakers and explore new perspectives for guiding distributors on the journey of digital transformation; from covering the basics to diving into complex strategies that will help you succeed in eCommerce.

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TRANSFORM & OPTIMIZE YOUR DIGITAL STRATEGY

Join us May 19, 2022 at the AFS Cinema & Event Hall in Austin or livestream!

The DCKAP Round-up is a strategic half-day event featuring an engaging agenda of presentations and discussions that touch on the current state of distribution as well as the latest insights for best navigating the digital future.

Hear about some of the most important trends and current strategies in the industry, find out some of the latest technologies available for B2B digital commerce, and learn how to stay ahead of the competition.

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Discover the products and solutions to create a better online experience. Hear from experts in the field, learn from their insights and strategies! 

Discover the products and solutions to create a better online experience. Hear from experts in the field, learn from their insights and strategies! 

Discover the products and solutions to create a better online experience. Hear from experts in the field, learn from their insights and strategies! 

! Find out how some of our partners have helped distributors go to the next level. Learn how to get started and find the best way to grow in B2B eCommerce 

! Find out how some of our partners have helped distributors go to the next level. Learn how to get started and find the best way to grow in B2B eCommerce 

! Find out how some of our partners have helped distributors go to the next level. Learn how to get started and find the best way to grow in B2B eCommerce 

Meet Our Speakers

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Patrick Garcia
Vice President of Digital, Data, and Innovation, SRS Distribution

Patrick Garcia is the Vice President of Digital, Data, and Innovation at SRS Distribution, the strongest national network of independent roofing distributors based in McKinney, Texas. Patrick leads a team of application, integration, and data developers, focused on building technology solutions that enables a differentiated customer experience and impacts operational efficiency through optimization and automation.

Patrick has over 21 years of experience in systems architecture, IT strategic planning, and global distribution implementations.

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Ryan Van Hoozer
Vice President of Operations, Marysville Marine

Ryan Van Hoozer is the Vice President of Operations for Marysville Marine, a wholesale and e-commerce supplier of boating parts and accessories. For over 17 years, Ryan has led the marketing and e-commerce efforts for Marysville Marine, overseeing the growth and vision for both Marysville Marine and its retail counterpart, Marine Parts Source. Ryan also oversees the purchasing, inventory and product management for the company, ensuring that all parts tie together seamlessly.

Norm Clark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Instruction, Texas A&M University

Norm Clark joined the Industrial Distribution faculty in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University in the fall of 2001. He has a BBA in Accounting, an MBA in Management, and a Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development.

In industry, as director of sales for a Houston-based consulting firm, Norm developed, marketed and delivered educational programs for both manufacturers and distributors representing a variety of industrial channels throughout the U.S.

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Tory Brunker
Sr. Director, Commerce Strategy & Product Marketing at Adobe

Tory Brunker is the Sr. Director, Commerce Strategy & Product Marketing at Adobe. Her focus is on the development of memorable commerce experiences across all customer touchpoints for B2B and B2C organizations using Adobe Commerce, powered by Magento. Tory previously held marketing and eCommerce leadership roles at Dell and Office Depot where she launched new products and utilized B2B digital channels and lead generation to drive 350% YoY increase in new customer revenue. Outside of work, you can find Tory at a local sports field with her husband, cheering on their daughter and son.

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Brad Feakes
President, EstesGroup

Brad Feakes is the president at EstesGroup, where for nearly a decade he has focused on the convergence of Enterprise Resource Planning and emerging technologies. With 25+ years of experience in process methodologies, including systems analysis, Six Sigma, Lean, Business Process Management, and Value Stream Mapping, Brad leverages his background to help manufacturers and distributors implement private and hybrid cloud solutions to support their complex business environments.

Eric Yonge
CEO, EYStudios

Eric Yonge is the CEO of EYStudios in Atlanta, Georgia - a full-service marketing, design, and development agency. Eric has been working in the eCommerce sphere for 23 years and is regarded as an expert by many in the field. In addition to improving eCommerce brands, Eric is passionate about drawing, gardening, and above all, his family.

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Evan Perkins
Manager of Mid-Market Sales at BigCommerce

Evan Perkins currently serves as a Manager of the Mid-Market Sales team at BigCommerce, where he's worked for over five years. His technology sales career spans over a decade across a variety of SaaS solutions ranging from digital marketing and social media, agile development management, to online retail and ecommerce. Evan enjoys helping merchants find and validate scalable, long-term ecommerce solutions for their DTC and B2B use cases.

A native Texan, Evan lives in Austin with his wife of 15 years and their two children. He likes naps, comedy, and eating.

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Catherine Sulskis
Partner Manager, DCKAP

Catherine works with the marketing team as the Partner Manager, bridging connections, finding ways to co-brand and co-market our solutions, and building lasting relationships with our partners. She works to ensure that our partnerships add value to the community and to expand the partner ecosystem. With an educational background in creative writing and sociology, and having worked in the tech industry for over a decade, she has a special affinity for the power of storytelling and the future of technology.

Bill Boronkay
Host/MC

All Momma Boronkay wanted was for her three sons to have nice families and secure jobs, which is exactly what the other two boys did…then there was Bill. Told he’d never make it in television, Boronkay earned 5 Emmy Awards during his sportscasting and hosting career where his biggest thrills came from making his co-workers laugh. When his career stalled, Bill became a comedian.

Bill also currently hosts the nationally syndicated, “Cruise-In” on the “FOX Sports,” “Bally Sports,” “Rev’n” and “Fun Roads” television networks. He’s been heard on Sirius/XM, Bob & Tom, ESPN Radio and various radio stations across the country. He’s also host and creator of the web series, “The Fired Sports Guy.” In early 2020, Dry Bar Comedy released Bill’s first stand up special, which is gaining views globally.

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Nijel Williams
Business Analyst, DCKAP

Nijel Williams is a Business Analyst with DCKAP. He is a recent graduate of the Industrial Distribution program at Texas A&M University. Currently he resides in College Station, TX. Nijel participated in the Talent Incubator Program under the Thomas and Joan Read Center for Distribution Research and Education. During his free time he skates with his dog, plays apex legends, and enrolls in continuous education courses for self improvement.

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Justin Zaza
eCommerce Integration Consultant, DCKAP

Justin Zaza is an Integration Specialist with DCKAP. He is a recent graduate of the Industrial Distribution program at Texas A&M University, and currently resides in Austin, TX. Justin also has experience with Motion Industries, an industrial equipment distributor. In his free time, Justin enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, biking and surfing.

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Jacqueline Portillo
Event Coordinator, DCKAP

Jacqueline is a proud Texas A&M University graduate with a degree in Communications, Events, and Tourism Management. Given her customer service savvy and bilingual skills, Jacqueline is an expert at maintaining relationships in any environment. Her background in planning events lends her a firsthand understanding of the importance of using both attention-to-detail and organizational skills in accomplishing any task ahead of her. In her free time, she loves going on scenic drives with friends and discovering new artists. Jacqueline is very excited to continue her career journey at DCKAP as their Event Coordinator.

Karthik Chidambaram
CEO, Founder DCKAP

Karthik Chidambaram bootstrapped the company from his small apartment in Chicago, Illinois. DCKAP was started with 2 people, 2 computers and 2 desks and is now a global team with headquarters in the Greater Austin area.

He reckons industry setbacks and renders solid & practical solutions to organizations. Karthik holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Round-Up Highlights

Agenda

  • Session Details

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    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CT

    Pre-Event Breakfast & Networking

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    9:00 AM - 9:10 AM CT

    Crowd Warm-Up

    Bill Boronkay, Host


  • evan

    9:10 AM - 9:30 AM CT

    Welcome, Opening Note

    Karthik Chidambaram, Founder & CEO at DCKAP


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    9:30 AM - 9:55 AM CT

    Customer Story - Q&A

    Ryan Van Hoozer, Vice President of Operations at Marysville Marine

    Karthik Chidambaram, Founder & CEO at DCKAP


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    10:00 AM to 10:25 AM CT

    From the Field: Practical Tips for Better Vendor Evaluations

    Evan Perkins, Manager of Mid-Market Sales at BigCommerce


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    10:30 AM to 10:55 AM CT

    Integration Considerations when Constructing a Hybrid ERP Cloud

    Brad Feakes, President at EstesGroup


  • evan

    11:00 AM to 11:25 AM CT

    Differentiate Your Emerging eCommerce Brand

    Eric Yonge, CEO & Creative Director at EYStudios


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    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM CT

    Group Photo on Stage & Lunch Break

  • Session Details

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    12:35 PM - 1:00 PM CT

    Creating Memorable Commerce Experiences for Your B2B Customers

    Tory Brunker, Sr. Director, Commerce Strategy & Product Marketing at Adobe


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    1:05 PM to 1:30 PM CT

    Advancing the Industry’s Technology

    Patrick Garcia, V.P. of Digital, Data, and Innovation at SRS Distribution


  • evan

    1:35 PM - 2:05 PM CT

    Trends in Talent Development & The Future of Distribution | Panel Discussion

    Norm Clark, Associate Professor of Instruction at Texas A&M University

    Justin Zaza, eCommerce Integration Consultant at DCKAP

    Nijel Williams, Business Analyst at DCKAP

    Jacqueline Portillo, Event Coordinator at DCKAP


  • evan

    2:10 PM - 2:20 PM CT

    Closing Note

    Catherine Sulskis, Partner Manager at DCKAP


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    2:20 PM - 3:20 PM CT

    Post-Event Refreshments/Cocktails & Networking

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