President and CEO, Lawson Products
Michael DeCata has been President and CEO of Lawson Products since 2012. The company is an industrial distributor of maintenance and repair supplies, committed to helping customers resolve the challenges of their operations long term. Prior to that, Mike served in leadership roles at United Rentals, Inc., Grainger, General Electric, and Chef’s Warehouse.
Founder, Network for Business Innovation
Fellow, NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence
Mark Dancer founded the Network for Business Innovation to drive awareness, advocacy and excellence for B2B innovation, and to enable an exchange of ideas between leaders on business transformation, technology adoption, social impact and community engagement. For more than 30 years, Mark has worked with leaders to achieve go-to-market excellence across a wide range of industries in developed and emerging markets. As a Fellow for the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence, Mark works to help distribution set the standard for B2B innovation and supports every distributor’s efforts to lead.
Director, Industry marketing & Business Intelligence
Richard Blatcher, Director, Industry Marketing & Business Intelligence at PROS, manages the global go-to-market strategy for PROS in its strategic industries. He has over 30 years’ experience in the industry originally based in Europe moving to the US in 2010. He spent the first part of his career in media, publishing and direct marketing managing the delivery of marketing and sales enablement services to many manufacturing and distribution blue-chip enterprises. He has also held EMEA and Global Marketing roles for $2Bn+ software company Autodesk including being responsible for launches of market disrupting SaaS software solutions into the market.
Vice President Strategy
Geoff Webb has over 25 years of experience in the tech industry and is the Vice President strategy at PROS. He works alongside marketing and product management to help define strategy for the business, including how to align technology capabilities to business challenges facing organizations in the move to digital business.
Webb often provides commentary on the intersections of technology, business, and society, and has written on a number of related topics for such journals and websites as: CNBC, USA Today, CIO Update, Healthcare IT News, The Tech Herald, Dark Reading, BankInfoSecurity.com, Wired, InfoSecurity magazine, HelpNetSecurity, and Forbes. He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and writes on the subject of how IoT and AI will change global business practices. He speaks regularly at technical and business conferences around the world.