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The New Level Podcast is hosted by Philip Aguib and Theresa Forman. It studies automation technology trends and how they affect humans. The show focuses on inviting industry experts across multiple sectors, to share ideas and concepts, to help humans elevate their business. Join Philip and Theresa on a journey to gain more knowledge about automation technologies. Philip is the Sales Director of Vantree Systems, an EDI automation company based in Montreal. Theresa has been a marketing consultant in the IT space for over 20 years!

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TNL0004: Digital Transformation In Wholesale Distribution with Richard Tucker

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TNL0013: ERP Implementation with Christopher Williams
In today's episode, we speak with Christopher Williams, Senior Business Consultant at Tailored Business Solutions. Tailored Business Solutions focuses on streamlining systems and processes and developing ops to help online businesses scale and increase profit. They help businesses improve their bottom line by providing the formula to converting more sales through operational strategies and creating effective systems to support adding 5-figures in revenue. ​Christopher Williams has vast experience working in the information technology and services industry. Before being a business consultant, Chris worked as an Engineer at 3SAE. ​Chris is highly skilled in Business Processes, SAP Business One, Enterprise Software, Software Implementation, and Software as a Service (SaaS).​ Today, we discuss what company stakeholders should ask themselves before beginning their digital transformation journey​. We talk about companies' goals when implementing a new ERP system and the top three challenges customers face. We discuss the importance of change management and support during and after an ERP implementation. ​ And finally, what sets SAP apart from other ERP organizations. Without further delay, I bring you, Christopher Williams from Tailored Business Solutions!​
51:57
June 29, 2022
TNL0012: Solution Architecture with Dave Couture
On today's episode, we speak with Dave Couture, Vice-President of Development and Technology at Larochelle Groupe Conseil, who has over a decade of experience within the technology solution architecture industry. Larochelle Groupe Conseil offers information technology consulting services that help companies propel themselves towards achieving their business objectives while reducing their operating costs process optimization. Today, we discuss the top challenges we're seeing in the solution architecture industry, the importance of solution architecture and development in digital transformations, and the customer experience and data valorization. And finally, tune in to discover the value consultants bring to organizations and the long-term impact of collaboration.
58:57
May 31, 2022
TNL0011: The Customer Experience with Elke Steinwender
In today's episode, we speak with Elke Steinwender, Co-Founder and President at Maïeutyk. Maïeutyk helps organizations understand new customer and market behaviors. They facilitate the transition towards a customer-centered, collaborative, and agile organization by empowering employees to positively impact the customer and brand experiences. Elke is a Senior Marketing Strategist with over 20 years of international experience facilitating change, allowing organizations to solidify their brand, empower their teams with customer knowledge, break silos between departments, and view the customer experience as a whole. Today, we talk about customer experience and how it impacts businesses We discuss the top 3 customer experience trends and how they are being influenced by technology. We also talk about how companies analyse their customer experience journey and the importance of aligning your departments. And finally, tune in to discover the one thing leaders can do to begin mastering the customer experience journey in their departments (and eventually) their company!
53:12
April 19, 2022
TNL0010: Co-Packaging and Co-Manufacturing with Jason Tham
In today's episode, we speak with Jason Tham, Co-Founder and CEO at Nulogy. Nulogy is an award-winning supplier of agile supply chain solutions. Their cloud-based platform enables consumer brands and their external supply chain partners to respond quickly to a volatile retail and consumer environment while reducing waste and costs and accelerating brand growth. For more than a decade, Jason has led industry thought leadership with speaking engagements for the Contract Packaging Association, the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), among many others. Today, we talk about the difference between co-packaging and co-manufacturing. We discuss the challenges companies are seeing today to keep up with demand and what they could do from a sourcing perspective. We talk about the importance of having a strong eco-system and the environmental benefits of co-packaging and co-manufacturing compared to traditional manufacturing. 
37:09
December 20, 2021
TNL0009: EDI Automation with Jim Gonzalez
In today's episode, we speak with Jim Gonzalez, CEO at EDI Support LLC. EDI Support is an EDI Consulting and document integration company based in Pennsylvania, providing full-service EDI and integration solutions. Jim brings 24 years of extensive experience in building digital transformation strategies for companies in retail, eCommerce, wholesale, manufacturing, supply chain, and logistics. Today, we talk about the differences between on-premise vs. cloud EDI solutions and what companies should consider when choosing between both. We discuss the significance of the new vendor scorecard system and what companies can do to keep their score up. We talk about how companies can get involved in drop shipping, how to pivot their EDI operations, and finally, the challenges many transportation companies face and the shift in the space. 
57:30
October 12, 2021
TNL0008: Digital Transformation with Stilian Nikolow
In today's episode, we speak with Stilian Nikolow, Director of Strategic Growth at Gestisoft. ​Gestisoft is a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Montreal specializing in deploying Microsoft CRM & ERP solutions. ​As a leader in the company, Stilian enables organizations to transform digitally by using Microsoft technology.​He is currently the President of St. Lawrence Toastmasters, Canada's oldest public speaking club, east of Winnipeg. ​He won the AMBAQ Award in November 2020, an award recognizing the accomplishments of 11 MBAs with a positive impact in Quebec during Covid-19. ​Today, we discuss how the pandemic accelerated digital transformation manufacturing and distribution companies in Canada and what technologies are driving this transformation.​ We discuss how companies' management teams should explore new solutions and what they should look for when selecting a technology provider.​ We talk about the five benefits companies can expect when adopting these new technologies.​ And finally, how important it is to involve your staff is to ensure a successful digital transformation journey.
49:49
July 08, 2021
TNL0007: Transformational Leadership With Dr. Charles Redd
In our seventh episode, we speak with Dr. Charles Redd, a sales management executive and coach.​ Dr. Charles has transformed underperforming employees at renowned companies such as The Hershey Company, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. He's trained students at The Clark Atlanta University and Oakland Community College and is an educational consultant with Time to Teach: Center for Teacher effectiveness with K-12 educational professionals. ​He was selected to work with the Project 100 initiative to reduce recidivism rates. Additionally, he has a book called "Don't Stop Now" and has his podcast called "Dr. Charles Speaks," where he delivers inspirational teachings and lessons from his experience.​ Today, we talk about mentoring/coaching and the impact technology has in this space​. We discuss how this past year has affected individuals and tips to staying motivated. Additionally, we discuss some of the common challenges young people are facing, and finally, the process of finding one's purpose and the qualities that can determine one's success​.  If you enjoyed this podcast, please leave a rating and review to reach new listeners and grow our community. Thank you for listening!
35:57
May 19, 2021
TNL0006: Social Selling with Tim Hughes
In our sixth episode, we speak with Tim Hughes, Co-Founder & CEO of DLA Ignite. Tim has over thirty years of experience in the sales, marketing, and business development space, from working at a multinational computer software company, Oracle, and creating a Rutgers Business School program about social selling in the digital world. He has spent the last five years being the Co-Owner and CEO of social media and management consulting firm DLA Ignite, based in London, England. Tim and Adam formed DLA Ignite when they noticed the crucial impact social media has on organizations. They decided they would turn their consulting, sales, and training expertise into a series of programs that associates and partners deliver. DLA ignite’s mission is to give businesses the ability to unlock the intellectual capital hidden within their existing networks to transform how they do business in a continually changing world. Tim has also written a book called Social Selling: Techniques to Influence Buyers and Changemakers, which you can find on Amazon.   Today, we talk about social selling and how it’s changed since organizations have shifted towards digital transformation. We also talk about what significant changes we’ve seen from the modern buyer and seller, recommendations going into 2021 for B2B vs. B2C businesses, and how individuals can implement automation techniques in social selling without negatively impacting the customer experience. 
01:00:38
March 23, 2021
TNL0005: Label Software Industry Trends with Elizabeth Sinclair
In our fifth episode, we speak with Elizabeth Sinclair, Director of Marketing at Seagull Scientific. This organization transforms data into the labels, barcodes, documents, and RFID that drive business.​ Elizabeth works with users, partners, and industry groups in sectors such as food, pharma, medical devices, chemical, and healthcare, to enable consumer confidence, supply chain efficiencies, and regulatory compliance through the deployment of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC).​ Today, we talk about new trends in the label software industry. We also discuss everything from new technologies to companies like Amazon implementing labeling regulations. Lastly, Elizabeth shares tips on how to adopt this software to ensure you are making the best out of your investment in digital transformation​.  If you enjoyed this podcast, please leave a rating and review to reach new listeners and grow our community. Thank you for listening!
01:11:43
January 05, 2021
TNL0004: Digital Transformation In Wholesale Distribution with Richard Tucker
In our fourth episode, we speak with Richard Tucker, Vice-President of Sales at Trident Worldwide, where customers can send, store, and sell their products on an all-in-one integrated platform. Richard brings over twenty years of wealth, experience, and knowledge working in the third-party logistics, supply chain, retail, and e-commerce sectors.We discuss the digital transformation in the wholesale distribution industry, the essential metrics to consider in warehouse management, and, lastly, how the customer experience is at the center of these recent changes. If you enjoyed this podcast, please leave a rating and review to reach new listeners and grow our community. Thank you for listening!
01:00:20
December 14, 2020
TNL0003: Cloud Migration Discussion with Rija Raharinosy
In today's episode, we speak with Rija Raharinosy, Vice-President Sales and Alliances at Solulan, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Montreal. Rija comes with more than twenty years in the IT space and six years in the Microsoft space. Today, we talk about the top reasons why you should move your organization to the cloud. We talk about the differences between cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud solutions. And of course, how new automation technologies like machine learning, RPA, among others, will influence our society's future. If you enjoyed this podcast, please leave a rating and review to reach new listeners and grow our community. Thank you for listening!
41:49
December 07, 2020
TNL0002: Business Intelligence Discussion with Corey Mendelsohn
In today's episode, we speak with Corey Mendelsohn, President at NewIntelligence, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Corey comes with over twenty years of experience in the IT space, coming from an IBM Cognos Business Analytics background. Today we talk about the importance of Business Intelligence Analytics, especially in today's society. Additionally, we talk about empowering users with the right tools to produce proper results for your business and what to look for when you're choosing the right BI solution.  If you enjoyed this podcast, please leave a rating and review to reach new listeners and grow our community. Thank you for listening!
33:39
September 28, 2020
TNL0001: Cyber Security Trends Discussion with Abraham Megidish
In today's episode, we speak with Abraham Megidish, a systems engineer and solutions architect at Jentü Technologies. With over 30 years' experience in the industry, Abraham is launching his most significant invention yet as he continues making solutions out of problems and fulfilling his life-long dream to deliver a better technology experience to the world. In our discussion, we discuss how the shift to working from home has introduced new cybersecurity risks to organizations, how AI has increased security risks in specific verticals, and what roles employees play in preventing threats from affecting organizations. If you enjoyed this podcast, please leave a rating and review to reach new listeners and grow our community. Thank you for listening!
45:04
September 14, 2020