We're pleased to present our complete program. This year's program focuses on more interactive and in-depth classes to address varying levels of user experience and knowledge. We have organized the program into two tracks: Technical and Sales & Marketing. 

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    General Sessions

    Each day of the conference will open with a general session that will present an overview of what’s new at CribMaster and future outlooks for our business and industry.

      Technical Track

      Applied RFID

      Already familiar with RFID? Take your knowledge to the next level by learning best practices, issuing and tracking, troubleshooting, and replenishment methods.

      Speaker: Chris Smith, RFID Project Manager
      Audience: All
      Level: Advanced
      Type: Presentation

      At the Push of a Button: Sizing Your Solution with CM Web

      Discover CM Web’s Solution Generator, designed to conveniently build potential vending configurations based on your specific needs. The solution automatically imports your item information, stores it conveniently in a data vault, and suggests the optimal solutions that maximize every machine’s usage, along with your overall ROI and growth potential.

      Speaker: Ashley Luke, Customer Success Manager
      Audience: All
      Level: Basic
      Type: Interactive Presentation

      Be Prepared: Getting Ready for CribMaster Vending

      A successful vending program starts by leveraging best practices in structuring your data and deployments efficiently. This session will not only help you get started on the right path, but will also address ways to scale your program as your business grows.

      Speaker: Randy Bunch, Implementation Program Manager
      Audience: All
      Level: Basic
      Type: Presentation

      BYOC - Bring Your Own Challenge

      Do you have any challenges or projects that you need some help with? Submit your challenge to our CribMaster experts in advance. They’ll come prepared to work with you to find the right solution.

      Speaker: Robin Goins, Professional Services Engineer
      Audience: All 
      Level: Advanced
      Type: Interactive Panel
      *Pre-registration required - class registration opens soon

      CM ATR 101

      Get to know the software that runs our industrial vending and tool control solutions. This class gives an overview of our ATR software and options, including Issue, Return, Count, Adjust, and CM Block.

      Speaker: Kevin Goodman, Training Specialist
      Audience: All
      Level: Basic
      Type: Presentation

      CM Desktop Client 101

      Get acquainted with all the basics and best ways to navigate CribMaster Desktop Client. Learn how to work with your records by building filters, creating and saving customized views, and more.

      Speaker: Jennifer Halford, Customer Service Project Manager
      Audience: All
      Level: Basic
      Type: Presentation

      CM Web: Enhanced Dashboards & Reporting

      You've heard all the buzz about CM Web; now take a deeper dive into CM Web's improved and expanded dashboards and reporting capabilities.

      Speaker: Ryan Butler, Project Coordinator
      Audience: All
      Level: Intermediate
      Type: Presentation

      CribMaster Industrial Vending Showcase

      Join us in the Hardware Lab to get an overview of CribMaster’s most popular vending solutions. Get to know the ProStock, ProLock, ToolBox, WeighStation, and get an introduction to our newest vending solution, the eCab.

      Speaker: Kyle McKay, Support Technician Teir II
      Audience: All
      Level: Basic
      Type: Interactive Presentation

      Hardware Hands-On Labs

      Join our CribMaster experts from 2-5:30 pm each day at our open hardware lab to receive hands-on training on our full range of industrial vending solutions. The lab features: WeighStation Double Main + Aux, AccuPort, X3, AccuDrawer Gen 3, Hybrid AccuCab, ToolBox, ProStock, ProLock, eCab as well as accessories.

      Lead: Ben Tumlin, Technical Support Supervisor
      Audience: All
      Level: Intermediate
      Type: Open lab

      Introduction to RFID

      What is RFID? This overview of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) will help you become familiar with the technology and how it interacts with CribMaster solutions.

      Speaker: Cliff Barney, Senior RFID Project Specialist
      Audience: All
      Level: Basic
      Type: Presentation

      Phil & the Techsperts

      When it comes to CribMaster Inventory Management Software, our technical experts are second to none. Here’s your opportunity to pose your most important questions to our panel of "techsperts,” including the one and only Phil Stenger.

      Lead Speaker: Phil Stenger, Professional Services Consultant
      Audience: All
      Level: Advanced
      Type: Interactive Panel
      *Pre-registration required

      Smooth Sailing: Best Practices for CM Software Upgrades

      Thinking about upgrading your version of CM Desktop Client? Learn how to identify and work through operational considerations and best practices to prepare for a smoother upgrade.

      Speaker: Robin Goins, Professional Services Engineer
      Audience: All
      Level: Intermediate
      Type: Presentation

      Software Hands-On Labs

      Join our CribMaster experts from 2-5:30 pm each day and 8-10 pm Tuesday evening at our open software lab. Bring your questions and our experts will show you the best ways to work with our software to meet your requirements.

      Lead: Randy Baker, Software Development Manager
      Audience: All
      Level: Intermediate
      Type: Open lab

      Software that Listens and Evolves: The Latest in CM Software Enhancements

      See the latest updates on CribMaster software first-hand. Learn about the customer-driven, robust, new features available and how they can benefit your business.

      Speaker: Andrew Gobba, Product Owner
      Audience: All
      Level: Basic
      Type: Presentation

      Tag! You're It! RFID Tagging Lab

      In this hands-on lab, you’ll discover the finer points of RFID tagging and learn the what, when, why, and how of choosing the right tag for the right application.

      Speaker: Deann Seckinger, RFID R&D Product Manager & Cliff Barney, Senior RFID Project Specialist
      Audience: All
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Interactive Presentation

      Sales & Marketing Track

      The Answer to Where: CribMaster's IIoT Solution

      CribMaster experts present a use case for enterprise-wide asset tracking that provides real-time visibility into where your critical items are.

      Speaker: John Johnson, Strategic Accounts
      Audience: All
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Presentation

      Are You Industry 4.0? Bringing IoT into Your Business

      The LinkAge is here. Are you ready? Discover Industry 4.0 and how it relates to our industry, current and future state.

      Guest Speaker: Aaron Allsbrook, CTO, ClearBlade
      Audience: All
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Presentation

      Big Data, Big Picture

      How do you turn data into information? Powerful analytics can give you a detailed snapshot of your business, and can help optimize manufacturing processes, reduce downtime and improve asset utilization. Small to large companies are taking advantage of free robust tools for analytics. We’ll look at how to evaluate opportunities for turning data into real operational efficiencies and ways to develop an analytics culture.

      Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Joseph, Senior Data Scientist, STANLEY Digital Accelerator
      Audience: All
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Presentation

      CM Mobile: The Next Generation

      CM Mobile provides a stellar combination of user experience and usability to let you perform whether your primary function is inventory replenishment, tool crib operations, or a combination of the two. This session will focus on the newest generation of CM Mobile – designed thoroughly with customers and their solution interactions in mind.

      Speaker: Greg Rinkowski, Channel Sales Manager
      Customer Co-Presenter: Josh Bickford, Regional Engineered Solutions Manager, BlackHawk
      Audience: All
      Level: Basic
      Type: Presentation

      CM Web: Managing Inventory on the Go

      CM Web was designed based on user experience. In this session, you’ll learn how CM Web has enabled a leading distributor to manage a large geographic area's inventory more efficiently by using the solution’s easy-to-use interface, dashboards and analytics.

      Speaker: Andy Willson, Sales Manager UK
      Customer Co-Presenter: Scott Dugdale, Head of Invend Technical Operations, Brammer
      Audience: All
      Level: Intermediate
      Type: Presentation

      Conquering Complex Projects

      If you’ve ever been involved in a complex project with a company you’ve worked with, this session will share best practices and help you learn how to overcome hurdles. The CribMaster team will present case studies of our own. Bring your challenges and successes to share, and walk away with best practices not only for CribMaster complex deployments, but also practices you can put in place for any demanding project you may encounter.

      Speaker: Cliff Barney, Senior RFID Project Specialist
      Audience: All
      Level: Intermediate
      Type: Interactive Presentation

      CribMaster Customers Present

      CribMaster customers from around the world will present how they’re using CribMaster solutions to grow their businesses. Various sessions throughout the program will also feature customers co-presenting along with CribMaster experts.

      Speaker: CribMaster Customers
      Audience: All
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Presentation

      Designing & Executing Your VMI Marketing Strategy

      Running a successful VMI program is more than just offering machines. Learn how to build your go-to-market strategy and utilize all the CribMaster marketing tools at your disposal to fully engage your customers.

      Speaker: Michael Minc, Channel Sales Manager
      Audience: Distributor
      Level: Basic
      Type: Presentation

      Designing for You: Applying User-Focused Design to CM ATR

      This session will introduce you to the new, more intuitive CM ATR, developed based on voice of customer feedback. We’ll share the new user experience that includes shopping carts and easy item search. You’ll also learn how using an IIoT platform optimizes notifications around real-time tool movement logic.

      Speaker: Kelly Hurt, Channel Sales Manager
      Audience: All
      Level: Basic
      Type: Presentation

      Getting Started with CribMaster EU

      Learn best practices for getting your VMI program started in the EU. CribMaster’s EU team will walk you through their onboarding process, support and vision for the future of inventory management in the EU.

      Speakers: EU Team
      Audience: European Customers
      Level: Basic
      Type: Presentation

      The Host with the Most: CribMaster Hosting Services

      In this session, you’ll gain insight on how to get your CribMaster solutions up and running quickly, while requiring less from your IT department. Find out how CribMaster Hosting Services can securely host your application and data and reduce IT costs.

      Speaker: Greg Preston, Strategic Accounts
      Customer Co-Presenter: Andy Nugent, National Supply Chain Manager - Hardgoods, Airgas
      Audience: All
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Presentation

      Join the Conversation: IIoT Think Tank

      The Industrial Internet of Things or IIoT interconnects computers, machines and people to streamline industrial manufacturing processes. Discuss and ideate with the CribMaster team on how specific IIoT solutions can help change the face of your business.

      Speakers: Michele Salimbeni-Schnoll, Product Manager & Aparna Jue, Software Product Manager
      Audience: End User
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Interactive Panel

      Make Your Mark with Digital Marketing

      Effective marketing today requires a strong digital strategy. Our digital marketing experts from Stanley Black & Decker’s Global Digital Marketing team will provide an overview of best practices for SEO, SEM, email marketing, web, social media and more. Part of the session will focus on what CribMaster is doing to strengthen its strategy and what this means for you.

      Guest Speakers: Angie Benamati, Principal Search, Global Digital Marketing, Stanley Black & Decker
      Russell Waters, Senior Manager, Global Marketing, Stanley Black & Decker
      Audience: All 
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Presentation

      Meet the CribMaster Leaders

      Meet CribMaster’s executive management team: James Ray, Holly Brown, and Tony Prueitt. Bring questions and feedback to share. They will share their vision and perspectives on the development and evolution of our business.

      Speakers: James Ray, President, Global Industrial; Holly Brown, VP of Sales & Marketing; Antony Prueitt, General Manager-Europe
      Audience: All
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Panel Discussion

      The Next Wave of VMI

      We've seen manufacturers push on suppliers to deliver more and more on-site inventory management capabilities, starting with simple "keep fill" systems to the wave of industrial vending machines that have swept the industry. What types of inventory management improvements and requirements will manufacturers expect next? And what do suppliers need to do to be ready to meet and exceed these expectations? 

      Speaker: Greg Preston, Strategic Accounts
      Audience: Distributor
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Presentation

      Optimizing Productivity with Connected Assets: A CribMaster Case Study

      What happens on the CribMaster manufacturing floor? The CribMaster facility offers us the ability to test our proofs of concept as we develop new technologies, especially when it comes to asset tracking. Tag along with CribMaster as we share what we’ve learned in using our own asset tracking solution.

      Speaker: John Johnson, Strategic Accounts
      Audience: All
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Presentation

      RFID: What Is It & Why You Need It

      Understand the value of incorporating RFID solutions into your operations to provide tool control and traceability. Use cases will demonstrate how RFID can result in safety, compliance and productivity improvements, as well as cost reductions.

      Speaker: Cameron Brown, Professional Services Manager
      Audience: All
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Presentation

      The Sky’s the Limit: Aerospace Roundtable

      What are the opportunities and challenges in aerospace that CribMaster can help you with? Collaborate with other aerospace professionals and CribMaster to identify common trends in the industry and how our solutions can help address them.

      Speaker: Cameron Brown, Professional Services Manager
      Audience: Aerospace Customers Only
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Interactive Discussion

      Supporting You: What's New at CribMaster

      This session provides a great opportunity to learn what’s new at CribMaster to support your business and share your feedback. CribMaster management will update you on the latest developments in marketing communications, sales opperations and professional services.

      Speakers: CribMaster Management Team
      Audience: All
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Presentation

      Trends in Mobility

      As today’s work environments continue to move from desk-based solutions to mobile ones, CribMaster is continuing to leverage mobile devices to deliver inventory management capabilities to users on the go. This session addresses how workplace mobile solutions will increasingly play an important role in user experience and convenience, while resulting in greater efficiencies and speed of doing business. Real world examples will be shared.

      Guest Speakers: David Balcom, Director, Digital Products, STANLEY Digital Accelerator
      Jason Russell, Digital Product Manager, STANLEY Digital Accelerator
      Audience: All
      Level: All Levels
      Type: Presentation

      Using the Right Data to Optimize Your Business

      Discover which CribMaster Inventory Management Software tools can be used to identify the right data and convert it into meaningful information that will turn into greater operational results.

      Speaker: Aparna Jue, Software Product Manager
      Audience: All
      Level: Intermediate
      Type: Presentation