Distribution Leader Panel:
How Distributors Are Building AI Capabilities

Available on-demand

Don’t drown in AI information overload – instead, watch a discussion with distribution executives who shared how they’re taking steps to build a foundation of technology, people and processes to ensure they can leverage AI long into the future. 

They also shared where they’ve already found wins. You’ll learn how they’re planning to use AI to improve sales effectiveness, target marketing, improve ecommerce performance and drive operational efficiencies. 

Your peers will share their successes – and lessons learned – so far with AI as an emerging tool for their businesses. Watch now on-demand.

Panelists

Mike Powers

Mike Powers, ARG Industrial

Steve Cosgrove

Steve Cosgrove, Cosgrove Partners

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About our panelists:

Mike Powers

Mike Powers 

Director, E-Commerce & Digital Strategy, ARG Industrial

ARG Industrial is a 100% employee-owned, industrial manufacturer and distributor to the oil & gas, mining, fishing, timber, agriculture, marine, OEM and construction industries. In his capacity as Director of E-Commerce & Digital Strategy at the company, Mike is responsible for overseeing ARG Industrial's B2B Digital strategy, which includes developing and launching the company's first E-Commerce platform, including product information system (PIM), content management system (CMS), mobile app and digital hose assembly configurator. 

Steve Cosgrove

Steve Cosgrove

Founder and President, Cosgrove Partners

Steve has extensive consulting, operating and investment experience, having held senior management positions, including President and CEO-level positions for turn-around and start-up ventures. He has advised more than 150 companies on strategic planning, market planning, organizational effectiveness, channel strategy, exit planning and leadership development. Steve is an active investor in commercial/industrial distribution and related businesses. His boutique consulting and investment firm works with companies in the manufacturing, distribution and agriculture industries, including HD Supply, WESCO, Stanley, Kodak, EMC, AT Kearney, Eli Lilly, FinishMaster, TEKsystems, Valet Waste, Trinity Trailers, American Popcorn and Rose Acre Farms.

About our host:

Ian G. Heller

Founder & Senior Partner, Distribution Strategy Group

Ian Heller is Founder & Senior Partner at Distribution Strategy Group, and has more than 30 years of experience executing marketing and e-business strategy in the wholesale distribution industry. He has written and spoken extensively on the impact of digital disruption on distributors.