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General Sessions


Never Fly Solo | Waldo Waldman
Flying solo? You might think so. But take a good look around...you have support staff. You have managers. You have suppliers and distributors. And you have colleagues, family members and significant others. By placing your trust in those around you—you can overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success during adverse times. By placing your trust in your Wingmen and by being a Wingman to others, there is no mission you can’t complete. Through captivating stories, business lessons, and high energy video, Waldo will take your team on an unforgettable journey of high performance and excellence in extremely competitive and demanding environments.

Be inspired to take to the skies knowing that you have Wingmen to help you face challenges and change with confidence while maximizing your potential in all aspects of life.


  • Promote Open Communication, Integrity, and Trust
  • Develop a Collaborative, Culture of Accountability and Mutual Support
  • Leverage Preparation to Execute with Confidence
  • Transform Relationships into Revenue
  • Convert Fear into Action
  • Lead with Courage, Conviction, and Compassion

Customer Success Case Studies: | VAI Joe Scioscia / Maggie Kelleher
VAI continues to deliver the latest technologies to help your organization expand, become more productive, and accomplish more - with less. Joe Scioscia and Maggie Kelleher will highlight VAI customers and discuss how they are using VAI technology to improve business performance. See real-world examples on how S2K customers have leveraged VAI technology to thrive in an unpredictable world.

VAI Product Roadmap: | VAI Joe Scioscia
Due to the rapid pace of technological progress, software development methodologies and applications are constantly changing. Emerging trends such as cloud-native application development, low-code/no-code tools, and cybersecurity threats are reshaping VAI’s software suite and platforms. Joe will review VAI’s product roadmap and discuss the current and future development plans for VAI software.


Master of Ceremonies: | Jason Hewlett
Start your Friday with high energy and excitement as Jason guides our morning program. Feel the enthusiasm that Jason is renowned for as he sets the stage for the VAI panel team to review the new highlights of S2K software, cloud technology, and security.

While performing as Master of Ceremonies, Jason will highlight how you can:

  • Identify strengths, capacities, and potential - along with top 10 Attributes that will benefit their business leadership skills and create life-changing transformation at home.
  • Clarify team leadership roles and develop powerful Signature Moves that positively expand every engagement and interaction both within the team - and in the real world with customers, clients and sales!
  • Magnify their understanding and belief that each of us has greatness within and a capacity to elevate everything in our wake with a promise to our organizations, communities, families and loved ones.

VAI Cloud and Security: | VAI Kevin Beasley
This year, ransom-ware attacks have risen by 62% worldwide. Your IT systems are the foundation of your business. Any downtime from ransom-ware attacks or viruses can lead to business disruptions, lost revenue, or even lost customers. VAI’s Chief Information Officer will discuss this growing threat and how VAI Cloud can help you strengthen your infrastructure.

VAI Portal / eBusiness Solutions: | VAI Ralph Sosbee / Todd Endsley
An integrated eBusiness solution makes it simple for your consumers to transact business with you, can encourage recurring business, and boost customer satisfaction. Do you currently use an eCommerce solution? VAI now offers our customer self-service portal as a stand-alone application that you can add to your current eBusiness site to enable customers to check the status of orders, process returns, and pay invoices online.

VAI CRM and Marketing Solutions: | VAI John Albertelli
S2K Sales Force CRM was built for supply chain representatives and provides complete access to the data that is critical for selling products and services. S2K Marketing Cloud provides email automation based on customer behavior giving your sales team instant insight into subscriber activity. You can also automate lead scoring so that sales representatives are only notified when a lead becomes hot.

VAI Mobile Solutions: | VAI Debajyoti Das
Mobile apps have become a key tool for companies of all sizes. Giving your team and your customers immediate access to account and product information can be a game changer. VAI’s mobile suite includes exciting applications for Order Processing, POD, Field Service, and Warehouse Management.

VAI Analytics: | VAI Paul de Prado / Jason Richter
Analytics is a critical tool for an ERP system and it helps organizations explore and use data to enable profitable and efficient decision-making. Major enhancements to S2K Analytics include new Reports, Dashboards, Financial Report Writer, updated Health Check, and new Data Modeling Tools.