TECSYS SmartVision 2018

Innovating for the Future

June 3–6, 2018, in Orlando, FL

See Why You Should Attend  

Why Attend?

As always, SmartVision will be jam-packed with both strategic and practical information that you can put to immediate use in your business. Here are four guaranteed takeaways you can expect from SmartVision 2018.

New strategies, tactics, and procedures to leverage in your business.

More insider tips and tricks from TECSYS product experts.

The latest product updates and release plans from the team behind TECSYS solutions.

Insights on how to maximize supply chain efficiency through technology.

Access Insider Knowledge and Expertise

"The knowledge base I have been able to tap into at past TECSYS User Conferences has helped me provide many operational efficiencies."

Matt Jensen, Business Application Manager, Intermountain Healthcare
Get Full Value out of Your TECSYS Solutions

"Understanding the roadmap going forward allowed me and my team to understand what processes we would attack through the iTopia platform and which process improvements we would budget through future software upgrades to ensure we were using our resources wisely."

Lloyd Fabry, Director of Continuous Improvement, Werner Electric Supply
Experience Face-to-Face Networking

"Attending TECSYS SmartVision enabled us to put our technology gaps on the table. We were able to collaborate with other like-minded customers of TECSYS in user-group sessions with TECSYS product experts and, in real-time, develop roadmap solutions."

Jake Pehrson, VP of Operations, Premier Medical Distribution


Subject to change, of course, and you'll be the first to know about it.

SmartVision 2018 will begin with Registration and an informal Meet & Greet on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 4:00–7:00pm. SEE YOU THERE !








User Lab Hours

Monday: 4:00pm–5:30pm




SmartVision 2018 Kickoff: Seize Control  

Peter Brereton, President & CEO, TECSYS


Introduction to the Industrialized Delivery Methodology  

Vito Calabretta, Senior VP of Global Operations, TECSYS


Customer Journey: Innovating Customer Care  

Stephen Lee, VP of Customer Care & Cloud Services, TECSYS


Handling Curves in the Road: Making Change Easier and More Efficient  

Moderator: Yan Charbonneau, VP of Products, R&D, TECSYS


What's New in Warehouse Management  

What's New in Healthcare Point-of-Use  

What's New in PointForce  




Cognex MX Mobile Terminals  

What's New in Distribution Management Purchase-to-Pay  

What's New in Streamline  


What's New in Transportation Management and Delivery Management  

Achieving True Just-In-Time Replenishment  

Streamline .NET Upgrade: Customer Value Drivers  


Flying a Plane Without Gauges: Analytics at Intermountain  

Introduction to Expression Columns and UMS (PointForce)  

Roundtable: Warehouse Management and Distribution Management Services  


iTopia Tutorial A: Macros  

This tutorial will be repeated on Wednesday.










User Lab Hours

Tuesday: 8:45am–12:00pm and 2:00pm–4:30pm




The Game Has Changed  

John Cassis, Motivational Speaker and Former Professional Baseball Player


The impact of RFID Two-Bin Replenishment on Supply Flow and JIT Inventory Management at Concord Hospital  

Is Your Distribution Evolving to Manage the Last Mile?  

PointForce: Did You Know?  

iTopia Tracking and Auditing  


Werner Electrifies Its Operations in New DC  

Healthcare Supply Chain Trends: Coming Soon to a Health System Near You!  

Streamline: Inventory Optimization  

BluePay: Accept, Process and Post — All on a Single Platform  

Jennifer Ritchie, Director, Business Development, BluePay
This session will be repeated on Wednesday.


Rinchem's Global Rollout  

RF Mobility Hardware for Your Organization: What's Next?  

Roundtable: iTopia 9.5, 9.6 and Upgrading  




The Not-So-Distant Future of Supply Chain  

Joe Walsh, Coach, Educator and Advisor, Supply Chain Sherpas


LifeScience Logistics' Growth From Startup to Major 3PL Service Provider  

Practical Allocation Strategies  

Roundtable: PointForce Discussions (User Breakout)  


FARMTUFF® Philosophy Drives New Efficiency with DMS 9.4  

Meeting the Needs of DSCSA Compliance  

iTopia Tutorial B: Visualization  

This tutorial will be repeated on Wednesday.

Roundtable: Streamline Discussions (User Breakout)  


The Future of Product Delivery: It's All About Agility  

Yan Charbonneau, VP of Products, R&D, TECSYS








User Lab Hours

Wednesday: 9:00am–11:30am




Autonomous Drone Delivery: Lessons from Canada's North  

Michael Urlocker, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Drone Delivery Canada

iTopia Tutorial A: Macros  

This is a repeat of Monday's tutorial.


BluePay: Accept, Process and Post — All on a Single Platform  

Jennifer Ritchie, Director, Business Development, BluePay
This is a repeat of Tuesday's session.

iTopia Tutorial B: Visualization  

This is a repeat of Tuesday's tutorial.


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Supply Chain  

Vasco Kollokian, Platform & Analytics Product Manager, TECSYS

BluePay: Accept, Process and Post — All on a Single Platform (PointForce)  

Jennifer Ritchie, Director, Business Development, BluePay

Keynote Speakers

Joe Walsh, SmartVision keynote speaker

Joe Walsh is a visionary leader with a track record of leading award-winning supply chain transformations. Joe is personally inspired to minimize the suffering of the vulnerable, and deeply committed to enabling the healthcare supply chain profession to dramatically improve access, quality, service and affordability. But with new ideas and new technologies continuously evolving, it can be challenging for you to know which to take seriously. Joe will help you focus on some of these trends that are sure to impact your work in the not-so-distant future!

John Cassis, SmartVision keynote speaker

It's almost impossible for supply chain companies to thrive without technology and innovation. Identifying and evolving with industry trends and finding new ways to keep ahead of the curve is imperative. John Cassis presents positive ways to embrace change, ignite new potential and launch into success. With John's special blend of warmth, motivation and humor, you'll be able to identify with the challenges of change in a positive, pro-active manner.

Peter Brereton, SmartVision keynote speaker

At some point in his career prior to being named President & CEO, Mr. Brereton has been the leader of literally every facet of TECSYS operations, with the exception of finance: the list includes software development, product management, services, sales and marketing. There is no one more qualified to give an insider's look at what makes TECSYS tick, and no one more adept at providing a down-to-earth, and often humorous, summary of the current state of the company. Peter is known for his memorable anecdotes that are equal parts entertainment and teachable moments. Why would this year's update be any different?

Yan Charbonneau, SmartVision keynote speaker

What do you get when you cross Supply Chain and Gaming? You get Yan Charbonneau with a passion for new management approaches in technology, and a user-centric vision for the next generation of supply chain software. Spurred on by Yan's belief in promoting courage, teamwork and creativity in the face of change, TECSYS started a journey to transform product development and delivery life-cycle. Yan will take you on a tour of the game-changing value TECSYS customers will derive from those on-going efforts.

Michael Urlocker, SmartVision keynote speaker

Michael Urlocker has been a top-ranked technology investment analyst for more than twenty years. His specialization? Disruptive Innovation. As both a Chartered Financial Analyst and an Electrical Engineer, Michael is uniquely qualified to educate us on the challenges and rewards of new and disruptive technologies like autonomous drones in the supply chain. Drone delivery is happening now, and Michael is the person best-positioned to bring us all up to speed.

Hotel Info

SmartVision 2018 attendees will be spoiled at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Winner of the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards for Top Resorts. Incomparable service and amenities and unsurpassed golf make this is a dream destination for both leisure and business travelers coming to Orlando.

SmartVision 2018 attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved for SmartVision 2018 attendees at a special rate of US$219/night.

Know Before You Go

To help you prepare, we've compiled a list of the most common questions we get asked about SmartVision.

What are the dates of SmartVision 2018

June 3–6, 2018

Where will SmartVision 2018 take place?

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Boulevard, ChampionsGate, FL 33896
(407) 390-6664

Visit the Hotel Website

Who should attend SmartVision 2018?

Representatives from current TECSYS customers who are familiar with TECSYS supply chain execution solutions. This includes, but is not limited to, business and operational management, technical and IT staff, and power users. All others must be by invitation only.

Should more than one person from my company attend SmartVision 2018?

SmartVision is an inclusive event where you'll discover very valuable information for everyone in your business, from management to technical staff, as well as frequent users of TECSYS' solutions. Both management and general users are encouraged to attend.

Customers will benefit the most by having three or more of their staff participate in order to take full advantage of the in-depth knowledge provided at the lowest cost. For discounts, refer to the Registration and Pricing section in this FAQ.

How do I register for SmartVision 2018?

Click here to Register

What is the pricing structure for SmartVision 2018?

Registration fees are based on the number of people who register from your company, and the date you register. Rates are listed in the Registration section of this page.

What does the SmartVision 2018 registration include?

Unlimited access to all SmartVision keynote addresses and breakout sessions, admission to the User Lab, SmartVision functions, meals and special events.

What is NOT included?

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel accommodations, air travel and/or ground transportation to/from the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. TECSYS has negotiated a special discounted room rate at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. There is a limited number of rooms available, so we urge you to reserve your room(s) as soon as possible. The room rate is US$219/night.

Book Your Hotel Room

How do I pay for participating in SmartVision 2018?

Once you register, TECSYS will invoice your company for the total amount of the registration fee(s) based on the number of people and date(s) of registration. A significant discount is applicable for early registration and for registrations of three or more attendees. See the Register Now! section of this page for additional pricing information.

Is there a One-day Pass?

There are no one-day or partial passes available for SmartVision 2018. All attendees must have a full SmartVision 2018 registration.

Are registered attendees able to bring guests?

SmartVision 2018 is for registered attendees only. However, guests of registered attendees may participate in special events, should space be available to accommodate them, and provided that they pay the designated cost of the special event as determined by SmartVision 2018 organizers.

Can I register on-site?

Last minute registrants will not be turned back. However, it is much more preferable that you register within the discount period to take advantage of the much lower rates and to ensure that there is enough room in the class for your desired sessions. Should you have to register on-site, please bring full payment for all on-site registrations from your company via a company check or bank draft/money order payable to TECSYS Inc.

Can attendees be substituted?

If registered attendees are not able to attend, then substitutes from the same company are permitted provided that SmartVision 2018 organizers are given a minimum of two week's notice prior to June 3, 2018. Please send substitution notifications to smartvision2018@tecsys.com.

What is the cancellation policy for SmartVision 2018?

If cancelled before May 7, 2018, there will be no charge.
If cancelled May 7, 2018, or later there will be no refund.
Cancellation must be made in writing to smartvision2018@tecsys.com.
SmartVision 2018 no-shows are not eligible for a refund.

Hotel Cancellation

SmartVision registration cancellations do not automatically cancel reservations at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Cancellations (or changes) to an existing hotel reservation are the responsibility of each attendee and must be made directly with the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Go to Hotel Info for contact information.

Is there a special discounted room rate for SmartVision 2018?

TECSYS has negotiated a special discounted room rate at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. There is a limited number of rooms available. We urge you to register and reserve your room(s) as soon as possible. The room rate is US$219/night. To reserve your room(s), click on the Book Your Hotel Room button below.

What is the hotel deadline to receive the discounted room rate for SmartVision 2018?

May 11, 2018. Subject to availability.

How do I book my hotel room?

Book Your Hotel Room

What are the times and dates for the on-site registration desk?

All times are local Orlando, Florida, Eastern Time Zone.

Sunday, June 3, 2018: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 4, 2018: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Which is the closest airport to the hotel?

Orlando International Airport (MCO), approximately 25 minutes/32 miles.

Visit the Airport Website

What is the dress code for SmartVision 2018?

The suggested dress code is business casual.

Thank You to All Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor: BluePay
Gold Sponsor: Cognex
UserLab Sponsor: Honeywell
UserLab Sponsor: Loftware
UserLab Sponsor: Sequoia Group
UserLab Sponsor: Zebra
Partner: Clockwork
Partner: Interfaceware