— Featuring Gerd Leonhard, CEO of the Futures Agency and Renowned Keynote Speaker

STOCKHOLM, Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — International Business Systems (IBS), a global leading integrated ERP, WMS and supply chain solution provider, today announced that its 2015 IBS EMEA Customer Conference will take place May 19-21 in Stockholm, Sweden and will feature Gerd Leonhard as its keynote speaker.

Gerd Leonhard will keynote IBS EMEA's May 2015 User Conference in Stockholm.


Gerd Leonhard will keynote IBS EMEA’s May 2015 User Conference in Stockholm.

IBS, a trusted industry leader of ERP and WMS distribution software, is preferred for consistently improving operational efficiencies and business performance for mid-market companies challenged by the complexities of managing distribution.

IBS Connect EMEA  Innovation @ Work  will assemble industry thought leaders for several days of immersion into cutting edge trends, products and issues driving the 21st Century supply chain.

"We are entering an era of exponential digitisation and automation, changing the very definition of ‘work’. I am delighted to contribute to the 2015 IBS EMEA Customer Conference and look forward to our debates," Leonhard said.

Leonhard is a widely-known and top-rated futurist, an influential author, an acclaimed keynote speaker and a strategic advisor. He is the co-author of the bestselling book, The Future of Music (2005) and the author of The End of Control, Music 2.0, Friction is Fiction, and The Future of Content (2011, Kindle-only).

He is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics, including next-generation digital business models, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship, human-machine futures and AI, Big Data and automation. In 2006, The Wall Street Journal called Leonhard "one of the leading media futurists in the world." His keynotes, speeches and presentations are renowned for their hard-hitting and provocative yet inspiring and personal motivational style. With over 1,500 engagements in 50+ countries since 2001, Leonhard has addressed over 300,000 executives and professionals, and is highly regarded as a global influencer.

"We are delighted to welcome Gerd Leonhard as the keynote speaker for our IBS Connect EMEA Conference," said Mohit Paul, VP Sales EMEA at IBS. "His brilliant insight into the future of topics such as technology and innovation, automation and the digital world will inspire our customers and IBS itself. No doubt, it will impact our way of thinking about technology, positively influencing the way we do business in an ever-changing environment. It’s the perfect opening session for our conference and will leave us reflecting for a long time to come."

For more information about IBS Connect EMEA  Innovation at Work, please visit www.ibs.net/en/company/events/EMEA-Customer-Conference-2015

For more information about Leonhard, please visit www.SpeakersAssociates.com.

About IBS
International Business Systems (IBS) is a leading global integrated ERP, WMS and supply chain distribution software solution provider. For more than 35 years, we have helped customers such as Cramo, MECA, New Wave Group, Eltex of Sweden, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Skanlog, Volvo, Oriola, Ardo, Rexel, Galexis, Stockhabo, Smeding and many more streamline, automate and accelerate their distribution network processes, and drive profitability and efficiency.

For more information, please visit www.ibs.net.

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