We were speaking with colleagues about ISM’s upcoming technology conference later this month and discussing how way too many companies still rely on outdated tech or software or choose a dead-end solution. World-class companies prepare diligently for the challenges of a hyper-competitive business environment, and that means being cognizant of potentially disruptive technologies. It always pays to be aware of the high-tech advances in the field that can tip the balance of competition in your favor. Per Gartner, global businesses will spend an astonishing $3.5 trillion IT technology and software this year.  This gives us an indication of what is at stake and what companies are willing to invest in to operate faster, more efficiently and more cost effectively.

That is why we think it’ll be beneficial to attend the ISM Tech 2017 in Washington, D.C. from March 22nd– 24th. It’s an excellent way to meet some of the top tech minds to see what will be impacting supply chains, get an idea of where you fall on the spectrum and what you can do to get ahead of the curve. Failing to be aware of disruptive technologies that are on the horizon can put organizations behind the proverbial eight ball. To get a proper lay of the land, consider attending ISM Tech 2017 to see how tech can affect your organization’s long-term success.

For those of you interested, ISM has a special offer. Use the promo code TECH300 when you register for the conference and receive $300 off the standard registration rate.