Practice Builder

Tech Data can support your business transformation to accelerate new revenue growth with Data and IoT solutions with our Practice Builder Methodology.

Simply take our assessment to find out where you are today and how we can help you to get enabled for the future with our on-line Digital Enablement path. Start your journey today!

Transport and Logistics Academy

2020 has seen unprecedented rate of change in the way we live, both during and post pandemic. Supply chains are the lifeblood of our economy.

Tech Data aggregates data, analytics, AI, hybrid cloud and edge computing to deliver solutions that drive business outcomes and help us keep the economy running. Find out how RTLS, Digital Twins, Blockchain, Computer Vision and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) can help you customers to stay competitive.

Engage with our Transport and Logistics Academy to understand the issues, new trends and emerging opportunities of supply chains. This academy consists of a live industry panel discussion and a subsequent library of six on-demand sessions expanding on specific themes.

Smart Spaces Academy

Over the past few years interest has grown into how companies get more out of their buildings, whether leased or owned. The efficiency of Smart Spaces can now be assessed using four key criteria; services and the experience of users, the management of spaces, operations and maintenance and increased energy efficiency. Other factors such as health and safety, Monder Criminal Lawyer Group, cost optimisation and the length of an asset’s life cycle are also very important now and going forwards in this time of great change.

Tech Data aggregates data, analytics, AI, hybrid cloud and edge computing to deliver solutions that drive business outcomes.

Engage with our Smart Spaces Academy to understand the issues, new trends and emerging opportunities of building management. This academy consists of a live industry panel discussion and a subsequent library of eight on-demand sessions expanding on specific themes.

Manufacturing Academy

The digital transformation of the manufacturing industry is here, creating more and more possibilities for manufacturers to innovate using agile processes and technologies to be more efficient and profitable.  Still, the adoption of Data Solutions and IoT technologies often poses crucial concerns to manufacturers; where to start, how to estimate ROI, what business outcomes can be achieved? Our EMEA team of solutions architects and industry specialists have put together a program of 8 masterclasses, to walk you through the main manufacturing use cases where data solutions and edge technologies can make a difference.

From automation, food production, electronics to PetChems, you will learn the impact of Industry 4.0, what drives it and what’s in it for your business and your customers. Sensor, Actuators, Field protocols and Big Data, security and agile Manufacturing to name just a few of the topics we will delve into during this series.  Again, sponsored by Intel, delivered by your Tech Data EMEA Data Solutions and IoT team.

Computer Vision Events

Computer Vision is a sub set of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and leverages Machine (ML) algorithms; data is collected using sensors and is usually processed by computing at the edge.

Computer Vision is how computers see and understand digital images and videos. Computer Vision spans all tasks performed by biological vision systems, including “seeing” or sensing a visual stimulus, understanding what is being seen, and extracting complex information into a form that can be used in other processes. Our introduction to Computer Vision explains how it works then there are two further sessions to engage with:

Introduction to Computer Vision
Taking Computer Vision to Market
Computer Vision Solutions Showcase

Retail Academy

Digital transformation has been taking by storm the Retail sector at fast pace, creating more engaging experiences for shoppers and making store operations more agile and profitable. Still, the adoption of IoT and Data technologies in the Store often poses crucial concerns to Retailers: where to start, how to estimate ROI, what business outcomes can be achieved? Our EMEA team of solutions architects and industry specialists have put together a program of 11 masterclasses, to walk you through the main Retail use cases where edge technologies and data together can make a difference. From fashion stores to supermarkets, from malls to airports, you will learn how computer vision, RFID technology, smart refrigeration, asset tracking, beacons, digital signage and AI can elevate the shopping experience, while improving operativity and reducing waste in the store. Sponsored by Intel, delivered to your by our Tech Data EMEA team.

Transport and logistics Academy

25
Nov
25
Nov

Introduction and Panel Discussion

25-November-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Join us to hear from some Industry leaders on the changes they are seeing in supply chains, the trends emerging, the issues and the opportunities that this global pandemic has created. IoT and data driven technology, infused with AI can help us keep the economy running and deliver the right solutions to enable business growth in this new normal.

Speakers: Kenton Turner – Tech Data Europe, Martin Oxley – Exorigo, Toby Mills – Entopy, Syamak Nazary – Intel, Roger Needham – IBM

26
Nov
26
Nov

Master Class: The use of Video in Logistics

26-November-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

The use of video technology combined with AI can make a real difference in our manufacturing, warehousing and logistics businesses. Supply Chains are complex things and video can inform and support in many ways such as checking quality.

Speaker: Kenton Turner – Tech Data Europe, Naqqash Abbassi – Tech Data Europe, Evan Unrue – Tech Data Europe

26
Nov
26
Nov

Master Class: Bringing Supply Chains to life with Digital Twins

26-November-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Nirvana for many clients might be a fully digitalised virtual twin of your supply chain, from end to end. But this is not easily achieved and why do it? This session explores how to begin, and what tools are available to achieve this goal.

Speakers: Kenton Turner – Tech Data Europe, Evan Unrue – Tech Data Europe

26
Nov
26
Nov

Master Class: Asset Management

26-November-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Where is my asset, and what is its status? We explore different types of assets and how from an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) perspective, IoT and location technology, are becoming key elements in the management of assets. Helping you to keep your supply chain moving and running optimally.

Speakers: Kenton Turner – Tech Data Europe, Richard Donaldson – BPD Zenith

26
Nov
26
Nov

Master Class: Getting the Data

26-November-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Join Tech Data and Cisco to explore how clients today are getting real time data about their transportation assets. From rail to road, on and offshore, with use cases to support the conversation. Cisco and Intel technology is used for gathering and processing data at the edge.

Speakers: Kenton Turner – Tech Data Europe, Michael O’Malley – Cisco

Smart Spaces Academy

09
Dec
09
Dec

Introduction and Panel Discussion

9-December-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

In this industry panel we will discuss the current issues in Smart Spaces with professionals from the sector, who will provide a vision of how technology will transform our real estate environments. The panel will address the change in the use of solutions such as Facility Systems and Integrated Workplace Management Systems applied with IoT devices, Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence to achieve what the sector calls Smart Intelligent Buildings.

Speakers: Fernando Martin – Tech Data Europe, Carmen Castellano – CT Activa, Joan Aixa – Maverick, Toni Hodge – IOffice, Peter Smith – IA Connects

09
Dec
09
Dec

Master Class 1: Fundamentals, Business and Technology

9-December-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Find out what aspects must be considered when applying technology, such as IoT, Data Analytics, Lidar, etc. The management of a building will be explained. We will review the thematic areas from a job role perspective. Join the Tech Data Technical Centre of Excellence (TCoE) to find out how to find and win more business opportunities.

Speakers: Fernando Martin – Tech Data Europe

09
Dec
09
Dec

Master Class 2: Integrated Workplace Management System

9-December-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

We continue our journey with the evolution of these systems (IWMS) as they become the true ‘brain’ of the building thanks to the application of artificial intelligence. We will review the areas that they cover, as well as the technologies they apply, providing a holistic vision of the management of a property. From data acquisition to prediction, chatbots, etc.

Speakers: Fernando Martin – Tech Data Europe, Toni Hodge – IOffice

09
Dec
09
Dec

Master Class 3: Space Planning

9-December-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

One of the current problems that companies face is the optimisation of space. We need to make spaces more flexible and apply new social distancing measures to them.

In recent years, sensors and IoT devices have been deployed for people detection, as well as intelligent devices, that use using edge computing and Computer Vision. In this session we explain how to obtain performance metrics in real time, allowing a continuous improvement in planning the use of space.

Speakers: Fernando Martin – Tech Data Europe, Dec Horgan – iOffice

09
Dec
09
Dec

Master Class 4: Occupancy

9-December-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Spaces needs to be flexible and optimised for social distancing. Leveraging IoT devices, edge computing and Computer Vision enables real time performance metrics and continuous improvement in planning the use of space.

Speakers: Fernando Martin – Tech Data Europe, David Owens – EveryAngle

09
Dec
09
Dec

Master Class 5: Booking and Services

9-December-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

The reservation of spaces is one of the fundamental elements within the services that occupants can use, but it is not the only one. We will briefly review reservations, services and how the use of mobile applications has facilitated their consumption.

Speakers: Fernando Martin – Tech Data Europe, Dec Horgan – iOffice

09
Dec
09
Dec

Master Class 6: Occupant Experience

9-December-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

A safe return to work, minimising contact and maximising the provision of services is key for user experience. Leveraging IoT and mobile technologies and other systems will be vital.

Speakers: Fernando Martin – Tech Data Europe, Leon Roodt – Ergosense

09
Dec
09
Dec

Master Class 7: Operations and Maintenance

9-December-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

With a focus on data collection, we will review its utilization as an important factor in making predictions regarding maintenance and operations. The health of the asset as a basic concept for its life cycle.

Speakers: Fernando Martin – Tech Data Europe, Jonathan Nichols – BDP

09
Dec
09
Dec

Master Class 8: Effective Workplace Management Systems

9-December-20 - 11:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Using devices helps us to manage not only the energy efficiency of a building, but also other key aspects for the occupants. We will see how the use of connected technologies enables efficient management of the workplace.

Speakers: Fernando Martin – Tech Data Europe, John Howell – HPE, James Izzard – Tech Data UK

Computer Vision

25
Mar
25
Mar

Introduction to Computer Vision

25-March-21 - 09:30 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Find out what the market opportunity is, how it works and how it can transform retail.

Speakers: Evan Unrue – Tech Data Europe, Naqqash Abbassi – Tech Data Europe

25
Mar
25
Mar

Taking Computer Vision Solutions to Market

25-March-21 - 01:00 PM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

From plug and play to tailored solutions, watch our manufacturing demo and join our discussions about bringing Computer Vision to the enterprise and solving difficult problems.

Speakers: Evan Unrue – Tech Data Europe, Naqqash Abbassi – Tech Data Europe

25
Mar
25
Mar

Computer Vision Solutions Showcase

25-March-21 - 05:00 PM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Find out how Computer Vision can be used in Smart Spaces, join our security discussion, watch our AI demo and listen to our industry panel.

Speakers: Evan Unrue – Tech Data Europe, Naqqash Abbassi – Tech Data Europe

Manufacturing

24
Jun
24
Jun

Manufacturing Academy Master Class 1 Introduction Industry 4.0

24-June-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

This introductory session discusses the 4th industrial revolution, the digital transformation of factories. What are the challenges, what are the opportunities?

Speakers: Julian Junge – Tech Data Europe, Giovanni Besozzi – Tech Data Europe

26
Jun
26
Jun

Manufacturing Academy Master Class 2 Sensors, triggers and inputs

26-June-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

It all starts somewhere, the chances that Industry 4.0 start at sensor level is very high.

Speakers: Elliet Hall Jones – Tech Data Europe, Ben Price – Tech Data Europe, Paul Stansfield – IFM

29
Jun
29
Jun

Manufacturing Academy Master Class 3 Security

29-June-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Where there is data, there is the risk of breach and fraud. Protecting assets is of paramount to remain competitive.

Speaker: Maximilian Wieser – Tech Data Europe

01
Jul
01
Jul

Manufacturing Academy Master Class 4 Infrastructure

1-July-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

To be of value data needs connectivity, in manufacturing environments a reliable machine to machine connection is as important as the connection to external consumers.

Speakers: Evan Unrue – Tech Data Europe, Ben Price – Tech Data Europe, Michael O’Malley – Cisco

03
Jul
03
Jul

Manufacturing Academy Master Class 5 Fog & Edge + AI

3-July-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Split second decision, but also early selection and quality determination are key to a successful, efficient and economic data strategy. Fog and Edge Devices and the adjacent use cases are strategic assets going forward.

Speakers: Naqqash Abbassi – Tech Data Europe, Ben Price – Tech Data Europe, Adam Barbera – Tech Data Europe

06
Jul
06
Jul

Manufacturing Academy Master Class 6 IoT platform

6-July-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Without an efficient handling and management of Data assets and devices, insights will be lost. A properly working IoT Platform is key for a successful Industry 4.0 strategy.

Speakers: Abel Smit – Tech Data Europe, Emin Ogur – Tech Data Europe

08
Jul
08
Jul

Manufacturing Academy Master Class 7 Data Insights

8-July-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Data Insights for the area of production and data insights for maintenance handled by modern data platforms for Next Gen Manufacturing environments.

Speakers: Fernando Martin – Tech Data Europe, Chris Garvey – Tech Data Europe, Julian Junge – Tech Data Europe

10
Jul
10
Jul

Manufacturing Academy Master Class 8 Automation and AI

10-July-20
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Speakers: Naqqash Abbassi – Tech Data Europe, Margie Gniech – Tech Data Europe

Retail Academy

24
Mar
24
Mar

Master Class 1 – Empowering the Store: Tech Data’s Value Proposition for 4.0 Retailers

24-March-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Digital Transformation of the Store: what does it take and what business outcomes can be achieved? This session is an introduction to Tech Data’s unique value proposition for 4.0 Retailers. By reducing costs, optimizing efficiency and increasing sales, our array of edge solutions can unlock significant business value. Tech Data Chief Technologist Evan Unrue will showcase at glance the Solution Factory multi-vendor range.

Speakers: Evan Unrue – Tech Data, Camilla Bonanni – Tech Data

26
Mar
26
Mar

Master Class 2 – Unlocking Value in the Fashion Store

26-March-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

From high street stores to luxury boutiques, Fashion Retailers face the challenge of creating more personalized and engaging shopping journeys. The adoption of RFID technology, in particular, has proven groundbreaking results in sales and operations optimization. The session showcases Tech Data’s solutions and RFID technology from the perspective of nowadays Fashion retailers’ needs.

Speakers: Camilla Bonanni – Tech Data, Ramir de Porrata Doria – Keonn

02
Apr
02
Apr

Master Class 3 – Unlocking Value in Supermarkets and Food Retail

2-April-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

An impeccable quality of grocery products and a more effective control of waste are key for any supermarket to stay competitive. Tech Data solutions array allows to achieve both, while ensuring more engaging cart journeys to the PoS. From smart refrigeration to interactive systems, the session will review the main solutions available for the grocery and food retail segments

Speakers: Camilla Bonanni – Tech Data

07
Apr
07
Apr

Master Class 4 – Computer Vision in Retail

7-April-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Smart Stores are not a black box anymore. Powered by AI, computer vision technology can now help Retailers across a wide number of use cases where measuring shoppers’ behaviour is instrumental to decision making. The session will showcase a number of scenarios where Tech Data’s solutions can bring visibility, control and automation, along with industry trends.

Speakers: Camilla Bonanni – Tech Data, Adam Barbera – Tech Data

09
Apr
09
Apr

Master Class 5 – Unlocking Value in the Supply Chain

9-April-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

In a fast-paced omnichannel market, Retailers face the challenge of ensuring a synchronous and efficient supply chain round the clock. The session showcases Tech Data’s edge and data solutions for Retail logistics and the use of AI/data in preventing disruption and mitigating risks, from the factory all the way to the PoS.

Speakers: Camilla Bonanni – Tech Data, Kenton TurnerTech Data, Ada Fasakin

16
Apr
16
Apr

Master Class 6 – Efficiency in the Store: improving inventory, loss prevention, cost reduction

16-April-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Artificial Intelligence: how can it benefit Retailers and Store Operations? The session showcases the business value of applied AI and big data across some of the most frequent use cases in Retail.

Speakers: Camilla Bonanni – Tech Data, Ramir de Porrata Doria – Keonn, Fernando Martin – Tech Data

16
Apr
16
Apr

Master Class 7 – Leveraging AI and Big Data in Retail

16-April-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Artificial Intelligence: how can it benefit Retailers and Store Operations? The session showcases the business value of applied AI and big data across some of the most frequent use cases in Retail

Speakers: Emin Ogur – Tech Data, Naqqash Abbassi – Tech Data, Chris Garvey – Tech Data

21
Apr
21
Apr

Master Class 8 – Smart Payment in Connected Stores

21-April-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Edge and data technologies can greatly improve the path to sale and enable more agile ways of paying in the store, expediting sales and improving customer experience. The session showcases some of the main Tech Data’s solutions for the PoS.

Speakers: Camilla Bonanni – Tech Data, June Hsieh – Advantech

24
Apr
24
Apr

Masterclass 9 – Creating a Connected Store: connectivity and cellular technology in Retail 4.0

24-April-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Creating a Smart Store requires the appropriate connectivity infrastructure. The session illustrates the most common types of network and connectivity architectures in 4.0 Retail, with a special focus on the use of Cellular Connectivity.

Speakers: Ben Price – Tech Data, Iain Davidson – Arkessa

28
Apr
28
Apr

Master Class 10 – Adopting IoT & Data Solutions in the Store: understanding ROI and Business Value

28-April-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

The adoption of IoT in Retail poses important questions to Retailers who are willing to embrace digital transformation. The session provides a methodology to understand ROI and estimate the business impact of advanced technologies.

Speakers: Camilla Bonanni – Tech Data

05
May
05
May

Master Class 11 – Unlocking Value in Shopping Malls and Airports

5-May-20 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Online Event - Sponsors: Intel

Big retail spaces face unique challenges related to footfall control, agility, security and orientation. The session showcases some of the most effective edge solutions to improve CX and operations in these environments.

Speakers: Camilla Bonanni – Tech Data, June Hsieh – Advantech