Video of THINK 2020 Panel Discussion

THINK 2020 Panel Discussion on TYS as a new blockchain based solution for supplier information management.

Panelists include:

  • Bob Murphy, Chief Procurement Officer, IBM
  • Praveen Rao, Digital Supplychain Executive, IBM
  • James Gellert, Chairman and CEO, RapidRatings
  • Brian Farley, Senior Director, Partnership Solutions Strategy, Dun and Bradstreet
  • Emily Rakowski, Chief Marketing Officer, EcoVadis

Consensus 2020

Learn more about Trust Your Supplier and Chainyard at Hyperledger’s Digital Booth at the Consensus 2020 Free Virtual Event. Chainyard’s Isaac Kunkel will be in the virtual booth on Friday, May 15th from 10-11am EST.

Additionally, Chainyard’s Gigo Joseph will be in the APAC region virtual booth daily from 11AM-12PM HKT during this event.

Click here to join the virtual booth and to view the TYS Demo.

Learn more about Consensus Distributed 2020 and register for this free event to access all events and resources.

Consensus 2020:

“The very fabric of our financial system is being put to the ultimate stress test. Central banks are operating with the belief that there is “an infinite amount of cash.” Is this true? Can central banks continue to prop up the system? What does this mean for the future of money? Will cryptocurrencies find their moment or will the future be ruled by central bank digital currencies like China’s new digital yuan? Will we see a rise in decentralized governance solutions to fill the void left by waning confidence in major institutions.

These urgent questions have never been more important and Consensus: Distributed is where they will be answered. Tune in for dozens of sessions across multiple tracks and days to better understand what the future might look like, especially in a post-COVID-19 era. It’s the same great content you’ve come to expect from Consensus, but virtual.”

THINK The Power of Partnership

With today’s new supply chain realities, inefficient supplier qualification and onboarding is no longer acceptable. IBM and Chainyard have created the Trust Your Supplier, a blockchain-enabled solution to help speed the process for buyers, suppliers, third-party verifiers, certifiers and raters. Hear why blockchain uniquely helps enable efficient supplier onboarding and other benefits. This session featuring Gary Storr will be available beginning May 6th.

Register for a free pass to any of these THINK experiences by creating an IBMid at https://www.ibm.com/events/think/.

Rapid Supplier Connect

TYS has partnered with IBM to create a supply chain solution in response to the critical demand for medical supplies.Companies such as General Motors, Tesla, 3M, Gucci, and others are retooling to address the critical demand for medical supplies so critical during this worldwide pandemic. Many of these are not typical suppliers to hospitals and other health care providers. We have also seen our share of bad actors take advantage of the situation, delivering faulty equipment or other even more heinous acts. To address these concerns Trust Your Supplier has created a separate TYS portal for health care providers to aid in the vetting, discovery, and onboarding of non-traditional suppliers with critical supplies.

Chainyard‘s Trust Your Supplier is collaborating with IBM to offer this solution, called Rapid Supplier Connect.

Rapid Supplier Connect provides 3 key services:

  1. RAPID TYS Blockchain Network:  A separate private TYS instance for non-traditional suppliers to provide accelerated, credentialed onboarding for buyers.
  2. Proven Supply Chain Solution: IBM’s Sterling Inventory Visibility and Supply Chain Business Network enable buyers and suppliers to have product inventory visibility and assist in order and fulfillment for scarce supplies.
  3. Rapid Operation Support Center: War room for operational execution to support business and technical onboarding.

You can help.

Please forward the Rapid Supplier Connect website to any of your suppliers that may be able to offer critical supplies. Webinars step them through the solution and process.

Think 2020 Webinar – May 5, 2020

Reducing the cost complexity and risk of supplier onboarding and management.

This 25-minute webinar will be available via digital Think platform (#7083) on May 5, 2020 at 11:45 a.m. ET. Please join Anita Bubna (Flex), Praveen Rao (IBM) and Vincent Nguyen (IBM) as they discuss Trust Your Supplier’s role in onboarding suppliers.

Suppliers are critical to your business, but effectively managing those relationships can be complex, time-consuming and expensive. Join this session to learn how Trust Your Supplier can help you shorten supplier onboarding time as much as 90 percent by improving supplier discovery, qualification, validation, onboarding and lifecycle management. Then, we’ll explore the benefits of digitizing transactions that streamline ordering and invoicing processes. You’ll hear real-world examples of how IBM AI and blockchain are providing multi-enterprise visibility for B2B transactions. Finally, understand how supply chain leaders are leveraging these solutions today to grow and scale their supplier communities while reducing cost, complexity and risk.

More about IBM’s annual event:

“Learn about the latest advancements in open technologies from hybrid multicloud to data and AI. Interact with the luminaries who are using this tech to transform our lives. Root your reinvention in this year’s reimagined event experience. Join us. Let’s get thinking.” 2020 THINK Digital Event Experience

Register for a free pass to any of these THINK experiences by creating an IBMid at https://www.ibm.com/events/think/.

THINK Panel Discussion – May 6, 2020

Discussion on TYS as a new blockchain-based solution for supplier information management.

As part of the 2020 THINK Digital Event Experience, Praveen Rao, Digital Supply Chain Executive for IBM, will lead a panel discussion about Trust Your Supplier as a new blockchain based solution for a faster way to qualify, onboard and manage suppliers. This session will be available for viewing on demand (#7151) beginning May 6, 2020.

Panelists include:

  • Bob Murphy, Chief Procurement Officer, IBM
  • Praveen Rao, Digital Supplychain Executive, IBM
  • James Gellert, Chairman and CEO, RapidRatings
  • Brian Farley, Senior Director, Partnership Solutions Strategy, Dun and Bradstreet
  • Emily Rakowski, Chief Marketing Officer, EcoVadis

In these uncertain times, new supply chain realities are forcing businesses to urgently reassess their supply base. No businesses can afford to have inefficient supplier qualification and on-boarding processes, but any increase in due diligence risk is unacceptable. To address these unprecedented challenges, IBM and Chainyard have created Trust Your Supplier (TYS), a blockchain-enabled solution to speed the process for buyers, suppliers and external validators. Join this panel discussion to hear from IBM’s Chief Procurement Officer and other executives from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), EcoVadis and RapidRatings on how TYS uniquely enables efficient supplier on-boarding and other benefits.

More about IBM’s annual event:

“Learn about the latest advancements in open technologies from hybrid multicloud to data and AI. Interact with the luminaries who are using this tech to transform our lives. Root your reinvention in this year’s reimagined event experience. Join us. Let’s get thinking.” 2020 THINK Digital Event Experience 

Register for a free pass to any of these THINK experiences by creating an IBMid at https://www.ibm.com/events/think/.