Welcome to Iptor Connect ’23
welcome to Dallas!

It’s not that companies don’t continually face new challenges, but right now, company leaders and decision makers find themselves confronted with a multitude of questions that require answers beyond technological solutions. So what do they look like, the answers to the pressing questions surrounding topics such as remote work or home office, distributed teams, artificial intelligence vs. business intelligence, cloud computing, work-life-blending or the war for talents, to name just a few.

We’d like to use the two days of Iptor Connect ’23 to figure out answers with you, fellow business leaders and innovative thought leaders, that will inspire you and really help you in your day-to- day business.

  • Inspirations around new cloud and smart technologies to help your business transform and grow – and thrive in a new remote reality.
  • Networking and collaborating on best practices and overcoming challenges with other peers and leaders in your industry.
  • Inspiration beyond only technology, on how to build and manage winning teams for a new era!

We are excited to discuss these topics with you, other peers, and entrepreneurs at Iptor Connect ‘23.

Welcome to Iptor Connect ’23, welcome to Dallas!



For our venue, we’ve chosen the Gaylord Texan Resort, a stunning resort & convention center, standing on the shores of the majestic Lake Grapevine, just 15 minutes from Dallas Fort Worth airport.


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Registration Sunday October 29, 2023

3:00pm – 8:00pmIptor and Steering CommitteeRegistration for Iptor Connect – Day 1 InspirationYellow Rose Pavilion 

ACADEMY SESSIONS DC1 Monday October 30, 2023

All Day (by appointment)Various Team ExpertsMeet the experts – your opportunity to ask the questions – set up by appointmentDel Rio Room
8:45am – 9:00amJim Smith / Mark TredgoldWelcome and introductionPecos Meeting Room
9:00am – 10:30amCarolyn Gauthier / Banner BoldingFinance (v8 – v12)Pecos 1
9:00am – 10:30amThis presentation will be conducted as a Webinar scheduled for a future date.

Aperio – API Gateway

Please stay tuned for forthcoming details in your email inbox

10:30am – 12:00pmLeslie JonesMobile WarehousePecos 3
12:00pm – 1:30pmIptorNetworking LunchTBA
1:30pm – 3:00pmCarolyn GauthierFinance (v3 – v7)Pecos 1
1:30pm – 3:00pmLeslie JonesNetstorePecos 3
1:30pm – 3:00pmBanner Bolding / Gary WoodSMSPecos 2
3:30pm – 5:00pmLeslie Jones / Diane FarrisRequests & ReturnsPecos 1
6:30pm – 9:30pmAll AttendeesWelcome reception with hors d’oeuvre & cocktailsYellow Rose Pavilion

We are thrilled to announce the
Iptor Connect day 1

7:45am - 8:15am



8:15am - 8:30am | Welcome and agenda discussion

Jim Smith and Mark Tredgold will take the stage to guide us through an engaging agenda discussion, filled with insights and opportunities for collaboration.

8:30am - 9:15am | Jayne Archbold | Thriving Beyond Technology

Get ready to be inspired by our CEO, Jayne Archbold, in her talk on ‘Thriving Beyond Technology,’ Jayne will delve into the exciting evolution of Iptor in recent month and the strategic focus for the months and years to come. Jayne will share and discuss her vision for leadership and customer for life joined by guests on stage

9:15am - 9:45am | Christopher Catterfeld | Iptor and a Guardian Angel

Christopher Catterfeld, GENII Group CMO/CPO & Managing Partner and guest:
Kevin Smith, VP, GTS, Professional & International
McGraw-Hill Education

10:15am - 11:15am | Customer Upgrades stories

Devon Robicheaux, Operations Manager, Economical Janitorial Supply

Mike Mayo CFO, Bartlett Bearing

2:00pm - 2:45pm | Ari Seppälä | DC1 - Roadmap for the future

Join Ari as he talks about DC1, it’s past, present and future

3:15pm - 3:45pm | Joe Vaughan | Iptor Unified Platform

Learn more about the Iptor Unified Platform, providing Iptor software on premise and in the Cloud

4:15pm - 4:30pm | Close and Recap of the Day

As the day comes to a close, we have Jim Smith and Mark Tredgold ready to provide a comprehensive recap of the event, they will summarize the key highlights, takeaways, and discussions from the day, ensuring that you leave with a clear understanding of the valuable insights shared. Don’t miss this opportunity to wrap up the day on a high note and reflect on the impactful moments we experienced together.

All daySponsorsDesignated sponsorPecos Rooms
6:30pmIptorCar service pick up for dinnerMain Lobby
A true Texas BBQ experience – dinner, drinks and music

Ever since Marty was a teenager learning the ropes in commercial kitchens decades ago, it’s been his dream to create the establishment you stand in today. Inspired by family vacations in the Texas Hill Country, Marty made it his goal to share the warm, welcoming feelings and memorable moments he experienced there. He crafted each detail of the kitchen to ensure efficient, high quality service for his guests; serving delicious meals made with care and creativity. He chose the finest meats available from ranchers who never use hormones or antibiotics because they taste better and they’re better for us. And he works with our staff to ensure a culture of hospitality and service is present in every detail.

We are thrilled to announce the
Iptor Connect day 2

Jim Smith and Mark Tredgold will take the stage to guide us through an engaging agenda discussion, filled with insights and opportunities for collaboration.

Brian Newton, VP Operations Iptor & guests – Panel session

Client break out sessions (DC1)

As the day comes to a close, we have Jayne Archbold ready to provide a comprehensive recap of the event, summarizing the key highlights, takeaways, and discussions from the day, ensuring that you leave with a clear understanding of the valuable insights shared. Don’t miss this opportunity to wrap up the day on a high note and reflect on the impactful moments we experienced together.

10:00am – 11:45amUser Hosted and Iptor SupportedTechnology leadership roundtable for CIO/ VP/IT DirectorsPecos 1
10:00am – 11:45amUser Hosted and Iptor SupportedFinancial roundtable for (CFO /Controller / VP)Pecos 2
10:00am – 11:45amUser Hosted and Iptor SupportedOperations and hands-on delivery resource roundtablePecos 3


Meet our speakers

Get inspired by thought leaders, industry experts, and peers on how to efficiently manage your organization in a new world. A world in which technology becomes a business enabler for success. A world that is moving faster and faster. A world that blends professional and private life. Meet our Iptor Connect ‘23 Speakers!

Jayne Archbold

Jayne Archbold

Group Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner

Jayne Archbold, Chief People Officer, Genii Software Group,a Fast Growing Group of Market-Leading, Entrepreneurial, Vertical Enterprise Software Businesses. Genii employees over 2400 employees split over 25+ locations globally.

• Full-service providers of B2B enterprise software tailored to mid-sized customers
• Core process-focused software with high value-adds and a perfect fit for clearly defined verticals
• Extensive and deep industry knowledge covering Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, Public Services and Laboratories
• Track record of success over many years driving high customer loyalty and satisfaction.
• Highly trusted partner and advisor on our customers’ digitalization journey.
In addition to Genii CPO Jayner is also Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer of Iptor, a global ERP provider focused on distribution centric businesses. Jayne joined the company in 2016 after an 18-year career at Sage Group plc, the UK’s largest software company which provides ERP software for small business to Enterprise businesses.
Jayne is a seasoned executive with a record of driving product innovation, operational transformation, integration of acquisitions and delivering business growth.

Christopher Catterfeld

Christopher Catterfeld

Group CMO/CPO & Managing Partner

Christopher Catterfeld has more than 15 years of extensive experience transforming and managing international organizations in the technology space, most recently Managing Director and Board positions at global technology businesses. He brings a successful track record of driving operational transformation and strategic product and portfolio growth for companies, including Sage Group plc. His driving factor is the injection of customer excitement creating tangible growth to top and bottom line.
As Managing Partner at Iptor he is accountable for Strategy, Corporate and Strategic Marketing, Product Management and Product Development.
With his passion for transformation, Christopher also acts as Angel Investor and Advisor and holds Non-Exec Board positions in the technology area.


Lt. Col., MBA, CP


Kevin is an expert on Decisive Leadership and the art of Leading under pressure, Peak Performance when the Heat is on, and how to become the Teammate all your Customers, Clients, and Colleagues Covet.


With 23 years of service in the Air Force and Air National Guard, achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel,  Kevin Sweeney is the only person to successfully land a KC-135, the military version of the Boeing 707, after two of the four engines were ripped completely off the airplane while on a night combat mission in Desert Storm. This challenging experience taught him to think on his feet and be highly flexible. Kevin’s deep understanding of teamwork before, during, and after challenges will pass on his valuable wisdom.



Kevin’s story has become part of Air Force training materials and he has authored two impactful books: “Pressure Cooker Confidence: How to Lead When the Heat Is On” and “Conversations with the Colonel: Lessons in Life, Leadership, and Wisdom.” These books offer insights into preparation, cultivating a winning attitude, and wielding leadership tools for laser-focused objectives and the confidence required for success.


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David Malmgren

CEO of Netlang

David is an accomplished entrepreneur and the visionary CEO of Netlang, an emerging hybrid cloud platform for enterprise critical solutions.

With a Master’s degree in Physics, David has forged a career in information technology with a track record of developing multiple globally successful products.

He has attended Oracle Java Days, Software Developer Conference and many other events and conferences as a guest speaker and presenter.


Tom Horan

VP Cloud and Managed Services, Meridian IT

Tom is an accomplished IT professional with over 19 years of experience in the industry.

He serves as the Vice President of Cloud and Managed Services at Meridian IT, a leading provider of cloud and managed services for IBM Power workloads, including IBM i and AIX.

Throughout his career, Tom has helped hundreds IBM Power customers, from Fortune 500 enterprises to small and medium-sized organizations, navigate the complex landscape of cloud services.

He specializes in providing expert guidance on cloud migrations, data backup, high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), and managed services.

With a decade of experience dedicated specifically to cloud computing, Tom is regarded as a leading authority in the field. He has shared his knowledge and insights at numerous industry events, cementing his reputation as a thought leader and innovator in the IT community.


Tom lives in Lake Bluff, IL with his wife, Jen. He has three children (one son in college, and another son along with a daughter living in NY).

Jim Smith

Jim Smith

President Iptor America

Jim was a proud member of the armed forces, serving as an Officer in the Vietnam War. He began his career with IBM, where he received the prestigious Golden Circle Award, given to employees for exemplary performance who contribute to IBM’s revenue and profit objectives through outstanding sales and customer leadership. After IBM, he joined ADP where he was quickly recognized and promoted to Vice President. In 1983, he left ADP and co-founded, Good Software, a developer, and distributor of PC software, which he took public. In 1995, he started The Mesa Group where he remained for over 25 years as President. In 2021, The Mesa Group was acquired by Iptor. Jim is frequently asked to present at industry conferences and seminars. He still believes a man’s handshake is his word and his reputation speaks for itself.


Mark Tredgold

Managing Director, Iptor America

Mark is a seasoned IT professional, with over 35 years commercial experience.  During his 9 years with Iptor, Mark has headed up the European Sales and Professional Services teams and is now Managing Director for the US region.  Mark is very customer-centric, and is responsible for the sales, professional services and customer services teams for the US region.


Prior to joining Iptor, Mark was a Supply Chain specialist, and worked for a number of high-profile clients throughout Europe, implementing ERP and Warehouse Management systems.


Although he is English, Mark now considers himself an honorary Texan, and bases himself in North Dallas.

Joe Vaughan

Global Technology & Design Director

Joe is a highly experienced technologist with over three decades of leadership and consulting expertise. He excels in driving customer-centric solutions by leading engineering teams, defining Technology strategies, and developing architectures that align with business objectives.

Joe’s accomplishments include; developing cloud strategies for energy and education sectors, leading GDPR compliance initiatives for major banks, and formulating digital and IT strategies for international retail and travel companies. He has a proven track record in delivering agile, customer-focused IT transformations, high-performance systems, and building expert teams.

With Joe’s extensive experience and customer-oriented approach, he is a valuable asset in driving innovation and achieving results for our customers.

Iptor connect 2023

Get inspired by thought leaders, industry experts, and peers on how to efficiently manage your organization in a new world. A world in which technology becomes a business enabler for success. A world that is moving faster and faster. A world that blends professional and private life.


The Iptor multiflex Base Module covers all your day-to-day business processes. The price varies depending on the number of user and starts at just €35 / user / month, based on a 12 month subscription. This includes:


– Unlimited access to all functionalities of the Base Module. 

– 10 days of personal guided onboarding.

– Easy self-service update on a monthly basis. 

Get in touch with us and schedule a free tour — no strings attached. Our team will gladly provide you with a demo and show you how to get started!

De Iptor multiflex Base Module dekt al uw dagelijkse bedrijfsprocessen. De prijs varieert afhankelijk van het aantal gebruikers en begint bij slechts €35 / gebruiker / maand, gebaseerd op een 12 maanden abonnement. Dit omvat:



– Onbeperkte toegang tot alle functionaliteiten van de basismodule. 

– 10 dagen persoonlijke begeleiding bij het inwerken.

– Eenvoudige en automatische updates op een maandelijse basis.

Neem contact met ons op en plan een gratis rondleiding – zonder verplichtingen. Ons team geeft u graag een demo en laat u zien hoe u aan de slag kunt!

Le module de base Iptor multiflex couvre l’ensemble de vos processus commerciaux quotidiens. Le prix varie en fonction du nombre d’utilisateurs etcommence à seulement 35€ / utilisateur / mois, sur la base d’un abonnement de 12 mois. Il comprend :


– Accès illimité à toutes les fonctionnalités du module de base. 

– 10 jours d’accompagnement personnalisé.

– Mise à jour mensuelle facile en libre-service.

Prenez contact avec nous et et planifiez une visite gratuite – sans engagement. Notre équipe se fera un plaisir de vous fournir une démonstration et de vous montrer comment commencer !

Das Iptor multiflex Basismodul deckt alle Ihre täglichen Geschäftsprozesse ab. Der Preis hängt von der nach Anzahl der Nutzer ab und beginnt ab nur 35 € / Nutzer / Monat, basierend auf einem 12-Monats-Abonnement. Dies beinhaltet:


– Unbeschränkter Zugang zu allen Funktionen des Basismoduls. 

– 10 Tage persönliches Onboarding.

– Einfache monatliche Aktualisierung durch Selbstbedienung. 


Nehmen Sie Kontakt mit uns auf und vereinbaren Sie eine kostenlose und unverbindliche Tour. Unser Team wird Ihnen gerne eine Demo zur Verfügung stellen und Ihnen zeigen, wie Sie loslegen können!