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IDEA Forms New Technology Council

Oct. 12, 2022

The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) formed  a new IDEA Technology Advisory Council, with the mission of driving continual digital innovation within IDEA for the electrical industry.

The IDEA Technology Advisory Council brings together digital leaders from both within and outside the electrical industry with extensive experience in distribution, manufacturing, and software technology. Council members identify and provide input on current and future digital needs and opportunities within the electrical industry to IDEA’s president and ultimately the IDEA board. Seeking new technologies and innovations, the council will discuss and address potential opportunities to help IDEA to solve digital challenges, increase the value of IDEA Connector and Exchange data, as well as identify new processes to become more predictive with data needs.

The IDEA Technology Advisory Council encourages IDEA’s distributor and manufacturer customers to introduce any new and existing state-of-the-art, or best-in-class digital technology services and solutions to the council for vetting and review.

Member of the advisory council are John Pehler, Rexel USA’s chief digital officer; Arivand Padmanabhan, executive VP and chief technology officer, nVent; and Kerry Young, an entrepreneur and tech advisor with expertise in Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solutions.