Wines & Vines Home
   
 
Welcome Guest
LOGIN |  CREATE ACCOUNT
 
 

Faces & Forums

 

WITS Highlights Tech Solutions For The Wine Industry

August 2006
 
by Wines & Vines Staff
 
 
  (Top) Mike Adams, Glazer's Family of Companies; John Collins, Foster's America; Enzo Micali,  1-800-flowers.com
(Middle Left) Meghan Gaven, Missing Link Communications - eSkye Software; Robert Signore,  1SYNC
(Middle Right) Joanne Mitchell, Southern Wines & Spirits, & Anita Carr
(Bottom Left) Smoke Wallin, eSkye Software; Ann Dozier, Coca Cola
    (Bottom Center) Suzanne Rich, POS Resources; Bob Little & Jeff Carroll, Six88
(Bottom Right) Lesley Berglund, WITS co-chair; John Collins, Foster's Wine Estates

     

More than 250 people attended the second-annual Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS), held July 18 in Napa, Calif. The symposium explored the use of information technology and services for the wine industry, from the vineyard to the winery to retail shelves.

Hot topics at this year's symposium reflected current wine industry issues--such as consolidation, federal compliance and direct sales--along with tech-specific topics like data collection and integration.

The conference featured more than 50 presenters, including keynote speaker Enzo Micali, CIO of 1-800-flowers.com; Mike Adams, chief information officer for Glazers; Ann Dozier, head of business development for Coca-Cola Customer Business Solutions; Jason Eckenroth, founder and CEO of Six88 Solutions; Brian Baker, Kendall-Jackson's VP of consumer relationship marketing and J. Smoke Wallin, chairman and CEO of WITS presenting sponsor eSkye Solutions, Inc.

The symposium ended with a supplier showcase featuring vendors of information technology and services.

For more information, visit wineindustrytechnologysymposium.com.
 
SHARE »
Close
 
Currently no comments posted for this article.
 
 
SEE OTHER EDITIONS OF THIS COLUMN ï¿½ CURRENT COLUMN ARTICLES »


 
Wines & Vines Home
 
866.453.9701 | 415.453.9700 | Fax: 415.453.2517
65 Mitchell Blvd., Ste. A San Rafael, CA 94903
info@winesandvines.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wine Industry Metrics
 
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
July 2015 $603 million
6%
$8,136 million
6%
July 2014 $568 million $7,701 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
July 2015 $66 million
9%
$1,906 million
14%
July 2014 $61 million $1,674 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
July 2015 323
4%
262
18%
July 2014 312 222
     
 
MORE » Released on 08.13.2015
Direct To Consumer
Wine Shipping Report
2015
 
Download full report »
 
 

Practical Winery & Vineyard Library
 
Search the PWV archive »
 
 

CALENDAR
  • September 6
     
    Harvest Wine Celebration
     
  • September 11-13
     
    Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic
     
  • September 17
     
    Winejobs.com Summit
     
  • September 18
     
    Owning and Operating an Urban Winery or Brewery
     
  • MORE »
 

READER COMMENTS
 
Article: Nielsen Unpacks Package Design »
 
Okay, I'll state the obvious (to anyone with CPG experience) - the Wine Biz is...
Reader: Joel Miller
 
Article: Nielsen Unpacks Package Design »
 
Very interesting reading. Certainly agree with the more indirect approach of evaluating the extent to...
Reader: Roger Brooks
 
Article: Experimental Solution to Pierce's Disease »
 
Congratulations to the team! It is amazing what can be done with biological controls. Keep...
Reader: Bruce Coulthard
 
Article: The Spiciest Wines You Have Ever Tasted »
 
There are some wines from New Mexico are infused with pepper flavors. Also, The Wine...
Reader: Guest
 
Article: Does Red Blotch Affect Wine? »
 
I have a grapevine in my polytunnel in east London which is showing signs of...
Reader: Guest
 
 


2015 Directory/Buyer's Guide
The Wines & Vines Directory and Buyer's Guide
 
 
EXPANDED ONLINE SEARCH INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE
 
ORDER NOW »
 
LEARN MORE »
 
 
Wines & Vines Magazine
 
 
   LEARN MORE »
 
   SUBSCRIBE »
 
Digital Edition Now Available!
Wines & Vines Digital Edition Now Available
 
LEARN MORE »
 
ORDER NOW »
 
 
The Wines & Vines Online Marketing System
 
The Industry Standard winery marketing application
 
FREE LIVE DEMO »
 
VIEW VIDEO »
 
 
 
 
Latest Job Listings
 Brand Manager, Califor...
 St. Helena, CA
Sales and Marketing
 Wine Sales Representat...
 Springfield, NJ
Sales and Marketing
 Customer Service Ambas...
 Napa, CA
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Wine Educator & Hospit...
 Santa Rosa, CA
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Wine & Beer Sales Rep
 Dallas, TX
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Full Time Retail Wine ...
 New York, NY
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Financial Analyst
 St. Helena, CA
Finance
 Wine Sales Representat...
 New York, NY
Sales and Marketing
 Tasting Room Manager
 Healdsburg, CA
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Territory Sales Rep - ...
 Modesto, CA
Sales and Marketing
 
More Job Listings >>
Follow Us On:
 
 





Home  |  About Us  |  Editors  |  Subscribe  |  Print Edition  |  Digital Edition

Advertise  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy
 
 
Copyright © 2001-2015 by Wine Communications Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No material may be reproduced without written permission of the Publisher.
Wines&Vines does not assume any responsibility for any unsolicited manuscripts or materials.