Pulp and Paper giant SAPPI recently joined ARC Research’s Contributing Analyst Peter Reynolds and SAP’s industry expert Alfred Becker on a spirited discussion about how digital technologies are transforming the paper and packaging industry. Hear views on how customer relationships and overall industry efficiency in this industry will be impacted. Really interesting discussion.
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The buzz: “In an age of infinite digital documentation, paper was the last safe place for secrets.” (Evan Angler) The paper-making industry officially dates to 105 AD in China, although writing material was found in ancient Egypt. We use paper without a thought about how it’s produced. But now the very survival of the global paper and packaging industry is challenged by digital media and paperless technology. It’s time for innovative business models and re-designed business processes. This is NOT your father’s paper business! The experts speak. Peter Reynolds. ARC Advisory Group: “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking” (Albert Einstein). Didier Magnien, Sappi: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” (Steve Jobs). Alfred Becker, SAP: “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant” (Mitchell Kapor). Join us for Pulp and Paper Industry: Digital Transformation.