Accellos to Present on the Human Factors of Technology Deployment

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The Presentation Will Be Made Jointly with Accellos Customer Columbia Colstor at the Annual IARW-WFLO Conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – April 24, 2014 – Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions,  and its customer Columbia Colstor, Inc., will highlight the importance of organizational change management in the success of enterprise software deployments.  Additionally, the presentation will feature best practices to ensure technology projects consider the human elements and avoid risk.  The presentation will be made at the 123rd IARW-WFLO Convention and Expo, starting on April 26 in San Diego.

Joe Couto, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Accellos, Inc. and Blake Barthelmess, Chief Information Officer of Columbia Colstor, Inc., will present “The Human Factor of Technology Deployment” which focuses on how to drive true value from technology through organizational change management.  Couto and Barthelmess, both leading experts in the logistics and cold storage industry have partnered to execute technology deployment at Columbia Colstor with great success.  They will be sharing their experiences and strategy on how to transform a typically difficult and painful process of software implementation into a process that enhances an organization, its employees, and customers.

“Blake and I have certainly learned many lessons on the human factors as part of leading hundreds of technology implementations throughout our careers,” said Couto.  “This session will show that when approaching a technology deployment, considering the human element of the process is critical.  Through strong partnerships and organizational change management, important factors need to be considered, such as executive tone, in order to achieve optimum success.”

IARW-WFLO’s Annual Conference is a world-class expo, networking event, and educational convention dedicated to the temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics industry.  It will run from April 26-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, US.

The annual IARW-WFLO Convention & Expo is the largest event in the world dedicated to the temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics industry. Over 600 of the industry’s leading cold storage warehousing professionals attend Convention for educational sessions, a world-class expo, and networking. To learn more about this year’s event, click here

About Columbia Colstor
Columbia Colstor, Inc. has a cutting edge international intermodal warehouse with over 220,000 square feet of temperature-controlled loading and storage space. Columbia Colstor’s location allows customers to bypass the congested roadways and warehouses located on the coast and instead move their products with fewer challenges. With over fifty million cubic feet of storage capacity located throughout key shipping routes across Washington state, Colstor is located at key strategic locations to serve their customer’s warehousing needs.