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QAD President and Chairman Pam Lopker Will Discuss Manufacturing and IoT on The Peggy Smedley Show


June 23, 2016
By Business Wire News

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.

QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB) a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced today that QAD President and Chairman Pam Lopker will discuss manufacturing and the Internet of Things (IoT) on ThePeggy Smedley Show June 28 at 10:45 a.m. PT. To listen to the interview, click on “Listen Live” at either Connectedworld.com or Peggysmedleyshow.com.

“Manufacturers are just starting to figure out how they can take advantage of the Internet of Things,” said Ms. Lopker. “They are finding new ways to capture data from machines on the shop floor and utilize it to reduce their costs and improve their customers’ satisfaction. QAD partners with our customers to provide business processes that can help them make the best use of all that new data. M2M and IoT are important subjects for manufacturers and I hope that many of our customers will tune in for what I think will be an interesting and informative discussion.”

In April 2016, Ms. Lopker was named one of the 2016 Women of M2M by Connected World magazine. Ms. Lopker founded QAD in 1979 with the primary intention of helping manufacturers leverage technology to operate more efficiently and to provide supply chain visibility. Ms. Lopker realized that the industry needed an integrated solution that could address the critical needs of a manufacturer. She built software exclusively for the industry by combining her deep expertise in manufacturing, supply chain processes and software development.

Ms. Smedley, in addition to hosting The Peggy Smedley Show, is the editorial director of Connected World and its sister publication Constructech. The Peggy Smedley Show broadcasts live each Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. Central Time, USA on wsRadio.com. The show includes interviews with technology and industry leaders and its weekly podcasts are downloadable through iHeartRadio and iTunes.

“For years, Pam Lopker has played a pivotal role in shaping manufacturing technology and has helped manufacturers overcome many challenges,” said Ms. Smedley. “Today, we see her continuing in that role in the broader spectrum of the IoT community, along with inspiring the next generation of men and women to get involved in this new digital transformation. I am looking forward to hosting a very lively conversation and exploring how she has altered the stereotype of women in manufacturing.”

About QAD – The Effective Enterprise

QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models in the cloud, on-premise, or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.

For more information about QAD, call +1 805-566-6000, visit www.qad.com.

“QAD” is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About The Peggy Smedley Show

As the voice of IoT and connected devices in our Connected World, The Peggy Smedley Show, www.peggysmedleyshow.com is an entertaining, fast-paced, yet fun, resource for listeners looking to understand emerging technology for the digital life. http://peggysmedleyshow.com.

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