Will you point out the elephant in the room?


What elephant?  Ah, let me tell you…

Our “Suitemates” video series (the third episode came out today by the way) highlights an untold truth: the ERP SCM suites paradigm is irreparably flawed.  Just look at the millions upon millions of dollars invested in failed deployments. The truth is known by many… but publicly declared by few.

With “Suitemates”, we’re pointing out the elephant in the room — and you can too! 

There are several elephants subtly placed throughout the scenes of the six videos.  Not real ones…maybe it’s a picture….maybe it’s a statue….maybe it’s….well, I don’t want to give it away.

If you find them all, you can win an Apple iPad! 

You have to keep your eyes peeled because these elephants are far more difficult to spot than the obvious one that’s been stomping all over businesses for years.

Find out more about the contest on suitemates.com.   C’mon call out the elephant!


John assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinaxis in January 2016. With over twenty years’ tenure at Kinaxis, John first started at the company as a key contributor to the architecture and development of Kinaxis’ supply chain management solutions in early 1994, and has since held a number of senior management roles in development, professional services, business consulting, sales, marketing and customer support. Prior to his current appointment, John was Chief Products Officer, overseeing all aspects of the product life cycle, including product vision and strategy, design and development, product management and quality assurance.

Before joining Kinaxis, John held senior software architect and management positions in research and development at FastMAN Software Systems, Inc (also known as Promira before being purchased by Manugistics), and Monenco Agra.

John earned a Bachelor of Computer Science, from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, with a strong focus on software architecture and UI Design. John is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

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