16-17
Apr 2019
2019 NextGen
Supply Chain Conference
Chicago, IL | Chicago Athletic Association
16
Apr
Our Mission

Artificial Intelligence –  Robotics – Big Data

NextGen Supply Chain is the premier educational conference that answers the question “What’s next in supply chain management” for senior-level SCM professionals. Only NGSC is exclusively dedicated to preparing executives for the coming technologies and processes that will have the most transformative effects on their supply chains.

For our inaugural year, the conference will focus on the top three technologies that these execs need to better understand– Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Big Data.

Who Should Attend

Senior-level supply chain professionals who have significant influence over their companies’ domestic/global supply chain operations and are seeking information that they need to know.

  • VP/Directors of Supply Chain Management/Logistics/Distribution
  • VP/Directors of Operations
  • VP/Directors Procurement Sourcing
  • Chief Supply Chain Officers
  • Chief Logistics Officers
  • Supply Chain/Logistics/Distribution Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Presidents/CEOs/COOs

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Why Attend

Technology will be key to maintaining a competitive advantage in tomorrow’s supply chains. But with new solutions emerging at an unprecedented rate, few of us have the time to keep the pace.

The NextGen Supply Chain conference will offer:

  • Cutting edge technical sessions decided by a diverse executive Advisory Board.
  • Nearly a dozen keynotes, sessions and panel discussion on the most important emerging technologies, geared to senior level executives.
  • Networking opportunities with peers, consultants, academics and leading providers of supply chain solutions.
  • All presented in just two days in an iconic downtown Chicago location.
Call for Abstracts

NextGen Supply Chain Conference will focus on the emerging supply chain technologies that will shape and power tomorrow’s supply chains, including how those technologies are being applied to supply chain processes today or might be applied in the future.

Topic categories may include:
  • Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things and Robotic Process Automation
  • Robotics, including mobile collaborative robotics, piece picking robots and drones
  • Big Data and the Use of Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics
  • Manufacturing 4.0 and Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing
  • Blockchain
  • The Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain
  • Technological Innovation and its impact on talent management and the workforce
  • Case study examples of how a company is utilizing these technologies in a supply chain process
 
NEXTGEN SUPPLY CHAIN AWARDS

Supply Chain Management Review will honor up to five companies representing supply chain innovation utilizing NextGen supply chain technologies, or the technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains. The awards will be announced at the NextGen Supply Chain Conference. 

Companies will be recognized for initiatives utilizing NextGen technologies in five categories:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Big Data. Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation and/or Internet of Things
  • Robotics in manufacturing, distribution or transportation operations
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Digital Transformation Of The Supply Chain
Presenting Companies
Meet Our Speakers

The conference will focus on the top three technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Big Data. Our keynote speakers are Ron Castro, Vice President of Supply Chain, IBM and Jack Allen, Senior Director of Global Logistics for Cisco Supply Chain Operations.

Senior Director, Glo­bal Logis­tics, Cisco Supply Chain Operations
    Vice President of Supply Chain for IBM
      Global Head of Cus­tomer and Market Devel­opment, HP 3D Printing
        Research Director, IDC
          Managing Director, Digital Supply Chain Institute
            Researcher at MIT
              CEO and Co-Founder, Wise System
                Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions, Flex
                  Director of Operations, Rochester Drug Cooperative
                    Vice President of Prod­cut Develop­ment, Honeywell-Intelligrated
                      Vice President, Ro­bot­ics Center of Excellence, Dematic
                        VP of Marketing, 6 River Systems
                          President and CEO, Procurant
                            Industry Strategy Lead, Supply Chain and Logistics, Esri
                              Chief Operating Officer, Fetch Robotics
                                CEO of inVia Robotics
                                  Chief Executive Officer, Soft Robotics
                                    Vice President, Software Systems, IAM Robotics
                                      CEO and President of Kindred
                                        VP and GM, Digital Solutions, Johnson Controls
                                          Exec. Director Cen­ter for Sup­ply Chain Inno­­va­­tion, Neeley School of Business
                                            Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Association for Supply Chain Management
                                              SCHEDULE

                                              • April 15
                                                Day 1
                                              • April 16
                                                Day 2
                                              • April 17
                                                Day 3
                                              • Exhibitor Set-up + Registration Day
                                              12:00pm - 5:30pm Conference Registration

                                              0WCB Foyer/Prefunction Area - 8th floor

                                              12:00pm - 5:30pm Exhibitor Set-up

                                              White City Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              5:30pm – 7:00pm VIP Reception (Invitation Only)

                                              • Conference Day 1
                                              8:00am - 9:00am Advisory Board Meeting

                                              Evers - 3rd Floor

                                              8:00am - 5:30pm Registration

                                              WCB Foyer/Prefunction Area - 8th floor

                                              8:00am - 9:00am Exhibit Set-Up

                                              White City Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              9:00am - 7:00pm Exhibit Hall Open

                                              White City Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              9:00am - 10:00am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

                                              White City Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              10:00am - 12:00pm Welcome, Keynote and Presentation

                                              10:00am – 10:15am - Welcome
                                              Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director
                                              Supply Chain Management Review


                                              10:15am – 11:15am - Keynote: Applying Augmented Intelligence (A.I.), Blockchain and Predictive Analytics to Expand End-to-End Visibility and Improve Operational Efficiency
                                              Ron Castro, Vice President of Supply Chain for IBM


                                              11:15am – 12:00pm - Presentation: The Digital Supply Chain Transformation
                                              George Bailey, Managing Director, Digital Supply Chain Institute

                                              12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall

                                              White City Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              1:15pm - 3:15pm Early Afternoon Session – Robotic Panel Sessions and Presentation

                                              1:15pm – 1:45pm - Presentation: The Real Value of Robots: How Users in New Markets are Benefiting from Robots
                                              John Santagate, Research Director, IDC


                                              1:45pm – 2:15pm - Panel Session: Piece Picking Robotics
                                              Moderator – John Santagate, Research Director, IDC


                                              Panel
                                              Jeffrey Lipton, Researcher, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
                                              Crystal A. Parrott, Vice President, Robotics Center of Excellence Dematic
                                              Carl Vause, CEO of Soft Robotics Inc.
                                              Jim Liefer, CEO, Kindred AI


                                              2:15pm – 2:45pm - Panel Session: Mobile Robotics
                                              Moderator – John Santagate, Research Director, IDC


                                              Panel
                                              Lior Elazary, CEO, inVia Robotics
                                              Fergal Glynn, Vice President of Marketing, 6 Rivers Systems
                                              Carl Showalter, COO, Fetch Robotics
                                              Matt Wicks, Vice President of Product Development, Robotics, Honeywell Intelligrated


                                              2:45pm – 3:15pm - Case Study: Robotics: Putting Robots to Work - How Rochester Drug Implemented Mobile Piece Picking Robots in its Distribution Operations.
                                              Gary Ritzman, Director of Operations, Rochester Drug Cooperative and John Cameron Vice President Software Systems, IAM Robotics

                                              3:15pm - 4:00pm Break in Exhibit Hall

                                              White City Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              4:00pm – 6:00pm Late Afternoon Session – Case Study, Awards, and End User Award Panel

                                              4:00pm – 4:45pm - Presentation: Reinventing the Supply Chain with 3D Printing
                                              Scott Schiller, Global Head of Customer and Market Development, HP 3D Printing


                                              4:45pm – 5:00pm - Awards Sponsored by IDC:
                                              Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media


                                              5:00pm – 6:00pm - End User Award Panel:
                                              Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director - Supply Chain Management Review

                                              Madison Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              6:00pm - 7:30pm Evening Reception Sponsored by APICS

                                              White City Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              • Conference Day 2
                                              8:00am - 5:30pm Registration

                                              WCB Foyer/Prefunction Area - 8th floor

                                              8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

                                              White City Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              8:00am - 5:00pm Exhibit Hall Open

                                              White City Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              9:00am - 10:45am Keynote and Presentation

                                              9:00am – 10:00am - Keynote: Digitization of the Supply Chain: The Future is Here…The Future is Now!
                                              Jack Allen, Senior Director, Global Logistics Cisco Supply Chain Operations


                                              10:00am – 10:45am – Presentation: Roadmap Your Way to Digital Supply Chain Maturity
                                              Morgan Swink, PhD, Eunice and James L. West Chair, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Neeley School of Business

                                              Jack Allen is the Senior Director of Global Logistics for Cisco’s Supply Chain Operations organization. Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT and networking, with approximately $50B in annual revenues. Cisco helps companies of all sizes transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. More about Jack Allen

                                              10:45am - 11:15am Break in Exhibit Hall

                                              11:15am – 12:45pm Late Morning Session – 3 Presentations

                                              11:15am – 11:45am - Presentation: The Promise of Blockchain in The Supply Chain
                                              Eric Peters, CEO and Founder, Procurant


                                              11:45am – 12:15pm - Presentation: Impact | Machine Learning and Autonomous Logistics
                                              Chazz Sims, CEO and Co-Founder, Wise Systems


                                              12:15pm – 12:45pm - Presentation: Powering the Digital Supply Network with Spatial Analysis
                                              Yasaman Kazemi, Industry Strategy Lead, Supply Chain and Logistics, Esri

                                              12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall

                                              1:45pm - 3:15pm Presentation and Case Study

                                              1:45pm – 2:30pm – Presentation: How AI is Transforming Supply Chain
                                              Sudhi Sinha, VP and GM, Digital Solutions, Johnson Controls


                                              2:30pm – 3:15pm - Case Study: Flex Pulse – The Intelligent Supply Chain
                                              Marcin Fic, Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions, Flex

                                              Madison Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              3:15pm - 4:00pm Break in Exhibit Hall

                                              White City Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              4:00pm – 5:00pm Closing Presentation

                                              4:00pm – 5:00pm – Presentation: Accelerating Return on Digital Investments
                                              Peter Bolstorff, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Association for Supply Chain Management


                                              5:00pm - 7:00pm Exhibit Dismantle

                                              White City Ballroom - 8th floor

                                              Exhibition Plan

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                                                • $1650.
                                                  Early Bird CONFERENCE DELEGATE $200 savings available until February 15, 2019
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                                                  • Entry to Exhibits – April 16 – 17
                                                  • Breakfast – April 16 – 17
                                                  • Coffee Break – April 16 – 17
                                                  • Lunch - April 16 – 17
                                                  • Evening Reception – April 16
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                                                  • Entry to Exhibits – April 16 – 17
                                                  • Breakfast – April 16 – 17
                                                  • Coffee Break – April 16 – 17
                                                  • Lunch - April 16 – 17
                                                  • Evening Reception – April 16
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