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
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

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

Evers - 3rd Floor

8:00 - 5:30 Registration

WCB Foyer/Prefunction Area - 8th floor

8:00 - 9:00 Exhibit Set-Up

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

9:00 - 7:00 Exhibit Hall Open

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

10:00 - 12:00 Welcome + Keynote
Keynote: Leading the Digital Transformation, IBM's A.I. Supply Chain Journey

Madison Ballroom - 8th floor

Join us for our keynote, presented by Vice President of Supply Chain for IBM, Ron Castro. He is responsible for all strategy, execution and transformation of IBM’s global end to end supply chain, delivering to clients across more than 170 countries.  This transformation is inclusive of thought leadership, global talent development and is supported by a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. Ron is leading the digital and cognitive transformation for supply chain leveraging emerging technologies to build transparent, intelligent and predictive supply chains at scale.

12:00 - 1:15 Lunch

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

1:15 - 2:45 Technical Sessions

Madison Ballroom - 8th floor

2:45 - 3:30 Break

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

3:30 - 5:30 Technical Sessions

Madison Ballroom - 8th floor

5:30 - 7:00 Cocktail Reception

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

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

WCB Foyer/Prefunction Area - 8th floor

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

8:00 - 5:00 Exhibit Hall Open

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

9:00 - 10:30 Technical Sessions

Madison Ballroom - 8th floor

10:30 - 11:00 Break

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

11:00 - 12:30 Technical Sessions

Madison Ballroom - 8th floor

12:30 - 1:45 Lunch

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

1:45 - 3:15 Technical Sessions

Madison Ballroom - 8th floor

3:15 - 4:00 Break

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

4:00 - 5:00 Closing Session

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

5:00 - 7:00 Exhibit Dismantle

White City Ballroom - 8th floor

Exhibition Plan

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Register

    • $1650.
      Early Bird CONFERENCE DELEGATE $200 savings available until January 16, 2019
      • General Session/Technical Sessions – April 16 – 17
      • Entry to Exhibits – April 16 – 17
      • Breakfast – April 16 – 17
      • Coffee Break – April 16 – 17
      • Lunch - April 16 – 17
      • Evening Reception – April 16
    • $925.
      Exhibit/Sponsor CONFERENCE DELEGATEMust be with an exhibiting or sponsoring company
      • General Session/Technical Sessions – April 16 – 17
      • Entry to Exhibits – April 16 – 17
      • Breakfast – April 16 – 17
      • Coffee Break – April 16 – 17
      • Lunch - April 16 – 17
      • Evening Reception – April 16
Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

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