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About our 2020 virtual event

On November 10-12, 2020, NextGen Supply Chain Conference brought together an impressive lineup of nearly 600 industry leaders for an impactful, immersive, and interactive experience. 

The 2nd annual NextGen Supply Chain Conference presented case studies from industry leaders who are putting emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, the Internet of Things, Predictive Analytics, and Mobile and Piece Picking Robots to work in their supply chains. 

Those of us working in the supply chain today recognize that technology will be key to maintaining a competitive advantage in the supply chains of tomorrow. If that wasn’t evident before COVID, it is certainly the case now as we all plot a new course for the supply chains of the future. 

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Featured speakers from our 2020 event

Mark Shirkness
Vice President, Distribution, GE Appliances

Kristi Montgomery
Vice President, Innovation, R&D, Kenco Logistics

Bobby Bernard
Executive Director, DCG Supply Chain Strategy & Innovation, Lenovo

Ninian Wilson
Global Supply Chain Director, Vodafone & CEO, Vodafone Procurement 

Jon Chorley
Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Vice President, Oracle

Daren J. Mallard
Senior Manager of Marketing Strategy, Cisco

Adrian Kumar
Global Head of Operations Science & Analytic, DHL

Torsten Pilz
Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Honeywell

Presenting companies


Key themes

Supply Chain Innovation

The Future of Supply Chain Software

AI, Big Data and Analytics

Lessons from Leaders – Solution Providers

The Robots are Here

Meeting the e-Fulfillment Challenge


Featured sessions from our 2020 event

Keynote: Smart Distribution to Serve Today’s Empowered Omni-Channel Consumer

Mark Shirkness 
Vice President, Distribution, GE Appliances

Keynote: Taking Supply Chain to the Next Level with Blockchain – How Lenovo is Using Blockchain in Their Supply Chain

Bobby Bernard 
Executive Director, DCG Supply Chain Strategy & Innovation, Lenovo

Presentation: An Open Platform for Digital Supply Chain: The Next Wave of Efficiency

Gordon Lu
Director of JD International Business, JD Logistics

Presentation: Beyond Resilience: Building a Supply Chain Platform for Growth

Jon Chorley
Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Vice President, Supply Chain Management Product Strategy, Oracle

Presentation: Planning for the Unplanned

Rachel Hinkes
VP Strategic Market Development, Blue Yonder 

2020 sponsors

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