Schedule at a Glance

Day 1


Supply Chain Innovation

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Welcome, Overview, and Thank you

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

9:10AM – 9:55AM

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

Mark Shirkness 
Vice President, Distribution, GE Appliances

9:55AM – 10:20AM

Presentation: Supply Chain Innovation: Death, NASA & Digital – Are you ready?

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

10:20AM – 10:30AM

Wrap up 

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

The Future of Supply Chain Software

10:45AM – 10:50AM

Intro to the Block 

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

10:50AM – 11:05AM

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

Gordon Lu
Director of JD International Business, JD Logistics

11:05AM – 11:15AM

Presentation: Beyond Four Walls Optimization: The Value of Connecting Intralogistics and Supply Chain Execution

Jenn Tabbert
Director of Software Sales, Dematic

11:05AM – 11:15AM

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

11:25AM – 11:35AM

Presentation: Dawn of a Digital Day – How Software is Impacting the Move from Internet of Things (IoT) to Internet of Intelligence (IoI)

Drew Ehlers
Global Futurist and Global General Manager of SmartPack™, Zebra 

11:35AM – 11:45AM

Presentation: Planning for the Unplanned

Rachel Hinkes
VP Strategic Market Development, Blue Yonder 

12:10PM – 12:15

Wrap up 

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

AI, Big Data and Analytics

12:30PM – 12:35PM

Intro to the Block 

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

12:35PM – 1:00PM

Presentation: Creating a Digital Center of Excellence

Maria Jesus Saenz
Director, MIT Digital Supply Chain Transformation

12:35PM – 1:00PM

Presentation: Pushing the Efficient Inventory Frontier at The Kraft Heinz Company

David Villalpando
Senior Analyst, Logistics Analytics, The Kraft Heinz Company

12:35PM – 1:00PM

Fireside Chat: Putting Piece-Picking Robots To Work At MSC Industrial

Darin Russell 
Senior Director of Supply Chain Engineering Services, MSC Industrial

1:50PM – 2:00PM

Wrap up 

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

Day 2


Blockchain and the Digital Supply Chain

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Welcome, Overview, and Thank you

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

9:10AM – 9:55AM

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

9:55AM – 10:20AM

Fireside Chat: Want to Build a Digital Supply Chain? Focus on Capabilities

Morgan Swink, Ph.D 
Eunice and James L. West Chair of Supply Chain Management. He is also the executive director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University and Nada Sanders, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University

10:20AM – 10:30AM

Wrap up 

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

Lessons from Leaders – Solution Providers

Supply chain leaders set the pace, running ahead of the pack. The rest of us can learn from their experience, including what went right and what went wrong in an implementation and how new technologies and processes are delivering value. During Lessons From Leaders, we’ll hear presentations from the 2020 NextGen Award winning solution providers and supply chain professionals.

10:45PM – 10:50PM

Intro to the Block

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

10:50AM – 11:10AM 

Presentation: Geopolitics 4.0: Mitigating Risk and Seizing Opportunity in Global Supply Chains

Jacob Shapiro 
Founder and Chief Strategist, Perch Perspectives

10:50AM – 11:10AM 

2020 NextGen Supply Chain Solution Provider Awards

Moderator: Abe Eshkenazi 
President, ASCM

  • Robotics Award: Tompkins Robotics
    Mike Futch, President
  • Blockchain Award: IBM
    Tom Ward, A.I. Project Leader
  • Analytics Award: LeanDNA
    Richard Lebovitz, President & CEO
  • AI Award: LevaData
    Mark Cosway, EVP Sales & Marketing
  • Digital Transformation Award: JD.com
    JD International Business

12:10PM – 12:15PM

Wrap up 

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

Lessons from Leaders – End Users

12:30PM – 12:35PM

Intro to the Block

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

12:35PM – 12:55PM 

Presentation: The Startup Supply Chain: Why Technology Startups Matter More Than Ever

Julian Counihan 
Schematic Ventures

12:55PM – 1:55PM 

2020 NextGen Supply Chain End User Awards

Moderator: Abe Eshkenazi 
President, ASCM

  • Robotics Award: NFI
    Barbara Gress, Director of Innovation and Engineering
  • Blockchain Award: Lenovo
    Bobby Bernard, Exec. Director, DCG Supply Chain Strategy & Innovation
  • Analytics Award: Dell Technologies
    Brian T. Martin, Sr Director, Engineering & Technology Team
  • AI Award: Reyes Holdings
    Pamela Armella Olazábal, Data Analytics, Director Reyes Holdings
  • Digital Transformation Winner: GE Appliances
    Mark D. Shirkness Vice President, Distribution

1:55PM – 2:25PM 

2020 Supply Chain Resiliency Award

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

2:25PM – 2:30PM

Wrap up 

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

Day 3


Digital Supply Chain and the Supply Chain Future

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Welcome, Overview, and Thank you

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

9:10AM – 9:55AM 

Keynote: ‘Digital Supply Chain is exciting…get ready…’

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

9:55PM – 10:20PM 

Fireside Chat: How to Manage The Supply Chain Of The Future

Steven A. Melnyk 
Professor, Michigan State University

10:20AM – 10:30AM

Wrap up 

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

Robotics and Advanced Analytics

10:45AM – 10:50AM

Intro to the Block

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

10:50AM – 11:40AM 

Robotics Panel

Moderator: Matt Wicks 
VP of Product Development, Honeywell Intelligrated

  • Fergal Glynn, VP of Marketing, 6 River Systems
  • Lior Elazary, Co-Founder and CEO, InVia Robotics
  • Terrie O’Hanlon, Chief Marketing Officer, GreyOrange
  • Pete Blair, Vice President of Marketing, Berkshire Grey
  • Wes Reid, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Operations, IAM Robotics

11:40AM – 12:10PM 

Presentation: Enabling rapid fulfillment through robotics and advanced analytics

Adrian Kumar
Global Head of Operations Science & Analytic, DHL

12:10PM – 12:15PM

Wrap up 

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

Meeting the E-Fulfillment Challenge

12:30M – 12:35AM

Intro to the Block

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

12:35PM – 1:00PM 

Fireside Chat: How Joann Fabrics Is Using Brick and Mortar for E-Commerce Fulfillment

Varadheesh Chennakrishnan
CIO – IT, Supply Chain and Logistics, Joann Stores

1:00PM – 1:25PM 

Presentation: The Warehouse of the Future

Sumit Chada
Principal, Kearney

1:25PM – 1:50PM 

Presentation: The My Way Highway: Disruption in Last Mile Logistics

Alan Amling
Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow, University of Tennessee Supply Chain Institute; CEO, Thrive and Advance, LLC

1:50PM – 2:15PM 

Presentation: How to Build eFulfillment Network

Krutin Shah
Partner, N Squared Partners

2:15PM – 2:30PM

Wrap up 

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Peerless Media, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review