SUPPLY CHAIN - SUMMIT

Supply Chain Summit:
Technology for agility and resilience

6 - 8th September 2022, America 09:00 - 12:40 ET

Supply Chain Digital Summit

Supply Chain leaders are facing a number of challenges. Of all industrial sectors, the supply chain network has the most to gain from harnessing industry 4.0 but what are the best ways to chart a course, form a strategy, and a roadmap towards industry 4.0 success?

Sense check your approach with like-minded industry experts, sharing insight on business-critical challenges and disruptive technology, and drive your industry forward collaboratively.

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Why Attend

Connect with 70+ senior leaders for a curated agenda focused on tackling your current business critical challenges and driving industry forward. Our summits are designed to help you.

New connections

Build new connections with likeminded senior leaders

Business trends

Stay current with emerging business trends

Key takeaways

Downloadable and actionable takeaways

New partnerships

Accelerate key projects through meaningful new partnerships

Insights

De-risk new projects by gaining a broad range of insights

New technologies

Understand the impact new technology can make

"I was blown away by the great logistics, diversity of attendees and incredible networking opportunities. I can honestly say I’ve never had so many new relationships and key opportunities from a single meeting."
Bill Sheahan, Vice President
"Congratulations to you all for pulling off a Hybrid Summit with Augmented Reality features that are truly unparalleled in the Industry! Collaborative, Interactive & showcasing leading edge technology ... GDS Summits really set the bar so high that a return to physical conferences might be re-evaluated in the Industry."
Christina Alexander Alexandropoulou, Director Of Security, Four Seasons
"I connected with peers that I know I’ll stay in touch with, including suppliers which have presented a fantastic opportunity for 7-Eleven Global in the future. It may well be the most valuable summit I’ve attended in many years."
Cynthia Richardson, Senior Director, Global Logistics & Merchandising
"The meetings and presentations added value, and needless to say, but that the venue for the Summit was exceptional."
Edward M Shubert, CPA Senior Director, McKesson Corporation
"I made quite a few contacts that will be beneficial to me."
Margaret Bond, Director of Cyber Security, Numotion
"It was one of the best events I have been to, particularly because of the format and topics. Really well done and to all of the team."
Lauren Goodwin, CIO

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Event Agenda

Day one
Day two
Day three

09:00 - 09:15

Sponsor

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Remarks

Intro & Diamond Commentary

09:15 - 09:45

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote

Transforming in Troubled Times

Reuben Slone EVP Supply Chain and Procurement, Advance Auto Parts

09:45 - 10:25

09:45 - 10:25

Panel Discussion

How Brands Can Maintain Control in the Midst of Supply Chain Disruption

Karthik Mahadevan Senior Director, Product Management, Supply Chain Technology, Lowe's Companies
Mark Welch Sr. Vice President Supply Chain, Novant Health

10:25 - 10:35

Sponsor

10:25 - 10:35

Insight Break

10:35 - 11:25

10:35 - 11:25

Roundtables

Track 1: Building Resilience Through Technology: Is your business model sustainable enough to thrive in five years?

Sponsor:

Track 2: Remaining Agile in a Digitized World: How can aligning processes and digitizing your supply chain allow you to prepare for the unexpected?

Track 3: Data Analytics: How can data be leveraged to help supply chains leaders deliver 5Cs performance drivers – (customer experience, cost, CSR, compliance, and human capital)?

11:25 - 11:30

11:25 - 11:30

Short Break

11:30 - 12:10

11:30 - 12:10

Masterclass Breakouts

12:10 - 12:40

Sponsor

12:10 - 12:40

Headline Keynote

09:00 - 09:10

09:00 - 09:10

Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:40

09:10 - 09:40

Keynote

Advanced lighthouse factory to drive sustainability

Kenneth Engel Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, North America, Schneider Electric

09:42 - 10:22

09:42 - 10:22

Panel 2

Customer Centricity and the Future of Smart Supply Chains

10:20 - 10:30

10:20 - 10:30

Insight Break

10:35 - 11:25

10:35 - 11:25

Roundtables

Track 1: Building Resilience Through Technology: Is your business model sustainable enough to thrive in five years?

Sponsor:

Track 2: Remaining Agile in a Digitized World: How can aligning processes and digitizing your supply chain allow you to prepare for the unexpected?

Track 3: Data Analytics: How can data be leveraged to help supply chains leaders deliver 5Cs performance drivers – (customer experience, cost, CSR, compliance, and human capital)?

11:26 - 11:56

11:26 - 11:56

Innovation Exchange Keynote

12:00 - 12:30

12:00 - 12:30

Closing Prime Keynote

09:00 - 09:10

09:00 - 09:10

Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:40

09:10 - 09:40

Keynote

Driving Supply Chain Improvements, Visibility in Food Manufacturing and Agriculture

Randy Haines Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Smithfield Foods

09:41 - 10:21

09:41 - 10:21

Panel Discussion

The Road to Sustainability: How to Achieve a Low Carbon Future Whilst Driving Optimization Across the Supply Chain

George Vidonish Vice President, Head of Integrated Supply Chain Strategy, Philips

10:22 - 10:32

10:22 - 10:32

Insight Break

10:32 - 11:22

10:32 - 11:22

Roundtable Leaders Panel

11:22 - 11:30

11:22 - 11:30

Short Break

11:30 - 12:00

11:30 - 12:00

Innovation Exchange Keynote

Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck From Your Last Mile Fulfillment Offering

Preet Virdi SVP, Operations, Stitch Fix

12:01 - 12:31

12:01 - 12:31

Closing Keynote

Purposeful Supply Chains

Rick Bingle Chief Supply Chain Officer, Mattress Firm

12:31 - 12:41

12:31 - 12:41

Insight Break -Closing Comments

Speakers Include

Reuben Slone

EVP Supply Chain and Procurement

Kenneth Engel

Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, North America

Randy Haines

Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Rick Bingle

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Mark Welch

Sr. Vice President Supply Chain

Preet Virdi

SVP, Operations

George Vidonish

Vice President, Head of Integrated Supply Chain Strategy

Karthik Mahadevan

Senior Director, Product Management, Supply Chain Technology

An immersive
event experience

Experience the new way to network with peers with
interactive features including:

Audience Interaction

Engage with a virtual live audience just as you would at a physical event and create meaningful conversations.

Interactive Live Polling

Keep engaged through interactive live polling and gamification tools.

Direct connections

Ask your questions face-to-face with the speakers via our leading stage technology.

Relationship building

Build stronger connections with leading executives that you will take with you through your career

Thought Leadership

Content and insight from industry experts when it matters most

Intelligent interaction

Interactive quizzes gamify your experience

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