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What Is An Executive Immersion Program?
Customer expectations are rising, demographics are shifting and computing power is growing exponentially. All of these trends are having a major impact on supply chain and logistics, with the sector responding by means of a vast wave of digitalization. Helping in this transformation is the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, which is pioneering next-generation solutions across areas such as fleet management, warehousing, inventory forecasting and much more. Artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain and internet of things are just a few of the many technologies powering this digital revolution.
Our immersion program will educate you in all of these trends, connect you with the companies pioneering groundbreaking solutions and inspire you to turn your own company into a leading innovator capable of long-term growth.
What Will I Learn?
Our immersion program will show you how, why and by whom the supply chain and logistics industry is being disrupted. It will also teach you how to capitalize on the trends and technologies driving this digital transformation so that you can achieve innovation within your own organization. We cover topics such as:
See the many ways artificial intelligence is transforming supply chain and logistics including through chatbots and machine learning platforms for inventory forecasting and warehouse management.
Internet of Things
The internet of things is hailed as a truly transformative technology for supply chain. Learn how it will enable capabilities such as asset tracking, connected fleets and scheduled and predictive maintenance.
A major driver of supply chain innovation, robots are changing the face of the sector by their ability to perform routine tasks with little or no oversight. Our program will show you how smart machines and drones are working alongside humans in a variety of ways to deliver efficiency gains in warehousing and logistics.
Big Data Analytics
Improved understanding of consumer behavior, market trends and operational inefficiencies are all benefits of applying big data analytics to the supply chain. We show you how by harnessing data science, companies turn huge amounts of raw data into real insights.
This Schedule Is Tentative And Features Past Speakers And Participating Companies.
Subject To Change Without Prior Notice
Day 1 THE DIGITAL DISRUPTION OF SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS
How are supply chain and logistics changing under the influence of digital technologies and where is this journey taking us? Why is the digital revolution happening now and what are the forces driving its expansion? These are the questions we answer on day 1 of our immersion program "The Future Of Supply Chain and Logistics" We explain how startups have capitalized on industry trends, new technologies and the ready availability of venture funding to create companies pioneering disruptive innovations. We visit companies such as: Noodle.ai, an enterprise artificial intelligence company focused on customer, product and enterprise operations; Elementum, a developer of apps that streamline procurement, logistics and manufacturing; and Fetch Robotics, a maker of collaborative autonomous mobile robots for warehousing and logistics. Other possible participating companies: Cheetah, Narvar, Specright, ClearMetal, Nabis
Day 2 EXPLORING MARKET NICHES
The journey continues on day two with an exploration of the limits of the disruption to the logistics and supply chain sector as they exist today. How many areas are seeing radical change? What is the nature of this change and how fast is it moving? We answer these questions through visits to startups operating in a wide range of niches. Potential meetings include: Haven, developers of logistics automation software for commodities producers, Turvo, a real-time collaborative logistics platform; and Alloy, a supply chain optimization system that allows consumer goods companies to respond with agility to changes in customer demand. Other possible participating companies: PCH International, Resilinc, Dorae, Passport, GT Nexus
Day 3 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Day three of the immersion program is dedicated to the technologies fueling the disruption of the logistics and supply chain space. We hear from experts in artificial intelligence, internet of things, robotics and big data analytics to learn what these technologies can currently do and what they will offer in the future. We visit companies such as Foxtrot Systems, an automated last-mile fleet management ecosystem, ShipChain, a blockchain-powered logistics and freight platform, and DeepVu, a deep-learning service for optimizing supply chains. We see how these companies use emerging technologies to create competitive advantages and provide innovative, market-disrupting products and services. Other possible participating companies: SupplyAI, Keychain Logistics, BluWrap, Sourceeasy, Skyselect
Day 4 CORPORATE INNOVATION FOR SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS
Having seen and heard how digital is disrupting supply chain and logistics on days 1 to 3, on day 4 of our immersion program we challenge attendees to turn words into action. Participatory workshops with leading Silicon Valley experts on design thinking, design sprints, venture capital and open innovation provide executives with the blueprints and frameworks they need to deliver innovation within their own organization.
We analyze how traditional manufacturers and retailers are adapting their supply chain and logistics operations for digital and survey their success in collaborating with the startup ecosystem. We visit companies such as: Jabil and UL, legacy manufactures on the digital transformation journey; and Angel SV, a seed fund and one of the biggest venture investors in supply chain technology companies. Other potential meetings include the big tech companies such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Oracle to see what role they are playing in the digital disruption of logistics and supply chain, and learn how they maintain cultures of continuous innovation.
Other possible participating companies: Postmates, Zipline, Kodiak Robotics, Granular
Day 5 THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS
What’s next for the digital disruption of supply chain and logistics? Day 5 brings the program to a close with its sights firmly set on the future. We learn about trends still in their infancy and meet the companies seeking to capitalize on those trends. Possible visits include: Roambee, an IoT-on-demand service to track shipments and their condition in real-time; LevData, a platform that combines market intelligence and enterprise data with artificial intelligence to help organizations make sourcing decisions; and Flexport, a global freight forwarder and logistics platform. As customer expectations continue to rise we ask what the trend for personalization means for the supply chain and logistics business. How will supply chains become faster, more flexible and more precise to meet these new requirements? We answer this and other pressing questions as we find out which areas of supply chain and logistics will be disrupted next by emerging technologies. Other possible participating companies: Lavante, Boxbot, ThroughPut, Liftians, Cargofy
Why Should I Join?
Meet the Silicon Valley innovators passionate about using the latest technologies to create new value. Learn the frameworks and methodologies of the experts and embrace innovation with confidence.
Apply newly learned innovation skills to your own company to ensure its survival and prosperity in times of technological disruption.
Turn motivation and knowledge into concrete actions with the business development opportunities that make an established business a world-class innovator.
See the disruptive power of the latest technologies and learn how they are being applied to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
Gain insight into the digital disruption of the supply chain and logistics sector and see how startups are applying emerging technologies to redesign how products move through a connected world.
Challenge your thinking on what it means to run an enterprise in the 21st century. Make innovation part of your personal mission and commit to the future of your business.
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