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Opening General Session: Consumer Attraction: How Iconic Brands Are Building the Future Supply Chain

Monday, October 1, 2018
8:30 am – 10:00 am

David Bozeman
Vice President, Amazon
Transportation Services
Joanne Wright
Vice President, Enterprise
Operations and Services
Mike Brewer
Vice President, Global
Sourcing and Manufacturing

Moderated by:

Kevin F. Smith

President and CEO, Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting

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Seven-day shipping is ancient history. Free two-day shipping is the new norm, with same day and “buy now, use now” poised to become the gold standard. As a supply chain professional, you’re no longer in the back office – you’re on the front lines, managing rising customer expectations and driving business value.

Iconic brands are reimagining their supply chains to make life better. Join supply chain leaders from IBM, Nike and Amazon in a lively panel discussion to:

  • Hear how they are embedding their values – and value – into their supply chains.
  • Understand how they’re betting on IoT, AI and Blockchain to create and seize opportunities.
  • Discover what they think the future holds.

Major Session: The 4th Industrial Revolution: The Shift Toward Automation in Logistics and Technology

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
8:30 am – 10:00 am

Keller Rinaudo

Founder and CEO, Zipline

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CEO and founder of Zipline, Keller Rinaudo, is at the forefront of what can only be described as the “4th Industrial Revolution”—a time in which consumers will see a huge shift toward automation in logistics and technology.

Keller has made a significant global impact on healthcare by utilizing drones in a rather unconventional way. Today, Zipline uses autonomous aircraft to deliver over 40% of the national blood supply of Rwanda outside the capital. Keller's revolutionary idea of using drones to deliver blood to remote areas like Africa is a cue for companies to think outside the box and rethink the current uses of technology all the while, building small, elite teams that can move extremely fast.

Keller will explain why companies ought to act quickly to acknowledge problems, and then shift as they go. He will also discuss how startups can challenge incumbent monopolies, and why the most effective solutions are often the simplest.

Brunch and Closing Session: The Future Belongs to the Happy

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Alexander Kjerulf

Founder and Chief Happiness Officer, Woohoo inc

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Companies always strive to promote a positive work environment, but do you know the formula?

Studies show that people who feel unhappy at work experience more stress and conflict, they are less productive, and they tend to get sick more often. But when you’re happy at work, you’re more collaborative, creative, motivated and happier… in life.

Research also shows that happy work environments do much better than unhappy ones, as employees are likely to be more productive, achieve overall goals and manage change and innovation with ease.

This session brings you one of the world's leading experts in happiness, Alexander Kjerulf, Woohoo Inc. Learn the key to being happy at work, learn exactly what happiness is, why it matters and how to get it.

Walk away with:

  • Knowledge and inspiration about happiness at work
  • Simple, practical tools to create more happiness and less stress at work
  • Energy and motivation to act
  • Some good laughs