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Agenda • October 25, 2023

Conference program subject to change without notice. 

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Registration & Hot Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:50 am

Welcoming Address


presenter: Aaron Latimer, Manager, Economic Development, Rocky View County

8:50 am - 10:00 am

Session 1: Cutting through the Bull - What Supply Chain Trends are Management Consulting Service Providers Seeing Amongst Their Clients


Let's get right into it! We are pulling together the top minds from leading advisory consultancies to really understand the issues and trends their customers are dealing with on a day-to-day basis. Topics ranging from a shortage of goods, labour shortages, inflation, interest rate hikes, ESG and technology. Buckle your seatbelt, this hard-hitting session sets the stage for the entire conference. 



Colleen Pound, Co-Founder & CEO, Proxure


panel members:

Stephen Brown, Partner, Supply Chain + Network Operations, Deloitte 

Amreek Lamba, Supply Chain Consultant

Ron Barry, Consulting Senior Manager, Accenture

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session 2: Emerging Technologies and the Impacts on SME's


As a small or medium business, it's already tough to survive; but not investing in technology to automate and streamline can leave you behind the competition. We'll explore and debate what technologies are a must, what are nice-to-haves, and how to stay competitive against big business. 



Stephanie Forbes, Board Member, Supply Chain Canada - Alberta Institute


panel members:

Igor Zaks, CFA, Co-Founder & Chief Risk Officer, 40Seas

Nicholas Winters, Senior Manager, Digital Supply Chain & Operations, EY Consulting

Jacob Lamb, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Calgary

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11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session 3: ESG Programs and the Impacts on Your Supply Chain


Environmental, social, and (corporate) governance. It is a set of practices used to evaluate a company's operational performance as it relates to social and environmental impact. During this session, our experts will share case studies on how their ESG program affected their businesses and more importantly the impact on their supply chains. 


moderator: Pina Melchionna, President & CEO, CITT


panel members:

Thiago Braga, Senior Program Officer - Strategic & Clinical Contracting, Alberta Health Services

Fernando Lamk, Director, Supply Chain Management, Edmonton International Airport

Dr. Abiola Okpechi, Regulatory Compliance, Assent

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12:30 pm - 1:10 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:10 pm - 1:15 pm

Luncheon Presentation


Part 1 - Supply Chain Technology Pitch Challenge: From ChatGPT, Blockchain to Metaverse to Robotics - What is Trending in Tech?



Jordan Robinson, Sales Manager, Hopstack Inc.

Hopstack is a modern warehouse operating system that combines the conventional functionality of a WMS with that of a WCS, OMS, and IMS, enabling the highest degree of automation and optimization in warehousing operations while providing real-time visibility into every activity in the fulfillment lifecycle. Our operating system uses proprietary algorithms that have helped our customers reduce manual fulfillment errors by greater than 97% while improving fulfillment throughput by up to 300%.


Robert Madison, CEO, E-Pro Bot Inc.

E-Pro Bot is a national robotic solution provider to offer integrated innovative host/advertisement robots, smart delivery robots, disinfection robots, hotel robots, banquet robots and other solutions to increase profits for clients through organic marketing, and business operations efficiency. We have a network of service teams across Canada to support our customers, especially restaurant chains and other multi-location clients. We are your Robot Professionals!

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Session 4: Supply Chain Visibility: Traceability, Transparency, and Mapping Explained


Companies across all sectors are under pressure to gain visibility into their multi-tier supply chains and to share more information with their customers, partners, and stakeholders. Due diligence requirements, together with increased investor & consumer expectations, and technological advances have all raised the bar. It's a complex topic, and we'll break it down during this session.



Lee Courtney, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association


panel members:

Miguel Gallardo, Co-founder, The Owl Solutions

Shira Yoskovitch, VP Corporate Development & Transformation, SCI

Mike Allan, President and CEO, Routeique

Koleya Karringten, Executive Director, Canadian Blockchain Consortium

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Session 5: Are You the Weakest Link? Cyber Security in Supply Chains


Every link in a global supply chain can pose a threat to cyber security. Cyber security is not a matter of common sense, because organizations with valuable information or services are constant targets of malicious activity. And the more our systems are connected to one another, the greater the risks. Businesses of all size and scope must strengthen their cyber security defense by identifying, assessing, and mitigating the risks. 



Stephanie Forbes, Board Member, Supply Chain Canada - Alberta Institute


panel members:

Lyall King, Director, Risk Mitigation Program, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

Les Bowditch, Lead Consultant, Kalnara

Herbert Fensury, Founder, ENFOCOM Cyber

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Session 6: The Impacts of Technology on the Workforce and How it Benefits Supply Chains


With increasing competition and pressure to deliver goods faster and smarter, supply chain management needs to be ahead of the curve. The session will speak to the impacts of technology on the workplace, and how it is benefiting supply chains. There are great examples of how technology has increased efficiency, safety, customer service and so much more.



Pina Melchionna, President & CEO, CITT


panel members:

Shawn Needham, SVP, Global Sales, Attabotics

Allan To, President & CEO, Supply Chain Canada - Alberta Institute

Russ Erickson, VP of Investments and Partnerships, Amii

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Special Presentation – New CITT-Certified Logistics Professional & CITT Microcredential Program Graduate Recognition


Join CITT – Canada’s Logistics Community – as they recognize the newest professionals to earn their CCLP designation, as well as graduates from two Microcredential programs offered in Calgary with their partners the Centre for Newcomers and Ballad Consulting. Connect & network with your industry peers and talk shop after a day of learning

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Back to the Future - Networking Reception


Now let's have a bit of fun!  Included in your registration is a ticket to the Back to the Future themed networking reception. Join us for appetizers, cocktails, live entertainment (Prairie Dogz) and some fun end-of-day activities. 

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