Industry Thought Leadership.
Conference schedule subject to change without notice.
October 18, 2022
Registration and Coffee
Incorporating Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain, presented by Scale AI
The objective of this session is to provide you with:
• advise on how to successfully plan and execute AI projects,
• an overview of our funding opportunities,
• use case examples of companies that have leveraged our support to create tangible impact.
Incorporating Artificial Intelligence into Supply Chains Artificial Intelligence
Panel 1: Improving the Supply Chain for Truck Maintenance using Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) and Warehouse Fulfilment
Learn how Attabotics is working with companies like Canadian Tire to increase efficiency and reduce cost through the implementation of AI in warehousing.
Incorporating Blockchain into the Supply Chain Panel 1: Emerging Technology and the Disruption of Transportation
From aviation and shipping to trucking, the transportation sector is undergoing a rapid transformation toward a more automated, digital and ESG-conscious way of operating. In Canada, industries are pioneering revolutionary new uses for technologies like drones, clean combustion and blockchain and moving our transportation networks toward a cleaner and more optimized future. Join CEO of Absolute Combustion Koleya Karringten for an interactive panel exploring these emerging trends, with guests including leading innovators from the Edmonton International Airport.
Incorporating Blockchain into the Supply Chain Panel 2: Blockchain: The Future of Supply Chain 4.0
Exploring some of the most compelling, real-world applications for blockchain technology in industry today, this Canadian Blockchain Consortium panel brings together leaders in Canada's tech sector to discuss its potential as the foundation for Supply Chain 4.0. With use cases from diverse sectors like agriculture, manufacturing and trade, blockchain experts will discuss the technology's role in automation, security and optimization, and growing synergies with other digital innovations like IoT and GIS. Hosted by the Consortium's Director of Industry Digitalization Alexis Pappas, the panel's expert blockchain industry guests will share their insights on the next decades of supply chain transformation.
Networking on the Expo Floor
How Canada’s Electrical Industry is Collaborating on Digital Transformation to Fight Non-traditional Competitors
The electrical product and services industry is a major segment of the Canadian economy making up close to $10B in annual sales. It had a supply chain that didn’t vary much for decades – manufacturers, wholesalers, contractors & end users. However, that is being disrupted in a big way with non-traditional players such as Grainger, Amazon Business, online specialty houses threatening to eat into steady market shares. In order to combat these new disruptive forces, our industry players, even competitors, are collaborating and digitizing information, processes and transactions to compete. We will cover how we started and our progress to date.
Hon. Doug Schweitzer
Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation
Government of Alberta
VP Technology & Innovation
CTO and Co-founder
Chief Strategy Officer Attabotics
Absolute Combustion International
Director, Industry Digitalization
Canadian Blockchain Consortium
Director of Digital Solutions
Registration and Coffee
Walmart Canada’s Investment in Dematic Micro-Fulfilment Technology, Creating the Optimal Online Shopping Experience
Over the next five years Walmart Canada plans to invest $3.5 billion in making the customer online and in-store shopping experience simpler, faster, and more convenient. In this session learn how Walmart will do just that with Dematic Micro-Fulfillment solutions. You will hear about Walmart Canada’s drivers for change, why this solution perfectly suited their need, and the challenges expected as well as success factors needed to expand the technology across the Walmart Canada network. Having implemented Walmart’s first Micro-Fulfillment system in Canada Olivia Perdana, Director of Omni-channel Innovation, Walmart Canada and Christoph Buchmann, Account Manager, Dematic will take you through the journey of Micro-Fulfillment, from project inception to the expected outcomes post-installation.
Senior Vice-President, Rail Centric Supply Chain
Canadian National Railway
Director of Omni-channel Innovation,
Account Manager Dematic