Tech Conference

Industry Thought Leadership.

Conference schedule subject to change without notice.

October 18, 2022

7:30 am 

8:00 am

8:30 am

8:40 am

9:30 am

10:00 am

10:30 am

11:15 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

1:30 pm

Registration and Coffee

Opening Keynote

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.

Networking Break

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 Luncheon

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

Patrick Tammer

Director, Investments

Scale AI

Deryk Gillespie

VP Technology & Innovation


Ken Sills

CTO and Co-founder


Neeraj Gupta

Chief Strategy Officer Attabotics

Koleya Karringten


Absolute Combustion International

Alexis Pappas

Director, Industry Digitalization

Canadian Blockchain Consortium

Rick Pozniak

Director of Digital Solutions


October 19, 2022

7:30 am

8:00 am

9:00 am

Registration and Coffee

Keynote Address

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.

James Cairns

Senior Vice-President, Rail Centric Supply Chain

Canadian National Railway

Olivia Perdana

Director of Omni-channel Innovation,

Walmart Canada


Christoph Buchmann

Account Manager Dematic