Technical Conference • October 18

Preliminary Schedule. Conference program subject to change without notice. 

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Registration and Coffee

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Incorporating Blockchain into the Supply Chain: Blockchain: The Future of Supply Chain 4.0

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.


Alexis Pappas, Director, Industry Digitalization, Canadian Blockchain Consortium

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Featured Speaker

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Featured Speaker

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Keynote Luncheon, presented by Dematic

Economic Drivers for Warehouse Automation and Micro-fulfillment Solutions

As we look ahead to predictions of continued disruption across a slowly recovering labor market, businesses are embracing automation at points across their operation to not just remain competitive but to keep their doors open. We’ve all witnessed the acceleration of e-commerce growth, while the companies who have thrived have innovated, automated, and integrated new technology into the ecosystem of their supply chain & retail operations. Micro-Fulfillment technology empowers businesses with high throughput requirements to maximize space and achieve profitability with e-commerce orders. Thus advancing their omnichannel distribution strategy to give customers what they want, when they want it, where they want it. Join this session to learn how economic trends in retail and manufacturing have pushed the need for Micro-Fulfillment solutions across industries.


Alex Dale, Global Solution Consultant, Dematic

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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 Jonathan Rodriguez, Sr. Manager, Micro-Fulfillment, Walmart Canada and Nick Klein, Senior Account Executive, Dematic, will take you through the journey of Micro-Fulfillment, from project inception to the expected outcomes post-installation.

Jonathan Rodriguez, Sr. Manager, Micro-Fulfillment, Walmart Canada

Nick Klein, Senior Account Manager, Dematic

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Incorporating Artificial Intelligence into 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.

During the session you will learn about incorporating Artificial Intelligence into Supply Chains Artificial Intelligence, Improving the Supply Chain for Truck Maintenance using Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) and Warehouse Fulfilment


Patrick Tammer, Director, Investments, Scale AI


Deryk Gillespie, VP Technology & Innovation, Trimac

Ken Sills, CTO and Co-founder, Preteckt

Neeraj Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer, Attabotics

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Featured Speaker

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Networking Reception