Building a robust infrastructure for a digitized world and embracing latest technologies are imperative for any business to survive a competitive post-COVID-19 world. The Innovation & Industry 4.0 track brings together technology experts and enables discussions on the latest innovations Smart Manufacturing, Digital/Contactless Payments, Robotics and Drones, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Cybersecurity, Blockchain Technology and VR/AR Technologies

Who Should Attend?

  • Supply Chain Manufacturing Professionals
  • Chief Supply Chain Officer
  • Supply Chain Planning Professionals
  • Supply Chain Procurement & Sourcing Professionals
  • Supply Chain Logistics Professionals
  • Research Scholars
  • Academicians
  • Industry Professionals, Practitioners, Innovators
  • Entrepreneur, Business Professionals
  • Technology Experts
  • Chief – Supply Chain Officer, Operations Officer, Innovation Officer
  • VP & SVP – Global Supply Chain, Global Procurement, Logistics, Operations, Supply Chain, Warehouse, Fulfilment, Transportation, Direct-to-Consumer, eCommerce
  • Senior Director Logistics Planning, Fulfilment, Supply Chain, Operations, Transportation
  • Director Warehousing, Distribution, Logistics, Network Design Manager, Supply Chain
  • Manager Logistics, North American Logistics, Warehouse


Joseph Amato

District Director, Nevada, US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Michael Sherwood

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, City of Las Vegas

Dr Brett Trusko

Founder, President, International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP)

Nissim H Ezekiel

Co-Founder – Nevada Innovation Center LLC

Dr Dean L Bartles

President and CEO of Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group

Gonzalo Lopez-Polin

Director-Supply Chain, Saint-Gobain

Philippe Reale

Vice President-Global Supply Chain, formerly at Baxter , Pepsico

Justin Ha

Senior Director of Solutions Design at DHL Supply Chain

Eren Yılmaz

Director Industry 4.0 Innovation, Stanley Black & Decker

Diego Paz

Senior Manager-Scheduler Turner, Space X

Guido Gries

Logistic Expert & Advisor, Formerly Senior Vice President, DHL

Johnny Ivanyi

Global Head of Distribution Excellence, Bayer

Dr. Dale L. Moore

Founder and President, The Moore Group LLC, Member, St. Mary's County Economic Development Commission

Tony Sciarrotta

Executive Director, The Reverse Logistics Association

Michael Saltman

President, Vista Group & Co-Founder Nevada Innovation Center LLC

Kimberly Daniels

Chief Executive Officer, Mercantile Logistics & International Trade, Inc.

Friday, November 19

09:00 Delegate Registration and Tea
09:45 Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson
10:00 Opening Keynote Presentation: Leveraging the American Free Market System to Drive Innovation Speaker: Joseph Amato, District Director, Nevada, U.S Small Business Administration (SBA)
10:15 – 10:30 Keynote Address: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Enhance Efficiency and Improve Processes, Customer Experiences and Productivity Speaker: Michael Lee Sherwood, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Las Vegas
10:30 – 10:45 Presentation: Delivering Measurable and Scalable Impact in Manufacturing Speaker: Dean L. Bartles, Chief Executive Officer & President, Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group
10:45 – 10:50 Session introduction
10:45 – 11:35 Panel Discussion: Industry 4.0: Reimagining Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations after COVI D-19
  • How to mitigate the rising cost of supply chain disruptions
  • Accelerating Industry 4.0 adoption without major technological investment
  • Key Benefits of Supply Chain 4.0
  • Expanding outbound track and trace capabilities
11:35 – 11:50 Coffee & Networking Break
11:50 – 12:00 Session Introduction
12:00 – 12:30 Presentation: Implementing Mobile Automation In Supply Chain Operations
  • Discussing the benefits of application scoping and evaluation process
  • Importance of Autonomous mobile robots (AMR) & Mobile Supply Chain Management
  • How Mobile Robots Benefit Supply Chain Management and Warehouse Operations
  • Challenges faced by Companies in implementing Autonomous Mobile Robotics?
Justin M. Ha, Sr. Director of Solutions Design, DHL Supply Chain
12:30 – 13:00 Presentation: How RPA, AI Bolster End to End Supply Chain Management in Times of Crisis
  • Leveraging AI to improve material and free cash flow across the end-to-end supply chain
  • RPA and AI strengthen weak links in supply chain workflows
  • How is RPA different from automation?
13:00 – 14:00 Networking Luncheon
14:00 – 14:05 Session Introduction
14:05 – 14:45 Opening Panel: Responsible Innovation: Who does the Onus Lie With?
  • Using autonomous robots to drive supply chain innovation
  • Where does responsibility in innovation begin? Is commercial innovation with social benefits realistically possible?
  • Fuelling the ecosystem: How can businesses create a holistic responsible innovation strategy that can be applicable across the entire value chain from shareholders to employees to end customers?
  • Impact of Industry 4.0 on the labour market: Experts anticipate over 800 million jobs to disappear by 2030 as a result of automation. How can organisations and governments support the workforce to adapt to a rapidly evolving world?
Panelist: Nissim Ezekiel, Co-Founder, Nevada In novation Center LLC
14:45 – 15:15 Presentation: Exploring IoT and Machine Learning to Automate and Cost-Effectively Accelerate Order Fulfillment and Transportation Optimization
  • Implementing digital technologies to automate demand planning and replenishment, streamline transportation routing and gain prescriptive recommendations
  • Creating smart distribution centers that use data and IoT technology to ensure the right product is available at the right time for the right customer
15:15 – 15:45 Presentation: Integrating the Innovation Management Package at an Organizational Grade: ISO 56000/56002/ISO 56003/ISO/TR 56004/ISO 56005 Speaker: Dr. Brett Trusko, Founder, President, International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP)
15:45 – 15:50 Session Introduction
15:50 – 16:20 Presentation: Highlighting the Importance of Eco-Friendly Supply Chain Practices: Sustainability
  • The voyage to resilient, sustainable and autonomous supply chains
  • Accelerating Sustainable Manufacturing in the COVID-19 Era
Speaker: Gonzalo Lopez-Polin, Director-Supply Chain, Saint Gobain
16:20 – 16:50 Presentation: Supply Chain Digitalization: Has Business Innovation in the Supply Chain Flourished Over the Last Few Years?
  • Potential challenges of digitising supply chain
  • How digitization makes the supply chain more efficient, agile, and customer-focused
Speaker: Philippe Reale, Vice President-Global Supply Chain, formerly at Baxter , Pepsico
16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks by the Conference Chairperson & End of Conference Track 1

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