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
  • Students
  • 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

Guest Of Honour

Carolyn Goodman

Mayor of Las Vegas

Speakers

Joseph Amato

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

Michael Sherwood

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, City of Las Vegas

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.

Dr Bernhard

Vice President- Economic Development, University of Nevada (UNLV), & Executive Director, UNLV International Gaming Institute

Cheron Lessmeister

Business Development Manager, CIPS Americas

Friday, November 19

09:00 Delegate Registration and Tea
INAUGURAL SESSION
09:45 Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson
10:00 – 10:15

Welcome Keynote


Speaker: Mayor Carolyn Goodman, City of Las Vegas

10:15 – 10:30

Opening Keynote Presentation: Leveraging the American Free Market System to Drive Innovation


Speaker: Joseph Amato, District Director, Nevada, U.S Small Business Administration (SBA)

10:30 – 10:50 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
10:50 – 11:10

Presentation: Shaping the Sustainable Organization – How responsible leaders create lasting value and equitable impact for all stakeholders


Speaker: Amb. Manna Dabholkar, CEO GIFT Global Initiative, Global Representative The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi Goodwill Ambassador, USA

SESSION II- INDUSTRY LEADERS ROUNDTABLE
11:10 – 11:15 Session introduction
11:15 – 11:30

Presentation: Logistics on the move

  • Selected Historic Innovations in the Logistics and Transportation Industry
  • The great acceleration trends in the Transportation and Logistic Industry
  • Selected technology with potential to create a mayor shift in the Logistic and Transportation Industry
  • The L&T Industry is facing present challenges

Speaker: Guido Gries, Logistic Expert & Advisor, Formerly Senior Vice President, DHL , Formerly Senior Vice President, DHL

11:30 – 12:00 Fireside Chat: Delivering Measurable and Scalable Impact in Manufacturing

Speaker:
Dean L. Bartles, Chief Executive Officer & President, Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group

Speaker:
Guido Gries, Logistic Expert & Advisor, Formerly Senior Vice President, DHL , Formerly Senior Vice President, DHL

Curator:
Nissim Ezekiel, Co-Founder, Nevada Innovation Center LLC
SESSION III- REVOLUTIONZING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND PROCESS AUTOMATION
12:00 – 12:05 Session Introduction
12:05 – 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 Operation
  • 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: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know – New Skills for the New Normal

  • Understanding the pressing issues disrupting global supply chains
  • Identifying the critical skills required to ensure efficiency of supply
  • Embracing new ways of working with crititcal skills and competencies

Cheron Lessmeister, Business Development Manager, CIPS Americas

13:00 – 13:30 Presentation: Black Fire: An Academic Approach to University-Driven Innovation

Speaker:
Dr. Bo Bernhard, Vice President- Economic Development, University of Nevada (UNLV), & Executive Director, UNLV International Gaming Institute
13:30 – 14:00 Networking Luncheon
SESSION IV – INNOVATIONS & TECH ADVANCEMENTS TO FUTURE PROOF SUPPLY CHAIN
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?

Moderator: Nissim Ezekiel, Co-Founder, Nevada Innovation Center LLC

Panelist: Dr. Dale L. Moore, Founder and President, The Moore Group LLC, Member, St. Mary’s County Economic Development Commission

Panelist: Johnny Ivanyi, Global Head of Distribution Excellence, Bayer

Panelist: Gonzalo Lopez-Polin, Director-Supply Chain, Saint Gobain

Panelist: Kimberly Daniels, CEO, Mercantile Logistics & International Trade, Inc.

14:45 – 15:15

Presentation: Innovation & Economic Development: A Case Study of Nevada

  • Innovation is rapidly diversifying the Nevada economy and making it a preferred destination for both U.S. and global high-tech companies to test and deploy breakthrough technologies to facilitate economic development
  • The ongoing experience, with establishing the State of Nevada as an important counterpart for pilot projects and commercial deployment of Israeli technology as a showcase and entry point for the broader U.S. market, illustrates this trend

Speaker: Nissim Ezekiel, Co-Founder, Nevada Innovation Center LLC

Co-Speaker: Michael Saltman, President, Vista Group & Co-Founder Nevada Innovation Center LLC

15:15 – 15:35

Presentation: How Technology Can Ensure Our Future Capabilities


Speaker: Kimberly Daniels, CEO , Mercantile Logistics & International Trade, Inc.

SESSION V- SUSTAINABILITY & DIGITIZATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN
15:35 – 15:40 Session Introduction
15:40 – 16:00

Presentation: Ensuring alignment of the organization and prioritization of tactical objectives through an effective S&OP process.

  • The voyage to resilient, sustainable and autonomous supply chains
  • Accelerating Sustainable Manufacturing in the COVID-19 Era
  • Highlighting the Importance of Eco-Friendly Supply Chain Practices: Sustainability

Speaker: Gonzalo Lopez-Polin, Director-Supply Chain, Saint Gobain

16:00 – 16:30

Presentation: The E-Commerce Hangover: Returns and Reverse Logistics

  • 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

Speaker: Tony Sciarrotta, Executive Director, Reverse Logistics

16:30 – 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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