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Leadership Series: Digital Transformation of Supply Chain

Date:   Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 13, 2019
Time:   8:00 AM (EST)
Robert McEwen Auditorium
Schulich School of Business

4700 Keele Street
North York, ON

Canada's shift to a digital economy is impacting many industries, supply chain being the first and foremost. With a constantly evolving digital landscape, there is a growing need for a 'frictionless' client experience. With such growing expectations, it's imperative for supply chain organizations to have a scalable digital transformation plan, now more than ever.

Attend the Breakfast Session and the Leadership Panel and Earn 2 CPD Points or Book your Seat for the full day and Earn 5 CPD Points. Check out the different pricing options below.


8:00 am – 8:45 am
Breakfast & Networking
8:45 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 am – 9:45 am Keynote/Leadership Panel
Future of Supply Chain: Digital Technologies that will make an impact
  • What does digital transformation actually mean?
  • What technologies will impact the supply chain most significantly?
  • How and where to begin your digitalization journey?
  • Managing the complexities of digital supply chains
  • How do you transform your supply chain to be the best-in-class
Jon Rosemberg

Jon Rosemberg
SVP, Merchant Operations & Program Enablement

Sara Braun

Sara Braun
Head of Supply Chain, Canada
GSK Consumer Healthcare

Randy Auld

Randy Auld
VP Global Supply Chain
Husky Injection Moldings

Randy Auld

Harold Lenfesty

The Story Group

More to Come ...

9:45 am – 10:00 am
Morning Networking Break
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Creating a Supply Chain of the Future: How are AI, IoT, Big Data and Blockchain Changing Supply Chain
  • Overview of the connected supply chain
  • Key characteristics of the supply chain of the future
  • How big data, digital business ecosystems, internet of things, blockchain and artificial intelligence will change the supply chain
  • Understand how combining these technologies can facilitate an autonomous supply chain
  • How do these technologies power new levels of innovation and efficiency
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Data and Analytics: What is it and Why Does it Matter to Supply Chain
  • New and emerging trends
  • Future potential of big data
  • How does big data improve supply chain decision-making?
  • How should data be used to create efficiencies and savings
Matthew Hook

Matthew Hook
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Molson Coors

Remon Hanna

Remon Hanna
AVP, ECommerce Fulfillment
Canadian Tire

More to Come ...

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Applying Blockchain Technologies to Improve Food Supply Chains
  • How does blockchain technology add to various stakeholders
  • Where is the state of the art in terms of proven solutions
  • How do organizations lead or follow initiatives to adopt blockchain
  • What capabilities do organizations need to participate in a blockchain enabled supply chain

Niki Bennet
Science Coordinator
Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

Dr. Henry Kim
Associate Professor, Director of The Blockchain Lab
Schulich School of Business, York University

Peter Patterson
Blockchain Leader
IBM Canada

Shubh Singh
Business Development Manager

Dr. David A. Johnston

Director of the Master of Supply Chain Management
Schulich School of Business, York University



2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Digital Procurement: Benefits and Factors of Success
  • Why digital procurement and why now
  • How does digital procurement boost efficiency and reduce costs
  • What are the key factors for its success
  • How can digital procurement help build AI-enabled predictive model to improve future decision-making
  • What is Next Generation Digital Procurement
Jackie Wang

Jackie Wang
SVP & Chief Procurement Officer

Wael Safwat

Wael Safwat
Head of Procurement, North America
Black & McDonald

Kristie Syndikus

Kristie Syndikus
Vice President, Procurement
Maple Leaf Foods

Natascha Schijven

Natascha Schijven
Managing Director

Thierry Jaffry

Thierry Jaffry
Vice President, North America



3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Afternoon Networking Break
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Delivering on an Excellent Customer Experience
  • How to respond to changing customer needs
  • Customer fulfillment – delivering products and also delivering excellent customer experience
  • How can AI help in customer fulfillment
  • Last mile experience in 24/7 CX
Saman Saiy

Saman Saiy
Sr. Director, Solutions Design
DHL Supply Chain, North America



4:15 pm
Closing Remarks



FULL DAY SEMINAR (includes Breakfast and Leadership Panel)

  • Member - $495.00
  • Non-Member - $595.00 includes a SCMAO membership until April 30, 2020


  • Member - $125.00
  • Non-Member - $410.00 includes a SCMAO membership until April 30, 2020
  • Non-Member without membership option - $175.00

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Full Day Seminar – 5 CPD Points

Morning Breakfast & Leadership Session – 2 CPD Points



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Title Partner

Venue Partners

The Story Group Schulich     Master of Supply Chain Management




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