Leading in the Digital World: The Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018

This thought leadership event is designed for a business audience, throughout the day you'll learn more about big data, AI, analytics and automated intelligence in the supply chain.

Brought to you by successful business professionals, join us at this business-led event, as we discuss practical solutions of incorporating big data, analytics, AI, cloud, mobile, machine learning, robotics and digital technologies into your business.

We’re currently undergoing and anticipating massive changes in the European and Global trading environments and in the way we do business.

Artificial intelligence, analytics and automation are revolutionising the modern workplace and challenging current business models. The digital phenomenon is multifaceted and changes the way companies maintain and create their competitive advantage.

 Business-led Agenda
 9.30 Registration & Networking
With refreshments 
 10.00 Welcome & introduction from the Chair
Alex Mortimer, Commercial Director, The Supply Chain Academy & East of England Board member, The Institute of Directors 
 10.05 Moving forward to the next 10 years: What could business look like? 
Christine Bhatt, CEO, Systematics International & Chair, Institute of Directors Essex 
 10.15 The Changing digital landscape – an overview of big & emerging trends in the field of AI, analytics & automated intelligence
Professor Maria Fasli, Director, Institute for Analytics and Data Science, University of Essex
 10.35 How technology is transforming manufacturing companies
Professor Carl Perrin, Director, Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, Coventry University 
 11.00 Coffee Break
 11.15 Business Panel: Strategic examples from Industry 
Charlotte Horobin, Regional Director – Midlands & East, The EEF
Hannah Liddell, Manager, Uniserve Group 
Christine Bhatt, CEO, Systematics International
Ashley Macleod, Supply Chain Manager, Ardagh Group
 12.00 The Impact of changing industry dynamics on the development of your strategy
Professor Tazeeb Rajwani, Head of Executive Education, Essex Business School, University of Essex
 12.25 Closing remarks
Alex Mortimer & Christine Bhatt
 12.30 Lunch and networking
 14.00 Close

How to book

Visit the IoD website to secure your place.


Members: £45.00 + VAT
Members Guests: £45.00 + VAT
Non-members: £60.00 + VAT

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