Leading in the Digital World

-The Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018

Blockchain, Big Data, AI, Analytics and Automated Intelligence in the Supply Chain


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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.

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

Business Led Agenda


9:30 Registration & Networking

  • With pastries and refreshments

10:00 Welcome & Introduction

  • Chair: Alex Mortimer – Commercial Director, The Supply Chain Academy  & East of England Board member, The IoD

 10:05  Moving forward to the next 10 years: What could business look like?  Blockchain?

  • Christine Bhat, CEO, Systematics International & Chair, IoD Essex

10:15  The Changing digital landscape – an overview of big & emerging trends in the field of AI, analytics & automated intelligence

  • Professor Maria Fasli, University of Essex

10:45 How technology is transforming manufacturing companies

  • Professor Carl Perrin – Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering,- Coventry University                 

11:10 Coffee Break

11:25  Business Panel:  Strategic examples from Industry

  • Charlotte Horobin – the EEF, Hannah Liddell – Uniserve Group,  Christine Bhat – Systematics International,  Ashley Macleod – Ardagh Group

12:10 The Impact of changing industry dynamics on the development of your strategy

  • Professor Tazeeb Rajwani, Essex Business School

12:45 Closing remarks

  • Chair:  Alex Mortimer & Christine Bhat

 13:00 Lunch and networking

14:30 Close


21st June 2018

Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester

£60.00 + VAT

Or £45.00 with IOD membership

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