Agenda Overview

This 3+ day event in the glorious Wasatch Mountains is a superb blend of over 40 incredible educational sessions, a dream lineup of Keynotes and presenters, networking while looking for moose and just enough fun to make you feel a little guilty for going.


  • September 09, 2018
    7:00AM - 3:00PM - GOLF OUTING (OPTIONAL)
    Location: Canyons Golf Course (On Site)

    Join us for an enjoyable and spirited 18 holes of golf at the recently completed Canyons Golf Course. Situated behind the Canyons resort, the course winds through 97 acres across the heart of the Resort's footprint, featuring over 550 feet of elevation change with spectacular views of the Wasatch and Uinta mountains and surrounding valleys. Breakfast is available at 7am at Red Tail Grill prior to a short walk to the course. Golf begins promptly at 8am.

    7:30AM - 8:00PM - CHECK-IN
    Location: Heritage Level Above Main Lobby

    Please check in with our Conference Administrative Team and receive your conference materials. Check-in is available all day on the Heritage level of the Grand Summit Resort Hotel lobby.

    Location: Canyons Resort

    The Canyons Resort, one of the country's largest four season destination resorts, offers you an expansive variety of adventures and events. In addition to fresh mountain air, Canyons provides scenic gondola rides, breath-taking hikes, an expansive array of mountain bike trails and more.

    Location: Various Locations

    Utah has always been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. If you arrive prior to Sunday, you may want to consider a leisure activity to start you off on the right foot and mentally prepare you for two days of intense educational information. Experience a bit of what Utah is known for by taking part in a leisure activity. Availability is limited. Activity coordination and payment are the responsibility of the attendee.

    • Half Day Rafting
    • Fly Fishing
    • Mountain Biking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Trap Shooting
    • Hiking

    To schedule your adventure activity, please contact All Seasons Adventures at 888.649.9619 or visit

    11:00AM - 4:00PM - INNOVATION HUB
    Location: Innovation Hub P1

    Learn more about solutions that solve your greatest challenges – labor, order processing, and returns – during this open time in the Innovation Hub. You will discover how to leverage automation and advanced software technologies within your facility to optimize performance and profitability. Our experts will be available to provide demonstrations and meaningful discussions. Bring your questions and challenges. Lunch will be served.

    Location: Gondola To Red Pine Lodge

    Help us kick off the Conference at Red Pine Lodge, where Aspen trees, lush foliage, and a mountain stream make up the rustic and picturesque features of this gorgeous facility. Feast on a hearty mountain meal, spend time with old friends, and meet new acquaintances at this very special event.

    Location: Red Tail Grill

    Meet, mingle and network over your favorite beverage at Red Tail Grill, which features an innovative southwest menu served in a rustic setting.

  • September 10, 2018
    7:00AM - 7:30AM - BREAKFAST BUFFET
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom


    Hasan Dandashly

    President and CEO, Dematic

    Scott Watts

    EVP and CEO, Dematic Americas

    Vincent Halma

    President and CEO, KION North America
    Ignite Transformation
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    The supply chain has become a complex place where e-commerce, labor market challenges, and the need for constant reinvention drive companies to be innovative and efficient. Join Hasan, Scott and Vincent for an insightful look at these and other transformative changes, and learn more about how companies can effectively ignite transformation and accelerate change within their own four walls.

    8:45AM - 9:00AM - BREAK
    10:00AM - 10:15AM - BREAK
    10:15AM - 11:15AM - SESSION 2
    Track 1

    The Looming Retail Zombie Apocalypse

    Location: Innovation Hub P1
    Track 3

    Designing Effective Data Visualizations

    Location: White Pines
    Track 4

    Selling Automation's Value to the C-Suite

    Location: Kokopelli 2
    11:15AM - 11:30AM - BREAK
    12:30PM - 1:00PM - LUNCH BUFFET
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    1:00PM - 2:00PM - FEATURED SPEAKER

    Chris Berman

    Award-Winning ESPN Sports Anchor
    A Conversation with Chris Berman
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    Over the past three plus decades, Chris Berman has become one of America’s most respected, popular, and beloved sportscasters. A six-time National Sportscaster of the Year, Berman will recount memorable moments, discuss the ins-and-outs of the sporting world and share what it’s like to be a sports journalist in today’s non-stop world.

    2:00PM - 2:15PM - BREAK
    3:15PM - 3:30PM - BREAK
    3:30PM - 4:30PM - SESSION 5
    Track 1

    How to Hire and Cultivate Great Leaders

    Location: Kokopelli 2
    Track 3

    Edge IoT Can Make Your Packages Talk!

    Location: Innovation Hub P1
    Track 5

    The Rise of the Warehouse Robot

    Location: Kokopelli 1
    Location: Red Tail Grill

    Meet, mingle and network over your favorite beverage at Red Tail Grill, which features an innovative southwest menu served in a rustic setting.

    6:30PM - 7:30PM - KEYNOTE DINNER
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    7:30PM - 8:30PM - KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    Colin L. Powell,

    Former Secretary of State, US General (Ret.)
    Evening with Colin Powell
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    Known as one of the most admired and respected leaders in America, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) served as the 65th Secretary of State under President George W. Bush and spent 35 years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Four-Star General. As our evening keynote speaker, General Powell will draw from his storied career to ignite the leader in all of us.

    Location: Red Tail Grill

    Meet, mingle and network over your favorite beverage at Red Tail Grill, which features an innovative southwest menu served in a rustic setting.

  • September 11, 2018
    7:45AM - 9:00AM - BREAKFAST BUFFET
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    9:00AM - 10:00AM - FEATURED SPEAKER

    Kat Cole

    Business Advisor, COO and President of FOCUS Brands North America
    Be a Leader of Innovation and Progress: How to Iterate, Adapt and Succeed Faster
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    During Kat Cole’s over four-year tenure as president, Cinnabon, a company then struggling to be competitive, quickly resurged as a multichannel, global brand with over 1,200 stores in 56 countries and saw its sales pass the $1 billion mark. Cole knows you innovate and succeed faster when you are more observant and immersed in the action, and understands which qualities are critical to help you iterate and adapt more quickly—even in traditionally slow or mature industries and organizations. She also knows that it takes hustle, heart, grit and resilience to follow through after you have taken an initial risk. From her well-known “hotshot rule” to her lessons in “hustle muscle,” Cole shares the most significant stories and lessons about leadership and innovation that she has learned throughout her esteemed career. She explores how to discern meaningful patterns, explains the essential qualities and characteristics she looks for in new hires, and addresses how to manage tough decisions and impactful innovations that may have short-term trade-offs, but will provide great return in the long run.

    10:00AM - 10:15AM - BREAK
    11:15AM - 11:30AM - BREAK
    12:30PM - 1:00PM - LUNCH BUFFET
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    1:00PM - 2:00PM - FEATURED SPEAKER


    World-Renowned, Award-Winning Photographer and Founder, The People's Portfolio
    Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    A gifted communicator and storyteller, portrait photographer Platon shares his experience photographing an eclectic mix of world leaders, celebrities, our men and women in the military, members of the civil rights movement and human rights champions. He takes his audience on a roller coaster of emotions—from laughter to tears—with the most poignant and mesmerizing stories behind the photos. He answers the question, “Who is this person?” His presentation includes highlights from his book, "Power", chronicling over 100 Heads of State including Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg, Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, Muammar al-Gaddafi, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas, Hugo Chavez, Robert Mugabe and Silvio Berlusconi. He also shares the stories from his photo essays on the U.S. military, civil rights movement, his work with Human Rights Watch which includes the leaders of the Egyptian revolution, his photo for TIME of Aung San Suu Kyi and, most recently, photographing Edward Snowden in Moscow for his exclusive interview with Wired magazine. His presentation promises to leave your audience wanting more from this master of his craft.

    2:00PM - 2:15PM - BREAK
    3:15PM - 3:30PM - BREAK
    3:30PM - 4:30PM - FEATURED SPEAKER

    Peter Diamandis

    Chairman and CEO, XPRIZE Foundation; Executive Chairman, Singularity University and Author
    Exponential Tech: Innovation and Disruption on the Road Ahead
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    The only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing. 40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies are predicted to disappear in the next 10 years. Competition is no longer the multinational overseas; instead, it’s the exponential entrepreneur creating companies like Uber, Airbnb, DropBox, Oculus, Whatsapp, SpaceX, and Tesla.

    As Diamandis will detail, much of this transformation is a result of rapidly accelerating exponential technologies such as Infinite Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 3D Printing, Sensors, Networks, and Synthetic Biology. During this keynote, you will get a real sense of exponential growth, the origins of Moore’s Law, and understand how the 6 D’s—Digitization, Deception, Disruption, Dematerialization, Demonetization and Democratization—will impact your products and services.

    5:00PM - 7:00PM - TECH CONNECT EVENT
    Location: Club Dematic

    Connect with technology and industry thought leaders at the Conference Tech Connect event. Meet with gifted technology experts and experience the latest and greatest solutions, applications and devices that promise to improve operational performance in your facility. Demonstrations and exhibits will be complemented with peer networking, food and beverage.

    Thank you to our sponsors who help us produce this incredible event!

    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    Enjoy dinner before donning your all-access pass and heading on over to the outdoor amphitheater for the exclusive Dematic MHLC Concert Series.

    8:15PM - 9:30PM - MUSICAL GUEST

    John Fogerty

    Award-Winning Singer, Guitar Player and Songwriter
    Location: Main Stage

    John Fogerty is a true American treasure and one of music’s all-time greatest singers, guitar players and songwriters. From leading Creedence Clearwater Revival to heading up a successful solo career, Fogerty has produced timeless hits such as ‘Rockin All Over the World’, ‘The Old Man Down The Road’, and ‘Rock and Roll Girls’. Channel your inner rock n’ roll and join us for an entertaining evening of John Fogerty’s greatest hits.

    Location: Red Tail Grill

    Meet, mingle and network over your favorite beverage at Red Tail Grill, which features an innovative southwest menu served in a rustic setting.

  • September 12, 2018
    Location: Kokopelli Ballroom

    Enjoy a quick bite as you prepare for your departure.

    Location: Salt Lake City

    Experience the WOW factor by touring our state-of-the-art Salt Lake City manufacturing facility. This 92,300 square foot facility is an integral part of Dematic solutions that help you improve operations and win customers.



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