CONFERENCE AGENDA

All keynotes and sessions will run in time noted for three time zones (China Standard, Europe Central and Eastern Standard Time. You will be asked what time zone you will watch in during registration. Roundtables will be conducted in Eastern Time Zone noted.

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Welcome Keynote from Dematic's President & CEO Hasan Dandashly.

Alone in Antartica - How to keep getting out of the tent: Personal resilience in an uncertain landscape. Spending 59 days skiing, 1744 km across the Antarctica continent completely alone taught Felicity about personal resilience and the challenge of overcoming adversity. In retelling her story, Felicity provides personal insight into the art of self motiviation and how to maintain best performance, bringing alive her motto to "just keep getting out of the tent."

Predicting where the evolution and disruption in robotics will lead in this time of digitalization is a difficult challenge. Insights can be gleamed by evaluating mega trends and how those are shaping the innovation. Robotics, Automation and AI are changing the world!

How are breakthroughs such as the Internet of Touch, Emotive AI and Biological Security shaping our approach to data? What are the striking benefits and pitfalls it’s critical for us to be aware of?

It takes a community to educate a child - and change is like a child. You love it and it can at the same time be such a challenge.  Climate change is here to love and to be frustrated about.  It takes a community to change the climate.

The immense potential of artificial intelligence has captured our imagination. This isn’t new but never in our history did we come as close as we are today in realizing some of that potential. In our daily reality today, we are living with many AI based applications and there is enormous excitement and investment that will lead to many more. This means that now is the critical moment to think not just what AI can possibly do, but also how it is going to do it and why? It is the time to think and define what is responsible and ethical AI. It is the time to sign up to the kind of AI that will bring meaningful progress. Using the COVID19 pandemic as a case study, I explore some of these questions and invite you to think along about why this ethics of AI matters for all of us.

Focusing on how to create a team or business that is able to evolve and change. It's an actionable talk, that looks at how some of the best innovators in the world ensure that their process delivers results. We explore the process for managing innovation, seen inside many of RPD and clients and how they are able to go from creating cultures that inspire contribution from your teams, through to controlling the risk in a go-to-market strategy. 

Back in the 80s when the internet was invented, a small group of scientists and hackers -known as the CypherPunks- started to push back against government surveillance and other privacy breaches, leading to the first “Crypto Wars”. This relentless fight for Privacy, a basic human right, has given rise to many revolutionary technologies we use today, from WhatsApp to Bitcoin to Tor, and technologies we will use tomorrow, such as homomorphic encryption

Hear from CEO at SPUD, Peter van Stolk, on their journey into automation and how this online grocer is building for the future.

With a finger on the pulse of supply chain and logistics, our partners will be covering the event and interacting with attendees.

Be sure to visit the Sponsor Pavilion to see how their offerings are driving innovation and supporting quick adaptation.

Optimize Availability and Increase ROI In Your DC

Are you interested in hearing how to improve your system's performance and find ways to increase uptime or throughput? If so, this roundtable discussion will cover ways businesses are increasing efficiencies and cashing in on their current assets.

The COVID Customer

COVID has affected everything - including consumerism. From safety to variety to convenience, shifting consumer expectations are driving our industry.

Brownfield Automation! - AGV & AMR the evolution of warehouse automation. 

Addressing:

-Material handling technologies as key success factors in an existing plant

-Process competence of differentiator

-Preparing customers for automation - Automation Readiness

Digitalization of Asset Management

There is not time for downtime - your maintenance management strategy has an impact on everything from asset reliability to customer satisfaction. How can going digital improve both?

Risk, reward and responsibility should be the mantra for the future. Concentrate on integrity, relationships, and creative thinking to overcome adversity, combined with good old fashioned determination.

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In an increasingly connected and data-driven world, our understanding of network effects and rapid technology development is key to value creation. The only way to realize the full potential of technological progress is through new management practices - evolving to match a digital world. In the lecture, Claudia shares insights into how leadership needs to develop based on her work with the Industry 2030 group for the European Commission and from the Stellar Capacity Executive programs.

 

This is an account of the first ever surface Circumnavigation of the Earth via the south and north Poles. It took 3 years to accomplish and 7 years full-time preparation involving 1,900 sponsors. There were 52 members of the team from 9 different countries none of which were paid a penny during the 3 year journey, two of the team including the speaker travelled through the harshest conditions known to man to achieve this world's first.

It is critical to optimize your intralogistics operations and supply chain execution, but what happens when you connect the two? This session explores key performance indicators in each area, then reveals the visibility, flexibility and efficiency that can be gained when your stores and distribution centers operate on an integrated software platform. 

Starting today, digitization will transform our entire everyday life in the next 5-15 years. We will live, work, move and shape our everyday lives differently. City centers will look different. Villages and smaller towns will have the chance to grow again, because more and more people will want to move to smaller urban structures. New digital metropolises can emerge in places that nobody thought possible. But our everyday life will also change. Living, working, nutrition, health, finances, housing, education, leisure - around 80% of our lives will be renewed in the coming years. This will happen anyway. Thanks to Corona only a little faster.

 

Logistics is an integral part of this new life. Even more, the new quality of life that we want to build, because that is what it will be all about. Not simply that something "gets there" - it is about much more! It is about completely new business models and social structures. We have to know them. Just one example. This is how you will bring your car into the future car-workshop:

 

In the future, we are more focused on mobility than a car. Mobility that is even updated free of charge. At Tesla, for example, we will drive a car that is always up to date. In which over 80% of all wearing parts can be replaced in passing. Even in front of the house or office door. A visit to the workshop? Why? Why not use the app: tell us what's going on or let the app analyze it, get a prize, enjoy life and then a short note that the car is ready.

 

Such business models will replace industrial structures. They are all agile and alive. You know what that means for your business.

 

In Max's entertaining keynote we will learn how society is changing, why we have to learn to think differently and recognize the opportunities that lie ahead. For us - especially when we have to deal with movable goods. I look forward to seeing you!

The KION Group provides a rare, inside look at how three different startup companies are using its products to grow quickly, effectively, and efficiently. KION Group is a global leader in industrial trucks, supply chain solutions and related services, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

Be sure to visit the Sponsor Pavilion to see how their offerings are driving innovation and supporting quick adaptation.

With a finger on the pulse of supply chain and logistics, our partners will be covering the event and interacting with attendees.

Florian Kratzer, International Key Account Manager Automated Solutions, STILL

Volker Viereck, Head of Intelligent Autonomous Software Development, KION Group

Warehouse Automation deep-dive with AI enabled data analysis. How Danfoss Power Electronics shaped its intra-logistics future. 

The AI transformation of Supply Chain

Artificial intelligence is already a major part or our everyday lives. How is it being applied in the supply chain and what effect will it have?

The Future Supply Chain Post-COVID-19

Rapid shifts in supply and demand. Social distancing. Employee well-being. Today's pandemic is strongly influencing tomorrow's technologies. What's in store?

How AGVs and AMRs are Shaping Our Future

Mobile automation is expanding from the distribution center into manufacturing, from indoors to outside, and from unit loads to cases, totes, and shelving. This session will look at what Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) and Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) solutions are doing today within the supply chain and discuss what the future might look like for these solutions. 

How will COVID-19 accelerate the shift to e-commerce and how should logistics providers adapt? What will the future of retail look like? And finally, will Alibaba and Amazon take over the post-COVID world? These are a few issues former Alibaba VP and bestselling author, Porter Erisman, will discuss in his inspiring and provocative discussion on the future of e-commerce.

The KION Group provides a rare, inside look at how three different startup companies are using its products to grow quickly, effectively, and efficiently. KION Group is a global leader in industrial trucks, supply chain solutions and related services, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

Be sure to visit our Sponsor Pavilion to see how their offerings are driving innovation and supporting quick adaptation.

With a finger on the pulse of supply chain and logistics, our partners will be covering the event and interacting with attendees.

Join the 76% of conference attendees who come for networking. Build bridges, make valuable connections, and share your experience with fellow attendees.

Adrian will be taking us on an emotional roller coaster ride and offering a fascinating insight into what it takes to get the very best out of people with limited resources. 

Born in the workplace out of necessity to inspire teams during challenging times, Adrian's unique world of motivation is today helping everyday people from a vast array of organizations around the globe to deliver extraordinary results. 

Welcome to a world where Sleepwalkers are woken and TNTs are the secret weapon!

Discover how La Redoute, an iconic French brand has become an e-leader, and how logistics automation has contributed to this successful transformation. 

What are they key success factors of a successful automation project and what traps can be avoided.

What organization has been put in place to deliver operational performance over time, and what new skills are needed. 

This talk brings the audience up to speed with the cutting edge of cybercrime, what is the current state of the possible if you are not just a hacker but a nation-state backed hacker group that has nearly unlimited resources? FC will leverage his work within the Intelligence and Defense communities and whilst making sure he does not expose any of the currently classified projects he has worked on will attempt to bring to light the most recent attack vectors. 

The intralogistics sector is facing new challenges, at least because of the rapid growth of e-commerce. Growing inventory turnover rates with ever-shorter storage periods, small order quantities with fast delivery times, increasing return rates, and increased delivery quantities on short notice all require flexible and scalable intralogistics processes with maximum reliability and availability. Learn how automated intralogistics solutions can be developed for these challenges of today and tomorrow by means of targeted use of the digital twin and the right combination of automation products, PLM software an cloud-based IoT operations systems.

Be sure to visit the Sponsor Pavilion to see how their offerings are driving innovation and supporting quick adaptation.

With a finger of the pulse of supply chain and logistics, our partners will be covering the event and interacting with attendees.

You have invested in Micro-Fulfillment Center, now what?! Adapting your Operations to Micro-Fulfillment.

You may already know what micro-fulfillment can do for you business - let us discuss how to implement it into your business by deconstructing the myths about the ramp up and roll out. We will provide real-world examples for dealing with the integration plan, change management, and additional considerations needed to create a seamless roll-out to minimize operation impacts and maximize customer experience.

The COVID Customer 

COVID has affected everything - including consumerism. From safety to variety to convenience, shifting consumer expectations are driving our industry.

Inventory Visibility in the Supply Chain

In the best of times, global inventory visibility enhances customer service and commercial efficiency. In times of disruption, it also becomes critical for a responsive and resilient supply chain. What does it take to get it?

Operational Visibility in Intralogistics

You cannot manage what you do not measure. Today it seems like collecting data for just about anything should be pretty straightforward. But which measurements are the most meaningful - and is the data really there?

Formula 1 is a global business in which efficient supply chain logistics are mission critical in order to ensure that 10 teams and 20 cars are in the right place, at the right time and with the correct product specification at 22 events around the world. Deadlines are completely non-negotiable, and business transformation means that in the last 20 years the industry has changed from being Euro-centric to embracing the growing markets in the Gulf and Asia-Pacific. The logistics demands have never been more complex. For the Formula 1 driver strapping themselves into their car to start a Grand Prix, there is a complete recognition that this has only been made possible by teams and suppliers using the best connected systems, processes, technology and team work to deliver a world class project - with split second timing.