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Blue Yonder
Digital Transformation Leadership Summit

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Find out how to make your
business 2030 ready

17-18 March, The Gherkin, London

Calling all CIOs, CTOs, CDOs & Chief Sustainability Officers

  • What is keeping other digital transformation leaders up at night?
  • How is digital transformation and sustainability closely linked?
  • Why should you make the Supply Chain your No1 priority as part of your digital transformation?

Supply chains deliver your company’s products, propositions and promises. Digital Supply Chains put you in control of your business model and value delivery. Big Data, AI and machine learning get you ahead of the market and disruption to deliver the next generation of competitiveness. Moreover, new collaborative environments put the supply chain at the heart of the organisation.

The future supply chain is carbon neutral, 100% digital and the core of business transformation.

Find out more


Blue Yonder

Prof. Dr Michael Feindt
Chief Scientist and Founder

Exponential View

Azeem Azhar
Market Analyst, CEO


Jan Daan Van Erven Dorens
Manager Supply Chain Development

Kuehne & Nagel

Martin Kolbe

Blue Yonder

Simon Bowes
GVP Industry Strategies EMEA

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc

Rob Jenkins
Head of Supply Chain

Lenzing AG

Robert van de Kerkhof
COO and Board Member

Microsoft EMEA

Nina Lund
Retail and CG Lead

Royal FloraHolland

André van der Linden

Blue Yonder

Alan Duncan
Industry Strategy Manufacturing

Blue Yonder

Uwe Weiss
EVP Machine Learning

Robert BOSCH GmbH

Marcel Schenk
Director IT

In partnership with:
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Tuesday 17 March

  • 19:00
  • Executive Dinner
    Join us for an exclusive private viewing of the Crown Jewels. Experience the stories, legends and traditions that surround these magnificent regalia followed by a drinks reception and dinner in the White Tower at The Tower of London.

Wednesday 18 March

  • 08:30 
  • Networking Breakfast and Reception
  • 08:55 
  • Opening Remarks
    John Sookias, GVP UK, Blue Yonder
  • 09:00 
  • How to Effectively Drive Toward the Autonomous & Sustainable Supply Chain
    Digital changes everything. Here we will look at trends we are seeing and how companies can accelerate their transformational journey. Find out how you can achieve a truly self-healing autonomous supply chains leveraging advanced technologies like AI and ML. We will share thought leadership with you that can potentially change your company and its potential for the future.
    - Nina Lund
    , Retail and CPG Lead, EMEA Microsoft and Simon Bowes, GVP Industry Strategies, Blue Yonder
  • 09:30
  • Numbers Don’t Lie - How to Drive Change toward the Sustainable Supply Chain
    The combination of growth forecasts and greenhouse gas commitments demands a 90% reduction in emissions. Azeem explains how our societies and ways of life will change under the force of exponential technologies and help us understand the real implications of the changes we are witnessing. Azeem is award-winning entrepreneur, has invested in more than 30 startups, with exits to Microsoft & Amazon, amongst others. He is a profound influencer with 450k LinkedIn followers and more than 31,000 followers on Twitter.
    - Azeem Azhar, CEO and Author, Exponential View
  • 10:00
  • Can AI Technology Fast Track Environmental Change While Boosting Your Bottom Line?
    Find out how AI can enable our future systems to yield higher margins, be more effective while being conscious of our environment.
    - Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt
    , Chief Scientist and Founder, Blue Yonder
  • 10:30
  • Break
  • 11:00
  • From Retailer to Global Brand: AI/ML-powered Supply Chain Transformation
    A modern IT landscape allows for growth where agility, cost awareness and time to market are key. Discover how HEMA is transforming their retail supply chain and accelerating their vision to become a global brand. Jan Daan will share how machine-learning algorithms will help develop accurate, probabilistic demand forecasts for improved decision making.
    - Jan Daan van Erven Dorens, Supply Chain Management, HEMA
  • 11:30
  • Reaching Full Potential by Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    How do you deliver probabilistic demand forecasts based on hundreds of different variables such as news, weather, social media, promotions and holidays? By using ML techniques, retailers have seen profit increases of over 5% by ensuring the right price at the right time.
    - Uwe Weiss, EVP Machine Learning, Blue Yonder
  • 12:00
  • World First – Leading Grocer Leveraging Machine Learning for Fresh Markdown
    In an intensely competitive UK grocery sector, how can retailers innovate around price optimization and automation for increased profitability while reducing waste? Discover how Morrisons became the first grocer out there to transform its business leveraging machine learning in fresh markdown.
    Rob Jenkins, Head of Supply Chain, WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc
  • 12:30
  • Networking Lunch
  • 13:15
  • The Road to a KPI Optimized Supply Chain
    Bosch is facing its largest transformation challenge in history! Digital transformation is leading to fundamental change, e.g. in the supply chain management for semiconductor (SC). The first step was building end to end data. With Blue Yonder Manufacturing Planning solutions, Bosch SC is optimizing its supply chain for Automotive and non-Automotive business.
    Marcel Schenk, Director IT, Robert BOSCH Gmbh
  • 13:45
  • The Autonomous Warehouse an Integral Part of the Digital Transformation Strategy
    Digitalisation and e-commerce are fundamentally transforming warehousing and distribution. Be inspired by Kuehne + Nagel’s innovative approach to constantly adapt and learn from their journey toward an autonomous warehouse. The new scalable global warehouse management system, powered by Blue Yonder Warehouse Management part of Kuehne + Nagel’s digital transformation strategy.
    - Martin Kolbe,
    Chief Information Officer, Kuehne & Nagel
  • 14:15
  • Break
  • 14:45
  • How do you Benchmark Against Your Peers in Your Digital Readiness?
    Supply Chain Digital Readiness is a quantitative measure designed to describe the maturity of a manufacturing organisation on this strategic journey. Warwick University and Blue Yonder developed a structure that measures supply chains across 11 core processes and on 4 dimensions. This provides an overall score and the granularity to develop the underlying picture. Alan recently joined Blue Yonder after many years at Gartner.
    - Alan Duncan,
    Industry Strategy Manufacturing, Blue Yonder
  • 15:15
  • Align Your Business with Rapidly Changing Customer Needs
    Discover how Royal FloraHolland,is delivering the next generation of competitiveness driven by digital transformation in order to stay relevant. Digital disruption is prompting the company to become more agile and transforming from the traditional auctioning house to a digital trading platform, offering new services and revenue streams and improving efficiency and speed of both the supply and demand side of its flower trading business.
    - André van der Linden, Chief Information Officer, Royal FloraHolland
  • 15:45
  • Sustainability Strategy Turned into Reality Throughout the Value Chain
    World leader and first mover from the industry towards carbon neutrality! Hear how Lenzing actively turns their strategy into action and how technology plays an integral part in advancing their digital transformation journey for a better world.
    Robert van de Kerkhof, CCO and Board Member, Lenzing AG
  • 16:15
  • Closing Summary and Wrap up
    John Sookias, 
    GVP UK, Blue Yonder

Why a Sustainable Supply Chain is not Optional

According to McKinsey , CPG companies, for example, will have to reduce greenhouse gasses in their supply chain by 95% by 2015 in order to balance commitments from the Paris UN 2015 agreement and to enable forecast business growth. Failure to do so will mitigate the profitability achieved by any business growth.

Consumers, legislation and compliance means that a sustainable supply chain is no longer optional. Whether it is corporate conscience, scrutiny or public pressure organisations have to step up visibility of ecological and social sustainability.

Attendees will find out how a smart sustainable supply chain can be transparent, visibly compliant and profitable.

Why Integrated Planning and Execution is the new Nirvana

To thrive in a digital world, a supply chain must be able to pivot on the insights gleaned from ingesting data from its ecosystem.

Hear how customers are using Digital Control Towers to reach out beyond the walls of their corporate network to get ahead of supply and demand and how Supply Response Planning techniques can create automated optimal business decisions that unleashes unprecedented corporate collaboration.

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Hotel Accommodation

Blue Yonder has secured a preferential rate of £249 exc VAT per person per night for a superior room at the Leonardo Royal Tower Bridge hotel.

To make a reservation, please phone +44 (0)20 7959 5000 or email [email protected] the hotel and quote:
  • Group ID: 24244073
  • Block code: EMEAMA170320
Please note: Accommodation should be booked by 4 March in order to guarantee the rate. After this time, accommodation will be subject to availability and the best available rate on that day.