The Future of
Supply Chain and Logistics

A 5-day immersion program for executives

April 20-24, 2020

July 13-17, 2020

October 5-9, 2020

January 25-29, 2021

What Is An Executive Immersion Program?

Customer expectations are rising, demographics are shifting and computing power is growing exponentially. All of these trends are having a major impact on supply chain and logistics, with the sector responding by means of a vast wave of digitalization. Helping in this transformation is the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, which is pioneering next-generation solutions across areas such as fleet management, warehousing, inventory forecasting and much more. Artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain and internet of things are just a few of the many technologies powering this digital revolution.

Our immersion program will educate you in all of these trends, connect you with the companies pioneering groundbreaking solutions and inspire you to turn your own company into a leading innovator capable of long-term growth.  

Supply Chain & Logistics startup innovation map

What Will I Learn?

Our immersion program will show you how, why and by whom the supply chain and logistics industry is being disrupted. It will also teach you how to capitalize on the trends and technologies driving this digital transformation so that you can achieve innovation within your own organization. We cover topics such as:

Artificial Intelligence

See the many ways artificial intelligence is transforming supply chain and logistics including through chatbots and machine learning platforms for inventory forecasting and warehouse management.

Internet of Things

The internet of things is hailed as a truly transformative technology for supply chain. Learn how it will enable capabilities such as asset tracking, connected fleets and scheduled and predictive maintenance.

Robotics

A major driver of supply chain innovation, robots are changing the face of the sector by their ability to perform routine tasks with little or no oversight. Our program will show you how smart machines and drones are working alongside humans in a variety of ways to deliver efficiency gains in warehousing and logistics.

Big Data Analytics

Improved understanding of consumer behavior, market trends and operational inefficiencies are all benefits of applying big data analytics to the supply chain. We show you how by harnessing data science, companies turn huge amounts of raw data into real insights.

Program Agenda

This schedule is tentative and features past speakers and participating companies.
Subject to change without prior notice

Day 1

The Digital Disruption of Supply Chain and Logistics

How are supply chain and logistics changing under the influence of digital technologies and where is this journey taking us? Why is the digital revolution happening now and what are the forces driving its expansion? These are the questions we answer on day 1 of our immersion program “The Future Of Supply Chain and Logistics”
We explain how startups have capitalized on industry trends, new technologies and the ready availability of venture funding to create companies pioneering disruptive innovations. We visit companies such as: Noodle.ai, an enterprise artificial intelligence company focused on customer, product and enterprise operations; Elementum, a developer of apps that streamline procurement, logistics and manufacturing; and Fetch Robotics, a maker of collaborative autonomous mobile robots for warehousing and logistics. Other possible participating companies: CheetahNarvarSpecrightClearMetalNabis

Day 2

Exploring Market Niches

The journey continues on day two with an exploration of the limits of the disruption to the logistics and supply chain sector as they exist today. How many areas are seeing radical change? What is the nature of this change and how fast is it moving? We answer these questions through visits to startups operating in a wide range of niches. Potential meetings include: Havendevelopers of logistics automation software for commodities producers, Turvoa real-time collaborative logistics platform; and Alloy, a supply chain optimization system that allows consumer goods companies to respond with agility to changes in customer demand. Other possible participating companies: PCH InternationalResilincDoraePassportGT Nexus

Day 3

Emerging Technologies

Day three of the immersion program is dedicated to the technologies fueling the disruption of the logistics and supply chain space. We hear from experts in artificial intelligence, internet of thingsrobotics and big data analytics to learn what these technologies can currently do and what they will offer in the future. We visit companies such as Foxtrot Systems, an automated last-mile fleet management ecosystem, ShipChaina blockchain-powered logistics and freight platform, and DeepVu, a deep-learning service for optimizing supply chains. We see how these companies use emerging technologies to create competitive advantages and provide innovative, market-disrupting products and services.    Other possible participating companies: SupplyAIKeychain LogisticsBluWrapSourceeasySkyselect

Day 4

Corporate Innovation for Supply Chain and Logistics

Having seen and heard how digital is disrupting supply chain and logistics on days 1 to 3, on day 4 of our immersion program we challenge attendees to turn words into action. Participatory workshops with leading Silicon Valley experts on design thinkingdesign sprintsventure capital and open innovation provide executives with the blueprints and frameworks they need to deliver innovation within their own organization.

We analyze how traditional manufacturers and retailers are adapting their supply chain and logistics operations for digital and survey their success in collaborating with the startup ecosystem. We visit companies such as: Jabil and ULlegacy manufactures on the digital transformation journey; and Angel SV, a seed fund and one of the biggest venture investors in supply chain technology companies. Other potential meetings include the big tech companies such as AmazonGoogleApple and Oracle to see what role they are playing in the digital disruption of logistics and supply chain, and learn how they maintain cultures of continuous innovation.

Other possible participating companies: PostmatesZiplineKodiak RoboticsGranular

Day 5

The Future of Supply Chain and Logistics

What’s next for the digital disruption of supply chain and logistics? Day 5 brings the program to a close with its sights firmly set on the future. We learn about trends still in their infancy and meet the companies seeking to capitalize on those trends. Possible visits include: Roambee, an IoT-on-demand service to track shipments and their condition in real-time; LevData, a platform that combines market intelligence and enterprise data with artificial intelligence to help organizations make sourcing decisions; and Flexport, a global freight forwarder and logistics platform. As customer expectations continue to rise we ask what the trend for personalization means for the supply chain and logistics business.  How will supply chains become faster, more flexible and more precise to meet these new requirements? We answer this and other pressing questions as we find out which areas of supply chain and logistics will be disrupted next by emerging technologies. Other possible participating companies: LavanteBoxbotThroughPutLiftiansCargofy

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Why Should I Join?

Inspiration

Meet the Silicon Valley innovators passionate about using the latest technologies to create new value. Learn the frameworks and methodologies of the experts and embrace innovation with confidence.

Long-term value

Apply newly learned innovation skills to your own company to ensure its survival and prosperity in times of technological disruption.

Connections

Turn motivation and knowledge into concrete actions with the business development opportunities that make an established business a world-class innovator.   

Technology insights

See the disruptive power of the latest technologies and learn how they are being applied to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.

Education

Gain insight into the digital disruption of the supply chain and logistics sector and see how startups are applying emerging technologies to redesign how products move through a connected world.

New perspectives

Challenge your thinking on what it means to run an enterprise in the 21st century. Make innovation part of your personal mission and commit to the future of your business.

What Companies Will I Meet?

Noodle.ai offers pioneering business solutions in Enterprise Artificial Intelligence.

Elementum makes supply chain simple.

Fetch Robotics provides the market’s only cloud-driven Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) solution for warehousing intralogistics environments.

Cheetah is disrupting the foodservice industry by making local delivery of supplies accessible from a mobile app, affordable and transparent

Narvar is a customer experience platform that helps retailers inspire long-term customer loyalty, at all steps of the post-purchase journey.

Specright is a web-based packaging specification system.

Supply Chain Visibility Software company

Software-enabled cannabis distributor based in CA

Haven is a smart door lock technology that challenges traditional notions.

Alloy is an API for regulated companies to collect and manage customer data from many different sources.

JoyRun is a community based delivery company.

PCH partners with the world’s leading design-focused brands to create and deliver breakthrough product solutions and experiences.

Resilinc is the leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions. Resilinc brings the power of resiliency by enabling supply chains to

Dorae is a proprietary distributed ledger system using Blockchain technology to immutably store key data about raw materials.

Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations by reducing operational complexity and delivering intelligent data.

GT Nexus, a cloud supply chain platform, provides logistics management solutions, data services and web services for trade communities.

Foxtrot Systems is an automated last-mile fleet management ecosystem focused on empowering the future of the supply chain.

Blockchain-powered logistics and freight platform

Deep-learning for optimizing supply chains and maximizing margins for manufacturers.

SupplyAI is helping retailers deliver great post-sale experience to shoppers, leading to high margins & higher revenue.

Keychain is the decentralized authentication blockchain platform for finance, IoT, and enterprise.

BluWrap provides naturally extended shelf-life technology and solutions that have revolutionized fresh food supply chains worldwide.

Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products.

Oracle is an integrated cloud applications and platform services.

Amazon is an international e-commerce website for consumers, sellers, and content creators.

Apple is a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and markets consumer electronics, personal computers, and software.

Jabil is a product solutions company providing comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services.

Sourceasy is a web platform that enables designers and brands to get their apparel manufactured and delivered to them.

Innovative online marketplace and software collaboration solution built for Aviation materials sourcing and procurement.

Postmates powers local, on-demand logistics focused on fast deliveries from any type of merchant at scale.

Granular is a software and analytics platform that helps farmers operate more efficiently and make better business decisions.

Roambee delivers enterprise-class IoT with on-demand, worldwide real-time location & condition monitoring for shipments and in-field assets.

Flexport is a full-service global freight forwarder and logistics platform using modern software to fix the user experience in global trade.

Data Consultant Automation that helps supply chains run leaner.

Liftians is a Silicon Valley-based company that designs and develops robotic systems for automated storage and retrieval operations.

What Did Attendees Have To Say About The Program?

That was my first time to Silicon Valley. The program was fantastic, the speakers were fascinating, and topics to discuss were fruitfull. I highly recommend other companies to come to Silicon Valley. Thank you SVIC.
Al Sayed El Sorogy
Deputy President and Vice Chairman Assistance, Abdul Latif Jameel Company, Saudi Arabia
First of all, many thanks for the experience, it was an excellent day. I leave with all the learnings of the different companies that we have managed to visit throughout our program. In particular, I think that the one thing that was very important is the mixture of companies and content available through the program. The high synergy of the program with our business provides us with a lot of possibilities of growth. It is essential to have these contacts and see the latest technologies (innovation) to understand the ecosystem of Silicon Valley and be able to adapt to it.
Ricardo Orrantia
Corporate Director of Technology Innovation, Group Nobis, Ecuador
The program made by SVIC was a great experience. We read about Silicon Valley, we hear about innovation challenge, speed, disruption, and when you come here and see the real ideas, the real innovation, and real people, it validates everything. You leave with a sense of being a part of something to go forward and make changes in your company with confidence.
Gabriela Vargas
Director of Organizational Development at Zenvia Mobile, Brazil

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April 20-24, 2020

July 13-17, 2020

October 5-9, 2020

January 25-29, 2021

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What Is Included?

  • Executive Program: 5 full days of educational sessions, meetings and company visits
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Transfers between company visits
  • Lunches
  • Program support with an SVIC representative accompanying the group

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