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Digital Reinvention of the Supply Chain: Survival And Growth in Disruptive Times

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 30, 2020 - Jul 10, 2020
  • Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm




Jun 30, 2020 - Jul 10, 2020


8:00 am - 11:00 am





About the Program

In the globalized economy, unpredictable events force enterprises and entire industries to rethink their supply chains. 

Our online program, Digital Supply Chain: Reinvention in Times of Crisis, provides the inspiration and practical learnings executives need to navigate new, fast-changing realities.

Speakers on the program are the world’s premier innovation experts from Silicon Valley. In their live, interactive sessions, they will share their first-hand knowledge and experience on how emerging technologies and digital trends are the key to building resilient supply chains capable of withstanding unforeseeable black-swan events.

The program is built on three foundational practice areas:

  • Supply chain agility: how to quickly reconfigure logistics networks in the face of changing consumer demand
  • The predictive power of data: how to collect and utilize the right data to sense and respond to supply chain issues, even before they arise
  • Open platforms: how to build competitive ecosystems to diversify supply chain geographies and ensure robust access to key inputs

Program Agenda

(This is a sample program. Participating presenters and companies vary from program to program and cannot be guaranteed for any particular tour.)

Session 1: Supply Chain Management in Turbulent Times

Gain an overview of how digital business models, emerging technologies, and Silicon Valley innovation frameworks can provide solutions to the toughest challenges of the current moment. Participants will hear from an innovation practitioner from the supply chain space who will share their own experience of successfully overcoming disruption.

Session 2: Supply Chain Visibility 

Learn the value of digital tools that can provide supply chain visibility in times of heightened uncertainty. Participants will meet a leading innovator in the connected supply chain space to hear a practical, first-hand account of how IoT-enabled software platforms can provide the multifaceted view of logistics networks that can insulate a company against supply chain risks.

Session 3: Data and Predictive Insights

See how companies can source relevant supply chain data, then use artificial intelligence to extract predictive insights from that information. Meet a leading supply chain innovator using these technologies today to hear how they are able to proactively predict and plan for future supply chain scenarios with agility.

Session 4: Self-Disruption and Innovation

Find out how, when traditional sources of revenue are under threat, innovation comes to the fore. The speaker in this session will share lessons and best practices from their own company’s experience of using times of crisis and disruption to affect a business transformation.

Session 5: Robotics for Supply Chain Innovation

Hear from an expert active in the field how robotics are being deployed for warehousing, delivery and manufacturing. The session speaker will also share their knowledge, gained through first-hand experience, on how the role of robotics can expand when traditional practices and processes come under strain. They will also provide insights on what the future applications of smart machines will be, as robotics technology grows more sophisticated.

Session 6: Digital Marketplaces as a Source of Stability

Explore how platforms can breed resilient supply chain networks. From a practicing innovator with extensive experience of building digital platforms within the enterprise setting, participants will hear how by joining an ecosystem, or creating their own, they can vastly strengthen their ability to withstand unexpected economic shocks.

Session 7: The Digital Transformation of Last-Mile Delivery

Gain clarity on the changes taking place today in last-mile delivery. From a leading innovator operating today in the last-mile space, learn how mobile apps, AI, robotics and drones are being deployed to meet the demands of a world where life is increasingly lived online and the volume of items needing delivery growing rapidly. Hear the latest insights from a technologist active in the field today on what the future of last-mile delivery will look like, and gain an understanding of what these coming changes mean for business today.

Session 8: Rethinking the Food Supply Chain

Take a deeper look at how IoT, drones, big data analytics, and other emerging technologies are transforming how food and fresh produce move through the economy. From a company active in the food supply sector, hear first-hand what lessons the sector’s experience provides when it comes to  weathering uncertainty in supply chains and logistics at large. 

Session 9: The Disruptive Power of Blockchain for Supply Chain and Logistics

Meet a speaker from one of Silicon Valley’s most forward-thinking blockchain companies who will present their first-hand knowledge of what the technology can do for traceability and transparency, collaboration and asset utilization across global trade networks. From a practitioner with extensive industry experience, participants will hear insights on what role blockchain can play in the supply chains of the future.

Session 10: Building Resilient Supply Chains: the Long-Term View

Reflect on everything seen and heard over the course of the program and extract the key takeaways that will help your company build resilient supply chains in turbulent times. This session’s speaker – an experienced Silicon Valley innovation practitioner – will ensure participants come away inspired to tackle unprecedented problems through disciplined application of emerging technologies and newly acquired innovation frameworks.

What’s Included:

  • Live Sessions with Direct Q&A through a virtual platform
  • On-Demand Access to all materials for 12 months
  • Access to private SVIC Facebook group designed for business executives. 


  • Week 1: Tuesday (Sessions 1 & 2); Thursday (Sessions 3 & 4)
  • Week 2: Monday (Sessions 5 & 6); Wednesday (Sessions 7 & 8); Friday (Sessions 9 & 10)

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