Day Two

8:30
WELCOME COFFEE
8:50
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

Peter Nemtsas
Managing Director
Myoora Transformations

BLOCKCHAIN, IOT AND ANALYTICS
9:00
BUILDING AND DEVELOPING AN INTELLIGENT IOT ECOSYSTEM BASED ON BLOCKCHAIN
  • Integrating the next generation of telecommunication technology with the most advanced blockchain technology and the IoT
  • Optimising the industry supply chain between the enterprise and customers
  • Assessing the specific needs of technology development based on blockchain
  • Clarifying the benefits of digital cryptocurrency on the supply chain

John Baird
Chief Executive Officer
UCOT (Ultimo Digital Technologies)

9:30
THE ROLE OF GLOBAL DATA STANDARDS IN BLOCKCHAIN INTEROPERABILITY
  • Leveraging GSI standards in enterprise blockchain applications
  • Promoting interoperability across the supply chain
  • Scaling enterprise adoption and maintaining a single, shared version of the truth about supply chain and logistics transactions
  • Increasing data integrity and trust between parties, and reducing data duplication and reconciliation

Marcel Sieira
Head of Customer Engagement
GS1 Australia

10:00
RESTORING TRUST TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE USING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY COMBINED WITH THE LATEST ANTI-COUNTERFEIT TECHNOLOGIES
  • Combatting fake products in the supply chain
  • Improving inventory accuracy, visibility and traceability of supply chains across physical and digital channels
  • Protecting brands and their supply chains and empowering consumers with product origin information

Pieter Vandevelde
Chief Operating Officer
TBSx3

10:30
NETWORKING BREAK & SHOWCASE VIEWING
11:00
Building an innovative end-to-end supply chain to digitise the flow of trading information
  • Managing the complexity of international trade
  • Improving connectivity for supply chain participants
  • Tackling pressure on supply chains, ports and border authorities to process, screen and clear goods
  • Facilitating the integration and interoperability involving commercial operators

Cameron Hall
Head of Strategy and Innovation
Port of Brisbane

11:30
Capturing the freight advantage: Australia's preparedness for future supply chain transformation
  • Mapping future freight networks & securing appropriate corridor protection
  • Impact & scope of the National Freight & Supply Chain Strategy 
  • Managing risk and price volatility in the international supply chain (transport cost, shipping cost & rising cost of infrastructure use)
  • Managing regulatory risk, particularly in the cross-boarder ecommerce supply chain

Travis Brooks-Garret
Partner
Freight & Trade Alliance

12:00
Enhancing supply chain visibility
  • Learn about trends and challenges affecting supply chain collaboration and strategic sourcing
  • Understand how a digitized supply chain can improve the top and bottom line
  • Hear from Dulux on their successes managing their direct spend design-to-deliver processes

Henrik Smedberg
Regional Vice President
SAP Ariba, Australia & New Zealand

Ian Griffith
Head of Procurement
Dulux Group Limited

 

12:30
PANEL SESSION: BARRIERS TO TRANSFORMATION - WHAT'S STOPPING SUCCESS?
  • Mapping the success rate of supply chain transformation
  • Overcoming barriers to adoption
  • Moving past bleeding-edge technologies to cost-effective implementation
  • Side-stepping the ‘big bang’ technology approaches

Moderator:

John Baird
Chief Executive Officer
UCOT (Ultimo Digital Technologies)

Panellists:

Professor Amril Sohal
Director, Australian Supply Chain Management Research Unit
Monash University

Alexe Bojovschi
Director
International Innovative Research Network (iiRNet)

David Rogers
Chairman
Asia Pacific Logistics Federation

13:00
Lunch & Showcase viewing
PROCUREMENT, INTEGRATION AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
14:00
CASE STUDY: THE FUTURE OF PROCUREMENT IN THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Leveraging digital models in the procurement space
  • Integrating procurement with digital platforms
  • Assessing digital platforms and impact on procurement needs

Ashok Sudhakaran
Head of Procurement
The Warehouse Group (NZ)

14:30
CASE STUDY: TAKING THE RIGHT APPROACH TO ALIGNING PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS
  • Delivering savings by investing in innovative technology and implementing successful systems throughout the organisation
  • Analysing how you can transform your procurement values by meeting specific demands from all stakeholders
  • Maximising productivity and cost efficiency by engaging your team and improving procurement practices

Rosita Van Vuuren
Merchandise Operations Manager/Head of Quality and Sourcing
Best and Less

15:00
LEVERAGING BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS TO MAKE INFORMED SUPPLY CHAIN DECISIONS
  • What’s the potential of big data to make smart supply chain decisions?
  • How do these insights improve your forecasting and intelligence-gathering capabilities?
  • Which tools work best with extracting value from your corporate data?
  • How do you uncover the right intelligence to gain a competitive edge?

Dearbhla Stynes
Business Intelligence Lead/Data Virtualisation Project Manager
RMIT University

15:30
CASE STUDY: LEVERAGING IOT TO SUPPORT CONNECTED WAREHOUSES
  • Using sensor technology to improve track and trace capabilities of goods
  • Using narrow-band IoT for yard management, inbound and outbound processes and traffic

Keya Chaturvedi
Trend Research Manager
DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center

16:00
PANEL SESSION: SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION ROAD MAP
  • Implementing a transformation strategy that harnesses advanced technologies to meet changing customer behaviours
  • How to build an integrated ecosystem that is intelligent and responsive
  • Creating the right organisational culture and structure to accelerate transformation

Moderator:

John Hopkins
Program Director, Master of Supply Chain Innovation
Swinburne Business School    

Panellists:

Charles Edwards
VIC / TAS State President
Supply Chain Logistics

Peter Nemtsas
Managing Director
Myoora Transformations

Rosita Van Vuuren
Merchandise Operations Manager/Head of Quality and Sourcing
Best and Less

16:40
CLOSING REMARKS FROM CHAIR & END OF CONFERENCE