October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Breakout Sessions

Harnessing New Technologies for Supply Chain Sustainability

October 24, 2017, 4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Supply chains are digitizing, and the pace is accelerating. Companies are increasingly using new technologies to make their supply chains more efficient and cost effective, to cut out inventory and lead times, and to respond directly to consumer demands. But what about sustainability? In this session, we’ll explore the tech trends shaping supply chains and discuss how to ensure that sustainability doesn’t get left behind, along with what priorities and topics these technologies are best suited to impact and where there is a need for innovation. Participants will glean insights on opportunities to digitize sustainability information, how to use machine learning to gain more visibility into supply chains, and how to work with supply chain architects to incorporate sustainability into design, along with the internet of things and automation.

Session Speakers

Azita Saleki-Gerhardt

Azita Saleki-Gerhardt

Senior Vice President and President, Operations

Daniel Fibiger

Daniel Fibiger

Director, Global Sustainability
Gap Inc.

Pierre-François Thaler

Pierre-François Thaler


Tara Norton

Tara Norton

Managing Director

Additional confirmed speakers will be published later this summer. Please check back for updates.

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