It’s About Time.
"Time" is the new currency in today’s dynamic market environment. Learn how the combined power of AI/ML and cloud can help you modernize and transform your supply chain to win in today’s new normal. So you can quickly pivot, plan and execute - no matter what the future brings.
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Learn strategies for working closely with business and supply chain leaders to drive digital transformation and enterprise goals.
Tuesday - October 20th
- APAC: 10:00am - 12:00pm SGT
- EMEA: 10:00am - 12:00pm CET
- NA: 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In this session, Blue Yonder CEO Girish Rishi will share updates on the company’s industry cloud offerings, how to create your business plan and justification to move to the Cloud, and highlight Blue Yonder customers who have been successful in doing so. In addition, he’ll cover how Blue Yonder’s sustainability focus is helping customers build a better supply chain and planet. And in a 1:1 conversation with Accenture CEO Julie Sweet, we’ll learn more about Accenture’s recent $3B Cloud investment and how they are partnering with Blue Yonder to accelerate digital supply chain transformations in the Cloud.
Girish Rishi is the CEO of Blue Yonder, championing the Autonomous Supply Chain and driving a values-driven culture based on Sonoran Spirit within and beyond Blue Yonder.
Julie Sweet is a leader in innovation, technology’s impact on business, and inclusion and diversity. Named to FORTUNE’s list of “Most Powerful Women” for four consecutive years, she serves on the board of directors of multiple foundations and organizations.
Desikan Madhavanur, Blue Yonder & Salil Joshi, Blue Yonder +
Building digital resilience is top of mind for every company. Businesses everywhere are embracing innovative technologies to unlock strategic and business value for the enterprise and know cloud is key. Join this session to discover how Blue Yonder is evolving and accelerating our product offerings to enable your digital business through SaaS native and microservices-based architecture. We’ll also share our commitment and approach to making it easy for you to move to the cloud with success stories, SaaS offers and self-service through trials.
Self-professed adventurer, Blue Yonder’s Chief Development Officer Desikan Madhavanur applies his love of a good challenge to designing technology innovation every single day.
As Executive Vice President, Customer Success, Salil Joshi drives a holistic customer journey by focusing on customer care, value realization, and world-class experience.
With overall worldwide sales expected to reach $41 billion by 2025, cannabis is calling for a more sophisticated supply chain that specifically meets the needs and requirements of this rapidly growing and highly regulated industry. Join CEO Mike Beaudry and COO Art Smuck of HERBL, the largest distributor of cannabis in the state of California (the largest recreational market in the world), for a breakdown of the what/why/how on their newly-installed, Blue Yonder Luminate Platform that will pave the way for California cannabis’s path forward, and beyond.
Mike Beaudry has over 25 years of experience leading high-volume distribution companies and has held several executive roles in the natural & organic products industry.
With more than 30 years of experience, Art Smuck is a supply chain veteran with a documented track record for delivering results in logistics and distribution, growth strategy development, and execution.
Andy Moses, Penske Logistics senior vice president of sales and solutions, will discuss how the leading third-party logistics provider is navigating its gradual shift from on-prem to cloud applications, while leveraging the cloud from a data perspective, to support infrastructure considerations and an expansion of machine learning capabilities. Moses will highlight the advantages and disadvantages the company weighed when deciding what to keep on-prem and what to place in the cloud. Penske also has its own data center.
Andy Moses has over 3+ decades of industry experience serving in product and sales leadership roles. As a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Moses has spoken at industry-leading supply chain conferences and guest lectured at top universities.
Scott Guthrie, Microsoft +
The pace of digital transformation continues to accelerate with cloud, AI, and security technologies transforming organizations of all sizes in all industries, and specifically expanding the art of the possible with how companies drive their operations and supply chain. In this conversation, Scott Guthrie will talk about how the Microsoft Cloud and Blue Yonder are helping companies deliver product innovation, enhance customer experiences, and innovate securely and responsibly.
Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Group, is responsible for Microsoft’s cloud, intelligent edge, mixed reality, business applications, developer tools & services, GitHub, security, and artificial intelligence platform strategy and products.
While the benefits of enabling multi-channel sales are clear, there are opportunities for retailers willing to go deeper. That’s why lululemon set out to optimize its fulfillment network in partnership with Yantriks, a Blue Yonder company. Building a fulfillment network that optimizes around countless data points creates an unprecedented level of control over that network. Together, we were able to achieve just that with machine learned predictions. In 2020, we’re learning just how valuable this level of control is. Whether navigating the closures and re-openings of non-essential businesses – and the aftermath of stagnant product, dealing with demand swings between channels and geographies, or figuring out how to deliver packages to guests while wildfires close down carrier distribution hubs, an Intelligent Omni platform adds resiliency and unlocks the agility needed to deal with any situation.
Dave Szaronos is passionate about using technology, operations, and creativity to tackle retail’s biggest challenges whether they are online, in-store, or omni.
Two-thirds of enterprises surveyed say have at least one application or a portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud, most businesses have made some attempt to capture the benefits of efficiency, elasticity and innovation promised by cloud. With COVID-19, this trend has accelerated. Join us as we share our approach to a hyper scalable and agile Journey to the Cloud program. Our smart approach to migration starts with mapping your success to business outcomes embedded with scale and flexibility.
Building a world class operation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. With supply chain being an inherently integrative venture, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves to help guide you with the right tools to assess operational progress and business growth. Join this session to learn more about our tiered cloud services, fast implementations and cost-effective scalability.
Meijer, one of the leading grocery retailers in the US, has over 245 stores across the country. Meijer embarked on a journey to migrate their Blue Yonder on-premise solutions to the cloud to take advantage of new innovations in future releases. Learn more about their transformation story and how Accenture helped Meijer achieve their business goals.
BJ Carreiro, Blue Yonder & Jeremy Dykman, Wesco +
Wesco, and many enterprise organizations, are embracing Blue Yonder’s SaaS model to establish a supply chain platform that drives speed to value in the short term, while ensuring strong, consistent return on their Blue Yonder investment over the long term. By utilizing the flexibility & scalability of Blue Yonder’s SaaS platform to deploy critical supply chain solutions quickly and cost effectively, organizations are staying 1-step ahead of their competition. Hear from Wesco and learn about their SaaS journey, lessons learned, best practices and early results as they manage ever-changing business needs in an uncertain time.
Established in 1847 by brewer J.C. Jacobsen, Carlsberg Group is one of the leading brewery groups in the world today, with almost 700 global and local brands. In 2016 Carlsberg selected Blue Yonder’s Transport Management System to manage outbound transport to customer sites in Western Europe. This is a key market for Carlsberg, making up 46% of group volume and contributing 53% of group profit. In 2019 Carlsberg took the decision to move the TMS solution from on premises, to the cloud. Taking only 3 months, the move was a complete success. Hear from Samantha Scott, Snr Director, Carlsberg Global Business Services why they took the decision to migrate to cloud, how they went about it, the benefits and the lessons learned.
We all know the move to the cloud is vital for companies looking to achieve digital transformation and exploit growth opportunities while preparing for disruptions like the one we are going through right now with COVID. Blue Yonder is no exception. Like many of our customers, our transformation began a decade ago with the goal of simplifying operations, reduce costs, and increase agility for Blue Yonder. Join us to learn more about the Blue Yonder’s journey to the cloud, our investments and decisions, lessons learned and business outcomes achieved.
Trevor Iwaszuk, Microsoft & Chris Benz, Microsoft & Kanchan Das, TCS & Sridhar Sivakumaran, TCS +
Microsoft’s Consumer Sales and Marketing Engineering organization partnered with TCS in their ambitious journey of modernizing the retail platform with the vision of making it more intelligent, robust and scalable which delivered an integrated, consistent and rich experience to the end users. TCS rich experience in the Blue Yonder suite of cloud products was perfectly aligned to deliver this vision for a plethora of planning and replenishment scenarios. The session will focus on how TCS used its deep domain capabilities and knowledge of Blue Yonder products to architect and implement Cloud solutions for Microsoft’s Consumer and Small-to-Medium Business.
The day in the life of supply chain managers grow more complex with each passing hour. They’re expected to address the impacts of global disruption, channel complexity, consumer demographics, trade concerns, sustainability, inventory growth, and skill shortages all while keeping things moving. Join us to learn more about how we’re staying ahead of the game to help you predict and pivot.
Business reactions during the COVID-19 pandemic marked a clear delineation of who was prepared to respond, and who was not. As we look to the next, it’s incredibly important to be challenge ready, as optimized supply chains are critical to getting people everything from food and medicine, to water and supplies. Join us to learn how we’re powering end-to-end visibility, real-time insight and cognitive orchestration through a single platform.
Esther Moolenaar, HEMA +
As one of Europe’s largest homeware retailers, innovation is at the heart of HEMA’s strategy. AI and Cloud capabilities are seen as a critical component supported by a move into machine-learning forecasting with Blue Yonder Luminate Demand Edge to drive greater accuracy and improved inventory management as they come through the challenges of COVID-19. HEMA will share how they have managed their fluctuating demand during the recent period and how this has impacted their supply chain and how AI will enable them to navigate future challenges in a different manner. They will share their ambitions to deliver an AI-driven robust, responsive supply chain and explain why the move to Cloud will be a crucial component of this transformation.
COVID-19 has had an indelible impact on all our lives, and especially those involved in the business of retail. In this conversation, Matt and Abdallah from Petco discuss how their business has navigated through the changes and adapted to come out stronger. Delving into the details of the growth in speed & convenience strategies like BOPIS, Curb-side pickup, Same-Day Delivery, they discuss how COVID-19 accelerated the shift away from channel-based experiences to more customer-centric engagement strategies. Online shopping is increasingly blended with the physical shopping experiences, and the speakers discuss how this transformation was made much smoother because they had already made investments in the Inventory and Commits microservices from Yantriks, now a Blue Yonder company.
While customers in more than 120 countries rely on Hilti to make construction work simpler, faster, and safer, Hilti relies on Blue Yonder to run Sales & Operations Planning. Speakers from Hilti Business and Hilti Global IT will share how S&OP was implemented at Hilti. In this webinar you will also hear how S&OP helped to cope with COVID-19.
In Transportation, the new normal includes managing volatile supply with proactive and predictive solutions. With over 47,000 employees and sales in over 90 countries, Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company, knew they had to explore digital innovations to implement a scalable platform. Monitoring local business and driving process innovations via automation within its distribution hubs is key so they looked to a strategic partner to help them experiment and move at a fast pace. Join this session to learn more about their journey to deploying a centralized SmartHub to simplify processes, gain transparency, and increase efficiency.
Software, data, information, communication and automation through Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence AI) are at the core of today‘s most valuable companies in the world. Still, finally humans need physical goods that must be manufactured, distributed and sold in real physical supply chains. We bring these two worlds together and combine speed, power and agility of data, software and ML with professional experience and real-life operation of physical supply chains. In leading operations, many mass decisions are already automated on a super-human level. Such scalable and industrialized ML applications deliver large value and competitive advantage, especially in these times of increasing speed and uncertainty. The recipe is to optimize and largely automate standard processes to give agility and let humans concentrate on strategic steering and exception handling, ML supporting them with as much foresight as possible: PREDICT AND PIVOT instead of READ AND REACT. Michael will show concrete examples of existing and future applications of this principle in manufacturing.
Through a broad range of connected devices, from smartphones to the data center, Lenovo is leading Intelligent Transformations improving the customers’ experience with technology. Lenovo’s solutions help Data-Centered individuals solve real problems, create new opportunities, and transform the way we all live, learn, work and heal. Over this session, Kevin Brandman, Director of Integrated Business Planning & Lifecycle Management at Lenovo Data Center Group, describes Lenovo’s ambitious journey -- over an unprecedented period in all our lives -- as it strives to deliver unmatched customer experience while transforming its global cross-functional planning processes and culture within.
Sustainability decisions are embedded in virtually every aspect of supply chain: from ethical sourcing to decision making to help minimize waste. To get ahead of this changing reality, cognitive capabilities are being introduced into processes to help supply chain managers leverage more signals, and enable the end-to-end visibility needed to adapt and make decisions for real-time conditions. Join this session to learn how Blue Yonder is actively building agile technologies to help lower business’ carbon footprints and enable them to operate responsibly.
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A. CloudCon is being held October 20, 2020 in the following time zones:
- APAC: Singapore SGT
- EMEA: CET
- NA: EDT
A. CloudCon is a free digital conference hosted by Blue Yonder. In just three hours, you’ll learn how to go beyond the pandemic and recalibrate your business using cloud technologies, IoT, and AI to not only survive, but thrive in a post-pandemic world. You will hear from Blue Yonder retail, logistics and manufacturing customers on how they’ve migrated and transformed their operations using SaaS and AI. You’ll also hear from Blue Yonder experts who will help you craft a post COVID-19 playbook, taking back control of your planning and execution to reimagine how you deliver to your end-customers.
A. CloudCon is free of charge to attend. You can Register here. Once you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email and calendar add-on. A reminder email will also go out the morning of the event.
A. Most up-to-date computers and mobile devices such as laptops, desktops, tablets and mobile devices are capable of running the virtual conference for you.
A. On the morning of the conference, you will receive a reminder email containing a link that will automatically login to your account and access the event page and select the sessions you would like to attend.
A. Yes! You will be given the opportunity to select which sessions you’d like to attend virtually. It is up to you to decide which sessions interest you in a given time block and to attend those sessions as desired. You may attend as many or as few sessions as you want.
A. Yes. There will be a chat box available for you to ask questions during sessions, but no live Q&A will take place after sessions.
A. Each registration allows only one device (computer, laptop, tablet, phone) to enter the virtual conference. Since the event is free and virtual, we encourage registrations from as many people from your team as you like.
A. Yes! Your virtual conference registration includes access to all keynote and session recordings after the event concludes. A post-event email will be sent with a link to the session recordings.