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The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation Announces All-Star Speaker Line-Up for New Supply Chain, Innovation & Technology Conference

NEW YORK, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation is the largest and fastest growing grassroots-driven network of open and multidisciplinary meetup communities focused on supply chain, technology, and innovation.  The group is launching its first FREE global summit for enthusiastic technologists, supply chain professionals, academics, entrepreneurs, and investors of innovations for future-ready global supply chains. The 2-day conference will be held on June 19th and 20th, 2019 at Microsoft's conference center in New York City.

An exciting line-up of speakers includes keynotes from legal expert, Paul McCulloch, a renowned specialist in technology, privacy, and cybersecurity law at CyberLaw Group; and Rosemarie Truman, CEO & Founder of the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI). 

Day One (June 19th) of the Supply Chain, Innovation and Technology Conference (SCIT2019) is an invitation-only executive session focused on supply chain innovations. There are four tracks.

1.  FASHION TRACK 
How is the fashion industry adopting customization, personalization, and on-demand manufacturing? How is data being leveraged to provide predictive, personalized digital experiences? How are brands allowing their consumers to co-create? What does luxury on-demand manufacturing look like today; in 5 years?  

Speakers include:

  • Andrey Golub - Founder & CEO, ELSE Corp
  • Elisa Rossi - Co-founder, Milaner
  • Stephanie Benedetto - Founder & CEO, Queen of Raw
  • Moderator: Emma Cosgrove, Journalist, Supply Chain Dive

2.  LOGISTICS TRACK
What problems can technology solve in land-based supply chain logistics? What's most promising in the near term? Where do we have challenges? What can we learn from supply chain innovators around the world?

Speakers include:

  • Bob O'Donnell - Head of North America E-Commerce Logistics, Maersk
  • Juliana Nascimento - Optimization Expert, Operations Research, Princeton University & Optimal Dynamics
  • Joel Sutherland - Managing Director & Professor of Practice, Supply Chain Management Institute of the University of San Diego
  • Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology at the Journal of Commerce

3.  MARITIME TRACK
What problems can technology solve in maritime supply chain logistics? What's most promising in the near term? Where do we have challenges? What's happening in other parts of the world?

Speakers include:

  • Erez Agmoni - Regional Head of Supply Chain Warehousing and Distribution, Americas, Maersk
  • Kenneth O'Brien - Chief Operating Officer, Gemini Shippers Group
  • Allen Thomas - Chief Strategy Officer, Advent Intermodal Solutions
  • Moderator: Timothy Simpson - Maritz Global Events

4.  BLOCKCHAIN TRACKS
What lessons have we learned bringing blockchain and supply chain from the lab into the real world?

Part 1:  Keynote Presentations

  • Michael Zargham - Founder & CEO, BlockScience
  • Tanjila Islam - Founder & CEO, TradeFlo
  • Patrick Duffy - President, Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Part 2:  Panel Discussion

  • Joshua Klayman - Inflection Point Blockchain Advisors, Founder & CEO
  • Rob Bailey - Co-founder & CEO, MState
  • Alisa DiCaprio - Head of Trade and Supply Chain, r3
  • Moderator: Blockchain Specialist, Kelly LeValley Hunt, Forbes 2018 Blockchain "Pioneer", and recipient of Microsoft's 2018 Women in Blockchain Award for Hyper-growth & Innovation.

Day Two (June 20th) is open to all and features technology showcases from a select group of top supply chain start-ups from around the globe. Speakers include leaders from - Setlog (Germany); FreightWaves (USA); Voyage Control (UK); Milaner (Italy/USA); Optimal Dynamics (USA); Fast Applications (Italy/Israel); Locus (India); Queen of Raw (USA), PeerLedger (Canada); ELSE Corp (Italy); Kontainers (UK); and there will be a presentation by the Singapore Economic Development Board focusing on supply chain innovation in Singapore.

Space is limited; register today for your complimentary pass. Media are welcome.

About The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation
Founded in 2017 by Lisa Morales-Hellebo and Brian Aoaeh, The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation is a coalition of open, multidisciplinary grassroots communities focused on technology and innovation in global supply chains across all industries.

Each chapter brings together startups, large corporations, small and medium-size businesses, technologists, supply chain professionals, investors, journalists, corporate treasury, regulators, academics, and research and development specialists - to help navigate the complex, evolving, and changing supply chain landscape.

Its founding chapter, The New York Supply Chain Meetup includes over 2,600 members. New chapters are forming in Silicon Valley, California; Charleston, South Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Bangalore, India; Athens Greece; Vancouver, Canada; and Singapore. 

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Contact:  Linda Rigano at lindarigano@gmail.com  914.815.0396

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