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Experience the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Person or Online!

Research shows that as much as 65% of the value of a company’s products or services is derived from its suppliers and the supply chain.[i] From product quality to pricing and availability, your brand’s overall customer experience is largely impacted by how your supply chain functions. Unforeseen disruptions can impact the customer experience, brand affinity, and ultimately your organization’s profitability. So, how do you build a transparent, intelligent, and predictive supply chain to ensure reliability and performance?

I invite you to join Watson Supply Chain at this year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, one of the world’s premier supply chain conferences, to find out! Taking place May 23 to 25 in Phoenix, the event will feature over 100 sessions and panels as well as presentations by dozens of Fortune 500 CSCOs and supply chain leaders and 40+ supply chain and technology analysts.

Key Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference sessions

Here are three sessions you won’t want to miss:

Visit us on the concourse at booth #507 for a preview of new Watson Supply Chain capabilities (think: blockchain, cognitive, and insights) and live demos. However, if you can’t make it to what promises to be the supply chain event of the year…

#WatsonSupplyChain CrowdChat

Join us for a #WatsonSupplyChain CrowdChat live from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference! We’ll be chatting with supply chain experts and futurists, Dave Killebrew (@DaveKillebrew) and Cheryl Berklich (@cherylberklich), on how to build a highly competitive supply chain in the cognitive era. Discuss how cognitive technology is optimizing the supply chain and empowering practitioners to act quickly with confidence to mitigate disruptions. Here’s the info on the CrowdChat:

When: May 23, 2017, 1:30–2:30 p.m. MDT

Where: CrowdChat or Twitter! Follow #WatsonSupplyChain

Make sure to include #GartnerSCC and engage with conference attendees.


Q1: What trends should supply chain leaders be prepared for?

Q2: How can cognitive technology help address the need for knowledge management in the workforce?

Q3: The supply chain is becoming increasingly important in the customer experience. How can organizations ensure a responsive, seamless omnichannel experience?

Q4: What role will blockchain play in the future supply chain?

Q5: How can supply chain organizations apply data analytics to improve their operations and outcomes?

Q6: What projects or processes in the supply chain could most benefit from cognitive technology?

Q7: How are the capabilities in emerging cognitive solutions impacting and fundamentally changing procurement and the supply chain?

Q8: What are you most excited about at #GartnerSCC this year?


Follow @IBMSupplyChain for the latest news and trends live.


[i] CAPS Research, Institute for Supply Management, Cross-Industry Report of Standard Benchmarks


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