AI and blockchain are reinventing the supply chain. Are you ready?

Your supply chain impacts everything in your business — from the quality, delivery and costs of your products, to customer service and profitability. Customer engagement expectations are rewriting business rules. Supply chain organizations are under pressure to monitor and mitigate increasing disruptions and risks.

The lines are blurring between the digital and physical worlds, requiring greater transparency and visibility across supplier, partners, systems and processes. With 50 times more data available today than just five years ago, how do you get one shared view across that data, especially when 80 percent of it is both dark and unstructured? How do you create a smarter supply chain to better predict and mitigate the disruptions and risks?

Join supply chain experts to:

  • Understand the AI and blockchain opportunity for supply chain
  • Hear how IBM reinvented its own supply chain with AI
  • Learn how new supply chain leaders are being equipped for success
  • Experience emerging use cases and interactive demos
  • Exchange best practices with supply chain peers
  • Meet IBM clients already driving new value with AI
  • Get a behind-the-scenes tour of CNN world headquarters in Atlanta
Simon Ellis

Explore how supply chain organizations are preparing for the future with featured IDC analyst Simon Ellis.


Understand the impact of AI and blockchain — and hear how IBM saved millions with a smarter supply chain.


Experience the power of AI and blockchain with hands-on demonstrations.


Connect and share best practices with industry experts.

Hear from IBM executives

Jeanette Barlow

Jeanette Barlow, Vice President, IBM Supply Chain Solutions

Ron Castro

Ron Castro, Chief Supply Chain Officer, IBM

Learn from supply

chain experts

Simon Ellis

Simon Ellis, Program Vice President, Supply Chain Strategies, IDC

Adrian Gonzalez, President, Adelante SCM

Paul Gonzalez

Paul Gonzalez, IT Manager – Database Administration, Niagara Bottling

See how AI and blockchain help

Improve visibility

Can your supply chain give you the insights you need?

Predict and mitigate risk

Can your supply chain reduce disruption mitigation time from days to minutes?

Help as a business advisor

Can you teach 20 years of institutional supply chain knowledge in 20 minutes?

Agenda: Atlanta, Georgia | Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center | 21 June 2018 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM



Supply chain leaders — reinventing the way business delivers

Jeanette Barlow, Vice President, Strategy and Offering Management, IBM Watson Supply Chain

Paul Gonzalez, IT Manager – Database Administration, Niagara Bottling  

Adrian Gonzalez, President, Adelante SCM

The future of supply chain

Simon Ellis, Program Vice President, Supply Chain Strategies, IDC

How will blockchain and AI transform the supply chain?

Rob Allan, Program Director, Supply Chain Insights Offering Management, IBM Watson Customer Engagement

Achieving transparency: The IBM cognitive supply chain journey

Ron Castro, IBM Chief Supply Chain Officer

Breakout activities:

  • Session: A blockchain-enabled supply chain
  • Session: Evaluating AI for your supply chain visibility
  • Tour: CNN Center

Technology experts


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