Presented by the USC Marshall Center for GSCM in partnership with U.S. Department of Commerce, Saybrook Capital, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach.
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To demonstrate thought leadership through the sharing of knowledge, best practices, and networking on topics and themes related to digital innovation in supply chain management and operations. The day 2 and 3 hackathon competition will inspire, empower and enable emerging talent to innovate by developing new solutions, approaches, and applications to existing challenges in the supply chain. The event will also offer business exhibition opportunities among key industry stakeholders of the Center for Global Supply Chain Management and USC alumni community.
Our event will begin with a one-day symposium on Friday, November 18 from 8:00-5:00 pm featuring keynote speaker presentations, panel sessions, networking activities and entertainment. The formal program will be followed by a networking reception at the end of the conference.
We will also hold a hackathon competition for teams of start-up entrepreneurs and students to develop new applications and solutions related to the supply chain industries.
We expect to recruit 250-300 participants for the Conference in addition to 100 -150 competitors for the hackathon. Our conference will be aimed at company executives and directors who seek to better understand how new technology and innovation will impact their supply chain.
We intend to recruit a cast of speakers from large firms who have expertise in supply chain technology and innovation. Panel speakers (8-10) will include “director” level and above in operations or supply chain functions; C-suite business leaders.
Possible areas of interest to address: Managing Supply Chain IT, Data and Analytics, Wearable Tech, Digital Sprints and Innovative Practices, Disruptive Technologies, E-Commerce and Retail, IoT integration