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Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tutorial

Climate Wargaming

This workshop is designed for executives, sustainability and risk professionals, as well as managers with responsibility for aspects of the corporate value chain vulnerable to climate change impacts (i.e. supply chain, operations, facilities etc.) Its objective is to equip participants with tools and techniques to engage their organization on the issue of climate change as a business risk and opportunity.

Through the use of wargaming and role play, participants identify risks and opportunities related to climate change and develop a strategy to communicate critical issues to key stakeholders – executive leadership, peers, and operational staff — and identify how to tie climate adaptation efforts to KPIs.

Presented by Four Twenty Seven.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Breakout

Ideating with NASA

Following on the plenary panel about sustainable space exploration, representatives from NASA and private-sector companies will address the space program’s technology needs for air, water, food, and waste recycling on the International Space Station, the technologies needed for future long-distance human space exploration, and opportunities for the private sector to engage with the space program.

Breakout

Product Transparency - Supply Chain Exposed!

A rare inside look at how one company’s commitment to ingredient transparency forced a change in its supply chain. Mohawk, the world’s largest flooring manufacturer whose portfolio includes a diverse array of products including soft surface (carpet) and resilient flooring products (wood, laminate, LVT, stone and ceramic),  has been transforming its business and the building marketplace by developing products that contribute to a healthy indoor environment. This session will delve into the process of doing this — the business model, economics, and challenges encountered, and how they were overcome. The session includes a leading consultant and a key corporate customer, offering a broad perspective of what it takes to transform a supply chain in the service of developing sustainable product.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Breakout

How Logistics and Supply Chains Change in the On-Demand Economy

We are increasingly accustomed to getting want what we want, where and when we want it. But at what cost? How do same-day delivery and other innovations in a hyper-efficient marketplace transform energy use, congestion and other issues? This session looks at how major cities and logistics providers – both large and small – are addressing the unintended sustainability impacts of the on-demand economy.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Breakout

Solutions in Supply Chain Transparency and Traceability

Transparency and traceability are concerns cutting across industries, calling for cross-industry solutions. From agriculture, to electronics, to heavy industry are all taking fresh approaches to gathering information scalably and affordably from multiple tiers of suppliers. A select group of these experts will share their initiatives, with a focus on stimulating and accelerating sector-wide and multi-sector solutions. Featured speakers include senior leaders from HP, Fiat Chrysler, and Cargill.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Breakout

Managing Supply Chain Risks Across Industries

There is no-one-size-fits-all approach to managing supply-chain risks. But when looking across industries, common themes emerge that demonstrate successful frameworks for gathering data, weighing priorities and taking action. Leaders from various industries will discuss how they successfully address supply-chain risks. Featured speakers include leaders from National Grid, EMC and GM.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Breakout

From Mitigation to Innovation: Using Data to Transform Supply Chains

While business leaders often find themselves swimming in a sea of data, finding actionable information that is global in scope often remains a challenge. To close this gap leading companies are taking advantage of new and evolving online platforms that not only identify value chain risk, but also inform ambitious strategy development. This discussion will explore such tools and how companies are using them.   

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Breakout

Case Study: How Big Data Transforms Ag Supply Chains

An increasing number of large food companies have set public targets on improved environmental outcomes in their agricultural supply chains. To achieve these goals, companies will need to collaborate at new levels across the value chain. This discussion focuses on the role of big data in delivering sustainable outcomes for agriculture, including how tech is helping companies engage farmers and other supply-chain partners to tackle issues like water quality, greenhouse gas emissions and soil health. Featured perspectives include key leaders across one distinctly innovative supply chain, including Unilever, ADM and a soybean farmer.