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IoD Essex - Leading in the Digital World: The Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018

21 Jun 2018
Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester

Big Data, AI, Analytics and Automated Intelligence in the Supply Chain


We’re currently undergoing and anticipating massive changes in the European and Global trading environments and in the way we do business.

Artificial intelligence, analytics and automation are revolutionising the modern workplace and challenging current business models. The digital phenomenon is multifaceted and changes the way companies maintain and create their competitive advantage.

Brought to you by successful business professionals from within this specialist field, join us at this business-led event, as we discuss practical solutions of incorporating big data, analytics, AI, cloud, mobile, machine learning, robotics and digital technologies into your business.

Business-led Agenda

9:30: Registration & Networking
With  refreshments

10:00: Welcome & introduction from the Chair
Alex Mortimer, Commercial Director, The Supply Chain Academy & East of England Board member, The Institute of Directors

10:05: Moving forward to the next 10 years: What could business look like?
Christine Bhatt, CEO, Systematics International & Chair, Institute of Directors Essex

10:15: The Changing digital landscape – an overview of big & emerging trends in the field of AI, analytics & automated intelligence
Professor Maria Fasli, Director, Institute for Analytics and Data Science, University of Essex

>10:35: How technology is transforming manufacturing companies
Professor Carl Perrin, Director, Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, Coventry University

11:00: Coffee Break

11:15: Business Panel: Strategic examples from Industry
Charlotte Horobin, Regional Director – Midlands & East, The EEF
Hannah Liddell, Manager, Uniserve Group
Christine Bhatt, CEO, Systematics International
Ashley Macleod, Supply Chain Manager at the Ardagh Group

12:00: The Impact of changing industry dynamics on the development of your strategy
Professor Tazeeb Rajwani, Head of Executive Education, Essex Business School, University of Essex

12:25: Closing remarks
Alex Mortimer & Christine Bhatt

12:30: Lunch and networking

14:00: Close

*Please note that delegate information will be accessible to all partners.  Please contact John Granneman on the details below if this is an issue.

Key details

Date & time: 21 Jun 2018 09:30 - 14:00
Location: Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester
CPD Hours:

Prices from

45.00 GBP + VAT - Members
45.00 GBP + VAT - Members Guests
45.00 GBP + VAT - EEF Members
60.00 GBP + VAT - Non-members

Event manager:
Mr John Granneman
Contact phone:
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Prices from

45.00 GBP + VAT - Members
45.00 GBP + VAT - Members Guests
45.00 GBP + VAT - EEF Members
60.00 GBP + VAT - Non-members


Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • Wivenhoe House Hotel
  • University of Essex
  • Colchester
  • CO4 3SQ

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