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Thursday, October 19

Pre-Conference Seminar
8:30am - 4:00 pm

Leveraging Data for Supply Chain Value
Robert Handfield, Ph.D, Professor of Supply Chain Management, North Carolina State University

Friday, October 20

20th Annual SCMAO Conference

Registration Opens
7:00 am

Breakfast Session
7:00 - 8:30 am

Opening Ceremonies & Keynote Speaker
8:30 - 9:40 am

Opening Keynote Speaker:

Duncan Stewart, Director of Research, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Trends, Deloitte

Concurrent Sessions
9:45 - 10:45 am

Technology and SC Risk Management in the Age of Economic Volatility

Karl Schamotta, Director of Global Product & Market Strategy
Cambridge Global Payments

Sobey’s Dark Warehouse Technology

Eric Sequin, Senior Vice President, Distribution and Logistics
Sobey’s Inc.

Vendor Management Information Technologies

Gord Sears, eProcurement Consultant

Session Break and Exhibitor Booths
10:45 - 11:10 am

Concurrent Sessions
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Say Hello to Industry 4.0

Simon Drexler, Director of Products
OTTO Motors

Enabling Strategic Procurement in the Federal Public Service

Jessica Sultan, Executive Director, Strategic Procurement and Material Management Division
Canada Border Services Agency

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Plenary Session
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Demystifying the Blockchain and Crypto Currencies

Anthony Di Iorio, CEO and Founder, Decentral and Jaxx; Co-Founder, Ethereum

Concurrent Sessions
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Talent Acquisition and Management in the Gig Economy

Travis O’Rourke Head of Hays Talent Solutions Canada
Hays Canada

Kelly Davis, SVP of HR, Loss Prevention and Customer Service
Town Shoes

Open for Business in Canada (CETA)

Riyaz Dattu, Senior Partner, International Trade and Investment Law
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


Session Break and Exhibitor Booths
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Leadership Panel & Closing Remarks
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Executive Supply Chain/Leadership Panel: Strategies to Ensure Success in the Future

John Salt, SVP Supply Chain CTR, Canadian Tire Retail

Jason Tham, CEO, Nulogy Corporation

Andrea Englert-Rygus,  Chief Procurement Officer and Vice-President, Customer Relationship Management, Plexxus

Moderator: Neel Sharma, President and Managing Partner, SPICE Technology Group, Inc.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Registration
4:00 – 4:15 pm

Pre-AGM Remarks

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Update from Christian Buhagiar, President and CEO, SCMA National

SCMAO Annual General Meeting 
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Cocktail Reception
2017 Volunteer and Member Milestone Recognition
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
All welcome!
No ticket required

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
All welcome!
No ticket required

Gala Dinner
Celebrating Recent Grads and Award Winners
7:30 pm
All welcome!
Ticket required
Dress code: Business Formal

Andrea Englert-Rygus,  Chief Procurement Officer and Vice-President, Customer Relationship Management, Plexxus