Intent Group Meeting -
Increase Resilience, Develop Agility 14 Sept 2021, 30 Euston Square, London
Tuesday 14th September
Please aim to arrive at 8.30, and leave at 5.30
08.30 Doors open, collect your agenda & grab a hot drink
09.00 Intro to the day
09.10 Ice-breaker - meet new faces!
09.40 Supply Chain Intent Panel- where to next?
10.10 Roundtable round 1
11.10 1-2-1 meetings over coffee
11.40 Special guest: hardwiring SC into your ESG process
12.10 Roundtable round 2
13.10 1-2-1 meetings over lunch
14.15 Another view: decoding AI and machine learning
14.45 Roundtable round 3
15.45 1-2-1 meetings & break
16.00. Wrap: a summary of conclusions & planned follow up
16.30. Networking & entertainment
Roundtables recur throughout the day. As an attendee, you pre-select the three you'd like to join. These are hosted democratic discussions We'll build this into your personal agenda.
Our themes this time will be chosen from the below:
Driver-based forecasting - moving on from historically based forecasting
Planning - breaking silos to reach faster consensus
Reviewing network design & employing digital twin
The role of the store in a multichannel strategy
Agility and inventory: finding the sweet spot to cope with turbulent demand
Resilience: end to end visibility, transparency, what are your next steps?
Real time demand forecasting and indicators of recovery
Announcing our Special Guest Speakers...
Oliver Rees. Technology Expert & Co-Founder, OR Innovation
Oliver is passionate about the interaction between humans and technology. Coding from a young age, he is a Cambridge graduate and is the Co-Founder of OR/Innovation, which bridges the gap between psychology and cyber security to protect companies from hackers. Oliver will explain some of the essentials around AI and ML that you should grasp to move your organisation towards adoption, covering the fundamental prerequisites to the skills and people changes you should prepare for. He demystifies tech concepts and stimulates discussions by encouraging businesses to ready themselves for a complete redefinition of their business model.
Prof. Rob Holdway, Giraffe Innovation
Rob is co-founder and Director of environmental management consultants Giraffe, working with companies on carbon management and footprinting, sustainable design, innovation management and EU environmental legislation’. Rob will illustrate fresh examples of why ESG should be considered as part of supply chain planning, and will conduct a short workshop exercise to allow you to evaluate the effectiveness of your own process and the simple steps that can make significant differences in your existing supply chain design.
As you are aware, the UK has announced that July 17 will its terminal date for restrictions, based on the success of the vaccine roll-out. We therefore have good confidence that our scale of meeting will be well within any limits or guidance. We believe that face to face interaction is an important and valuable addition to the sharing and facilitation of knowledge and idea transfer. Using our customary smaller scale, we fully expect to be able to run a 'normal' meeting. Our current precautions will include:
Well ventilated, light and airy venue
Limited to 65 attendees
Full compliance with all current national meeting guidelines
How Intent Group Meetings work
Our meetings are unlike many events you might be familiar with. They're not conferences, aren't held in hotels, and aren't packed with powerpoint presentations. Our meetings are
Built around interaction in roundtables
Personalised to you - you select the discussions you want to attend, we'll make your agenda
Great chances to meet useful contacts: we'll put together 1-2-1 meetings for you
Fresh perspectives: we find fascinating speakers who'll inspire
Great venues: we believe the venue sets the tone. No 1970s carpets, we promise!
A rich audience of your peers - meaning you'll make useful connections to other companies and individuals who face challenges similar to your own
Useful cross-sector insights: learn from other industries
Under the Chatham House rule (no press).
Enjoyable! We want you to enjoy your day - so you'll see small touches and ideas throughout the day to make it memorable