Supply Change Conference
• Conference Schedule •

Regardless of your industry, every organization has a supply chain and is a part of someone else's.  Increased competition, shrinking margins, demanding customer expectations, and even a pandemic are forcing us to reconsider our supply chains and adopt new technologies to protect our businesses - This is the premise behind Supply Change Conference. 

Please note, the conference is scheduled for the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST).

Pre-Conference Workshop

7:30 am - 8:25 am

Alex Dale, Global Retail Solution Consultant, Dematic

Micro-Fulfillment Technology: Building Your Supply Chain for the E-commerce Driven Market

Opening Remarks

8:30 am - 8:40 am

Tom McCaffrey, President and CEO, Supply Chain Canada - Alberta Institute

Opening Keynote: Digital Transformation and its Ability to Build Robust and Resilient Supply Chains

8:45 am - 9:15 am

Alex Brady, Supply Chain Specialist, Chevron Canada Limited

Session 1: Applying Advanced Technologies to Supply Chains

9:15 am - 10:00 am

During Session 1, we'll explore some of the newest technologies available for organizations looking to streamline and improve their supply chains.

Richard Martin, President, Requis

 The Digital Twin is the Next Big Technology Enabler

Jason Tenorio, Director of Consulting, Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company

Quickly Shifting Strategies to Meet Changing Buyer Behavior due to the Pandemic

Samantha Niton-DeForge, Business Solutions Specialist, Aqurus Solutions

Supply Chain isn’t Limited to the Basics such as Inventory, Replenishment & Procurement

Networking Break

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Grab a coffee and go virtually bump elbows with your industry colleagues. 

Session 2: Blockchain Technology: The Key to Crisis-Resilient Supply Chains

10:15 am - 11:00 am

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the world became aware of the critical importance of our global supply chains. Manufacturing shut-downs due to labor and materials shortages made some essential goods suddenly scarce, and with products like sanitizers, PPE and medical equipment, these shortages increased risks to public health. Discover with the Canadian Blockchain Consortium’s expert panel how blockchain technologies are providing powerful new tools for building the supply chains of the future – and enabling the automation, traceability and system analytics that will help our global trade networks withstand the many new challenges to come.

Moderator: Alexis Pappas , Executive Director, Canadian Blockchain Association for Women

Patrick Mandic,
Co-Founder and CEO, Mavennet

Steve Maybee
, Vice President Operations & Infrastructure,
Edmonton Airports 

Networking Break 

11:00 am - 11:05 am

A chance to stretch your legs.

Session 3: A Showcase of Canadian Technologies Streamlining Supply Chains

11:05 am - 11:50 am

During this session, you'll meet some Canadian companies that are changing the face of supply chains through machine learning and advanced computing.

Moderator: Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Minister,
Western Economic Diversification Canada, Alberta Region

Mike Allan, President & CEO, Routeique

Cloud Based Logistics and Delivery Management 

David Chan, Director of Amii Projects Team, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)

Machine Learning in Alberta and Beyond: 
What It Means for You 

Alyssa Lefaivre, Senior Manager, Business Development, AltaML

How Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Supply Chains

Ministerial Address: An update from the Government of Alberta

11:50 am - 12:05 pm

Honourable Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Government of Alberta  

Networking Break

12:05 pm - 12:10 pm

Chance to virtually bump elbows with your industry colleagues

Tech Spotlight

12:10 pm - 12:15 pm

In this five minute Tech Spotlight, you'll be introduced to Takemetuit Inc. - indoor positioning the way it should be

Don Thompson, President, Takemetuit Inc.

Session 4:  Pivoting in a Pandemic

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

When your resources, your community, and your business Supply Chain has been mortally hit – you go to your core competency.


Join Cindy Clark as she moderates the discussion with Alberta businesswomen who realized that what made them successful was more than their business.  They took their core competency, pivoted, and created the value their community needed.

presented by Women in Supply Chain

Moderator: Cindy Clark, President, Women in Supply Chain

Milena Radakovic,
president and CEO, Nexus Exhibits

Networking Break

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Grab a coffee and meet some new friends in the networking area.

Session 5: Managing a Government Supply Chain During a Pandemic 

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

On the panel, three procurement managers will share their experiences of working through a pandemic and how they leveraged their supply change to deliver much needs goods to front line workers and other key departments.

Rob Eccleston, Manager, Warehouse & Inventory in Supply Management, City of Calgary

Kris Ruiter, Acting Chief, Stakeholder Engagement
Office of Small and Medium Enterprise, Western Region, Calgary, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Government of Canada

Feature Presentation: How Covid put a Security Focus on Supply Chain

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about the trends we are seeing in Supply Chain from a Cyber perspective.   How COVID ramped up the focus on supply chains which has translated into an increase in “cyber language” in service contracts and subscriptions to services that do a an external evaluation of service providers computing environments to determine how secure they are.   

An increasing trend in the move to go with trust but verify; all of which was due to supply breakdowns and the increase in malware that was transmitted between what were trusted trading partners. 

D’Arcy Moynaugh, Partner - CyberSecurity, Risk Advisory, Deloitte

Feature Presentation:  How Blockchain is Revolutionizing Supply Chains and Significantly Improving Business Operations for Shippers and Carriers

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how Walmart Canada has virtually eliminated freight invoice reconciliation and improved relationships with their carrier network countrywide. The introduction of DL Freight, DLT Labs’ blockchain enabled freight invoicing system, has helped reduce disputes from around 70% to below 2% in less than 60 days. The system quickly identifies inefficient invoicing processes that contribute to the costs associated with dispute resolution and helps wring out wasteful expenditure across their national supply chain. 


Shannon Hamilton, VP of Growth & Adoption at DLT Labs, shows us how DL freight has completely transformed the retailer’s approach to freight invoicing and the substantial savings it has delivered. 

Shannon Hamilton, VP of Growth & Adoption, DLT Labs

Networking Break

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Another chance to virtually bump elbows with your industry colleagues. 

Session 6: Strategies for Attracting Businesses and Business Diversification to Alberta Communities

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Chris, Sandra, and Patrick will discuss challenges that regions throughout Alberta are having to attract new businesses, and how regional economic partnerships are partnering with organizations to land new warehouses, logistic hubs, rail yards and more.  

 Christopher Steele, Vice President, Advisory Conway, Inc.

Patrick Mattern
, Vice President Business Development, Calgary Economic Development

Sandra Badry,
Economic Development Officer, Red Deer County

Session 7:  Rocky View County –  Regional Success Stories During 2020

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

During Session 7, the panel will discuss the challenges their customers like Sobeys, Leons and Lowes in Rocky View County experienced during the pandemic, and how these companies overcame and ultimately succeeded during 2020.

* schedule subject to change without notice.

Moderator: David Kalinchuk, Economic Development Manager, Rocky View County

Iain Ferguson, Executive Vice President, Industrial Properties, CBRE Limited

Marshall Toner, Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Industrial – Canada. JLL