Securing the Supply Chain Forum: The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain
April 26 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Featured Speaker –
Joseph Williams, ICT Lead
WA State Department of Commerce
Joseph will discuss how the policy will be impacted by and need to adapt to emerging technologies.
Joseph Williams has been Governor Inslee’s ICT Sector Lead since 2016 and is accountable for helping enable growth of the state’s tech economy. A former executive with Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, Dr. Williams served as the Dean of the School of Business, Government and Economics at Seattle Pacific University before joining Commerce.
His distinguished career in the tech industry, in academia and the public sector, includes extensive experience working with angel investing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and customers on the business models and economics of cloud computing. He has authored three books and dozens of articles related to the ICT industry.
What the digital transformation of the Supply Chain Means for you?
Experts in AI, block chain, the cloud and autonomous vehicles will describe how these technologies are transforming the supply chain and what is coming next. Policy experts will detail what government, education, and society need to do to prepare for these changes.
8:00 a.m. Registration w/refreshments
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m. Keynote: Bryn Heimbeck – The Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain
10:00 a.m. Panel #1 – “ “Disruptive Technologies: How innovation is changing the supply chain” Laura Hill, Perkins Coie LLP
Discuss the emerging technologies that will have an effect on industry and on workforce development (who will be training talent for the industry)
11:30 a.m. Lunch – Featured speaker: Tony Dell – Artificial Intelligence
1:15 p.m. Panel # 2 Student Panel
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Panel #3– “Public Policy: Legislative and regulatory adjustments for emerging technology.” – Alisha King, Emergency Management, WaTech; Steve Marshall, Technology Transportation Partnership Manager, Bellevue; Joseph Williams, ICT Lead, WA State Dept. of Commerce. Policy experts and legislators/council members on how policy will be impacted/need to adapt to emerging technologies
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Panel #4 faculty panel discussion with public policy panel members
4:50 p.m. Summary
5:00 p.m. Hosted networking event
Registration: No Charge
Who Should Attend?
- State College/University educators and administrators
- State, local, and federal government agencies
- Supply Chain, trade industries, and organizations
- International retailers
- Trade associations
- IT and software suppliers