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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Event: Ohio Riverboat Cruise

(You must be pre-registered by Aug. 10th (ticket cost $50pp). Questions, please email Lorrie at lplatt@oki.org

Pre-registered guests will meet in the Hilton lobby at 11:30 a.m., we will walk to the Public Landing (approximately 9 block walk). There is a paid parking ($5 credit card only) lot available for guests who prefer to drive and park at the Public Landing on Mehring Way (435 E. Mehring Way, 45202).

We will begin boarding at Noon, the boat will leave the dock at 12:30 p.m. and head up river. Guests will enjoy a buffet lunch, soft drinks and bottled water (a cash-only bar is available). It will be a wonderful afternoon as you mingle with other conference attendees aboard the Queen City Clipper. (Rain or shine, the cruise will go on, no refunds please).

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open (Fourth Floor Foyer)

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Reception (Continental Ballroom – Mezzanine Level) Enjoy delicious and plentiful fare along with an open bar, a great opportunity to network in a relaxed setting. Dress is casual.

7:10 p.m. Pre-Conference Event: Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians at Great American Ball Park
Join us in a great night of intra-state rivalry! Reds tickets can be purchased when registering for the conference for $22 each (Rain or shine, no refunds). Reds game tickets will be distributed at the pre-conference reception. We plan to leave the hotel at 6:15 p.m. and walk 6 blocks to the ballpark. If you do not plan to be at the reception, please email Lorrie at lplatt@oki.org for alternative ticket pick up.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration Open (Fourth Floor Foyer)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Hot Breakfast Buffet (Pavillion Ballroom – 4th Floor)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast Keynote Session (Pavillion Ballroom)

Sagar Shah, General Manager with Uber Freight
During his time at Uber, Mr. Shah has built experience across operational growth initiatives, organizational design, product solutions, and policy and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Uber, he worked on several efforts to build and advise early stage startup companies from inception.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions (3 concurrent sessions)

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Keynote Session (Pavillion Ballroom)
(Lunch will be served)

Kevin Condon, Director, Engineering & Network Strategy, The Kroger Co.
Kevin Condon is transforming the Supply Chain Network that supports Kroger’s Promise: Feeding the Human Spirit! A graduate of The Ohio State University in Industrial Systems Engineering, Kevin has spent the last 8 years working for The Kroger Co. in various roles. In his position as Director of Engineering and Network Strategy, his main areas of focus include Network & Inventory Optimization, Automation & Robotics Strategy, and Major Capital Project Management. Kevin focuses on establishing efficient and strategic advantages for Kroger’s distribution network, utilizing best-in-class technology and advanced analytics as key drivers.

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Break

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions (3 concurrent sessions)

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break Enjoy cookies and coffee while networking.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions (3 concurrent sessions)

4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception (Continental Ballroom – Mezzanine Level)

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and an open bar along with the opportunity to network in a relaxed setting.


Friday, August 17, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration Open (Fourth Floor Foyer)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Hot Breakfast Buffet (Pavillion Ballroom – 4th Floor)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast Keynote Session (Pavillion Ballroom)

Colin Beynon, Vice President and General Manager of DHL at CVG

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions (3 concurrent sessions)

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Keynote Session (Pavillion Ballroom)
(Hot lunch buffet will be provided)

Tyler Jenks, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Solutions Architecture at Very, LLC
Few people understand what it is, but Wall Street, IT organizations and consultants are buzzing about blockchain technology. It has the potential to transform a number of industries, appear in a variety of commercial applications and could disrupt IT in ways not seen since the arrival of the Internet. Get firsthand insight from an industry expert and be prepared to be blown away!

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks – Includes the drawing for fabulous prizes – Apple iPad, $500 Delta gift card, Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker, Jaybird X3 Wireless Headphones and a Bose Soundlink Wiresless Bluetooth Speaker! Must be present to win.