Agenda

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Event: Ohio Riverboat Cruise
Enjoy lunch and the opportunity to network as you travel the Ohio River aboard the Queen City Clipper. Preregistration is required for this event, $50 ticket. (Rain or shine, no refunds).

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Reception (Rookwood Room, 4th Floor – Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza) Enjoy Cincinnati food favorites, refreshments along with the opportunity to network in a relaxed setting.

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 Pre-conference Reception for those who won or purchased tickets.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast Keynote Session, Pavillion Ballroom – 4th Floor (Hot Breakfast Buffet)

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.

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

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Keynote Session, Pavillion Ballroom – 4th Floor
(Lunch will be served)

Phil Dammarell, Senior Director of Supply Chain, The Kroger Co.
The retail sector has been permanently disrupted by technology and retailers of all sizes are battling to manage technology’s impact on their business models. Hear from one of the world’s largest retailers, Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. on how it is redefining customers’ grocery shopping experience by bringing online and offline seamlessly together. This is not about paper vs. plastic!

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

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break Enjoy light snacks, refreshments and networking.

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

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Reception in Rookwood Room – 4th Floor

 Enjoy appetizers and refreshments along with the opportunity to network in a relaxed setting.


Friday, August 17, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast Keynote Session, Pavillion Ballroom – 4th Floor
(Hot Breakfast Buffet)

Keynote from DHL

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

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Keynote Session, Pavillion Ballroom – 4th Floor
(Lunch will be served)

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!