The eXplore Conference is going online for 2021!

 

Following the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the eXplore conference, we are delighted to announce that the conference will be back, in an online format, for 2021. The event will also be free of charge. We are happy to be able to welcome more attendees and speakers from all over the world to discuss data driven supply chains.

 


Data Driven Supply Chains

LCL eXplore conference: 9 & 10 March 2021

 

Data and digitalisation are transforming business and societies in general and supply chains in particular. Join researchers and industry experts for two days of engaging talks and presentations about how today’s technology is changing the paradigm.

  • What does supply chain transparency really mean?
  • How can artificial intelligence be implemented in supply chain?
  • What are the limits of AI and shall it be regulated?
  • What does digitalisation mean for your operations and execution of workflows?
  • How can you improve your operations using casual information?

Meet our Speakers

Alexis Bateman, Director, MIT Sustainable Supply Chains
Robert Boute, Professor of Operations Management at Vlerick Business School and KU Leuven
Mario Grotz
Mario Grotz, Director General Industry, New Technologies and Research, Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy
Bram Kranenburg
Bram Kranenburg, Principal Consultant Data Science and Supply Chain Optimization at CQM
Benny Mantin, Director of LCL, University of Luxembourg
Sarah Van der Auweraer, Postdoctoral Researcher, LCL, University of Luxembourg
Manuel Davy, CEO & Founder, Vekia
Manuel Davy, CEO & Founder, Vekia
Maria Jesus Saenz, Director, MIT Digital Supply Chain Transformation
Maria Jesus Saenz, Director, MIT Digital Supply Chain Transformation
Jens Schiefele, Managing Director Boeing Frankfurt, Director Boeing Product Research & Incubation
Jens Schiefele, Managing Director Boeing Frankfurt, Director Boeing Product Research & Incubation
Francesco Ferrero, Lead Partnership Officer - Mobility, Logistics and Smart Cities at Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Francesco Ferrero, Lead Partnership Officer - Mobility, Logistics and Smart Cities at Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

Conference Agenda – Click on the title to view and download the presentations

Tuesday 9 March

14:30 Welcome / Opening
14:40 Digital innovation strategy for the development of a trusted and sustainable data-driven economy, with Mario Grotz
15:00 How “digital operations” is changing the way organisations operate and deliver value?, with Prof. Robert Boute
15:25 Forecasting Driven by Causable Factors, with Dr. Sarah Van der Auweraer
15:45 How can Control Towers increase supply chain resilience? A use-case from Luxembourg’s healthcare sector, with Francesco Ferrero
16:00 LSCM 2020-2021 Cohort Thesis Project Poster Video Presentation
16:05 KEYNOTE: Supply Chain Transparency, with Dr. Alexis Bateman
16:35 Adjourn for the first day with takeaways
16:45 BREAKOUT NETWORKING SESSIONS

 

Wednesday 10 March

14:30 Welcome / Opening
14:35 Human-AI Collective Intelligence in Supply Chains, with Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz
14:45 An application of deep learning in rail maintenance, with Dr. Bram Kranenburg
14:55 The new frontiers of AI for inventory management and planning, with Manuel Davy
15:05 Creating value from AI applications in the aviation industry, with Dr. Jens Schiefele
15:15 Expert Panel Discussion: What value does machine learning bring to supply chain management and logistics? In particular, we want to shed light on whether the benefits of improved pattern recognition and intelligence augmentation offset the cost of data maintenance and model training, which are necessary to sustain these benefits.
16:00 Closing remarks and final takeaways
16:15 BREAKOUT NETWORKING SESSIONS
Would you like to learn more about our past conferences?
2019 eXplore conference summary
2018 eXplore conference summary
2017 eXplore Conference summary

 

Participants are hereby informed that they are likely to appear on photographs taken at the event. These are intended to be published in University of Luxembourg print and/or digital/social media.

Partnering institution

Announcing the 2021 eXplore favourites

A record number of LCL Master thesis projects this year – 11 total, including 1 academic – spanning myriad industry and service sectors (aviation, construction, railway, food, medical supply chain, pharmaceutical logistics, last-mile delivery, software procurement…) are dynamically portrayed via poster presentations in this video.

The votes are in. We are proud to announce the top three eXplore favourite student posters here. Thank you to everyone who participated!