The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation Announces All-Star Speaker Line-Up for New Supply Chain, Innovation & Technology Conference

Mark Your Calendar for June 19-20, 2019 in NYC Where the Brightest Minds in the Industry will Discuss the Reinvention of  Global Supply Chain Networks

(New York, New York – June 3, 2019) The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation is the largest and fastest growing grassroots-driven network of open and multidisciplinary meetup communities focused on supply chain, technology, and innovation. The group is launching its first FREE global summit (#SCIT19) for the most enthusiastic technologists, supply chain professionals, academics, entrepreneurs, and investors of innovations for future-ready global supply chains. The 2-day conference will be held on June 19th and 20th, 2019 at Microsoft’s conference center in New York City.

An exciting lineup of speakers is on board including keynotes from legal expert, Paul McCulloch, a renowned specialist in technology, privacy, and cybersecurity law at the CyberLaw Group; and Rosemarie Truman, CEO & Founder of the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI). CAI, often termed “Shark Tank on Steroids”, identifies breakthrough inventions.

Day One (June 19th) of the Supply Chain, Innovation and Technology Conference (SCIT19) is an invitation-only executive session focused on supply chain innovations. The day features four tracks.


How is the fashion industry adopting customization, personalization, and on-demand manufacturing? How is data being leveraged to provide predictive, personalized digital experiences? How are brands allowing their consumers to co-create? What does luxury on-demand manufacturing look like today; in 5 years?  

Speakers include:

  1. Andrey Golub – Founder & CEO, ELSE Corp
  2. Elisa Rossi – Co-founder, Milaner
  3. Stephanie Benedetto – Founder & CEO, Queen of Raw
  4. Moderator: Emma Cosgrove, Journalist, Supply Chain Dive


What problems can technology solve in land-based supply chain logistics? What’s most promising in the near term? Where do we still have challenges? What can we learn from supply chain innovators around the world?

Speakers include:

  1. Bob O’Donnell – Head of North America E-Commerce Logistics, Maersk
  2. Juliana Nascimento – Optimization Expert, Operations Research, Princeton University & Optimal Dynamics
  3.  Joel Sutherland – Managing Director & Professor of Practice, Supply Chain Management Institute of the University of San Diego
  4. Moderator: Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology at the Journal of Commerce


What problems can technology solve in maritime supply chain logistics? What’s the most promising in the near term? Where do we still have challenges? What’s happening in other parts of the world?

Speakers include:

  1. Erez Agmoni – Regional Head of Supply Chain Warehousing and Distribution,    Americas, Maersk
  2. Kenneth O’Brien – Chief Operating Officer, Gemini Shippers Group
  3. Allen Thomas – Chief Strategy Officer, Advent Intermodal Solutions
  4. Moderator: Timothy Simpson – Maritz Global Events


What lessons have we learned about bringing blockchain and supply chain from the lab into the real world?

Part 1:  Keynote Presentations

  1. Michael Zargham – Founder & CEO, BlockScience
  2.  Tanjila Islam – Founder & CEO, TradeFlo
  3. Patrick Duffy – President, Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Part 2:  Panel Discussion

  1. Joshua Klayman – Inflection Point Blockchain Advisors, Founder & CEO
  2. Rob Bailey – Co-founder & CEO, MState
  3. Alisa DiCaprio – Head of Trade and Supply Chain, r3
  4. Moderator: Blockchain Specialist, Kelly LeValley Hunt, Forbes 2018 Blockchain “Pioneer”, and recipient of Microsoft’s 2018 Women in Blockchain Award for Hyper-growth & Innovation. 

Day Two (June 20th) is open to all and features technology showcases from a select group of top supply chain startups from around the globe. Speakers include leaders from – Setlog (Germany); FreightWaves (USA); Voyage Control (UK); Milaner (Italy/USA); Optimal Dynamics (USA); Fast Applications (Italy/Israel); Locus (India); Queen of Raw (USA), PeerLedger (Canada); ELSE Corp (Italy); Kontainers (UK); and there will be a presentation by the Singapore Economic Development Board focusing on supply chain innovation in Singapore.

Space is limited; register today for your complimentary pass. Press are welcome. Contact Linda Rigano ( to receive your VIP Press Badge.



About The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation

Founded in 2017, The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation is a coalition of open and multidisciplinary grassroots communities focused on technology and innovation in global supply chains across all industries. Each chapter brings together startups, large corporations, small and medium-size businesses, technologists, supply chain professionals, investors, journalists, corporate treasury, regulators, academics, and research and development specialists – for the purpose of helping to navigate the complex, evolving, and changing supply chain landscape. Its founding chapter, The New York Supply Chain Meetup includes over 2,600 members. New chapters are forming in Silicon Valley, California; Charleston, South Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Bangalore, India; Athens Greece; Vancouver, Canada; and Singapore.

Founders, Lisa Morales-Hellebo and Brian Aoaeh also head up REFASHIOND Ventures, a New York City-based, emerging venture capital firm that is being built to invest in early-stage startups creating innovations that are reinventing global supply chain networks.


Contact: Linda Rigano at or 914.815.0396

SOURCE:  Brian Laung Aoaeh