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Have you attended UKISUG Connect, the largest annual gathering of SAP professionals, experts, partners and users in the UK & Ireland? Spread over three days, UKISUG Connect is the ‘go-to’ annual conference for all SAP users and includes multiple opportunities to learn from SAP experts, network with like-minded peers and collaborate together to help influence SAP. Taking place 1st-3rd December 2019 at The ICC, Birmingham. Take a look at the agenda to find more information about the workshops, keynotes, educational sessions and networking opportunities.

This year, we have 14 streams covering the entirety of the SAP landscape. We have Strategic SAP Advisor, Sean Culey delivering a session on Creating Disruptive Advantage - Thriving in the Sixth Wave: The Need for a Copernican Business Revolution.

The Session

In this visually rich presentation based on the content of his new book ‘Transition Point’, Sean discusses the transition from the Age of Industry to the Age of Intelligent Automation, and how a new, sixth wave of disruptive technologies is fundamentally changing nearly every aspect of the end-to-end Supply Chain, including the relationship between customer and company. He will present a glimpse into the very near future where a ‘triple whammy’ of automation will result in a self-driving Value Chain that is fully automated, personalised, local and transparent. Using videos and innovative presentation tools he will outline the nature of the changes, from demand capture to manufacture and fulfilment, and define the impact this may have on businesses, jobs and economies worldwide. Finally, he will discuss how companies need to react to these changes, through changes in their mindsets and methods as much as in their machines, in order to be successful moving forwards.

Delegates will learn:

• How recent technological developments in 3D printing, robotics and AI are initiating a new industrial revolution that will disrupt every part of the global Supply Chain

• Why the disruption to date is only the beginning of the transition, and that more disruption is yet to come

• Why a convergence of these disruptive technologies will mean the end of the mass produced, human-driven supply chain

• How companies need to adapt to these changes in order to survive

• The affect this paradigm shift will have on the very nature of work, the challenges this will create and how some business and even societies will struggle to survive in this new world

Who is Sean Culey?

Sean is the author of 'Transition Point: From Steam to the Singularity', an in-depth examination of the causes of technological disruption and how the current wave of technological change will completely disrupt our business models, economy and society at large. Sean is also the author of numerous articles published in magazines such as Forbes and The European Business Review.

He has 25 years of experience in business transformation, including 10 years at Cadbury Schweppes as the Global Design Authority on what was the world’s largest SAP implementation, 6 years as CEO of a SAP focused boutique business consultancy and VP of Marketing for a supply chain analytics software company.

Sean is also a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT), and an Transformation Advisor for the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM). He is also the UK’s only certified SCOR Master Instructor and a futurist for IBM Watson Supply Chain.

Sound like something you'd be interested in?

Book now via the UKISUG Connect website. Hurry, the early bird rate is ending 30th September!