When/Where: 8 a.m. Oct. 21 (Friday), with the breakfast service starting at 7:30 a.m., at the Southwest Airlines’ corporate headquarters at 2702 Love Field Drive in Dallas.
Tickets: Tickets are $99 per individual or $699 for a table of eight and are on sale now through Oct. 17 (Monday). Sponsorship opportunities are available. Register online at http://www.cob.unt.edu/sales/logistics_scholarship_breakfast.php.
Parking: Parking is available in Southwest’s visitor parking lot.
Details: Contact Julie.Willems-Espinoza@unt.edu for information. Media passes are not available.
DENTON (UNT), Texas ― Companies know more about you, the customer, and their operations than ever. But how can data be leveraged to ensure the goods you want to buy are available when and where you need them? Making the most of big data analytics and other growing technologies will be the focus for the University of North Texas Annual Logistics Scholarship Breakfast, hosted by Southwest Airlines.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 21 (Friday), with the breakfast service starting at 7:30 a.m., at the Southwest Airlines’ corporate headquarters at 2702 Love Field Drive in Dallas. Themed “Technology in Logistics,” the event will focus on the power of enabling technologies – such as the Internet of Things, machine learning, the cloud and large scale data analysis – to improve logistics and supply chain planning and execution.
“Business is changing rapidly, and the entire logistics industry is experiencing huge technology migrations,” said Willems-Espinoza. “Firms that develop and embrace this integrative capabilities will increase their visibility, speed and responsiveness.”
She added that guests will leave with “practical, actionable takeaways.”
The event will include a panel discussion, demonstrations and an address from keynote speaker Bernard Goor, vice president of the industry solution group for the retail and consumer goods sectors at Oracle, a multinational company specializing in database management and infrastructure. To his talk, Goor will bring expertise as a retail and information technology guru with two-plus decades of experience that includes executive tenures with PepsiCo, Jones New York, i2Technologies and Agile Software.
The panel discussion will feature Chad Duennes, senior director of supply chain strategy and analytics for J.C. Penney; Mark Whittaker, vice president of global logistics for PepsiCo; and Adeel Najmi, senior vice president of products for One Network Enterprises.
Event tickets are on sale now through Oct. 17 (Monday), and are $99 per individual or $699 for a table of eight. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds will benefit student scholarships and travel expenses for student case competitions for UNT’s logistics program. Register online at http://www.cob.unt.edu/sales/logistics_scholarship_breakfast.php. Email Julie.Willems-Espinoza@unt.edu for information.