Digital Transformers

Supply Chain Now

At a pace faster than any Hollywood movie, digitalization has taken the supply chain world by storm. But do you have what it takes to become a real-life digital transformer? This livestream series connects you with the information you need on the immediate value of digitalization. And who better to guide you than host Kevin L Jackson, who has been recognized as a “Top 5G Influencer” (Onalytica 2019, Radar 2020) and a “Top 50 Global Digital Transformation Thought Leader” (Thinkers 360 2019)? Join Kevin as he highlights the companies and executives leading global industries into the digital future. read less
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Bringing Blockchain Education into the Mainstream
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Bringing Blockchain Education into the Mainstream
From product verification and quality management to smart contracts and financial clarity, blockchain is a technology solving a variety of data-centric issues.In this episode of Digital Transformers, our host Kevin L. Jackson presents Digital Asset Innovators – a series from the National DigiFoundry that aims to highlight those individuals and organizations that are innovating across the digital asset ecosystem.Joining for this episode are Bryant D. Nielson and Ryan Williams – two experts at the very heart of blockchain progress. Discussions kick off with the inherent association of blockchain with Bitcoin in the public eye, despite cryptocurrencies being just one single application among many. “It's impressive. It is impactful. But it's not the whole forest. Blockchain is the forest,” Nielson explains.The guest speakers then turn their attention to the need to bring blockchain into the educational mainstream, providing students with knowledge to code smart contracts and develop tangible, in-demand skillsets. Further, Nielson and Williams also highlight the potential opportunity to tokenize and gamify learning, leveraging shortening attention spans and the societal drive towards digital dopamine hits for educational purposes.With the spotlight on blockchain-based learning growing, both interviewees also outline the importance of standardizing qualifications and certifications. Here, The Blockchain Academy is leading the charge, working with the American National Standards Institute to develop assessments that accurately align qualifications with knowledge bases.From exploring the future potential of tokenized assets to identifying how NFTs can transform the protection of key data such as health records or birth certificates, tune in for insight into the full potential of blockchain technologies.Additional Links and Information:Learn more about Digital Transformers: https://supplychainnow.com/program/digital-transformers/Subscribe to Digital Transformers and other Supply Chain Now Programs: https://digital-transformers.captivate.fm/listenThis episode was hosted by Kevin L. Jackson. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/bringing-blockchain-education-mainstream-dt79
The Buzz, Digital Transformers Edition, for April 12th: Mainframes turn 60 and AI Crashes the Party
Apr 12 2024
The Buzz, Digital Transformers Edition, for April 12th: Mainframes turn 60 and AI Crashes the Party
The Buzz is Supply Chain Now’s regular Monday livestream, held at 12 noon ET each week. This show focuses on some of the leading stories from global supply chain and global business, always with special guests – the most important of which is the live audience!In this week's Digital Transformers edition of The Buzz, hosts Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson welcome special guest Anton Karnaukhov, Co-founder, VP of Application Delivery with XpertMinds, to the show. Together they discuss:What generative AI means for supply chain workAs mainframes turn 60, how skill gaps threaten the enterprise workforceHow AI is disrupting the supply chain industryAnton's expert perspective on the implementation of new technologies in supply chainAnd so much more!Additional Links & Resources:Learn more about XpertMinds: https://xpertminds.net/Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.comLearn more about National Supply Chain Day: https://supplychainnow.com/nscdWEBINAR- Building an Antifragile Supply Chain: Dr. Schär’s Climb to Inventory Excellence: https://bit.ly/3Pc7wanWEBINAR- Profitable Manufacturing Unveiled: Crafting a Winning S&OP Strategy: https://bit.ly/43zlZ6dWEBINAR- From Data to Delivery: Transforming Logistics for Maximum Efficiency: https://bit.ly/3PODrOpThis episode is hosted by Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/buzz-digital-transformers-mainframes-AI-1260
The Buzz- Digital Transformers Edition
Mar 15 2024
The Buzz- Digital Transformers Edition
Join us today for the Digital Transformers edition of The Buzz, Supply Chain Now’s regular Monday livestream! Held at 12 noon ET each week, The Buzz focuses on some of the leading stories from global business and global supply chain, always featuring special guests – the most important of which is the live audience!In this week's episode of The Buzz, hosts Scott Luton, Kevin L. Jackson, and Mary Kate Love discussed a variety of news stories and topics including:The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in supply chainsThe importance of digital transformation in business to business (B2B) companiesThe reduction of veteran homelessnessListen in as the hosts highlight the benefits of AI in improving global visibility, reporting, and forecasting accuracy in supply chains, the need for B2B companies to adapt to digital transformation to enhance customer retention and satisfaction, and the significance of the decrease in veteran homelessness, attributing the success to collaboration among local, state, and national entities, and the simple approach of prioritizing stable housing.Additional Links & Resources:Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.comWEBINAR- Navigating Logistics Disruptions with Advanced Technology and Automated Collaboration: https://bit.ly/42KfZazWEBINAR- Exploring Rebate Strategies in Supply Chain Partnerships: https://bit.ly/48KmfAvWEBINAR- Building an Antifragile Supply Chain: Dr. Schär’s Climb to Inventory Excellence: https://bit.ly/3Pc7wanThis episode was hosted by Scott Luton, Kevin L. Jackson, and Mary Kate Love. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/buzz-digital-transformers-1248
The Buzz Digital Transformers Edition: Bits, Bots, and Barcodes
Nov 17 2023
The Buzz Digital Transformers Edition: Bits, Bots, and Barcodes
The Supply Chain Buzz is Supply Chain Now’s regular Monday livestream, held at 12 noon ET each week. This show focuses on some of the leading stories from global supply chain and global business, always with special guests – the most important of which is the live audience!In this monthly Digital Transformers edition of the Buzz, Scott Luton and co-host Kevin L. Jackson share and discuss some of the top news in digital transformation, technology, and cybersecurity. Listen and learn as Scott and Kevin discuss:Some of the lessons learned in the digital transformation of supply chain in manufacturingThe rise of compressed digital transformations and how cloud technology empowers organizations to navigate these changes effectivelyThe Australian port operator that's back online after a cyber incident How to navigate digital transformation from manual to automatedAnd much more!Additional Links & Resources:Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.comCheck out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3emdLcKSubscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribeJoin the NOW Community: http://bit.ly/41kpUSO2023 Q3 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://bit.ly/3VuwnIkThis episode is hosted by Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/buzz-digital-transformers-edition-bits-bots-barcodes-1197
The Impact of AI in Manufacturing: Unleashing the Potential for Innovation and Growth
Sep 18 2023
The Impact of AI in Manufacturing: Unleashing the Potential for Innovation and Growth
The advance of human capabilities has been led by people who were able to imagine things that were not possible and then muster the willpower to build them. That requires a combination of seeing the world a bit differently and being willing to take risks and push the limits to create something new.Eric Adolphe, CEO of Forward Edge-AI, Inc., is a technology-savvy executive with over thirty years of success building high-growth firms focused on mission impact, revenue, and margin attainment, primarily in the national security sector. But he isn’t interested in technology for technology’s own sake. Instead, he believes that it has the potential to generate enormous benefits for all of humanity.In this episode, Eric joins co-hosts Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson to talk about his passion for innovation and willingness to go where no man has gone before:- Eric’s opportunities to work first with NASA and now with the United States Space Force- Why innovators must dedicate themselves to building responsible and more inclusive AI capabilities than we have today- How AI is acting as an accelerant in manufacturing, making it possible to bring designs to market faster than ever beforeAdditional Links & Resources:Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.comCheck out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3emdLcKSubscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribeJoin the NOW Community: http://bit.ly/41kpUSO2023 Q2 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://bit.ly/3VuwnIkWEBINAR- Unlocking the Power of Diversification in Last Mile Delivery: A Game-Changing Webinar for Logistics Professionals: https://bit.ly/445N2F2WEBINAR- 3 Proven Strategies to Level-Up Your Business with Walmart: https://bit.ly/3DUpVT5WEBINAR- A Match Made in Heaven - Your ERP and Inventory Planning Software: https://bit.ly/3sP3TyLWEBINAR- Five Steps to Getting Proactive with Digitization and Supply Chain Data: https://bit.ly/3LejfTQThis episode is hosted by Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/nothing-impossible-forward-edge-1171
The Supply Chain Buzz for September 11th: Digital Transformers Edition
Sep 15 2023
The Supply Chain Buzz for September 11th: Digital Transformers Edition
The Supply Chain Buzz is Supply Chain Now’s regular Monday livestream, held at 12n ET each week. This show focuses on some of the leading stories from global supply chain and global business, always with special guests – the most important of which is the live audience!This week’s edition of The Buzz was a Digital Transformers edition. It featured hosts Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson as well as special guest Theodora Lau, Founder of Unconventional Ventures. Her monthly column on FinTech Futures explores the intersection of financial services, tech, and humanity, and she has been featured on BBC News, Finovate, American Banker, and Journal of Digital Banking.In this livestream, created in collaboration with a live Supply Chain Now audience, Scott, Kevin, and Theodora discussed:• Their personal experiences and memories from September 11th 2001 as well as the lasting impact that day has had on the country and their lives• How AI is being put to work in the supply chain to assist with demand forecasting and inspecting for quality issues• The risk that a mismatch between a technology initiatives and the business goals it aims to achieve presents to digital transformation efforts• The top three trends that Theodora sees shaping the industry todayAdditional Links & Resources:Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.comCheck out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3emdLcKSubscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribeJoin the NOW Community: http://bit.ly/41kpUSO2023 Q2 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://bit.ly/3VuwnIkWEBINAR- Unlocking the Power of Diversification in Last Mile Delivery: A Game-Changing Webinar for Logistics Professionals: https://bit.ly/445N2F2WEBINAR- 3 Proven Strategies to Level-Up Your Business with Walmart: https://bit.ly/3DUpVT5WEBINAR- A Match Made in Heaven - Your ERP and Inventory Planning Software: https://bit.ly/3sP3TyLWEBINAR- Five Steps to Getting Proactive with Digitization and Supply Chain Data: https://bit.ly/3LejfTQThis episode is hosted by Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-buzz-digital-transformers-1170
The Supply Chain Buzz Digital Transformers Edition
Aug 18 2023
The Supply Chain Buzz Digital Transformers Edition
The Supply Chain Buzz is Supply Chain Now’s regular Monday livestream, held at 12n ET each week. This show focuses on some of the leading stories from global supply chain and global business, always with special guests – the most important of which is the live audience!This week’s edition of The Buzz was a Digital Transformers edition, and it featured hosts Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson. In addition to discussing recent news stories, Scott and Kevin shared their favorite business books, including “Chip War” by Chris Miller and “Quitless: The Power of Persistence in Business and Life,” an anthology of insights from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world - including Kevin L. Jackson!In this livestream, created in collaboration with a live Supply Chain Now audience, Scott and Kevin discussed:• Why business leaders in the food industry are leaning on digital transformation to enable them to increase accountability, traceability, and visibility in the supply chain• How supply chain managers are investing in digital transformation to help them reduce risk• Why it is important to give as much thought to the information in a company's value chain as the physical goods in its material supply chainAdditional Links & Resources:Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.comCheck out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3emdLcKSubscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribeJoin the NOW Community: http://bit.ly/41kpUSO2023 Q2 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://bit.ly/3VuwnIkWEBINAR- Unlocking the Power of Diversification in Last Mile Delivery: A Game-Changing Webinar for Logistics Professionals: https://bit.ly/445N2F2WEBINAR- 3 Proven Strategies to Level-Up Your Business with Walmart: https://bit.ly/3DUpVT5This episode is hosted by Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-buzz-digital-transformers-edition-1158
The Supply Chain Buzz for July 10th: Digital Transformers Edition
Jul 14 2023
The Supply Chain Buzz for July 10th: Digital Transformers Edition
The Supply Chain Buzz is Supply Chain Now’s regular Monday livestream, held at 12n ET each week. This show focuses on some of the leading stories from global supply chain and global business, always with special guests – the most important of which is the live audience!This week’s edition of The Buzz was a Digital Transformers edition, and it featured hosts Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson. They opened the conversation – and kicked off the second half of 2023 – by talking about the most recent edition of ‘With That Said,’ the Supply Chain Now LinkedIn newsletter, 22,000 subscribers strong.In this livestream, created in collaboration with a live Supply Chain Now audience, Scott and Kevin discussed:• The latest developments in the ongoing contract negotiation between UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters• China’s recent decision to restrict exports of gallium and germanium, minerals that are used in products like semiconductors, solar panels, and missile systems• The current state of digital supply chain transformation and adoption• The important role that digital transformation can play in the employee experienceAdditional Links & Resources:Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.comCheck out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3emdLcKSubscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribeJoin the NOW Community: http://bit.ly/41kpUSO2023 Q1 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://bit.ly/3VuwnIkWEBINAR- “Decoding Digital Transformation” – Charting a path forward: https://bit.ly/3VvVc6VWEBINAR- 5 Ways the Right TMS & ERP Integrations Streamline & Simplify Shipping: https://bit.ly/3CjWWYaWEBINAR- Unbreakable: Unlocking Resilience in the Face of Disruptions: https://bit.ly/42VHGM3WEBINAR- Better Demand Planning with Supply Chain Visibility: https://bit.ly/3NpgQpGThis episode is hosted by Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-buzz-digital-transformers-1143