Saturday September 21, 2019

Artificial intelligence and automation top agenda at DELIVER 2019 show

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warehouse robots extensively

More than 1,000 retailers, suppliers and experts from across Europe will discuss how artificial intelligence and automation are changing retail logistics at the DELIVER 2019 show in Portugal next month.

Smart transportation solutions, new technologies for fulfilment, packaging innovations and last-mile deliveries will be among the other big topics at the annual e-logistics event, taking place in Estoril, near Lisbon, on June 5-6.

CEP-Research is a media partner and will be reporting from the invitation-only event, which combines plenary sessions (with speakers from Europe, USA and Asia), presentations, workshops and an exhibition featuring transportation, technology, fulfilment, packaging and other suppliers.

The conference program will open with an overview about how the latest developments in AI are already creating a new paradigm in retail, fulfilment and delivery. Chunhui Zhang, Alibaba Group’s Head of Logistics R&D, will present the vision of the innovative Chinese group for an AI-driven distribution and retail world. Consultants Andre Pharand (Accenture’s Global Managing Director, Post & Parcel), Achim Himmelreich (Global Head of Client Engagement, Capgemini) and Shana Laurie de Hernandez (Partner, EMEA Retail Leader at PwC) will speak on transformations in the logistics and retail sectors.

With an increased intake of technology inside warehouses, innovative organizations are adopting robots to absorb peaks, squeeze picking time, keep costs down and mitigate staff shortage. Innovations in warehouse automation will be addressed by Stewart McGuire (Head of Corporate Development for Britain’s Ocado), Kenneth Cassar (VP Strategy & Insights at Rakuten Intelligence), Akash Gupta (Co-founder & CTO of Indian robotics firm GreyOrange) and James Rebours (Supply Chain Innovation Director at French online retailer CDiscount).

Smart transportation solutions that no longer require any human intervention, such as self-driving trucks, vans and robots, are being introduced around the world. In the Smart Transportation session, Uber will present its journey in automation and its ambitions in the freight industry, Continental will present its pioneering technologies for connected goods mobility, AutoX will explain the robo-delivery technology they are building, and ZhenRobotics will show how their self-driving robots are already changing ways millions of Chinese shop.

The closing plenary session will focus on the new wave of AI-powered cashierless retail stores. France’s Casino Group will share insights already gathered in their stores with no physical checkout, while three disruptive startups from the USA (Inokyo), China (Neolix) and Europe (Storelift) will explain how their cutting-edge technology improves the shopping experience.

In addition to these four plenary sessions, there will be 20 breakout sessions covering a range of technology, transportation, packaging and fulfilment topics. Companies making presentations will include DPDgroup, Asendia, Bringg, Cycleon, DS Smith and XPO Logistics.

“I’m thrilled to welcome for the first time more than 1,000 decision makers from 40 countries in what became already the largest and best attended gathering of the retail operations community in Europe. This 4th edition will provide inspiration and will showcase Log Tech & Retail Tech innovation at its best,” commented Stephane Tomczak, founder of DELIVER.

More information about the event is available here:

SourceDELIVER, CEP-Research

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