Supply chain 'AI supercluster' welcomes SNC-Lavalin as new member
SNC-Lavalin said it will bring investment...
Canadian contractor SNC-Lavalin has joined the AI-Powered ‘Supply Chain Supercluster’ known as SCALE.AI.
SNC-Lavalin said it will bring investment expertise and specific capabilities to the table, including digital engineering, digital asset management, intelligent mobility, big data and predictive/prescriptive analytics, virtual and augmented realities.
“Our ultimate goal is to contribute to Canadian world leadership in intelligent and sustainable supply chains, enabled by best-in-class applied AI R&D capabilities, said Neil Bruce, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin.
“We will work collaboratively on specific projects of common interest and strong value-add potential for participants in this industry-led innovation ecosystem.
“Our recent acquisitions of Atkins and Data Transfer Solutions means we have enhanced capabilities in this area to bring to this collaboration for Canada."
SNC-Lavalin's participation and engagement in the supercluster will allow the organisation access to partners in Artificial Intelligence, experience further digital integration of finance, design and the physical stages of asset's construction, gain efficiencies in project execution and develop long-term digital skills, benefitting both the organisation and Canada.
Last week, the Government of Canada announced it has selected SCALE.AI as one of five winning industry-led proposals in its Innovation Superclusters Initiative.
Ottawa will support the five superclusters with a total investment of $950mn over five years.
Nearly 120 industrial partners, enabling organisations, and world-class research institutions have joined forces to the consortium under Canadian industry leadership.
“SCALE.AI is a fantastic vehicle to rally firms of all sizes, world-leading academic institutions such as IVADO and the University of Waterloo, and the broader ecosystem around a shared and disruptive strategy,” said Tristan Mallet, principal at The Boston Consulting Group in Montreal and seconded to SCALE.AI as its interim CEO.
New speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live
Two leading executives in supply chain transformation have been confirmed for this year's Procurement & Supply Chain Live event.
Procurement & Supply Chain Live is the perfect opportunity to hear from prominent executives at the world’s leading procurement and supply chain businesses. The event will be streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London via the leading networking platform Brella.
The three-day show, running 28-30 September 2021, is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats.
We take a look at the latest additions to the already amazing lineup of speakers announced so far, and what they will bring to the flagship event.
VP Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education Ltd
Shaun Plunkett has over 30 years of supply chain leadership experience in FMCG, entertainment and media sectors, supporting multi-billion euro businesses including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, Harper Collins and Associated British Foods. He has a track record of successfully delivering transformational change coupled with award winning operating models and developing and coaching global teams. Plunkett says that challenging the status quo is at the heart of what drives him on a daily basis - and encouraging others to continuously push the boundaries.
Read more about Plunkett’s involvement in Macmillan Education’s supply chain transformation HERE
Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle UK and Board Member, CILT at Macmillan Education Ltd
Vikram Singla is digital transformation director at Oracle, UK. He helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organisations. He also serves on the board if CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglian Ruskin University. Singla has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and in global supply chain transformation, including deploying business transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. In his spare time, Singla is a passionate brand ambassador for Cancer Research.
Plunkett and Singla join a growing line-up of speakers, including: Sheri R. Hinish, IBM; Robert Copeland, G4S; Daniel Weise, BCG; Mark Bromley, Mastercard; David Loseby, Rolls Royce; and Ninian Wilson, Vodafone Procurement Company.