MODEX 2018 Keynote Preview

It’s all speed ahead on MODEX 2018 this April in Atlanta. To start prepping, we’re going to tease some of the educational things that will be happening at MODEX 2018. First? Keynotes:

Juan Perez
Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS
Hear how UPS — a worldwide leader in logistics and one of Georgia’s own – embraces innovation to anticipate tomorrow’s challenges today. Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, will discuss how UPS is involved in, responding to, and preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution enabled by the industrial Internet of Things, ongoing evolution of mobility and smart cities.

The Honorable Governor Nathan Deal
Governor of Georgia
Governor Deal welcomes MODEX attendees to Georgia as he details the states’ significant investments in supply chain and transportation infrastructure for moving goods quickly and efficiently through the southeastern region.


Andrew McAfee
Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy and a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management
Harnessing our Digital Future

How will digital technologies such as robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles impact business moving forward? In this fascinating keynote, Andrew McAfee demonstrates how technology is rewriting the business playbook, and how a great deal of standard business practice is now dangerously out of date.

Best practices are changing rapidly in this time of astonishing technological progress. This fast-paced, lively, and content-rich talk explains why this is, and delivers smart guidance for the next generation of business leaders.

Moderated by:
George W. Prest, CEO, MHI &
Scott Sopher, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Supply Chain Practice
This is your opportunity to be the first to have access to this new report on the supply chain trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains. Scott Sopher, the principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Supply Chain practice will join George W. Prest, CEO of MHI in presenting the findings and moderating a panel of manufacturing and supply chain leaders on the report’s findings. They will be joined by a panel of manufacturing and supply chain professionals to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings.

Mike Rowe
Founder of the mikeroweWORKS
In this talk, Mike Rowe gives an illuminating account of the true nature of skilled labor, and why it’s being devalued by the media, advertising, and even the government. What lessons can we learn about teamwork, determination, efficiency and our definition of success? With conviction, humor and humanity, Mike Rowe reminds us of the enormous but forgotten benefits of hard, honest work and how it affects everything from our national identity to our infrastructure to the economy.


MODEX is the largest manufacturing and supply chain expo held in North America and South America. The event will be held April 9-12, 2018 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

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