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Supply Chain, Management, and Technology (CONNECT 2019)

May 17, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Cascadia College, Möbius Hall and UW Bothell, Activities & Rec Center
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

CONNECT 2019 is the premier supply chain management and technology conference, in the heart of the Northwest tech hub.

Your ticket includes free parking, light breakfast, catered lunch, essential networking, and new perspectives from industry thought leaders.




Todd Rawlings: Multi-patented Inventor, Digital Transformation Architect, Azure Cloud R&D, PMP

The Future of Sustainability of Supply Chain Technologies from AI and the Cloud to Underwater Datacenters!

Todd is a senior member of the Microsoft Azure Cloud R&D team and has more than 30 years of IT leadership and industry experience. He has worked at Microsoft since 2009 and currently holds four (4) US and International Patents for the Submerged Datacenter, Datacenter Immersed in a Cooling Liquid, Datacenter Power Management System, and other patents and pending patents related to Digitally Transformed DC Operations.

Two prototypes of the Submersible Datacenter have made international news, and his research and efforts to advance Internet of Things (IoT), TV Whitespaces, WIFI, Agricultural Intelligence and Cattle Management has established him as leading expert within Microsoft. He lives with his wife and son in Redmond, WA, USA.

Gerald Jackson: Vice President of Digital Product Managmenet GE Digital, Industrial Optimization Applications

IIOT, AI, and the Transformation of Industrial Supply Chains

Gerald brings disruptive technologies of IIOT, edge-to-cloud computing, and ML/AI together with deep operations, manufacturing, and supply chain experience into a portfolio of digital industrial software products. He has executive responsibility for GE Digital’s operations performance management (OPM) and supply chain management (SCM) product portfolios. 

Prior to joining GE Digital, Gerald spent over 20 years in operations and supply chain transformation roles at GE, Accenture, Microsoft, and Google. His industry expertise includes high tech, consumer goods, government, retail, chemicals, and industrial equipment. His areas of focus in recent years are E2E supply chain optimization, analytics, and Smart Manufacturing.

Gerald is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds a degree in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Gerald is based in Seattle and is an active mentor, speaker, and advisor in the industry.



New Perspectives

A Better Supply Chain 

Climate change is already taking a toll on our businesses. Where do we go from here? Green technologies in freight, sustainability, CSR, accountability, compliance, regulation, and more will be discussed in this essential track.

Technology on the Move

Are driverless trucks a solution to perennial driver shortages? Can marketplaces and dynamic pricing better match supply and demand? What is next in the final mile of delivery? How is technology shaping the international logistics landscape?

Customer at the Center

This track will discuss the customer at the center of E2E supply chain optimization and at the center of last mile strategy.


Cutting Through the Hype

Technology is changing the way we work, but it can be hard to see through the hype. In this track we will discuss analytics, optimization, visibility, traceability, and data security with straight answers and real examples on AI, 5G, IoT, and blockchain.


Building a Global Perspective

Trade tensions, slowing economic growth in China, political instability in Europe...uncertainty may be the one certainty. In this track we will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the international business environment, and how to lead across borders and cultures.

Management Skills for Today

Building bridges across boundaries in business and career development, this track will bring new perspectives on strategic project management, social capital, mentorship, and networking. This track also will include a talk to kick off the Mini-Mentorship Program.

Learn more about the speakers in these 6 tracks and the Mini-Mentorship Program at

Supply Chain, Management, and Technology (Connect 2019).


Essential Networking

At CONNECT 2019 we are bringing together the supply chain, management, and technology communities through an unprecedented partnership.