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Mon, Nov 04


VCU School of Business (Room B3189)

Insights from a CIO: New tools, automation, and robotics in the supply chain

Join for a fascinating presentation from Magnus Akesson, CIO & VP - GE Power Manufacturing at General Electric -- new tools, automation, and robotics in the supply chain.

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Insights from a CIO: New tools, automation, and robotics in the supply chain
Insights from a CIO: New tools, automation, and robotics in the supply chain

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2019, 6:30 PM

VCU School of Business (Room B3189), 301 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23284, USA

About the event

Third Floor -- Room B3189

Meeting Timeline: 

6:00-6:30pm - Registration, Networking, and Make New Friends

6:30-6:45pm - Get Started on Dinner, Announcements and Introductions

6:45-8:00pm - Magnus Akesson Presentation

8:00-8:15pm - Questions & Answers

About Our Speaker:

Magnus Akesson is a senior, strategic Digital Technology and software delivery leader with domain expertise in supply chain and manufacturing. He is truly passionate about enabling business growth through Digital product management leadership, business and operating model innovation, cross-functional software delivery, and applied data science.

Magnus Akesson leads a global team that covers Digital Factory and Industry 4.0, ERP, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Technical Product Management, Software Engineering, Data Engineering & Architecture, Data Analytics, Lean Manufacturing, Restructuring, and Operations. His trade is creating value for our customers through conceiving and delivering industrial software products that automate supply chain networks and shop floor operations, as well as optimize industrial assets and methods through IoT, machine learning and advanced analytics. He also has a background in the design and delivery of enterprise systems to solve supply chain problems, and to accelerate Lean through Digitization. He has done extensive work on global ERP platforms, logistics solutions, customer interaction channels, and data analytics.

Magnus Akesson's trademark is that of an innovator and problem-solver, leading cross-functional teams to deliver business outcomes through an awesome Digital Experience. I do so through my unique ability to connect operations with IT in a way that drives business process innovation and adoption, not just automation. He is looked upon as a passionate leader, who creates a compelling vision of the future and who builds a delivery-oriented environment in which innovation and empowerment flourish – but which also demands discipline, open feedback, and quality from myself and those around him.  


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