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April 16, 2020

12:00pm US Eastern (10:00am EDT, 3:00pm UK)

One thing is certain in business that it is full of uncertainties. The biggest uncertainty right now is the coronavirus. How can enterprises plan their operations and supply chain in case of difficulties like coronavirus? Here, integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with simulation can help. This fireside chat discusses how AI-based simulation can help enterprises navigate different supply chain management (SCM) uncertainties, including coronavirus with examples.

Take Away from

The Session

This chat will demystify how AI-based simulation can help in supply chain planning during coronavirus. SCM executives can learn from the experience of both successful simulation examples and simulation ideas in the pipeline. This chat will help SCM executives to plan their operations better and contribute to their organizations’ preparedness during and after coronavirus pandemic.

This Chat

will discuss:

  • AI-based simulation process for SCM
  • A successful example of SCM simulation of CPG industry during corona virus
  • Simulation ideas for coronavirus situation
  • Applicability and examples of SCM simulation in different industries
  • The path for SCM executives to leverage AI-based simulation in their operations


Pareekh Jain

Founder Pareekh Consulting and

Pareekh has 20+ years of experience and has seen the engineering and manufacturing industry from four perspectives: analyst, buyer, advisor, and service provider. Research is his passion which led him to start Pareekh Consulting and

Pareekh’s expertise is in providing actionable insights (based on his experience of both research and running the business) by analyzing market trends. Pareekh is regularly quoted in media on engineering, IT and manufacturing trends. He received his MBA from IIM Bangalore and B.Tech from IIT Delhi.

Sundaresh Shankaran

President, CPG & Manufacturing Vertical and
Product 4.0 at ITC Infotech Limited

Sundaresh has 29+ years of experience in the Manufacturing and Engineering industry. He has developed offerings and solutions for Global customers for the complete value chain of product development, manufacturing and distribution.

Sundaresh’s expertise is in building solutions and offerings in the areas of product design & simulation, Industry 4.0, Product Lifecycle management and Supply Chain modeling and optimization. He leads the Product 4.0 practice at ITC Infotech, providing solutions starting from product ideation to manufacturing to distribution. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from National Institute of Engineering and has completed a Leadership Program at Stanford.