The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) End-to-End (E2E) Value Chain initiative hosted the first SpringBoard event of 2020 on 15-16 January in New York City. Kindly sponsored by SAP and Sapphire Ventures, the event gathered industry experts from across the globe around the theme of Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

The two-day collaborative workshop saw thought leaders sharing their insights on topics such as data driving collaboration in the consumer goods industry, how AI and ML can change the future of consumer industries, linear optimisation for managing spot area capacities, satisfying market demand in global supply chains, and more.

In addition, participants got to hear from the innovative change-makers making up Sapphire Ventures’ companies of consequence (Adverity, Catchpoint and OpsRamp) showcased their cutting-edge ideas that benefit the industry and shape its future.

Furthermore, the ample opportunities to network with fellow industry peers allowed for the SpringBoard participants to make new connections and strengthen existing ones. The event proved to be a success in capturing the essence of E2E SpringBoards – that is, providing hands-on experience of new technologies and making them interesting and tangible.

The CGF thanks SAP and Sapphire Ventures for their support in putting together the event and looks forward to further collaboration going forward.

Find out more about E2E SpringBoards.