Ocado’s technology guru to be morning keynote at SHD Logistics Conference

January 09, 2018 by David Tran
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Ocado’s technology guru to be morning keynote at SHD Logistics Conference

Ocado Head of Robotics and Autonomous Systems Alex Harvey (pictured) has been confirmed as the morning keynote speaker at the upcoming SHD Logistics Conference, held at London’s British Museum on Tuesday 17th April.

Harvey, who has been with the company since 2010, has wide-ranging responsibilities which includes the technology development of Ocado’s proprietary warehousing automation at the world’s largest online only grocery retailer’s technology division, Ocado Technology.

Entitled AI and robotics solutions to transform warehousing operational performance and competitiveness, Harvey’s speaking session at the SHD Logistics Conference seeks to discuss Ocado’s business approach of developing beyond state of the art AI and robotics systems that enable the complex warehousing and logistics operations for these UK based retailers and for the international retailers signed up to the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP), a technology licensing model.



Harvey will discuss many other pertinent themes regarding the company’s technology output in the morning keynote presentation:

- Swarm Behaviour – how Ocado’s new warehouse automation ensure the densest storage and retrieval system
- Pick and pack everything – the journey to create robotic systems to deal with a range of 50,000 items of every size, shape and texture
- Horizon 2020 – Ocado’s role in an EU research and innovation programme to develop solutions that contribute to the objective of disrupting warehousing productivity and make human-robot collaboration a reality
- From experiments to warehouse floor – how Ocado structures its robotics and AI research activities to translate into commercial practice

Harvey will join Amazon UK Regional Director of Operations Jonathan Gal, who will be our afternoon keynote speaker, former Senior Traffic Commissioner Beverley Bell, Pharmacy2U Head of Pharmacy Naila Dad, and Wincanton Optimisation and Transformation Director Marcos Hart.

To be part of next April’s SHD Logistics Conference, see the following booking form where delegates can confirm their spot at our upcoming event at a price of £295 (excluding VAT), with an earlybird rate until 2 March 2018 of £245 (excluding VAT).

About SHD Logistics Conference Spring 2018

Venue: The British Museum

Date: Tuesday 17th April

Time: 9:30AM

Full price: £295 + VAT

Earlybird rate: £245 + VAT (until 2 March 2018)

Repeat delegate rate: £195+VAT

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