Join Zebra Technologies’ Global Futurist, Drew Ehlers, to further understand global trends influencing the current supply chain landscape and the emerging use case problems that need to be solved. Discussion will include an in-depth look at the evolving development approaches to solving problems, as well as best practices and use cases for leveraging IoT/IIoT as an enablement layer to create opportunities for IoI (Internet of Intelligence) solutions. Drew will illustrate usage of sensors, on-premises software, hybrid, cloud, microservices, edge computing, computer vision, machine vision, point cloud data, and Machine learning, to name a few, used to solve these problems.
Drew Ehlers currently serves as the Global Futurist and the Global General Manager of SmartPack™, Office of the CTO at Zebra Technologies where he is responsible for overseeing the integrated global SmartPack™ team. Drew is also responsible for producing advanced machine-learning models and algorithms for predictive analytics to solve critical business problems for Zebra and its partners and customers. This includes emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision and blockchain. Drew currently holds contributing board positions on the Global AIM Blockchain Council and the Retail Advisory Council for Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at Northwestern University. Drew has more than 20 years of experience within the B2B technology industry and has held numerous leadership roles. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President at Gallagher Bassett and Vice President of Channel for the North America region at Zebra. Drew holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland College and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.