Event Details

The rapid emergence and adoption of digital technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and blockchain are creating new opportunities for more cost-efficient supply chain management and greater levels of transparency in the procurement process.

AMCHAM invites you to a breakfast talk on Tuesday, April 16 from 9.15am to 10.30am (registration from 9.00am) at the AMCHAM Executive Office that will focus on how companies can adapt their supply chain organization (and the skillsets of their supply chain professionals) to truly achieve digital transformation and to benefit from emerging digital opportunities.

Who Should Join? General Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Logistics, Procurement, Compliance, Finance Professionals

Our expert speaker is Prof. Dr. Richard Pibernik, a former research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who has taught logistics and supply chain management at leading universities across North America and Europe. He has extensive experience in advising companies on how to incorporate new technologies into their supply chain management, including collaborations with Lufthansa, SAP, and Alcatel-Lucent.

We will also be joined by Mr. Harpeet Singh Mann, CEO and co-founder of Blocklime (blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) enabler) and member of the MDEC Digital Expert Panel.

This event is organized in partnership with the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), which is a joint initiative between the government of Malaysia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MISI is an independent, stand-alone degree granting academic institution in Shah Alam that provides graduate-level programs in supply chain management and logistics.

Tickets start from RM50 - a light breakfast with coffee/tea will be served. Please click below to register today!


9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Arrival and Registration of Guests
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynote Presentation
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Second Presentation (Malaysia-specific)
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Open Q&A and Dialogue
10:25 AM - 10:30 AM
Closing Remarks and Program Ends


  • Dr. Richard Pibernik (Chair of Logistics and Quantitative Methods at Julius-Maxmillans University of Wurzburg (Germany))

    Dr. Richard Pibernik

    Chair of Logistics and Quantitative Methods at Julius-Maxmillans University of Wurzburg (Germany)

    Richard Pibernik received his doctorate degree from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. From 2004 to 2007 he was a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Professor within the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Programme at the Zaragoza Logistics Centre in Spain. From 2007 to 2012 he was a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the EBS Business School in Wiesbaden, and from 2010-2012 Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School. As of 2012 Richard is a chaired Professor of Logistics and Quantitative Methods in Business Administration at the University of Würzburg. At the same time he is an Adjunct Professor at the Zaragoza Logistics Centre, Spain, and a Visiting Professor at the Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation. Both Zaragoza Logistics Center and the Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation are nodes of MIT's Global SCALE Network, an international alliance of leading-edge research and education centers dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics.

    Richard’s research is focused on quantitative methods for supply chain and logistics management. In particular, he works on data-driven approaches to supply chain management that integrate machine learning and traditional optimization models in supply chain management, supply chain information systems, and integrated planning approaches. He currently heads a research group consisting of eight researchers that is dedicated to data-driven approaches in supply chain and operations management, and also works actively in research project addressing healthcare supply chains for developing countries.

    Richard has published his research in numerous renowned international journals such as Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, and has been responsible, as a principal investigator, for many projects that were funded by industry and public funding agencies. He received grants from public funding agencies (EU, German Research Foundation, and the Governments of Germany and Spain), and carried out projects with large corporations (e.g. Lufthansa, Alcatel-Lucent, SAP), consulting firms (e.g. McKinsey), and many SME’s in Germany, Spain, and other countries. He is currently working with many companies in projects focused on data-driven supply chain management, supply chain analytics, and exploitation of big data in supply chain management.

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  • Harpreet Singh Maan (CEO & Co-Founder of Blocklime)

    Harpreet Singh Maan

    CEO & Co-Founder of Blocklime

    Born and raised in Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur, Blocklime CEO
    Harpreet Maan is armed with natural inquisitiveness, becoming a software development graduate and a blockchain developer by the age of 22.

    Harpreet envisions a future where blockchain not only solves real
    life issues but truly established the trust between the technology
    and people. With this vision, he founded Blocklime, a Malaysian
    company cater to distributed ledger technology (DLT) and
    blockchain development. He has also started on thought leadership
    focusing on DLT and blockchain technology and its potential
    applications in fintech, insurtech, and regtech.

    On his blockchain journey, he realizes that the blockchain ecosystem has a lack of blockchain talent especially in SEA region as well as many are still unaware of the blockchain technology. With that, he strongly believes that it is crucial to build talents and increase Blockchain awareness by building blockchain communities and organising blockchain training by Blocklime.

    He envisions that the potential and impact of DLT technologies will
    be great for the betterment of society and acts as an enabler to
    pave access to the adoption of both blockchain and DLT

    Along his journey in Blockchain he gained a position in the ISO
    Committee as a National committee member on ISO standards for
    " Blockchain & Electronic Distributed Ledger Technologies". He is an
    Ambassador for Hedera Hashgraph and Hyperledger. He is also a
    member of MDEC Digital Expert Panel to assist on Blockchain adoption in education & industry.

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Registered as a representative of a member company.

Member Price RM 50
Member Company

Employees of an AMCHAM member company, but not a registered representative.

Standard Price RM 60
AMCHAM Friends - Chambers & Associations

Applicable for members of international chambers and supply chain associations in Malaysia

Standard Price RM 70
Non Member
Standard Price RM 100

For government officials and invited guests of AMCHAM

Standard Price Complimentary



Level 10, Bangunan Faber Imperial Court, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you have any questions please contact Elyna Ngu

Contact Organizer

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