Keynote Speakers

Lora Cecere

Lora Cecere

Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO, continues to help supply chain professionals with thought-leading supply chain research. She has 35 years of diverse supply chain experience. This includes twelve years as an industry analyst, fifteen years building supply chain software and twelve years managing operations teams within manufacturing.

Supply Chains to Admire - 2015
Lora will share insights on four years of research on the Supply Chains to Admire Methodology. Join this session to understand which companies are driving the greatest improvement in supply chain performance and improvement.

Pankaj Ghemawat

Pankaj Ghemawat

Pankaj Ghemawat is Professor of Global Management and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management at the Stern School of Business at New York University, and the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School. Between 1983 and 2008 he was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School where, in 1991, he became the youngest person in the school’s history to be appointed a full professor.

World 3.0 – The Evolution of the Global Multinational
Where are we on the evolution of the global multinational organization? How does it shape and define future strategy? Join Professor Ghemawat as he shares his insights on the evolution of connectedness and global trade.

Richard Florida

Richard Florida

The Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Global Research Professor at New York University, and the founder of the Creative Class Group, which works closely with governments and companies worldwide, Richard Florida is perhaps the world’s leading urbanist.

Race for Supply Chain 2020: Reaching the New Consumer
Richard Florida, author of best selling books, Rise of the Creative Class, Who’s Your City and the Great Reset, speaks on the changing demographics of the world, and the impact on demand patterns.

Speakers and Panelists

Jake Barr

Jake Barr

CEO of BlueWorld Supply Chain Consulting

Following a 33-year career with P&G, Jake is the CEO of BlueWorld Supply Chain Consulting, providing support to a cross section of Fortune 500 companies, while also engaged in public health sector work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. At P&G, he supported the design and delivery of an E2E (End to End) Planning Transformation. He is recognized as one of the architects for P&G’s demand driven supply chain strategy. He currently serves as a Research Associate for MIT; a member of Supply Chain 2020 Industry Advisory Council; Member of Gartner’s Supply Chain Think Tank; and a recipient of the 2015 Supply Chain “Pro’s to Know” Award.

Andrew Byer

Andrew Byer

Associate Director – Global Supply Network Operations at Procter & Gamble

Andrew spent 30 years at P&G primarily in Logistics/Supply Network Operations, 13 years in the Hair Care business, and 12 years in Asia. Andrew relocated to Cincinnati as Supply Network Operations leader for the North America Hair Care business with responsibility for service levels, inventory, capacity planning, integrated business planning and innovation delivery. He is also cross-functional Innovation leader orchestrating the portfolio with R&D, Marketing, Finance, Customer Business Development and the Consumer. Andrew will be a panelist discussing the supply chain planning benchmarking results.

Cheryl Campbell

Cheryl Campbell

Managing Director of the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation

Cheryl Campbell left the non-profit sector in Canada to join Eileen Fisher in 2004. As the Managing Director of the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation she helped launch GREEN EILEEN, a recycled clothing initiative. She now works as the Senior Advisor to GREEN EILEEN and continues as a connecting partner to the EILEEN FISHER Social Consciousness team, where she co-leads the Women’s Business Grant program. GREEN EILEEN is a take-back program, which has collected over 400,000 gently worn EILEEN FISHER garments since 2008.

Yone Dewberry

Yone Dewberry

Vice President of Planning, Logistics, Analytics and Strategic Initiatives for Land O’Lakes, Inc.

In this role, he has responsibility for distribution, inventory, production planning, Supply Chain strategy and Supply Chain Talent Management. Prior to this role, Yone was the Director of Planning for the Dairy Foods division of Land O’Lakes, Inc. Before joining Land O’Lakes, Yone spent 12 year traveling extensively throughout the world as a Supply Chain consultant working in the food, chemical and agriculture industries. Prior to that, he worked for Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Chemical companies for 15 years.

John Dulchinos

John Dulchinos

Vice President, Global Automation for Jabil, Inc

At Jabil, Inc, the world’s 3rd largest contract manufacturer, John is responsible for directing their global automation business. Prior to Jabil, he served as President & Chief Executive Officer at Adept Technology, Inc. where he also served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President of Robotics. His prior experience includes many years of experience in robotics. John will be speaking on “The Robot Factory Future” and the future of manufacturing for Jabil.

David Hale

David Hale

CEO of Gigwalk

David brings over 20 years of enterprise software experience to his role as Gigwalk’s CEO. Before Gigwalk, David worked for a variety of technology companies in senior roles including E2open, SCM Microsystems (now Identiv), and Solectron (now Flextronics) in various management positions, as the company grew from $250 million to $2 billion. David began his career as a consultant at Bain and Company. David holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and MA and MBA degrees from Stanford University. He will be speaking on how to empower the crowd to drive supply chain results.

Sharon Hall

Sharon Hall

Director of Intel Resale Corporation & Director of Equipment Planning & Procurement

Sharon Hall is Director of Intel Resale Corporation as well as Director of Equipment Planning & Procurement for Intel. She is responsible for optimizing Intel’s capital across the equipment lifecycle; managing and executing the supply chain business processes to enable procuring >$10+B capital/year and managing >$45B of assets for Intel’s Technology Development and global factory network, as well as >$6B of capital reuse; Sharon has worked at Intel for 18+ years in a variety of supply chain roles. She will be speaking on building supply chain talent.

Maeve Magner MBA

Maeve Magner MBA

Supply Chain Expert - Independent Advisor

With over 29 years’ experience, Maeve has accumulated a wealth of international experience, in both public and private sectors. She has worked across different Supply Chain functional areas for multi-national organizations including Dell, Tippingpoint and Capgemini and in the development space for CHAI. More recently Maeve was the CEO for the largest privately owned 3PL in Africa (RTT TransAfrica now Imperial Health Sciences) before returning to a role as an independent advisor working with global donors advocating for and designing interventions for better supply chain management in developing countries and the inclusion of the private sector in solving the supply chain challenges.

Kevin Pruitt

Kevin Pruitt

Director, Supply Chain Execution & Global Logistics at Eastman Chemical Company

His current organization is responsible for developing and supply chain strategies for three of Eastman’s businesses as well as managing the corporate global logistics operations, logistics procurement, logistics compliance and customer trade for Eastman’s businesses. His responsibilities also include North America customer service and a global center of excellence organization which is responsible for corporate supply chain and logistics innovation, systems, integrations and process support. Kevin has more than 35 years’ experience in a variety of supply chain and logistics roles and has held leadership positions in all four regions of the world for Eastman. Prior to this assignment, Kevin was Director, Global Supply Chain Strategy and North America Execution for Eastman supporting multiple Eastman businesses. Kevin has a wife and 24 year old son and is based at the Eastman Chemical corporate headquarters in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Carol Ptak

Carol Ptak

Partner with the Demand Driven Institute

Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute, and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Previously, she was vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at PeopleSoft where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). Ms. Ptak is also a past president of APICS and has authored several books on MRP, ERP, Lean and Theory of Constraints (TOC).

Kehat Shahar

Kehat Shahar

Vice President – Supply Chain Planning at SanDisk

Kehat Shahar leads the Supply and Demand planning function within SanDisk Worldwide Operations where he is responsible for global production planning, capacity planning and customer collaboration to meet customer requirements for the entire company. He also manages revenue-planning guidance for Operations and the SanDisk Business Units.
Kehat joined SanDisk in late 2006 and in total has more than 10 years of service in both WW Operations roles as well as Sales and Marketing roles.
Prior to SanDisk, Kehat has served in the Israeli Navy as an officer in the Financial Planning Department and in the SAP ERP IT department.
Kehat has a bachelor's of science degree in industrial engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Andrea A. Turner

Andrea A. Turner

VP North American Logistics and Customer Service

As the VP of North American Logistics and Customer Service, Andrea Turner’s responsibilities are to effectively partner with USRO leadership to ensure supply and service. To enable a seamless Supply Chain, She and her Team of 500 work with General Mills production facilities, a network of 170+ external production facilities, and numerous key suppliers. Key accountabilities for Andrea include Transportation, Warehousing, Supply Planning and Inventory control.

Andrea joined General Mills in January, 2008 as Director of Contract Manufacturing Logistics, before transiting to Channel Operations assignments starting in September, 2008. Prior to joining General Mills, Andrea’s spent 19 years in various Supply Chain roles at Merck & Co Inc., a leading Pharmaceutical and Vaccine company.

Anthony Volpe

Anthony Volpe

Executive Director of Big Data & Chief Corporate Analytic Officer at Lenovo

Anthony Volpe joined Lenovo in 2013 as the Executive Director of Big Data & Chief Corporate Analytic Officer. He is responsible for building strategy and driving initiatives to advance the world’s largest PC manufacturer as a leading consumer brand. Under his leadership, Lenovo and its customers have recognized significant gains from analytics in a wide range of areas, including product development, quality, pricing, marketing, customer engagement and supply chain. Volpe came to Lenovo after a successful tenure with SAS Institute where he was Director for Analytics Advancement within the Retail and Manufacturing Business Unit. He has also spent time in analytics with Ford Motor Company. Volpe received his B.S. in Mathematics from Duke University, and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard.

Excellent event well worth attending. The size allows great networking opportunities, however key differentiator resides in the huge experience and network of Lora Cecere: she is able to create a unique agenda by connecting the dots between many industries and leaders in a way one does not see with other traditional events. You will come back to work with new perspectives and insights.

Philippe Lambotte – SVP Global Planning & Logistics at Mattel

Insight – there is a common gene sequence amongst us SCM professionals. This group clicked in an amazing way. I had not met any of these people, however I felt like I knew them. I felt a surprising level of comfort and kinship that I did not expect.

Kevin McPherson - Vice President of Strategic Solutions at Owens & Minor