Keynote Speakers

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Lora Cecere is the founder of the research firm Supply Chain Insights. She is the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman read by 15,000 readers. She also writes for Forbes and is a Linkedin INfluencer.

Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. She has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Lora is also working on her DBA at Temple University in Research Methods.

2018 Speakers & Panelists

Sandeep Dadlani

Sandeep Dadlani

Chief Digital Officer at Mars, Incorporated

Sandeep Dadlani joined Mars, Incorporated as the Enterprise Chief Digital Officer in September, 2017, and has responsibility for working with Mars' global business segments to drive its digital transformation agenda, while delivering effectiveness and efficiency to existing technology platforms. Sandeep will bring the power of design thinking, new data analytics capabilities and automation to accelerate digitization at Mars.
Sandeep has more than 20 years of experience in operations, consulting, business development and product management. He has been actively involved in helping organizations in the retail, CPG and logistics sectors become more competitive by embracing new emerging trends across digital consumers and emerging markets.

Nick Lynch

Nick Lynch

Global Planning Excellence Manager at Shell Lubricants

Nick’s supply chain career covers global and operational roles in leading FMCG, Pharmaceutical and Downstream Oil and Gas.
He has driven a major change agenda into the Shell Lubricants supply chain over the last 11 years bringing Organisation Redesign, Demand Sensing, Advanced Scheduling, Integrated Business Planning and now Demand Driven planning.
Nick believes that simply working harder at the same things is not enough to prepare leading supply chains for tomorrow’s challenges.

Bharath Sundararaman

Bharath Sundararaman

Technology Partner & Advisor, Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS) Digital, Merck KGaA

Bharath partners with senior supply chain and manufacturing executives across Merck KGaA in identifying opportunities to drive best in class performance through advanced analytics, data mining, rich visualizations and new technologies. He is currently responsible for the digital transformation of the global manufacturing and supply chain function of the Biopharma business of Merck KGaA.

Mourad Tamoud

Mourad Tamoud

Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations at Schneider Electric

Mourad Tamoud was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of the Global Supply Chain Operations for Schneider Electric in June 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the Operations, Transformation, Logistics and Network Design, and facilitation of the overall supply chain community including business supply chain leadership. In his role, Mourad drives the supply chain strategic agenda for the organization where significant investments have yielded positive returns for the Schneider group. He is passionate about the customer and believes strongly in keeping customers’ needs first and foremost in the mindset of the Supply Chain, as it evolves into the supply chain of the future, to serve as a growth engine to keep Schneider competitive.