2018 Speakers & Panelists

Lora Cecere

Lora Cecere

Founder & CEO of Supply Chain Insights

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.

Laura Bissmeyer

Laura Bissmeyer

Global Director Source to Pay Operations and Program Management at Corning Incorporated

Laura is rocking her current (and third favorite) job ever: Global Director, Source to Pay Operations. In this role, Laura manages Quality, Compliance & Sustainability, Innovation, and Supply Chain Digitalization in Corning’s Global Supply Management organization. This job has blessed Laura with the rare opportunity to express her passion for change from heralding in a Source to Pay transformation, to now leading a journey to Digital Supply Chain Transformation. as well as playing a major role on the Corporate Digital Transformation team at Corning. Also along the way, Laura has been able to drive significant change in Corning’s Global Diversity efforts, serve as an Innovation Master across multiple businesses Her dream job can only be surpassed by her second favorite job, the Peace Corps, where she met her husband and the her single most favorite job, raising their seven amazing kids! Not bad for a sassy young lady from Kentucky.

Mani

Mani

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Michael Miller

Michael Miller

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Peter Gibbons

Peter Gibbons

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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.