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Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management

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Charlotte Anabelle de Brabandt, 30 under 30 Megawatt Winner | Johnson & Johnson

Charlotte Anabelle de Brabandt, 30 under 30 Megawatt Winner | Johnson & Johnson

Charlotte de Brabandt is a Technology and Negotiation Keynote Speaker & Host with ample global industry experience in the field of automotive, timepieces, technology, pharma, consumer goods and medical devices. She has been known for hosting the TEDx Lugano event on professions of the future last year. She specializes on digital technologies, automation and AI. Furthermore she recently became famous for winning the ISM 2018, Rising Supply Chain Star Megawatt award.

www.charlottedebrabandt.com

Gabriel Linhas | Anglo American

Gabriel Linhas | Anglo American

Gabriel is a professional with over ten years of experience in Supply Chain, and has led diverse projects and been involved in areas across the value chain. In 2017, the Global Supply Chain department started to develop the Digital Transformation strategy of all Business Unities within the Anglo American Group. Gabriel was appointed the group manager of this project, and developed the Blueprint for digital success.

Before working for Anglo American, he was responsible for conducting the integration of supply chain departments of Iron Ore Brazil and Nickel business and has worked extensively in strategic procurement, supplier and material data, process & systems, and supplier relationship management.

Nicolas Vandeput | SupChains - Bridgestone Tyres Project

Nicolas Vandeput | SupChains - Bridgestone Tyres Project

Nicolas is a Supply Chain Data Scientist specialized in Demand Forecasting & Inventory Optimization. He always enjoys discussing new quantitative models and how to apply them to business reality. Passionate about education, Nicolas is both an avid learner and enjoys teaching at universities: he teaches forecast & inventory optimization to master students since 2014. He founded SupChains in 2016 and co-founded SKU Science - a smart online platform for supply chain management - in 2018.

Leonardo Marins | British American Tobacco

Leonardo Marins | British American Tobacco

Leonardo is leading digital transformation programmes in BAT (British American Tobacco), by combining his Logistics and Supply Chain expertise and experience with an IT and Project Management background.

Passionate about technology and innovation, Leonardo is in constant search of disruptive and innovative ways of working to drive optimization in supply chain, logistics and trade market.

He is a Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni, executive education, LEAD for Corporate Innovation. A Brazilian national living in London, he is married with two daughters and a dog and recently pedalled from London to Paris in 4 days this year (2018) for charity.

Patrick Strauss | Cranfield University

Patrick Strauss | Cranfield University

Patrick is a lecturer at Cranfield Universityfor Transparent and Digital Supply Chain(RFID, IoT, Blockchain & Supply Chain Visibility). With 20+ years of technical,commercial and consulting experience inemerging technologies and digital supplychain, he has held senior positions at British Telecom and IBM.

His specialities lie in Asset Management; Barcode/RFID/RTLS; Internet of Things; Blockchain; SaaS/Cloud-based solutions. Patrick has worked to deliver innovative solutions to global clients across industries such as retail, consumer packaged goods, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, supply chain and others. He is regular speaking at various industry events.

'' I turn technological innovations into growthopportunities for companies ''

                                                                   - Patrick Strauss

Essam El-Okda | Unilever

Essam El-Okda | Unilever

Essam is a Digital Supply Chain professional with rounded experience, honed strategic and technical skills and capabilities acquired and constantly updated through last 18 years across different business functions. Essam's work has seen him across; Supply chain, Procurement and R&D departments as well as taking on solid digital supply chain transformation experience in Logistics, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Project Management and Supply Planning.

He has handled different senior management roles and transformational projects on local, regional and global levels across different regions in Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Essam's educational background:

  • BSc Industrial Engineering
  • GP: Neural networks - Industrial Applications -1999
Christophe Suizdak | GE Healthcare

Christophe Suizdak | GE Healthcare

Christophe is part of Global Supply Chain Operational Excellence at GE Healthcare. He has over 10 years experiences in medical devices production and for over the last 8 years has been working in cell culture and therapy.

His expertise is split into three areas; manufacturing, operations management and strategy definition as well as lead M&A and the integration of cell therapy companies in the group. As well as this, GE is looking to digitalise and develop the next generation of supply chain using blockchain, IOT, IA and more of the latest tools with one goal - create added value and competitive advantage to the company, partners and customers.

Manish Sarkar | Schwepps International Ltd.

Manish Sarkar | Schwepps International Ltd.

Manish is a Digital Supply Chain-IT Professional with background and experience in Process Improvements, Six Sigma Black Belt Projects and multiple SAP implementations. He began his career with Functional Consulting for Steel Industry in Enterprise Asset Management(EAM) area and gathered a diverse range of experiences around IT Consulting, FMCG, Cigarette Industry, etc. His recent expertise include Business Process Re-engineering, Continuous Improvements, Digital Supply Chain Tools Implementations, Data Profiling and Curations in complex environments and lastly train upcoming Six Sigma Black Belts.

In his current role at Schweppes International Limited (part of Suntory group), Manish has recently led the implementation of a web-based Digital Customer Portal Order for its customers spread worldwide. Being a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Manish focusses on managing all Process Improvement projects in and around Supply Chain. Also, he is the Owner of the IT Roadmap agenda for Schweppes across all domains.

Manish holds an Engineering degree in Information Technology from IIEST Shibpur and a MBA degree in Supply Chain and Industrial Management from National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai. He is also Certified in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and PRINCE2 Practitioner Level Project Management. And is a proud member of American Society of Quality(ASQ).

Vasily Ivanov | Schwepps International Ltd.

Vasily Ivanov | Schwepps International Ltd.

Vasily is a Supply Chain Professional with background in Data, Analytics and Operational Excellence. His Supply Chain journey began in the Consumer Goods Industry, and his track record now includes implementation global Data Governance tools, managing Regional S&OP cycles, as well as the development and implementation of Predictive Analytics tools based on RPA and Python Pandas.

In his current role at Schweppes International Limited (part of Suntory group), Vasily led OTIF Improvement project where Kaizen/CI methodologies were used alongside Web-based solutions to deliver outstanding improvement in performance. The rest of Vasily's time is dedicated to marshaling Concentrates Business's journey towards fully automated Supply Chain KPI measurements with an effective Performance Management Framework.

Vasily's passion for professional and personal development keeps him up to date with best practices in Supply Chain. He holds Msc of Science in Supply Chain Management from Rotterdam School of Management, PRINCE2 project management and APICS certifications, as well as various certifications in Data Science. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt Candidate and frequently gets invited to speak at industry conferences.

Marten van der Zee | Libbey Inc.

Marten van der Zee | Libbey Inc.

Passionate about building solid and sustainable foundations with a view to continuously improve the entire end-to-end operational chain and its organization. Developing and uplifting the performance of the organization through people, processes, and tools.

Creating balance and transparency which adds value to any (changing) supply chain / operation by combining focus, optimal skills & talents, customer centric, and Operational Excellence methodologies.

Marten's strengths are his knowledge and experience within different industries and areas of end-to-end supply chains, organizational development and people management.

His enthusiasm, engagement and drive to (continuously) improve not only the activities and processes performed by his own area of responsibilities but the full supply chain related areas includes the good relationship that is built with internal and external (client) stakeholders, contacts and suppliers.

Focused, down-to-earth, pragmatic, communicator, team player, commercial and cost conscious, positive minded and enthusiastic. Delivering results.

Alexandre Kuzmenko Furlan | Cargill

Alexandre Kuzmenko Furlan | Cargill

Alexandre Kuzmenko Furlan has over 13 years of international experience in Operational Finance, M&A, Business Development and Strategy across multiple industries. In January 2018, he joined the Global Business Operation & Supply Chain Finance team at Cargill, one of the world's largest agricultural organizations. Based in Amsterdam, in his current position, Alexandre leads the Cocoa & Chocolate efficiency program globally through Recovery & Transformation Services.

Prior to joining Cargill, Alexandre was Senior Manager Supply Chain Innovation at Liberty Global, the world's largest international TV and broadband company, overseeing financial & strategic operations in a major integration project across 12 countries in Europe. Alexandre also worked for one of the startups of 3G Group (majority shareholder in AB InBev) in Brazil and Africa, before founding his own consultancy firm focused on driving efficiencies for start-ups and SMEs in Brazil.

Alexandre started his career as a management consultant for Accenture, working on more than 10 multi-industry projects across Latin America. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Finance from Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University).

Vaibhav Sareen | INEOS Styrolution

Vaibhav Sareen | INEOS Styrolution

Vaibhav is a Process Manager with strong focus on supply chain management. His functional skills are in supply chain management in the areas of sales, supply network planning, production planning and logistics. He has more than 12 years of experience in SAP implementation projects. Overall, he was responsible and project point person for several of these projects.

Mr. Sareen is a graduate of UPTU University, India in Bachelor of Technology with focus on Information Technolog.

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