Agenda for the 5th Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit, 2017

The Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit has been designed to stimulate ideas and provoke conversation on a broad range of important topics. You will find no two-hour lectures on the agenda. Instead, you will find concise, engaging TED-style talks; thought-provoking panels with experts in vertical markets and supply chain competencies; and high-impact, straight-to-the-point presentations on the most crucial issues facing our profession. Enjoy.

Conference Date: August 9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

August 10, 9 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Conference Location: USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Los Angeles

August 9, 2017 Event Agenda

Time Description Room Location
8:00 AM Networking Breakfast Exhibit Room
9:00 AM Welcome
Master of Ceremonies Wink Williams
9:05 AM Opening Ceremony
USC Marching Band
9:10 AM Introductory Remarks
Speaker TBA
9:40 AM Featured Speaker 1
Carl Asmus, SVP, FedEx Express & President, E-Commerce & CEO, FedEx Cross Border
10:05 AM Featured Speaker 2
Jon Chorley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Oracle
10:30 AM Break
10:40 AM Breakout Sessions Part 1
Breakout A: Global Healthcare Supply Chain
Moderator: Joel Cain, Senior Manager, EY (invited)
Thien Do, MD, FACC
Pierre Theodore, Vice President, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson
Yehuda Bassok, Chair & Professor, Department of Data Sciences and Operations
EY Executive TBA
Franklin (3rd Floor)
Breakout B: Disruptive Technologies
Moderator: EY Executive TBA
John Golob, CEO, Lanetix
Raj Rajagopalan, Professor of Information and Operations Management, USC
Omar A. El Sawy, Professor of Information Systems, Data Sciences & Operations Department, USC Marshall School of Business
Robert Meshew, CTO Supply Chain, Microsoft (invited)
Forum (4th Floor)
Breakout C: Global Business Outlook
Chris Christopher, Director of US Macro and Global Economics Services, IHS Markit
Guido Gries, Managing Director Americas Air & Sea Logistics, Dachser
Richard Drobnick, Director, USC Center for International Business Education and Research
12:00 PM Networking Luncheon Ballroom
1:00 PM Featured Speaker 3 
Scott Penberthy, Director, Applied AI, Google
1:25 PM Hackathon Ballroom
Overview of Hackathon
Finalist Presentations
Hackathon Judges Deliberation and Results
2:25 PM Networking Break Ballroom
3:00 PM Plenary Panel Session: Blockchain
Moderator: Nick Vyas, Executive Director, USC Center for Global Supply Chain Management
Aljosja Beije, Co-owner & Managing Consultant, BeSCOPE
Ranga Krishnan, Vice President, Technology, Skuchain
Aaron Lieber, Program Director, Blockchain Trade Offering Management, IBM

EY Executive TBA
4:15 PM Featured Speaker 4
Speaker TBA
4:35 PM Excellence Award Recognition Ballroom
4:55 PM Closing Remarks Ballroom
5:00 PM Conference Day 1 Close Ballroom

August 10, 2017 Event Agenda

Time Description Room Location
8:00 AM Networking Breakfast Trojan Room
9:00 AM Welcome
Master of Ceremonies Wink Williams
9:05 AM Introduction & Release of Resource Guide
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles (Invited)
9:15 AM Featured Speaker 1
Pierre Theodore, Vice President, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson
9:40 AM Featured Speaker 2
Rob Allan, Global Lead, Supply Chain Analytics Offering for Watson Supply Chain, IBM
10:05 AM Break
10:15 AM Breakout Sessions Part 1
Breakout A: Logistics Outlook 2020
Moderator: Gene Ochi, EVP and President Client Growth, Uti Worldwide Inc (retired)
Jim Morton, Executive Director, EY
Chas Deller, Consultant, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors
Franklin (3rd Floor)
Breakout B: Supply Chain Finance
Michelle Iturralde, SVP, Bank of America
Simon Templar, Lecturer, Cranfield University
Alvin Moreno, Director of Global Supply Chain Credit Risk, Nestle USA
Gina Mastantuono, CFO, Ingram Micro (invited)
Joe Zavaglia, Finance Director, Microsoft (invited)
Forum (4th Floor)
Breakout C: Supply Chain Challenges in Modern Manufacturing
Anthony Gonzalez, Senior Director in Engineering, Mondelez
Ian Steff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce
Frank Burkitt, Managing Partner, AlixPartners
Morgan Malone, Principal, EY
General Mills Executive (invited)
11:30 AM Networking Lunch Ballroom
12:35 PM Featured Speaker 3 
Dave Padmos, Principal, EY
1:00 PM Plenary Panel Session:  Omni-Channel Retail
Moderator: Clint Crawford, Director of Engineering – Labor Management, Manhattan Associates
Laura Duke, Vice President Innovations, Walmart eCommerce
Daniel Purefoy, VP Supply Chain Strategy & Engineering, Michael Kors
EY Executive TBA

2:15 PM Break
2:25 PM Breakout Sessions Part 2
Breakout A: Talent Strategy
Chris Poole, Research Managing Vice President, Gartner
Justin Bramhall, Director of Global Supply Chain Excellence and Innovation, Amgen
Deborah Rosenbaum Smith, Director of Talent Management, Learning and OD, Mattel
Jason Turner, VP Talent Management, ArcBest
Franklin (3rd Floor)
Breakout B – Sustainability
Moderator: Dave Pedersen, Sustainable Supply Chain, Guess
Ravi Chowdary, Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations, The Bouqs Company
Rachel Cantu, VP Global Supply Chain, Patagonia (former)
Greys Sosic, Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations, USC
Carl Mount, SVP, Logistics and US Retail Supply Chain, Starbucks Coffee Company
Forum (4th Floor)
3:40 PM Break
3:50 PM Excellence Award Recognition Ballroom
4:00 PM Closing Remarks – Start of INC Networking Reception  Ballroom
7:00 PM INC Close Ballroom