2020 Theme: Supply Chain Outlook to 2025

To connect leaders and create transformation through supply chain excellence.


  • Gain access to unparalleled networking opportunities with top business leaders and companies
  • Recruit top supply chain management talent in a relaxed and engaging setting at the Industry Network Connect Networking Reception


  • Learn how to manage high performing supply chains through insights developed from industry experience and applied research
  • Showcase your company as a sponsor to our 80,000+ and growing USC Marshall global network and 450+ attendees


  • Networking breakfasts, lunches, and cocktail reception
  • Recognize industry best practices through supply chain excellence awards
  • Technology demonstration and trade exhibits

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October 13 - 14, 2020


  • Networking
  • Knowledge
  • Opportunity
  • Entertainment


Day 1
Day 2

09:00 amGlobal Summit Kick-off Wink
Chairman of the Board IntroductionWink introduces Jonathan Rosenthal and Carl Mount
9:10 am Global Supply Chain Outlook 2025Nick Vyas 
09:30 amWelcome Remarks USC Marshall Dean Geoffrey Garrett 
09:50 amKeynote Speaker 1Pamela Fletcher - GM
10:15 amPort Outlook - Port of LAGene Seroka - Port of LA
10:35 amAward Presentation 3PL
10:45 amBREAK
10:55 amPLENARY: BlockchainModerator – Nick Vyas, Executive Director, Center for Global Supply Chain Management
Speaker: Aljosja Beije, Logistics and Technology Lead, BlockLab and Rotterdam
Speaker: Ann McCormick, Director of Trade and Supply Chain Management, Bank of America
11:55 amAward Presentation: Supply Chain Digital Transformation
12:05 pmNetworking Lunch
12:35 pmKeynote Speaker 2Geoff Brady - Bank of America
A. Supply Chain Technology and InnovationModerator: Jeff Amerine, Founder and CEO, StartUp Junkie
Speaker: Hessel Verhage, CEO, DB Schenker – Americas Region
Speaker: Andre Simha, Global Chief Digital and Information Officer, MSC
Speaker: Mike Zayonc, Founder, Plug and Play Supply Chain
Speaker: Brian Reed, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization, GEODIS
Speaker: Sascha Peyer, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, Sensor Transport
B. Supply Chain FinanceModerator: Fiona Deroo, Managing Director of Global Trade & Supply Chain, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Speaker: Alvin Moreno, Director of Global Supply Chain Credit Risk, Nestle USA
13:55 pmBREAK
14:05 pmPLENARY: Global Food Supply ChainModerator: Carl Mount, Senior VP of Supply Chain & Operations Executive, Starbucks
Speaker: Carlos Londono, Head of Supply Chain, Chipotle
Speaker: Grace Woo, Director Supply Chain Strategy, McCormick
Speaker: Uday Idnani, Vice President, Impossible Foods
15:05 pmAward Presentation: Corporate Social Responsibility
A.  SustainabilityModerator: Greys Sosic, Chair of Department of Data Science and Operations, USC
Speaker: Jill Lavitsky, Johnson & Johnson
Speaker: Abe Eshkenazi, CEO, ASCM
Speaker: Mark Richards, Vice President, AWI
Speaker: Lee Kindberg, Director of Environment and Sustainability, Maersk
B. Future of CommerceModerator: Gary Sankary, Industry Marketing Strategy for commercial business, Esri
Speaker: James Prewitt, Group Vice President – Project Management, JDA/Blue Yonder
Speaker: Varun Garg, Head of Commerce Programs, Google
Speaker: Vanessa Dew, Co-founder & Chief Sales Officer, Health-Ade Kombucha
Speaker: Greg Buzek, President, IHL Group
Speaker: Douglas Roy, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dollar Shave Club
16:15 pmClosing Remarks / End of DayNick Vyas

9:00 AMGlobal Summit Kick-off Wink
Welcome RemarksNick Vyas 
9:10 AMKeynote Speaker 1Dr. Pierre Theodore - Johnson and Johnson
9:30 AMPort Outlook - Port of LBNoel Hacegaba
9:55 AMWelcome RemarksMayor of LA
10:10 AMAward Presentation: Women in Leadership
10:20 AMPLENARY: Women in Supply ChainModerator: Elizabeth Hermann, Head of SCM & 4PL Product Development North America, Maersk
Speaker: Lidia Yan, CEO, Next Trucking
Speaker: Lisa Aurichio, President, BSY Associates
Speaker: Fiona Deroo, Managing Director of Global Trade & Supply Chain, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Speaker: Gina Woullard, VP of Manufacturing Operations, Northrop Grumman
Speaker: Ninette Vaz, Global Supply Chain Internet of Things Senior Manager, Intel
Speaker: Mary McNelly, Director of Global Logistics, Crocs
11:25 AMPLENARY:Healthcare/Supply chain during COVID-19Moderator: Nick Vyas, Executive Director, USC
Speaker: Jon Reuter, Vice President Supply Chain Management Facilities and Construction, City of Hope
Speaker: Sue Sundar, Associate Professor -Lecturer, Director, Operations & Supply Chain Program, University of Utah
Speaker: Ron Volpe, Senior Vice President International Markets, Persequor
Speaker: Dan Bumblauskas, Associate Professor and Hamilton / ESP Fellow for Supply Chain & Logistics Management, University of Northern Iowa
Speaker: Laird Burns, Associate Professor of Management Science & Supply Chain Management, University of Alabama, Huntsville
Speaker: Sriram Dasu, Associate Professor of USC Marshall, USC
12:45 PMKeynote Speaker 2Marie Robinson - Sysco
A. Commercial Real EstateSpeaker: Jay Dick, SVP, Advisory and Transaction Services, Industrial & Logistics, CBRE
B. LeanModerator: Christianna Hayes, CEO, Impact Performance Solutions
Speaker: Sally Canario, Senior Director of Corporate Operations, Performance Team
2:10 PMAward Presentation: 
Lean Excellence
2:20 PMPLENARY: Supply Chain Resiliency on CoronavirusSpeaker: Tom Kruse, Global Head, Supply Chain Collaboration & Consortiums, Corning Singapore Holdings Pte. Ltd
Speaker: Cindy Elliott, Director, Global Commercial Industry Sector, Esri
Speaker: Hannah Kain, President & CEO of Alom Technologies
Speaker: Gabriel Arreaga, Senior Vice President Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez
Speaker: Chris Peyre, VP of Supply Chain, Beyond Meat
Speaker: Scott DeGroot, Vice President of Global Distribution and Planning, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
A.  Supply Chain AnalyticsModerator: Abbass Sharif, Director of Business Analytics Graduate Program, USC
Speaker: Yasaman Kazemi, Ph.D., Supply Chain Solutions Lead, Esri
Speaker: Manjunath Devadas, CEO, Pluto7
Speaker: Spencer Strader, Director of Imports, ECU Worldwide USA
Speaker: Jannie Davel, Vice President, Cargo Commercial Operations
Speaker: Sam Vahie, SVP of Supply Chain & Analytics, ADVATIX
B. Logistics and TransportationModerator: Gene Ochi, Board Member, TrendPoint Systems
Speaker: Guido Gries, Regional Managing Director Americas, Dachser
Speaker: Joe Quartarolo, Empire Worldwide
Speaker: Greg Smith, Tech Mahindra
Speaker: Andy Gillespie, Director of Global Logistics, Ansell Healthcare Products, LLC.
Speaker: Fernando Haddad, Senior VP Global Operations & SC, Kraton Polymers
Speaker: Jason Walker, SVP of Operations, Performance Team
4:20 PMClosing Remarks / End of DayNick Vyas

Panels for Global Summit 2020

Supply Chain Technology and Innovation

Supply Chain Resiliency on Coronavirus

Lean Excellence

Supply Chain Finance


Future of Commerce

Global Food Supply Chain

Women Leaders in Supply Chain

Healthcare Supply Chain

Logistics and Transportation


Supply Chain Analytics

Commercial Real Estate Supply Chain






Contact Info

Center for Global Supply Chain Management
USC Marshall School of Business


Date: October 13-14, 2020