Agenda for the 6th Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit

Day 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018

8:00 am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8:35 am

GLOBAL SUMMIT KICKOFF ACTIVITIES
Wink Williams, Global Summit Master of Ceremony

8:45 am

WELCOME REMARKS
Sandra Chrystal, Vice Dean for Online Learning Programs and Centers of Research Excellence, USC Marshall School of Business
James Ellis, Dean, USC Marshall School of Business

Nick Vyas, Executive Director, USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management

8:55 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
James M. Sullivan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services
U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration

9:10 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
David Reich
Director of Economic Infrastructure
Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

9:25 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 
Presentation: PPT
Regenia Sanders
Principal Partner of Advisory Supply Chain Transformation & Operations
EY

9:50 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 
Presentation:PPT
Chris Poole
Managing Vice President Supply Chain Research
Gartner

10:15 am

AWARD PRESENTATION: WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP IN SUPPLY CHAIN

10:25 am

BREAK

10:35 am

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #1

A. Retail & Unified Commerce

Location: Forum @ 4th floor RTCC 450

Randall R. Kendrick, CEO, Xebec
Vivi Tran Lynch, Director, Global Sourcing, Gildan
Carl Mount, SVP, Logistics and US Retail Supply Chain, Starbucks
James Prewitt, Group Vice President, Product Management at JDA Software, JDA
Gary Sankary, Industry Marketing Strategy, Esri
Naren Agrawal, Professor, Univ of Santa Clara (Moderator)

B. Supply Chain Transformation

While supply chains have been migrating to the cloud for the past few years, the industry is now reaching mass-scale adoption. International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that by 2020, approximately 80% of supply chain interactions will happen across cloud-based commerce networks. Powerful new cloud-based tools for supply chain management are set to transform business operations in the years to come, impacting the competitive marketplace.

Location: Ballroom @ Lower Level

Cindy Elliott, Head of Commercial Industry Marketing, Global Go-to-Market Strategy – Manufacturing and Logistics, Esri; PPT
Yohan Lee, Vice President, IT, Mattel; PPT
Venkit Raman, Principal, Vertex; PPT
Noemi Romero, Executive Director of Operational Improvement, Amgen; PPT
Ravi Kumar, Professor Emeritus of Data Science & Operations, USC Marshall School of Business (Moderator)

C. Sustainability

New technology, products and processes together with global issues like climate change and wealth inequality have exposed a leadership gap within businesses for responding to the fast-moving challenges of today’s economy.

Being efficient is no longer enough. For a company to succeed in this digital age they have to be both efficient and sustainable in its business as well as environmental practices. This session will focus on strategies and implementation that help make company practices more eco-friendly.

Location: Franklin @ 3rd floor RTCC 350 – 352

Chris Doherty, Senior Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, EY
Sanjeev Kumar, SVP Americas, Glasspoint
Susy Schöneberg, Director of Flexport
Heather Tomley, Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach
Greys Sosic, Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations, USC Marshall School of Business (Moderator)
Presentation: PPT

12:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00 pm

AWARDS PRESENTATION: LEAN EXCELLENCE

1:25 pm

PLENARY PANEL – BLOCKCHAIN

Location: Ballroom @ Lower level

Aljosja Beije, Logistics and Supply Chain Lead, Blockchain Rotterdam
Ana Biazetti, Chief Architect for Global Trade Digitization (GTD), IBM; PPT
Ramyanshu (Romi) Datta, Program Director, Blockchain Product Management, IBM
Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Director, USC Viterbi Center for Physical and Cyber Systems; PPT
Gaurav Malhotra, Principal, Digital Supply Chain & Operations, Supply Chain Blockchain Leader at EY
Nick Vyas, Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Management, USC Marshall School of Business (Moderator)

2:30 pm

BLOCKCHAIN BOOK LAUNCH

2:40 pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Presentation: PPT
Rob Allan
Global Lead
Supply Chain Analytics Offering for Watson Supply Chain, IBM

3:05 pm

BREAK

3:15 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #2

A. Modern Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 and smart factory trends will accelerate in 2018, driven by the need to improve product quality and enable greater efficiency and cost reductions. The development of intelligent and autonomous elements along the supply chain is already beginning to re-shape the manufacturing landscape, both in information and the physical space. Intelligent deployment of cyber-physical systems can realize significant cost savings, in turn driving investment opportunities.

Location: Forum @ 4th floor RTCC 450

Chris Allison, Senior Principal Engineer, PepsiCo
Cornelia J. Coles, VP J&J Operating System at Johnson & Johnson J&J
Vivi Tran Lynch, Director, Global Sourcing, Gildan
Joao Moreira, Sr. Director, Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez Int
Morgan Malone, Principal, Advisory Services, EY (Moderator)

B. Digital Transparency in Logistics

Location: Ballroom @ Lower Level

Ravi Dosanjh, Executive Vice President, Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
George Abernathy, Chief Revenue Officer, FreightWaves
Daniel Heykoop, Vice President Technology, MHX Solutions
Ed Zraik, Senior Director Transportation Global Logistics, Scholastics Inc.
Stephanie Joy Hughes, Regional Sales Manager, Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean Shipping Company (Moderator)
Clint Crawford, Vice President of Operations, MHX, LLC (Co-Moderator)

C. SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE

With technological advancement, companies have been able to improve integration and coordination of information and material. How can we achieve greater benefits from optimized financial flows? Managers have better tools than ever to optimize working capital through smart allocation of assets including inventory and financial liquidity. The impact of machine learning on demand and production forecasting will increasingly impact firms’ competitive position, and poses profound challenges and opportunities for investment decisions.

Location:  Franklin @ 3rd floor RTCC 350-352

Litesh Majethia, SVP and Head of SCF, Bank of Baroda
Michael Owh, CPO, City of Los Angeles
Robert Wang, Prinicipal Supply Chain Optimization, Nestlé; PPT
Aljosja Beije, Logistics and Supply Chain Lead, Blockchain Rotterdam (Moderator)

4:35 pm

Port Outlook
Noel Hacegaba, Managing Director of Commercial Operations & Chief Commercial Officer, The Port of Long Beach; PPT
Eugene Seroka, Executive Director, The Port of Los Angeles; PPT

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks / End of Day

5:30 pm

Alumni Dinner

Day 2: Friday, August 3, 2018

8:00am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8:50 am

Day 2 OPENING REMARKS
Wink Williams, Global Summit MC

9:00 am

STEERING COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT

9:05 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Anita Sengupta
Senior Vice President and Systems Engineering,
Virgin Hyperloop One

9:30 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Joshua Dolan
Global Supply Chain and Logistics Leadership Executive
Amazon

9:55 am

AWARDS PRESENTATION: 3PL EXCELLENCE

10:05 am

BREAK

10:15 am

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #1

A. Humanitarian Supply Chain

Supply chain integration (SCI) is vital in the humanitarian sector, especially in the context of developing successful partnerships where collaborative responses can support effective aid delivery. Researchers have found that 60-80% of the cost of humanitarian interventions are in the logistics. Breakdowns in the supply chain and logistical inefficiencies can cost lives. However, global public health projects are also one of the most significant ‘greenfields’ for impactful social investment and can serve as laboratories for innovation in cross-border logistics practices.

Location:  Franklin @ 3rd floor RTCC 350-352

Simon Conesa, Global Logistics Advisor, Norwegian Refugee Council; PPT
Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network
Jennifer Page, Senior Manager, Patient Assistance Programs, Amgen
Mark Richards, Sponsorship Chair, Southern California CSCMP; Vice President, Associated Warehouses Inc
Susy Schöenberg, Director, Flexport
Geoffrey Johnson, Global Logistics Manager, Cisco (Moderator)

B. Global Trade Outlook implications for business

Location:  Ballroom @ Lower Level

Guido Gries, Managing Director, Dachser Air & Sea Logistics Americas
Goh Puay Guan, Associate Professor, School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE), National University of Singapore; PPT
Daniel Krassenstein, Director of Asia Operations, Procon Pacific, LLC; PPT
Ricardo Vera, Director of Operations, Mexflex;PPT 
Jeff Weiss, Partner, Venable, former Deputy Director for Policy and Strategic Planning at the U.S. Department of Commerce
Richard Drobnick, Ph.D., Director at USC Marshall International MBA Program, Chair at Asia Society Southern California (Moderator)

C. Supply Chain Talent Strategy

Location:  Forum @ 4th floor RTCC 450

Presentation: PPT
Michael López, Executive Director, People Advisory Services, EY
Yinka Osidipe, Director of Digital Supply Chain and Automation, Amgen
Faranak Raissi, Head of Talent Management, Gap
Pete Roberts, VP, Human Resources, Performance Team
Heather Sheehan, Executive Director, AWESOME, Advancing Women’s Supply Chain Leadership
Jason Turner, SVP Talent Management, ArcBest
Matt Albanese, Principal, Everest Group (Moderator)

11:35 am

NETWORKING LUNCH

12:35 pm

AWARDS PRESENTATION: Supply Chain Digital Transformation

12:45 pm

JUPITER ANNOUNCEMENT (RICH SORKIN)

1:10 pm

PLENARY PANEL – DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Location: Ballroom @ Lower Level

Cyrus Hadavi, CEO, Adexa
John Daly, President, Algomus
Manju Devadas, CEO, Pluto7
Katy McShane, Director, Customer Success, Lanetix
Sanne Manders, COO, Flexport
Dave Lubowe, Executive Director, EY (Moderator)

2:25 pm

BREAK

2:35 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #2

A. Moneyball for Management: Optimizing Human Capital through Continuous Improvement

Too often management over-relies on anecdotal information and familiar personnel for decision-making, instead of using data and analytics to evaluate performance and identify problems. Managers often have the data they need, but are not aware of how to drive improvement through a structured analytical process. This panel will discuss how leveraging data and analytics with continuous improvement creates an environment for optimizing people and improving their performance

Location: Franklin @ 3rd floor RTCC 350-352

Presentation:PPT

Cornelia Coles, VP J&J Operating System at Johnson & Johnson J&J
Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Group Director, Ryder System
Mitchell Rierson, General Manager, PCC
Robert Uyekawa, Principal, Effective Partnerships
Keith Kato, Senior Director of Operations, Atara Biotherapeutics (Moderator)

B. Risk Management

From volcanoes to hacking to political upheaval, failure to proactively manage risk can have a devastating effect on company revenue. To build strong and resilient supply chains, companies must plan for he unpredictable. This session will focus on assessment of potential risks, implementation of solutions, as well as proactive strategies to mitigate risks.

Location: Forum @ 4th floor RTCC 450

Steve McElhiney, President, EWI Reinsurance; PPT
Rich Sorkin, Founder and CEO, Jupiter; PPT
Scott Sterling, Vice President, Dun & Bradstreet
Hank Watkins, President, Lloyd’s North America
; PPT
Rebecca Webber, Risk Manager, Amazon
Kristen Jaconi, Director, Risk Management Program, USC Leventhal School of Accounting (Moderator)

C. Supply Chain Professional Education

Location: Rosen @  2nd floor RTCC 227

Presentation: PPT

Sally Canario, Former Director of Operational Excellence, Target
Alvin Moreno, Director of Global Supply Chain Credit Risk, Nestle
Young Sub Byun, Director of Operations, Kukdong
Jeff Rudy, Chief Supply Chain Officer, NCR
Jason Walker, Senior Vice President of Operations, Performance Team
Eric Chow, Associate Director, USC Marshall School of Business (Moderator)

3:55 pm

BREAK

4:05 pm

CLOSING RECEPTION AND INDUSTRY NETWORK CONNECT CAREER FAIR

6:05 pm

INC CLOSE