Agenda for the 6th Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit

Day 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018

8:00 am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8:45 am

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

8:55 am

WELCOME REMARKS
Nick VyasExecutive Director, USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management
James Ellis, Dean, USC Marshall School of Business
James M. Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

9:15 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER #1
EY

9:40 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER #2
Chris Poole, Managing Vice President Supply Chain Research Gartner

10:05 am

AWARD PRESENTATION #1: WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP IN SUPPLY CHAIN

10:15 am

BREAK

10:25 am

BREAKOUT SESSIONS #1

A. Retail & Unified Commerce

Carl Mount, SVP, Logistics and US Retail Supply Chain, Starbucks
Michelle Livingstone, Vice President – Transportation, The Home Depot (invited)

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.

Yohan Lee, Vice President, IT, Mattel
Cindy Elliott, Head of Commercial Industry Marketing, Global Go-to-Market Strategy – Manufacturing and Logistics, Esri
Noemi Romero, Executive Director of Operational Improvement, Amgen

Geoffrey Johnson, Global Logistics Manager, Cisco

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.

Velislava Ivanova, Principal of American Leader Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY (invited)
Sanjeev Kumar, SVP Americas, Glasspoint
Susy Schöneberg,Director of Flexport.org
Greys Sosic(Moderator)

11:45 am

NETWORKING LUNCH

12:50 pm

AWARDS PRESENTATION #2: LEAN EXCELLENCE

1:00 pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER #3
Jack Dangermond, Founder and President,Esri

1:25 pm

PLENARY PANEL – BLOCKCHAIN
Aljosja Beije, Logistics and Supply Chain Lead, Blockchain Rotterdam
Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Director, USC Viterbi Center for Physical and Cyber Systems
Gaurav Malhotra, Principal, Digital Supply Chain & Operations, Supply Chain Blockchain Leader, EY
Krishna Ratakonda, Fellow & CTO Blockchain Solutions, IBM
Nick Vyas, Executive Director, USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management(Moderator)

2:40 pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER #4
Scott Penberthy, Director of Applied AI, Google

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.

Cornelia Coles, VP J&J Operating System, Johnson & Johnson J&J

B. Logistics

Daniel Heykoop, Vice President of Technologies, MHX
Molly Campbell, Director of Port Commerce, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Ed Zraik, Senior Director of Transportation, Scholastic
Craig Fuller, CEO and Managing Director, FreightWaves
Ravi Dosanjh, EVP | International Advisory, Armstrong & Associates, Inc.(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.

Ganesh Iyer, Principal and Co-Founder, Vertex Computer Systems
Scott Sterling,Vice President, Dun & Bradstreet
Litesh Majethia, Senior Vice President & Head of Supply Chain Finance, Bank of Baroda
Keith Miller, Account Executive, Experian
Luca Gelsomino, Windesheim University

4:35 pm

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

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

KEYNOTE #1
Anita Sengupta
Senior Vice President and Systems Engineering,
Virgin Hyperloop One

9:25 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER #2

Joshua Dolan
Amazon

9:50 am

AWARDS PRESENTATION #3
3PL Excellence

10:00 am

BREAK

10:10 am

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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.

Eduardo Cetlin, Director of Corporate Affairs, Amgen
Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network (invited)

Geoffrey Johnson, Global Logistics Manager, Cisco (Moderator)

B. Global Business and Trade Outlook

Guido Greis, Managing Director, Dachser Air & Sea Logistics Americas
Daniel Krassenstein , Director of Asia Operations at Procon Pacific, LLC

Jeff Weiss, Partner, Venable LLP
Richard Drobnick, Executive Director, USC Marshall International MBA Program and Chair, Asia Society Southern California (Moderator)
Ricardo Vera, Director of Operations, Mexflex

C. Supply Chain Talent Strategy

Alicia Urutia, Univ. Relations HR Manager, Amgen
Jason Turner, SVP Talent Management, ArcBest
Heather Sheehan, Executive Director at AWESOME, Advancing Women’s Supply Chain Leadership (invited)
Matt Albanese, Principal, Everest Group (Moderator)

11:30 am

NETWORKING LUNCH

12:30 pm

AWARDS PRESENTATION #4: Supply Chain Digital Transformation

12:40 pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER #3

Rob Allan,Global Lead
Supply Chain Analytics Offering for Watson Supply Chain, IBM

1:05 pm

 PLENARY PANEL – DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY
John Daly, President, Algomus
Troy Goode, CTO, Lanetix

2:20 pm

BREAK

2:30 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

A. Continuous Improvement

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

Keith Kato, Senior Director of Operations, Atara Biotherapeutics
Robert Uyekawa, Principal, Effective Partnerships                                Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Group Director, Ryder, Technology & Healthcare

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.

Rich Sorkin, Founder and CEO, Jupiter
Steve McElhiney, President, EWI Reinsurance
Hank Watkins, President, Lloyd’s North America

Rebecca Webber, Risk Manager, Amazon
James Leonetti, Adjunct Professor of Accounting, USC Marshall School of Business (Moderator)

C. Supply Chain Professional Education

Sally Canario, Target
Jason Walker, Senior Vice President of Operations, Performance Team

3:50 pm

BREAK

4:00 pm

CLOSING RECEPTION AND INDUSTRY NETWORK CONNECT CAREER FAIR

6:00 pm

INC CLOSE