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Roger Staubach, Heisman Trophy winner, Super Bowl MVP and Pro Football Hall of Famer
Heisman Trophy winner, Super Bowl MVP and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Roger Staubach generated excitement every time he took a snap from center. His uncanny ability to lead the Dallas Cowboys to come-from-behind victories engineered no less than 23 fourth quarter comebacks. Roger played his entire 11 years of professional football with the Dallas Cowboys, leading the team to four Super Bowls and achieving victories in Super Bowls VI and XII. His pro career culminated in his selection into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility.
Staubach has carried over the same winning attitude and traits from his successful football career into his business career. In 1977, Roger entered the commercial real estate industry, forming The Staubach Company. Over the years, he expanded services to meet clients’ ever-changing requirements and grew to 1,600 employees serving 3,000+ clients from 70 North American offices. In July 2008, The Staubach Company merged with Jones Lang LaSalle where Roger serves as Executive Chairman, Americas.
Roger and his wife Marianne reside in Dallas. They participate in many community and charitable activities and Roger is also on the board of several firms, Chairman of the Host Committee for Super Bowl XLV, and most importantly, he is a spectator in the stands at his grandchildren’s athletic events.
Legendary Hall of Famer, Roger Staubach, former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, shares his insights on teamwork. Establishing a rapport with his teammates helped the Cowboys become Superbowl Champions. Those skills proved valuable when he later went on to become Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of his own commercial real estate company. Staubach shares his best insights for leadership in the face of adversity.
Byron Reese, Author, Speaker and Tech Entrepreneur
“Digital Transformation: Engaging the Supply Chain of the Future”
No matter the industry, you’re likely deep in a period of radical disruption and constant change. You might be wondering when it is all going to settle down so you can catch-up. The answer is – no time soon. You need to engage now, or be left behind. More data is created every day than was created in the entire 19th Century, but more isn’t always better – you need to use data appropriately to have impact. The companies able to use data in real time, with cognitive artificial intelligence and machine learning will be able to drive smarter decisions.
This talk explores the dramatic change underway among businesses in every corner of the supply chain and the types of real-time decisions they need to make to not just functions but to thrive. Author and entrepreneur, Byron Reese, will explore how radical technology advances from companies like E2open are breaking down the walls of old guard and will help us all take those next steps together on our journey to digital transformation.
Byron Reese is the CEO and publisher of tech news site Gigaom and the founder of several high-tech companies. As a lifelong entrepreneur with multiple IPOs and successful exits under his belt, Byron also frequently speaks to business audiences on how to excel in the world of tomorrow, and how to deploy technology successfully. He has obtained or has pending numerous patents in disciplines as varied as crowdsourcing, content creation, and psychographics. The websites he has launched, which cover the intersection of technology, business, science and history, have together received over a billion visitors. He is the author of the acclaimed book, Infinite Progress: How Technology and the Internet Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, and War, and “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, & the Future of Humanity,” serves on both public and private boards of directors, and founded several non-profit organizations.
He produces and hosts Gigaom’s podcasts Voices in AI and The AI Minute. Byron leads the company in their mission to help business leaders understand the implications of emerging technologies and their impacts on business, media, and society.
Byron and his work have been featured in hundreds of news outlets, including New York Times, Washington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, NPR, and the LA Times Magazine.
Raghu Sethuraman, GM, Capacity Planning & Management, Microsoft
“Journey to the Cloud – Driving Digital Transformation Together”
Join Microsoft’s Raghu Sethuraman as he discusses Microsoft’s Cloud Capacity Planning & Management process with focus on their vision, strategy and engineering systems game plan to drive digital transformation. Microsoft’s goal is to be the best hyper-scale cloud solution, deliver optimal capacity globally and delight their customers by delivering accurate customer promises at region, product and SKU level.
Raghu Sethuraman is General Manager of Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Planning globally and is based in Seattle. He is responsible for capacity plan and delivery of all Microsoft Cloud capacity for servers, networks, compute and storage offerings for both the commercial and consumer cloud globally like Azure, O365, Bing etc, manages a multi-billion $ capex operation and focuses on delivering the best cloud customer experience at optimal cost. His experience includes managing global operations, supply chain, sales, finance and customer experience organizations in fast growing e-commerce, high-tech, startup and hyper scale cloud environments driving both innovation and operational excellence.
Previously, he has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Wonder Workshop, Inc a VC-backed company in Silicon Valley, and has held global leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Shutterfly and Amazon.com over the last 18 years, with operating experience in Asia-Pacific, Europe, San Jose, and Seattle.
An active problem-solver and strategist with an entrepreneurial mindset, Raghu believes in performance with purpose and the principles of work hard, but play harder! Raghu holds a M.S in Operations Research from University at Buffalo, New York, an undergraduate degree from BITS, Pilani, India and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. Being an avid traveler, he prefers his jeans to his business suits and when not working, you can find him having fun with his friends, family and exploring the world.
Julia White, Director Global FP VAN, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition
You Can’t Manage What You Can’t See: Breaking Down Silos with the Global Family Planning Visibility & Analytics Network (Global FP VAN) and E2open
Ever wonder how reproductive health supplies reach the most remote corners of the world? Just like with toothpaste and soda, it requires an efficient and effective supply chain. In this case, stock outs can mean the difference between a woman having options to support her health and that of her family, or not; the difference between life and death. For the Reproductive Health community, a prerequisite to increased supply access must be visibility into global supply chains so teams can improve supply chain performance. Put simply, “You cannot manage what you cannot see.” Governments and global procurers need timely visibility for effective decision-making, for estimating supply needs, for acting when product arrives, and for advocating if funding falls short. This means making access to planned orders, to shipment progress from manufacturer to country, and to country-level inventory and demand data available to a varied audience of participants in the ecosystem. For over a decade, the Reproductive Health community has put in place the people, processes, policies, and tools to promote supply chain visibility and collaborative decision-making between governments and global procurers. And now it is partnering with E2open to take the next step in its digital journey. Presented by Julia White from the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), this session will unpack the basics of a community-managed initiative to put in place a global family planning supply chain control tower called the Global FP VAN. It will ground the Global FP VAN work in RHSC’s history, and highlight the recurring questions and challenges it is trying to answer, and discuss configuration progress with E2open. A demonstration of the work to-date with E2open will explore the opportunities from the different perspectives of players along the supply chain (countries, procurers and manufacturers).
As the Director for the Global Family Planning Visibility and Analytics Network (Global FP VAN) at the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), Julia White is responsible for leading the community Global FP VAN initiative. In other words, she is driving the vision and ywork to establish a virtual, collaborative platform where community members access and use the same data to collectively make family planning supply chain decisions. She also serves as RHSC’s thought leader and strategist on “data for decision-making” initiatives and identifies linkages with other related RHSC and community-led investments and initiatives. Julia has fifteen years of experience in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating international public health projects, especially reproductive health projects. She has real-world experience working on supply chains at both the country and global level, using communications and data to drive change, and applying a total market lens to activities at the country-level. She previously worked as RHSC’s Market Development Technical Advisor; a Technical Advisor on a PSI global women’s health project focused on increasing access to long-term contraception and reproductive health services; a Grants-Monitoring & Evaluation Manager on the Community Health Component of the USAID/Senegal Health Program (PSSC) in Senegal; and an HIV/AIDS Youth Program Manager on the USAID PEPFAR Trusted Partner project in Rwanda, among other jobs and consultancies. Her work has focused on low resource settings, including two years in Rwanda and three years in Senegal. She has consulted for NGOs and the UN, including consulting on the Secretariat for the UN Commission on Life-saving Commodities for Women and Children. She was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered in 2011 talking about the important role Senegalese grandmothers play in healthcare and has presented at international conferences around the world. Julia speaks fluent English and French and has a bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Yone Dewberry, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Land O’Lakes
“Farm to Table – Digital Transformation From Supplier to Customer”
Land O’Lakes is on a mission to digitize their supply chain from supplier to customer. By leveraging innovation to drive digitization across the entire supply chain – from farms to agricultural retailers and co-operatives to consumers – Land O’Lakes has improved operations for each and every stakeholder in the ecosystem. In this session, Yone Dewberry will discuss how Land O’Lakes has embraced digitization from farm to table to improve process, efficiency and growth, and how a network of more than 300,000 agricultural producers relies on E2open to move food around the world.
Yone Dewberry is the SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Land O’Lakes, Inc. In this role, Yone has responsibility for all elements of supply chain operations, including strategy, talent management, manufacturing, engineering, supply and demand planning, transportation, warehousing, quality, analytics, and procurement. Prior to this role, he served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Procurement. He has brought tremendous value in changing Land O’Lakes distribution models, accelerating service collaboration, redefining transportation strategy and positioning in the art of innovation.
Yone joined Land O’Lakes in 2008 as Director of Dairy Planning. He is a highly-regarded strategist and developer of talent with a broad background that includes more than 12 years working as a supply chain consultant with a variety of global companies, including BDP International and KPMG, and 15 years with consumer products and chemical companies, such as Kraft Foods, Corning Glass and ARCO. Earlier in his career, Yone was in direct leadership positions for Kraft plants, including Entenmann’s Bakery.
He has held numerous volunteer and non-profit board positions, including a member of the Board of Directors for Delaware Special Olympics from 1988 to 1993, as their president in 1992 and 1993, as a member on the Delaware State Council on Housing from 1989 to 1994, as their Chairman in 1993 and 1994, and as a Sunday School teacher at Columbus Baptist Church from 2003-2005. He was recently named as one of the 300 most influential African-American corporate executives by Black Enterprise Magazine.
Yone earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from Lehigh University. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Jose Mingo, Supply Chain Planning Governance, Philip Morris International
“Leading into a Smoke Free Future”
The digital revolution is changing our lives as people and our habits and requirements as consumers. It has made it crucial for businesses to transform supply chains to delight and exceed expectations of actual consumers. This is especially true at PMI, given our vision of building PMI’s future on smoke-free products and switching as quickly as possible, hundreds of millions of adult smokers to less harmful alternatives than current ones.
Jose joined Philip Morris International in the year 2000 in Madrid, Spain. He was responsible for Demand Planning, Logistics & distribution in PM Spain for 5 years until moving to EU Supply Chain organization in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in 2005. During this period, he held several positions within Operations in areas such as Capacity Planning, Mid-term planning, S&OP, Inventory Management.
His current role is as Supply Chain Planning Governance Manager where his team is responsible for deployment, governance and support of planning tools & processes at a global level. In this position he contributes to the design of future tools & processes mainly for Demand & Supply planning, and he ensures that solutions are used according to global standards. He leads the governance process and prioritizes system changes according to business impact & needs. In this role he faces the challenge to integrate new cloud planning solutions in the existing system landscape, and making the transition from SAP APO to digital tools. Another challenge is how to integrate new Reduced Risk products involving electronic components and devices into existing planning tools for conventional business.
Jose graduated in Business Management from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He lives in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he enjoys spending time hiking in the beautiful mountains and lakes of this country. He also loves camping, biking with his 2 kids, scuba diving, travelling, and watching sports, especially basketball and his favorite soccer team, Real Madrid.
“Inside Intel: A Story of Supply Chain Transformation”
For more than 20 years outsource manufacturing has been a key enabler of Intel’s business. Over the last several years, Intel planning and procurement have struggled to keep pace with growing production volumes because of an over reliance on email and spreadsheets to manage the supply chain – inefficient and ill-suited software for SCM. Not only was business scalability hindered by the manual collaboration, but Intel was unable to support new manufacturing and order fulfillment models like direct ship to the customer.
In this talk, Amanda will provide an inside look at Intel’s ODM collaboration journey. The story begins with one factory and one transaction and culminates in global B2B collaboration across the ODM network, highlighted by a robust and automated supply chain platform helping to drive performance and growth. Amanda will share lessons learned from start-up and execution, how Intel developed a program platform of high value capabilities from which a pipeline of processes could be digitized, and how those primary program capabilities grew from foundation to scale across business units over three years.
Amanda is a Senior Leader at Intel with over 25 years of experience. Her current position is the business lead for the Outsource Supply Chain Transformation program. In this capacity, she is responsible for moving 30+ ODM’s from a one way and email based collaboration capability to a B2B and two way collaborative capability. The capabilities delivered have resulted in TPT reduction for revenue shipments, component cost reductions and operational productivity improvements. Prior to that, she was the business lead for the worldwide shopping cart implementation, a 3 year program; the first IT program to receive an A on the IT usability score in addition to raising touchless PO’s from 20% to 80%. In her Intel year career, she has also managed IT groups in internal manufacturing, quality and sales and marketing. Amanda lives in Arizona, loves the outdoors and enjoys biking, hiking, scuba, swimming and supporting her favorite hockey team, the Arizona Coyotes.
Jody Paviglionite, Vice President Supply Management, ASSA ABLOY
“Opening the Door to Change Management – How to Effectively Select, Deploy and Ingrain New Systems”
In this session, Jody Paviglionite, Vice President of Supply Management for ASSA ABLOY, will discuss the critical steps necessary to implement new systems and processes. From identifying a need and evaluating your options, to selecting a solution and onboarding your team, its critical to incorporate aspects of change management in each step along the way. Hear how ASSA ABLOY deployed the theories and practice of change management when partnering with E2open, and why communication, celebration and commitment were the keys to success.
Jody Paviglionite joined ASSA ABLOY in 2014 as Vice President, Supply Management, where she has end to end supply chain responsibility for the Americas Division. Her responsibilities include strategic sourcing, category management, enhanced planning and forecasting, inventory management, transportation and logistics, risk management, along with overarching supply chain strategy. Jody holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science with a minor in Chemistry, an Executive MBA, and a Ph. D in Management and Decision Science.
Jody has over 25 years of Supply Chain experience in the consumer and industrial business sectors. Over the past 10 years, Jody has been Vice President of Global Supply at Stanley, Schick – Energizer, and Cookson Electronics. She has a proven track record in leading organizations, establishing supply chain priorities, implementing change, and delivering significant results. Prior to her roles in supply chain, Joanne held positions in chemistry, quality at Enthone, and led Cookson Electronics through a global deployment of Six Sigma – a philosophy and methodology which remains core to the business today.
Her diverse educational and career background has provided a strong ethos for building people, process, and technology. This creative approach led to many successes, as well as a track record of solid business results by improving cost, quality, and deliver in each and every role.
Ashish Kumar, Lead Principal – Technical Director, Infineon Technologies
“Industry 4.0 – Journey towards Global Virtual Factory”
The fourth industrial revolution is making production faster, more efficient and more flexible through smart, connected systems along the entire value chain. Industry 4.0 changes the working world and Infineon was early to adopt its ideas in real world scenarios.
The Corporate Supply Chain of Infineon is working to enable the vision of managing its supply chain as Global Virtual Factory. One of the initiatives to enable this vision is introduction of Global Production Network to have End2End Supply Chain Visibility & Control in near real time.
Infineon will share how it worked with E2open and enabled the Global Production Network to close the gap towards it vision of managing its supply chain as Global Virtual Factory. Infineon will also share major challenges within the journey and how to overcome these challenges from its perspective.
Ashish is a Lead Principal within Infineon’s Corporate Supply Chain organization and responsible for Factory Integration Architecture Management. Ashish is working with Infineon now for 14 years and have overall working experience of 26 years. During his years with Infineon he has worked and led many strategic initiatives in the areas of Supply Chain Integration, Factory Automation, ERP-Manufacturing Integration and Merger integration. His current focus includes enabling the Infineon’s vision to manage Supply Chain like a Global Virtual Factory. As part of Infineon’s strategic activities to enable (Industry 4.0) Horizontal Integration Ashish conceived the idea of Global Production Network and lead the activity to enable it. His other relevant activities at Infineon in the past include Merger integration of full Planning, Logistics and Production systems, Migration of Manufacturing Systems and introduction of Automation within Backend Factories and ramping up and full automation of 300 mm Frontend Factory.
Ashish lives in Munich Germany and is currently building a house. While not working, he loves to spend relaxing time with his family at the mountains and lakes of Alps.
Tony Hunt, Global Channel Data and Incentives Operations Manager, HP
“Reinventing Channel Data & Incentives Management”
An account of HP Inc’s journey to transform their Channel Data and Incentives management systems and processes. This session will give you the background on why and how, including what challenges they faced and what lessons have been learned.
Tony Hunt is the Global Channel Data and Incentives operations manager for HP, with experience in UK, EMEA, APJ as well as WW roles spanning across both finance and Sales Operations. Currently he is responsible for Global Channel Data and Contra management where he is closely involved in a major transformational initiative.
Prior to this, Tony had a number of finance leadership roles in various large technology companies. He graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from University of Manchester Institute of Science and is a qualified Chartered Management accountant (ACMA).
Charles Forsgard, Vice President, Global Sales Honeywell Sensing and Internet of Things (IoT) SPS
“Using Data to Help the Seller”
At Honeywell, our journey with CDM started with simple data cleanup/consolidation, used primarily for incentive payments and channel performance metrics. Our journey is going far beyond that now to where E2Open is helping us to link this data directly to our CRM system to allow our salespeople to take advantage of the data on a tactical level to maximize their performance. Our unique methodology integrates this data with an artificial intelligence platform, an advance mobile interface, and real coaching from their sales managers to put truly put the data to work – for the salesperson.
Charles Forsgard is the Vice President of Global Sales for the Sensing and Internet of Things business at Honeywell, part of Honeywell’s Safety and Productivity Solutions business group. Charles leads a team of 300 salespeople, applications engineers, and sales managers – bringing sensing solutions to channel partners and OEMs around the world.
Prior to coming to Honeywell, Charles spent three years with GE leading the Americas Controls and Software sales team as well as the Global Controls sales team. In those roles, Charles led the restructuring of the sales teams along with the deployment of a predictive analytics based pipeline management system. Charles also led the integration of the Alstom PAC sales team after their acquisition by GE.
During 26 years with Schneider Electric, Charles held a variety of sales, marketing, and business management roles, including leading the automation sales team for the western US, the national sales team for variable frequency drives, the Motor Control Business Unit, the Global Strategic HVAC accounts team, and finally the US OEM Sales organization.
Charles is an avid customer advocate and is passionate about the evolution of the selling profession. He is the author of “Stop Kidding Yourself: The way that you are managing your salespeople is not helping them”. Charles has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Massachusetts and is Six-Sigma Green Belt Certified. Charles currently works and resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and son.
Alban Zimmermann, Global Channel Incentives Capabilities Manager, HP Inc, Global Sales Operations
Alban Zimmermann is the manager of the Global Channel Incentives capabilities team within the Global Sales Operations of HP, presently driving a key global and strategic transformation program.
Prior to this, Alban has held various positions in the channel and direct sales and operations teams of HP, driving the deployment of CDM and Incentives operational strategies as well as of the BI and analytics systems as enablers of strategic sales transformations, deploying a hunting sales force program, and implementing several HP corporate restructuring strategies in his functional domain. Early in his years with HP, Alban held procurement and supply chain positions within the PC divisions, implementing several outsourcing, cost-benchmarking and procurement programs.
Alban holds an MBA from INSEAD as well as an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris.
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