Peyton Manning, Two-Time Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback & Five-Time NFL MVP
Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as one of the leaders in nearly every statistical passing category.
Manning entered the NFL in 1998 with the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall draft pick. During his first 14 NFL seasons with the Colts, Manning set club records in nearly every career passing category. He led the franchise to its first World Championship in 36 years during the 2006 season, earning MVP honors in the Colts’ 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. In 2017, the Colts honored Manning by retiring his number 18 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
During the 2015/2016 season, Manning led the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, making him the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams.
In 2013, Manning was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. In his first year with the Broncos in 2012 – and after missing the entire 2011 campaign with a neck injury – Manning finished as the Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year and runner-up for the league’s MVP.
Professional Awards and Philanthropic Work
Indianapolis Colts&Denver Broncos
NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2005
Bart Starr Award in 2015
Lincoln Medal in 2017
Inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (2018)
Named a first-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press on seven occasions, no quarterback in NFL history had more playoff appearances or 300-yard passing games than Manning when he retired.
NFL’s 100 All-Time Team (2020), one of only 10 quarterbacks to earn a spot on this iconic list.
He has also received numerous awards for his philanthropic work off the field and was honored as the recipient of the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2005, the Bart Starr Award in 2015, and the Lincoln Medal in 2017.
Manning is a longtime supporter of The Pat Summit Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. In 2012, Manning joined The Pat Summit Foundation Advisory Board and co-chairs several fundraising events throughout the year. He also sits on the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet – lending a hand during disaster relief.
He and his wife, Ashley, established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk. The PeyBack Foundation has provided more than $14 million of impact to disadvantaged youth through its grants and programs since its inception. Manning is a champion for the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent (Indiana); serving as an ambassador, advocate and fundraiser. Peyton and Ashley co-chair the signature fundraising event for the hospital each spring, which raises money to expand and enhance departments and services offered.
Manning hosts and writes the NFL version of Detail on ESPN+ and is the host and executive producer of Peyton’s Places, which is currently airing on ESPN+ to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the NFL. He balances these projects, while continuing his iconic commercials and various business partnerships.
Global shocks in demand and supply have altered the business landscape, reshaping deeply-rooted practices in months instead of years. Join Bart De Muynck to hear Gartner’s perspective on what this means for supply chains, including changes to omnichannel and transportation, and how recent events have shifted convergence from being aspirational to reality. Learn how data, end-to-end visibility and sustainability are now top of mind for executive leaders to drive for more flexibility, agility and resiliency – and takeaways to help you jump ahead of the pack.
Bart De Muynck leads the Transportation Technology Research at Gartner including transportation management, transportation visibility, freight payment, analytics, yard management, vehicle routing and scheduling, and fleet telematics. Mr. De Muynck also researches Multi Enterprise Supply Chain Business Networks and emerging technologies such as AI/ML, Advanced Analytics, Intelligent Things and Blockchain. Mr. De Muynck joined Gartner in June 2014. He previously worked at a major food and beverage company, where he was globally responsible for the delivery area. Previously, he held positions in the chemical industry, the logistics industry and the consulting industry. Mr. De Muynck has more than 25 years of experience in Logistics Technology and 30 years of supply chain experience.
Excellence in Partner Experience to Drive the Next Surge in Value
Bringing goods and services to market will never be the same after the events of the last year. New buyer and customer needs have catalyzed an evolution in the chain of value creation and delivery across a brand owner’s network of partners, putting customer experience at the forefront. For organizations with outsourced or indirect strategies, excellence in customer experience requires excellence in partner experience. Join Forrester’s Maria Chien to hear how these changes have reshaped global channel strategies, the latest research on top priorities for buyers and CMOs, and steps you can take to drive shared value for your organization and partners. Spoiler – it’s a key part of an end-to-end strategy that encompasses all ecosystems and it starts with decision-grade data.
Maria is VP and Executive Advisor leading the Channel Marketing Strategies practice at Forrester. She is a recognized industry thought leader in B2B channels and her experience defining and implementing channel marketing strategy is frequently sought-after as a keynote speaker balancing best practice concepts with prescriptive advice.
Prior to joining Forrester | SiriusDecisions, Maria spent the majority of her career at Sun Microsystems, Inc., holding leadership roles in global channel marketing, partner programs and services, and field marketing. Her experience encompasses all stages of partnering strategy, levels of program maturity and spans a wide variety of partner types with a focus on monetizing those partnerships through joint revenue opportunities.
Uffe Ostergaard, Hapag-Lloyd (America) LLC, President
Navigating Stormy Waters: New Global Commerce Realities a Year into the Pandemic
Unprecedented demand combined with equipment and capacity shortages, port congestion, and the recent shift to front-load supply decisions is putting a tremendous strain on global supply chains. The constant state of disruption during the past 18 months has become the new normal. The pandemic exposed structural vulnerabilities in the complex way we move goods around the world to consumers and underscores the importance of digitization. Join Uffe Ostergaard, President (America) of Hapag-Lloyd LLC, to hear a first-hand account of new realities from a carrier perspective that includes the impact on shippers and insight on how to manage future disruptions.
Uffe Ostergaard has worked in the container shipping industry during the past 27 years. He spent the first 20 years with Maersk, predominantly in the Copenhagen head office but also in various management positions in Europe, Africa and Asia. During this period Uffe worked in trade management, served as Managing Director in various countries and held positions as Senior Director for Strategy and Head of Global Marketing.
In 2013, Uffe joined UASC as Chief Commercial Officer and member of Executive Management in Dubai, with responsibility for all global commercial activities. As part of that role Uffe also held Board positions and was Chairman of organizations in China, India and U.S.A.
As part of the merger with Hapag Lloyd in 2017 Uffe became a member of the Executive Committee and from April 1, 2018, he took over the position of President of Hapag-Lloyd (America) LLC responsible for all activities in U.S.A. and Canada.
James Herman, A.P. Moeller Maersk A/S, Head of e-commerce Logistics
The Unified Commerce Imperative: Sell Anywhere, Deliver in Any Way, and Manage Everything
James leads the Ecommerce Logistics business for Maersk in North America. Prior to joining Maersk, James spent the early years of his career in the electronics distribution and contract manufacturing industry, leading global sales and marketing teams with leading companies such as Arrow Electronics, ITT and Flextronics. More recently he was SVP of sales and marketing for XPO Logistics – Supply Chain and chief commercial officer for Tompkins International. He is also on the board of directors at the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship in Greensboro, North Carolina. James has significant leadership experience and a unique perspective of strategy, commerce, technology and supply chain in the dynamic and fast-growing ecommerce logistics market.
James is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in Accounting. He is married with two adult sons. In his free time, James enjoys cycling, sailing and skiing as well as global travel with his family.
Kathleen is the strategic channel leader for the Emerson Machine Automation Solutions business unit which provides innovative industrial automation and control solutions that serve the global factory automation, process automation and industrial machinery market. Since joining Emerson in Feb 2019, part of the GE Intelligent Platforms acquisition, Kathleen served as the North America channel leader before assuming the role of strategic channel leader in Oct 2019.
Prior to Emerson, Kathleen worked for GE where she joined the company on their technical marketing leadership program. She held commercial assignments (with increasing responsibilities) within GE Industrial and Power Systems (Account Management) ; GE Supply (1994:Industrial Branch Management); GE Water & Process Technologies (2002: Six Sigma commercial leader; general manager – channel sales); GE Intelligent Platforms (2011: GE2GE leader and then North American channel leader).
Kathleen holds an MBA in international business from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College.
She is on the advisory board of University of Richmond’s Customer Experience Program and has been on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for Cornerstone Family Programs (non-profit serving underprivileged families). She currently volunteers at the local Salvation Army.
Her hobbies include training and competing in triathlons and long distance races. She currently resides in the Jacksonville, FL metro area with her husband, Tom. They have two children, Fiona and Patrick. Fiona lives in New Jersey as a professional photographer and realtor while her son, Patrick goes to Northeastern University in Boston and on their Division 1 XC/T&F team.
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