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World Class Speakers

Senior executives from the world’s leading supply chain organizations – each at different stages of supply chain digitization.

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Is your supply chain efficient enough to keep up with the pace of disruption? Learn practical steps and tools needed to redefine productivity and performance in a digital world.

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A forum structured to help you bring home real tangible experiences from cross-industry peers and create real working relationships.

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World Class Speakers

The world’s most influential business and operations executives share their insight and experiences at Live Americas Peer Forum 2019, a dynamic, closed-door setting like no other.

Kathy Wengel
Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer

Stuart Pann
Chief Supply Chain Officer

Melanie Cook
Chief Operating Officer

Christine Fraser
Chief Responsibility Officer

Rahquel Purcell

Rahquel Purcell
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Americas

Karen Mills
Former Cabinet member for the U.S. Small Business Administration and Senior Fellow

David Cutter
President, Global Supply & Procurement


Shawn Curran
Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Product Operations

Mark O’Donnell
Executive Vice President, Global Operations

Patrick Petitti

Patrick Petitti
Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Darrell Edwards

Darrell Edwards
Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer


Mark Welch
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain


Larry Grischow
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Procurement


Lisa Kulok
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations

Sunny Lopez

Sunny Lopez
Manager, Supply Chain


Tom McKenzie
Vice President, Logistics, Operations

Ben Massie
Vice President, E2E Supply Chain Execution

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Fabio Colalillo
Vice President Supply Chain – Global Nalco Water Division and Global Planning

Greg Ginsburg

Greg Ginsburg
Vice President, Product Supply Services

Kevin Barnes
Vice President Global Procurement

Oswaldo Gutierrez

Oswaldo Gutierrez
Vice President Procurement

Mike Meagher

Mike Meagher
Vice President, Supply and Logistics


Jeffrey Zens
Vice President, Strategy, Innovation and Ventures, Global Product and Supply


Lars Kristiansen
Senior Director Strategy and Continuous Improvement

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Lisa Brady
Supply Chain Director – Sustainability and Circular Economy

Benjamin Lavoie

Benjamin Lavoie
Global Director of Technology and Innovation
AB InBev

Adam Spunberg

Adam Spunberg
Global Director
AB InBev


Sri Gopinath
Director of Global Procurement Strategy
Schneider Electric


Joe Haury
Senior Director, Global Transportation and Warehousing

Prashant Yadav

Prashant Yadav
Strategy Leader, Supply Chain

Lizet Tymon

Lizet Tymon
Advanced Planning Director

Jeffrey Tazelaar

Jeffrey Tazelaar
Digital Fulfillment Center Director


Sonya Sieveking
Global Product Supply E2E Synchronization Strategy Leader

Matt Davis

Matt Davis
Managing Vice President

Former Speakers Include

Tom Falk
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Liz O’Neill
Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Mark Sutcliffe
Global Vice President, Supply Chain Management

Annette Danek-Akey
Senior Vice President, Fulfillment

Shari Slate
Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer

Alexis DePree
Vice President, Global Customer Fulfillment, Supply Chain

Tricia Wang
Tech Ethnographer

Jim Cafone
Vice President, Supply Operations

Tamara Sniffen
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations

Ramsey Musa
Vice President, Supply Chain

Renee Ure
Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Data Center Group

Barry Chadwick
Executive Vice President, Operations

Supply Chain Efficiency, Revisited

Redefining productivity and performance in a digital world

Efficiency has long been a hallmark of operations. Supply Chain executives have led the charge on productivity improvements, cost reductions and waste elimination to drive better for performance for businesses and the customers served by them.

In recent years, the demands of customers have shifted strategic focus to speed, agility and customization. The opportunity for most in 2019 is how to solve for these new value attributes while controlling rising complexity. It is a challenge that requires new approaches. It is a challenge that is rooted in efficiency. And it is a challenge ripe to be solved with digital innovations.

Digital has already started to reshape the end-to-end supply chain. Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are automating the tedious, paper-based processes in Procurement while empowering organizations to shift focus to supplier innovation and value-adding negotiations. The Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and robotics are replacing manufacturing and distribution labor while creating opportunities to personalize products and services at scale. Machine Learning and big data technologies are automating analytics processes while providing planners, strategists and data scientists a new opportunity to be at the forefront of business innovation.

From your customer’s customer through to your supplier’s supplier, the time is now to revisit efficiency. This year’s Live Americas Peer Forum will concentrate on three pillars that will usher in this new era.

Network Efficiency

Global uncertainty, hyper-customization and eCommerce continue to stretch supply network capability and, in some cases, require complete redesign. The sharing economy, autonomous vehicles and print-on-demand packaging are just a few of the new capabilities that are augmenting processes and replacing old ways of running supply networks. This forum will feature next generation network design case examples and best practices that embrace digital to create more flexible, faster and more efficient supply chains.

Material Efficiency

Sustainability initiatives are no longer side projects or PR exercises. For leaders, they are fully embedded and inseparable from supply chain strategy. A next wave of sustainability is being fueled by the circular economy. Early movers have demonstrated that circular strategies can create both more efficient and more profitable use of materials. The Live Americas Peer Forum will feature the most cutting-edge practitioner approaches to sustainability, circular economy and resource management.

People Efficiency

Elimination of work, and the jobs around that work, has already begun across all functions in the end-to-end supply chain. Simultaneously, new skills and new ways of working are needed to address a growing talent gap. Digitally-powered approaches like the gig economy, AI, virtual maintenance and remote operations will provide methods to more efficiently hire, manage and empower the people that run supply chains. The community will share creative talent approaches and technology solutions to manage the rapidly changing needs of the Supply Chain workforce.

Connect With Your Peers

Want real takeaways from senior practitioners and peers of your level to take back to the office? SCM World’s Live Americas Peer Forum is unique with its strictly closed-door policy. No press, vendor exhibition, or media allowed, so your conversations with cross-industry leaders will remain confidential and you’ll experience an environment without vendor solicitation.

Keynote sessions and panel discussions

Senior leaders share practical insights into their supply chain operations and you can question them directly to get to the heart of all the key issues.

Executive huddles and roundtables

Small, private roundtable discussions focusing on the critical issues affecting the future of the profession. As all dialogue remains strictly confidential, you can speak openly and freely without any risk of later citation.

1-2-1 peer and analyst connections

You can pre-book private face-to-face meetings with executive peers and Gartner analysts attending the forum using a private online portal running up to and during the forum. Gain real practical insights into what other companies and industries are doing to take back to your boardroom.

Informal networking

A host of informal and relaxed networking opportunities over the course of the forum provide plenty of opportunity to enjoy time out from the intense business discussions and reflect with peers on the key themes of the day.

Participants 2018

Senior supply chain executives from the following companies attended SCM World Live Americas 2018.

Kimberly Clark

Benjamin Moore

























Colgate Palmolive


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Reach out for more information

For information about any aspect of this forum, including access to the full agenda or questions on how to register, please contact Sam Pelosi at [email protected] or call +44 203 747 6223.

For sponsorship or corporate partnerships please contact Azhar Hajat at [email protected] or call +44 203 747 6221.