Confirmed Speakers 2018

Tariq Farooq
SVP Global Supply Chain

Mike Corbo
Chief Supply Chain Officer


Angela Qu
GVP, Head of Division Procurement and Logistics

Karen Mills

Karen Mills
Fr. Cabinet member for the U.S. Small Business Administration and Senior Fellow
Harvard Business School

Padraig Healy

Padraig Healy 
VP Supply Chain Management

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Volker Schmitz
VP, Head of EMEA Supply Chain

Francois-Regis Le Tourneau_Loreal

Francois-Regis Le Tourneau
Corporate Supply Chain Director

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Laury Johnson
SVP Global Supply Chain Planning
Schneider Electric

Michael Bode

Michael Bode
VP Distribution Solutions

Els Pasmooij

Els Pasmooij
Director of Supply Chain

Christian Schewtschnko

Christian Schewtschenko
Strategy and Business Manager, Operations


Arjen Van Der Woude
Strategic Sourcing Director

Jean-François Salles - Renault

Jean-François Salles
Global VP, Production Control & Supply Chain Management
Renault Nissan Mitsubishi

Mike McDonnell
Supply Chain Sustainability

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Pascal Kaufmann
Founder and CXO
Starmind International AG

Pedro Côrte-Real Sonae

Pedro Côrte-Real
Head of Supply Chain Management
Sonae MC


Jordi Palau
Supply Chain Director
Cesla Steel

David Warrick
General Manager
Global Supply Chain

Dave Tudor
VP, Global Head of Manufacturing and Supply


Matt Davis
Managing Vice President
Gartner Supply Chain

2017 Speakers


Dr Dirk Holbach
Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Laundry & Home Care
Henkel Global Supply Chain


Ninian Wilson
Global Supply Chain Director & CEO Vodafone Procurement

Koen Devits
Chief Procurement Officer
Royal DSM

Susanne Hundsbaek Pedersen
Senior Vice President,
Supply Chain
Novo Nordisk

Andrew Finnegan
Corporate Vice President,
Supply Chain
Novo Nordisk


Bish Sen
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Categories & Engineering

Alexis DePree
Vice President,
Global Customer Fulfillment,
Supply Chain

Vishal Bansal
Director, EU Operations


Mike Rose
Vice President
Johnson & Johnson

Malik Zanzouri
Vice President


Willem Vesters
Vice President
Global Supply Chain Planning
Liberty Global

Axel Kreis
Vice President,
Supply Chain Logistics
Siemens AG

Mani Janakiram
Senior Director,
Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics

Mark Talens
Executive Director, Enterprise Solutions


Mirko Senatore
Director Supply Chain Network Solutions & Excellence, EMEA

Heather Holt
Director, Chief of Staff,
Global Supply Chain & CPO,
Data Center Group

David Sheldon
Head of Global Supply Chain Development


Laverne Sahm
Senior IT Project Manager

Janet Godsell
Professor of Operations
and Supply Chain,
Warwick Manufacturing
GroupUniversity of Warwick


Matt Davis
Managing Vice President

Kevin O’Marah
Vice President Distinguished Analyst

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Stu Pann

Stuart Pann
Chief Supply Chain Officer
HP Inc.


Antonio Mazo
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, 3DP & Graphics Solutions Business
HP Inc.

Featured in the Operations Lab


Graham Slack
Chief Economist, Head of Strategic Intelligence
Maersk Group


Mike Gault
Chief Executive Officer


Betty Hannoun
Executive Director, Supply Chain


Deborah Dull
Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Team of Tomorrow

What lies ahead for work and how will supply chain careers evolve in the next decade? Digitalization is having disruptive effects on managerial, logistics, planning, and other supply chain functions. Automation in plants, fulfillment centers, and areas like procurement, production planning, and maintenance is eliminating jobs. And yet overall hiring continues to rise and senior leaders say that finding and hiring the right talent is harder than ever.

This wave of disruption, coupled with the continually growing need for more end-to-end knowledge and greater general business skills, is shaping a clear vision for the supply chain team of tomorrow. Digital technology, while rapidly displacing human labor, is equally rapidly enhancing human brainpower. It’s both a threat to work and the very thing that can solve challenges around connecting end-to-end to bring value back to the C-suite.

A new approach to finding, developing and retaining people from a very sparse talent pool is required. This year’s Live Europe Peer Forum will concentrate on three pillars that shape the future of supply chain organizations:



Digital and the rise of artificial intelligence are seen by many as a threat to work.  And yet, experience and research both say that people are the key to leveraging technology.  Supply chain leaders must inspire teams grappling with change in technology and process.  They must demonstrate how agility, customer centricity, and commitment to quality are fundamentally human capabilities to be enhanced with technology, not simply replaced by machines. This forum will feature the most cutting-edge practitioner approaches to building a digitally-enabled workforce and leveraging technology to shape the team of tomorrow.

Business skills

The top-rated, essential skill for the supply chain executive of the future is leadership. Three of the top five skills in our annual Future of Supply Chain research are, in fact, general business leadership requirements. In addition to functional expertise, communication, analytics, finance and commercial acumen are all now essential tools for a career in Supply Chain. The community will share creative approaches to ensuring that the supply chain team of tomorrow is one that can both efficiently run operations and operate effectively in the boardroom.


Modern supply chain organizations recognize the need to build functional expertise while exposing functional leaders to the best practices of their functional leaders across the end-to-end supply chain. Some have deemed these two expertise as “masters of function” and “masters of orchestration.” This forum will feature case examples and best practices on how to institutionalize development of end-to-end knowledge at all layers of the organization, from the entry-level pipeline to the most senior executives.


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Unique forum format

This Live Europe Peer Forum is a strictly closed-door, cross-industry forum. There’s no press, vendor exhibition or media allowed, so your conversations with fellow 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.


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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.

Team of Tomorrow Survey 2018

How well equipped is your organization to build and lead the team of tomorrow, today?

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