The exclusive forum for SVPs and VPs of supply chain looking to deliver breakthrough visibility to demand, supply and profit in a digital world

The exclusive forum for SVPs and VPs of supply chain looking to deliver breakthrough visibility to demand, supply and profit in a digital world


World class 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

John Allaway - Schneider Electric

John Allaway
Vice President, EMEA Supply Chain Performance
Schneider Electric

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

Featured in the On-Site Tour of HP World Center for 3D Printing and Digital Packaging

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

Graham Slack
Chief Economist, Head of Strategic Intelligence
Maersk Group

Mike Gault

Mike Gault
Chief Executive Officer


Betty Hannoun
Executive Director, Supply Chain

Deborah Dull

Deborah Dull
Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Peter Ernsting
Senior Vice President, Group Supply Chain

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niemeyer

Carlo de Notaristefani
President & Chief Executive Officer, Teva Pharmaceuticals

Roeland Baaijens
Executive Vice President, Global Logistics, Hilti Corporation

Jesus Lorente Lopez
FMCG Chief Merchandising Officer
Carrefour Spain

Antonio Mazo
Vice President – Global Head Supply Chain Operations,Graphics Solution Business,
HP Inc.

Juha Pankakoski
Chief Digital Officer,

Xavier Houot
Senior Vice President – Group Environment, Safety, Real Estate,
Schneider Electric

David Ingram
Executive Vice President Europe Supply Chain,

Maria Clara Esguerra
Head of Customer Service and Customer Facing,

Pontus Rundström
Global Supply Director

Walter Nobles
Vice President Procurement Global Raw Materials,
Mondelēz International

Randolph Little
Planning and Fulfilment Manager

Matthias Graefe
Director of Transformation

Niall Kennedy
Associate Director, Global Supply Chain

Dr Manny Ohonme
Founder, President & CEO
Samaritan’s Feet


Kevin O’Marah
Vice President Distinguished Analyst


Matt Davis
Research Managing Vice President


Roadmap to the Digital Supply Chain

Total visibility is the next horizon of digital supply chain, but it will not happen in a vacuum. The digital revolution has renegade initiatives in robotics, internet of things, data analytics, artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing springing up. While many make promises to provide total breakthrough visibility, they can also risk creating confusion and waste.

How do you manage the transition between dismissing the digital wave as “hype” or naively sponsoring digital initiatives to gain total end-to-end visibility?

At Live Europe, you’ll roadmap the journey to a digital future of total visibility on the end-to-end value chain, comprising three areas of supply chain design:

Visibility to demand

A roadmap to total visibility is all about the depth of demand insight with emerging digital technologies.

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Sensing demand has long meant getting and analyzing point-of-sale data, channel sales and internal forecasts. Increasingly, however, it also means digesting data from IoT-connected equipment, consumer-level clickstreams and even unstructured social media threads. The question is not whether such demand data is valuable but how to layer it on top of existing forecasting systems.

Visibility to supply

“Sensing” supply is a new notion. Digital makes this not only possible, but urgent to build total visibility upstream.

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Lead time, capacity and cost are traditionally seen in sourcing and production systems which assume supply stability. Volatility of supply, however, is the new normal with problems way upstream wreaking havoc on availability and cost every day. Risk monitoring, scenario analytics and unit-level tracking promise granular visibility on what is possible from a supply perspective. The roadmap here comprehends uses of cloud, big data and IoT to build total visibility upstream.

Visibility to profit

Where and when will new tools like artificial intelligence and simulation analytics fit into the existing process.

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Sales and operations planning is the current de facto standard for a business’s ability to match demand and supply profitably. Most depend on a mix of separate planning tools blended with people and process to maintain a rhythm for decision making and commitments. As digital revolutionises visibility to both demand and supply, however, the decide-and-commit role of S&OP must up its game. Roadmapping this transformation means choosing where and when new tools like artificial intelligence, control tower dashboards and simulation analytics fit into the existing process.

Live Europe is for SVPs, VPs and Directors in the following cross-industry functions:

Supply Chain | Manufacturing and Production | Operations | Procurement | Risk Management Research & Development | IT and Technology


This year’s agenda deep dives into topics including:

  • Visibility to demand, supply and to profit
  • Creating a winning team with diversity and inclusion
  • 3D printing and revolutionizing business models
  • Balancing profit expectations with positive patient outcomes
  • Creating sense through connection via an IoT enabled supply chain
  • The supply chain sharing economy
  • Multi-level planning approaches to profitability

Join us in Barcelona to discover how you can:

  • Leverage the power of digital to create ever more human, economic and social value with ever less material consumption
  • Learn what technologies and strategies will allow you to make demand more transparent
  • Achieve supply line visibility to reduce excess or obsolete inventory risk and combat unethical sourcing
  • Leverage artificial intelligence to support planning
  • Use IoT for smarter manufacturing
  • Get visibility over outcomes

Unique, Forum format

Live Europe 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

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 connections

You can pre-book private face-to-face meetings with executive peers 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.


Senior Supply Chain Executives from the following companies joined us for SCM World Live Europe 2016:


Benjamin Moore


Colgate Palmolive


Johnson and Johnson







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Register your interest for Live Europe 2017