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An Unrivalled Speaker Line-up

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Jan Roodenburg

Jan Roodenburg

Former Vice President Global Supply Chain Management, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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32 year career global expat with working experience in Greater China, Eastern & Western Europe, India, Brazil and the US.

  • (2011-Present) VP, SC & Operations, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, EMEA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • (2009-2011) Managing Partner, Supply Change Associates (SCA), supporting CEO’s; CXO’s, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • (2006-2009) SVP, Philips Supply Management, responsible for Sustainability, Quality, Lean, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2003-2006) SVP, SC & Operations, Philips Electronics, WW business group Home Entertainment, Hong
  • (2000-2003) VP, SC & Operations, Philips Electronics, WW business group Monitors, Taipei, Taiwan
  • (Prior to 200) Implemented SAP in 5 factories WW; set-up a greenfield factory in Hungary; fully automated printed circuit board assembly in Vienna, Austria

Education

  • (1994-Present) Multitude of management courses with IMEDE, IMD, Stanford, INSEAD
  • (1895) Bachelors and Masters in Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Willem Vesters

Willem Vesters

VP Global Supply Chain Planning, Liberty Global

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Brief background on current role and responsibilities

Performance-driven and strategically focused professional with 15+ years' global experience of effectively restructuring, streamlining, and strengthening business operations and processes to maximise product delivery performance and profitability while meeting customer needs. Brings together People, Processes and Technology in the Supply Chain to build cross-functional bridges that deliver products and services with Quality and Customer Satisfaction driving top line growth and bottom line profitability. Drives Operational Excellence, either building operations from the ground up or re-engineering from the top down. Embraces new technology, coupled with a solid technical background and a drive for reducing the total cost of ownership.

Where I have worked

Liberty Global, Office Depot, Philips Electronics, ING Group, various startups and small size companies

Skills and expertise

Developing teams and organisations. Developing and deploying strategy. Expertise in supply chain, procurement, operations

What I do for fun

Family, going on holiday, golf, squash, reading

You may be surprised to know…

I ran a marathon in a far past (1997), not physically noticeable anymore…

Frans Kempen

Frans Kempen

Blockchain Lead, IBM

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Frans Kempen is in IBM BeNeLux the blockchain lead for the Supply Chain Industry. He is also hands-on managing 2 blockchain delivery programs which will go into production Q4 2018 for companies in the Supply Chain industry.

Frans has a degree in Civil Engineering and in Business Economics. After starting at Unilever in Marketing Management, he focussed his career towards creating a competitive advantage for his clients by implementing new technologies and building future proof IT- and Services platforms. Examples are developing the first free ISP at KPN and building a cloud services platform at British Telecom. In 2006, Frans joined IBM and was responsible for the communication industry and has been leading the Microsoft practise. Since 2015, Frans has a keen interest in Distributed Ledger Technology and the related cryptocurrencies. Soon after he started working in the blockchain domain to develop blockchain-based solutions for IBM enterprise clients and integrate these solutions into the existing legacy-IT systems. Frans brings both hands-on business experience and a deep rooted understanding of the blockchain technology to the table.

Ken O-Farrell

Ken O-Farrell

Global Reverse Logistics Manager, Microsoft

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20 years experience in the Tech Sector in a variety of supply chain roles with companies such as Motorola, Lucent Technologies and currently Microsoft. 

Currently working as Global Fulfilment & Logistics Capabilities Lead with Microsoft Devices Supply Chain with responsibility for driving innovation and new capabilities in this space.

Topic of Discussion – Microsoft Devices Supply Chain Transformation

  • MSDC – who were are our products
  • The Digital Transformation motivation
  • What we have achieved in terms of integrating Big data, predictive analytics, and data visualization into the supply chain and how trends like Blockchain are being considered.
Roeland van den Berg

Roeland van den Berg

EMEA Supply Chain Manager, Logitech

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Roeland has a successful track record in multiple challenging roles within diverse industries and cultures. He has game changing expertise in Organizational & Strategy design, Supply Chain Management (Plan, Make, Source, Deliver & Return), Business Planning & Analytics, and Operations Management. At Logitech, Roeland has transformed the replenishment department in a proactive collaborative customer supply chain team that manages revenue and increased service and profitability significantly in the EMEA region. Today, he and his team are pushing hard to continue to support the growth with the same number of people by automation, continuous improvement (people, process and system) and provide better insights by applying data science.

Mohamed El Serry

Mohamed El Serry

Director Group Supply Chain Strategy, Veon

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Mohamed El Serry a Supply chain visionary executive with more than 19 years GSM experience in areas of rollout, Project management, strategic Sourcing and End to End Supply chain management ,He is currently working as Vimpelcom Group Director Supply Chain Buisness Development and Strategy looking after 15 Operations across the world covering more than 235 million customers and supplies over 6 Billion $/year,

Mohamed started with Vodafone Egypt network lunching rollouts, in Huawei he Managed Middle East and North Africa subcontracting and cooperation management covering 29 countries, then Head of Supply chain and strategic Procurement in Orascom telecom Holding Emerging Markets,

Mohamed Holding Degrees in Architect Engineering 1998, Project Management diploma from American university, PMP certified and MBA in international business from Queens land University Australia

Matthias Graefe

Matthias Graefe

Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation, IBM

Matthieu Van Bilsen

Matthieu Van Bilsen

Global Director, Electronics Industry, Cognitive Operations, IBM

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As Director IBM Global Electronics Industry, Matthieu van Bilsen is responsible for setting Strategy and Business Development in the Electronics & High-Tech industry vertical. 

He has a deep understanding of the key marketplace opportunities and challenges facing high-tech firms, and consults extensively with senior executives as they look to optimize and transform their organizations, operations and business models. Through global relationships, market expertise and deep industry insights, Matthieu and his team help firms around the globe improve in their Operations, to increase speed to market, reduce costs and sustain operational excellence in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

Matthieu has over 30 years of global, multi-cultural experience in a wide range of positions in EMEA, USA & Asia. He started his career in the IBM Integrated Supply Chain organization. At IBM Corporate USA he established the foundation for IBM’s transformation to a Global Integrated Enterprise, with this experience he joint IBM Services where he has worked with international clients across the industries, public institutions, and government agencies.

He is a member of the IBM Industry Academy representing Electronics & High-Tech, a select group of industry experts chosen for their industry eminence and the ability to partner with clients to help shape their industry agendas.

Roberto Pasti

Roberto Pasti

IoT OEM Manager, Arrow Electronics

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Roberto Pasti is an experienced leader who transforms traditional companies into disruptive digital business, an expert in Supply Chain high performance business processes and practices. Currently he is leading digital transformation projects for global business operations at Arrow and their customers. He uses a consultative approach that started with systemic business design ending with the implementation through any kind of technologies. Roberto does worked and has deep inside for GE, Bosch Group and Siemens. Roberto spent more than 10 years at Siemens AG Business division and Business Development of ICT business. During his tenure at Bosch, Roberto implemented industry’s leading Internet of Things and big data platforms, developed the business strategy for IoT and launched Predictive Platforms, and transformed business models.

Henrik Von Scheel

Henrik Von Scheel

Originator of the Industry 4.0,  

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Henrik von Scheel

Originator of the 4th Industrial Revolution 

Best known as the mastermind of the 4th Industrial Revolution, that ignited the global themes of today.

Named by Financial Times as one of the leading authority and business thinker on strategy and competitiveness. 

Quoted by Eric Schmidt as "One of the most pre-eminent strategic advisors of his generation”. 

His work is applied to national economies, triggered global themes, influenced GDP growth, reset policies in governments, set standards that are applied by 26 NATO members. 

Henrik is one of the most influential board members on corporate and family boards, a sought-after speaker and prolific writer with 6 books and over 40 articles. Through his publications and effort with standard bodies, he has evolved the mainstream thinking and practices of what is being taught at universities and applied by over 50% of organizations today.

For more details, please visit www.von-scheel.com

Martin Stockmann

Martin Stockmann

Dept. of Packaging and Retail Logistics, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics

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Martin Stockmann works at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in Dortmund. He specializes in urban logistics and supply chain optimization. In addition to research projects like the EU project “Clusters 2.0” and “low noise night logistics”, he works on industrial projects for the testing and optimization of logistics systems in retail as well as their implementation support and reorganization.

The Fraunhofer IML was founded in 1981 and since then has been dealing with holistic logistics by creating cross-industry and customer-specific solutions.

In the Department of Packaging and Trade Logistics, packaging systems are optimized, business logistics processes are reorganized and AutoID systems are introduced and further developed.”

Alexander Horak

Alexander Horak

Head of Industry Vertical High-Tech, Gebrüder Weiss

Frank Müller

Frank Müller

Vice President of the Board of Directors, AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG

Oskar Verkamman

Oskar Verkamman

Managing Director, Inspired-Search

Patrick Carminati

Patrick Carminati

Head of Sourcing & Manufacturing, Lexmark

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Patrick Carminati is a senior executive, with 25 years’ experience in the high tech sector and he’s worked in most of the major world markets. Recognized as a change agent, Patrick has worked across most parts of supply chain and the sustainable paradigm is something which motivated him for a long time.

Academically, Patrick qualified as an engineer, holds an EMBA in procurement and supply chain management and is a certified Professional Coach.

Patrick is passionate about the green agenda and believes it can work well in a commercial P&L environment. In other words, Circular economy goes well with profitability. He also often talks about the subject matter in various conferences across Europe.

Personally, Patrick is an alpine endurance trailer and nature lover

Hans van der Eijk

Hans van der Eijk

Business Development Director, syncreon

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Hans is a Senior Business Development professional with a passion for logistics and supply chains. Hans has worked on a wide variety of projects supporting innovative new solutions to some of the world largest corporations.

Roy Lenders

Roy Lenders

CEO, Genzai

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Roy Lenders is part-time Professor Supply Chain at Fontys University and also Founder/CEO of Digital Operating Models (eCommerce company) and Genzai (Artificial Intelligence). He used to be Senior Vice President for Supply Chain globally at Capgemini Consulting, Partner Supply Chain at Ernst & Young and Associate Partner Supply Chain at Districon.

Ricardo Chedrauy

Ricardo Chedrauy

COO, Hanhaa

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Ricardo Chedrauy is the Chief Operations Officer of Hanhaa. Ricardo is a Procurement and logistics expert. Leading SAP implementations and IOT manufacturing projects within Europe. In 2015 he had the opportunity to join Hanhaa and start developing the ParceLive tracking service with a dedicated focus on manufacturing devices, designing returns networks and improving business processes to offer a better service to Hanhaa customer base.

Ricardo Holds a Master degree in Supply chain management and is certified in SAP ERP 6.0 and Prince2 project management. He is very passionate about the logistics and supply chain industry, emphasizing the challenges that new consumer trends will bring to the field and striving for new technologies that will help the sector.

Joris Peeters

Joris Peeters

Title, Nokia

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Joris Peeters graduated from the Catholic University Leuven in electrical engineering and achieved a PhD in applied science. He joined Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in 1995, and hold several management positions in engineering, manufacturing and supply chain afterwards. Currently he is in the Nokia Fixed Networks business group, heading the global allocation and delivery planning team in the supply chain planning department.

Ruud de Groot

Ruud de Groot

Site Manager, DHL

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Ruud de Groot is Site Manager at DHL. Crafted as a Tropical Land- and Water-management engineer with multiple years of international experience, Ruud de Groot matured in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with DHL with more than 20 years of successful leadership roles in Operational, Account Development and Commercial roles servicing global leaders in Fashion and Technology. He has gained multiple years of experience with Vested Outsourcing and is co-author of the University of Tennessee Case study “Vested for Success”. Ruud is a certified DHL Customer for Life Specialist and a graduate of the University of Tennessee Vested Outsourcing Certified Deal Architect Program.

Petar Simic

Petar Simic

CEO, Primaco

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Petar is an successful entrepreneur and senior manager with broad experience in logistics, pharmaceuticals, IT and telecom industry. His vision is to deliver high quality, high visible and high efficient transportation services to clients in Central & South East Europe. To do that, Primaco possess one of the biggest fleet for temperature sensitive and high security transportation, and Smartivo develops proprietary software and telematics technology that is currently used on more than 12.000 vehicles in SE Europe. Primaco and Smartivo together employ more than 180 professionals in 12 offices. Petar is Master in Business and Economics educated in Zagreb and London.

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