April 10, 2018

Supply and Value Chain Center | Loyola University | Chicago, IL

Securing Your Sustainable Supply Chain

In today’s global economy, goods sometimes travel a worldwide circuit with multiple stops before reaching their final destination. This distance between source and recipient offers great potential for confusion. Additionally, today’s consumer wants to understand the what, where, and how of a particular product’s provenance. Blockchain technology offers a secure digital ledger in which the multiple participants on a given Supply Chain can update data in real time. Thoughtful incorporation of the Blockchain into your Supply Chain practice offers increased security, transparency, responsiveness and eventually can fully transform your Supply Chain into a hyper-efficient cost-saving, risk-reducing Demand Chain.

Actionable Insights

Fully transform your Supply Chain into a hyper-efficient cost-saving, risk-reducing Demand Chain.

2 Visionary Keynote Speakers

Hear from some of today’s most compelling and sought-after Supply Chain innovators.

Unmatched Networking

Connect with and learn about the latest trends and best practices from Supply Chain senior executives and fellow enthusiasts.

SPEAKERS

Chain Reaction Summit will bring you some of today's most compelling and sought after thought-leaders from the world's biggest brands who are driving change and innovation in the Supply Chain arena.

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CO-CHAIR: Harry Haney

Associate Dir., Supply & Value Chain Center

Loyola University Chicago

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CO-CHAIR: Doug Reese

Chief Strat. & Growth Officer

GE Trans. Digital Solutions

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Brad J. Bailey

Research Dir., Capital Markets

Celent, a Div. of Oliver Wyman

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Rachel Cantu

Founder & Managing Partner

SIMPLIFY + GROW

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Bob Dietz

Vice President, Supply Chain

Horizon Steel

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Ibrahim Gokcen

Chief Digital Officer

Maersk

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Nathan Lands

CEO

Binded

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Angel Lorente

Executive Director

Morgan Stanley

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Steven Mavity

SVP, Tech. Svcs. & Corp Quality

Bumble Bee Foods

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Samantha Radocchia

Co-Founder

Chronicled

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Raja Ramachandran

CEO

ripe.io

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Barb Schwarzentraub

Dir., Component Mfg. & SC

Caterpillar Inc.

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Anindya Sengupta

Vice President, Strategy

Prudential

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Rajiv Sondhi

Sr. Dir., Software Engrg., Digital Tech.

Capital One(US/Canada)

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Ashish Srivastava

IT Director

Medtronic

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Brian Tessier

VP, Global SC Innovation

Schneider Electric

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Andrew Yang

CEO & Co-Founder

Authenticiti

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Al Zucco

VP, Sustainable Supply Chain

USG

Thank You to Our 2018 Partners

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PROGRAM

*Agenda is subject to change.

Breakfast & Registration

60mins

Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Harry Haney, Associate Director, Supply & Value Chain Center, Loyola University
  • Doug Reese, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, GE Transportation Digital Solutions

15mins

Opening Session: The Supply Chain as Key to Organizational Improvement

If your supply chain is not as efficient and secure as possible you are losing money and wasting resources. Conversely, a well-designed and reliable supply-chain can provide the foundation needed for overall Organizational Optimization. This session will introduce some of the keys to ensuring your supply chain fosters continuous improvement as opposed to hindering it.
 
  • Bob Dietz, VP, Supply Chain, Horizon Steel
  • Ibrahim Gokcen, Chief Digital Officer, Maersk

30mins

Transparency Traps

Today’s customer demands transparency, particularly for food and ingestible products. Promising transparency and actually delivering it honestly are two very different things. Learn from Ripe.io an organization that has begun to unravel the traps awaiting transparent brands and provides some solves for these challenges.

  • Raja Ramachandran, CEO, ripe.io

35mins

Blockchain + IoT for Unstoppable Supply Chains

No emerging technology exists in a vacuum. The transformative promise of Blockchain relies on its incorporation in a broader IT strategy. IoT initiatives are particularly valuable when paired with a secure distributed ledger.

  • Sam Radocchia, Co-Founder & CMO, Chronicled

30mins

Networking Break

20mins

Blockchain, Life Sciences and Preparing for Track and Trace Regulations

The government has become increasingly invested in ensuring that products, especially medications, are handled carefully and protected from source to recipient. This session will provide a deep dive into emerging regulations in the life sciences and pharmaceutical supply chain spaces and how Blockchain can support compliance.

  • Ashish Srivastava, IT Director, Medtronic

35mins

Rapid Deployment of Supply Chain Networks

Andrew Yang, CEO, Authenticiti

20mins

Networking Luncheon

60mins

Connecting Disparate Events with Distributed Ledger

It can be hard to spot cause and effect patterns without the right data. A securely managed supply chain can allow for an analytical approach to connecting the disparate events that take place between production and sales and finding ways to improve the customer experience at every step.

  • Barb Schwarzentraub, Director, Component Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Caterpillar Inc.

45mins

Smart Contracts for a Smarter Supply Chain

Part of managing a supply chain is managing a series of relationships with multiple stakeholders and participants. Smart Contracts allow for a deeper level of trusts between parties engaged in a given supply chain.

30mins

A Broader Context View for the Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply chain management requires a broader understanding of world events including price changes in sources products, natural disasters, and new regulations. Emerging technologies, including Blockchain can allow for quicker responsiveness and more consistent tracking throughout this ever-changing landscape.

  • Al Zucco, VP, Sustainable Supply Chain, USG

45mins

Networking Break

20mins

Consumer Demands for Traceability and Sustainability

Nothing engenders customer confidence like the ability to say “your fish came from Vessel A, in Body of Water B, and was processed in facility C.” This level of transparency and traceability demonstrates your brand’s commitment to sustainable practices, Blockchain can help.

  • Steven Mavity, SVP, Technical Services & Corporate Quality, Bumble Bee Foods

45mins

Tokens for Trust in Tracking

What is a token? How do they work? Why should I care? During this session, we will break down the basics of this key element in Blockchain technology and its role in advancing the supply chain.

20mins

Closing Keynote: The Distributed Ledger Driven Demand Chain

Imagine a supply system that did not have to be reactive. The data and resources have been so carefully and reliably tracked that you know exactly who will need what when and how long it will take to deliver that item. Instead of a supply chain, you now have a “Demand Chain” that drives the company’s progress instead of simply supporting it.

  • Brian Tessier, VP, Global Supply Chain Innovation, Schneider Electric

30mins

Closing Remarks

  • Harry Haney, Associate Director, Supply & Value Chain Center, Loyola University
  • Doug Reese, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, GE Transportation Digital Solutions

15mins

Networking Reception

60mins

Summit Concludes

1mins

venue

Supply and Value Chain Center

Loyola University | Quinlan School of Business

16 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-6113

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