Early confirmed speakers include
Head of Strategy, Governance and M&A Supply Chain Laundry & Home Care, Henkel Global Supply Chain
Head of Operations, John Lewis
John Munnelly’s career in logistics spans over 3 decades, during which time he has experienced the industry from all angles – both third party and in house operations – with previous roles with TDG, Ryder, TNT, Shop Direct and Sainsbury’s. John has built up a wealth of experience and knowledge relating to all aspects of retail distribution, particularly specialising in operational startups for large scale automated solutions, transport operations, Direct to Customer Home Delivery and Omni-Channel fulfillment.
John has successfully managed a number of high profile and technologically advanced projects. Working closely with suppliers such as Siemens, Knapp, VanDerLande, Witron and Manhatten Associates at all stages of project development and post implementation running, John has become an expert in his field
For the last 10 years John has been responsible for the design, build and implementation of John Lewis’ semi-automated National Distribution Centre at Magna Park, Milton Keynes and is Head of Operations.
This highly acclaimed, multi award winning development, which went live in 2009, is industry leading enabling one pool of stock to be used for all shop deliveries and customer fulfillment. A second warehouse has now been built alongside the current development and connected via a 100m link bridge, forming a campus with an operating footprint in excess of 2 million square feet.
Vice President, Global Supply Chain Innovation, Schneider Electric
Mr. Brian R. Tessier serves as Vice President of Global Supply Chain Innovation and Executive Director of the Schneider Electric Center of Digital Innovation (CODI) Laboratory. Mr. Tessier served as Director of Customer Satisfaction & Quality at Schneider Electric North America from January 2013 until April 2016, and has held several positions in Continuous Improvement and Customer Satisfaction & Quality since January 2002. Mr. Tessier oversees Schneider Electric’s Office of Global Supply Chain Innovation. He is responsible for innovation in a 12 billion euro supply chain operation comprised of 80,000 employees and that encompasses more than 250 manufacturing factories and 100+ distribution centers in nearly 50 countries. Under his leadership, Global Supply Chain Innovation is tasked with delivering on the key principles behind innovation – thought leadership, creating networks to link existing functional areas of innovation, harnessing VOC/VOB/VOE in idea development, and building/running an effective, transparent, and efficient global innovation process for the purpose of decreasing cost, generating revenue, and improving customer experience in new and unexpected ways.
Brian has years of experience in hardware and software development, manufacturing and industrial automation, statistical process control, quality and productivity improvements, business process improvement, key customer crisis management, strategic program development, and enterprise class program oversight. Mr. Tessier previously worked in senior technical consulting roles since 1996 serving customers including Microsoft, IBM, UPS, and the US Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Tessier graduated from Nichols College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems and also completed the Six Sigma Master Black Belt program at The Fischer College of Business at Ohio State University.
Niall is a technologist and serial-entrepreneur. Niall co-founded pan European WiFi network The Cloud in 2003, acquired by British Sky Broadcasting (a subsidiary of News Corporation) in 2011. He was also recently CEO of multi-platform gaming software firm Marmalade. Niall founded one of the first ISPs in Africa in a joint venture with Sprint in 1994, later acquired by UUnet. He subsequently founded three digital media businesses in South Africa, he later sold. He also co-founded The Digital Thinking Network, a future scenario planning organisation based in Amsterdam. Niall has authored and presented numerous papers around the world, including at TED. He was a co-author of the WiFi International Roaming Access Protocols framework in 2005, adopted by the IETF. Niall contributed as a policy adviser on telecoms in South Africa in the early 90s through an African National Congress (ANC) think tank.
Vice President, Supply Chain, Europe, Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, PepsiCo
VP Supply Chain, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Jan Roodenburg is VP EMEA of SC & Operations ($8 billion) at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. 31 years global expat with working experience in Greater China, Eastern & Western Europe, India, Brazil and the US:
– SVP, SC Sustainability, Quality and Lean within Supply Management of Philips Electronics
– SVP, SC & Operations: €3 billion business group Home Entertainment within Philips Electronics in Hong Kong
– VP, SC & Operations: €2 billion business group Monitors of Philips Electronics in Taiwan
Jan built winning teams and developed team members individually in Austria, Hungary, Juarez, Dongguan and Suzhou while running factories or implementing SAP. Education: Master of Science in Applied Physics, System control dept., Delft University of Technology
Director Supply Chain Operations, Cisco
CIO/CTO, Herman Kay
Rich Haig is a results oriented IT and Supply Chain Executive, experienced and successful in driving growth, leading start-up and turnaround efforts, maximizing business opportunities through adoption of new technology solutions, and mitigating cyber security risks.
Rich began his career in retail, and was Director of Merchandising and Warehousing, before moving to the manufacturing / wholesale supply side of the business.. Rich is now CIO/CTO at Herman Kay and, in his current role, has extensive firsthand experience with EDI and RFID technologies.
Director EG EMEA SC Strategy and NPI, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Volker has 20 years of global experience in the high tech industry, holding strategic, procurement and operational positions located in Germany, Czech Republic and US. Currently he is responsible for developing and executing Enterprise Group EMEA Supply Chain Strategy, which includes HPE split activities. In addition he owns the Industry 4.0 initiative within HPE EMEA Supply Chain
Head of Business Solutions and Supply Network Excellence, Pfizer
Mirko joined Pfizer in 2007 in the Market Logistics Italy team. In August 2008, he relocated to the European Logistics Centre in Belgium, where he held several roles and achieved his Six-Sigma Black Belt certification. He joined the Business Solutions team in 2011 and took its leadership in 2014.
After moving to London, where he is currently based, his responsibilities expanded since March 2015 to become Director of the Network Solutions & Excellence Team in EMEA, part of the Global Supply Chain, External Supply and Portfolio Management organisation.
Mirko holds a Master’s Degree in Business Economics from Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy). Prior to joining Pfizer, Mirko worked as a Business Analyst at EuroGroup Consulting.
Head of Supply Chain, NHS South of England Procurement Services
A highly motivated, knowledgeable, proactive professionally qualified supply chain professional with 28 years experience in the healthcare sector. I have a passion for leading change to drive efficiency delivering operational excellence resulting in financial benefits and streamlined processes.
Former Senior Vice President Cargo, Schiphol Airport
Chief Business Innovation Officer, TVH Group
RFID Project Leader, Decathlon
Area Manager EMEA, Information Technology Supply Chain Solutions, VLOG IT Manager, Abbvie
Head of Global Business Development (Former Chief Cargo Officer at Swiss International Airlines), Matternet Group
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Chair for Manufacturing Automation and Assembly, University of Siegen and Former Production Research, Daimler
Senior Manager Transport & Logistics Customs, GS1 Global Office
Jaco Voorspuij successfully completed the CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) CIPM (Certified in Production Management) educational programmes of the APICS (The organization for Operations Management) after completing his BSc in Business Information and BSc in Physics from the University of Utrecht.
Over the course of his career spanning some 25 years Jaco Voorspuij gained extensive in-depth knowledge and experience in the fields of Production Logistics, Transportation and Warehousing Logistics and supporting Information Technology.
From 1997 until May 2015 Jaco Voorspuij worked for DHL (and predecessors) on warehousing systems, transportation management (Road, Air and Sea), Business & Systems integration, Solutions Design & Architecture and IT Business Development for a number of the largest Clients of DHL and on some of the most challenging projects and Programmes that DHL has run and is running for those Clients.
Next to this since the beginning of 2007 Jaco Voorspuij has been the co-chair of the GS1 eCom Logistics Interoperability Model workgroup and since 2011 also co-chair of the GS1 Transport & Logistics Leadership team.
He joined the GS1 Global Office as Senior Manager Transport & Logistics in May 2015.
Jaco has a keen interest in standardising and simplifying Logistics operations whilst keeping an eye open to technologies, concepts and ideas present or emerging that would enable existing Logistics services to be improved and/or new Logistics services to be designed and implemented in the market place.
He has been involved for appr 4 years in EU research (e.g. iCargo) with a view to practical implementation of the iCargo components in the area of Logistics more particularly the Mix Move Match concept developed as part of the iCargo programme.
RFID Project Coordinator, TrainOSE
Aris KOTSAS, born in Kavala-Greece-1963, is an Electrical Engineer with a Diploma from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1986), a Master of Philosophy in Electronic Engineering (M.Phil, UK, 1989) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA, UK, 1994). From 1991 to 2003, Aris Kotsas worked for Private Sector High-Technology Companies, occupying various positions from Systems Engineer up to Commercial Manager and to Marketing and Business Development Director. During the last 12 years years, Aris Kotsas has been working for the Athens Suburban and National Railway Companies as Service Delivery Manager and Operations Director (2004-2007 Proastiakos S.A.) as well as Marketing Manager and Rolling Stock Manager (2008-2013 TRAINOSE S.A. ). For the last 3 years, Aris Kotsas is Director of the Rolling Stock Directorate of TRAINOSE S.A. Aris Kotsas is married, father of two daughters.
LEGO Professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management, Author of “Strategy is Digital”, IMD
Creative Director, Iotic Labs
Team Leader – Visionary Innovation Research Group, Frost & Sullivan
Head of Communication and Engagement, Iotic Labs
Manager Innovation, GS1
Frits van den Bos (1963) is Manager Innovation at GS1 Netherlands and co-chair of the global GS1 Omni channel retail interest group.
Frits hosted the Omni channel Supply Chain expert group for the Shopping Tomorrow research program for Thuiswinkel.org in 2013. Currently he is hosting a similar group with a focus on the use of data standards in the parcel delivery domain.
Within this group retailers, solution providers and other actors in the supply chain discuss the potential of using standards for parcel identification and exchange of data.
Director of Product Marketing, Asset Management, Wirepas