Agenda & Tracks

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Chain InsightAgenda

The conference brings together some of the world’s leading thinkers and subject matter experts to share actionable supply chain management insights. Customize your agenda to attend targeted sessions on the topics that matter most to your business, and access all content on-demand for 90 days post conference.

Agenda

Wednesday, June 16

10–11:00 AM EST
 
Customer Presentation: Enhancing Value With the Future of Assent’s Solutions
In this exclusive customer presentation, we welcome Assent clients to Supply Chain Insight and offer a sneak peek at our product roadmap. Participants will also receive customer-exclusive content and have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A.
11:45 AM–1 PM EST

Keynote

The Power of Purpose: How Good Business Is The Most Disruptive Force on the Planet

Speaker:

Afdhel Aziz

Afdhel Aziz

Founder & Chief Purpose Officer,
Conspiracy of Love

After a 20-year career as a visionary marketer at Procter & Gamble, Nokia, Heineken, and Absolut Vodka, where he created groundbreaking partnerships with everyone from Lady Gaga to the TED Conferences, Afdhel quit his corporate career when he found his purpose in tackling one of the biggest problems facing companies and people in the 21st century: how to find meaning in their work and unlock the power of business to do good in the world.

He is the founder and Chief Purpose Officer of Conspiracy of Love, a global brand purpose consultancy whose clients include iconic brands such as Adidas, Red Bull, and Oreo, and Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Mondelez, Diageo, AB InBev, and Facebook.

Afdhel is the co-author of Good Is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn, the best-selling book about brand purpose, published by Regan Arts (a division of Phaidon) in 2016. Good Is the New Cool sparked a global movement, and has been turned into a podcast (in association with Soho House) and a series of conferences (in Los Angeles, Sydney, and Melbourne). A TV show based on it is currently in development, in association with CCI Entertainment and 1Community.

He is a writer at Forbes, where he covers the intersection of business and social impact. He is also the author of China Bay Blues (a book of poetry) and Strange Fruit (a novel), both nominated for literary awards in his native Sri Lanka. Afdhel is represented by Robert Guinsler at Sterling Lord Literistic.

An inspirational and powerful speaker, he has traveled the world and been a featured speaker at the Cannes Lions, SXSW, TEDx, Advertising Week, Columbia University, Conscious Capitalism, and more. He is represented by Nadia Laurinci at Laurinci Speakers, and Speakers' Spotlight in Canada.

Born in Sri Lanka, he is a graduate of King's College London and the London School of Economics. He is now based in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his wife and son.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Keynote

11:45 AM–1 PM EST

Purpose is the buzzword of the moment, with billion-dollar purpose-driven brands like Tesla, Patagonia and Adidas leading the cultural revolution around business as a force for good. But what is purpose? What are some of the myths and misconceptions around it? And how can business and governmental leaders harness its power in order to create compelling brand propositions for a new generation of socially aware consumers and citizens — as well as attracting the best employee talent who want to do meaningful work? How do compliance professionals help companies show their ethical and sustainable credentials to win over a new generation of conscious consumers?

In this thought provoking and inspiring talk, Afdhel illuminates the essential strategies you need to make the quantum leap that will future-proof your business.

Insight Session 1

 
Reducing Your Risk Exposure: The Role of Public Records In An Enhanced Supplier Risk Review Program

Using public record sources to indirectly evaluate suppliers and intermediaries is key to identifying supply chain risks. This session explores the types of risk companies typically evaluate against, how data can be leveraged to maximize efforts, and the legal implications for companies that do not take this approach.

Speakers Panel

Jeffrey P. Bialos

Jeffrey P. Bialos

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

As Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, Jeffrey P. Bialos assists clients in making multifaceted business decisions, structuring transactions, and complying with complex regulatory requirements. A former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs, he has deep experience in defense, homeland security, and national security matters, including antitrust, export controls, foreign investment, industrial security, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, mergers and acquisitions, and procurement.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Reducing Your Risk Exposure: The Role of Public Records In An Enhanced Supplier Risk Review Program

1:15–2 PM EST

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Ginger Faulk

Ginger Faulk

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Ginger T. Faulk is a Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, where she represents multinational companies in matters involving U.S. government regulation of foreign trade and investment. She has extensive experience in advising and representing global companies, and counseling clients in matters arising under U.S. sanctions, export controls, import, and other national security and foreign policy trade-related regulations.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Reducing Your Risk Exposure: The Role of Public Records In An Enhanced Supplier Risk Review Program

1:15–2 PM EST

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Ruth Eisenhauer

Ruth Eisenhauer

Global Sourcing Quality Systems,
TRS & Compliance Leader, GE Power

Ruth Eisenhauer is a transformational leader whose experience spans the defense, electronics, consulting, and energy industries. She is a passionate thought leader who thrives on creating next-generation programs and transforming cultures. Her current role is at GE Gas Power Global Sourcing, leading its Responsible Sourcing, Supplier Diversity, and Quality Systems programs.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Reducing Your Risk Exposure: The Role of Public Records In An Enhanced Supplier Risk Review Program

1:15–2 PM EST

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Farley Mesko

Farley Mesko

CEO, Sayari Labs

Farley Mesko is the CEO of Sayari Labs, a venture-backed and founder-led commercial intelligence platform serving financial institutions, legal and advisory service providers, multinationals, journalists, and governments. He is the former Chief Operating Officer of C4ADS, a Google and Palantir-supported national security research organization. He has consulted for multilateral and U.S. government institutions on financial crime issues and testified in Congress on the use of open-source data to combat terrorist financing. His academic works have been published by the United Nations, Brookings, the World Bank, and others.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Reducing Your Risk Exposure: The Role of Public Records In An Enhanced Supplier Risk Review Program

1:15–2 PM EST

Moderator

Jared Connors

Jared Connors

Senior Subject Matter Expert, Corporate Social Responsibility, Assent Compliance

Jared is focused on helping companies achieve their CSR goals through increased understanding and mitigation of risk. His 12 years of leadership in human rights, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, and environmental issues help him guide companies into new areas of compliance.

Jared personally led on-the-ground audits of more than 75 smelters as part of Intel’s industry-leading conflict minerals program, and is the co-creator of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Reducing Your Risk Exposure: The Role of Public Records In An Enhanced Supplier Risk Review Program

1:15–2 PM EST

 
SCIP: Creating a Commercial Advantage

The SCIP database brings new obligations for companies, but it also presents an opportunity for businesses to create a competitive advantage. In this session, we’ll cover best practices for early-stage programs and how to leverage data to simplify submissions.

Speakers Panel

Alan Lund

Alan Lund

Product Compliance Manager, Electrocomponents PLC

Alan Lund has spent nearly 40 years in technical and commercial roles, including electronic design, test and calibration, installation and commissioning, field service and repair, sales, product management, and compliance. He is currently Product Compliance Manager for Electrocomponents PLC, where he leads his team in ensuring the company's products are compliant with regulatory requirements for product, transport, and supply.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

SCIP: Creating a Commercial Advantage

1:15–2 PM EST

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Andrew Shorley

Andrew Shorley

Engineering Manager, RS Components

Over the past 30 years, Andrew Shorley has held a number of roles in product design, fabrication, testing, calibration, installation, and repair. He is currently the Engineering Manager for RS PRO, an Electrocomponents PLC private label responsible for ensuring product quality and compliance. Andrew was part of the relaunch of the Electrocomponents PLC private label, which has seen continued growth in range and popularity over the years, with products being sold in every Electrocomponents PLC operating company around the globe.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

SCIP: Creating a Commercial Advantage

1:15–2 PM EST

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Cally Edgren

Cally Edgren

Senior Manager, Global Product Compliance, Kohler Co.

Cally Edgren is the Global Product Compliance Manager at Kohler Co. She is responsible for developing and implementing programs to ensure products across Kohler’s diverse businesses meet regulatory requirements in the markets where they are sold. Her specialty is in product environmental compliance tied to composition (including the RoHS Directive and REACH Regulation), energy efficiency, and extended producer responsibilities.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

SCIP: Creating a Commercial Advantage

1:15–2 PM EST

Moderator

Jon Hughes

Jon Hughes

Director, Strategic Relationships, Assent Compliance

Jonathan is dedicated to understanding everything about the supply chain to develop and maintain strong relationships with Assent’s partners, which is essential to the company’s ability to provide high-performance client solutions.

Before joining Assent, Jonathan spent three years as Business Manager of REACH Registrations at Intertek. A recognized thought leader in supply chain compliance and conflict minerals, Jonathan received an Ottawa Forty Under 40 award in 2015.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

SCIP: Creating a Commercial Advantage

1:15–2 PM EST

2–2:30 PM EST

Break

Insight Session 2

 
ESG, ROI, & The Essential Role of Your Supply Chain

Addressing ESG concerns is no longer just a value add for your company — it's a business imperative. Discover how your supply chain is linked to your company's ESG efforts, why risk impacts your company's return on investment, and why investors are keeping a close eye on your activities in this area.

Speakers Panel

Michael Littenberg

Michael Littenberg

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Michael Littenberg is a partner at Ropes & Gray. For almost 30 years, Michael has been advising leading public and private companies, asset managers, and asset owners on ESG, corporate social responsibility, and supply chain compliance matters, and he is widely viewed as a leading practitioner in these areas. Michael has authored over 100 articles and other thought leadership pieces on these topics, is highly ranked on numerous top influencer lists, and has been a member of numerous advisory panels on a range of issues related to these subjects.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Getting a Return on Your ESG Investment

2:30–3:15 PM EST

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Leela Ramnath

Leela Ramnath

Director of ESG, Warburg Pincus, LLP

Leela Ramnath is Director of ESG at Warburg Pincus LLC, a global private equity firm. She focuses on environmental, social, and governance issues at the firm and portfolio companies. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, she led impact and partnerships at TAU Investment Management, an apparel supply chain-focused investment firm. She has worked in emerging markets finance at Barclays and AIG, and in international development at Technoserve and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Leela holds an S.B. degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master's in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Getting a Return on Your ESG Investment

2:30–3:15 PM EST

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David Metcalfe

David Metcalfe

CEO, Verdantix

David Metcalfe is the CEO of Verdantix and co-founded the firm in 2008. Based on his 20 years of experience in technology strategy and research roles, he provides guidance on digital strategies to C-level executives at technology providers, partners at private equity firms, and function heads at large corporations. His current focus is on helping clients understand their market opportunity tied to ESG investment trends and their impact on corporate sustainability strategies. During his 12 years running Verdantix — including four leading the New York office — he has helped dozens of clients grow their businesses through fund raising, acquisitions, and international growth. David was previously Senior Vice President of Research at Forrester and Head of Analysis and Forecasting at BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and also worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Getting a Return on Your ESG Investment

2:30–3:15 PM EST

Moderator

Andrew Waitman

Andrew Waitman

CEO, Assent Compliance

Andrew’s history of helping businesses succeed continues at Assent Compliance. Since becoming CEO, he has been integral to the company’s growth, and helped it earn a spot on the Narwhal List for high-potential companies.

Previously, Andrew was CEO of Pythian, overseeing its rise from a small business to one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing global professional services companies. He also served as Managing Partner at Celtic House Venture Partners during its highest-performing years to date, when one fund produced one of the world’s top ten best venture fund returns ever.

Andrew has served on the boards of more than 30 technology companies. He is currently a board member at Assent and Fidus Systems, and sits on Genesys Capital’s advisory board.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Getting a Return on Your ESG Investment

2:30–3:15 PM EST

Thursday, June 17

Insight Session 3

 
Evolving Your Product Compliance Program into a Sustainability Journey

Your company is on a sustainable journey and you might not even know it. Join Assent’s Magnus Piotrowski as he leads a panel discussion between program managers who have evolved their product compliance programs into a sustainability program for their organizations.

Speakers Panel

Will Janisch

Will Janisch

Senior Manager of Global Environmental Compliance, Baxter International Inc.

Will Janisch leads product stewardship as part of Baxter’s holistic approach to product chemical compliance, designing for environmental excellence, while serving human rights initiatives. He also drives industry compliance solutions as Vice-Chair of the EU MedTech Chemical working group. Will has a long track record of supply chain due diligence, ranging from hazardous substance solutions for medical device regulations to conflict minerals campaigns.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Evolving Your Product Compliance Program into a Sustainability Journey

7:30–8:15 AM EST

Moderator

Magnus Piotrowski

Magnus Piotrowski

Senior Product Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Stewardship Specialist, Assent Compliance

Magnus is dedicated to supporting global companies as they achieve their environmentally and socially conscious business goals. For more than a decade, he has worked with various environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics, including the circular economy and ecodesign, and he helps corporations strategically implement supply chain programs for legislation such as REACH, RoHS, and the EU Waste Framework Directive. Prior to joining Assent, he held the role of senior manager for Lenovo’s ESG programs in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Evolving Your Product Compliance Program into a Sustainability Journey

7:30–8:15 AM EST

Insight Session 4

 
Case Study: Centralizing Data to Boost Program Results

ABB Electrification boasts an industry-leading compliance program and has leveraged the power of technology to transform their programs to meet evolving regulatory requirements. Hear from one of their program managers on how they made this transformation, and what lessons you can take from their experience.

Speakers Panel

Farhath Abbas-Mirza

Farhath Abbas-Mirza

Program Manager, Product Compliance, ABB Electrification

Farhath Abbas-Mirza is the Program Manager for Product Material Compliance for ABB’s Electrification business. He was involved in the ground-up design and implementation of the ABB’s REACH, RoHS, and conflict minerals projects. Before joining ABB, Farhath worked as a consultant, advising clients in the domain of strategy, corporate risk management, sustainability, and regulatory compliance.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Case Study: Centralizing Data to Boost Program Results

8:30–9:15 AM EST

9:15–10 AM EST

Roundtable: Leveraging Technology to Demonstrate Compliance

Sponsored by Compliance & Risks

Insight Session 5

 
The TSCA Evolution: Future Impacts You Need to Prepare For

The recent restriction of five substances under the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is already being felt across a number of industries. In this session, you'll learn how current and future substance restrictions under TSCA will impact companies that operate or sell into the U.S.

Speakers Panel

Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Lynn L. Bergeson is the Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. She has earned an international reputation for her deep and expansive understanding of the Toxic Substances Control Act; the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); and EU REACH, particularly as they relate to nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology, and other emerging transformative technologies. She served as chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and is currently President of the Product Stewardship Society.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

TSCA Roadmap: Current & Future Substance Restrictions

10-10:45 AM EST

Moderator

Bruce Jarnot

Bruce Jarnot

Senior Manager, Product Compliance, Assent Compliance

Bruce is a board-certified toxicologist with a strong background in global product compliance regulations, materials management, and environmental health and safety.

Over his 30 years in global product compliance, food and beverage regulations, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards, and other health and safety standards, Bruce has promoted product safety and compliance through his work with large organizations, including Whirlpool, Exxon Mobil, the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Air Force.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

TSCA Roadmap: Current & Future Substance Restrictions

10-10:45 AM EST

 
Panel Discussion: Shedding Light on Global Modern Slavery Risks

Companies around the world are taking action to combat modern slavery in their supply chains. In this panel discussion, experts with on-the-ground experience highlight the work their teams are doing to improve labor conditions, the benefits of a standardized approach, and how corporate initiatives can create positive outcomes.

Speakers Panel

Matt Friedman

Matt Friedman

CEO, The Mekong Club

Matt Friedman is an expert in combating international human trafficking, with more than 30 years of experience in the field. He is CEO of The Mekong Club, an organization of Hong Kong’s leading businesses that have joined forces to help end all forms of modern slavery. Matt previously worked for USAID and the United Nations in more than 30 countries. He offers technical advice to numerous governments, banks, and corporations working to eliminate all forms of modern slavery, and is the author of 12 books. In 2017, Matt won Asia’s prestigious “Communicator of the Year” Gold Award.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Panel Discussion: Shedding Light on Global Modern Slavery Risks

10–10:45 AM EST

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Elaine Mitchel-Hill

Elaine Mitchel-Hill

Business & Human Rights Director,
Marshalls plc

Elaine Mitchel-Hill is an expert in responsible supply chains, sustainable procurement, labor rights, and more. In her role at Marshalls plc, she develops human rights strategy, including the organization’s response to its UK Modern Slavery Act requirements, and embeds this activity in Marshalls’ business operations. She is also an advocate of the United Nations Global Contract (UNGC), has participated in a number of All-Party Parliamentary Groups on modern slavery, and represents Marshalls at the International Labour Organization’s International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Panel Discussion: Shedding Light on Global Modern Slavery Risks

10–10:45 AM EST

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Gustavo Perez Berlanga

Gustavo Perez Berlanga

Director of Social Responsibility,
TOKS Restaurant Group

Gustavo Perez Berlanga leads the successful implementation of high-impact sustainability projects at TOKS, one of Mexico's leading restaurant chains. Under his leadership, he has eradicated poverty for thousands of people nationwide and his programs have attained the United Nations (UN)'s 16 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He formerly sat on the board of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) in New York and was the president of the network in Mexico. Among his achievements, he is the recipient of the Hong Kong Social Entrepreneurship Research Institute's Social Leadership Award, was named by the UNGC as an SDG Pioneer in 2017, and was selected by Real Leaders magazine as one of the 100 most influential leaders in sustainability.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Panel Discussion: Shedding Light on Global Modern Slavery Risks

10–10:45 AM EST

Moderator

Sarah Carpenter

Sarah Carpenter

Manager, Business & Human Rights, Assent Compliance

Sarah specializes in promoting business respect for human rights globally. Following the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, she took on a leadership role as an advocate and influencer for human rights, and supported the United Nations International Labour Organization’s work to reform the garment industry.

Sarah has worked for a range of rights-based NGOs, including Plan International and the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability. She is the former co-chair of the STRT Committee, chairs Assent’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) team and represents Assent on the Social and Labor Convergence Program.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Panel Discussion: Shedding Light on Global Modern Slavery Risks

10–10:45 AM EST

10:45–11:30 AM EST

Break

Insight Session 6

 
From Reactive to Proactive: Transforming
Compliance Into a Revenue Generator

How can a proactive approach to compliance benefit business? Discover why anticipating new requirements and meeting them from the outset keeps risks low, maximizes profitability, and opens the door to new markets.

Speakers Panel

Travis Miller

Travis Miller

General Counsel, Assent Compliance

Travis is an international trade and compliance attorney who specializes in International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, and sanctions; global anti-corruption and anti-slavery; codes of conduct; environmental health and safety; product stewardship; and corporate social responsibility. Travis manages Assent’s worldwide legal activities, advises the board of directors on legal matters, and oversees corporate compliance, governance initiatives, and other commercial transactions. Before coming to Assent, he served in various high-level counsel positions with companies such as Microchip Technology, Foresite Group, and St. Jude Medical (Abbott).

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

From Reactive to Proactive: Transforming Compliance Into a Revenue Generator

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

 
Responsible Sourcing: Getting Ahead of the Curve

Expectations around responsible sourcing are increasing. In this discussion, our speakers address regulatory and policy updates related to responsible sourcing, and what companies are doing to meet the evolving demand for due diligence.

Speakers Panel

Dr. Adam Schafer

Dr. Adam Schafer

Director of Supply Chain
Sustainability, Intel

At Intel’s Global Supply Chain organization, Dr. Adam Schafer is responsible for supply chain ESG and chemical compliance. He oversees Intel’s supply line sustainability, supplier code of conduct, human rights and labor policies, chemical regulations and policy, green material selections, responsible minerals, and supplier diversity and inclusion programs. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and philosophy from the State University of New York (Oswego), and a Master's and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Washington.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Responsible Sourcing: Getting Ahead of the Curve

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

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Pamela Fierst-Walsh

Pamela Fierst-Walsh

Senior Advisor on Conflict Minerals
& U.S. Representative to the Kimberley Process,
U.S. Department of State

Pamela Fierst-Walsh is the Senior Advisor for the U.S. Department of State team responsible for policy and implementation on conflict and critical minerals. She is also the U.S. representative to the Kimberley Process. Over the course of her career, Pamela has focused on critical national security issues, including security and counterterrorism issues, atrocities prevention, and humanitarian assistance. In her work on minerals, Pamela routinely engages private sector counterparts on supply chain concerns and obligations under U.S. law. She is a graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the National Defense University’s National War College.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Responsible Sourcing: Getting Ahead of the Curve

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

Moderator

Jared Connors

Jared Connors

Senior Subject Matter Expert, Corporate Social Responsibility, Assent Compliance

Jared is focused on helping companies achieve their CSR goals through increased understanding and mitigation of risk. His 12 years of leadership in human rights, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, and environmental issues help him guide companies into new areas of compliance.

Jared personally led on-the-ground audits of more than 75 smelters as part of Intel’s industry-leading conflict minerals program, and is the co-creator of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Responsible Sourcing: Getting Ahead of the Curve

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

Keynote

 

Disrupting Digital Business: The Ultimate Guide To Digital Transformation

Speaker:

R "Ray" Wang

R "Ray" Wang

Principal Analyst, Founder & Chairman,
Constellation Research, Inc.

R. "Ray" Wang is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research Inc., which advises Global 2000 companies on business strategy, adoption of disruptive technologies, and preparing for the future. As a research analyst, Ray has worked with clients on digital, innovation, business model design, engagement strategies, and more. He has won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award three times.

He is also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog A Software Insider’s Point of View. With tens of millions of page views every year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models such as digital transformation impact brands, enterprises, and organizations. His best-selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, provides insight into why 52 percent of Fortune 500 companies have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000. He is prominent and dynamic keynote speaker, a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC TV, Reuters, IDG News Service, and other global media outlets.

Prior to Constellation Research, Ray held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Personify, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 17, 2021

Keynote

12:30-1:45 PM EST

We’re standing at the dawn of a digital business revolution. And, like the beginning of most revolutions, those in the middle of it can sense that something big is happening. But it’s hard to quantify the shift. The data isn’t clear; it’s hard to measure; the pace of change is accelerating. Old rules no longer seem to apply.

Since 2000, 61 percent of Fortune 500 companies have been merged or acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list. The impact of digital disruption is real. But it’s not technology driving this change — it’s a shift in how new business models are created. We’re moving at a massive scale from systems of transaction (record) to achieving mass personalization at scale (digital).

Companies that are succeeding in the digital era are doing so because they understand what it takes to build an organization in this environment. The focus should be on experiences and outcomes rather than products and services. This session will cover what organizations must do to prepare for these social, organizational, and technology shifts, and avoid being left behind as digital business disruption becomes a necessity.

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