Agenda & Tracks

Supply Chain InsightAgenda

At Supply Chain Insight, you will have the opportunity to attend keynote speeches, presentations and panel discussions from subject matter experts in three specific streams: product compliance, corporate social responsibility and vendor management. Attendees will be able to customize their agendas, allowing them to attend targeted sessions on the topics that matter most to them.

KNOWLEDGETRACKS

Supply Chain Insight will offer three targeted educational tracks, as well as general knowledge sessions. The conference agenda will be customizable, so you can choose which sessions align most with your interests and needs.

  • Product Compliance | PC

    Receive updates and guidance concerning major global regulations, and how new and changing requirements could impact your company.

    • Product Compliance: Global Enforcement & Penalties
    • Industry-Standard Approaches to Managing Substances in Products
    • Making Your Product Compliance Program a Competitive Advantage
    • Dollars & Sense: The True Cost of Product Compliance
    • How to Build a Technical File (Workshop)
    • Life Cycle Management Across the Supply Chain
    • Leveraging Standards for Program Efficiency
    • The Regulatory Landscape in 2020: EU Waste Framework & New Requirements
  • Corporate Social Responsibility | CSR

    Hear insights from experts in conflict minerals, human trafficking and slavery, and sustainability.

    • Standardizing Approaches to Ethical Issues in the Supply Chain
    • Managing Reputational Risk
    • Responsible Minerals: A Global Expansion
    • Corporate Social Responsibility as a Competitive Advantage
    • Conflict Minerals: Data Collection, Analysis, & Reporting (WorkShop)
    • From the Top Down: Meeting Board and Investor CSR Expectations
    • Mind the Gap: Are Indirect Suppliers Putting Your Organization at Risk?
    • Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Vendor Management Session | VM

    Leverage expertise from professionals working in trade compliance, information security and related fields.

    • Vendor Management: Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains: The Legal Landscape
    • Navigating Department of Defense Procurement Requirements
    • Corruption & Compliance: Managing Requirements Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    • Minimizing the Impact of Tariffs on Procurement Processes
    • How to Successfully Qualify Suppliers (WorkShop)
    • Know Your Customer, Know Your Risk
    • Information Security: What Boards Need to Know for Reputation Management
    • Managing Brexit & Protectionist Trade Policies

Agenda

Tuesday 19th

8–9 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9–10:30 AM

Welcome & General Session — Keynote

10:30–10:50 AM

Break

10:50–11:35 AM

Insight Session 1

PC
Global Enforcement & Penalties
CSR
Standardizing Approaches to Ethical Issues in the Supply Chain

Speakers Panel

Samuel Koda

Samuel Koda

Senior Counsel,
TE Connectivity

Samuel Koda is responsible for supporting TE’s conflict minerals and human rights programs. Previously, he spent six years at IBM, where he managed complex customer and supplier relationships. Sam’s significant international experiences include supporting The Hershey Company’s responsible sourcing activities in Ghana and West Africa, and the negotiation and ongoing support of a joint venture for Harsco Air-X-Changers in Toowoomba, Australia.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Standardizing Approaches to Ethical Issues in the Supply Chain

10:50–11:35 AM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Kevin Eckerle

Kevin Eckerle

Director, Corporate Research
& Engagement, NYU Stern
School of Business

Kevin Eckerle is a Senior Research Scholar and the Director of Corporate Research and Engagement at the Center for Sustainable Business, New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business, where he uses his more than 13 years of experience working with private and public organizations to leverage sustainability as a value driver. Prior to NYU, Kevin was a sustainability strategist with Accenture Strategy and Esty Environmental Partners (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers), working with corporate, government and non-profit clients to embed sustainability.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Standardizing Approaches to Ethical Issues in the Supply Chain

10:50–11:35 AM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains: The Legal Landscape

Speakers Panel

Nicole Verkindt

Nicole Verkindt

Founder & CEO, OMX

Nicole Verkindt is the Founder and CEO of Canadian technology company OMX, which develops a procurement platform that measures local spend and socio-economic impacts, including ESGs and other sustainability metrics. She serves on the boards of the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and is a next gen member of the Business Council of Canada. She was also a “Dragon” on CBC’s Next Gen Dragons’ Den, and in 2019, she was named Startup Canada’s Woman Ambassador of the year.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains: The Legal Landscape

10:50–11:35 AM | Track: Vendor Management

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Josh Scheinert

Josh Scheinert

Senior Associate,
Borden Ladner
Gervais LLP

Josh Scheinert is a Senior Associate in the International Trade Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto. He works with clients across industries to help them prepare to meet domestic and international regulatory standards, particularly those related to the supply chain, and business and human rights. Josh advises companies on reforming internal policies and compliance programs to meet applicable legal standards and best practices. Josh is also the co-director of the Ontario Bar Association working group on business and human rights.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains: The Legal Landscape

10:50–11:35 AM | Track: Vendor Management

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Jeff Geipel

Jeff Geipel

Managing Director,
Mining Shared Value,
Engineers Without
Borders Canada

Jeff Geipel is the Founder and Managing Director for the Mining Shared Value initiative at Engineers Without Borders Canada. This initiative aims to improve the development impacts of mineral extraction in host countries by increasing local procurement in the global mining industry. Through this work, Jeff is also the Community Manager for the World Bank’s Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification Community of Practice. Before Engineers Without Borders Jeff was the founder and first executive director of Fair Trade Vancouver, which became a model for municipal-based fair trade organizations across Canada.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains: The Legal Landscape

10:50–11:35 AM | Track: Vendor Management

11:45 AM-12:30 PM

Insight Session 2

PC
Industry-Standard Approaches to Managing Substances in Products

Speakers Panel

Shae Trautwein

Shae Trautwein

Supply Chain Risk &
Compliance Manager,
Palo Alto Networks

Shae Trautwein joined Palo Alto Networks to help build and maintain an effective conflict minerals program. She quickly expanded her role to take on other social responsibility programs, as well as environmental compliance initiatives. Prior to her current role, Shae worked at a compliance software company helping businesses in various industries collect compliance data and manage their programs.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Industry-Standard Approaches to Managing Substances in Products

11:45 AM–12:30 PM | Track: Product Compliance

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Will Janisch

Will Janisch

Senior Manager of Global
Environmental Compliance,
Baxter International Inc.

Will Janisch is responsible for Baxter’s holistic approach to product compliance, sustainability and human rights initiatives. He also drives compliance solutions as Vice-Chair of the EU Chemical Working Group. Will has a long track record of supply chain due diligence, ranging from hazardous substances solutions for medical device regulations to conflict mineral campaigns.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Industry-Standard Approaches to Managing Substances in Products

11:45 AM–12:30 PM | Track: Product Compliance

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Sally Gestautas

Sally Gestautas

Global Substances
Program Manager,
Raytheon

Sally Gestautas is the Global Substances Program Manager for Raytheon, uniting cross-functional and cross-business leadership and expertise to create common approaches to global chemical requirements and supply chain impacts. She supports the development of collaborative aerospace and defense industry positions, processes and solutions to address emerging chemical issues throughout the aerospace supply chain, and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG).

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Industry-Standard Approaches to Managing Substances in Products

11:45 AM–12:30 PM | Track: Product Compliance

CSR
Managing Reputational Risk

Speakers Panel

Leela Ramnath

Leela Ramnath

Director of Environmental,
Social and Governance (ESG),
Warburg Pincus LLC

Leela Ramnath focuses on environmental, social and governance issues at firm and portfolio companies. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, she developed overall impact strategies and managed 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.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Managing Reputational Risk

11:45 AM–12:30 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Navigating Department of Defense Procurement Requirements
12:30–1:45 PM

Lunch

1:45–2:45 PM

General Session — Keynote

2:45–3:05 PM

Break

3:05–3:50 PM

Insight Session 3

PC
Making Your Product Compliance Program a Competitive Advantage

Speakers Panel

Rick East

Rick East

Product Regulations &
Standards Program Manager (retired),
Intel Corporation

Rick East has 38 years’ experience in the electronics industry, including several management and program management positions in materials, production and risk management at Advanced Micro Devices, Test International, Tandem Computers and Intel. Rick most recently led Intel’s systems materials organization efforts on product ecology and supplier social responsibility, and acted as co-chair of the IEC 62474 Standard Maintenance Team.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Making Your Product Compliance Program a Competitive Advantage

3:05–3:50 PM | Track: Product Compliance

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Brian Martin

Brian Martin

Formerly Seagate Technology

In his most recent position with Seagate Technology, Brian Martin managed global EHS and sustainability. He was responsible for all aspects of Seagate’s environmental and sustainability programs, as well as global occupational health and business continuity programs. Brian has worked in a variety of positions, including research and development, sales and marketing, supply chain management, finance and service supply chain. In addition to Seagate, he held positions at IBM, Akashic Memories, Phase Metrics and HGST.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Making Your Product Compliance Program a Competitive Advantage

3:05–3:50 PM | Track: Product Compliance

CSR
Responsible Minerals: A Global Expansion

Speakers Panel

Carlos Alvarado

Carlos Alvarado

Supply Chain GRC Program Manager

At Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Carlos Alvarado oversees global supply chain due diligence, and was involved in the ground-up design and implementation of the company’s conflict minerals program, which has consistently earned top benchmarking scores in its industry sector. He has been active in the discussion and development of conflict minerals best practices at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Conflict Minerals Task Force, the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) Multi-Stakeholder Group, and the Oil and Gas Services Working Group.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Responsible Minerals: A Global Expansion

3:05–3:50 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Corruption & Compliance: Managing Requirements Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Speakers Panel

Tom Fox

Tom Fox

The Compliance Evangelist

Tom Fox has practiced law in Houston for 35 years and is considered one of the country’s leading experts on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), business leadership, and compliance and ethics. Most recently, he was the General Counsel at Drilling Controls Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and services company. Tom is the author of 16 books on business leadership, compliance and ethics, and corporate governance, and he leads the social media discussion on compliance with his award-winning blog, The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Corruption & Compliance: Managing Requirements Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

3:05–3:50 PM | Track: Vendor Management

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Karen Woody

Karen Woody

Professor, Washington & Lee
University School of Law

Professor Karen Woody teaches at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Her research focuses on securities law, financial regulation and white collar crime. Before entering academia, she practiced law in Washington, DC at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she advised corporate and individual clients on issues related to white collar crime and compliance issues, with a particular focus on international corruption, securities and accounting fraud, and internal corporate investigations.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Corruption & Compliance: Managing Requirements Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

3:05–3:50 PM | Track: Vendor Management

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Michael Volkov

Michael Volkov

CEO, The Volkov
Law Group

Michael Volkov is the principal of his law firm, The Volkov Law Group. He is a former federal prosecutor and leading expert in the ethics and compliance field. He maintains a popular blog and podcast, Corruption, Crime and Compliance, and is a frequent speaker on ethics and compliance issues.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Corruption & Compliance: Managing Requirements Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

3:05–3:50 PM | Track: Vendor Management

4-4:45 PM

Insight Session 4

PC
Dollars & Sense: The True Cost of Product Compliance
CSR
Corporate Social Responsibility as a Competitive Advantage

Speakers Panel

Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

Senior Manager,
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Christine Robinson is a CPA with more than 15 years of professional experience, including disclosure in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards, alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, stakeholder engagement, materiality assessments and more. She also holds the SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting credential, which is designed to help professionals understand the link between material sustainability information and financial performance.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility as a Competitive Advantage

4–4:45 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Michelle Cirocco

Michelle Cirocco

Chief Social Responsibility
Officer, Televerde

Michelle Cirocco is Chief Social Responsibility Officer for Televerde. Michelle joined the company in 1999 and has held several leadership positions, including Chief Marketing Officer. Michelle is a strong customer champion with a tireless commitment to demand generation excellence and best practices. Michelle earned her MBA from Arizona State University, where she also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Services Leadership. She holds multiple certifications from SiriusDecisions.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility as a Competitive Advantage

4–4:45 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Minimizing the Impact of Tariffs on Procurement Processes
5-7 PM

Reception

Wednesday 20th

8-8:45 AM

Breakfast & Pre-Conference Workshop 1

Conflict Minerals: Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting
8:50-9:35 AM

Breakfast & Pre-Conference Workshop 2 & 3

How to Build a Technical File
How to Successfully Qualify Suppliers
9:45-11 AM

Welcome & General Session — Keynote

11-11:20 AM

Break

11:20 AM-12:05 PM

Insight Session 5

PC
Life Cycle Management Across the Supply Chain
CSR
From the Top Down: Meeting Board and Investor CSR Expectations

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 active in 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 this emerging area. 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 in this subject area.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

From the Top Down: Meeting Board and Investors CSR Expectations

11:20 AM–12:05 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Know Your Customer, Know Your Risk
12:05-1:20 PM

Lunch

1:20-2:05 PM

Insight Session 6

PC
Leveraging Standards for Program Efficiency

Speakers Panel

Ken Manchen

Ken Manchen

Environmental Protection
Specialist, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency

Ken Manchen currently works with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Division, where he brings decades of experience in environmental health and safety (EHS), and sustainability policy. For 23 years, Ken served as Corporate Director of Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs for Premier Farnell Corporation, where he ran the company’s regulatory compliance program, prepared the company’s CSR reports and maintained the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DSJI) status.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Leveraging Standards for Program Efficiency

1:20–2:05 PM | Track: Product Compliance

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Joe Langton

Joe Langton

Global Compliance Manager,
TE Connectivity

Joe Langton has worked in consulting roles for the past 15 years, implementing comprehensive compliance solutions for restricted substances, product lifecycle management and electronics recycling. He has also delivered environmental management systems and restricted substances auditing, implementation and training services in the electronics manufacturing field for numerous organizations.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Leveraging Standards for Program Efficiency

1:20–2:05 PM | Track: Product Compliance

CSR
Mind the Gap: Are Indirect Suppliers Putting Your Organization at Risk?

Speakers Panel

Demi Smoloktou

Demi Smoloktou

PhD Researcher,
University of Liverpool

Demi Smoloktou is a researcher at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. She focuses on modern slavery in supply chains, global production networks and global value chains, providing analyses on modern working practices and human rights. Her research addresses anti-slavery legislation and implementation, as well as different forms of contemporary forced labor as a management practice.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Mind the Gap: Are Indirect Suppliers Putting Your Organization at Risk?

1:20–2:05 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Elaine Mitchel-Hill

Elaine Mitchel-Hill

Business & Human Rights Lead, 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 Company (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 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Mind the Gap: Are Indirect Suppliers Putting Your Organization at Risk?

1:20–2:05 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Information Security: What Boards Need to Know for Reputation Management

Speakers Panel

David Fachetti

David Fachetti

EVP of Strategy, BitSight

Dave Fachetti is EVP of Strategy at BitSight and a member of the Company's Board of Directors. In addition to his role at BitSight, Fachetti is a Managing Director at Globespan Capital Partners. Dave has spent the better part of the last two decades working with innovative cyber security companies as an investor and board member, and has more than a decade of senior operating experience at entrepreneurial companies. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Information Security: What Boards Need to Know for Reputation Management

1:20–2:05 PM | Track: Vendor Management

2:15-3 PM

Insight Session 7

PC
The Regulatory Landscape in 2020: EU Waste Framework & New Requirements
CSR
Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility

Speakers Panel

Sahar Hafeez

Sahar Hafeez

Associate, Pillsbury Winthrop
Shaw Pittman LLP

Sahar Hafeez advises companies across multiple industries on topics related to international trade, including trade remedy laws, import/export regulations, customs laws, trade negotiations and OFAC sanctions. She is also experienced in combatting human trafficking as she works with NGOs in preparing petitions requesting U.S. government sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and is on the board of directors at the Human Trafficking Legal Center.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility

2:15–3 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Mari-Lou Dupont

Mari-Lou Dupont

Senior Manager, Decent Work
& Social Sustainability, United
Nations Global Compact

Mari-Lou Dupont is a senior manager at the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. She leads the Action Platform on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains, a group of multinational enterprises and partners committed to taking action and developing tools to improve working conditions and human rights in the supply chain.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility

2:15–3 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Managing Brexit & Protectionist Trade Policies

Speakers Panel

Benjamin Gross

Benjamin Gross

Compliance Counsel,
Microchip Technology Inc.

Ben Gross oversees worldwide trade compliance and corporate social responsibility initiatives as Compliance Counsel at Microchip Technology Incorporated. He has expertise in conducting audits, identifying regulatory risk and implementing process improvements as part of a comprehensive compliance program. In his current role, Ben is responsible for providing legal and advisory support related to international product material compliance laws and regulations.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Managing Brexit & Protectionist Trade Policies

2:15–3 PM | Track: Vendor Management Session

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Marci Gentry

Marci Gentry

Regional Export Control
Manager, Schaeffler
Group USA

Marci Gentry has more than 20 years of experience in Import and Export Compliance programs, including duty drawback, classification, assists, value reconciliation, auditing, ITAR and EAR. She is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker and has taught logistics and import courses at Austin Community College. Previously, she held roles at companies such as Dell, Nortel, Boeing and Lennox International, and served as an empowered official (as defined by the ITAR) at Schaeffler, Freescale, Tokyo Electron, L-3, Maxim and Nortel.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Managing Brexit & Protectionist Trade Policies

2:15–3 PM | Track: Vendor Management Session

3–3:20 PM

Break

3:20–4:30 PM

General Session — Keynote & Closing

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