2018 Supply Chain Virtual Event: Using Emerging Technologies to Manage, Control, and be Predictive During the Complete Asset Lifecycle
Why You Should Attend!
The rise of the Internet of Things has seen a tidal wave of data unleashed into the supply chain. Connected devices are now everywhere, from wearables on the warehouse floor through to temperature monitors in shipping containers. These provide supply chain managers with unprecedented real-time insight into every aspect of their operations, enabling them to be more efficient, more cost-effective, and more responsive to risks.
Supply chain managers need to understand how they can best exploit this data - the technologies that collect and store it, the evolving skillset required of supply chain professionals, and how to align the organization to ensure insights garnered translate into action. In this webcast, Rahul Asthana from Oracle and Daniel Stine from Hitachi Consulting will discuss everything organizations must do to use their data to its full potential. They will demonstrate the importance of an end-to-end supply chain operating model with a ‘digital thread’ running through every step and show how it can be achieved.
The thought leadership session will be followed by a panel discussion featuring senior supply chain executives as they discuss the state of art in digital technologies and their applications. The panelists will also be available to answer questions from our audience during the Q&A portion of the webinar, proceeding the panel discussion.
Register today and join us for our Supply Chain Virtual Event: Using Emerging Technologies to Manage, Control, and be Predictive During the Complete Asset Lifecycle!
The "2018 Supply Chain Virtual Event: Using Emerging Technologies to Manage, Control, and be Predictive During the Complete Asset Lifecycle" is proudly sponsored by:
Hitachi Consulting is the global solutions and professional services organization within Hitachi Ltd., a global innovation leader in industrial and information technology solutions and an early pioneer of the Internet of Things. Hitachi Consulting is a business integrator for the IoT era and a catalyst for digital transformation. Using our deep domain knowledge, we collaborate with clients to help them innovate faster, maximize operational efficiency and realize measurable, sustainable business and societal value. As a consulting-led solutions company, we can help you leverage data as a strategic asset to drive competitive differentiation, customer loyalty and growth. Visit hitachiconsulting.com
Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. With more than 420,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—in more than 145 countries, Oracle provides a complete technology stack both in the cloud and in the data center. Oracle’s industry-leading cloud-based and on-premises solutions give customers complete deployment flexibility and unmatched benefits including application integration, advanced security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
Oracle View Bio »
Rahul Asthana is Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Oracle responsible for marketing the company’s Manufacturing, Maintenance and Supply Chain Planning clouds. Rahul has over 15 years of experience in supply chain operations, predictive analytics and cloud computing at companies that include SAP, IBM, VMware and Kenandy. Rahul has a BSEE degree from Princeton University, a MSEE degree from the University of Southern California, and a PhD in Operations Management from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.
Eastern Bank View Bio »
Enna is a senior IT and Business Professional with expertise in Quality Assurance Management and Team Restructuring and Transformation. Her career spans over 25 years of working in multiple industries such as financial services, education, advertising and many software and startup companies. Currently, Enna manages the QA function across all IT teams at Eastern Bank and is responsible for creating a centralized QA team. She has a huge passion for Diversity and Inclusion, talent engagement and community organizations. Enna is the President of the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) Boston Chapter, a nationally recognized Latino organization whose mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation.
Enna was appointed to the Latino Advisory Commission for the State of MA and the Commonwealth Corporation Board of Directors by Governor Baker. Enna sits on the following boards: Hyde Square Task Force Board of Directors, Beaver Country Day School Board of Trustee. In 2016, Enna completed her term as Simmons College Board of Trustee and a 3-year term as President, Simmons College Alumnae Association Executive Board. Enna is a graduate from The Partnership Fellows Leadership program and is a Certified Software Testing Professional from the International Institute for Software Testing. Enna earned her Bachelor of Science from Simmons College as a double major in Computer Science and Spanish and a Certificate from the Simmons Graduate School of Management Executive Leadership Program. She was the recipient of the Year Up Outstanding Manager Award in January 2014 and for two consecutive years, 2017 and 2016 was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders for the Latino community in MA by El Planeta Newspaper. Prior to joining Eastern Bank, Enna spent 6 years at Wellington Management as VP of Quality Assurance.
Cheniere Energy View Bio »
William Knittle is leading the transformation of supply chain management services for category management, contract services, procurement, logistics, materials management, and supplier management required to support over $1B of external materials and services spend corporate wide . Successful management of this third party spend will enable safe and reliable operation across LNG, pipeline, infrastructure and functional support groups in a fast growing business.
Over the past 30 years Knittle has held a variety of senior planning and operations positions at Amoco and BP plc, and five years of external supply chain / procurement transformation consulting. BP past positions: Procurement Director Manufacturing, Director US Supply Chain Operations, Manager Facilities Management & Services, Manager Procurement Midwest Region, Manager US Logistics, Manager SAP R/3 Supply Chain Transformation, Manager Facilities and Services, Global Category Manager IT Hardware and Software, Manager Strategic Planning, and Manager Strategic Planning and Performance Management, and lead numerous restructuring and optimization projects. He also served on many different merger/acquisition integration teams, including the BP-Amoco merger and Arco acquisition team, to help determine the synergies for assimilating the new companies, and delivery models.
He has a led a number of global industry committees around supply chain and procurement best practices development and deployment. He has lead two global supply chain transformation programs that achieved the 2007 and 2006 R. Gene Richter Award for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management in the People category. Knittle received a BS in industrial engineering and organizational behavior from Utah State University, and MBA in Global Business Development from Indiana University.
UBS View Bio »
Najat Mazroua – Head of Software Quality Assurance -Trading and Portfolio Management at UBS based in Chicago with over 16 years of experience in running programs in quality assurance and automation for banking technology.
A career in driving and directing transformation initiatives at UBS, JPMorgan Chase, Northern Trust, GE Capital and Accenture in order to improve quality programs, efficiency and productivity by building and executing scalability, stability, load and automated strategy.
Earned BE in Computer Engineering from IGA Casablanca, Morocco, MSc in Computer Science from Northeastern Illinois University Chicago and PhD in Global Leadership from Indiana State University (in progress)
Hitachi Consulting View Bio »
Daniel Stine is a Vice President with Hitachi Consulting. Daniel, who is based in Houston, Texas, has over 18 years of industry and technology consulting experience.
He has been involved in numerous engagements related to process improvement, ERP implementations, software design and development. Daniel has experience in the Engineering and Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Utilities, and Oil & Gas industries. Daniel’s clients have extensively been focused on contract drillers, mid-stream, oil field services and E&C clients.
He earned his BS in Accounting and a Masters of Information Systems from Arizona State University.
1:00pm - 1:05pm Argyle Opening Remarks
1:05pm - 1:25pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Hitachi Consulting and Oracle
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Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Oracle
1:25pm - 2:00pm Panel Discussion
read more »• How are you leveraging IoT in your organization’s supply chain strategy? What benefits have you seen since implementing a new supply chain strategy? Is the technology ready for widespread adoption? Are you facing any challenges with adoption, particularly around cybersecurity?
• How has the added data transparency changed your business? How are machine learning and AI contributing to the analysis of this data?
• How is AI, machine learning, and automation transforming your organization’s end-to-end supply chain operating model?
• What benefits have you seen with more real-time visibility to your data and day-today operations?
• Are there any other technologies you are incorporating into your organization’s supply chain strategy or believe will have a strong impact in the future?
• What is your advice for colleagues that are just beginning their IoT path?
Senior Principal Software Engineer
Vice President, Quality Engineering Director
Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Head of Quality Assurance Portfolio Management
2:00pm - 2:10pm Audience Q&A
2:10pm - 2:15pm Argyle Closing Remarks
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