September 05 - 06, 2018
Hilton Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA
Vice President, Pharmacy, Immunology & Neurology Supply Chain
As a Supply Chain leader, Chris is responsible for AbbVie’s in-house pharmacy, the Patient Assistance Program, demand/supply, third party manufacturing and commercial interface/strategic execution for AbbVie’s specialty pharmacy, immunology and neurology brands. Chris is based in and leads his team from AbbVie’s Chicago Headquarters.
Prior to this role, Chris was Director, Humira Franchise, supporting supply chain, purchasing, third party manufacturing and programs for the largest pharmaceutical product globally. This role was based in Puerto Rico, supporting a global team of 8 manufacturing sites, key global TPM’s and supply for global commercial operations. In 2013, Abbott and AbbVie separated into 2 companies, with Chris moving to AbbVie as the Biologics products were tied to AbbVie.
Before taking on the Humira role, Chris was Director, ROW distribution for Abbott Laboratories in Breda, Netherlands. In this role he led a Dutch team with responsibility for distribution to over 100 countries for all pharmaceutical and nutritional products.
For the 1st 12 years of his career at Abbott Laboratories (Chicago) Chris held various positions within manufacturing and clinical management in production of solid dosage products.
Chris holds a BS in Environmental Health from Bowling Green, an MS in Industrial Health from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Lake Forest GSM.
Senior Director of Secure Supply Chain
Director, Supply Chain
Executive Director, Regional Supply North America
Head of Supply Chain Capability, Global Supply Chain & Strategy
Director, Supply Chain
Dave Palew is the Director of Supply Chain for Aurobindo USA and oversees the demand and supply planning of one of the fastest growing Generic Pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. Dave has over 18 years in Generic Pharmaceuticals Supply Chains.
In his most recent role Dave has led the successful implementation of Vanguard Forecasting Software, team lead in implementation of Oracle DRP planning module as well as in the process of completing the launch of Value Centric data analytics software. In addition Dave is the business lead for the U.S serialization project.
Dave started his Pharmaceutical career at Block Drug and has held Supply Chain positons with Faulding, Alpharma, Pliva, Barr, Teva, G & W Labs, Tris and Aurobindo. Dave has his BS degree in Materials Management from Bloomfield College, Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing from Stevens and received his CPIM certification from APICS.
Vice President, Head of Regional SC, Americas
Julio J. Feliciano is currently the VP of Regional Supply Chain Management at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, based in Whippany, NJ and with responsibilities across all Americas. He received his B. S from Lisbon (Portugal) University and started his career in Merck/MSD in Quality Control, becoming the head of Quality Operations in 3 European countries, later plant manager in Spain and in Global Supply Chain Management for the last 12 years. He headed Global Planning function for Merck/MSD, where he implemented SAP, developed skills in organization and achieved consistently high levels of customer service. Later he lead a team focused on supply network rationalization that delivered over $625 MM in financial benefit, $700 MM in inventory savings, managed over 8,300 regulatory filings and moved source of supply for pharmaceutical products worth over $20 Bn in revenue, without major supply impacts. He is an APICS CSCP (certified supply chain professional).
Strong skills in Demand and Supply Planning, S&OP, Change Management, Inventory Management, Pharmaceutical Operations and Supply Network rationalization. Extensive experience in leading and developing teams, project management, risk management and enterprise systems implementation.
Americas Head, Global Logistics Services
Bristol Myers Squibb
Marcelo has 20 years experience in the health care and consumer/ high tech industries with Bristol-Myers Squibb and other Fortune 500 companies. He has held management positions in the areas of logistics, operations, supply chain planning, customer service and international trade both in North and South America. His current role at BMS is Regional Director, Global Logistics Services responsible for distribution strategy, logistics compliance, 3PL management, best practices implementation and customer service. Marcelo holds an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management and a Certificate in Logistics Management from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Head of IT, Global Quality
Global Head of Planning, Logistics and Master Data
Angela Bagley is the head of Global Planning, Logistics and Master Data at Celgene Corporation. She has extensive experience in Product Development, Technical Operations, and Supply Chain within the biopharmaceutical industry.
Angela’s Global Logistics organization is responsible for distributing Celgene’s $13B commercial product portfolio, and named patient/ATU supplies, to customers in over 90 countries via 60 logistics service providers & distributors; with on-time/in-full performance greater than 98%.
Prior to joining Celgene, Angela was Global Head of Pharmaceutical Supply Planning at Bristol-Myers Squibb. She led a global planning team growth brands including ELIQUISTM and mature life cycle products.
Prior to BMS, Angela was a Strategic Product Lead at Shire Pharmaceuticals, responsible for product life cycle management, commercialization, global launch and sales & operations planning (S&OP). Angela started her career at Merck and had various roles with increasing responsibilities across supply chain management, pharmaceutical engineering and technical services and within R&D Process Development.
Angela is a graduate of North Carolina State University and is a certified Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt.
Director, North America Logistics Operations
Manager, Supply Chain Distribution
Kevin has over 25 years in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical supply chain, distribution and transportation management world. His primary focus has been on operational and quality improvements while also maintaining or achieving additional cost savings through gained efficiencies. He has extensive experience overseeing the daily operations of in-house distribution centers as well as over 17 years of experience managing third party warehousing, transportation, cold-chain and contract manufacturing vendors and suppliers. He has had responsibility in managing all distribution & logistics operations and vendors for both domestic and international customers & partners. Kevin has experience in managing shipping lanes for all temperature ranges (+15 to +25°C, +2 to +8°C, Frozen [Dry Ice], and Deep Frozen [LN2]), and using various active and passive solutions to meet all shipment size requirements (small parcel, pallet sized air shipments, Truckload, Less Than Truckload, and Sea Container).
Kevin has worked for various manufacturers over the years and has lived in multiple regions of the country, most recently moving to the San Diego area to work with Gilead Biologics at their Oceanside, California site.
Senior Director, Finance & Supply Chain
Noam Atar takes a vision and makes it reality through sound strategy development. He sees opportunities and brings stakeholders together to help drive change. He is an inspirational leader that inspire action while at the same time is grounded in financial information that levers the business. Noam is the Senior Director, Finance and Supply Chain at Ferring Production Inc., a privately-held global pharmaceutical manufacturing company. He has been with Ferring since 2009. He oversees the Finance and Supply Chain operations for Product Supply. Most recently, he led the implementation of CT-PAT and ISA- 2 CBP (Customs and border protection) programs that redefined the import process in the U.S.
Previously, he was the Controller for Bio Technology General – a Ferring pharmaceutical subsidiary based in Israel, where he led the implementation of AEO a customs security program that is recognized by CPB(Customs and border protection) as a security validated program . From 2007-2009, he worked at Radware as Controller of International Operations where he stream lined the process of financial reporting enabling faster analyses and decision making . He has spent more than 15 years in finance industry, focusing on improving processes, leading change and demonstrating that the finance function is a key partner to any business decision.
Noam began his career in auditing with PWC.
Noam is a CPA , holds an MBA from the Tel Aviv University, and a BA in accounting & economics from the Hebrew University in Israel.
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain
Kawa is a dynamic, results-oriented global leader with a passion to create value and achieve results in a way that enhances people and process capabilities. She has succeeded with this balanced approach on four continents and is fluent in Cantonese Chinese, English, and some German.
In her current role as Senior Director of Global Planning at Genentech/Roche, Kawa is accountable for the supply of the company’s $30 billion product portfolio worldwide. She joined Genentech in 2005 and has worked in San Francisco, San Diego, and Switzerland. Her previous roles in Genentech included Head of Manufacturing, Head of Strategy, Global Head of Operational Excellence and Head of Product Supply Chain Owners. Kawa was one of the first female Department Heads leading Biologics Manufacturing at Genentech and championed the Genentech Women Professional at the Oceanside, CA plant. She has successfully transformed teams and departments from chaotic mode to consistent high performing teams.
Prior to Genentech, Kawa spent 10 years with Merck where she audited thirty manufacturing plants and led global improvement programs in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Kawa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Ohio State University, a Master of Science in Engineering Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from New York University.
Chief Commercial Officer
As Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Kiewiet is responsible for ensuring the integrated commercial success of Intalere through business and market share growth with direct oversight of the Sales, Marketing and Customer Service departments.
Kiewiet has a strategic and diverse perspective of the healthcare industry supported by more than 12 years of direct patient care combined with over 18 years in product management, business development, medical products/devices distribution, strategic sourcing and large academic healthcare system/IDN supply chain management. He is a nationally-recognized leader and innovator in healthcare supply chain management, leadership development and operational efficiency, and was featured in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting as one of the “Top 10 People to Watch in Healthcare Contracting.”
Prior to joining Intalere, Kiewiet served as Vice President, Supply Chain, with BJC Healthcare in St. Louis, providing multi-site operations and inventory management with a $30 million budget, more than $1 billion in total supply spend and 210 full time employees at 15 hospitals. He played an instrumental role in positioning the company as an industry leader in driving supply chain visibility, including implementing one of the industry’s first health system based medical device self-distribution models, which delivered more than $2 million in annual savings.
His experience also includes progressive leadership positions with Cardinal Health, including Director of Operations, where he served as general manager of a large medical supply distribution center serving acute and non-acute customers in Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois, as well as providing wound closure product solutions for customers throughout the United States.
Kiewiet is Lean Six Sigma trained and certified, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) as well as a Fellow and Board Member of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM).
Kiewiet earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla., and an MBA from the University of Tulsa. He has also completed Advanced Management training at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He is a veteran of the United States Navy.
Senior Director, Enterprise Supply Chain Global Planning and Innovation
Johnson and Johnson
Mr. Neil Ackerman is the Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Enterprise Planning and Innovation, for Johnson and Johnson across all segments including Pharmaceuticals, Biomedical Devices and Consumer Products. He is responsible for accelerating supply chain innovation and enablement of advanced planning processes and technologies worldwide. His team is critical in bringing value based prototyping to life within Johnson and Johnson and beyond.
Prior to this role, Neil held various positions at Amazon.com, including Strategy Head for Fulfillment By Amazon and the General Manager and Inventor of the Amazon Small and Light global program. Most recently, he was the Global Director of Integrated Supply Chain, eCommerce strategy and technology innovation at Mondelez International, one of the world’s largest snack companies with brands such as Oreo, Milka, Cadbury's and Nabisco. In this role, Neil was recognized in various global publications for inventing and launching a Direct To Consumer Supply Chain Model for many snack brands including Oreo and Cadbury. He is an expert on eCommerce and supply chain innovations and is published, given multiple keynotes globally for his work on the eCommerce Flywheel and its impact on supply chain for a long term competitive advantage.
Neil holds 10 US patents and has been quoted, interviewed and written about in WSJ, Bloomberg, Inc., Forbes, Business Week, CNBC and numerous highly selective international publications. Neil is a winner of numerous leadership awards including the prestigious Amazon.com “Just Do It” Award and was a Distinguished Visitor for the US Navy in 2016. Currently, Neil sits on the local Board of Directors for After School All Stars, a charity providing After School services to 75,000 children across the USA and is an active Board Advisor for multiple start-ups globally including Flexe, the “airbnb of warehousing.” He is a graduate of University of Richmond, UVA and MIT, and he holds a PMP, MBA and MS. An active contributor to numerous academic networks at MIT and UVA, Neil lives in the United States with his wife, 3 children and a goofy dog.
Founder of the Data Labs
Johnson & Johnson
Joe is a passionate technologist with 7 years of experience in Operations Research and Data Analytics. He is responsible for the delivery of Advanced and Predictive Analytics as a shared service for Johnson & Johnson globally, and is the founder of the Johnson & Johnson “Data Labs”, a rapid prototyping facility for analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence applications.
Joe has been an active TEDx Organizer for the duration of his time at J&J, and is more recently the co-host of Season 1 on the “J&J Innovation Podcast” on iTunes, and founder of the ‘J&J Podcasts’ enterprise platform.
Senior Director, Hospital and Distributor Supply Chain Solutions
Johnson & Johnson
Associate Director, SCM, Product Handling and Technology
Executive Director, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Solutions
Mark Talens, Executive Director Supply Chain Management within Merck. Mark Leads the Enterprise Solution Group which is responsible for
• Global Process Management (Plan, Make, Deliver, Enable, IBP and PLM)
• Global Program Management (ERP, DRP and Data Architecture platforms as well as Serialization and Global SCM Quality Compliance)
• Supply Chain Innovation & Technology (adoption and learning of disruptive technology like blockchain, IoT, Virtual Agents/ML)
Prior to this role Mark was responsible for the Latin American Supply Chain Operations and held various roles within Planning and Logistics and worked in Europe, North America and Latin America.
Technology Partner & Advisor, Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) Digital
Bharath partners with senior supply chain and manufacturing executives across Merck KGaA in identifying opportunities to drive best in class performance through advanced analytics, data mining, rich visualizations and new technologies. He is currently responsible for the digital transformation of the global manufacturing and supply chain function of the Biopharma business of Merck KGaA and particularly focused on autonomous operations.
Head of Supply Chain Management, Americas External Supply Operations
Jounal is Head of Supply Chain Management, External Supply Operations (ESO) Americas for Novartis, Sandoz, and Alcon. Jounal leads a cross divisional team responsible for 3rd Party Supply Chain Planning, Product Life Cycle Management, Operational Excellence, and Artwork Operations for the Americas Region. With nearly 18+ years of experience in Global Supply Planning, Operations, Internal and External Supply Management, Jounal has demonstrated success in global change management initiatives, redesigning and optimizing Supply Chain organizations, improving customer service levels, recruiting talent and building high performing teams. Jounal earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ, with plans to complete a Master’s in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing from his Alma Mater later this year.
Sr. Director Network Supply Operations
Eric heads Pfizer’s Supply Chain Performance organization and is primarily responsible for global inventory management & reporting as well as Pfizer’s Supply Chain Digitization strategy. Eric is a member of Pfizer’s Working Capital Optimization team. In his Supply Chain Digitization role, he is responsible for design, development, deployment & sustainment of next generation tools and processes to measure & drive continuous improvement of supply chain performance from raw material procurement through finished good delivery to customers. In addition, Eric heads a variety of platform services including Drug Shortage Reporting, Serialization Supply Chain Planning, Supply Chain Process & relevant master data governance. Previously Eric was head of Supply Chain Planning for Pfizer Essential Health.
The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Sam Ruda joined the Port Authority of NY & NJ as the Assistant Director, Port Business Development, in August of 2015. In this role, Sam oversees the retention and growth of the Port’s maritime business lines. Additionally, this role has oversight of the Port’s marine property and leasing division. In December of 2016, Sam was named Deputy Director with additional responsibilities covering port performance initiatives and innovation.
Prior to joining the Port Authority of NY & NJ, Sam was Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for the Port of Portland (Oregon). In this role, Sam had responsibility for the maritime and aviation business activity in addition to the Port’s industrial real estate portfolio. From 2003 to February of 2012, Sam was the Director of Marine and Industrial Development at the Port of Portland.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Sam began his career as a management trainee with the global container carrier Sea-Land Service. He has also held sales and management positions with American President Lines and NYK Line. From 1997-2001 Sam was Coordinating Manager for NYK’s North American Liner division based in Tokyo, Japan and later had responsibility for North Asia Marketing and Pricing based in Hong Kong, PRC.
Prior to joining the Port of Portland, Sam was Director of Global Transportation for Nike Inc, overseeing international logistics for the Beaverton, Oregon based athletic footwear and apparel company.
Sam holds a bachelor’s degree in economics (1985) from Rutgers University.
Director, Supply Chain Operations
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Kaizar Lehri is Director of Supply Chain Systems at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. He leads a team that is responsible for supply chain transformation and technology implementation, global serialization, and master data management. Kaizar has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical / biotech industry with companies like IBM, Medeva, Celltech, UCB, Biogen and Regeneron. He has held various leadership positions in supply chain including demand and supply planning, S&OP and distribution optimization. He has led multiple new product launches, serialization programs, business process improvement initiatives, and ERP and planning system implementations. Kaizar earned his bachelors degree in Engineering from Mumbai University in India, and his MBA from Goizueta School of Business (Emory University - Atlanta GA).
Global Program Serialization Lead
Regional Serialization program Manager: Graduated in Chemical Engineering from Widener University, with 34 years’ experience in the Pharamceutical industry in Engineering, QA, Supply chain and Manufacturing sites . I have been involved in Serialization Globally since 2005 starting with the California Serialization regulation and Turkey. Currently monitoring Global Serialization programs and the effects on the internal supply chain and opportunities to use serialization for business strategies. Currently managing the implementation of DSCSA requirements from a plant sites to reverse logistics Represent Novartis on GS1, PDSA and AAM supply chain task force for DSCSA.
Group Vice President
Paul Testa is the Head of Global Supply Chain for Shire. He serves on Shire’s Technical Operations Leadership Team and the Corporate Inline Product Review Committee. He steers and serves as a collaborative sponsor for several other internal manufacturing and business process governance boards. He is based in Shire’s Exton, Pennsylvania facility.
Paul has more than 25 years of experience in a unique mix of industries and roles along the supply chain – including general management and leadership roles in all aspects along the end-to-end Supply Chain. He has experience in the Aerospace, Life Sciences, Contract Manufacturing, and Biotechnology Industries.
Paul is a passionate developer of people and talent pipelines, working within organizations and with universities, professional associations, and recruiting firms to find, place, retain, and accelerate the challenge and development of the most qualified professionals. He has come to appreciate the challenges and rewards associated with engaging teams to make levels of performance, once thought impossible, actually become reality. This passion is highlighted by his work with the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) where he serves as a Program Mentor and with the Life Sciences Pennsylvania (LSPA) where he serves as a boardmember.
Paul has earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, a MS in Manufacturing Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a MBA from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Outside of work, Paul enjoys endurance sports – he has completed 10 marathons and 3 Ironman 70.3 races. He has been a youth basketball coach, practicing his communication and development skills on young people as well. He and his wife Rebecca have 3 children and enjoy travel and experiencing the cultures of the world.
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Daniel J. Hoey has nearly 30 years of experience in the global pharmaceutical industry as a senior leader specializing in supply chain management, manufacturing and business operations. In September 2017, Dan was appointed Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Teva Global Operations, with responsibility for ensuring the highest levels of customer service for the largest and most competitive fully integrated global manufacturing and supply chain organization in the industry. With unrivaled capabilities across the full spectrum of technologies, Teva’s global operations network delivers high-quality, patient-centric healthcare solutions to millions of patients in over 100 markets every day.
Previously, Dan led Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Teva Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, and held oversight responsibility for Teva’s Biologics Operations.
Prior to joining Teva in 2016, Dan held senior leadership roles for global operations at Merck where he served in a variety of technical operations, supply chain, and contract manufacturing roles during the course of his 27 years there.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University. In addition, he holds an Executive Belt in Lean/Six Sigma and is also certified in change execution methodology and behavior-based performance improvement.
Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation
Texas Christian University
M. Dave Malenfant is currently Executive Vice President of Industry Liaison and Talent Development for the BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance). He also serves as Director and oversees the Advisory Board for the Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Texas Christian University. Dave is responsible for driving Industry relations in the Biotech, Biopharma Supply Chain for the BSMA. Prior to this appointment, Dave served on the Advisory Board for the BSMA from its inception. With a passion for talent development and career planning, Dave has helped both the BSMA and the Center for Supply Chain Innovation drive Young Professional career development and mentoring programs for students. Prior to joining the BSMA and TCU, Dave spent over 30 years in a variety of industry roles. As an entrepreneur, Dave was Co-founder and President of Signature Consultants, Inc., (1973) a business, finance, and economic consulting firm that he ultimately sold in 1993. He created and operated a variety of other businesses that are still profitable in Canada today. In 1993, Dave joined Alcon Laboratories where he steadily advanced through leadership roles such as Purchasing Manager, Materials Operation Manager, and Global Supply Chain Director before becoming the Vice President of Global Supply Chain in 2005. In this role, Dave provided strategic direction for the company’s Global Supply Chain initiatives and created global centers of excellence for Purchasing, Distribution, Transportation, Customer Service, Sales and Operations Management, Data Management, Graphic Design and Artwork Development, and Product Launches. Dave retired from Alcon in 2014. Dave is recognized for the creative development of standardized systems and business processes, and for developing enabling technology throughout the entire supply chain. During his career, Dave has implemented over 30 different computer systems – WMS, ERP, Finite Scheduling, Product Launch, and Order Entry, among others. Dave is past Chairman of the Supply Chain Council and past member of the Executive Committee of NASSTRAC Given his vast knowledge of the end-to-end, integrated supply chain, Dave is a frequent speaker on Global Supply Chain Trends. He has consistently demonstrated his passion for Supply Chain management, developing talent, and the need to advance Supply Chain theory and innovation throughout a variety of industries.
Carly Guenther is a Managing Director in the Life Sciences Management Consulting practice of Accenture and specializes in navigating global organizations through complex challenges related to visibility and security (serialization) within the supply chain and large scale digital transformation (e.g. IIoT, RPA/AI, Blockchain). Carly's areas of expertise include strategy definition, business process design and deployment, change management, and deployment - specifically within Life Sciences Supply Chain. Carly graduated from Purdue University where she holds a bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering. She received a Masters of Business Administration degree at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
Managing Director, Life Sciences
Anne Marie O’Halloran is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Products Operating Group, where she leads Accenture’s Industry X.0 practice for the Life Sciences sector. The practice brings together services to help our clients realize value from digital transformation across the product lifecycle in a connected Internet of Things (IoT) world, from engineering and product development to manufacturing and digital operations.
In 20+ years with Accenture, Anne Marie has worked globally across North America and Asia leading programs that support life sciences and medical technology clients in transforming their supply chain and manufacturing capabilities. Her client work has spanned targeted strategic projects to large-scale technology enabled transformation initiatives.
Anne Marie holds a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and resides in New York City.
Managing Director, Life Sciences Supply Chain
Brad Pawlowski is Managing Director in Accenture’s Life Science Supply Chain practice and a recognized expert on Business Transformation programs. The global leader of Accenture’s Supply Chain Planning and Advanced Analytics practice, Brad has broad experience managing international teams in diverse industries and markets, including healthcare/life sciences, consumer products, high tech, and aerospace and defense. A focused and energetic leader with experience driving business transformations and organizational change, his areas of expertise include developing strategies for global supply chain management, product management, business development, and enabling technologies.
President & CEO
General Manager, Americas
Senior Director, Sales - Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences
Jay Rothe is a Sr. Director Sales for Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences at Cloudleaf. He has spent the past 20 years helping Pharmaceutical and Healthcare companies deploy technologies that streamline business, creating competitive advantages while reducing regulatory risk. In the roundtable session Jay will highlight how organizations are making better business decisions as they collect and analyze data from the edge of the supply chain with Internet-of-Things technology.
President, Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector
Scott Allison is president of the DHL Life Sciences & Healthcare sector. He is a member of Customer Solutions & Innovation Senior Management Team, a member of the Solutions & Innovation Board, DHL Life Sciences Supply Chain Board and heads the DHL Life Science & Healthcare Steering Committee and the Customer Logistics Advisory Board. He is responsible for driving growth and development of the global DHL Life Sciences and Healthcare sector and oversees strategy and solutions development in addition to his commercial duties. Scott is a supply chain professional with over 25 years of experience and joined Deutsche Post DHL Group in 1992, working in DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Supply Chain before moving into more commercial and strategic roles in the early 2000s. Most recently, he led the DHL Technology sector first in EMEA and then in the Americas. In both regions he was responsible for the development and execution of global technology strategy, including the development and delivery of supply chain solutions, strategies and growth for some of the world’s largest technology companies. A native of Scotland, Scott lives with his family in Dallas, TX, USA.
Partner/Vice President, Technology
Partner Matthew Deep serves as the vice president of technology at DMLogic. He oversees all development of the STEPLogic platform as well as the platform products STEPLogic Trace and STEPLogic Warehouse. Matt was one of the instrumental developers of the serialization product, STEPLogic Trace, and oversaw the team implementing the product at Johnson & Johnson. Matt has overseen the technology efforts of many projects, most notably at Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline including serialization, clinical trials and WMS technology upgrades and software implementations.
As the leader of the pharmaceutical practice at DMLogic, Matt is often called upon to speak on issues relating to traceability, serialization, data integrity and visibility across the supply chain in accordance with all DSCSA regulations. He has spoken on multiple panels in the industry and was an instrumental member of the Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain team when the project was awarded a 2016 Supply Chain Innovation Award by the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals. Matt has authored several white papers and case studies on pharmaceutical supply chain topics and is often interviewed for leading trade publications.
With more than 20 years of experience in WMS systems, Matt also brings extensive experience in the electronics, retail and automotive industries and has implemented solutions in 10 countries. Starting his career in 1997 as a technical consultant with TRW, Matt managed all North American project support for MARC Global, before its purchase by RedPrairie. He also held senior manager positions at Fisher Scientific and 7Hills Global Consulting before founding DMLogic in 2009 with his current partners.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA focused on Supply Chain Management from Penn State University. He currently resides in Pittsburgh with his high school sweetheart and two children who learned how to use the STEPLogic platform at ages 7 and 9. He also proudly serves as President of his Church Council and has project managed his church building project for the past 9 years.
Tom Strohl, an Oliver Wight principal, is a consultant, coach, and educator providing companies with guidance in Operations Planning and Control and Integrated Business Planning. In a career spanning more than 30 years working in industry, Tom has developed an acute awareness of the need to bring formality and process to both the business systems and the human capital needed to run those systems. He views the readiness of employees to embrace fundamental change in any business process as a critical success factor for sustained excellence.
Specializing in Operations Planning and Control principles, Tom has excelled in business turnaround situations. He has repeatedly used Proven Path tools and concepts to influence companies to formalize systems of control and business processes for Demand, Supply, and Inventory Planning. In every case, this has resulted in the desired improvements in reliability and predictability of product supply, product quality, cycle times, inventory turns, and conversion costs.
Tom led a successful Class A Accreditation effort in Planning and Control for one $200 million business unit of Watson Pharmaceuticals resulting in savings in operating costs and working capital of over $28 million, full alignment of production processes, quality systems and human capital, improved inventory turns, cycle time reduction, scrap reduction, and improved service levels. Immediately following accreditation, Tom then led a successful JD Edwards ERP system implementation. This system implementation was completed in only 9 months, on time and on budget, in a near flawless execution of the implementation plan largely facilitated by the systems of control, business processes, and employee readiness created through the Planning and Control initiatives.
As vice president for Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Tom led a successful effort to bring Fast Track S&OP/IBP to the business along with implementation of Oliver Wight’s Enterprise Sales and Operations Planning Tool (ESOPT). This resulted in an integrated process for managing demand, supply and inventory planning, new product development, and financial planning and aligning them with the strategic initiatives of the business.
Tom earned his BS in Business Management from Mankato State University.
Product Development Senior Manager
Rodolfo is an industrial engineer expert in the movements of pharmaceuticals by airfreight. He was in charge of the CEIV PHARMA for both Airline and handler certifications within LATAM CARGO. Rodolfo holds 6 years of worthwhile experience in the airfreight sector, 2 years in which was an important member of the PHARMA product developing team within LATAM CARGO, leading the project by the operational side. Now Rodolfo is the head of the product development and management unit of the company.
Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Director, Supply Chain Business Network
Brooke Williams, Director, Supply Chain Business Network – Brooke is a supply chain expert, with over 25 years experience in this field of practice. Brooke has held a variety of positions including consultant, solution engineer, and value engineer in his 20 year career at SAP.
In his current role, Brooke is helping SAP Ariba customers identify business value through digital supply chain collaboration processes. He is excited to be a part of the network technology evolution that is transforming the way leading supply chain partners communicate.
Brooke is an APICS certified CPIM. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management and an MBA with an Operations Research focus, both from the University of Alabama. He resides near St. Louis, MO with his wife and two teenage daughters. He enjoys all things outdoors, including fishing and making things to grow in the garden.
Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Smart Cold Chain
Luca is CTO-Smart Cold Chain at Sensitech, where he is leading technology strategy and new tech developments. Prior he was a program manager in data analytics and user experience in the Otis Program Office, and prior, had experience with new technologies, such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and autonomous systems at the United Technologies Research Center. He has a Ph.D. from MIT in aeronautics/astronautics, focusing on robust planning for drones.
Co-founder and CEO
Richard Ettl is the co-founder and CEO of Smart Containers Group, a Swiss high-tech container provider aiming to create the first fully autonomous container based on blockchain technology, consequently disrupting the logistic industry.
Smart Containers Group has 2 divisions, it’s first being SkyCell, the leading high-tech company in the pharma packaging space. The company has grown to become the 4th largest player in 5 years. SkyCell’s containers are used to transport multiple billion dollars of revenue for Top pharma companies in their fleet of own designed containers by airfreight – worldwide.
Richard and his co-founder Nico Ros, are applying this technology now to the food industry through their division FoodGuardians and have signed with the largest manufacturer of food crates in Europe.
All SkyCell and FoodGuardian containers will be tracked and managed through the blockchain laying the foundation for the “autonomous container”.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Université de Fribourg and Stanford University CA. He helped to build up the Institute for Value-Based Entrepreneurship “IVE” in Switzerland, which provided to more than 2500 students business plan creation classes to date.
Global Business Development, Strategy and Marketing
Vishal Khushalani currently leads Sonoco Protective Solutions’ global marketing and business development organization. Over the last 20+ years, Vishal has led and managed various assignments with Fortune 1000 companies in business development, marketing, product innovation, and mergers and acquisitions across Americas, Europe, and APAC regions. Vishal has a Bachelor’s Degree in Process Engineering and holds an MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, USA.
Global Product Manager
Chief Executive Officer
Shabbir Dahod is President and Chief Executive Officer of TraceLink and a member of the company’s board of directors. He co-founded the company in 2009 with a vision of building a business that will transform how life science companies manage the manufacturing, packaging, distribution, and dispensing of pharmaceutical products across a network of trading partners in the global life sciences supply chain.
For well over a decade, Dahod has dedicated himself to pharmaceutical supply chain integrity, making it his mission to protect patients around the world. A few years before the US Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) was passed, Dahod launched TraceLink and introduced the Life Sciences Cloud, a cloud-based software platform hosted by Amazon Web Services that has become the world’s largest track and trace network for the life sciences supply chain. His passion for cutting-edge technology and business model innovation was the driving force behind what is now the de-facto industry standard for meeting time-bound global regulatory compliance requirements and protecting patients across the globe from the threat of counterfeit medicines.
Early in his career, Dahod worked with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen at his Seattle-based startup, Asymetrix, where he established the company as a leader in Multimedia Authoring technology in the computer based learning market. With Allen, Dahod researched and incubated a number of emerging web-based products and technologies, including early initiatives in e-commerce, natural language query, online sports, digital media, and Java development tools. He eventually served as a Senior Executive of the Paul Allen group of companies, and later joined Microsoft as a Senior Leader to spearhead collaboration and knowledge management efforts using emerging XML standards and new Internet communication tools.
Dahod holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from Boston University.
VP, Industry Marketing
Brian Daleiden, Vice President of Industry Marketing, is at the helm of TraceLink’s thought leadership, global regulatory analysis, and market education programs which serve to inform and guide internal industry stakeholders about emerging and ongoing regulatory, business, and technical requirements. As head of the TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud Community, he is charged with building the company’s global community network, bringing together thousands of key executives from across the global life sciences supply chain to discuss key issues and collaborate on transformative solutions through regular industry forums, workshops, and web events.
Prior to TraceLink, Daleiden was in charge of product and corporate marketing at SupplyScape Corp., a recognized leader in pharmaceutical supply chain security and integrity solutions. In addition, he has held marketing, product management, and software development leadership roles focused on the global manufacturing, process control, and supply chain space at Catalyst International, Rockwell Automation, and a number of startup companies.
Daleiden holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin. He has been a noted contributor to numerous journals and publications, is a regular speaker at industry events around the world, and currently sits on several steering committees and working groups devoted to standards and interoperability, including GS1, the Open Serialization Communication Standard (OPEN-SCS) Working Group., and the Healthcare Distribution Alliance Verification Router Task Force.
Healthcare and Life Sciences Leader
Jim is an experienced Executive with over 20 years in the Enterprise Software, Life Sciences, Healthcare, and Manufacturing industry. He leads the T-Systems North America Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical. He has been engaging with clients on DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION through numerous projects leveraging: Cloud, Big Data, and IoT. Jim is active in Pharma dealing with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and the FDA regulatory guidelines. Working with partners to bring new Healthcare solutions that help Providers and Payors leverage the benefits of cloud hosting.
He has a background and experience in Clinical Development; Supply Chain Management; Manufacturing; CRM (Sales and Service); IoT; Big Data / Analytics; Cloud Computing; Blockchain, and Regulatory Standards using SAP, Oracle and Microsoft solutions.
Special Cargo Manager
Mr. BUYUKKAYMAZ worked as Customer Relationship Manager and Logistic Operations Manager in reputable global and domestic companies with extensive experience more than ten years.
He was responsible for transport and distribution operations, business ethics, customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and profitability assessments.
In the last 5 years of his career, he has been working as Special Cargo Manager in Turkish Cargo. He is responsible from management and coordination of product development projects. In coorperation with other departments, Mr. BUYUKKAYMAZ develops new products and services and provides enhancements to existing ones on a regular basis.
Following closely the trends and latest technological developments in air cargo sector, attending to workshops and international seminars related to special cargo operations are of his great interest.
He develops sales plans to support Turkish Cargo’s regional sales-marketing teams world-wide specifically in relation to special cargo consignments.
Mr. BUYUKKAYMAZ ensures publishing of supplementary articles on special cargo by IATA.
His management announces newsletters related to special cargo to entire Turkish Cargo organization in order to set corporate standards in and outbound and mitigate operational risks.
Mr. BUYUKKAYMAZ is entitled with IATA’s CEIV Pharma Certificate and is Pharma Responsible Person in Turkish Cargo organisation.
Cargo Product Development Specialist
İbrahim Sipahi began his career as finacial auditor at KPMG Turkey.
He started with Turkish Airlines in Catering and Inflight Products Division as Global Catering Contracts Specialist in 2012. There, he managed alliances for long haul destinations with global airline catering companies such as Gate Gourmet, Dnata, SATS, LSG Sky Chefs as many other local ones to serve TK passengers a standardized return catering all around the World.
In 2014, he joined Turkish Cargo, a cargo subsidiary of Turkish Airlines. As Global Cargo Handling Contracts Specialist, he successfully managed ground handling negotiations with ramp and cargo handling agents resulting in improved service quality and minimized handling costs. He was also responsible from the control of the accuracy of the invoices on SAP system.
Since 2016, İbrahim is working as Cargo Product Development Specialist under Special Cargo Management taking part in launching new cargo products and solutions globally for Turkish Cargo and its customers. With the implementation of TK Pharma Days, he took active role in the successful organisation of first pharma day in Frankfurt where pharma manufacturers and their forwarding agents in the Europe region found the chance to come together, convey their expactations from Turkish Cargo as a carrier and learn from their individual experiences for a best pharma practice.
In his career, he has attended many international conferences, seminars and workshops as a delegate and speaker in Americas, India and Europe in the areas of air cargo logistics especially for pharmaceuticals and healthcare products.
E-commerce and CEP (courier, express, parcel) market remains at his core responsibility. He is also interested in analyzing the World air cargo market in order to efficiently gather and submit information for new possible trade lanes.
İbrahim holds a graduate degree from Koc University, an MBA from Marmara University and a certificate from London School of Economics.
Principal and Senior Partner
Vinodh leads the Supply Chain Management practice at ZS and additionally works across multiple clients helping drive business transformation through leveraging analytics and data science. He brings extensive experience across a number of industries including Healthcare, Travel & Transportation, Manufacturing and Financial Services. Prior to joining ZS Associates, Vinodh was vice president and lead of the travel and hospitality business unit at Cognizant, where he more than quadrupled the business to $300 million annually. He also served as chief strategy officer for the products and resources business unit at Cognizant where he owned strategic initiatives and priority service lines including supply chain management, digital and loyalty, and analytics. Previously, Vinodh held various roles in financial services.
Marissa Alvord is Program Director for LogiPharma, LogiMed and FIMA. With over seven years of conference production experience, Marissa specializes in market research in the financial, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. Marissa cut her teeth in conference production working for a small publishing house in London producing events for the English education sector. She holds her MA from SOAS, University of London. Outside of the office, Marissa enjoys cycling, gardening, cooking and enjoying music.
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