Guest Keynote Speaker

David Gosnell

David Gosnell

President, Global Supply and Procurement Diageo plc

David Gosnell is President of Global Supply and Procurement for the world's leading premium drinks business – a position he has held since January 2003. David has also served on the Diageo plc Executive Committee since 2008, in recognition of his leadership role within the company. As President of Global Supply and Procurement, David is responsible for Diageo's world class supply chain delivering to over 180 markets around the world from over 100 production facilities located in 32 counties.


Ken Murtha

Sr. VP, Global Supply Chain & Strategy, AstraZeneca

Ken Murtha is Sr. Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Strategy at AstraZeneca. He is accountable for the design of supply chain strategies for commercial brands and for the mid-term planning of all commercial supplies at the global level. He is the key interface to R&D for the launch of new products and responsible for directing and overseeing the delivery of all major strategic investments such as ERP and Lean as well as all IS systems.

 Melker Norlund

Melker Norlund

Director, Operational Efficiency, Global Supply, Ericsson

Melker Norlund has been with Ericsson for over 20 years and has had senior manager positions in sourcing, supply, global services delivery and product management. Melker is responsible for Ericsson’s global supply chain strategy, processes, methods and systems/tools, which spans from introducing new designed products from R&D, producing them and delivering the products to customers in all regions of the world. He is also responsible for a project office that governs all improvement projects within supply.


Alexander Scholz

Head of Project Management in Sourcing & Supplier Network, BMW Group

Prior to Alexander's current role, he was Head of Program for Re-Engineering both Processes and IT-Systems in Sourcing & Supply Chain at BMW Group. Before working for BMW, he was a Management Consultant in different organizations (Nexolab, ORACLE, Accenture) dealing with a variety of projects in the area of Supply Chain Management. He has been educated at Regensburg University, University College of Dublin (UCD) and the University of Lyon. He holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Gartner Keynote Speakers

Gartner Keynote: Reimagine Supply Chain — Fast, Forward, Focus

It's time to re-imagine your supply chain and push the boundaries of conventional thinking. Incremental improvement won't suffice to capitalize on the next wave of global growth. New markets present opportunity and emphasize the need to move quickly and to focus amid rising competition. Future supply chain leaders must engage business partners to drive new market growth while continuing to improve service levels and profits in existing markets. Senior analysts present Gartner's most current research

Paul E. Proctor
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Andrew Walls
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Andrew Walls
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Gartner Analyst Speakers

Stan Aronow
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Tim Payne
Ken Ruggles
Vikas Sarangdhar
Steven Steutermann
Andrew Stevens
Dana Stiffler
Christian Titze
Noha Tohamy
Michael Uskert

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