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Jean-Marc Lambert

Global Operations Senior Vice President



Bacardi Transforms Supply Chain and Operations

Transforming to a DDVN requires critical changes to operations. Done correctly will drive cost, efficiency and agility benefits. Bacardi will share how they moved from site focused optimization to horizontal linked operations, the challenges they overcame and the benefits they realized.


Jean-Marc Lambert was nominated as Bacardi Global Operations Senior Vice President in January 2015, after a fourteen-year career in the company. He leads the Global Operations group with responsibility for Global Supply Chain (Planning, Manufacturing, Distribution), Procurement and Research and Development activities.


Jean-Marc oversees nearly 4,000 employees across more than 20 production facilities. During his tenure, Bacardi has been certified as the only major spirits company to be operating in accordance with the world’s most recognized standards for Quality, Environment and Health, and Safety for all its production facilities globally. Prior to joining Bacardi, Jean Marc has had a proven track record of guiding sizeable Supply Chain and Procurement team’s performances in Danone and Merck companies.


Mattia Aste

Global Head of Operational Excellence



Bayer Journey From Delivering Customer Service to Excellence in Customer Experience

With new digital business models emerging and rising customer expectations, the pace of change is accelerating, and nowhere in supply chain is that felt more acutely than in customer fulfillment. Learn how Bayer transformed their organization to understand and respond to changing customer needs and move from delivering products to also delivering excellence in customer experience.


Mattia is currently the Global Head of Operational Excellence for the Crop Science division of Bayer: his group focuses on driving Manufacturing Transformation & Continuous Improvement through Production Systems, Process Digitalization, Leadership & Capabilities Development.


In 20 years with Monsanto (acquired in 2018 by Bayer) he worked and lived in Italy, Hungary, Romania, Switzerland and the USA and held multiple leadership roles in Finance, Commercial, Marketing & Strategy and more recently Supply Chain at regional and Global Level. He lives in St Louis (Missouri) with his wife and two children.

Tom Pinnella

Senior Global Supply Chain Manager


Cisco Systems Inc

Cisco’s Digital Integrated Materials Strategy Balances Demand, Supply and Cost 

Industrial high tech companies have complex supply challenges that include long lead times and market imbalances. This session will share how this high tech company optimizes service and revenue against cost targets to bring multiple functions together around a common data model. Analytics transform their processes from operational focus to sensing, identifying and mitigating exceptions.


Tom Pinnella is a Senior Global Supply Chain Manager at Cisco Systems Inc. He manages Supply Chain Transformation within the Fulfillment Supply Chain and has been with Cisco for 12 years. Based in San Jose, California he is a subject matter expert in Materials Management. Currently focused on multi-year initiative developing an Integrated Materials Strategy across the Supply Chain. Tom received a Frost and Sullivan award for Operations Excellence in Leadership for a prior project focused on Delivery Excellence. Prior to Cisco, Tom managed operations for two startups and started his career in the disk drive industry.

Ann Tracy

VP Global EHS, Sustainability and Supply Chain Strategy



Manufacturing Analytics: Colgate Palmolive Optimizes for Agility and Productivity

Manufacturing operations have to support growth and agility while continuing to excel at operational efficiency. In this session, attendees will learn about: a) The key enablers for productivity in the manufacturing network b) How Colgate has blended design and manufacturing analytics to accelerate the pace of decision making c) How to achieve scale for initiatives and continuous improvement with user engagement and ownership.


Ann started her career at Colgate-Palmolive in 1991. She has worked across all four of Colgate's categories in manufacturing, quality and customer service & logistics roles with experience in each of the Colgate divisions. As VP Global Category Manufacturing,


Ann led the Hill’s pet food global manufacturing operation responsible for network optimization and food safety. Today, following Colgate’s recent Supply Chain transformation, Ann is newly appointed to the role of VP of EOHS, Sustainability and Supply Chain Strategy. In this role she is responsible for managing our external relationships, safety, environmental and product sustainability and helping to shape our Supply Chain Strategy. Ann holds a BA degree in applied science, a BS degree in mechanical engineering, and a master's of engineering degree in manufacturing systems, all from Lehigh University.

Lydie de Meyer

Culture of Quality and Consumer Voice Director



The Culture of Quality Journey — Lessons Learned From Your Peers

Supply chain leaders recognize the importance of quality culture and many companies created a solid culture of quality foundation. Now, leading companies are turning their attention to sustaining the culture of quality and to expanding quality focus in other parts of the business. Learn about how your peers built and are working to sustain a strong culture of quality in their companies.



Lydie De Meyer started her career in 1988 in Danone where she held positions in different functions and business categories giving her a broad view of requirements, activities, processes and challenges all along the value chain (e.g. in Quality, R&D, Sourcing, Manufacturing & Supply-Chain).


During these 30 years’ experience within Danone, Lydie led several transversal and complex projects making her highly experienced in organization development, project and program management, as well in change management. Since 2016, driven by her passion for people and quality, she is leading the Danone Culture of Quality program, among Quality corporate projects and activities, as a key enabler to deliver Danone’s mission, Quality & Food safety commitments, Operational excellence and to support the company transformation. Lydie de Meyer is a Food Industry Engineer graduate, with a master’s degree in Biochemistry & Nutrition Physiology.

Pamela Scott

Global Operational Excellence Director



Digital-Proofing Your Supply Chain Talent Strategy

A talent roadmap is a three to five year view of how you will effectively recruit, retain, develop and engage people to meet your supply chain goals. Learn how to build a supply chain talent roadmap that takes into account digital strategy and maturity factors, and hear about how supply chain leaders are ensuring that digital dexterity is front and center in their supply chain talent strategy.


Pamela is currently Global Operational Excellence Director at Diageo where she started over 25 years ago as a Chemistry Graduate. She has held various roles across the end to end supply chain including leading significant parts of the Scotland Packaging Operations, Guinness Technical in Ireland, European Supply HR function and Global Strategy development alongside the delivery of global strategic projects focused on continuous improvement.


The main activities in her current role are to drive performance improvement across the end to end supply chain through defining and embedding standardised measurements, best practice and systems while engaging employees through great capability building. In her current role Pamela’s main activities are firstly to drive performance improvement across the end to end supply chain within Diageo through defining and embedding standardised measures, best practice and systems and engaging all supply chain employees through great capability building. Secondly, Pamela also has responsibility for global corporate real estate and facilities and is currently leading a transformation to improve services and increase value for Diageo.

Kirstie McIntyre

Director, Global Sustainability Operations



Preparing Industrial Manufacturers to Drive Growth in a Closed-Loop Future

The circular economy will drive many industrial manufacturing firms to adapt operations for maximum resource efficiency and transition more products to "as-a-service" offerings. Framed with insights from Gartner's new circular economy research, our speaker will share insights on how HP Inc. is transforming products and supply chains to a more efficient, circular and low carbon economy.


Kirstie McIntyre is global director for HP Inc’s sustainability operations. Her remit covers all product and service-related environmental laws and market access agreements on energy efficiency, chemical / material restrictions and end-of-life considerations. Her teams manage takeback and recycling, IT system support for reporting and disclosure and WW product compliance programmes. She liaises with Government, industry associates and peers, supply chain partners as well as HP’s customers and channel sales on environmental regulations, recycling and other sustainability aspects of HP's products.


Kirstie also co-leads HP’s circular economy programme and has worked for a number of years in the strategic development of sustainability and supply chain programmes for various companies in the electronics sector. She has an engineering doctorate in environmental technology and has published widely on sustainability and supply chain issues. Please see hp.com/sustainability for more information.

Daniel Corsten

Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur & Author

IE Business School

A New Era in Availability: On Shelf and On Line Are Converging in Importance

Retailers and suppliers need to put physical and digital availability on an equal footing. With a disproportionate share of growth coming from online sales we explore the latest research on Online Availability in the Consumer Products Industry and focus on how to increase awareness and drive to improve OLA. 


Daniel is Professor of Operations & Technology Management at IE Business School (IE University) in Madrid. He also taught and/or researched at the Harvard Business School, London Business School, Wharton School, INSEAD and Bocconi University and University of St. Gallen. He is co-founder of the supply chain machine-learning start-ups Aire One and AboutGoods and advisor to Fulcrum Technology Holding. Recently, he authored a global study on Online Availability that was sponsored by Procter & Gamble and published by the Grocery Manufacturers Association of America.


Jocelyn Cascio 

Supply Chain Sustainability Senior Manager



Procurement's Critical Role in Driving the CSR and Sustainability Agenda

Organizations are increasingly leaning on procurement to support the organization's CSR and sustainability agenda by deploying responsible sourcing practices. In this session, a high-tech manufacturer will share the key lessons learned in their journey towards responsible sourcing and present actionable advice.


For the past decade, Jocelyn Cascio has been a Supply Chain Sustainability Senior Manager at Intel, helping lead the creation and evolution of their supplier responsibility programs. She engages with internal and external stakeholders to integrate sustainability more deeply into the supply chain, define increased expectations for suppliers and lead capability building efforts. She has spent her 22 year tenure at Intel in various leadership roles across the supply chain, guiding business process improvement and change management efforts on a variety of global, cross-functional initiatives. She is a Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt with a BA in Organizational Communication from Arizona State University and an MBA from Babson College.


Francois-Regis LeTourneau 

Standards and Prospective Director, Corporate Supply Chain



Leverage Customer Intimacy to Put Supply Chain on the Customer Experience Journey

The customer experience revolution is happening all around us. Customer Satisfaction is the new measure of product performance. As a supply chain leader, how aware are you about what your customers want and need? Learn how L’Oreal is driving increased customer intimacy and creating personalized solutions that improve the customer experience.


François-Régis Le Tourneau has a strong track record in executive positions in Controlling & Finance as well as Supply Chain Management. During the last 25 years at L’Oréal, François-Régis has managed organizational and transformational projects on selective and consumer channels with impacts on large teams. He is now in charge of setting and digitalizing the referential and standards for the company. He runs subsidiary compliance assessment along the supply chain and benchmarks organizations’ performance. François-Régis develops prospective watch of trends and innovation in Supply Chain on a global scale. He also defines training programs and vision for the Supply Chain community.

Jacob Gorm-Larsen 

Director of Digital Procurement


Driving Procurement Productivity Through Digital Transformation

Leading sourcing and procurement functions are adopting technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotic process automation to reduce costs, increase efficiency and provide a faster, better service to business stakeholders. In this session, this global shipping company will explain how it is developing digital capabilities that leverage analytics and data-driven decision-making.


Jacob Gorm-Larsen is responsible for the digital transformation strategy for procurement at Maersk, which defines and sets the direction for the transformation of procurement in the company. His role also includes responsibility for operation and support of digital solutions, such as contract management, E-Catalogues, E-Sourcing, E-Auctions & Sourcing optimization and Procurement analytics. The global team located in Copenhagen, Mumbai, Manila and Panama supports operations of all solutions, as well as the ongoing transformation.

Antoine Perrin

Procurement VP, Strategy, Innovation & Transformation


Schneider Electric

Key Success Factors for Effective Supplier Collaboration With SRM

Leading organizations are redefining the way they collaborate with their key suppliers by deploying SRM programs to reduce costs, drive innovation and improve profitability. Unfortunately, many still struggle to launch, and maintain, this critical initiative. In this session, we will look at the key success factors present in highly effective SRM programs.


Antoine Perrin has fifteen years of Procurement background within Industry, Mechanics, Raw Materials, Electronics and IT. With a thirty year background in a high-tech industry environment, Antoine has held positions internationally in China, in the USA and in Italy. Antoine has also held various leadership positions in robotics development for industrial manufacturing, in new product development as a Program Manager, and as Business Transformation Manager on IoT, operational procurement and strategic procurement. Antoine was ranked in the Top 50 Procurement Leaders in 2017 by a leading French procurement magazine.

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