Gartner and Guest Keynote Speakers at

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

James Lisica

Senior Director, Analyst


Mike Burkett

VP, Distinguished Analysts


Opening Keynote - A New Era: Converging the Physical and Digital Supply Chains

The lines between the physical and digital worlds are becoming increasingly blurred. Traditional markets are being redefined, customer expectations are constantly evolving and the very way daily tasks are conducted are being rapidly transformed. Supply chains must now focus on effectively converging their foundational capabilities, with new and emerging digital strategies in order to not only compete, but also prosper and grow in this bold new era. This conference will demonstrate how supply chains leaders will blend the lessons of the past with their aspirations for the future to deliver sustainable commercial success.

Industry Keynote

Tariq Faroq

SVP Global Supply Chain


Transforming our Supply Chain to Meet Future Customer Needs

Sanofi, like many leading supply chains is on a transformation journey. The team began by challenging their operational model; ultimately revising it to create an organization that is prepared to enhance their foundational expertise with emerging digital capabilities and tools. Of course none of this could have been achieved without assessing their existing talent, identifying gaps and building new teams.  These teams, once created, needed to be empowered and enabled to devise the strategy and execute flawlessly, never deviating from the primary goal of best serving the patient. Tariq Farooq will discuss this ongoing journey and share with you both the highlights and the lessons learned in an inspirational presentation that will leave you a fresh, new perspective.

More about Tariq:

Tariq joined Sanofi as SVP Global Supply Chain in April 2017. Tariq is an Electrical Engineer by training and started his career with P&G in Operations in the UK. During his nineteen years at P&G he held various assignments across Supply Chain and Manufacturing spread across various countries and divisions. Prior to joining Sanofi he spent seven years at Danone, where he held various operations roles. Most recently as VP Global Supply Chain and EMEA Operations for Danone Waters.

Tariq lives in Switzerland with his wife and two children.

Guest Keynote

Karren Brady



CEO of West Ham United FC, Business Leader, and Consultant

Driving a Change Mindset for the New Era
More about Karren:

Baroness Karren Brady CBE is recognised as the UK’s most high-profile business woman. As Vice-Chairman of West Ham United FC, the club has become, under her leadership, one of the five fastest-growing brands in world football. Her wealth of experience supporting entrepreneurs led to her appointment as the UK government’s Small Business Ambassador. In 2013, she was awarded a CBE for services to Women in Business and Entrepreneurship; the following year she was elevated to the House of Lords by the Prime Minister, taking the title Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge. Passionate and straight-talking, Karren has garnered much media attention for her contributions as a columnist and appearances on prime-time shows such as ‘The Apprentice’.


Be inspired, leave energized, make change happen.