CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (Provisional)

The First Swiss Supply Chain & Logistics Conference takes place over two days.
It is split into thematic modules.

ARRIVAL DAY (SUNDAY)

Arrival of guests and speakers to the host city

DAY 1 (MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6)

  • 08:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • 09:00 Welcome message

    Bernard Schopfer, Founder MaxComm Communication & SCLC Organiser

  • 09:05 Introduction

    Elaine Moran, IML Executive Director at EPFL, SCLC Master of Ceremony

  • 09:10 The long Covid: Locking in the progress made during Lockdown

    Opening keynote presentation by Jan Hoffmann, Chief, Trade Logistics Branch at Division on Technology and Logistics at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

  • MODULE 1: DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN

  • 09:30 Latest trends in the digital supply chain

    Richard Bradley, Partner, Enterprise Technology and Performance, Deloitte Consulting

  • 09:50 How can Cognitive Automation transform the decision making process in your Supply Chain

    Gonzalo Benedit, EMEA General Manager, Aera Technology

  • 10:10 A case study from IBM: Doubling down on our cognitive supply chain transformation

    Matthias Gräfe, Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation Systems, IBM

    Jon Chambers, Partner, IBM Global Business Services / Supply Chain Transformation Leader EMEA

  • 10:30 Digitalisation Advances in Shipping with MSC's Blockchain Electronic Bill of Lading

    Andre Simha, Global Chief Digital & Information Officer, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

  • 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:15 IoT connected supply chains

    Luca Graf, Head of Digital Innovation, DSV Panalpina

  • 11:35 Automation & Robotics: separating the hype from reality

    Raffaello D’Andrea, Co-founder & CEO, Verity AG

  • 11:55 No, AI has not killed Supply Chain Management

    Richard Markoff, Supply chain researcher, consultant, coach and lecturer / Co-founder & CFO at Innovobot.

  • 12:15 LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING TIME
  • 13:45 Panel discussion: Digital Transformation - Industry 4.0

    Leading corporations will discuss their perspective, status, degree of readiness, next steps and their experience to gain business benefits out of technology

    Session chaired by Richard Markoff, Supply chain researcher, consultant, coach and lecturer.

    With:

    David Sheldon, Global Supply Chain Development, Nestlé

    Wayne Rothman, VP Value Chain Management, Johnson & Johnson

    Pratik Yadav, Former VP – Supply Chain Operations and Digitalisation, ABB

    Jean-Philippe Lebudel, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Firmenich

  • MODULE 2: SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING & FORECASTING

  • 14:50 Successful supply chain transformation with a connected planning platform

    Sophie Bindler, Watches Demand & Supply Planning Manager, Cartier

    Marie-Fleur Marechal, Enterprise Account Executive, Anaplan

  • 15:20 AI-driven forecasting

    Frank Baur, VP Supply Chain EMEA, Parker Hannifin

  • 15:40 COFFEE BREAK
  • 16:10 Agile approach to drive digital integrated business planning

    Philippe Wolff, Director Industry Solutions, o9 Solutions

    Stefan Nerlich, Global S&OP Director, Garrett Motion

  • 16:30 Implementing advanced forecasting: Get digital, go human!

    Paul Husslage, Business Planning Solutions Consultant, EyeOn

  • 16:50 Managing uncertainty in a VUCA world: a scenario planning approach

    Massimo Magliocco, Strategic Planning Director, STMicroelectronics

  • 17:10 Panel discussion: Supply chain resilience strategies

    Session chaired by Richard Bradley, Partner, Enterprise Technology & Performance, Deloitte Consulting

    With:

    Luca Fichera, Head of Supply Chain and Business Services – Asia, Oceania, Sub-Saharan Africa, Nestlé

    Massimo Magliocco, Strategic Planning Director, STMicroelectronics

    Tony Player, Principal Solution Consultant, Anaplan

    Yasser Bin Sabir, VP Supply Chain and Procurement Excellence, ARLANXEO

  • 18:00 Networking Drinks Reception

DAY 2 (TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7)

  • 08:30 Morning coffee & Networking time
  • 09:00 Welcome and opening remarks
  • 09:05 How can the supply chain be optimised to reduce its environmental impact?

    Juerg R. Meier, Senior Vice President Global Head of Quality & Sustainability, Kuehne+Nagel Management AG

  • MODULE 3: SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS THE SUPPLY CHAIN

  • 09:25 Achieving sustainability in global sourcing

    Roberto Vega, Global Head Value Chain, Syngenta

  • 09:45 How to set actionable targets to reduce CO2 emissions in the supply chain (Scope 3 emissions)

    Eugenia Ceballos Hunziker, Group Head of Sustainable Procurement, Holcim

  • 10:05 Urban logistics challenges in its transformation towards sustainability

    Thomas Deloison, Director Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

  • 10:20 COFFEE BREAK
  • 10:50 IKEA's sustainability journey to cutting emissions by 70% per shipment

    Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschöld, Head of Sustainability, IKEA Supply Chain Operations

  • 11:10 Panel discussion: Green logistics strategies and capabilities

    Session is moderated by Richard Watts, Director HR Maritime and President, The Propeller Club Geneva

    With:

    Marc Frank, Strategy & Innovation Director, DPD Switzerland

    Carmen Bachmann, Project Leader Operations & Market, Cargo Sous Terrain

    Eric Ballot, Professor of Supply Chain and Logistics, Director of the Physical Internet Chair, Centre de Gestion Scientifique, MINES-ParisTech

    Frédéric Veloso, Business Development Director, GreenGT

  • 12:00 LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING TIME
  • MODULE 4: LEADING IN A DISRUPTIVE WORLD

  • 13:20 Predicting and managing supply chain risks

    Francesco Lucchetta, Director Procurement and Supply, Pentair

  • 13:40 IoT and Blockchain in Clinical Trials Reverse Supply Chains

    Naoufel Cheikhrouhou, Professor & VNL Romandie President

  • 14:00 The relevance of supply chain to the success of the company

    Dr. Bram Desmet, Professor Operations & Supply Chain, Vlerick Business School / CEO, Solventure

  • 14:20 Panel discussion: Harnessing Innovation & building a corporate-startup collaboration

    Session is moderated by Aleksandr Sidorec, Advisory Partner – Industry 4.0 & IoT, Cognizant

    With:

    Luca Graf, Head of Digital Innovation, DSV Panalpina

    Matt Lashmar, Managing Director, MassChallenge Switzerland

    Simon Schenker, Co-Founder & co-CEO, GenLots

  • 15:10 End of the conference