• Keynote Speakers

    • Carol Ptak, Partner, Demand Driven Institute

      Carol Ptak, Partner, Demand Driven Institute 

      Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute (www.demanddriveninstitute.com) and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Previously, she was vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at PeopleSoft where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). Ms. Ptak spent four years at IBM Corporation culminating in the position of global SMB segment executive. A leading authority in the use of ERP and Supply Chain tools to drive improved b

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    • Julio Hernandez, Customer Advisory leader and Global Customer Center of Excellence lead, KPMG US

      Julio Hernandez, Customer Advisory leader and Global Customer Center of Excellence lead, KPMG US 

      Julio leads KPMG LLP’s (KPMG) Global Customer Advisory practice. He has over 20 years of management consulting experience focused on strategy formulation; marketing, sales, and service strategy and transformation; and enterprise analytics. During his career, Julio has served clients across multiple industries including consumer goods, retail, health care, telecommunications, energy, natural resources and utilities. As the US Customer Advisory leader and Global Customer Center of Excellence lead, Julio focuses on helping clients to engage the marketplace, attract, convert and keep customers to

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    • James Lisica, Research Director – Global Supply Chain and Logistics at Gartner

      James Lisica, Research Director – Global Supply Chain and Logistics at Gartner 

      James Lisica is a Research Director specializing in global logistics strategy. Possessing over 20 years of operational experience covering all sectors of the supply chain and logistics offering, Mr. Lisica has held a range of senior management roles with some of the world's largest logistics organizations. Specifically, he helps large multinationals optimize their logistics strategies in order to drive efficiency, cost and sustainability gains across their global operations.

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    • Dr Steven A. Melnyk,  Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management,  Michigan State University

      Dr Steven A. Melnyk, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University 

      STEVEN A. MELNYK is Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management (Ph.D. – The Ivey School, University of Western Ontario, 1981) at Michigan State University. He is an active researcher with 17 co-authored books on operations and supply chain management and over 90 refereed research articles. His research interests include supply chain and design, metrics/system measurement, responsiveness supply chains, supply chain design, sustainability, and strategic supply chain management. Dr. Steven A. Melnyk is an active researcher whose articles have appeared in over 90 international and nationa

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    • Colin Seftel, Trainer and Consultant, PSQ CC South Africa

      Colin Seftel, Trainer and Consultant, PSQ CC South Africa 

      COLIN M. SEFTEL is a trainer and consultant with PSQ CC in Cape Town, South Africa. He has had 20 years hands-on experience as an operational manager with Petrel Engineering, a manufacturer and major exporter of marine equipment. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Engineering) from the University of London and is certified CFPIM and CSCP by APICS (USA), and CDDP by ISCEA. He has been a consultant to various companies and regularly presented APICS training courses since 1994, initially on a part-time basis, then full-time from 2009. He served on the APICS (USA) Board of Directors from 2013-15 and is cu

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    • Jim Stollberg, EVP, Product & Solution Management

      Jim Stollberg, EVP, Product & Solution Management 

      Jim Stollberg joined Dematic in 2010 by means of the acquisition of HK Systems, a competitor in the North American market. Upon acquisition, he served as Vice President, Global Product Management before being promoted to Sr. Vice President, Global Research & Development in November 2012. Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University. He spent his first 10 years with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), a global leader in management consulting where he advanced to a senior management position. He then went on to the position of VP, Professional

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    • Paul Muller, Vice President Strategic Marketing, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

      Paul Muller, Vice President Strategic Marketing, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise 

      Paul Muller leads global strategic marketing within the Software business at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where his team is instrumental in developing and shaping the strategic priorities for the world’s leading technology consumers and influencers with a particular focus on business/IT strategy alignment and organisational change. Prior to this appointment, Muller successfully lead HP’s software sales and marketing business in the Asia Pacific & Japan region. An old dog who’s constantly learning new tricks, Paul’s career in Information Technology spans over 20 years encompassing R&D, pr

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    • Dr Pieter Nagel, Chief Executive Officer, apicsAU

      Dr Pieter Nagel, Chief Executive Officer, apicsAU 

      Dr Nagel has spent his whole working career of more than 30-years, in Logistics. He has achieved a dynamic balance between corporate, consulting and academic positions and has always endeavoured to advance the logistics profession. He developed an international reputation as a leader in Supply Chain Strategy. Throughout his extensive career, he has amassed substantial global experience in the corporate, consulting and academic logistics environments. His experience has given strong legitimacy to the development of his vision for logistics to be a recognised profession rather than just a vie

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    • Angeline Achariya, Chief Executive Officer, Food Innovation Centre, Monash University

      Angeline Achariya, Chief Executive Officer, Food Innovation Centre, Monash University 

      Angeline is a highly capable senior executive with extensive experience in commercialising innovation, strategy development and end to end R&D execution. Angeline’s leadership in fast moving consumer goods & food service retail in commercialising innovation across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Thailand markets has resulted in a successful track record of over 800 innovations launched across grocery and quick service restaurants. Angeline’s career in the food industry has spanned from small business, consultancy to blue chip FMCG companies like Masterfoods Japan; Fonterra, Yu

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    • Dan Basmajian, President and CEO, Optricity

      Dan Basmajian, President and CEO, Optricity 

      Dan, inventor of the first, commercially available slotting software, sold his first company, Performance Analysis Corporation, to Manhattan Associates (MA) in 1998. Retiring as a senior executive, after helping to take MA public, he later returned to industry as a CEO in the technology sector. Dan joined Sheila and Chuck at Optricity in January of 2006 after advising several technology start-up ventures. Dan is a world-renowned warehousing optimization domain expert, innovator, and a globally, sought-after industry speaker. A graduate of Duke University’s, Fuqua MBA program, Dan has lectured

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    • Joost Bekker - Business Development Director - PTV Group

      Joost Bekker – Business Development Director – PTV Group 

      Joost Bekker has over 20 years of experience in supply chain management and distribution planning solutions. He’s a Master of Industrial Engineering and Management Science from the Eindhoven University of Technology with a specialisation in Logistics. The native Dutchman gained international experience both working in operations as well as in consulting. For twelve years he operated as A to B Consultancy, a logistics consultancy based in the Netherlands, and gained an in-depth understanding of how operations can benefit from software solutions and how to make that work. Now based in Sydney, he

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    • Simon Coates, Director, Infosys Portland

      Simon Coates, Director, Infosys Portland 

      Simon has had a career in supply chain spanning 30 years in both industry and consulting. In industry Simon has designed and led major strategy and change programmes both at the coal face and as a member of the executive team at Franklins Supermarkets and Symbion Pharmacy services Simon has 8 years consulting leadership experience and currently heads the APAC supply chain practice for Infosys Portland where he and his team have been responsible for delivery of over 120 projects across multiple industries, clients and supply chain dimensions

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    • Michael Ford, Principal, TQM Works Consulting

      Michael Ford, Principal, TQM Works Consulting 

      Michael D. Ford, CFPIM, CSCP, CQA, CRE, CQE, ACPF, CPSM is Principal of TQM Works Consulting. He provides innovative solutions, based on 30 years of experience in retail, distribution, manufacturing, and consulting. His work history includes software implementation, business planning, inventory control, distribution planning, and corporate training. This includes a broad range of experience from ETO (Engineer to Order) to MTS (Make to Stock), as well as non-profits, service, and Department of Defense. He has presented at over 310 industry events throughout the U.S., Canada, Nigeria and S. A

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    • Dr Rodolfo Garcia-Flores, Research Scientist, Csiro Data61

      Dr Rodolfo Garcia-Flores, Research Scientist, Csiro Data61 

      Rodolfo García-Flores has over 12 years experience in Operational Research, particularly in mathematical programming, data mining, simulation, and multiagent systems. He joined CSIRO in 2006. As a research scientist, he has participated in different commercial projects, for example, in the development of software for minimisation of waste in dairy production, the design of beef supply chains, maximisation of productivity for a multinational tyre manufacturer, and the analysis of environmental sensor network data. Before joining CSIRO, he was an associate professor in Mexico and a data analyst

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    • Brad Hurst, Regional Supply Chain Manager ANZ,  Nuplex

      Brad Hurst, Regional Supply Chain Manager ANZ, Nuplex 

      Brad Hurst is Nuplex’s Regional Supply Chain manager, based at the company’s Botany site located in Sydney, Australia. He joined Nuplex in September, 2014 and has lead the restructure of the ANZ Supply Chain organisation. Brad took ownership of Project Evolution, a business transformation project which focuses on developing a demand driven and integrated supply chain to deliver a better customer experience and reduced cost. The key elements of the project are demand planning, material requirements planning, sales and operations planning, warehousing and transport. Prior to joining Nuplex, Brad

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    • Robert Kinkade, APAC Digital Operations Leader Advisory, Ernst & Young

      Robert Kinkade, APAC Digital Operations Leader Advisory, Ernst & Young 

      Function in EY Robert leads EY’s Digital Operations business across Asia Pacific and works primarily with clients across retail, consumer products, life sciences, travel and transport sectors. Robert is a recognised global omni-channel retail thought leader and subject matter resource within the firm. Professional experience and clients Robert specialises in developing winning strategies and change programs with business and government; with primary focus around customer, supply chain and operations – powered by digital innovation, analytics and anchored in tangible customer experience and p

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    • Roger Knowles, Supply Chain Strategist, Australian Antarctic Division

      Roger Knowles, Supply Chain Strategist, Australian Antarctic Division 

      Roger has over 35 years of supply chain management experience in the public, private and military sectors and, after 15 years with the Australian Antarctic Division as the Supply Chain Manager, has taken on the specialist role of Supply Chain Strategist for the same organisation. As part of his roles within the Australian Antarctic program, Roger frequently endures working on the Antarctic continent and in the sub Antarctic for periods of time. Despite this hardship Roger is excited about his role and introducing supply chain reform initiative and driving change within the Antarctic Division a

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    • Michael Kuipers, Director, Business Development, Kuipers Engineering

      Michael Kuipers, Director, Business Development, Kuipers Engineering 

      Michael has been on the Kuipers team for 15 years in the roles of Production Manager, General Manager and currently as Director, Business Development. Throughout much of this time Michael has had responsibility for both the ERP system and the Engineering systems. He has worked closely with vendors to implement two major ERP upgrades for the business and a CAD system migration from 2d to 3d within the Engineering department. Prior to returning to the family business 15 years ago, Michael gained experience managing supply chain IT and e-commerce projects as a consultant with Focus Information Lo

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    • Stephen Lakey - Consultant - Supply Chain & Logistics - Gamma Solutions

      Stephen Lakey – Consultant – Supply Chain & Logistics – Gamma Solutions 

      Stephen Lakey is a senior supply chain & logistics consultant at Gamma Solutions, and focuses on helping clients identify the best approach to solving challenging technical and business problems. Stephen joined Gamma Solutions in 2009, and since that time has worked extensively with companies to gain efficiencies in their supply chain, Transport & Logistics & field service activities. Stephen has been a strong advocate for the importance of integrating customer service at all levels within an organisation.

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    • Bryan Moroney- Business Facilitator  AusIndustry – Innovation Programmes

      Bryan Moroney- Business Facilitator AusIndustry – Innovation Programmes 

      With over 20 years’ experience in management and facilitating business improvement, Bryan has managed projects with groups of businesses of all sizes in the resources, manufacturing, food and beverage, energy efficiency, water, waste, tourism and agribusiness sectors. This has involved partnering with mining, utility and energy companies, industry associations, and not for profit organisations to develop strategies aimed at improving business performance in regional and sectoral supply chains. Bryan has worked in both the public and private sectors specialising in stakeholder and government pr

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    • Marg Prendergast, CBD Coordinator General, Transport For NSW

      Marg Prendergast, CBD Coordinator General, Transport For NSW 

      Marg Prendergast has been appointed to lead the CBD Coordination office to oversee the planning and operations of traffic, transport and communications during the transformation of the Sydney CBD and south east with various major transport projects and property redevelopments. Marg has qualifications in economics and town planning with over 30 years’ experience in transport across both rail and road including; data analysis, transport planning, safety, project management and the delivery of capital programs, operational initiatives and events.Marg was Operations Planning Manager for the Olymp

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    • Samuel Redmond, Head of Business Development, Greenearth Energy Ltd

      Samuel Redmond, Head of Business Development, Greenearth Energy Ltd 

      Samuel is the Head of Business Development for Greenearth Energy (ASX: GER), a cleantechnology company with businesses focused on the Industrial Internet of Things and renewable energy. Mr Redmond has 15+ years of technical, commercial and advisory experience, across the aerospace, automotive, government and NGO sectors including work with Airbus, Boeing, GM Holden, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

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    • Marie-Claire Ross, Chief Corporate Catalyst, Trustologie

      Marie-Claire Ross, Chief Corporate Catalyst, Trustologie 

      Marie-Claire Ross is a workplace sociologist, author, speaker and consultant. She started her career studying people and organisations at market research companies and worked alongside well renowned advertising agencies to test communication campaigns. Marie-Claire then co-founded and led the video production agency, Digicast Productions, for 14 years. Where she worked with companies such as Domaine Chandon, CFA, CSR Viridian and Murray Goulburn to improve their marketing or staff induction training. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book Transform Your Safety Communication th

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    • Pas Tomasiello BEng, MBA

      Pas Tomasiello BEng, MBA 

      Pas Tomasiello is Director of Dematic's Integrated Systems Group. He has been with the company for over 15 years in management, systems development and consulting roles. Pas' diverse career spans over 25 years in engineering, project management, business management and consulting fields. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of New South Wales, he went on to complete a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney. Whilst with Dematic's Integrated Systems Group, Pas has been responsible for the design and development of some of th

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    • Mark Watson, Group Forecasting & Planning Manager, Inenco Group

      Mark Watson, Group Forecasting & Planning Manager, Inenco Group 

      Mark has spent his career in the planning arena and been principally focused on how to make the planners day better than the last. Mark has been involved from both the actual planning of production lines in factories to the design, implementation, support and improvements of the supply chain planning processes, data and systems on a global scale having covered ranges as diverse as food, video cassettes, dairy commodities, gaming machines and now industrial goods. In this varied career to date Mark has witnessed the differences that can be gained from different planning systems, supply chain s

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    • Aimee Williamson, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

      Aimee Williamson, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates 

      Aimee is a business psychologist and member of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Leadership and Succession Practice, advising clients and providing insight in the areas of executive hiring, succession planning, leadership development, and the alignment between business strategy, culture and people.  She leads the Practice in Australia and is a member of the Asia/Pacific team.   Aimee has more than 15 years of leadership assessment and talent consulting experience, and has worked with clients across a broad range of industries in Australia, and throughout Asia/Pacific.  Prior to joining R

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    • Kari Banick

      Kari Banick 

      Kari Banick is currently the GM National Logistics Operations for Metcash, Ltd. In working to make independents successful in the grocery, liquor and convenience markets, Kari has led numerous projects to optimize the service supply chain, drive efficiency in the cost of doing business, and to create an engaged and safe culture. Kari has over 20 years in the food wholesale and retail industry and has held roles in Finance, Retail Operations, Engineering, and Distribution. By trade, Kari is an engineer and has deep knowledge and passion for transformational change in the supply chain industr

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    • Deanna Lomas, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Super Retail Group

      Deanna Lomas, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Super Retail Group 

      Reporting to the Group Managing Director and CEO, Mrs Lomas was appointed as the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Super Retail Group in November 2016 with responsibility for the Groups supply and distribution operations. Deanna joined Super Retail Group from Telstra where she was the Director of Supply Chain primarily responsible for the $3BN consumer product supply chain. Prior to Telstra, Deanna was with MMG, a mining company with operations in Australia, Africa and Asia, where her role accountability included leading the centralised global team supporting the in-bound and out-bound goods and s

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    • Matthew Robinson, Partner and Solicitor at FCB Workplace Law

      Matthew Robinson, Partner and Solicitor at FCB Workplace Law 

      Matthew is a partner and solicitor with FCB Workplace Law. He is an Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Law in New South Wales. Based in our Sydney office, he has been advising clients on industrial relations and employment matters for over fifteenyears. An experienced litigator, he has special expertise in assisting clients operating in the manufacturing sector.At FCB Workplace Law, Matthew specialises in: Providing strategic advice on various labour structures, along with recommendation on their strengths, weaknesses and implementation Negotiating and draftingemployment

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    • David McNeil – Customer Service & Fulfilment Manager, OneSteel

      David McNeil – Customer Service & Fulfilment Manager, OneSteel 

      David has over 35 years’ experience in the manufacture, sale and distribution of steel products in the Australian market, and as a result has developed a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges in serving customers across the geographically dispersed Australian and New Zealand markets. As e-Commerce Manager for OneSteel Manufacturing, David’s recent focus is on the ongoing development and delivery of e-commerce solutions for both the internal and external customer base of OneSteel Manufacturing. The essence of the role is about making it easier for our customers to do busine

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    • Mike Angley, Director Supply Chain ANZ, Sealed Air Corporation

      Mike Angley, Director Supply Chain ANZ, Sealed Air Corporation 

      Qualified with BSc(Hons), MBA and CPIM, Mike has spent whole career in manufacturing. He is currently Director Supply Chain for Sealed Air, supplying packaging materials to the Australian market. Responsibilities include over 400 Supply Chain employees across 4 sites. Prior experience includes petrochemical manufacturing, injection moulding (Philippines) and the carpet industry.

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    • George Spink - Executive General Manager – Operations Hastings Deering (Australia) Limited

      George Spink – Executive General Manager – Operations Hastings Deering (Australia) Limited 

      George Spink is a strong leader with global operational and maintenance service delivery experience in facilities management across a variety of market sectors. These sectors include Government, Local, State and Federal also Retail, Telecommunications, Industrial and Banking with some of the world’s largest companies. As a credentialed executive with diverse, aligned experience within Australia and North America for commercial leadership and senior management experience, this has kept him in high demand with many key roles. Prior to joining Hastings Deering, George held the position of

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    • Kim Winter, Global CEO, Logistics Executive Group

      Kim Winter, Global CEO, Logistics Executive Group 

      The founder of Logistics Executive Group, Kim delivers 40 years of executive leadership experience spanning Executive Search & Recruitment Corporate Advisory, Executive Coaching, Trade Facilitation across the Supply Chain, Logistics, Aviation, Maritime, Logistics, FMCG, Retail, Resources and Industrial sectors. Operating from the company’s offices across Australia, Asia, India, The Middle East and UK, he is a regular contributor of thought leadership to industry and media, is a professional Master of Ceremonies, frequently invited to Chair international events on contemporary / future ind

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    • Nic Gemmill

      Nic Gemmill 

      Nic has over 15 years experience working across Australia and New Zealand in the manufacturing industry. His experience includes such diverse operations as label making, dairy industry, food services and industrial textiles. His skills are just as diverse from customer service, estimating, freight management, warehousing, planning analyst to his current role which includes procurement and operations management. His passion is in business improvement whether they be business process, production line or IT system related. His analytical skills, methodical approach and people management capabil

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    • Sean Ledbury, General Manager for Asia Pacific and Managing Director for Australia for Packsize International

      Sean Ledbury, General Manager for Asia Pacific and Managing Director for Australia for Packsize International 

      Sean has more than 25 years’ experience in executive management within the logistics automation industry, having spent 3 years living in China as a Director of Dematic’s business in China as well as several other key management positions across the Asia Pacific region within the Postal Automation, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing and Airport Logistics sectors. Throughout his career Sean has been instrumental in designing and delivering some of the most complex and technologically advanced logistics and manufacturing automation systems across the Asia Pacific region, his ability to grasp a

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    • James Edwards, Cofounder & Chief Operating Officer, Pet Circle

      James Edwards, Cofounder & Chief Operating Officer, Pet Circle 

      Founded by James Edwards and Mike Frizell in 2011 and headquartered in Alexandria in Sydney, Pet Circle has quickly become Australia's largest online pet supplies company servicing over 100,000 customers right across the country and employing over 50 team members.

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    • Caleb Nicolson, General Manager Group Supply Chain, Kathmandu

      Caleb Nicolson, General Manager Group Supply Chain, Kathmandu 

      Caleb is a supply chain specialist and change leader having spent almost 20 years in retail in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, where he led and executed change in both well-developed large-scale supply chains, and established a supply chain function in a high growth multinational. In his role at Kathmandu Caleb manages supply chain strategy and operations in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. His responsibilities encompass international supply chain

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    • Indrasen Naidoo, Director Supply Chain, Roy Hill

      Indrasen Naidoo, Director Supply Chain, Roy Hill 

      Indrasen is currently Supply Chain Director at Roy Hill, a 55 mtpa iron ore producer in Western Australia that recently commenced operations where his focus is on building the Supply System capability. His career over the last 25 years has spanned Rail Transportation, Port Operations, Mining, Pulp & Paper, Financial Services industries across business functions of Finance, Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations Management. He has completed several major transformation projects in previous roles and is currently also program owner for the Roy Hil

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    • Kevin Camilleri, Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (APAC)

      Kevin Camilleri, Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (APAC) 

      Kevin Camilleri is Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (Asia-Pacific) at McGraw-Hill Education. Kevin oversees the FP&A function across APAC covering offices in Beijing, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Kevin has over 25 years of extensive experience in financial strategy and planning, corporate risk management and financial operations strategy. Previously based in Sydney Australia, Kevin also successfully led the Australian Business into a positive double-digit growth for 3 years straight and

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    • Rob Hango-Zada, Co-Founder and Joint CEO, Shippit.com

      Rob Hango-Zada, Co-Founder and Joint CEO, Shippit.com 

      Rob Hango-Zada is co-Founder and joint-CEO of Shippit.com, Australia's fastest growing shipping platform. Shippit helps hundreds of online retailers delight thousands of customers every single week through a better shipping experience. Rob brings a common-sense approach to retail innovation, spanning from a decade working with global retailers in the FMCG industry. Shippit maintains 50% growth each month with Harvey Norman, Glue Store, Topshop / Topman, Petcircle.com.au, Cracka Wines, St Frock and The Academy Brand now depending on Shippit’s technology on a daily basis. Rob is an active mem

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    • Elham Jalilzadeh, Head of Supply Chain, Optus

      Elham Jalilzadeh, Head of Supply Chain, Optus 

      Elham heads up the Consumer Supply Chain at Optus. A truly global professional, before Optus Elham worked in a range of blue chip companies such as Dell, BOC, Bax Global, Microsoft, and Pepsi-Cola, across several continents. She’s a strategic thinker with deep expertise in program management, supply chain and customer operations, outsourcing, and relationship management. She has specialised in building new operational models & capabilities, driving strategy and planning, and building deep partnerships with providers. While at Optus, Elham has continually driven improvements to deliver oper

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    • Siobhan Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Instatruck

      Siobhan Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Instatruck 

      Siobhan Lancaster is the CEO and Founder of Instatruck, the recent finalist for 2016 WA Innovator of the Year. Instatruck is a new "on-demand" truck matching business launched in Perth and soon to be launched in Sydney. Siobhan's brainchild Instatruck was born out of solving a real problem; moving bulky items around cities at short notice, while getting owner operator truck drivers more work, and finding customers the right truck quickly. The Instatruck system provides a simple, efficient and innovative solution for both owner operators and customers alike. After launching in mid 2016, I

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    • Ingilby Dickson, Board Director, Supply Chain and Logistics

      Ingilby Dickson, Board Director, Supply Chain and Logistics 

      Recognised by industry associations as a champion of best practice and work place safety. Chaired the Australian Logistics Council Code of Practices and safety initiatives for 10 years until earlier this year. Extensive Supply Chain experience, supported by strong Business expertise, gained both locally and internationally in a range of industries and iconic companies including Bluescope Steel, Goodman Fielder, Toll and Hutchinson Telecom. Recognised as a key industry Supply Chain leader in Australasia with final role leading the Supply Chain in Manufacturing and Processing divisions of Blu

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    • David Hinchman, Principal, Hinchman Consulting, Llc

      David Hinchman, Principal, Hinchman Consulting, Llc 

      Principal, Hinchman Consulting, LLC (John Deere Retired - 39yrs) –APICS CPIM Instructor, APICS Corporate Finance Committee, SAU Operations & Supply Chain Advisory Board Prior: Led John Deere’s Quality & Production System for Supply Chain, Order Fulfillment and Lean Manufacturing globally. Previous Leadership positions: Operations, Mfg Engineering, Supply Management, IT SAP, Production Planning, and Order Fulfillment. Lead & Teach: APICS CPIM across JD, Operations & Supply chain courses globally, APICS Corporate Advisory Board, Speaker & Workshop leader at several Internat

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    • Michael Kemeny, Director Sales and Marketing ANZ, KNAPP

      Michael Kemeny, Director Sales and Marketing ANZ, KNAPP 

      Michael Kemeny started his business career in Austria with a targeted focus on telecommunications and software management and functionality implementation. After Michael completed a bachelor degree in Marketing and International Business Relationships and a master degree in Internet Technology & Software Design he started at Knapp as a Solution Engineer and Project Manager, where he was able to further his skills and became responsible for the Chinese and Australian market. Currently Michael is the Director of Marketing and Sales for Knapp in Australia and New Zealand, where he is passiona

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    • Karen Livey, Co-founder and Director of Global Institute of Training and Presenting

      Karen Livey, Co-founder and Director of Global Institute of Training and Presenting 

      Karen Livey is passionate about facilitating new team cultures. Through her dynamic teachings and unique outlook on learning, her clients always leave excited and ready to implement changes leading to long term sustainable transformations. With over two decades of presenting, facilitating and leading workshops, plus having real-life experiences, Karen’s view of creating opportunities is radically different. She appreciates how important it is to develop yourself from the inside out and present yourself in a confident, engaging manner. Karen is sometimes referred to as the “Sassy Lady” fo

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    • Annaliese Kloe, Managing Director, Headland Machinery

      Annaliese Kloe, Managing Director, Headland Machinery 

      Annaliese Kloe, seen as a leader within the manufacturing sector, has been working within the family business Headland for over 15 years and has recently been elected to join the AMTIL board (Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Ltd). For the past 30 years, Headland has been known as market leader in distribution of manufacturing technology and Annaliese continues to drive innovation within the Australian manufacturing market. Holding a Master of Business Administration, Master of Marketing and a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management and Business, Annaliese has a strong entre

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    • Oliver Lazarevic, CEO, Supply Clusters

      Oliver Lazarevic, CEO, Supply Clusters 

      Over the last two decades, Oliver has helped hundreds of organisations improve their bottom line by improving indirect expense supplier engagements. Whilst working in Business Supplies industries, Oliver has engaged all market segments from Small Business through to Enterprise across the Corporate, Government, Health & Education sectors. In January 2014 Oliver took up the position of Joint CEO of Supply Clusters. An organisation formed in 1994 with the sole purpose of educating, enabling and empowering its customers to make better buying decisions regarding indirect expenses. In his experi

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    • Deborah Ellis, Partner, Gattorna Alignment

      Deborah Ellis, Partner, Gattorna Alignment 

      Deborah has been a logistics and supply chain consultant for over twenty years, prior to which she worked with Master Foods and the Swire Group. As a consultant she has led strategy and network modelling projects in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North and South America; and across diverse industries including agriculture (grain and red meat), banking (cash distribution), consumer goods, industrial, mining and even high-end fashion! Recent clients include Schneider Electric (with projects in Australia, China, Brazil, India and the US), CBH Grain, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Unilever, She

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    • Brendan O’Keeffe, Principal – Supply Chain, Vertical Talent

      Brendan O’Keeffe, Principal – Supply Chain, Vertical Talent 

      Brendan is an established executive recruiter whose experience spans across supply chain, operations and technology. Due to his industry expertise, he has become a trusted adviser for his service delivery and long lasting partnerships within the industry. Brendan has well established networks, a strong ability to attract key talent and deliver valuable outcomes for career pathways and organisational development. Brendan has worked in partnership with change management programs and is actively involved with industry networks including APICS.  He see's this as a competitive benefit to organisati

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    • Professor Elizabeth Chang,  Professor in Logistics, UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA)

      Professor Elizabeth Chang, Professor in Logistics, UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) 

      Professor Elizabeth Chang leads the Defence Logistics research group at UNSW@ADFA, targeting the key issues in big data management, Defence Logistics and Sustainment, Predictive Analytics, Situation Awareness, IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems, Trust, Security, Risk and Privacy. Professor Chang is well known in the academic world globally for her pioneering work in these areas. In a 2012 article, published in MIS Quarterly vol. 36 iss. 4, Professor Chang was ranked fifth in the world for her research contributions in Business Intelligence. She has delivered 48 Keynote/Plenary speeches largely at

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    • Steve Cannon, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Department of Defence

      Steve Cannon, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Department of Defence 

      During a 21 year career with the RAAF (1980-2001), Steve experienced a great variety of roles in engineering management and technical maintenance prior to migrating to the logistics community. In 2001, Steve departed the RAAF to take up a logistics role with Raytheon Australia supporting the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm providing logistic support to operators, maintainers and third party contractors. In 2011, Steve was offered a position with the Inventory Reform team within the Defence Materiel Organisation; now Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. From 2013, Steve has been

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    • exhibitor - Michael McGrath, Director, Sales and Operations - Drake International (Australia)

      Michael McGrath, Director, Sales and Operations – Drake International (Australia) 

      Holding over thirteen years’ experience across the Australian, South African and Canadian human resources and recruitment industries, Michael possesses a broad understanding of the international staffing industry, candidate trends and global best practice. During his twelve years’ tenure within the Drake International conglomerate, Michael has held responsibility for driving the performance of teams across Australia, Canada and South Africa. Working directly with the Drake International Global Chairman, Michael's executive oversight has been vastly spread across the areas of Sales, Busin

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    • James Allt-Graham, Partner, GRA Supply Chain Consultants

      James Allt-Graham, Partner, GRA Supply Chain Consultants 

      James Allt-Graham joined GRA in 2014 to run the Sydney office having been a senior partner at KPMG. His focus is on utilising his consulting and executive experience to assist clients to improve their strategic and operational performance. For the last 20 years, James has helped organisations in Asia and Australia deliver rapid and sustained performance improvement through the practical application of leading processes, systems and a high performance culture. James has managed large transformation projects and is focussed on delivering tangible business outcomes for his clients. Key Clie

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    • Shanaka Jayasinghe, Manager, GRA Supply Chain Consultants

      Shanaka Jayasinghe, Manager, GRA Supply Chain Consultants 

      Shanaka Jayasinghe’s mission is to build technological, financial and environmental sustainability into Australian supply chains – marking a positive contribution by reducing waste and increasing national productivity: to connect the dots and stretch the thinking of supply chain strategy in the boardroom. Shanaka is experienced in Supply Chain Strategy & Design, E-Commerce Strategy & Fulfilment, Network Optimisation, Demand Planning, Replenishment, Financial Modelling & Risk Management. He is always in pursuit of the next innovation in supply chain with a view to practically apply

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    • Ian Gillanders, Storage Manager, Headland Machinery

      Ian Gillanders, Storage Manager, Headland Machinery 

      With over 20 years of experience working in Business Strategy, Ian Gillanders understands business needs and has a wealth of knowledge about how Hänel vertical lift storage systems and the benefits they bring. As National Machinery manager at CPI for 6 years and then General Manager at Ferrostaal (a large German company with over 6500 staff worldwide) for also 6 years, Ian is now Storage Manager at Headland Machinery. In both selling of equipment and working in Production and Operations Management he has been exposed to the whole process with Mail houses from machine operation, data manipulati

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    • Shane Mulcahy, Property Services and Sustainability Manager, International Towers Sydney, Barangaroo

      Shane Mulcahy, Property Services and Sustainability Manager, International Towers Sydney, Barangaroo 

      Shane Mulcahy has been in the property industry for now 18 years, 14 years of that with Jones Lang LaSalle, experience in the Operations and Engineering division of the business, commencing in large commercial asset management in the Sydney CBD, assets of Australia Square, Darling Park and Cockle Bay Wharf Precinct, 420 George Street and now currently International Towers 2 and 3 and Shared Services. Shane has detailed experience in site set up, from development, construction, commissioning, operation and occupancy. Managing 200+ square meters of office and shared services space currently, ext

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    • Greg Becroft, Head of Processes, Woolworths Group

      Greg Becroft, Head of Processes, Woolworths Group 

      Greg is the Head of Process for Woolworths Group Supply Chain. His role at Woolworths combines more than 19 years retail experience, responsible for Process, Strategy, Business Architecture and Analytics of Woolworths Supply Chain. He has spent the last 3 years leading the design of business transformation for Woolworths Group Supply Chain. During this time Greg and his team looked for new ways of working across replenishment, store operations, vendor relationships and supply chain to deliver a more nimble and efficient end-to-end supply chain that enables the business to meet customer need

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    • Fabien Bardinet, Chief Executive Officer, Balyo

      Fabien Bardinet, Chief Executive Officer, Balyo 

      Fabien Bardinet is a big technology and innovation enthusiast. Before joining Balyo, Fabien served as a vice president at Aldebaran Robotique, a specialized humanoid robotic firm, where he worked alongside its founder, Bruno Maisonnier. For six years, Fabien participated in the development of this world champion by managing Operations until the company got sold to a Japanese Industrial. In 2012, Fabien founded a start-up on connected objects. Fabien Bardinet loves to travel and work hard where opportunities are. After graduating from L'Escouade school of Tours, he started his career in audi

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