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Sanofi Manufacturing Transformation: Turning Science into Reality for Patients
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Sanofi Manufacturing Transformation: Turning Science into Reality for Patients

As the Senior Vice President for Specialty Care Manufacturing & Supply at Sanofi in Paris, Daniela Ottini oversees the global Manufacturing Network for Specialty Care products. With extensive experience spanning over a decade at AbbVie, she has held leadership positions such as Vice President of External and Contract Manufacturing in Rome, Italy, and Vice President of Biologics Manufacturing in Dublin, Ireland. Her career highlights include managing diverse portfolios and leading strategic initiatives like the integration of AbbVie-Allergan for Operations. Previously, at Abbott, Daniela held various roles over 16 years, including Manufacturing Director in Italy and Regional Purchasing Manager in the UK. She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Sapienza Università di Roma and a Master’s in Business Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

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Fireside Chat: Building Next-Generation Operations Management for a New World
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Fireside Chat: Building Next-Generation Operations Management for a New World

Magdi Batato has extensive experience in the manufacturing and technical area, combined with business experience in both developed and emerging markets. He is working to make Nestlé’s supply chain and production better and more sustainable, day by day. Magdi is passionate about sustainability and quality. In addition, he has a strong drive for societal engagement and an interest in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Driving the Future: How Technology is Transforming Automotive Manufacturing
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Driving the Future: How Technology is Transforming Automotive Manufacturing

Over the course of her 34-year career at General Motors, Kelly DiPucchio’s leadership skills and hands-on approach in manufacturing environments differentiated her expertise. In her last role as Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering, she led 5000 global team members designing and installing tooling and processes across the global footprint for all new vehicles and propulsion systems including batteries and electric drive units. In addition to executing new product launches, her team implemented automation, device level analytics and AI to improve manufacturing quality, efficiency and cybersecurity. She has extensive background in new product development and global program management and is recognized for cross-functional collaboration and innovation.

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Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Collaboration
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Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Collaboration

Natalia Méndez DeBriones, leads the medical devices manufacturing cluster for Philips. In her current role she is responsible for leading 13 manufacturing plants, located across the world.  She has been in Medical Devices manufacturing for the past 16 years and has experience in different roles:  Quality, Product Design, Plastic Molding & Extrusion, and is passionate about Lean, Six Sigma, and Continuous Improvement. During her career, she has been able to transform and optimize manufacturing processes to better support customer needs and increase value brought to the company.  She enjoys working with interdisciplinary teams and finding new ways to achieve goals, while creating development opportunities for her team and others.

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How AI and Digitization is Shaping the Way Supply Chain is Managed
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How AI and Digitization is Shaping the Way Supply Chain is Managed

Saad has 20 years of experience in E2E supply chain roles, across various consumer goods organizations, in multiple international and US locations. Saad has a passion for leading global supply organizations, digitization, process improvement, operational excellence, and transformational programs. Saad started his career with Unilever moving to British American Tobacco and currently working for Reckitt. He has held roles across entire supply chain including roles in engineering, plant operations, demand and supply planning, projects management, quality, logistics, warehousing, and customer services. He has work experience in different geographies across the globe which give him a unique perspective of different markets and global supply challenges.

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Use AI to Give Junior Operators The Performance of Experienced Staff
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Use AI to Give Junior Operators The Performance of Experienced Staff

Willem Sundblad is the co-founder and CEO of Oden Technologies, a company empowering operators by providing real-time, AI-driven prescriptive process setting recommendations and predictive quality directly to the front line. In his spare time, he is a contributing writer to Forbes.com and takes every chance he gets to enjoy the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Chris Rodgers is the Director of TPM for INX International Ink Co. INX with parent company, SAKATA INX Corp., is the third largest ink manufacturer in the world. From the beginning of his career with INX in 1994 to 2005, Chris worked in research and technical services. In 2005, Chris was asked to take on a newly created role in TPM. Since taking on this role, Chris has assisted with or led projects across INX operations to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

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Transforming Manufacturing Reliability: Accelerating Time-to-Value Through an AI-Driven RCM Solution for Optimal Efficiency and Streamlined Operations
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Transforming Manufacturing Reliability: Accelerating Time-to-Value Through an AI-Driven RCM Solution for Optimal Efficiency and Streamlined Operations

Michael has spent his career aligning solutions to customer’s business goals, analyzing business practices, leading workshops, developing business cases, operating models, and road maps to determine solutions for intricate business problems, and motivating my team to deliver the desired solution. He brings great expertise in the field of maintenance, reliability, facilities, and capital management with a point focus on developing and or optimizing Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Integrated Work Managements (IWMS), Cloud, Mobile, Internet of Things (IOT), AI/ML Solutions.

Dr. Dhaval Patel is a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) at IBM Research, where he has been driving innovation in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) since 2016. With a PhD in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore, Dr. Patel is a renowned expert in applying AI and ML technologies to solve complex industrial challenges.

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Overcome Uncertain Times: Digitally Enabled Transformation to Drive Business and Workforce Success
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Overcome Uncertain Times: Digitally Enabled Transformation to Drive Business and Workforce Success

James Newman is the Head of Product and Portfolio Marketing at Augury. He has 20+ years of experience across engineering, manufacturing, and technology adoption, James brings a customer-focused outlook to understanding how technology impacts organizational outcomes.

Srinivasan Prabhushankar also known as Shankar is the CTO of Mechanical Recycling of PET for Indorama Ventures, a Thailand based Global Chemical Company. Shankar has 40 years of industry experience which includes various functional areas viz. Manufacturing, R&D, Technical Services, Project Management etc.

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Putting the Power of AI in the Hands of Frontline Workers — A Conversation with Willem Sundblad of Oden Technologies
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Putting the Power of AI in the Hands of Frontline Workers — A Conversation with Willem Sundblad of Oden Technologies

Willem Sundblad is the co-founder and CEO of Oden Technologies, a company empowering operators by providing real-time, AI-driven prescriptive process setting recommendations and predictive quality directly to the front line. In his spare time, he is a contributing writer to Forbes.com and takes every chance he gets to enjoy the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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Sustainability & ESG in the Age of AI
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Sustainability & ESG in the Age of AI

Amanda Petzinger is VP, Sustainability, Stewardship, Supply Chain, & ESG Solutions at Benchmark Gensuite leading the company’s ESG & Sustainability Practice. In this role, Amanda and her team ensure the continual evolution of Benchmark Gensuite’s Sustainability & ESG solutions in alignment with subscriber, market, and regulatory needs; provide best practice insights and thought leadership in the Sustainability and ESG space; and manage Benchmark Gensuite’s internal Sustainability and ESG programs and initiatives.

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The Future of Work in Finance with Artificial Intelligence
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The Future of Work in Finance with Artificial Intelligence

Victor has a wealth of experience in sales field finance leadership roles having successfully led regions and areas at Microsoft worldwide: from the US to the Middle East and Africa (MEA), from Peru to Australia.

Victor is currently the CFO for the Americas Finance organization at Microsoft including the United States, Latin America and Canada. In this capacity, Victor provides finance and strategic leadership to the most dynamic and largest geography for Microsoft: from deep business partnership and insight to resource allocation and prioritization. Victor partners with sales leadership teams to drive growth strategies and drive digital transformation for MS customers.

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Navigating Market Uncertainty with AI and Data-Driven Forecasting
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Navigating Market Uncertainty with AI and Data-Driven Forecasting

Danielle Marceau is a Principal Economist & Senior Director, Analytics at Prevedere. Danielle has an extensive background in modeling, forecasting, research and development, and sharing her industry expertise on economics, leading indicators, and predictive analytics. Her role at Prevedere includes guiding the company’s macroeconomic outlook as well as driving research & development around advanced analytics. Her expertise helps business leaders navigate their company’s future opportunities and risks through econometric modeling and leading indicator analysis. Before her role at Prevedere, Danielle was a senior economist at ITR Economics and received her M.S. in Applied Economics from Southern New Hampshire University.

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The Tech-Enabled CFO, Empowered by Generative AI — A Conversation with Tom Hood of AICPA & CIMA
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The Tech-Enabled CFO, Empowered by Generative AI — A Conversation with Tom Hood of AICPA & CIMA

At the 2024 edition of the North American Finance Executive Summit series we sat down with Tom Hood, AICPA & CIMA’s EVP — Business Engagement and Growth, to explore one of the most topical and timely topics out there at the moment: How is Generative AI going to impact me? Senior Finance leaders are in a particularly exciting place with this new and emerging technology, as their function already has a lot of familiarity and comfort-level with different forms of automation, and data already flows into their department. Is there an opportunity for Finance to be at the forefront of their organization’s adoption of Generative AI? What would that look like in real terms, and what should Finance professionals be thinking about and learning about as they prepare themselves for the future? How are associations like AICPA & CIMA helping people get up to speed, stay informed and engaged, and understand both the challenges and the opportunities of this exciting new tool? For all this and more, give this episode a listen!

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