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How Blockchain is Advancing a New Era of End-to-End Transparency in Global Supply Chains
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How Blockchain is Advancing a New Era of End-to-End Transparency in Global Supply Chains

  • Explaining how distributed ledger technology is a game-changing new tool for supply chain executives
  • Highlighting some early adaptors who are already incorporating blockchain technology into their supply chains
  • Offering real-world examples of what blockchain-enabled supply chains will allow us to do better than ever before
  • How should our profession incorporate blockchain into our existing best practices and standard operating procedures?
  • What is the future for this new trend? How common and widespread will this become in the future?

Stephen Rogers
VP, Blockchain Initiatives for Supply Chain
IBM

Steven has been at IBM for 36 years. He joined in 1981 as an Industrial Engineer. He spent the first five years in various production engineering and planning roles for IBM printing and banking products. In 1986 he joined finance after receiving an MBA from the Babcock School at Wake Forest. He then went on to hold several financial management positions until eventually becoming the Director of Supply Chain for Retail Store Solutions in 2002. In 2003, Steven took on the role of VP for Demand/Supply and Inventory Planning for all IBM hardware brands and worked in a variety of other VP roles until he landed his current title of VP, Blockchain Initiatives for Supply Chain in 2017.

 

Next Generation Cognitive Enterprise: Supply Chain and Operations Reinvented in the Cognitive Era
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Next Generation Cognitive Enterprise: Supply Chain and Operations Reinvented in the Cognitive Era

  • What is a Cognitive Enterprise, and how can AI solutions change the way businesses function?
  • Discussing cognitive analytics and IBM’s implementation of a Cognitive Enterprise Data Lake
  • Mapping out the journey of a Cognitive Enterprise: What are the new supply chain capabilities and the business value being driven?
  • Showcasing IBM’s experience and other case studies where this transformation is already making a big impact

 

During the 2017 edition of the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, Executive Platforms was proud to partner with SupplyChainBrain to conduct a number of onsite interviews between our speaker faculty and SupplyChainBrain’s Editor-in-Chief Russell Goodman.

Joseph Selle is a senior executive with 20+ years experience post-MBA in management and technology consulting as well as General Management. Deep experience in advanced analytics (descriptive, predictive, prescriptive) & cognitive (artificial intelligence) initiatives to resolve operational business challenges. Deep experience in supply chain visibility and optimization through hands-on strategy development, solution design and implementation management. Entrepreneurial experience in creating value at rapidly growing businesses, acting as CEO, COO and founding VP at three different firms. Successfully turned around an ailing manufacturing business and subsequently sold the enterprise.

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