New distribution and fulfillment channels, heightened customer expectations, rapid innovations in technology, and disruption in historic business operating models are all playing a significant role in how supply chains are designed and operated. 70% of executives believe modern technologies are vital in supporting new growth initiatives and improving competitiveness, but most organisation are not currently equipped to thrive in this rapidly changing environment.
Now is the time to think forward. Attend Oracle CloudWorld and accelerate your supply chain. Learn what new options exist, how your organisation can quickly pivot to a new digital strategy, and what progressive organisation are doing today to rethink their operational approach. You'll gain invaluable insights from thought leaders and supply chain experts, and have the opportunity to evaluate proven solutions.
Jonathan Dutton is widely recognised as an expert commentator ON procurement, rather than IN procurement, and is both a critic of procurement and one of its greatest champions. He has developed a reputation for challenging key note speeches delivered with genuine passion, rich content and dry humour which offer a strategic perspective on procurement and supply chain management .
Until February 2013, he was the founding Managing Director and CEO of CIPS Australasia for almost a decade. Jonathan was responsible for all aspects of CIPS activities as the global peak body for professional procurement & supply management in this region. He represented the profession and its standards to the highest levels of business and government and led the profession for almost a decade during its formative years in this region.
Today, JD is an independent management consultant specializing in procurement, supply management, business development, sales & marketing and CSR.
Jonathan is also a prolific author and editor of procurement white-papers, articles & blogs and he is a frequent key note speaker at leading procurement and supply chain events.
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 view on a collection of operational aspects. He has undertaken strategic global projects in all three arenas and has worked on all major continents providing logistics expertise to the petrochemical, defence, banking and finance and retail sectors. Key among his significant achievements has been his pivotal role in the establishment of three key university research and learning institutes. These entities continue to contribute significantly to the development of Logistics and all still operate successfully. He identifies the global re-structure of the logistics of a petrochemical company as one of his most satisfying corporate achievements.
• The strategic development of Supply Chains into Collaborative Value Networks
• Strategic Supply Chain Alignment
• The Strategic (Global and Corporate) Logistics Environment
• Logistics Clusters/Cities as key regional and economic development strategies enabling of Global Supply Chains
• Effective Strategic Procurement as a fundamental link between Logistics and Supply Chain strategies and the execution of Logistics Operations
Jim D’Addario is Senior Director Supply Chain Management Product Marketing responsible for Oracle’s Logistics and Procurement Cloud solutions. Jim is a 20+ year veteran of the enterprise software industry, specifically in ERP, SCM, MRP and analytic software applications. Prior to joining the software industry he held roles in accounting, procurement and financial advisory roles for high technology manufacturing and biotechnology industries. He also taught business at the University of California at Berkeley. Jim holds a BA in Economics with an Accounting minor and an MBA.
Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. Chris is a recognised leader in his field, and an expert in unlocking opportunities for businesses. His global expertise provides unique perspective and insights for businesses of the future.
Chris believes that being a futurist isn't simply about 'putting your finger in the air, and saying what the future might be', but about 'authentically embedding yourself into the very space from where true innovation and disruption is taking place, analyzing future and emerging trends, then distilling them into a clear and meaningful message.
Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, which includes international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, and three start-ups being developed in stealth mode.
Strong demand for Ross’s expertise has seen him deliver keynote speeches and executive workshops in 27 countries across six continents and consult to leading organisations worldwide such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, News Limited, Procter & Gamble and many others.
He is author of four books including the Amazon.com bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, now out in its second edition, and the acclaimed book Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution.
He also writes the highly influential Trends in the Living Networks blog. Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, European Business Network, Channel News Asia, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, New York Times, The Guardian and many others.
Ross has been named as one of the top 30 most influential people in the world in crowdfunding, one of the top 6 most influential people in the world in Enterprise 2.0, and by Digital Media magazine as one of the 40 biggest players in Australia’s digital age.
Joan Lim is Senior Manager Product Marketing, responsible for Oracle’s Logistics Cloud solutions, covering transportation, global trade, and warehouse management. She also leads product marketing for SCM Cloud for small and medium-sized business (SME). Prior to Oracle, Joan held product marketing and strategy positions at Unilever, Qualcomm, Amadeus IT Group and various start-ups focusing on SaaS and supply chain. Joan has a master’s degree in digital marketing strategy from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree in business from ESSCA Business School in France.
John Leonard recently returned to Oracle as the General Manager of Oracle’s ERP Business in Australia and New Zealand. In this capacity John is responsible for leading Oracle’s team of ERP Sellers accelerate the transformation of our client’s organisations. Prior to this role John spent nine years at Microsoft in various leadership roles in their Dynamics Practice in both the USA and AUS, including as the Dynamics Lead in Australia where John was responsible for the People, Product Sales, Marketing, and Partner Channel.
John graduated with a MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr Jason Fox is a modern day wizard-rogue, author and leadership adviser. Oft sought after for his pioneering philosophies and expertise in motivation design, Dr Fox shows forward-thinking leaders around the world how to unlock new and meaningful progress—amidst a volatile sea of complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity, paradox and doubt.
Jason is the bestselling author of The Game Changer, and How to Lead a Quest: a handbook for pioneering executives, and his research has been featured in the likes of Smart Company, Huffington Post, BRW and The Financial Review. As well as the above, Jason enjoys partaking in extreme sports such as reading, beard maintenance and coffee snobbery.
Over the last 10 years Sujit has worked in senior supply chain management roles within several multinationals in China, Asia Pacific, United States, UK, Japan and India. Sujit will share insight into case studies on what organisations are doing to drive a customer centric supply chain.