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Transform Fest

Cross-functional transformation in action

May 23-24, 2023 Prague, Czechia and Online

TF23 is the only global event that brings together leaders from procurement, supply chain, IT and sustainability to meet, network and plan their transformation projects.

Successful transformation is predicated on cross-functional collaboration, alignment of goals and strategic clarity. TF23 is the only global gathering of the world’s elite transformation practitioners. 

At a time of significant uncertainty we bring together the key decision makers in global billion $ businesses for two days of cross-collaborative networking. 

 

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MEET THE TF23 SPEAKERS

Chief Sustainability Officer, Novartis
Chief Manufacturing Officer, Refresco
CHRO Business Operations, Unilever
Chief Procurement Officer, BP
EVP Head of Supply Chain & Logistics, Covestro
VP logistics and Planning, Diageo
Vice President Digitalization & Processes, Global Procurement, BMW Group
Global VP Supply Chain, Mars
SVP Manufacturing, Head of Factory Digitalization, Siemens
VP Supply Chain Management, Ricoh
Chief Operating Officer and VP of Global Supply Chain, Danfoss
VP Supply Chain CoE, Estee Lauder

Agenda

  1. 8:30 AM 9:00 AM

    Networking & Registration

  2. 9:00 AM 9:45 AM

    Keynote: Macro Economic and Global Megatrends: Implications for Trade, Economy and Supply Chains in 2023 and beyond

    Against the backdrop of one of the most challenging economic and political environments ever seen, we assess what the implications are for business, trade and supply chains globally.
    • How to build resilience into the supply chain ecosystem
    • Planning for the future in an uncertain world
    • Building the teams and digital infrastructure to provide stability
  3. 9:45 AM 10:15 AM

    Cross Functional CXO Panel: Driving Transformation through cross functional collaboration

    Pulling on our cross functional CXO panel we analyze how successful digital transformation works, and how it can be achieved through collaboration between different functional areas in the business. 

    • Building a transformational culture
    • Breaking down functional silos
    • Leading from the top, and cascading objectives down
  4. 10:15 AM 12:15 PM

    Pre-scheduled One to One meetings & Tea & Coffee

    Your opportunity to arrange pre scheduled one to one meetings with other attendees based on their expertise 

  5. 12:15 PM 12:40 PM

    Panel: Making Customer Centricity a Pillar of Strategy

    With the consumer landscape changing and evolving at a quicker rate than ever before, the supply chain function needs to react to these changes and pave the way for organizations to serve consumer demands as closely as possible. The Amazon effect means that customers now expect flexibility and control in terms of what they purchase and how it is received. These trends are also expanding into the B2B environment and it falls to the supply chain to adapt operations in order to match the needs of customers. 

  6. 12:40 PM 13:00 PM

    Panel: The Evolving Role of the Transformation Leader: Balancing Technology, People & Processes

    As supply chain operations become increasingly data and technology driven, the remit of a global supply chain leader changes in order to ensure that their supply chain is keeping pace with change and leveraging technology where possible in order to improve performance. Finding the optimal balance of technological investment and improvement of existing processes is a challenge that will define the long term success and viability of a supply chain. In this session we will examine this relationship and weigh up how important it is to be preparing for an exclusively digital future vs the process & people priorities of today. 

    • How to achieve proof of concept? 
    • Successfully running transformation pilots
    • When isn’t tech appropriate?
    • Balancing the demands of the future with the necessities today
    • Building a complete understanding of technology on the market
    • Creating a transformational framework
  7. 13:00 PM 14:30 PM

    Networking Lunch & Themed Lunch Discussions

  8. 14:30 15:00

    Strategy & Innovation Workshops

     Track 1  - Automate Order Fulfillment for Better Performance from Supply to Delivery

    How do you automate order fulfillment to achieve customer excellence? What about ensuring ethical sourcing considering the social and environmental impact? In this session, in this session you will learn how to:

    • Reduce time to action and expediting orders in the future
    • Accept more inbound orders with significant time savings and increased customer service
    •  Leverage sustainability metrics for better supply chain decision making
  9. 14:30 15:00

    Strategy & Innovation Workshops

     Track 2  - Resilient Supply Chains: What the Past Few  Years Have Taught Us About Technology and the Future

    In this session we assess intelligence driven risk management and what lessons we’ve learnt, and how we can turn those lessons into digital transformation across all supply chains.

  10. 14:30 15:00

    Strategy & Innovation Workshops

     Track 3  - AI in Supply Chain: Finding The Best Of All Possible Worlds

    In the session we will explore how AI enables a new era of accuracy in how supply chains are set up and planned. 
    We look at how AI transforms the capability to model the end-to-end network harnessing the power to compare millions of future possible supply chain models as a means of determining the optimal one. 
    We will discuss the impact this has on cost savings and service and we will explore how this new paradigm, that aligns human experience with AI, augments the role of the planner creating a more proactive planning approach.

  11. 14:30 PM 15:00 PM

    Panel: Attracting the next generation of Talent: What they are looking for and how to show them it should be supply chain

    In this session we will be delving into what benefits employers are using to onboard the next generation of talent, success stories of a successful onboarding experience and what businesses can do to lure talented individuals in the world of the supply chain industry.

  12. 15:00 PM 16:10 PM

    Pre-scheduled One to One meetings & Tea & Coffee

    Your opportunity to arrange pre scheduled one to one meetings with other attendees based on their expertise 

  13. 16:10 PM 16:40 PM

    Panel: Creating an end to end supply chain ecosystem - The foundations of Supply Chain Operations

    New rules apply in today’s VUCA world, and the whole concept of supply chain management is being re-evaluated. However the challenges over the last few years have highlighted the importance of an extended supply chain ecosystem  to create a resilient and responsive enterprise. 

  14. 16:40 PM 17:10 PM

    The Coalition Wrap-Up

    Members of our coalition provide an overview of the key learnings from day one

  15. 17:30 PM 18:00 PM

    Networking Drinks Reception

  16. 19:00 PM 21:30 PM

    Gala Dinner & Transform Awards Ceremony

    The Transform Awards is a global awards program held every 2 years which recognizes the best practice, the best companies, and the best people from across the world of digital transformation.

  1. 8:30 AM 9:00 AM

    Coffee & Refreshments

  2. 9:00 AM 9:30 AM

    Keynote: Enabling Technology for the Sustainable Supply Chain of the Future

    In this session we will cover the critical elements needed to enable resilience and agility in your sustainable supply chain, as well as the ability to respond and pivot at the pace of disruption while preparing your supply chain for the future. They will show you how to:

    • Make honest and verifiable sustainability claims to your entire network
    • Align your business with consumer demand for more transparent practices-show respect for people and the environment
    • Set clear expectations and foster better communication and collaboration with suppliers
    • Make data-driven sourcing decisions by leveraging a single repository for all types of audits and scores
  3. 9:30 AM 10:00 AM

    CSO Panel: Securing a Sustainable Supply Chain Future

    The obligation to ensure carbon neutrality in business operations is of paramount importance - the future of our planet depends on it. 
    The intrinsic link between supply chain and sustainability needs to be established and wider supply chain performance goals need to be aligned with sustainability targets. 
    In this session we will be examining how sustainability can become a strategic advantage and how digital transformation promoting supply chain visibility is helping leaders to get to grips with supply chain carbon footprints. 

    • Working sustainably with suppliers to manage their carbon footprints as well as your own
    • Sustainable sourcing 
    • Utilising renewable energies and upgrading high polluting systems & logistics
    • Emerging technologies and digital transformation that can help sustainability targets
    • Circular Supply Chain Processes
  4. 10:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Pre-scheduled One to One meetings & Tea & Coffee

    Your opportunity to arrange pre scheduled one to one meetings with other attendees based on their expertise

  5. 12:00 AM 12:30 PM

    Keynote: Leveraging AI/ML In Cutting Edge Supply Chain Transformations

    In a post pandemic world where political, economic and social volatility make business trends and consumer sentiment harder to predict, supply chain leaders need to make use of AI and Machine Learning in order to enhance their forecasting and build resilience. With volatile demand cycles & supply disruptions we explore why supply chains need to innovate and transform at a more rapid pace than ever before, and how supply chain leaders leverage advancements in data, Cloud and AI/ML to make a step change in how we run global Supply Chains.

    • Practical AI & ML use cases
    • How to successfully implement AI and ML
    • The skills needed to develop and maintain AI / ML technologies 
    • Migrating data from legacy systems to be useful in ML algorithms
  6. 12:30 PM 13:00 PM

    CPO Panel: Creating a world class Procurement organization - The Foundations of Supply Chain Operations and Resilience

    Answering the fundamental questions around how Procurement leaders can lay the foundations of creating world class Procurement processes that support global supply chain operations

    • How to achieve E2E mapping of a supply network
    • Tools and technologies to drive transparent and efficient purchasing
    • Responsible sourcing- collaborating with suppliers in order to achieve sustainability 

    • Network optimization, contingency planning and dual sourcing
    • Supplier relationship management 
    • Co-investment and co-collaboration with suppliers to drive digital transformation
    • Agility in Procurement in order to match demand with supply
  7. 13:00 PM 14:30 PM

    Networking Lunch & Themed Lunch Discussions

  8. 14:30 15:00

    Strategy & Innovation Workshops

     Track 1  - Selecting the right technology for resilient demand planning

    In recent years, constant disruption and volatility have left many with the same ask: “help us get better at demand planning.” Choosing the right technology for such a necessary transformation is critical. So why do companies so often fall back on old-fashion selection processes? In this session, we dig into why the traditional approach and old questions don’t work anymore and explore the alternatives that enable true demand planning transformation.

  9. 14:30 15:00

    Strategy & Innovation Workshops

     Track 2  - Resilient Supply Chains: What the Past Few Years Have Taught Us About Technology and the Future

    In this session we assess intelligence driven risk management and what lessons we’ve learnt, and how we can turn those lessons into digital transformation across all supply chains.

  10. 14:30 15:00

    Strategy & Innovation Workshops

     Track 3  - How Digital Planning Twins Enable Business Continuity in Turbulent & Changing Supply Chain Landscapes

    With all the pressure in the world, what is the game plan to help with business continuity?
    Join us in this session to discover how leaders have kept their business always moving in any situation by creating a digital representation of the physical operations to support high-quality decisions. The Digital Planning Twins eliminates the risk to make decisions in the real world by enabling a risk-free digital ecosystem to create scenarios, answer complex questions, and deliver actionable optimal recommendations.

  11. 15:00 PM 16:10 PM

    Pre-scheduled One to One meetings & Tea & Coffee

    Your opportunity to arrange pre scheduled one to one meetings with other attendees based on their expertise 

  12. 16:10 PM 16:40 PM

    CIO Panel: Building a Coherent and Connected Technology Infrastructure

    Given the multifaceted nature of supply chain operations, the technologies that can be implemented are numerous and varied. For global organisations, a major challenge is ensuring that any technology employed is able to become a part of a connected technology infrastructure in order to reap the full benefits of data sharing and real time visibility. In a landscape where the pace of technological change is so rapid, Technology leaders are faced with major challenges and considerations in terms of ensuring connectivity, which technologies are most relevant and how to scale solutions across global enterprises.

    • Connecting data sources and ensuring data insight across functions
    • How to match/ upgrade legacy systems with newer tech
    • Creating the right balance of external partnering with internal development
    • Optimising your ERP System
    • Ensuring technology capability and productivity across functions and regions 
  13. 16:40 PM 17:10 PM

    Keynote: Making Resilience a key pillar of supply chain design

    The semiconductor crisis we have witnessed recently has unprecedented repercussions, but even though this wasn't the first occurrence of this kind, companies still seemed to be taken by surprise. How can you prepare in advance to avoid major disruptions of your supply chain and what do you need to make sure you will be able to navigate such a crisis? Over the course of the years, many of those unexpected events have thrown supply chains into shocks, from the Bank Crash in 2008 to the US-China Trade Conflict in 2019 and the most recent Suez Canal Obstruction. Learn how to work permanently on supply chain resilience, build a sophisticated organization and implement early indicators to help you assess the market situation.
  14. 17:10 PM 17:30 PM

    The Coalition Wrap-Up

    Members of our coalition provide an overview of the key learnings from day one

"Amazing event and so well organised with great speakers"

Vice President Industry Solutions
o9 Solutions

"A great collection of topics with amazing keynote speakers, interactive round tables and Q&A sessions - Always hitting the 'Nerve' "

Head of Demand Planning
Henkel

"Transform Fest, like all Future Insights events, plays an important part in connecting the supply chain industry"

Supply Chain Planning Director
Coca-Cola HBC AG

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