Carrie Tharp is responsible for creating and executing Google Cloud’s global product, partner, and go-to-market strategy in the Retail and Consumer Products industries – supporting leading retailers and Consumer businesses to unlock the power of the Cloud, ML/AI to drive value for their businesses and improved customer experiences. In the past 15 years, she served multiple CXO roles to create and accelerate the transition to e-commerce and online operations for large retailers like Neiman Marcus and Fossil.
Chakri Gottemukkala is the co-founder and CEO of o9 solutions. He is the driving force behind o9’s AI powered planning platform, now serving global clients across a number of retail and manufacturing industry verticals. Based on a strong belief that organizations that plan better don’t just get better financial results, they are better utilisers or the earth’s resources and are happier work environments, Chakri is on a mission to enable drive digital age IBP capabilities at all global companies.
Corporate Vice President International Supply Operations Laundry and Home Care
Ferry Bakker is Corporate Vice President International Supply Operations Laundry and Home Care at Henkel. He is based in Amsterdam and globally responsible for Demand and Supply Planning, Logistics Operations, Customer Service, and Supply Chain Customer Collaboration within the Laundry and Home Care Division. He has been working for Henkel since October 2015. Ferry holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Logistics Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1996). During his career, he has worked for several companies including Gillette, P&G and KraftHeinz and lived in several countries outside the Netherlands (Belgium, USA, Switzerland). He spent most of his career in the area of International Supply Chain, but also spent several years in the area of Sales and Commercial Management as a broadening assignment. He currently lives with his wife and 2 daughters in the Netherlands.
Partner at McKinsey & Company
Knut Alicke is recognised as the expert in the area of Supply Chain Management Practice at McKinsey. In the last 8 years, he has successfully led global supply chain turnarounds through network optimization, S&OP, war rooms, E2E models and resilience for 30+ clients across various industries. With COVID-19, he is successfully supporting clients in setting up nerve centers, mid-term scenario planning processes and preparing them for the new normal.
VP Global Supply Chain Planning – Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Naresh Rajanna is responsible for E2E Supply Chain digital transformation program and also leads the global Planning center of excellence with accountability for Demand, Supply, IBP, and network optimization. Prior to his role in Estée Lauder, Naresh spent several years at Pepsico and Whirlpool in various Planning, Strategy and continuous improvement roles.
Chairman and Co-Founder – o9 solutions
Sanjiv is Co-Founder and Chairman of o9 Solutions. He is a software visionary and entrepreneur with a track record of delivering billions of dollars of value by transforming planning and execution at large corporations across industries. Sanjiv came out of Texas Instruments AI Labs and founded i2 Technologies that pioneered cutting-edge innovations in demand and supply chain planning in the 90s and 2000s. With the increasing complexity and volatility of global supply chains, Sanjiv and Chakri Gottemukkala then founded o9 with a mission to transform integrated business planning with next-generation technology. Sanjiv advises CXOs of many FT1000 companies on their digital transformation strategies.