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o9 Solutions to Host “The Planet Needs Global Sustainable Supply Chains” Panel at SXSW 2023

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Published: February 6, 2023Reading time: 3 min
o9 Solutions The Digital Brain Platform
o9 SolutionsThe Digital Brain Platform
Published: February 6, 2023

o9 will be joined by Dr. Josué C. Velázquez Martínez, Head of MIT’s Sustainable Supply Chain Lab, and Montse Montaner, Novartis’ former Chief Sustainability Officer

DALLAS, Feb. 6, 2022 – o9 Solutions, a leading enterprise AI software platform provider for transforming planning and decision-making, today announced that it is hosting a panel titled, “The Planet Needs Global Sustainable Supply Chains” at SXSW 2023—an essential destination for global professionals that prove the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. 

The panel, set for March 13 as part of the SXSW 2023 Climate Change Track, will explore the critical role that global supply chains play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change. While companies across the globe are recognizing the importance of sustainability initiatives and acknowledging that sustainability is intrinsically connected with their supply chains, without visibility they cannot meaningfully reduce their carbon footprint. The panel speakers will discuss how cutting-edge digital supply chain technologies with advanced ESG modeling, analytics and planning capabilities are changing the game when it comes to enabling industries to truly understand their environmental impact and adopt sustainable, low-carbon operating models.

o9’s Co-Founder and CEO Chakri Gottemukkala will be joined onstage in Austin by Dr. Josué C. Velázquez Martínez, Head of MIT’s Sustainable Supply Chain Lab, and Montse Montaner, former Chief Sustainability Officer at Novartis. The panel will be moderated by Stanton Thomas, o9’s Senior Vice President of Sustainability

“The concerns about the negative impacts of climate change have expanded beyond individual companies and have become important goals for the global community. Yet, large supply chains continue to be the source of the majority of the environmental and social impact globally,” said Gottemukkala. “The challenge most organizations face is that until now, supply chain operations and ESG have been completely separate disciplines. At SXSW, we look forward to discussing how looking at supply chain and sustainability as integral components—and coupling that with next-generation planning technology—will allow leaders to roll out more impactful eco-risk strategies that have a positive impact on achieving their net-zero goals.”

The o9-hosted SXSW panel details are as follows:

  • Session Description: The Planet Needs Global Sustainable Supply Chains

Although 90% of a company’s environmental impact comes from its supply chain, organizations struggle to understand their true environmental impact because most of it occurs in the far-away corners of their supply chains. Without visibility, companies cannot meaningfully reduce their carbon footprint, making the fight against climate change virtually impossible. Digital supply chain technologies with advanced ESG modeling, analytics and planning capabilities will be essential in enabling industries to adopt sustainable, low-carbon operating models. Consumers will benefit from an abundance of competitively-priced sustainable product options. Inaction will have the opposite effect as disruptive climate events will make supply chains increasingly unreliable and costly.

  • Date/Time: Monday, March 13, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CST
  • Location: Austin Downtown Marriott, Waller Ballroom AB

To learn more about o9’s sustainability offering, visit More on the topic of sustainable supply chains will be discussed at aim10x global 2023, o9’s premier online event for supply chain, sustainability, procurement and revenue management professionals, which will take place virtually March 28-29. Register for free today.

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o9 offers a leading AI-powered Planning, Analytics & Data platform called the Digital Brain that helps companies across industry verticals transform traditionally slow and siloed planning into smart, integrated and intelligent planning and decision making across the core supply chain, commercial and P&L functions. With o9’s Digital Brain platform, companies are able to achieve game-changing improvements in quality of data, ability to detect demand and supply risks and opportunities earlier, forecast demand more accurately, evaluate what-if scenarios in real time, match demand and supply intelligently and drive alignment and collaboration across customers, internal stakeholders and suppliers around the integrated supply chain and commercial plans and decisions. Supported by a global ecosystem of partners, o9’s innovative delivery methodology helps companies achieve quick impact in customer service, inventory levels, resource utilization, as well as ESG and financial KPIs—while enabling a long-term, sustainable transformation of their end-to-end planning and decision-making capabilities.


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