September 28

2017-09-28 08:30:00 2017-09-28 17:30:00 Europe/Amsterdam Quintiq World Tour Amsterdam, September 28, 2017 Location: Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Taurusavenue 12, 2132 LS Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. You can get the latest World Tour updates at Amsterdam, Netherlands Hristina Stefanova [email protected]

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Master complexity in the digital age

Start your path to greater growth and profitability at Quintiq World Tour Amsterdam. Whether you’re in manufacturing, transportation, logistics or workforce management, you’ll come away with the actionable insights to help your company master complexity in planning and optimization, and thrive in today’s fast-changing marketplace.

This year, we have an exciting line-up of experts from a wide range of industries including express logistics, ground ops, steel, protein production, rail crew, retail, O&G primary distribution, and CPG. We’ll be addressing the biggest challenges in their industries today, such as:

  • Rising cost and margin pressures
  • Increasing demands of discerning customers
  • Greater portfolio and supply chain complexity
  • Tighter environmental regulations

There’s no better place to meet other leading operations professionals, get answers to your most pressing planning challenges, and hear how other organizations are taking the next step towards revolutionizing their planning and scheduling.


  • 08:00

  • 09:00
    Moderator: Chris Saynor
  • 09:05
    Mastering complexity – planning and optimization in the digital age
    Rob van Egmond
    CEO of Quintiq
  • 09:45
    Designing your business for the 21st century
    Mike Walsh
    CEO of Tomorrow
  • 10:30
    Coffee break

  • 11:00
    • The final mile challenge: Overcoming planning complexity in urban logistics
      Walther Ploos van Amstel
      Lecturer City Logistics
      Hogeschool van Amsterdam
    • Are we really ready for Industry 4.0?
      Wolfgang Meißner
      Head, Supply Chain Management and Design
      thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
    • Case Study: Supply Chain transformation in the meat industry
      Paul Longstaff
      Director of Planning & Logistics
      Moy Park
  • 11:45
    • Integrating Business Innovations for Successful Retail Operations
      Otto van Harmelen
      Former VP Metro Group
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    • Add value to your S&OP planning
      Benjamin Bisch
      Hager Group,
      Jean-Baptiste Clouard
  • 12:30

  • 13:30
    • Workforce planning in the digital age
      Kyra Schuit
      Product Manager Workforce Planner
    • Optimizing primary logistics at PKN ORLEN
      Rafał Gąska
      Director of Logistics Operations
    • Optimized train crew planning for accelerating efficiency, sustainability and customer service
      Fabrice Gidon
      IT Manager
  • 14:15
    • Copenhagen Airport : Personnel planning optimization across 11 departments for a better passenger experience
      Charlotte Bolvig
      Lars Bever-Gimsing
      Copenhagen Airport
    • Drax Power Logistics - A complicated Problem
      Alex Nancolas
      Owen Tucker
    • Round table session: The value of integrated planning for rail operations
      Bernd Horsman
      Managing Consultant
  • 15:00
    Coffee break

  • 15:30
    Dubai Airport's journey towards streamlining Airport Operations
    Yusuf Tungekar, Head of Operations Business Systems, Business Technology
    Jochen Hiller, AOS SME
    Dubai Airports
  • 16:15
    Supply Chain Planning at the World Food Programme
    Sérgio Silva
    Head of Supply Chain Optimization and Development
    World Food Programme
  • 17:00
    Closing remarks
    Markus Malinen
    VP Sales EMEA
  • 17:15
    Networking drinks


  • Paul Longstaff
    Moy Park
    Director of Planning & Logistics
    Paul Longstaff is the director of planning and logistics at Moy Park and has been with the company since 2013. He oversees the full planning and logistics function of the poultry meat producer. Prior to Moy Park, he was channel operations director for Microsoft's physical supply chain into the retail channel. Paul has over 20 years' worth of experience in supply chain optimization across a variety of industries.
  • Yusuf Tungekar
    Dubai Airports
    Head of Operations Business Systems, Business Technology
    Yusuf Tungekar has been part of the aviation industry for over 18 years, managing large strategic IT initiatives related to business processes, operations and core airport applications. He has been instrumental in enabling a multi-stakeholder collaboration for Dubai Airports through enterprise solutions and advanced system integration. Yusuf was involved from the first inception of the airport operations system in the late 1990s, and has actively participated in the commissioning of the airport's multiple terminals and concourses
  • Jochen Hiller
    Dubai Airports
    Jochen Hiller has almost 20 years of experience in the aviation industry. As a solution provider, project manager and consultant, he has led several airport projects from solution design to final implementation in both Europe and the Middle East. Jochen's main expertise is in special airport systems and master system integration. He has been supervising the implementation of Dubai Airports' next generation AOS since 2015.
  • Sérgio Silva
    World Food Programme
    Head of Supply Chain Optimization and Development
    As a mechanical engineering and management graduate, Sérgio Guedes Silva decided to apply his engineering training to humanitarian causes. As the head of supply chain development and optimization at the World Food Programme, he leads a team responsible for innovations, operational support and strategic planning. Over the last few years he has been involved in delivering assistance to victims of humanitarian crises in Syria, Yemen and Nigeria. He is also the founder and current Council President of G.A.S. Porto, an NGO with around 400 volunteers.
  • Bernd Horsman
    Managing Consultant
    Bernd Horsman is managing consultant for the Transportation Experience business unit at Quintiq. Since joining Quintiq in 2006, he has worked on projects involving 3PL/4PL transportation optimization, postal services, bulk terminals, passenger services and rail cargo, rail infrastructure management, and airport operations. Bernd’s expertise includes supply chain planning and optimization, consultancy, project management, as well as business process design and development. He played a major role in projects for customers such as DHL Express, SOL, Van Uden Logistics, VolkerRail, and SBB.
  • Wolfgang Meißner
    thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
    Head, Supply Chain Management and Design
    Wolfgang Meißner is the head of supply chain management and design at ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-grade flat steel. He started his career as a division manager at Thyssen Stahl AG, and has held many senior roles within the company. His latest career highlights include leading a project to develop a supply chain strategy in the US, and a data and process harmonization project in Europe.
  • Alex Nancolas
    Drax Power Limited
    IT Project Manager
    Alex Nancolas led the implementation of the Quintiq solution for Drax at its UK power station. He currently works on a diverse mix of technology projects for Drax, delivering key changes within the company's supply chain, risk, compliance and trading teams. Alex has previously delivered major projects for the British Army, NATO and the Tour de France. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Leeds and is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
  • Owen Tucker
    Drax Power
    Planning Manager
    Owen is the Peaking Plant Project Manager and Optimization Analyst at Drax Power, the largest capacity power station in the UK. He conducts cross-functional analyses on various areas of the business, from fuel procurement and chemistry to logistics optimization and site stock management. He has been responsible for the design and creation of multiple Office-based IT tools to streamline various areas of the business and, as a natural progression in that regard, recently completed a successful project to implement the Quintiq supply chain planning and optimization software into Drax Power’s supply chain planning processes.
  • Rafał Gąska
    Director of Logistics Operations
    Rafał Gąska joined PKN ORLEN in 2012 as Director of Logistics Operations and in 2016 was promoted to Director of Logistics Infrastructure. He has successfully optimized ORLEN’s supply chain and supervised the implementation of many projects for the Polish oil refiner, such as rail transport optimization, self-service at fuel terminals, and transformation of the rail tank car fleet. He holds a master’s degree in management of logistics and transportation from the Chalmers University of Technology, and a master’s degree in logistics from the Warsaw University of Technology.
  • Otto van Harmelen
    Founder Core-Up, Former Vice President Metro Group
    Otto van Harmelen is the founder of CORE-UP, a business consultancy for corporates and startups. Prior to that, he was the vice president of Metro AG, one of the biggest retail companies in the world. He headed the company's international expansion division, serving as the procurement director in the management board across three countries. Otto has more than 30 years' experience in the retail and wholesale non-food and FMCG sectors.
  • Lars Bever-Gimsing
    Copenhagen Airports
    Section Manager, Security Resource Management
    Lars Bever-Gimsing heads the security planning department, creating rosters for more than 1.000 employees. He is in charge of optimizing the roster planning and negotiating terms with unions and the Security unions’ representatives. He has been with Copenhagen Airports A/S for the last 4 years. Lars has a master's degree in finance and accounting from Copenhagen Business School and several years of experience within finance departments as a business partner, interim CFO and analyst.
  • Charlotte Bolvig
    Copenhagen Airports
    Head of Applications & Integration
    Charlotte has been with Copenhagen Airports for over five years and oversaw the implementation of the Quintiq system. Her expertise includes software development, project management, and agile methodology. Charlotte holds a master’s degree from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University
  • Fabrice Gidon
    IT Manager
    Fabrice Gidon is the IT manager for Thalys. Managing between 15 to 20 projects annually, he is responsible for maintaining and evolving IT solutions that support the smooth operations and services of all trains for the high-speed train operator. Prior to Thalys, he was part of the IT team in the rolling stock department of SNCF, France's rail service. He was responsible for implementing new and innovative services for the company's fleet planning systems.
  • Benjamin Bisch
    Hager Group
    Supply Chain Analytics Manager
    Benjamin Bisch is the leader of the supply chain analytics team at Hager Group. He has led the implementation of Quintiq's Demand Planner solution, and is now managing the statistical calibration of the demand planning process. He designed and created multiple Microsoft Office-based IT tools to optimize the operational task across the supply chain, and founded the supply chain analytics team to support the growing need in business analytics. Benjamin also teaches demand planning at the University of Strasbourg Business School. He has a master's degree in business and management from the University of Glasgow.
  • Mike Walsh
    Mike is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. Mike’s bestselling books include ‘Futuretainment’ and ‘The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas.' Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, ‘Between Worlds.' A true nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business.
  • Walther Ploos van Amstel
    Hogeschool van Amsterdam
    Lecturer City Logistics
    Walther Ploos van Amstel is a Lecturer of City Logistics at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). He has over 30 years’ experience in logistics, with previous stops including KPMG, Capgemini, and the Dutch Defence Academy. He is the author of several books on logistics and supply chain management, and is a much sought-after speaker on logistics. Walther holds a Ph.D. from the Free University of Amsterdam.
  • Rob van Egmond
    Rob van Egmond is the CEO of Quintiq. Being a technologist with a brain for business, he has held top leadership roles since joining the company in 2002. As VP of EMEA, he ran some of the largest European business units in the company, and was instrumental in opening new markets and establishing bases abroad. As CTO, he led the development of next generation planning technologies while working closely with the R&D team and customers to better meet the needs of the market. Today, as CEO, Rob is leading the charge in pushing the boundaries in supply chain analytics, optimization, and the cognitive supply chain. He holds a master’s degree in operations research from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Markus Malinen
    VP Sales EMEA
    Markus Malinen is Quintiq's vice-president of sales for the EMEA region. He has more than 20 years of experience in the steel industry in various managerial positions, from research and development to sales, corporate IT management, and supply chain management. Since joining Quintiq, he has been involved in business optimization for customers across a wide spectrum of industries.
  • Kyra Schuit
    Product Manager Workforce Planner
    Kyra's extensive expertise and experience in her eight years at Quintiq — as a developer, a business consultant and more — has allowed her to take the Quintiq Workforce Planner to the next level. She is particularly interested in solving workforce planning puzzles due to its human and social elements, which sets it apart from other planning puzzles. She has a master's degree in econometrics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
  • Jean-Baptiste Clouard
    Product Manager, Sales & Operations Planning
    Jean-Baptiste is a product manager for the S&OP solution at Quintiq. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) who has led the deployment of S&OP for many multinational companies in F&B, cement and concrete, discrete manufacturing and more. He is responsible for the strategy of the S&OP solution worldwide, and in leading the development of the solution’s capabilities in line with market trends.

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Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Taurusavenue 12
2132 LS



Quintiq has negotiated special room rates and secured a limited number of rooms at the Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for conference attendees on September 27 – 28.

  • Single occupancy: €167.36 per night (including breakfast and VAT)
  • Double occupancy: €186.36 per night (including breakfast and VAT)

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