September 20

The Logan Philadelphia

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Uncertainty is a constant across all industries. Rapid advancements in the digital age — robotics, augmented reality, Internet of Intelligent Things, cognitive computing — further exacerbate that uncertainty. Getting a handle on the advancements that are disrupting the world’s value chains is no longer enough. Inadequate systems, processes and resources can no longer keep up. Dealing with uncertainty in the digital age requires a reinvention of business practices and clarity of vision. It's not just about having the knowledge, but also about utilizing it to benefit your operations and bottom line.

Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia will bring together decision-makers, captains of industry and visionaries who have implemented solutions in their businesses to address new benefits that were difficult to realize before. Through a series of powerful and in-depth presentations and customer success stories, they will share how you can optimize your value chain and transform your operations.

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Exclusive insights

Exclusive presentations and roundtable discussions will be chaired by industry experts. Every session will dive deep into the most compelling industrial challenges of our time. Find out how they’re being overcome from those who have successfully solved them.

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Network and connect

Gain access to an exclusive community working together to transform the world's value chains. Network, collaborate and exchange insights in a highly productive environment.

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See the future in action

Discover what the Quintiq solution is capable of through showcases modeled after real-world scenarios. Quintiq experts will also be on hand to provide advice on your planning challenges.



    Opening remarks
    Ronald Thorburn, Quintiq


    Keynote: Reinvent your value chain
    Rob van Egmond, Quintiq


    Supply chains for the real-time economy
    Michael Hugos


    Morning break


    Change management in a digital world


    Networking lunch


    Supply chain breakout session:

    Presentation by Brian Gordon, Smithfield Foods
    More details coming soon

    Transportation & logistics breakout session:

    Presentation by William Verbakel, KLM Catering Services
    More details coming soon


    Presentation by Boeing
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    Presentation by Bryan Sharkey, Southwest Airlines
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    The art and science of last-mile optimization
    Amit Sethi, Capgemini

    Presentation by DXC
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    Presentation by Hupac
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    Afternoon break


    3DEXPERIENCity: Data science applied to urban planning
    Raoul Jacquand, Dassault Systèmes GEOVIA


    Creating value for the connected industry
    Saravana Sastha K, ITC Infotech


    Closing remarks
    Jeroen Hanekamp, Quintiq


    Reception & networking session


    Rob van Egmond
    Chief Executive Officer

    Being a technologist with a brain for business, Rob van Egmond has held top leadership roles since joining the company in 2002. He is currently leading the charge in pushing the boundaries of supply chain analytics, optimization and the cognitive supply chain. Rob holds a master's degree in operations research from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

    Michael Hugos
    Best-selling author, speaker,
    co-founder of SCM Globe

    Michael Hugos has authored eight books including the popular Essentials of Supply Chain Management. He has mentored managers and development teams in Microsoft, Starbucks Coffee, Aramark Healthcare and U.S. Navy Medical Logistics Command. Michael contributes to publications such as Forbes, Computerworld and CIO.

    Brian Gordon
    Senior Director - Fresh Meat Supply Chain
    Smithfield Foods

    Brian Gordon has been with Smithfield Foods for 19 years. In that time, he has worked across various divisions in the company such as operations, sales, business management and supply chain. Brian also serves as project lead for the design, development and implementation of Quintiq at Smithfield's fresh meat division.

    Bryan Sharkey
    Director – Portfolio, Planning & Analytics
    Southwest Airlines

    Bryan Sharkey oversees the headcount planning functions of over 21,000 employees with an annual budget of over US$1.7 billion. He is also responsible for the airline's project portfolio for ground operations with a capital expenditure of over US$100 million. Prior to this, Bryan held roles in airline management across multiple airports.

    Willem Verbakel
    Fmr. Director - Operations & Supply Chain
    KLM Catering Services

    Willem Verbakel was the former director of operations and supply chain for KLM Catering Services. He has more than 25 years of industry experience in various aspects of the food industry. He is particularly focused on operations management, supply chain optimization, coaching and business process improvement.

    Jeroen Hanekamp
    Chief Commercial Operations
    & General Counsel, Quintiq

    Jeroen Hanekamp is responsible for legal, commercial operations, sales operations, alliances and strategic pursuits within Quintiq. He joined Quintiq in 2011 as legal counsel, managing contract negotiations, coordinating legal proceedings and solving internal legal issues in various areas. He was appointed to the Quintiq Board in January 2018.

    Raoul Jacquand
    Chief Executive Officer
    Dassault Systèmes GEOVIA

    Raoul Jacquand manages and develops the worldwide business strategies of the GEOVIA brand. This includes extending the scope of GEOVIA applications to deliver sustainable solutions to the natural resources industry. He has a decade of experience in oil & gas and more than a decade of experience in international telecommunications.

    Saravana Sastha K.
    Vice President & Head - Supply
    Chain Line of Business, ITC Infotech

    Saravana Sastha K. has almost two decades' worth of industry experience in industries including CPG, pulp & paper, retail, cement, shipping and metals & mining. He has consulted in areas such as lean manufacturing, supply chain strategy, productivity improvement, policy design and deployment and strategic cost reduction, just to name a few.

Venue & Accommodations


The Logan Philadelphia

One Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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