Thought leaders to gather at 12-stop Quintiq World Tour 2015 to explore the theme ‘People. Planning. Profit.’

May 13, 2015 | 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced the commencement of its annual world tour with stops in 12 cities around the globe.

This year's theme is 'People. Planning. Profit.' Attendees will explore the ways in which optimization can harness the full potential of an organization's people and planning processes, spanning all industries from manufacturing to aviation, logistics, oil and gas, and public transport.

In his keynote speech, Quintiq CEO Dr. Victor Allis will take attendees on a journey of breakthrough business transformation. He'll explore case studies of organizations embracing the process of transformation from the first step of using technology to modernize a business process, to the final step of reimagining an entire market.

The Quintiq World Tour 2015 builds on the success of last year's event, which attracted over a thousand supply chain and IT professionals from leading organizations. Through presentations, roundtables and networking events, attendees are invited to discover:

  • Why expert human planners - not robots or computers - will remain the key asset in supply chain planning
  • What it takes to be an expert planner in 2015, and how this knowledge can transform your organization
  • Why big data is meaningless without big calculations
  • How technological innovation can be a threat as well as an opportunity, and how to ensure that one is always the disrupter, never the disrupted
The first stop in 2015 was Doha on March 31, followed by London on May 7. Speakers in Doha included optimization experts from Quintiq, LNG producer RasGas, and metal producer Elval. London comprised speakers from London Underground (Transport for London), food firm Moy Park, consultancy company Copenhagen Optimization and logistics management experts eft, among others. Further stops between now and November include Düsseldorf, Beijing, Paris, Sydney and Philadelphia, with the tour landing in Amsterdam in November.

A list of all 12 locations - with dates and confirmed speakers where available - can be found at:

The list of speakers* at the time of writing this press release includes:

Periklis Tsahageas, Supply Chain Projects Manager, Elval
Shahrin Zainuddin, Head of Business Optimization
Leigh Thomas, Head of Portfolio Analysis, RasGas

Theo Haughton, Head of Strategy and Business Planning - Rail and Underground, Transport for London
Kevin Gaskell, Former CEO/Managing Director, BMW, Porsche and Fairline Boats Limited
Kasper Hounsgaard, Managing Partner, Copenhagen Optimization
Katharine Strain, Supply Chain Planning Project Manager, Moy Park
Chris Saynor, CEO, eft

Guido Porro, CEO/Managing Director, EuroMed, Dassault Systèmes
Nicola Gussetti, Operations Director, Loro Piana
Gabriele Bortolotto, Group Logistics Director, AFV Beltrame
Federico Meda, Train Drivers Manager, Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori Spa (NTV)

Dr. Pero Micic, CEO, FutureManagementGroup AG
Andreas Novak, Director Manufacturing, Vlisco Netherlands

Philadelphia and Amsterdam
Adrian Gonzalez, President at Adelante SCM and Founder/Host of Talking Logistics

*Speakers are subject to change 

About Quintiq
Every business has its supply chain planning challenges. Some of those challenges are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those challenges with a supply chain planning & optimization software system. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Part of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), Quintiq has offices in the Netherlands, the USA and around the world.

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