March 20, 2019

The Westin Abu Dhabi

Golf Resort & Spa

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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.

Reinvent your value chain.

Quintiq World Tour Abu Dhabi 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. Quintiq World Tour Abu Dhabi is a unique convergence of ideas and technologies that cannot be missed.

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Exclusive insights

Exclusive presentations and 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 DELMIA Quintiq solution is capable. DELMIA Quintiq experts will also be on hand to provide advice on your planning challenges.



    Registration & breakfast


    Welcome message
    Seonad Lindsay, DELMIA Quintiq


    Keynote: Reinvent your value chain
    Markus Malinen, DELMIA Quintiq


    Planning: A long way from idea to realization
    Vladimir Arshinov, Slovenian Steel Group


    Coffee break


    Dassault Systèmes - The 3DEXPERIENCE Company
    Thierry Dupont, Dassault Systèmes


    Optimizing resource productivity in the air cargo industry with real-time planning
    Dr. Tobias Schulz, DELMIA Quintiq


    Maximizing value through integrated activity planning
    Armi Faizal Awang, Petronas


    Lunch & prayer time


    The manpower puzzle: How Quintiq helped solve Southwest Airlines’ planning challenges
    Bryan Sharkey, Southwest Airlines


    A fascinating country, a challenging supply chain and a successful strategy
    Gerrard de Wet, Hulamin


    Closing remarks
    Seonad Lindsay, DELMIA Quintiq


    Networking & post-event coffee


    Markus Malinen
    Vice President - Sales
    DELMIA Quintiq

    Markus Malinen has more than 20 years of experience in the steel industry. He was responsible for DELMIA Quintiq's successful business development and sales operations across Finland, Sweden and Norway. Markus was appointed VP of EMEA-Russia in 2018. He now leads all aspects of operations in that region at DELMIA Quintiq – Dassault Systèmes.

    Armi Faizal Awang
    Head - Field Services

    Armi Faizal Awang has extensive experience in upstream oil & gas operations, and has been with Petronas for more than 10 years. He leads the development and implementation of the integrated planning (IAP) application, full supply chain visibility, governance, work process, change management strategy and system architecture.

    Vladimir Arshinov
    Chief Information Officer
    Slovenian Steel Group

    Vladimir Arshinov has 15 years of industry experience in the metals industry. Prior to his current position, he held positions in various fields including project manager, SCM director, chief of the development department and software developer. Vladimir has extensive international experience in commissioning metal plants.

    Gerrard de Wet
    General Manager - Planning

    Gerrard de Wet is the general manager of planning at Hulamin, an aluminum rolling mill in South Africa. Throughout his 20-year career in the aluminum industry, he has been fascinated by the evolution of decision-making in the sector. He believes in the potential of business planning integration and the value that it can bring to value creation.

    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 also holds the airline's strategy and investment 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.

    Thierry Dupont
    General Manager Middle East
    Dassault Systèmes

    Thierry Dupont is the general manager of Dassault Systèmes in the Middle East. With 25 years’ experience in Software Vendor and Consulting & System Integrator companies, Thierry's expertise has been invaluable in transforming clients' businesses by implementing added-value solutions in various industries, including Energy, Oil & Gas and Aerospace & Defense.

    Dr. Tobias Schulz
    Senior Pre-Sales Consultant
    DELMIA Quintiq

    Dr Tobias Schulz has extensive industry experience implementing logistics solutions for clients around the world, including DHL Express. His specialties include operations research, supply chain optimization and inventory management. Tobias holds a PhD in operations management from Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.

    Seonad Lindsay
    Global Director - Marketing &
    Business Development, DELMIA Quintiq

    Seonad Lindsay has over 20 years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing in the FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods), retail and technology sectors. She has been with DELMIA Quintiq for almost 3 years. She currently heads the worldwide marketing and business development efforts for the organization.