April 9 - 10, 2019

Supply and Value Chain Center | Loyola University | Chicago, IL

WHY ATTEND?

Momentum Events Blockchain Supply Chain Summit offers a strategic understanding of how Blockchain Technology can make your supply chain more secure, efficient and profitable. Executives from leading brands & logistics companies, alongside the creative technologists, driving Blockchain adoption will share specific tactics for how to incorporate Blockchain into your enterprise transformation.

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Actionable Insights

Fully transform your Supply Chain into a hyper-efficient cost-saving, risk-reducing Demand Chain.

Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Hear from some of today’s most compelling and sought-after Supply Chain innovators.

Unmatched Networking

Connect with and learn about the latest trends and best practices from Supply Chain senior executives and fellow blockchain enthusiasts.

Announcing our 2019 Blockchain Supply Summit Opening Keynote

We are pleased to announce Jack Bouroudjian – contributor for CNBC and host of CloudCents podcast – as our Opening Keynote.

Mr. Bouroudjian is also the Chief Economist, and co-founder of the Universal Compute Exchange (UCX) and the India Compute Interchange (ICIX), which are both open, cloud agnostic SaaS driven marketplaces that deploy pricing transparency and competition to bring time and cost efficiency to the cloud buying experience.

MEET OUR 2019 ADVISORS + SPEAKERS

The Blockchain Supply Chain Summit will bring you some of today’s most compelling and sought after thought-leaders from the world’s biggest brands who are driving change and innovation in the Supply Chain arena.

CO-CHAIR: Harry Haney
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CO-CHAIR: Harry Haney

Loyola University Chicago

Associate Director, Supply & Value Chain Center

CO-CHAIR: Doug Reese
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CO-CHAIR: Doug Reese

GE Transportation - Digital Solutions

Chief Strategy & Growth Officer

Brian Anderson
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Brian Anderson

Duracell

Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Lead

Jack Bouroudjian
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Jack Bouroudjian

CNBC

Contributor

Dave Bushee
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Dave Bushee

Penske Corporation

Vice President, Logistics Technology

Dean Croke
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Dean Croke

Freightwaves & BiTA

Chief Analytics & Insights Officer

Mark Gannon
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Mark Gannon

ExteNet Systems

Head of Network Supply Chain & Procurement

Michael Kennamann, CSCP
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Michael Kennamann, CSCP

Essendant

Director, Supply Chain

Joshua C. Krumholz
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Joshua C. Krumholz

Holland & Knight

Partner

Jeff Lang
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Jeff Lang

Breakthrough Fuel

Vice President Digital Transformation

Fernando Lopez
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Fernando Lopez

Bluewater Builders, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer

Andy Moses
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Andy Moses

Penske Corporation

Senior Vice President, Product Management

Melanie Nuce
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Melanie Nuce

GS1 US

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Mahesh Sahasranaman
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Mahesh Sahasranaman

UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Principal Architect

Jonathan R. Todd
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Jonathan R. Todd

Benesch

Partner

Bob Wolpert
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Bob Wolpert

Golden State Foods

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Al Zucco
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Al Zucco

USG

Vice President, Sustainable Supply Chain

AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE

*Agenda is subject to change.

Workshop Registration

Chairs’ Opening Remarks

  • Harry Haney, Associate Director, Supply & Value Chain Center, Loyola University
  • Doug Reese, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, GE Transportation Digital Solutions

CO-CHAIR: Harry Haney

Harry J. Haney, III is currently Associate Director of Loyola University Chicago’s Supply & Value Chain Center.  The Center works with member companies to provide educational events, networking opportunities, training, recruiting students for internships/ full-time placement, and access to academic resources (faculty and students) for consulting projects.   Prior to this role, Harry was with […]

CO-CHAIR: Doug Reese

Workshop Part A: Blockchain Empowered Interoperability

When seeking to incorporate Blockchain into your enterprise systems, you must look beyond this single platform to its interaction with other technologies so that you have the most efficient enterprise ecosystem possible. This workshop will delve into ways to unify Blockchain, AI and IoT with your existing cloud-based computing systems in order to increase transparency, improve security and simplify processes across departments.

  • Dave Bushee, Vice President, IT, Penske
  • Andy Moses, Vice President, Global Products, Penske

Networking Break

Workshop Part B: Interoperability Between Supply Chain Participants/Partners

A Successful Blockchain supported Demand Chain relies on 1. ensuring your internal systems all function effectively together and 2. ensuring you have trusted partners all along your supply chain who can and will work together using a single digital ledger. These partnerships rely on established and mutually agreed upon standards. This section of the workshop will explore how to determine the correct standards and implement them effectively across multiple participants.

  • Dean Croke, Chief Analytics & Insights Officer, Freightwaves & BiTA

Dean Croke

Chairs’ Closing Remarks

  • Harry Haney, Associate Director, Supply & Value Chain Center, Loyola University
  • Doug Reese, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, GE Transportation Digital Solutions

CO-CHAIR: Harry Haney

Harry J. Haney, III is currently Associate Director of Loyola University Chicago’s Supply & Value Chain Center.  The Center works with member companies to provide educational events, networking opportunities, training, recruiting students for internships/ full-time placement, and access to academic resources (faculty and students) for consulting projects.   Prior to this role, Harry was with […]

CO-CHAIR: Doug Reese

Networking Reception

Day 1 Concludes

Breakfast + Registration

Chairs’ Opening Remarks

  • Harry Haney, Associate Director, Supply & Value Chain Center, Loyola University
  • Doug Reese, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, GE Transportation Digital Solutions

CO-CHAIR: Harry Haney

Harry J. Haney, III is currently Associate Director of Loyola University Chicago’s Supply & Value Chain Center.  The Center works with member companies to provide educational events, networking opportunities, training, recruiting students for internships/ full-time placement, and access to academic resources (faculty and students) for consulting projects.   Prior to this role, Harry was with […]

CO-CHAIR: Doug Reese

Opening Keynote: Forgetting Tariffs and Adopting Blockchain, Gaining Absolute Transparency of Trade

Today’s trade issues will not be resolved with tariffs, innovation is the answer and the creation of distributed ledger technology, known as Blockchain, is the technology that will work. Blockchain smart contracts is the technology that will punish cheaters without punishing your friends.

  • Jack Bouroudjian, Commentator, CNBC, Chief Economist, UCX LLC

Jack Bouroudjian

Hagop (Jack) Bouroudjian is the Chief Economist, co-founder and director of the Universal Compute Exchange and the India Compute Interchange. Previously, Jack was CEO of Index Futures Group, SVP for Nikko Securities, Japan’s second-largest brokerage house; SVP for Credit Agricole Futures and Commerzbank Futures, divisions of the 17th and 25th largest banks in the world […]

https://www.cnbc.com/jack-bouroudjian/

Panel Discussion: Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC): Using Blockchain for Data Storage and Information Sharing, Transparency, and Trust

Increasingly, companies are relying on vendors to deliver their own products and services. In this panel we discuss how Blockchain can transform many business processes, making the data used in those processes more available, transparent, immediate and secure. Moderator:

  • Mahesh Sahasranaman, Principal Architect - UPS Supply Chain Solutions, UPS
Panelist:
  • Brian Anderson,Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Lead, Duracell
  • Mark Gannon, Head of Network Supply Chain & Procurement, Extenet Systems
  • Michael Kennamann, CSCP, Director, Supply Chain, Essendent

Brian Anderson
Mark Gannon
Michael Kennamann, CSCP
Mahesh Sahasranaman

Networking Break

Case Study: Blockchain Technology and Social Sustainability: Strengthening Accountability Loops and Individual and Collective Transparency

With each passing year, supply chains become more complex and globalized, making their management and control more and more difficult. As a distributed digital ledger technology, Blockchain promises on easing supply chain management problems: Transparency, traceability, and security.

  • Jeff Lang, Vice President, Digital Transformation, Breakthrough Fuel

Jeff Lang

The Blockchain Future State – Legal & Regulatory Impact

Blockchain stands to transform fundamental relationships and interactions throughout our global supply chains. The breadth of change may extend to our legal transactions and disputes with suppliers, providers, and customers, as well as our interactions with and enforcement by regulatory agencies. This session will quickly explore those high impact opportunities and challenges that blockchain represents for legal and regulatory landscapes.

  • Jonathan Todd, Partner - Transportation & Logistics Law, Benesch

Jonathan R. Todd

Jonathan advises clients on transportation, logistics, warehousing, import compliance, export controls and economic sanctions, and related supply chain management issues. He leads those transactional and regulatory matters for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, third-party logistics providers, brokers, forwarders, intermediaries, and carriers of all modes. His work spans the wide range of challenges that arise when clients buy […]

https://m.beneschlaw.com/jtodd/

Networking Luncheon

Blockchain to Improve Internal Inefficiencies: Free up Working Capital for an Optimized Value Chain

Inefficient document handling systems along the supply chain provides a toll on company profits. Maintaining bureaucratic paper trails required to manage modern supply chains are costly and inefficient. Established industry players and supply chain startups are beginning to utilize blockchain to optimize their value chains, improve inefficiencies and free up working capital, and make goods and services more accessible.  

Case Study: Blockchain and Provenance of Goods and Services – Quelling the Demand For Transparency

When goods reach their final destinations, most buyers and sellers do not know the true origins of the manufactured products including the ingredients of the goods they have purchased. Transparent supply chain solutions have the potential to provide consumers and other downstream participants higher standards of responsibility and sustainability in sourcing and production: (a) transparency of environmental impact, such as or measuring diesel pollution of trucks at shipping ports, (b) food provenance: origins, production type and ingredients of the food we eat, conditions under which the plants are grown, animals treated.

  • Mahesh Sahasranaman, Principal Architect, UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Mahesh Sahasranaman

Blockchain in the Food Packaging/Agriculture Landscape

This presentation will provide an overview of the Food Trust Blockchain platform and address topics related to the initiative, how it works, the status of the project, moving from pilot to production, and the benefits beyond traceability.

  • Bob Wolpert, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Golden State Foods and Chairman IBM Food Trust Advisory Council

Bob Wolpert

Bob Wolpert is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified suppliers to the QSR industries. Bob is also the Chair of the Food Trust Advisory Council with IBM. He’s also worked for ITT Corporation, and earned an MBA from Harvard University and serves as board member and […]

Networking Break

Panel Discussion: Intersection of Blockchain & Ethics – Solving Social Problems & Consumer Concerns

In this panel, we discuss blockchain’s established, rigid, and transparent attributes that are championing ethical business practices by enabling consumers with an understanding of provenance, protecting local environments and reducing exploitation of workers. It is truly a tool for change, bolstering an era of the "conscious consumer.

  • Fernando Lopez, Chief Financial Officer, Bluewater Builders
  • Al Zucco, VP Sustainable Supply Chain, USG

Blockchain and IP: The Challenges That Blockchain Brings to IP Protection and Enforcement

Blockchain brings with it its own unique set of challenges with regard to the creation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the supply chain world. Areas of planning include the legal impact of standard setting and their interplay with patent rights, data security and cyber risks, the challenges associated with open source platforms, the challenge of protecting IP on the blockchain, and external IP threats to products and platforms. These topics will be discussed to identify issues that must be considered, and strategies for addressing those issues.

  • Joshua Krumholz, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Joshua C. Krumholz

Joshua Krumholz is a trial attorney and the national Practice Group Co-Leader for the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. He focuses primarily upon intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. His practice covers a variety of technologies and jurisdictions. Mr. Krumholz has successfully taken cases to jury verdict in the Eastern District of […]

https://www.hklaw.com/joshua-krumholz/

Closing Keynote: Blockchain as an Emergent Ecosystem – Turning Supply Chain Into an Integrated Global View

Supply chains and operations have become increasingly dynamic, product life cycles are shorter, and ramp-up and ramp-down periods are more intense. With blockchain technology, companies can rebuild their approach to supply chain management at the ecosystem level and go from limited insight into an integrated global view.

Chairs’ Closing Remarks

  • Harry Haney, Associate Director, Supply & Value Chain Center, Loyola University
  • Doug Reese, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, GE Transportation Digital Solutions

CO-CHAIR: Harry Haney

Harry J. Haney, III is currently Associate Director of Loyola University Chicago’s Supply & Value Chain Center.  The Center works with member companies to provide educational events, networking opportunities, training, recruiting students for internships/ full-time placement, and access to academic resources (faculty and students) for consulting projects.   Prior to this role, Harry was with […]

CO-CHAIR: Doug Reese

Summit Concludes

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Supply and Value Chain Center

Loyola University | Quinlan School of Business

16 E Pearson St, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-6113

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