With over 20 years of experience across both Finance and IT, Harris spent the last 10 years focused on the procurement solutions sector. In that time, he worked with some of the world’s largest organizations to define supply chain solutions that drive sustainable cost savings, process improvements and business insight to support imperative strategies. With a technology background of ERP, CRM, business intelligence and procurement, he understands the end-to-end business process surrounding supply chain and is able to combine these various technologies to address the evolving needs of today’s organizations.
Dave Brooks, Vice President, Supply Chain Innovation, Software AG
Brooks leads a team that partners with clients to create business value through greater agility, control and visibility across the supply chain. In 2012, he guided the team that brought Software AG’s “iKnow” Supply Chain Visibility solution to the market. One innovation that Brooks introduced in iKnow is “Content in Context,” combining real-time interactive analytic content within the context of a business process, such as Order-to-Cash. iKnow unites business intelligence and process modeling and execution to provide real-time visibility into the right information at the right time at the right step in the process.
Sean Riley, Director, Supply Chain Innovation, Software AG
Riley works directly with companies, including many of the Fortune 100, to help them create more agile supply chain functions. He also works closely with clients to help them leverage supply chain technology to transform the way they do business. Riley was also a main driver behind Software AG’s iKnow solution, which allows customers to quickly identify and resolve supply chain problems before they become major issues within the context of an overall process to ensure the problem is not pushed to another partner or department. With over 10 years of experience, Riley continues to focus on areas which include value discovery and enablement; process improvement; financial and economic modeling; and collaboration enablement.
Glen Margolis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Steelwedge Software
Since founding Steelwedge Software in 2000, Margolis’ strategy set the bar continually higher, leveraging advanced technologies to deliver higher value from the S&OP solution. He has driven continuous innovations on the 30-year-old S&OP process, allowing companies to leverage the cloud to more quickly identify and react to emerging trends. This addresses four critical customer pain points, including executive buy-in; anytime, anywhere access; big data connectivity; and predictive analytics.
Carlos Tellez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Storeroom Solutions Inc.
In his more than eight years leading Storeroom Solutions Inc., Tellez guided the company through a substantial growth period—averaging 20 percent annually—which included expansion of its international presence to Puerto Rico in 2008), Mexico in 2011) and Costa Rica in 2012), supplementing an already existing entity in Canada. Under Tellez’s leadership, Storeroom Solutions continues to adapt to the changing industry landscape by listening to and learning from its customers and prospects.
Robert F. Byrne, CEO, Terra Technology
Dedicated to helping manufacturers improve forecast accuracy, Byrne works with some of the world’s leading CPG companies to control the effects of volatility with innovative software solutions that use current supply chain information and new mathematics to provide the most likely prediction of future demand; set more accurate inventory targets; and forecast future transportation and warehouse requirements. Through programs such as Terra Technology’s annual Forecasting Benchmark Study—initiated by Byrne— he provides unique insight into supply chain performance for industry; helps customers evaluate their strengths and weaknesses; and adopt forecasting excellence best practices.
Frank McGuigan, Executive Vice President of Operations, Transplace
With more than 20 years of logistics experience in executive leadership, sales and operation, McGuigan focused on the development and implementation of value-based, logistics solutions across the supply chain for Fortune 500 companies. He holds P&L responsibility for all of Tranplace’s third party logistics, brokerage and SaaS relationships. For all of its customers, McGuigan and his team leverage the Tranplace engineering group to ensure that they have the right node/transportation balance; mode mix; and maximized payload so that cost increase is not parallel with revenue growth.