Jay Koganti has more than 22 years of experience building and transforming complex Global Supply Chains as a source of strategic and competitive advantage for enterprises. Jay’s Professional expertise includes developing global supply chain strategies and Global SC Operating models. Extensive Enterprise Transformations from strategy to Operationalization. Enterprise Value creation by Breakthrough Process innovations, solving complex Supply Chain problems by leveraging the new breed of Digital Technologies by nurturing the partnerships and Technology incubation. Operational experience in Global Supply Chain Planning, Distribution, Integrated Business Planning, Supply Chain Analytics & Intelligence, and Execution for fortune 100 companies.
Jay has a unique vision of improving Operational efficiencies of Global Supply Chains by building next-generation sustainability and social equity practices at its core. Jay is a Thought leader and Keynote speaker for numerous Global Supply Chain leadership gatherings and a leading voice of advocacy for Digital Transformation and Process Innovation in the Global Supply Chain community.Jay has a BS in Metallurgical Engineering and graduated from Harvard Business School in General Management (GMP), APICS & SAP SCM Certifications, and completed Value Chain Transformation Program at Wharton.
AI Powered Supply Chains – The New Paradigm for Efficient , Equitable and Sustainable future.
Adrienne Palermo, Senior Director of North America Oral Care Supply Network Operations for Procter & Gamble, is a seasoned Supply Chain Leader. Ms. Palermo has experience across multiple CPG businesses and Supply Chain domain across her 20+ years experience. Ms. Palermo has been a key global leader in Procter and Gamble’s supply chain demand and planning digital transformation recognized by Gartner’s Supply Chain Master designation for the last seven years. Ms. Palermo was recognized by Supply and Demand Chain Executive as a 2019 Inaugural Woman of the Year for her leadership of Procter and Gamble’s Global Supply Chain Citizen Developer Digital Fluency program to create over 1000 global supply chain professionals digital upskilling to create digital solutions in days for the most critical business opportunities.
Accelerating Business Value through Digitally Upskilling Supply Chain Professionals
Stephanie Silvestre is Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations Strategy for Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer’s), the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol. In her role, Ms. Silvestre leads Southern Glazer’s Supply Chain & Operations transformational vision and strategy. She also manages the deployment of a fully integrated and streamlined supply chain to provide world-class capabilities for customer and supplier partners with an emphasis on sustainability and value creation.
Ms. Silvestre began her career with Southern Glazer’s in 2011 as Director of Logistics and has since held multiple roles of increasing responsibility within Supply Chain, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain.
Prior to joining Southern Glazer’s, Ms. Silvestre worked for General Electric for five years. She is also an inaugural member of Southern Glazer’s Exceptional Leadership Program, the Company’s flagship leadership development program. Ms. Silvestre graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Engineering.
Jonathon Karelse is the CEO of NorthFind Management, and is a global leader in demand planning, operations, predictive analytics and IBP. He combines extensive experience with the latest best practices to improve supply chain operations, optimally leveraging people, processes and tools.
Jonathon is leading the conversation that Behavioral Economics represents the next big idea for demand planning in most companies. He believes that by understanding the causes of biases and heuristics in planning, organizations can make rapid improvements in real-world performance. As a frequent contributor to the Supply Chain Council of Canada, the Association for Supply Chain Management, and the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), Jonathon tracks trends and directly influences best practices in Demand Planning and Integrated Business Planning (IBP). His work with NorthFind was recognized in 2021 by Supply Chain Brain – Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners – and by Supply and Demand Chain Executive: Top 100 Supply Chain Projects.
He has been cited for his work on Forecast Value Add (FVA) analysis; the integration of Judgment and Business Intelligence into statistical forecasting; and Conflict Resolution in consensus forecasting. Jonathon is the author of an Amazon #1 Best Seller for his book, “Histories of the Future: Milestones in the Last 100 Years of Business Forecasting” . He is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management, a member of the 2019 Management Excellence cohort at Harvard Business School, and is a member of the Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council.
Jessica Robledo Garcia has 17 years experience in Supply Network Operations at P&G. She has worked in multiple business units and has divided her career between Cincinnati and Puerto Rico.
She is currently P&G’s North America Supply Planning and Analytics Leader, with responsibility developing capability in digitization and automation, leading the company’s governance and innovation in work process and tools/systems across the areas of service, supply planning and product deployment. She is a leader of the Hispanic Leadership Team for Market Operations and Supply Network Operations, helping drive capability and empowerment opportunities across for the company’s Latin and Hispanic employees in North America.
Previous assignments include packaging manufacturing, enterprise program leadership, supply network planning, and material supply management. She has led impactful supply chain process transformations, including Regulatory Work Processes that have been inducted into the Corporate Quality Hall of fame, she has led supply chain supply planning across P&G’s Beauty, Respiratory and Paper sectors. She has led manufacturing operations to benchmark levels of reliability.
Jessica is a graduate of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.