15th Annual TCU Supply Chain Conference
The Intelligent Supply Chain
April 11 - 12, 2017


Tuesday, April 11
Brown-Lupton University Union, Auditorium, First Floor
2901 Stadium Drive

12:30 p.m.



1:00 - 3:40 p.m.

Interactive Workshop: IBM and Watson
Ben Amaba, Worldwide Executive Hybrid Cloud Products, IBM
Enrique Kortright, Senior Academic Program Manager, IBM Analytics
Gay Magie, Global Academic Initiatives Lead, IBM Watson Internet of Things


Explore how IBM's Watson IoT platform on IBM Bluemix helps you rapidly connect devices and infuse capabilities around device management, information management, real-time analytics, risk management and cognitive computing. Create and deploy your IoT application on the cloud using Node-Red. Work with simulated devices and sensors, visualize the data, perform real-time insights, send data to dashDB and Watson Analytics, and enhance your application with Watson APIs and Weather Insights.

3:40 -3:50 p.m. Break

3:50 - 4:15 p.m.

What Does the Intelligent Supply Chain Mean?
Morgan Swink, Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation and Eunice and James L. West Chair of Supply Chain, TCU Neeley School of Business


4:15 -5:45 p.m.

Panel: Leading Trends in the Intelligent Supply Chain 
Brent Hudspeth, Vice President Transportation Management, Transplace
Jade Rodysill, Principal, Performance Improvement Advisory Practice, Ernst & Young
Mike Mohr, Associate Director, Protiviti
Moderator: Jeff Stratman, Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, TCU Neeley School of Business


5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception 


6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Dinner and Welcome
O. Homer Erekson, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business at TCU

Keynote: How Digitization Will Make Supply Chains More Human
Matt Davis, Managing Vice President, SCM World-A Gartner Community


In 2017, the intelligent supply chain will become a reality. Robotics, machine learning, IoT and a host of emerging digital technologies will continue to both disrupt and enable supply chains. Digitization will result in the automation of repeatable tasks, data management, analytics and the physical movement of material. As technology takes over more left brain work, our human right brain capabilities of storytelling, networked thinking and design present a new future for supply chain executives. In his keynote, Davis will share five years of research on digitization and cross-industry case studies to provide a realistic path forward on making your supply chain intelligent.


8:00 p.m.



Wednesday, April 12
Brown-Lupton University Union, Ballroom, Third Floor
2901 Stadium Drive


7:15 - 8:15 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast


8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Dave Malenfant, Director, TCU Neeley Center for Supply Chain Innovation


8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote: Blockchain Technology
Enrico Camerinelli, Wholesale Banking Senior Analyst, Aite Group, and Vice President, CSCMP Italy

    Blockchain technology can transform supply chains. Blockchain technology, which transfers the ownership of a cryptocurrency, can be extended to transferring title of any other asset, such as a pallet of goods, a bill of lading, a purchase order and a certificate of origin. Camerinelli will verify how blockchain impacts supply chain management processes and identify areas in which blockchain-based applications can benefit SCM professionals.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Panel: Cyber Security and the Supply Chain
JP Hill III, Chief Information Security Officer, Secutor Consulting, and President, (ISC)2 DFW Chapter
Brett Leatherman, Assistant Section Chief, FBI Cyber Division
Joe McKernan, Senior Security Architect, IBM, and Sector Chief, InfraGard National Member Alliance
Jonathan Steenland, Principal of CISO Services, Zyston
Moderator: Layne Bradley, Instructor, Supply Chain Management, TCU Neeley School of Business


10:30-10:45 a.m.


10:45 -11:30 a.m.

Guest Speakers: Kerry Bridges, Senior Director Supplier Food Safety, Walmart;
Oliver Meeker, Blockchain Business Development, IBM 

Learn how Walmart and IBM are working together to transform the food system by creating enhanced traceability and transparency with blockchain. Blockchain is a shared distributed ledger that allows each participant in the network (e.g. grower, manufacturer, retailer) to view the same data for a shipment at any time throughout a food product's lifecycle. Blockchain networks are immutable, driven by consensus, permission-based,  auditable, private and secure.


11:30 a.m. - Noon

Revolution: How Will Blockchain Impact the Way I Do Business Today?
A 20-minute audience discussion in small groups


12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Overview of the TCU Neeley Center for Supply Chain Innovation
Morgan Swink, Eunice and James L. West Chair of Supply Chain and Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain Innovation, TCU Neeley School of Business
Laura Meade, Professor of Supply Chain Practice, TCU Neeley School of Business
Carrie Kemmer, Instructor of Supply Chain Management, TCU Neeley School of Business
Nancy Nix, Executive Director, AWESOME (Advancing Women Leaders in Supply Chain)
Chuck Lamb, retired professor and former Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, TCU Neeley School of Business 


1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Making the Intelligent Supply Chain Real
Nada R. Sanders, Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University


Big data analytics has become an imperative for business leaders across every industry sector. Analytics applications are now available along the entire supply chain decision spectrum—from targeted location-based marketing to optimizing inventories to managing supplier risk. However, many companies have yet to leverage big data to transform their supply chain operations. Sanders will share key strategies for how leading companies use big data analytics to drive their supply chains, extract new insights and create new forms of intelligence.


2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Fireside Chat: Supply Chain Innovation: What Is the Next Disruptive Event?
Kevin Sterneckert, Global Vice President Innovation Strategy, JDA Software


What are the newest innovation that will disrupt how we look at the supply chain? What does it take to run an integrated, responsive supply chain now and in the future? What is the state of current processes and what innovations are needed beyond what we see today?


3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Meet and Greet with TCU Supply Chain Students
A unique opportunity to network with TCU undergraduate and graduate supply chain students. Cocktails, sodas and hors d'oeuvres provided.