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Future-proof your logistics operations to build a resilient business
In recent years, businesses have been facing rapid changes in demand and supply, with boardroom discussions often revolving around how to build resilient operations. With transportation issues hitting the headlines time and again, every enterprise understands that developing resiliency in the supply chain and in logistics is key to grow revenue, increase margins, manage sustainability and delight customers.

C-level, supply chain and logistics executives, who are collaborating toward digitalizing business processes and moving them to the Cloud, are realizing that the importance of supply chain logistics and transportation management has surged to become a critical value differentiator.

This session will feature a conversation between three high-profile experts about the role of supply chain logistics in making business operations future proof:
• A supply chain leader from one of the world's largest manufacturers of fiberglass composites, will share how supply chain logistics and transportation management supported their path toward digital transformation.
• Recognized supply chain logistics influencer Adrian Gonzalez, President of Talking Logistics, will unveil the findings from its most recent survey: “Revisiting supply chain resilience”
• And Bill King, Director, Digital Logistics Solutions Management at SAP, will explore how supply chain logistics technology can be instrumental in reducing business risk, gaining efficiencies, and funding innovation.

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Jason Pant
Vice President Global Information Services @Owens Corning
Jason Pant with Owens Corning, a world leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials based in Toledo, Ohio. Jason leads Asia Pacific IT, IT Supply Chain center of excellence, Manufacturing IT, Enterprise Architecture, and supports all IT activities for Composites. Jason joined Owens Corning in 1998 as subject matter expert in manufacturing systems. In this role, he led numerous improvement projects, including the implementation of integrated production labeling, automating production systems, creating quality systems, and leading the first MES implementations. Jason also played an integral role in the implementation of SAP at Owens Corning, including subject matter expert, solution architect, technical lead, and project manager. In 2016, Jason was appointed to GIS director and became accountable warehouse management, transportation, and supply chain planning systems for all of Owens Corning. In 2019 Jason expanded his role to include enterprise architecture.
Adrian Gonzalez
President @Talking Logistics
Adrian Gonzalez is a trusted advisor and leading industry analyst with more than 20 years of research experience in transportation management, logistics outsourcing, global trade management, social media, and other supply chain and logistics topics. In addition to the online video talk and blog Talking Logistics, Adrian is the founder and president of Adelante SCM, a peer-to-peer learning and networking community for supply chain and logistics executives and young professionals. He is also the founder of Indago, a market research service that brings together a community of supply chain and logistics practitioners who share practical knowledge and advice with each other while giving back to charitable causes. Prior to his current roles, Adrian held various leadership positions at ARC Advisory Group, Motorola, Polaroid, and Clare. Adrian is a LinkedIn Influencer with more than 250,000 followers.
Bill King
Director of Digital Logistics Solutions Management @SAP
Bill King is a Director in the Digital Logistics Solution Management group at SAP where he focuses on SAP Transportation Management. He is responsible for the global strategy, thought leadership and go-to-market activities. Bill has spent over twenty years delivering solutions that support both international and domestic transportation operations. Bill has held leadership positions in product management, solutions management, and consulting during his logistics career. Prior to working at SAP, he was the product director for the Manugistics TMS at JDA. Bill has an MBA in Information Management and a Master of Science in Logistics from the University of Maryland.