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Leadership Series 2.0: Digital Transformation of Supply Chain

Date:   Jan 28, 2021 - Jan 28, 2021
Time:   8:45 AM (EST)
Location:   Zoom Virtual Platform

With the advent of Industry 4.0, a lot of supply chain organizations were pivoting towards the use of cognitive technologies already. But with the current focus on Glocalization owing to the pandemic, there indeed is an increased focus on automation. Through this event we intend to bring to light case studies, success stories and challenges from organizations that have been trailblazers in the area. Hopefully, their expertise and learnings will offer you the tools as you build the digital roadmap for your organizations.

For a sneak peek into last year: Click here to view the Digital Transformation of Supply Chain event last year.

For Sustainable Supply Chain on February 25, 2021, click here.

For Women in Supply Chain on March 25, 2021, click here.


  • $149 + HST 
Non Member:
  • $199 + HST

Non Member Rate includes complimentary membership until Apr. 30, 2022. Membership offer available to only Ontario residents who have not been a member in the past 18 months. Membership will be activated after the event.

Corporate Groups (Member or Non Member)
  • $396 + HST for 4 attendees
  • $99 per additional attendee

Please contact Nancy Tran at if you would like to register a group larger than 4.

Refund Policy

This event is non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another Leadership Series event if received in writing at least three business days before the event. Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame.

Earn Your CPD Points

This event is eligible for 5 CPD Points


8:45 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:15 AM Keynote/Leadership Panel
Future of Supply Chain: Transforming and Building a Resilient Supply Chain

  • How has the pandemic changed your views on accelerating digital transformation?
  • How is your organization embracing the ongoing change with the pandemic with a focus on people, process and technology?
  • What are the current challenges associated with digital transformation including socio-economic impacts not only on business, but also across all conserved stakeholders; customers, suppliers, people, resources etc.?
  • What are the biggest automation opportunities in supply chain?
  • How do you build resilience, agile and lean supply chain?
  • What is your talent development strategy to attract, develop and retain future supply chain leaders?
John Baylis John Bayliss
SVP, Logistics & Supply Chain
Serge Carestia Serge Carestia,
VP, Supply Chain
The Home Depot
Jon Rosemberg Jon Rosemberg
SVP, Operations & Program Enablement
Steve Liberty Steve Liberty
EVP, Global Supply & Technical Operations
Yogender Tagra

Yogi Tagra
VP, Supply Chain Services
Ontario Power Generation

Lino Casalino Moderator: Lino Casalino
Partner, Operations Consulting
PwC Canada
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Managing Supply Chain Complexity, Leveraging Data to Improve Performance and Deliver Outstanding Customer Service/Experience
  • How can you ensure you have the right data and technology to implement?
  • How to ensure business continuity in light of the new trends, nearshoring versus offshoring etc.?
  • How to ensure that sustainability including transparency, ethical practices, diversity are embedded as part of your supply chain strategy?
  • Transforming operations and supply chains to deliver and enrich customer experiences from the first touch to final delivery
Danny Wang Danny Wang
VP, Sourcing & Procurement
Canada Goose
Nico Weidel Nico Weidel
VP, Supply Chain & Logistics
Hudson’s Bay
Manny Satija Manny Satija
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Supply Chain
CSA Group
Peter Turney

Moderator: Peter Turney
President & CEO
CT Global

More to Come…


11:30 – 11:45 AM

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Exploring the Transformational Benefits of Blockchain, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Smart Supply Chain Management
  • Discussing the future of supply chain and logistics in an increasingly digital future
  • What are the key drivers for designing your digital supply chain strategy including Machine Learning and Blockchain?
  • How can ML and Big Data improve supply chain predictability and logistics: sources of variability, creating increased visibility, improving S&OP and supply side forecasting
  • How to move from a reactive supply chain to a predictive supply chain with latest tools and thinking?
  • Considerations for new technology investment, managing data and upskilling team
Lani Lindsay Lani Lindsay
VP, Replenishment & Supply Chain
Walmart Canada



12:45 – 1:30 PM

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Digital Innovation through Analytics and Procurement Transformation
  • What does the future look like for procurement, strategic supplier relationship management, risk management and sourcing?
  • How can organizational design, effective processes and performance management tools transform the procurement function from transactional to strategic organization?
  • Examining the evolution of talent and the shift from technical skills to soft skills
Jackie Wang Jackie Wang
Sr, Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer
Denis Klurfeld Denis Klurfeld
VP, Procurement, North & Central America
Tim Herrod Tim Herrod
Procurement Transformation Executive

Federated Co-Op (FCL)
Tharshini Markandaier Tharshini Markandaier
Chief Purchasing Officer
Town of Richmond Hill
Angela Kosakowska Angela Kosakowska
Head of Procurement
Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited
Michael van Keulen Moderator: Michael, van Keulen
Chief Procurement Officer

2:30 – 2:45 PM

2:45 – 3:45 PM
Developing Strategic Supplier Relationship Management and Engagement Strategies Enablers
  • Tapping vast knowledge of suppliers to drive innovation and business competitiveness to provide maximum value and why supplier development is a must
  • How proper supplier relationship management and supplier benchmarking contribute to the success, not only to the business but the community and the economy
  • Why should suppliers be seen as strategic partners who can drive product design, long term suitability, business continuity and growth?
Denis Klurfeld

Wael Safwat
Head of Procurement, North America
Black & McDonald Limited

Steve Radewych Steve Radewych
SVP, Global Supply Chain
Spin Master
Kristie Syndikus

Kristie Syndikus
VP, Procurement
Maple Leaf Foods

Danny Shields Moderator: Danny Shields
VP, Industry Relations
3:45 PM
Closing Remarks


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Title Partners

The Story GroupAvettaCoupaSchulich School of Businessecovadis

Session Partner

CT Global

Associate Partner

WBE Canada


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