Why should you attend this online Insight Briefing?

The COVID-19 crisis has challenged the global supply chain across industries and sectors. For some organizations, the crisis has exposed sub-optimal flexibility in the multiple layers of their supply chains as well as vulnerabilities in their sourcing strategies. For many companies as well as for supply chain professionals, the crisis has been a wake-up call to transform their supply chain strategies and consider actions that can improve their resilience to future disruptions.

Our ‘Beyond the Crisis: How COVID-19 will change the design, planning and operation of global supply chains’ online event will review what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about supply chain performance in this challenging period and will explore how organizations can be prepared for similar disruptions in the future.
 The Panel will discuss

 How the COVID crisis has impacted supply chains in different regions and sectors 

How supply chains are likely to evolve in the post-COVID-19 world

 How SCM technologies could evolve to better prepare organizations to similar disruptions in the future
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Date: 07 May 2020, Thursday
 3 PM - 4 PM UAE
  1 PM - 2 PM CEST
7 AM - 8 AM EDT
Our Speakers


Carlos Alvarenga


CEO, Katalyst, Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of  Supply Chain Strategy and Risk,
Robert H Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

He is the founder of KATALYST which designs and operates high-performance virtual networks. The renowned supply chain guru also teaches supply chain strategy and quantitative supply chain risk management at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.
His previous roles include Executive Director of World 50 Labs, the member innovation team at World 50, Inc, Principal in EY’s Consulting Practice, Managing Director of Accenture’s Supply Chain and Procurement BPO business, VP at Mahindra-Satyam, and Partner at KPMG Consulting.

Wolfgang Lehmacher
Supply Chain and Technology Strategist, Board Member, Advisor
Ex-Director, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries
World Economic Forum

He is a thought leader, technology evangelist and practitioner in the field of the supply chain, transport and logistics. He has been involved in various major change initiatives and business transformations in the supply chain industry.

Important roles during his career include President and CEO of GeoPost Intercontinental and Member of the Executive Board at GeoPost, the express parcel holding of French La Poste, and Director Supply Chain and Transport Industries at the World Economic Forum. 

Linda Dunn


Faculty Director and Assistant Professor of the Practice, Supply Chain Management Program, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
A supply chain evangelist, Author and Speaker. Currently develops and oversees a Masters’ program in Supply Chain Management at Georgetown University School of Continuing studies.

Throughout her career, she has led departments and initiatives that drive business improvements and contributed to the success of the organizations she worked for.  Before joining Georgetown, she held the position of Vice President, Supply Chain and Quality assurance, HMSHost.

Dr Joerg Pirron
Ex-Director Supply Chain Council,
Board Member, Intralogistics Network, 
Managing Director & Partner, PROTEMA

A supply chain wizard who leads the Baden-Württemberg Supply Chain Council, and Managing Partner of PROTEMA Unternehmensberatung GmbH, a German-based management consulting firm.
He is now actively working on the development and application of Industry 4.0 concepts for the implementation of smart factory solutions and agile supply networks.  Prior to PROTEMA, he worked several years at various leadership roles for Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization.
Beyond the crisis: How COVID-19 will change the design, planning and operation of global supply chains
Date: 07 May 2020, Thursday 
Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM UAE, 1:00 PM - 2.00 PM CEST, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM EDT