Lora Cecere is the Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights , the research firm that's paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is also the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. Her book, Bricks Matter, published in December of 2012.She comes to the stage with over thirty years of diverse supply chain experience. She spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and is now the founder of her own firm Supply Chain Insights. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).
Sree Hameed is currently the Global Marketing Manager for Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods industry at AVEVA. In his 25-year career, he has helped companies adopt a variety of transformational technologies in the areas of production automation, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, product lifecycle management, and operational risk management. Sree also serves as an advisor to the Center for Intelligent Supply Networks at the University of Texas at Dallas.