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Global Supply Chain Leaders Conference 2024



Chemicals, Oil & Energy, Automotive, High Technology and Consumer Goods

Meeting Global Transportation Challenges in a Post Covid World

Event Details


Nov 4th, 2024


8 am - 6:30 pm

Carlton Woods Country Club

About this Event

The 11th annual Global Supply Chain Leaders On Demand Conference is where leaders share and collaborate at this boutique event. The one-day annual conference at the exclusive Carlton Woods Country Club in the Woodlands (Houston, Texas) is an opportunity to directly engage and listen to many of the experts in the Supply Chain, Logistics, Manufacturing and Procurement industries. The conference is noted for its free-wheeling open panel discussions by industry thought leaders without the traditional conference and event trappings. Its peer-to-peer networking has been noted by its previous attendees at this exclusive invite only conference and where individual excellence achievement is recognized through achievement awards. To join the Global Supply Chain Leaders on Demand LinkedIn community, make your request here.

Key Speaker

Why Attend

Meet other thought leaders

Learn from your peers how they are addressing similar challenge

Share your perspectives with your peers

Engage with others in your senior role by presenting your thoughts


Be a Global Supply Chain Insider at this “invite only” conference with no registration costs for approved attendance requests for qualified attendees.

Key Business Challenges Leaders are Seeing today

  • Artificial Intelligence will you be left behind.

  • Supply Chain demand forecasting risks

  • Growing network complexity with Ongoing Supply Chain Recession forcing preventative measures.

  • Rapidly changing carrier financial conditions causing major risks.

  • Supply Chain strategic partnerships are required to keep your business strong and vital competitive differentiation for customers.

  • Supply Chain IT costs are being challenged and we are searching for alternatives to find ways to reduce costs.

  • Supply Chain’s need to address data silos for an AI world.

  • Supply Chain’s requirement to reduce omissions shows no signs of letting up.

  • Supply Chain’s desire to shape the future of supply chain planning by transforming how people, technology and processes intersect to achieve new levels of resiliency

  • Supply Chain’s challenge to retain and recruit talent.

NOV 4, 2024

2024 Agenda

7:30 - 8:00 am

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 - 8:15 am


8:15 - 9:10 am

How to gain the competitive edge as a minority leader building a path and successful partnership with corporations

Moderator: Lynn Buckley, Baker Hughes

Jim Brownrigg, Senior Vice President, Turner Construction, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council

Deb Fronczak, fmr. SVP & Chief Procurement Officer, Strategic Sourcing, 3M
Dr. Sabeeta Bidasie-Singh, Director, Business Equity, Port of Houston

Eduardo Nunez Co-Founder, Blue Wave International SDP Corporation

Arelys Thomas, Supplier Diversity Lead, Global Supply Chain, Apache Corporation

Vhine Sensenig, Chairman TMSforce

9:10 - 10:05 am

CIO Driving Generative AI & Digital Transformation

AI predictive optimizations at scale running tens of millions of optimizations at once, predictive ETA, SKU velocity, collaborative forecasting, help desk & networking optimization while driving sustainability and reducing carbon footprint. Learn from the leading CIO’s driving the most successful AI & digitalization efforts have also substantially increased customer and employee satisfaction.

Patrick Thompson, CIO & Digital Transformation Officer, Albemarle Corporation 

David Ricardo Orellana, CIO, Solistica  

Sudhakar Virupakshi, CIO, Buckeye Partners

Mohan Komanduri, SVP, Market Supply Officer, Pepsi Co Foods

Umar Farooq, VP IT at Peterson-Uti/Nextier    

Catharina “Dd” Budiharto, Digital Security Architect CISO fmr Phillips 66  

Tim Sensenig, Chairman, TMSfirst

10:10 - 11:00 am

Chemical Companies improving massive cash flow through Artificial Intelligence and Digital Supply Chain Turnarounds.

Today’s Artificial Intelligence & digital supply chain executives know that spending $20 million or more to implement systems is not innovative but old technology. Many companies have been misled by 3rd party consulting and implementation firms. AI & Digitization increases efficiency and resilience and provides a solid foundation for building new products and business models.

Sajan Dhanuka, VP Operations and Risk Management, Vinmar International

Martin Toscano, President, Evonik Industries

Darin Harvey,  EVP Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Brandan Huff, Vice President Global Logistics and Trade, Nouryon

Christian Borthayre, SVP Global Supply Chian, American Tire Distributors

Frank De Castro, Director of Procurement, Solvay

Brian Wyly, Director of Global Logistics, Ascend Performance Materials

Dr. Horacio Sanchez (DM), Sr Procurement Specialist, Kuraray

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Mexico the Fastest Growing Near Shoring Supply Chain during global realignment optimization. Driving Supply Chain Efficiency while using Best in Class Technology

Executing strategic customers & relationships to succeed in one the most difficult supply chain operations of all time.

Mike Fahey, VP Supply Chain Hisense

David Ricardo Orellana, CIO, Solistica  

Martin Toscano, President, Evonik Industries

Mike Passon, Director, Global Supply Chain & Logistics, HP 

Sajan Dhanuka, VP Operations Operations and Risk Management, Vinmar Intl
Hector Castillo, MBA, M.S. Director Of Logistics at Nexeo Plastics

Fred Rake, President, Symbia Logistics

Morning Speaker Awards

12:00 - 12:45 pm

Buffet Lunch Pickup

12:45 - 1:34 pm

ESG Value Chain Collaboration Panel – executives creating a new pathway where they can make a global impact for a more resilient & sustainable world. 

Stephanie Weiler, Managing Director ESG Advisory Services, Alvarez & Marsal

Patrick Thompson, CIO & Digital Transformation Officer, Albemarle Corporation  

Vic Svec, Managing Director, and Practice Leader - ESG Advisory, Alvarez & Marsal  

David Reid, CTO & CMO NOV 

Umar Farooq, VP IT at Patterson-Uti/Nextier

1:40 - 2:30 pm

Driving AI & Machine Learning as operators continue to add more pipeline capacity, operators continue to increase ROI and estimated ultimate recovery with ongoing innovation in lateral placements and completions.

Sudhakar Virupakshi, CIO, Buckeye Partners
Catharina “Dd” Budiharto, Digital Security Architect CISO fmr Phillips 66  

Timm Bohnert, VP Supply Chain, DistributionNOW 
Ashwin Abraham, Manager of Supply Chain, Williams 

2:30 - 3:20 pm

Artificial Intelligence Cold Chain – the greatest expansion of all time. Driving Resilience & innovation through effective Supply Chain Risk Management

The Intelligent Supply Chain is an engine of growth through new customer experiences, a driver of profitability in challenging economic times, and a responsible source of stakeholder trust in the new reality world enabling competitiveness.

Mathew Moore, VP Global Market Strategy, Americold Logistics  

Scott Deutsch, SVP, TMSfirst

Chandler Williams, Operations, PAXAFE

Travis Ross, AI Cold Chain Solutions Manager, EROAD

Margaret A. Kidd, MILT, CPE™, Program Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Technology University of Houston

3:40 - 4:30 pm

Corporate Social Responsibility – Giving Back and Taking Care of Those in Need

David Reid, CTO & CMO, NOV, Founder redM
Jamie Hampton, Executive Director, Hope Legacy Collective

Jeff Chadwick, Executive Director Compassion Centers & Houston Missions 

Bobby Mark, Executive Director, Redeemed Ministries

Iryna Marchiano, PhD, HTX4Ukraine Co-founder & SPE Central Ukraine Intl Aid Ambassador
Katherine Givens, Co-Founder 11 Partners

Jason Duff, North America Oil & Gas Lead- GBS, IBM, Hands of Justice Board Member

4:30 - 6:00 pm


Previous Attendees



Meet, Share & Learn from your peers


The Venue

The Club at Carlton Woods

The Club at Carlton Woods offers amenities and activities designed to strengthen the bonds of business partners.


Located at One Carlton Woods Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77382.

The Venue




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Save Life, Change Life


A key aspect that further differentiates the Global Supply Chain Leaders On demand community is the importance its makes to care about others and pay it forward by giving back with a focus on helping families get out of poverty (TMS Foundations) to Save Lives from Human Trafficking worldwide with Redeemed (, the most successful Human & Sex Trafficking recovery program in North America and REDM ( where everyday professionals making a difference in the lives of sex trafficking survivors.


Our community takes corporate social responsibility very seriously, as a platform to becoming an active societal partner for and fulfilling its responsibility. Our mission “Save Life, Change Life, Help Make the World a Better Place”.

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