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Wednesday 10th November 2021, 16:00 (GMT)

Delivering supply chain traceability through blockchain


Duncan Brock

Group Director at CIPS, SupplyChainTalk Host

Duncan Brock is a member of the leadership team of CIPS. He’s had a specific interest throughout his career on implementing category management and developing the skills and capabilities of procurement teams. His procurement experience comes from working for Ford, Mars, Black & Decker, NTL (now Virgin Media) and RSA. He is also a CIPS spokesperson for conferences and media interviews on supply chain matters.

Walaa Maher

Head of SC&L – Supply Chain & Logistics, Rak Ceramics

End-to-End Supply Network leader with an entrepreneurial mindset for top-line P&L growth, cost savings, and healthy Inventory/Cash Flow while delivering high standards of operational excellence and performance.
Hands-on ٍ& rolled-ip sleeves senior director leadership roles in GCC, Middle East, CEE and Africa FMCG world class fortune 500 companies (Procter & Gamble -P&G- and Kimberly-Clark -KMB-).
Currently Head of e2e Supply Chain, Logistics & EHS in the Largest Ceramic Tiles Company in the World -RAK Ceramics- with 170,000 SKU, Retail operations, showrooms, projects, traders, whole sales, B2C & 160 countries B2B to serve yearly.

Top-line experiences:
* GM SC&EHS RAK Ceramics PJSC Group
* Director SC GCC @ Kimberly-Clark KC Bahrain
* Regional Supply Chain Manager @ Procter & Gamble P&G CEE MEA
* Co-Author for “Entrepreneurial SC&L Architect Guide Book in Middle East.

Alexandru Popa

Associate Director | Blockchain for Pharma Supply Chain, MSD

Alexandru Popa is Associate Director at MSD, combining both business and technical skills to orchestrate business and technology professionals working diligently to integrate the blockchain with underlying enterprise capabilities, supervise the development of custom-built protocols and applications focused on particular use cases that can relive pain points to challenges in Pharma industry. Prior to his current role, Alexandru was driving the adoption of mHealth technology & solutions in clinical trials to provide an opportunity for patients real-world data evidence in the personalized medicine space.

Chris Smith

Supply Chain Network Design Lead, Johnson Matthey 

Network Design Lead and Programme Manager in new eLNO Battery Materials business. Also designing digitisation/blockchain strategy and developing Supply Chain-Technology interface.

Prior to that Technical Account Manager delivering solutions for automotive emissions control. Before this, 8 years previous experience in Product Development (R&D) rising to Principal Scientist with a team of development chemists. Strong research professional with an MChem and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in alternative energy (Inorganic Chemistry) from University of Oxford.

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