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Wednesday 02 March 2022, 16:00 (GMT)

How technology is being utilised to combat future of knowledge loss and worker shortage

Join this SupplyChainTalk to answer some of the biggest questions facing the supply chain industry including: 

  • How are workforce shortage and knowledge loss effecting business?
  • How can technologies like augmented reality (AR) improve safety, efficiency, productivity and supply chain management? 
  • What are the reasons and best practices for deploying these technologies?


Sam Achampong

Regional Head & General Manager – MENA Region, CIPS – The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

Regional Head with global experience and a demonstrated history of working in the Procurement & Supply industry. Skilled in Procurement, Supplier Performance, Negotiation, Spend Management and Stakeholder Management. Strong business acumen with a Master of Science (MSc) in International Procurement and Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.

Nick Dobney

Global Head of Procurement, Puma Energy

Here’s a quick summary of how I help businesses improve
Making significant cost savings to enable growth and improve profitability
 Collaborating with all business functions, marketing, logistics, IT, property, maintenance, finance, HR, legal and operations to positively challenge business relationships with suppliers
 Building procurement capability which prioritises value for money and risk management
 Obtaining efficiencies in processes and critical data insights with low cost digital ways of working
 Navigating multi Business Unit international companies quickly and successfully
 Engaging with C level executives with clarity and credibility from fast demonstration of results
 Drawing on deep cross industry experience of Retail, Fuel Supply, Food Service, Hospitality, Airline and Pharmaceutical

Manuel Haeke

Director of Smart Service Solutions, Voith

Charlie Neagoy

SVP of Customer Success, Librestream

A proven Business Development exec with more than 20 years experience in technical business development, sales, and product management. Charlie’s diverse industry experience includes digital media, streaming video, optical communications, aerospace, and industrial process measurement.

Prior to Librestream, Charlie was VP of Partner Sales at Inlet Technologies, a leader in live, over-the-top video streaming. In this role, he established relationships with systems integrators, content owners, and broadcasters to deliver live and on-demand video to any device, anywhere. His customers included ESPN, Major League Baseball, Apple, Microsoft, NBCU, and others. Inlet was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2011.

Previously, Charlie held increasingly senior roles at JDS Uniphase, ultimately as Director of JDSU’s Integrated Optics Business Unit, where he led the growth of its high speed optical components business to over $100M annually. He began his career with AT&T, where he held various roles in sales, product management, and finance.

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