Re-Engineering the Supply Chain

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April 20, 2007Agenda Evaluation

The meeting began with opening remarks from our chair, Chris Skinner, Founder and Chief Executive, Balatro Ltd., concerning the current state of supply chain automation.

We then heard from the following distinguished speakers on subjects ranging from:

“Why Capital Doesn’t Work” – Robert Smid, Director of Corporate Restructuring, Working Capital Management, Ernst & Young (See presentation)

“Co-Operation, Common Standards and Leadership to Close the Gap Between the Financial and Physical Supply Chains” – Tom Buschman, Founder, Chairman & CEO, TWIST Process Innovations Ltd (See presentation)

“Could Multiple EU Initiatives Be the Vehicle for Achieving Full End to End STP?” Antonio Conte, Principal Administrator, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission (See presentation)

“Do EU Policy Decisions Provide A Competitive Landscape For SMEs?” – Ben Butters, Director, smallbusinesseurope (See presentation)

Morning coffee was followed by the Strategy Roundtable: “How the Banking, Corporate, Vendor and Standards Communities Can Work Together to Optimise Supply Chain Management”

Panellists included:

  • Paul Robinson, Strategic Business Solutions, Global Supply Chain Management, HSBC Holdings PLC
  • Steve Donovan, Senior Vice President, Treasury Services EMEA Regional Sales Executive, JPMorgan Chase
  • Maurice Cleaves, Head of Regional Product Management – EMEA, Cash Management, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank AG
  • John Ahearn, Managing Director and Global Head of Trade Services/FI Business Unit Manager, Citigroup Global Transaction Services
  • Gianfranco Tabasso, CEO, FMS Group, Vice President, Association of Italian Corporate Treasurers (AITI), and chairman, EACT Payment Commission
  • Jackie Keogh, Head of Supply Chain Management, Banking Industry Division, SWIFT
  • Tom Buschman, Founder, Chairman & CEO, TWIST Process Innovations Ltd
  • Antonio Conte, Principal Administrator, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission

After the Strategy Roundtable, we were introduced to a Corporate Case Study: “Benefits of Supply Chain Management Based on Open Standards” by William Faulkner, Manager for Global Cash Management, PepsiCo

After lunch, Adam Tiberi, Global Program Manager, Commercial Foreign Exchange, TRAVELEX led us through his presentation “New Opportunities for Non-Banks: FX Service Provision by New Entrants”, followed by a Corporate Standards Case Study by IBM’s Mark Nathan. (See presentation)

The meeting closed with the Keynote Closing Address by Ben Saunders, ‘The next Sir Ranulph Fiennes.’



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