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Leadership Series 3.0: Digital Transformation of Supply Chain


Zoom Virtual Platform

08:45 AM EDT
Starting at $125
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Recent studies have highlighted that globally CEOs consider technological disruption an opportunity, not a threat. While many organizations are on their way to achieving the status of a ‘digital enterprise’, the struggle for relating this to ROI still remains. Industry 4.0, IoT, machine learning, automation, robotics, and many game-changing technologies have changed the way supply chain operations take place in the post-COVID world.  This event aims to empower you with tools and best practices that can help build your organization’s digital roadmap to success.

Location: Zoom virtual platform
Time: 8:45AM – 3:30 PM EST


8:45 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:15 AM Leadership Panel: Balancing People, Processes & Technology to Create Value through Transformation

10:15 – 10:30 AM Networking Break/Breakout Rooms

10:30 – 11:30 AM Future of Work: Putting Employees in Centre to Prepare for a Digital Future

11:30 – 11:45 AM Break

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Data Analytics: Creating a Data Driven Culture to Drive Supply Chain Improvements

12:45 – 1:15 PM Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:15 PM Customer Experience: Building an Omnichannel Distribution Network to Deliver on Exceptional Customer Service

2:15 – 2:30 PM Networking Break/Breakout Rooms

2:30 – 3:30 PM AI/ML in Supply Chain: Enabling End-to-End Transparency and Faster Decision Making

3:30 PM Conference Adjourns and Thank You

*Draft Agenda is subject to change without notice.

Leslie Nicholson, CSCMP
SVP, Supply Chain Operations & Digital Business Transformation Lead Nestle

Shachi Rai Gupta
Global Head of Strategy, Analytics and Digital Transformation, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Bristol Myers Squibb

Jodean Fitzpatrick, CSCMP
VP, Logistics Canadian Tire Corporation

Darcy MacClaren
SVP & Head of Digital Supply Chain Sales SAP North America


James Lin
VP, Enterprise Procurement OLG

Anca Mardan
Digital Workplace Services – Canada Practice Leader Kyndryl Canada

Ed Katz
Principal Analyst Consultant CT Global Solutions

Rafal Urbankiewicz
VP, Logistics, Supply Chain & Facilities Dynacare

Jeremy Adamson
Author of Minding the Machines Former Director of Intelligence & Analytics, WestJet

David Markwell
Chief Technology & Analytics Officer Loblaw Companies


Jason Poulin
CS&L & COE(Center of Excellence) Mondelez Canada

Justin Sorkin
VP, Supply Chain P&G Canada

Nirmit Agarwala
GM & Site Director, B2B & Canada Services Wayfair

Ian O’Reilly
President The Story Group

Rachael Ibey
Head of Supply Chain Digital Transformation The Kraft Heinz Company

Randy V Bradley
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management University of Tennessee

Sheri Spinks
Vice President, Procurement HEXO

Patrick Higgins
Principal, PSCM Advisory Avetta

Katie Oestebo
Sr. Director, Replenishment – Hardlines, Entertainment & Electronics Walmart

Upcoming sessions

Leadership Series 3.0: Public Sector06.23.22

Date: June 23, 2022
Registration Deadline: June 21, 2022

For registration enquiries: Katie Cheshire at
For sponsorship enquiries: Kim Sforza at

Public Sector has experienced more changes than ever in the past two years. And supply chain in the public sector has been evolving ever since. We have been leading public sector focused initiatives since the beginning of 2020 and this 1-Day event amplifies some of the pertinent issues that are impacting public sector decisions today such as procurement’s influence on organization effectiveness, move towards digital procurement, sustainable procurement, , the importance of supplier diversity, and more.

Past sessions

Leadership Series: Healthcare Supply Chain

In an environment where measures of success attain new levels of complexity every day, the Leadership Series - attended by over 500 supply chain professionals in 2019-20 (the launch year of Leadership Series) and 1,800+ participants, 15+ partners in 2020-21 (when we went 100% virtual), is designed to inspire supply chain and procurement professionals to build and scale their career trajectories.

With installments such as Women in Supply Chain, Digital Transformation in Supply Chain, Sustainable Supply Chain, Public Sector, we are proud to add our newest installment of Leadership Series: Healthcare Sector.

Watch a video from past Leadership Series

Leadership Series 3.0 Passport


We want to thank you, our members, for your support of our Association and for the tremendous resiliency you have demonstrated during a difficult time. With gratitude, we would like to give back to our members by offering free access to all 4 installments of our Leadership Series, our flagship offering, when you renew your membership by January 23, 2022 (Ontario Members only). You can renew here.

As you may know already, our Leadership Series has grown exponentially in the past year. In an environment where measures of success attain new levels of complexity every day, the Leadership Series - attended by over 500 supply chain professionals when launched in 2019-20 - is designed to inspire supply chain professionals to build and scale their career trajectories.

With installments such as Women in Supply Chain, Digital Transformation in Supply Chain, Sustainable Supply Chain, Public Sector Supply Chain, and Healthcare Supply Chain, our Leadership Series in 2021 was a 100% virtual and had over 2,000 participants. You can view highlights from previous leadership series here.

To get access to the Leadership Passport, please renew through the Member Portal.

Regular Price - Members save almost $600 (Leadership Series is regularly priced at $149 per installment).

Want to sign up as an Employer Group?

If you have several members in your organization, you can renew as a group to take advantage of single invoicing and discounted employer group rates. You can also sign up your colleagues as new members in your group.

Discounted employer group rates are:

  • For a group of 5-9: $389.50 per person. SAVE 5%
  • For a group of 10-14: $369.00 per person. SAVE 10%
  • For a group of 15+: $348.50 per person. SAVE 15%
Terms & Conditions
  1. New employer groups can include new and existing members in their group membership roster. New Memberships will be activated starting in January 2022.
  2. Membership and the Leadership Passport are non-transferable.
  3. All renewal payments must be made by January 23, 2022 to be eligible for the Leadership Passport.
  4. To cancel registration for any installment of the Leadership Series, please let us know 48 hours prior to the event. Please note that failure to inform us on time will entail a penalty of $149 + HST per ticket.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Tran at

Leadership Series 3.0: Sustainable Supply Chain

As customer behavior changes and consumer goods industries adapt various methodologies to meet the shifting, demanding pattern, one of the key factors governing the success of these industries is their sustainability performance. With pledges and treaties from governments and industry leaders, emphasis on reliable procurement of energy and natural resources, cognizance of ethical procurement of goods and services – sustainable supply chain is definitely a top priority for forward thinking organizations. Learn more about tools used, success stories and more importantly the how-to’s in getting started with your sustainability roadmap.

Location: Zoom virtual platform
Time: 8:45AM – 3:30 PM EST

Leadership Series 3.0: Women in Supply Chain

The Canadian supply chain landscape has transformed in many ways in the last few years. One of the transformations has been around women attaining decision making roles within their organizations. The pandemic itself has brought supply chain as a profession to the forefront, which in turn entails a future where more women will find themselves taking up pivotal roles within their teams. Join some of these women and those who have supported their journeys.

Non-member registration will include a membership until April 30, 2023 (for ON residents and new members only

Location: Zoom virtual platform
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT

Leadership Series 3.0: Supplier Diversity

The term diversity has evolved over the last decade, but never quite as fast as it has in the last 2 years. While a few years back supplier diversity primarily referred to suppliers from underrepresented groups like women owned businesses, or small-scale businesses or minority owned businesses, today the realm of diversity has expanded to far more communities such as the Indigenous People, LGBTQ, communities with disabilities and more. It is no longer a choice, but an imperative for an organization to be consciously selective of their suppliers and give back to the customers by paving way for underserved communities to shine. This day will tackle how supplier diversity strategy not just helps the suppliers but also your supply chain operations and customer expectation management.

Non-member registration will include a membership until April 30, 2023 (for ON residents and new members only

Location: Zoom virtual platform
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT


All supply chain professionals looking to make a difference to their organizations.



Thank you for interest!