Agenda for the USC Global Supply Chain Symposium, March 16, 2018

The USC Global Supply Chain Symposium is a unique opportunity for business executives and professionals to connect and share insights on how to strategically manage supply chains in a rapidly evolving local and global markets. Learn from a slate of business leaders and experts from the distinguished USC Marshall faculty will present on a series of thought provoking panels and keynote presentations.

Symposium Date: March 16, 2018

Start Time : 9 AM – 7:30 PM

07:30 PM onwards: Cocktail & Dinner with Live Music

Symposium Location: The St. Regis Mumbai

Time Description
09:00 AM – 09:45 AM Registration, Breakfast and Networking
09:45 AM – 09:55 AM Lighting of Diya
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Welcome Address
Raj Dias,
Symposium Chairperson & President, Global DCM Inc.
10:15 AM – 10:35 AM India’s Infrastructure: The Supply Chain Connection

Mr Binoy Kumar, IAS, Special Secretary (Logistics) Govt. of India

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Keynote Speaker: Supply Chain Outlook 2020 & Beyond – Top Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on Supply Chain

Nick Vyas, Program Director, USC Center for Global Supply Chain Management
Q & A with Mr. Nick Vyas

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Panel 1: How GST Is Transforming India’s Supply Chain and Logistics Landscape

Moderator: Mr. Sudipta Ghosh, Executive Director & Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

o Mr. Vishal Premchandani, Joint MD, K D Logistics
o Mr. Rajesh Sanghvi, Chartered Accountant
o Mr. Tarun Kaura, Technical Sales and Product Management, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec
o Mr. Ravinder Saroop, Commissioner GST, Mumbai
o Mr. Dheeraj Rastogi, IRS Officer, Joint Secretary GST Council

Q & A with Audience 

12:20 PM – 12:40 PM Keynote Speech: Port Optimization

Eugene Seroka, CEO & Executive Director of Los Angeles Port, USA
Q & A
with Eugene Seroka

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM India and U.S : Trade and Investment Partner
Gregory Taevs, 
Principal Commercial Officer
U.S. Consulate General – Mumbai, U.S. Department of Commerce
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Networking and Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 2:10 PM Keynote Speech by Bank of Baroda Supply Chain Division
Mr. Litesh Majethia,
Head Supply Chain Finance
2:15 PM – 2:25 PM Keynote Speech: Fourth Party (4 PL) Logistics
Mr. Augustine Chalissery,
Founder & CEO, SPD – SourceProcureDeliver
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM  Panel Discussion: How Start-ups are solving SCM Challenges in India?

Moderator: Mr. Prasad Menon, CEO, Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration (CIBA)

o Mr Raghavendran Vishwanathan,
Founder & CEO, Freight Bro
o Mr. Mohit Dubey,
o Mr. Rajul Jain,
CEO & Co-Founder, INCREFF
o Mr. Augustine Chalissery,
Founder & CEO, SPD – SourceProcureDeliver
o Mr. Bhavesh Manglani,
Co-Founder & COO, Delhivery

Q & A
with Audience

3:20 PM – 4:25 PM Mission Boardroom: Are CSOs on the Board, if not, why?

Moderator: Mr. Shammi Dua, General Manager GSK Consumer Health Care

o Mr Asim Behera,
CEO & Executive Board Member, DaIfuku
o Mr Pramod Sant,
Head of Exports,Imports and Customs, Siemens Ltd
o Lt. Col. Vijay Nair,
Head, Distribution and Logistics, Reliance Digital
o Mr. Vishal Premchandani,
Joint Managing Director, KD Supply Chain Solutions
o Mr. Bipin Reghunathan,
Director Supply Chain, DHL

Q & A with Audience

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Tea Break
4:50 PM – 5:00 PM Keynote Speech: Talent Management, Attracting & Retaining Millennials
Dr. Shibani Belwalkar, 
CEO, Theory of Purpose
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Talent Management Panel Discussion – Nurturing Leaders of Tomorrow

Moderator: Dr. Shibani Belwalkar, CEO, Theory of Purpose

o Dr. Alok Chandra,
Director, CK International Business Solutions
o Mr. Murugan Pugalenthi,
Director, Global Plan Analytics Johnson & Johnson
o Mr. Deven Pabaru,
Chief Strategy & Implementation Officer, Stellar Value Chain Solutions
o Dr. Kanan Khatau Chikhal, 
Organizational Psychologist, Leadership Coach, Life Cures Wellness Clinic, Whole Brain Consulting
o Mr. Ashok Sharma,
President, Indian Academy of Management

Q & A with Audience

5:50 PM – 6:00 PM Keynote Speech: Warehouse Exchange
Mr. Raj Dias
& Mr. Nick Vyas
6:00 PM – 6:20 PM Supply Chain Outlook
Mr. Junaid Ahmad,
Executive Director, World Bank India
6:25 PM – 6:45 PM Valedictory Speech
Mr. Nitin Gadkari,
Honorable Minister
6:50 PM – 7:00 PM Thank you note Mr. Raj Dias & Mr Nick Vyas
07:30 PM onwards Cocktail & Dinner with Live Music