Sustainability is about taking actions today that ensure opportunities tomorrow, and that includes around social and environmental issues. Our supply chain is vast and complex, involving tens of thousands of people around the world. With the power of that global force, Dell Technologies has the scale and – more importantly, the responsibility – to drive the industry to meet high standards. For us, this pursuit is core to our business. We are committed to protecting the planet, embracing our unique differences and serving our communities.
Christy Abizaid, Vice President, Supply Chain Sustainability, Risk and Tools Governance, Dell
Christy Abizaid currently leads the Supply Chain’s Sustainability, Risk and Tools Governance organization at Dell. In her role, she oversees Dell’s efforts to deliver a responsible and resilient supply chain that protects customers and workers, alike. Prior to joining Dell, Christy focused the balance of her career on foreign policy and national security issues for the U.S. Government, first serving as a counterterrorism intelligence analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency and later as a policymaker at the National Security Council and the Department of Defense. In 2014, she was appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia - a senior policy position in the Pentagon that she held for two years. Prior to that, she served for three years on the National Security Council staff. In late 2016, Christy transferred from Washington, D.C. to Austin, Texas where she led the local chapter of the U.S. Department of Defense’s technology scouting effort, the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx). Christy holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego and a M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.
The Energy Industry, in particular the Oil & Gas sector, is undergoing an evolution that requires new approaches to how it meets consumer demand. Integrated Oil Companies have a responsibility to shareholders to continue to be a world class investment and with that comes a mission to create new products that contribute to a more sustainable energy future for the global community. This mean a continued push to responsibly increasing our margins on legacy projects, largely through innovative ways of working, and also establishing new product markets with equitable margins. A significant portion of this innovation will come about through creating more sustainable supply chains. Industry will have to modernize existing models while establishing new one that tailor to future looking revenue streams.
Justin Stroud, Portfolio Development Lead, Shell TechWorks
Justin Stroud is the Portfolio Development Lead for Shell TechWorks, based in Cambridge, MA. Justin has been with Shell for 5 years, all spent within the TechWorks organization. He started within the Systems Engineer discipline (Senior then Group Lead), before transitioning to the technology portfolio leadership space. In his current role, Justin oversees all of Shell TechWorks' portfolios, but is specifically accountable for Upstream. The Portfolio Development team is responsible for identifying where the skill sets of TechWorks', and their innovation initiatives, can add value to the business as the business measures it. Before Shell TechWorks, Justin has various technical roles at Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and Charles Stark Draper Laboratory.
Sri Rangan, General Manager, G&P Americas
Sri Rangan is the GM for Gas Logistics for Shell Energy Americas. Sri has been with Shell for over 18 years working across multiple businesses in Shell. Sri started in Lubricants and has lead projects in internal strategy consulting at Shell, as well as worked in Mergers and Acquisitions. Within Trading, she has lead back office activities, ran the Sales, Marketing & Strategy planning teams. In the last year, she has sponsored and lead activities on digital transformation across T&S operations. Sri is currently the GM for Operations across Americas for Logistics in Gas & Power Trading. In addition to sponsoring and leading digital transformation initiative for T&S Americas, she is currently working on an industry-wide distributed ledger ecosystem for Natural Gas transactional activities across North America.
Supply Chain Visibility and Optimization
In today's world, retailers are very focused on reliability, sustainability, cost, and service. This presentation will cover ways retailers are working to improve and evolve their supply chains to leverage technology improvements in these areas.
Carson Landsgard, Senior VP of Supply Chain & Logistics, H-E-B
Carson is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Logistics at H-E-B. Carson joined H-E-B in July 2017. Carson is originally from Iowa where he grew up on a dairy farm and worked at the local grocery store. Prior to H-E-B, Carson worked at Target Corporation. He led their food supply chain, Canada supply chain and most recently U.S. distribution. Carson graduated from Coe College in accounting and business administration and was a member of the basketball team. He also received his MBA from Drake University. In the past, he has worked closely with United Way and local food banks.