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Modern Supply Chain Experience 2017

February 13 – 15, 2017 | San Jose Convention Center

Innovation, best practices, and strategies on how to modernize your supply chain for a strategic advantage are just a few of the things you will learn at Modern Supply Chain Experience, presented by Oracle, taking place February 13–15, 2017, at the San Jose Convention Center.

Designed specifically for business leaders who are responsible for end-to-end supply chain solutions and for supply chain professionals who have a focused supply chain expertise, this is the place to get expert advice from industry leaders, network with your peers, and hear from customers who have either made or are making the transition to the cloud.


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Karl Braitberg

Karl Braitberg

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Systems Operations


Karl Braitberg is Senior Vice President of Oracle's Worldwide Operations.  Karl joined Oracle in 2016 and is responsible for the end to end supply chain operations for the company.  Prior to Oracle, Karl spent ten years at Cisco in a variety of executive level supply chain and operational roles spanning Customer Service, Planning, Customer fulfillment, Supply chain transformation, Strategic sourcing/direct procurement, and Cloud infrastructure operations.

Karl is recognized as one of the industry’s most successful and well-respected operational leaders.  He is passionate about finding new and innovative ways to increase organizational and supply chain performance.  In addition, Karl is known for;  valuing open communication,  business transparency, employee empowerment, strong leadership, and his ability to grow and retain top talent.

Karl was named by Supply Chain Executive Magazine to the “Pros to Know” list and has been cited in numerous publications, including Supply Chain Management Review, ComputerWorld, and InfoWorld

Karl has also held executive positions at Palm Inc., Converge, and LSI Logic.  Karl holds a Master of Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University.

Safra Catz

Safra Catz

Chief Executive Officer


Safra A. Catz is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. She previously served as president of Oracle and has also served as the company’s chief financial officer. Catz first served as Oracle’s chief financial officer from 2005 to 2008, as executive vice president from 1999 to 2004, and as senior vice president from April to October 1999. She served on the board of directors for HSBC Holdings, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations, from 2008 through 2015.

Dr. John Gattorna

Dr. John Gattorna

Supply Chain Thought Leader and Author

John Gattorna, stands at the forefront of supply chain ‘thought leadership’ in the world today, and his work has influenced many of today’s leading multi-national corporations. He has made it his passion in life to stay at the cutting edge of supply chain design, and his last three books are testament to that, the most recent being Dynamic Supply Chains; how to design, build and manage people-centric value networks, 3rd edn., FT Prentice Hall, Harlow, 2015.

His advanced methodologies offer a way of dealing with the ‘new normal’ operating environment, characterized by volatility, and yet more volatility, with no respite in sight. John’s work has taken on a ‘whole-of-enterprise’ feel and scope, because he steadfastly believes that you can only transform enterprise supply chains if you transform the entire enterprise, hence his multi-disciplinary approach to supply chain design, from ‘outside-in’, using ‘design thinking’ principles.

John is Executive Chairman of Gattorna Alignment, a Sydney-based Firm specialising in supply chain ‘thought leadership’, and Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School, Sydney, Australia. His personal website is: www.johngattorna.com

Rick Jewell

Rick Jewell

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Applications Development


Rick Jewell is senior vice president of Oracle Applications development. Jewell has been with Oracle since 1989 and has overall responsibility for Oracle's supply chain management applications. In addition, his responsibilities include Oracle's recent acquisitions in supply chain, specifically the transportation management, demand planning, advanced planning and scheduling, and product lifecycle management products.

Prior to Oracle, Jewell spent nine years with a large global systems integrator and he also served as CIO for a Bay Area-based medical-device manufacturing company. Jewell is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received a BA in economics and an MS in industrial engineering.

Roddy Martin

Roddy Martin

Vice President, SCM Cloud Product Marketing


Roderick (Roddy) Martin joined Oracle in June 2016 as the vice president of SCM Cloud product marketing. Martin leads the supply chain management cloud go-to-market plan development, supply chain thought leadership, and message and content creation. He works closely with sales, product strategy, and partners to drive market adoption.

Martin brings more than 35 years of supply chain thought leadership experience to Oracle. His vast operations and leadership experience in engineering, manufacturing, and end-to-end supply chain transformation is ideally suited to evangelize Oracle’s market-leading supply chain cloud solutions. Working across product development, corporate marketing, sales, channels, and user communities, Martin leads the team to create consistent and compelling messaging around Oracle's market-driven, end-to-end supply chain cloud solutions.

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Major League Baseball All-Star

Baseball’s “Iron Man,” Cal Ripken, Jr. broke several professional baseball records during his 21 seasons, but none is as sacred as his consecutive-games-played record. Shattering Lou Gehrig’s streak of 2,131 games by more than 500, Ripken displayed perseverance, endurance, and an everyday work ethic that endeared him to fans, transformed him into a national icon — and some argue, even saved baseball at its darkest moment.

Founded in 2001, Ripken Baseball aims to inspire athletes through remarkable experiences. Ripken Baseball currently owns multiple Minor League Baseball teams and hosts numerous youth tournaments, camps and clinics at The Ripken Experience baseball complexes in Aberdeen, Maryland and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In 2011, Ripken was named as a special envoy for the U.S. State Department, promoting teamwork and cross-cultural communication to Japan. Working with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to fulfill her mission of diplomacy and unity through sports, Ripken has among his responsibilities visiting tsunami- and earthquake-ravaged towns and running baseball camps.

Ripken is the author of numerous books on sports and parenting, and he is currently writing a children book series with ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd. Ripken’s autobiography The Only Way I Know is a New York Times bestseller.

An inspirational speaker, Cal Ripken, Jr. is the personification of leadership, commitment, and excellence. In a warm and witty presentation filled with stories from his illustrious career, he shows how these keys to success apply to the business world as well as to the baseball field. From his own philanthropy with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and his dedication to helping children around the country through the Boys & Girls Clubs and the charity NikeGo, Ripken showcases how individuals can give back and create new opportunities for others. One of the most popular athletes of his generation, Cal Ripken, Jr.’s example inspires audience members of all ages to achieve their own brand of success.

Stuart Whiting

Stuart Whiting

Senior Vice President

Logistics and Network Design, Schneider Electric

Stuart is based in Singapore with global responsibility for Logistics and Network Design. Stuart and his team are focused on transforming Schneider’s delivery platform from a “One Size Fits All” approach to a fully optimized Customer Aligned platform that is digitally capable of sensing and responding to multiple customer demands.

Working with Dr. John Gattorna, Stuart has been able to deploy Dynamic Alignment in Japan, Taiwan for DHL Express and to a Strategic Account / Global Account Management Front and Back Office Operations within the World’s Largest 3PL. More recently this learning and application has been evolving at Schneider Electric in conjunction with other Global Supply Chain domains as we seek to deliver the Perfect End-to-End Experience Globally for Schneider Electric’s Customers.

Prior to Schneider Electric, Stuart worked at DPDHL holding multiple positions over a 14 year career spanning Global, Regional, Country Operational/Commercial Roles and General Management in Asia Pacific and Europe. Prior to DPDHL, Stuart worked at TNT for 6 years based in the USA and later North Asia specializing in “Supply Chain Solutions” for North American based corporations with Asia Pacific manufacturing / sourcing operations.

A British national, Stuart is married with three children. Stuart is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and holds a Global MSc. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University’s School of Management. Stuart has also received academic recognition from ANZAM for a collaborative paper written with Dr. John Gattorna in 2006.

Connect, learn, and be inspired at Oracle’s largest supply chain conference

3 Days | 2,800 Attendees | 7 Focused Solution Areas | 150+ Sessions | 60 Partners

Choose from more than 150 sessions offering strategic insights, best practices, and innovative discussions in every aspect of supply chain management: