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Season Flagship Event! 2017 Supply Chain Predictions Panel
September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join CSCMP’s San Francisco Roundtable for our season Kick-Off event! This is the 7th annual “Supply Chain Predictions Panel” event moderated by the dynamic Carl Guardino, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Supply chain leaders from iconic Silicon Valley and SF Bay Area innovatorsFlex Connect, Kaiser Permanente and Grocery Outlet will forecast what’s to come in the ever changing world of Supply Chain and defend their predictions from counterpoint arguments from each other and the audience. Audience members and panelists agree or disagree with the prediction by either raising the famous Red and Green Ping Pong Paddles and Red and Green Cards. We predict you will not be disappointed in this truly exhilarating evening amongst colleagues while Carl engages audience interaction with some fun giveaways.
Event Chair, Harry Cameau, is planning a captivating and what promises to be an entertaining event while learning within the SF Bay Area’s growing supply chain community. We will gather for this epic event at the $2.8 million renovated Capital Club in San Jose with its spectacular 360-views.
President & CEO
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Carl Guardino, one of Silicon Valley’s most distinguished business and community leaders, is the President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association that represents more than 375 of Silicon Valley’s most respected companies.
In February 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Guardino to a four-year term on the California Transportation Commission. He was reappointed by Governor Jerry Brown. He also serves on numerous other boards and is actively involved in a wide range of community organizations and projects. In 2000, the San Jose Mercury News named Guardino one of the “Five Most Powerful” people in Silicon Valley in a once-per-decade study.
Guardino has been the chief executive of the Leadership Group since 1997. He previously served as a vice president with the organization between 1991 and 1995. He also held an executive position in governmental affairs with Hewlett-Packard and he spent six years on the staff of Central Valley Assemblyman Rusty Areias, the last three as his chief assistant.
Guardino is the founder and race director of the annual Thanksgiving Day Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot.” In addition, he hosts “The CEO Show,” a radio talk show featuring top Silicon Valley CEOs and other executives that airs every Tuesday at 7 p.m. on KLIV AM 1590. Guardino also is on the boards of California Forward and the California League of Conservation Voters. Guardino was born and raised in San Jose and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from San Jose State University, where he is a Distinguished Alumnus. In his spare time, Carl competes in marathons and Ironman distance triathlons.
Kerry McCracken serves as Vice President at Flex Connect where she is responsible for the design, implementation and associated analytics of global supply chains for flex customers and factories. During her 5 year with Flex Connect she has changed or transitioned supply chains in excess of $5B and oversaw over 10 + ERP migrations. Kerry’s specialty areas are mergers and acquisitions, supply chain contracts, software contracts and licensing, ERP transitions and migrations, data normalization-translation, global tax requirements, SOX compliance. Kerry had a pretty wicked shot when she played for the UOP women’s field hockey team where she earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Mike Thomas joined Grocery Outlet in 2004 and holds the position of Vice President of Logistics. Prior to Grocery Outlet Mike was Regional Vice President for Christian Salvesen. Early in his career Mike managed 3rd-party retail contracts for Kroger and Marks & Spencer. M & S is the largest retail chain in the U.K. Mike is originally from Liverpool, England where he earned a degree in Economics from Durham University, U.K. He moved to the U.S. in 1986.
VP Global Sourcing & Operations Engineering
T.S. Khurana is the head of global sourcing and operations engineering at Facebook. T.S.’s team manages the complete ecosystem of source through delivery functions spanning compute, storage, network, and data center infrastructure. During his tenure, T.S. has led the company’s transition from mainstream data center equipment channels to custom infrastructure. He is also a key driver of Facebook’s participation in the Open Compute Project, and open source initiative working to make infrastructure technologies more efficient, scalable, and sustainable.
Prior to Facebook, T.S. worked at Cisco for 12 years, where he held several domestic and international leadership positions in operations. T.S. began his career at KLA-Tencor where he held a number of roles in manufacturing, engineering, and international sales management.
T.S. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester and an MBA from Santa Clara University.