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Meredith Cannon
Meredith Cannon
Campbell Snacks

Director of Integrated Business Planning

Meredith has led demand planning teams across multiple industries. She is currently the Director of Integrated Business Planning at Campbell Snacks (part of Campbell Soup Company). Prior to this she was Director of Demand Planning and Customer Fulfillment at Ball Corporation and has also led demand planning at WhiteWave Foods and L’Oreal. She holds a BA in Economics from Davidson College.

Alberto Gomez
Alberto Gomez
Adidas North America

Director of Integrated Business Planning

Alberto started his career as a management consultant, specializing in logistics and operations. This helped him develop a strong foundation in Supply Chain Management and instilled a passion for understanding complex demand-supply systems and the science behind successful management practices. Alberto joined Adidas as a Demand Planner seven years ago and has held several different demand planning roles across Europe, Latin America, and North America. Currently, he is responsible for the execution and continual improvement of the end-to-end planning process across all commercial channels and Adidas brands in the US. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Systems Engineering from the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and is currently pursuing a Management Science and Engineering Graduate program at Stanford University.

Deepak Jose
Deepak Jose
Mars Inc.

Revenue Management Advanced Analytics Leader

Deepak Jose is a digital transformation leader at Mars Inc. where he currently leads a Strategic Revenue Management and Route to Market Digital transformation program for Mars Wrigley Food and multi-sales segments, managing a team of data scientists and business translators. During his career, Deepak has worked for The Coca-Cola Company, Mu Sigma, Asurion and ABB. Prior to Mars, Deepak was the Client Engagement leader at Mu Sigma and led a portfolio of Fortune 500 client engagements globally across CPG, Retail, Tourism, Manufacturing and Industrial verticals. Prior to that, he was Senior Manager for Business Planning at Coca-Cola Refreshments. Deepak holds an MBA from George Washington University and has a graduate business analytics certification. He is also a mechanical engineer from NIT in India.

Vera Khabarova-Velikaya
Vera Khabarova-Velikaya
Estee Lauder Companies EMEA

IBP Education Manager

Vera has worked in demand planning since 2004. She started with Aroma Prom, a perfumery producer in Russia where she was involved in many planning processes, from product design and creation to financial planning and production. She has spent 12 years at the Estée Lauder Companies, starting as local Demand Planner in Moscow, moving to an Affiliate Demand Planning Manager role, then Regional Demand Planning Lead in Paris, and then on to her current role as IBP Education Manager. Vera has spoken at several S&OP conferences in Russia. She has extensive knowledge of demand planning and forecasting in the beauty industry.

Carlos Londono
Carlos Londono
Chipotle Mexican Grill

Head of Supply Chain

Carlos currently leads supply chain on a global level based in Newport Beach, California USA. In the past, he was Director of Value Chain Planning for Starbucks. And prior to that he was Director of Integrated Supply Chain with HJ Heinz where he implemented the next generation of S&OP. Carlos is fluent in German, Spanish and Mandarin. He holds an MBA from the Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University and an Industrial Engineering degree from EAFIT University in Colombia, South America.

Greg Schlegel
Greg Schlegel
Supply Chain Consortium

Founder
Greg has over 25 years of experience with several Fortune 100 companies across multiple industries. He has held executive positions in the systems, staff and plant operations environments and has been Supply Chain Director, Materials Director, Logistics Manager, Plant Operations Manager, CIO and Systems Director with companies such as Hercules Chemical, Sandvik Specialty Steel, International Harvester, Schlumberger, Loral Aerospace & Defense Electronics, GAF/ISP Specialty Chemicals and IBM Supply Chain Solutions. Greg is presently teaching MBA supply chain risk management at Lehigh University. Plus, he is VP Business Development/Principal for SherTrack LLC that provides Demand-Driven Predictive Manufacturing solutions. He has also implemented CPFR, collaborative planning, forecasting & replenishment systems, S&OP Processes, and more. Greg was APICS’ 1997 International Society President. He is a frequent speaker at IBF conferences and seminars, globally. Greg is widely published in many well known supply chain and logistics publications, including IBF’s Journal of Business Forecasting. He is a graduate of Penn State, holding a B.S. in Operations Research and Computer Science, and has attended Lake Forest College of Graduate Studies.
Sven Smets, CPF
Sven Smets, CPF
Petronas Lubricants International

Group Process Excellence Manager (S&OP and Customer Services)

Sven transitioned from customer service to demand planning in 2006, taking a demand planner role at Black & Decker. He has worked in S&OP and demand planning ever since at companies including BASF, Omega Pharma, Wolf Oil, and most recently, Petronas Lubricants where he is currently Demand Planning Manager. Here, he and his team built a Demand Planning process bridging regional HQs and EU markets to support the regional S&OP process. Sven is now member of the Global Centre of Excellence, responsible for the Demand Planning Process around the world. His focuses are aligning the process at global level, running regional capability analysis, providing global training, and executing S&OP maturity assessments. Sven holds a degree in Economics and Languages from AP Hogeschool Antwerpen, Belgium, and is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).

Geronimo Bonomi
Geronimo Bonomi
Heineken

Global Lead CS&L
Geronimo Bonomi Has been working in different planning related roles for the last 10 years, over 5 different countries/Region and different industries from Hardware tools to make up and food and drinks . He joined Heineken in 2017 to work in the demand planning expert and support different markets on this field. He is current role is deployment project manager for Global S&OP CORE program.
Haythem Edhibi
Haythem Edhibi
Heineken

S&OP CORE Program Deployment Manager
Haythem Edhibi is a supply chain management professional with 12 years’ experience in the field. He joined Heineken in 2008 and since then has worked in several different operational roles in Supply chain Planning, S&OP, Customer service and Logistics. His current role is Deployment Project Manager for the Global S&OP CORE program. His previous work experience includes roles at Blaupunkt Robert Bosch and SONBORA. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the National Engineering School, Tunisia.
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This virtual conference is interactive, immersive and designed to provide attendees with best practices from planning and forecasting experts - all from the comfort of your home or office. With so many curated sessions and panel discussions, this is the perfect opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and network. Because it’s online, you can access the same valuable insight you get at our physical events but at lower cost and without the need to travel. Consisting of morning sessions, this conference fits around your work commitments.


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Event Speakers
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Meredith Cannon
Campbell Snacks
Director of Integrated Business Planning
Alberto Gomez
Adidas North America
Director of Integrated Business Planning
Deepak Jose
Mars Inc.
Revenue Management Advanced Analytics Leader
Virtual Conference Schedule
  • On-Demand Workshop
    Aug 3, 2020
  • Conference Day 1
    Aug 4, 2020
  • Conference Day 2
    Aug 5, 2020
  • Conference Day 3
    Aug 6, 2020
IBF Members Only
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Fundamentals of Demand Planning & Forecasting Workshop (Gold Package/IBF Members Only)

10:00 am

ROLE OF FORECASTING IN THE ORGANIZATION

  • Benefits and its impact on supply chain, management decisions, financial plans
  • Responsibilities/Accountability
  • Consensus development and management support
  • Relationship to other decision and planning processes
  • Cross-function participation and involvement

DATA MANAGEMENT AND DATA CLEANING

  • Data identification and definition
  • Structure of time series data
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Identifying and adjusting for anomalies

FORECAST ERROR MEASUREMENT

  • Importance of error measurement and analysis
  • Sources and remediation of error
  • Interpretation and application of error metrics
  • Mean Absolute % Error (MAPE)
  • Weighted Mean Absolute % Error (WMAPE)
  • Error analysis and cost of error

11.30 am BREAK

HOW TO FORECAST WITH TIMES SERIES MODELS – THE MOST WIDELY USED METHOD OF FORECASTING

  • Importance of pattern identification
  • Time series model development
  • When to use time series models
  • Advantages and disadvantages of time series
  • Event adjustments and when to use
  • Underlying assumptions
  • Widely used time series methods – averages, naïve model, exponential smoothing, decomposition, trend, seasonal, and other time series methods

REGRESSION ANALYTICS – FORECASTING AND EVALUATING CAUSES OF VARIATION IN DEMAND

  • An Overview of Regression Analysis
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Application in estimating effects of promotions, pricing, advertising, and other program actions

NEW PRODUCT FORECASTING – FORECASTING OVER LONGER TIME PERIODS WITH GREATER UNKNOWNS

  • Challenges of New Product Forecasting
  • Product lifecycle structure and estimation
  • Qualitative forecasting methods
  • Overview of Quantitative and Qualitative forecasting methods
  • Expected error and accuracy
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1-DAY FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING TUTORIAL / IBF MEMBERS ONLY– FREE
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$699.00
$699

Member’s discount: -$50

IBF VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
AUGUST 4-6, 2020
1-DAY FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING WORKSHOP
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ACCESSS TO ALL SESSION RECORDINGS ON-DEMAND
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ALL PRESENTATION SLIDES
BENCHMARKING RESEARCH
LATEST ISSUE: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS FORECASTING
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IBF MEMBERSHIP
(1 YEAR)
IBF CPF CERTIFICATION EXAMS
FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING BOOK
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