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Sharp Sourcing Live: Digital Strategies in Sourcing and Supply Management

START DATE:10/10/2019




Gain valuable insight from leading experts on how artificial intelligence, the Internet of things and blockchain are impacting the pharma customer-supplier relationship and learn how your company can utilize these disruptive technologies to optimize the pharmaceutical manufacturing value chain.


Fidel Santos

Fidel Santos is a New York-based Associate Partner with IBM’s Digital Strategy & iX practice, where he focuses on digitally reinventing his clients’ businesses with an emphasis on operations and supply chain.

He is an expert in digital supply chain in the biopharmaceutical industry. He spent seven years in leadership roles in supply chain and manufacturing at Bristol-Myers Squibb. He was also a consultant with A.T. Kearney and PwC, where he advised leading life-sciences companies in strategy and operations.

He holds a masters in supply chain from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he obtained the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Achievement Award and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He previously graduated in engineering and economics from top-tier academic institutions in France and Spain.

Robert Handfield, PhD

Robert Handfield, PhD, is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at North Carolina (NC) State University and Executive Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative. He also serves as the Faculty Lead for the Manufacturing Analytics Group within the International Institute of Analytics and is on the Faculty for Operations Research Curriculum at NC State University.

He is co-author of The LIVING Supply Chain: The Evolving Imperative of Operating in Real Time. This book was co-authored with Tom Linton, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer, Flex, and Former Chairman of the Institute of Supply Management. Additionally, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dr. Handfield has worked with more than 25 Fortune 500 companies and is considered a thought leader in the field of supply-chain management. He is an industry expert in the field of sustainable supply chains, supply management, market intelligence, and supplier development. He has spoken on these subjects across the globe at conferences/meetings in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia (including China, Korea, and Japan), Latin America, Azerbaijan and Turkey.

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