2023 Oil and Gas Industry Events BIC Calendar

2023 Global Supply Chain Leaders Conference November 6 – The Woodlands

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2023 Agenda

7:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast & Networking

8:00 – 8:15 am Welcome

8:15 – 9:10 am How to gain the competitive edge as a minority leader building a path and successful partnership with corporations

  • Moderator: Lynn Buckley, Baker Hughes
  • Jim Brownrigg, Senior Vice President, Turner Construction, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Deb Fronczak, fmr. SVP & Chief Procurement Officer, Strategic Sourcing, 3M
    Dr. Sabeeta Bidasie-Singh, Director, Business Equity, Port of Houston
  • Eduardo Nunez Co-Founder, Blue Wave International SDP Corporation
  • Arelys Thomas, Supplier Diversity Lead, Global Supply Chain, Apache Corporation
  • Vhine Sensenig, Chairman TMSforce


9:10 – 10:05 am CIO Driving Generative AI & Digital Transformation

  • AI predictive optimizations at scale running tens of millions of optimizations at once, predictive ETA, SKU velocity, collaborative forecasting, help desk & networking optimization while driving sustainability and reducing carbon footprint. Learn from the leading CIO’s driving the most successful AI & digitalization efforts have also substantially increased customer and employee satisfaction.
  • Patrick Thompson, CIO & Digital Transformation Officer, Albemarle Corporation
  • David Ricardo Orellana, CIO, Solistica
  • Sudhakar Virupakshi, CIO, Buckeye Partners
  • ​Mohan Komanduri, SVP, Market Supply Officer, Pepsi Co Foods
  • Umar Farooq, VP IT at Peterson-Uti/Nextier
  • Catharina “Dd” Budiharto, Digital Security Architect CISO fmr Phillips 66
  • Tim Sensenig, Chairman, TMSfirst


10:10 – 11:00 am Chemical Companies improving massive cash flow through Artificial Intelligence and Digital Supply Chain Turnarounds.

  • Today’s Artificial Intelligence & digital supply chain executives know that spending $20 million or more to implement systems is not innovative but old technology. Many companies have been misled by 3rd party consulting and implementation firms. AI & Digitization increases efficiency and resilience and provides a solid foundation for building new products and business models.
  • Sajan Dhanuka, VP Operations and Risk Management, Vinmar International
  • Martin Toscano, President, Evonik Industries
  • Darin Harvey, EVP Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Brandan Huff, Vice President Global Logistics and Trade, Nouryon
  • Christian Borthayre, SVP Global Supply Chian, American Tire Distributors
  • ​Frank De Castro, Director of Procurement, Solvay
  • Brian Wyly, Director of Global Logistics, Ascend Performance Materials
  • Dr. Horacio Sanchez (DM), Sr Procurement Specialist, Kuraray


11:00 – 12:00 pm Mexico the Fastest Growing Near Shoring Supply Chain during global realignment optimization. Driving Supply Chain Efficiency while using Best in Class Technology

  • Executing strategic customers & relationships to succeed in one the most difficult supply chain operations of all time.
  • Mike Fahey, VP Supply Chain Hisense
  • David Ricardo Orellana, CIO, Solistica
  • Martin Toscano, President, Evonik Industries
  • Mike Passon, Director, Global Supply Chain & Logistics, HP
  • Sajan Dhanuka, VP Operations Operations and Risk Management, Vinmar Intl
    Hector Castillo, MBA, M.S. Director Of Logistics at Nexeo Plastics
  • Fred Rake, President, Symbia Logistics
  • Morning Speaker Awards


12:00 – 12:45 pm Buffet Lunch Pickup

12:45 – 1:34 pm ESG Value Chain Collaboration Panel – executives creating a new pathway where they can make a global impact for a more resilient & sustainable world.

  • Stephanie Weiler, Managing Director ESG Advisory Services, Alvarez & Marsal
  • Patrick Thompson, CIO & Digital Transformation Officer, Albemarle Corporation
  • Vic Svec, Managing Director, and Practice Leader – ESG Advisory, Alvarez & Marsal
  • David Reid, CTO & CMO NOV
  • Umar Farooq, VP IT at Patterson-Uti/Nextier


1:40 – 2:30 pm Driving AI & Machine Learning as operators continue to add more pipeline capacity, operators continue to increase ROI and estimated ultimate recovery with ongoing innovation in lateral placements and completions.

  • Sudhakar Virupakshi, CIO, Buckeye Partners
    Catharina “Dd” Budiharto, Digital Security Architect CISO fmr Phillips 66
  • Timm Bohnert, VP Supply Chain, DistributionNOW
    Ashwin Abraham, Manager of Supply Chain, Williams


2:30 – 3:20 pm Artificial Intelligence Cold Chain – the greatest expansion of all time. Driving Resilience & innovation through effective Supply Chain Risk Management

  • The Intelligent Supply Chain is an engine of growth through new customer experiences, a driver of profitability in challenging economic times, and a responsible source of stakeholder trust in the new reality world enabling competitiveness.
  • Mathew Moore, VP Global Market Strategy, Americold Logistics
  • Scott Deutsch, SVP, TMSfirst
  • Chandler Williams, Operations, PAXAFE
  • Travis Ross, AI Cold Chain Solutions Manager, EROAD
  • Margaret A. Kidd, MILT, CPE™, Program Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Technology University of Houston


3:40 – 4:30 pm Corporate Social Responsibility – Giving Back and Taking Care of Those in Need

  • David Reid, CTO & CMO, NOV, Founder redM
    Jamie Hampton, Executive Director, Hope Legacy Collective
  • Jeff Chadwick, Executive Director Compassion Centers & Houston Missions
  • Bobby Mark, Executive Director, Redeemed Ministries
  • Iryna Marchiano, PhD, HTX4Ukraine Co-founder & SPE Central Ukraine Intl Aid Ambassador
    Katherine Givens, Co-Founder 11 Partners
  • Jason Duff, North America Oil & Gas Lead- GBS, IBM, Hands of Justice Board Member