10th Annual Supply Chain Forum

Converging Digital and Physical Supply Chains


Thursday, February 27, 2020
12:30 - 1:00 pm Registration / Project Connect Discussions

1:00 – 5:30 pm Forum
5:30 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception / Project Connect Discussions

Registration Fee: $225 (includes reception)
Discounted fee for multiple of five or more together: $200 per registrant
Table of 8: $1,500 (Company name displayed at table)

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Lexington, KY

6th Annual Commonwealth Supply Chain Innovation Award Sponsored by SAS Institute, Inc.

Announcement of 6th Annual Commonwealth Supply Chain Innovation Award Winner. Click here to find out more about the Award and to upload submissions.


12:30 – 1:00pm Project Connect Discussions
12:30 – 1:00pm Registration
1:00 – 1:15pm Welcome Remarks Dr. Simon Sheather, Dean, Gatton College of Business & Economics
1:15 – 2:00pm Keynote Presentation "Digitizing the Supply Chain - A Consumer Products Industry Case Study," Francisco Fraga, CTIO, Campbell's
2:00 – 2:30pm Panel Discussion Moderator - Derek Browning, VP Sales & Marketing, LeanCor Panelists - Eric Rossi, Sr. Dir. North America Supply Chain, Valvoline; Walter Palen, VP, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive, America; Liz Radke, NA SMO PS Innovation and Customization Director, Procter & Gamble
2:45 – 3:30pm Presentation "How to Secure Manufacturing Internationally," Michele Grindy, Sr.Dir. WW Supply Chain Strategy, Aruba Networks
3:30 – 3:50pm Presentation TBD
4:05 - 4:50pm Presentation "Seven Digital Transformation Pitfalls to Avoid," Eric Wilson, Dir. Business Planning, Escalade Sports
4:50 - 5:10pm Presentation Dr. Simon Sheather
5:30 – 6:00pm 6th Annual Commonwealth Supply Chain Innovation Award Winner Announcement
6:00 – 7:00pm Networking Reception / Project Connect Discussions
7:00pm Adjourn

Speaker Bios

Francisco FragaFrancisco Fraga
Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO), Campbell Soup Company

As CTIO, Francisco is responsible for the definition and execution of the IT strategy, directly enabling the enterprise business goals. In his role, he brings a current knowledge and future vision of leveraging information and technology in business model design, business processes re-engineering, products and services development, and support for competitive advantage.

Previously, Francisco spent almost 22 years in leadership roles at Procter & Gamble. Most recently, he served as the global Chief Technology Officer, driving IT operations, innovation, and the development and execution of the enterprise-wide IT master plan. Additionally, he supported P&G’s feminine care division as the Business Unit Chief Information Officer, where he was responsible for the digitization strategy.

He earned his B.S. degree in computer engineering from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Venezuela. He is married to Ileana and has two children.

CEU Credits

3.5 CEUs for SCPro Level One or Two Certification

The Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center is a CSCMP SCPro-Approved Continuing Education Provider (SCProACEP), committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of SCPro designees and other supply chain management professionals through appropriate learning activities and products. As an SCPro ACEF, the Jacobs EEC at UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has agreed to abide by CSCMP-established operational and educational criteria, and is subject to random audits for quality assurance and compliance purposes.

2020 Sponsors



Blue World Supply Chain Consulting

   Eric Wilson