Keynote Speakers


Strategy and Structure: Visualizing Complex Ecosystems
Saturday, November 23   

Rahul Basole
Managing Director & Global Lead, Visual Data Science, Accenture

Basole focuses on developing and delivering new competencies at the intersection of visual analytics, data science and strategy. His expertise includes advancing and applying novel, interactive, and human-centered visual analytic approaches to understanding and managing complex enterprises and ecosystems and bringing effective data-driven visual solutions to the C-suite.

Basole is a globally recognized thought leader in visual data science and strategy. His award-winning work has been published in leading management science, computing and engineering journals and conferences.


A companion workshop, titled Uses of Data Visualization Across the Research Cycle: Opportunities and Disciplinary Caveats, will be offered subsequent to this keynote. Moderated by Elliot Bendoly, The Ohio State University, panelists here will examine how data visualization can be leveraged to (a) confirm and refine assumptions, (b)  inform theoretically constructed models and their flaws, and (c) facilitate dialogues and subsequent data collection.  Consideration of disciplinary biases in both interpretation and design that can hinder such applications in the research cycle will also take place.



Technology Powering the Evolution of Supply Chain Financing

Sunday, November 24

Anubhav Shrivastava
North America Supplier

Finance Head, Citibank NA
Dale Rogers
ON Semiconductor Professor of Business at Arizona State University

Traditionally, supply chain management has been summarized into three major activities: the terms “source,” “make,” and “deliver” are often used synonymously with the topic. Recently there has appeared a new purpose for supply chain management. With advances in technological development, the supply chain has become the cheapest source of cash in many organizations. “Supply chain financing” (SCF) enables managers to improve the company’s balance sheet and income statement. Using its financial strength, a buying firm can fund the supply chain. In addition, various financial instruments can be used to mitigate risks in the supply chain. Overall, SCF complements standard corporate finance activities by reducing the firm’s reliance on other sources of funding, thereby reducing costs and ensuring that retained earnings and profitability are maximized. Supply chain financing is using the supply chain to fund the organization, and using the organization to fund the supply chain.

In this session Anubhav Shrivastava from Citibank and Dale Rogers from Arizona State University will describe the symbiotic effect between the combination of supply chain management and finance.  Supply Chain Financing allows for managers to make different decisions when they are working to reduce costs, improve service, and increase the value of the firm.

Shrivastava heads the North America Market Management team within Citibank’s Treasury and Trade Services. He is primarily responsible for sales execution and program ramp up across Trade Products as well as drive revenue through pipeline development and sales activity.

At ASU, Rogers is also the Director of the Frontier Economies Logistics Lab and the Co-Director of the Internet Edge Supply Chain Lab. He is the leader in Supply Chain Finance, Sustainability, and Reverse Logistics Practices for ILOS – Instituto de Logistica e Supply Chain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2012 he became the first academic to receive the International Warehouse and Logistics Association Distinguished Service Award in its 130 year history.

A companion workshop titled Research Opportunities in Supply Chain Financing, will be offered subsequent to this keynote. Moderated by Tom Choi, Arizona State University, the workshop examines definitions and theoretical foundations of supply chain finance.  It will offer contemporary examples of the transformative effect of supply chain finance.  In addition, emerging research topics will be discussed about supply chain finance and the use of developing technologies in this area.