Keynote or plenary speakers add value, offer expertise and insight, and often inspire audiences. At this year’s 2019 DSI Annual Conference, two keynote sessions scheduled plan to do just that. Rahul Basole will open with his address titled “Strategy and Structure: Visualizing Complex Ecosystems” taking place on Saturday, November 23. Following on Sunday, Anubhav Shrivastava and Dale Rogers will offer “Technology Powering the Evolution of Supply Chain Financing.”
Basole is Managing Director and Global Lead for Visual Data Science at Accenture, focusing 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.
Rahul is a globally recognized thought leader in visual data science and strategy and his award-winning work has been published in leading management science, computing, and engineering journals and conferences. He is a Senior Member of the ACM and IEEE.
In his prior role, he was a tenured professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech and a core member of the VIS Lab. He was also a Director of the Institute for People & Technology, a faculty member of the GVU Institute, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University.
Following Basole on the schedule is Anubhav Shrivastava, Citibank and Dale Rogers, Arizona State University, with their presentation titled “Technology Powering the Evolution of Supply Chain Financing.” Together they will describe the effect between the combination of supply chain management and finance. Powered by technology, 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 currently heads the North America Market Management team within Citi’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. Prior to this role, Shrivastava was heading the Supplier Finance business in North America at Citi and he was managing the business P&L as well defining product vision and strategy, and leading new product development.
Before joining Trade, Shrivastava was the Business Development Manager for Securities and Fund Services (SFS) business where he was managing a range of M&A transactions to drive inorganic growth for SFS.
A native of India, Shrivastava holds an MBA in Finance & Accounting from University of Rochester and a BS in Computer Science from University Institute of Technology, India.
Rogers is the ON Semiconductor Professor of Business at the Supply Chain Management department at Arizona State University. He is also the Director of the Frontier Economies Logistics Lab and the Co-Director of the Internet edge Supply Chain Lab ASU.
Rogers is the Leader in Supply Chain Finance, Sustainability, and Reverse Logistics Practices for ILOS – Instituto de Logística 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. He is a Board Advisor to Flexe, Enterra Solutions and Droneventory and is a founding board member of the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council, Reverse Logistics and Sustainability Council and serves on the board of directors for the Organización Mundial de Ciudades y Plataformas Logísticas.
Rogers is a leading researcher in the fields of reverse logistics, sustainable supply chain management, supply chain finance and secondary markets, has published in the leading journals of the supply chain and logistics fields. He has been principal investigator on research grants from numerous organizations. He is a senior editor at the Rutgers Business Journal, area editor at Annals of Management Science, and associate editor of the Journal of Business Logistics and the Journal of Supply Chain Management.
Rogers has made more than 300 presentations to professional organizations and has been a faculty member in numerous executive education programs at universities in the United States, China, Europe and South America as well as at major corporations and professional organizations. Dr. Rogers has been a consultant to several companies and a principal investigator on research grants from numerous organizations and is the author of a new book on the subject of Supply Chain Financing along with Rudi Leuschner and Tom Choi.