General Session Speakers


Rob Bingley
Rob Bingley
Rob Bingley, VP Supply Chain & Logistics, Stanley Black & Decker
VP Supply Chain & Logistics for the Global Tools & Storage division of Stanley Black & Decker covering EANZ and the Emerging Markets Group of Middle East, Africa, Russia, CIS and India based in Diegem, Belgium.

A career Supply Chain Professional who prior to SWK worked in Logistics & Supply Chain at BOC Medical (Ohmeda) before joining the now divested Stanley Doors Operations in Drakehouse, Sheffield.

Baljit S. Dail
Baljit S. Dail
Baljit S. Dail, Chairman of the Board and CEO, JDA Software
Baljit S. Dail is the chairman of the board and CEO of JDA Software, the leading provider of cloud-based end-to-end, integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution solutions.

Prior to leading JDA, he was an operating partner at New Mountain Capital, a private equity firm based in New York. From 2005 to 2012 Bal served in a number of executive roles at Aon Corporation including CEO of Aon Hewitt and of Aon Consulting, COO of Aon Benfield, and CIO of Aon Corporation. Prior to Aon, he was a principal at McKinsey & Company focused on the high-tech sector.

Bal started his career in the technology group at Marks & Spencer, a leading retailer in the United Kingdom, and he has also held leadership positions at JP Morgan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Ford Motor Company.

He also serves on the boards of IRI, Midwest ISO (where he also chairs the Information Technology Committee), Alexander Mann Solutions, AmWins and Western Dental. Bal holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Warwick in England.

Razat Gaurav
Razat Gaurav
Razat Gaurav, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Chief Revenue Officer, JDA Software
As Executive Vice President, General Manager, and Chief Revenue Officer, Razat Gaurav is responsible for leading JDA Industry Solutions, Product Management and Global Sales.

Gaurav has been with JDA since 1999, most recently as EVP and General Manager of JDA’s Global Industries and Solutions where he led teams responsible for developing industry solution vision and product portfolio strategies, support and cloud operations. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, International and Strategic Initiatives, where he was responsible for driving sales in JDA’s EMEA, APAC and Latin America regions.

He also managed JDA’s strategic initiatives around Flowcasting and the 3PL business. Gaurav has held a variety of global leadership positions during his tenure at JDA, i2 Technologies, and Ernst & Young. In that time he gained broad experience across management consulting, product management, product marketing and sales management for the supply chain and retail domains. He has successfully created and executed go-to-market strategies, achieved aggressive sales growth with products and services, and managed global organizations with profit and loss responsibilities. Gaurav holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and transportation policy from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Jo Malone
Jo Malone
Jo Malone, Entrepreneur & Perfumier, Jo Malone
Entrepreneur, icon of creative fragrance and keynote speaker Jo Malone has mastered the art of following her finely-tuned nose in both business and branding.

Having bottled the secret to successful branding and overflowing with creative flair, Jo has shared her experiences in publications, radio and on numerous television shows including BBC One's The Apprentice, You're Hired; BBC Two's Working Lunch; ITV1's Loose Women; and Lorraine.

In 2010, she conceptualised and presented the four-part TV series High Street Dreams, which aimed to help small businesses realise their dreams of trading on the Great British highstreet and resulted in six new British brands.

Ambitious to create new product concepts and put the entertainment back into retail, Jo returned in 2011 with the launch of her new business JO LOVES, a collection of lifestyle fragrances inspired by the key ingredients of her life - the memories and moments in time that shape who we are.

Jo's story demonstrates that the right blend of creativity and persistence, with top notes of daring, make for a successful formula in business.

Gerd Leonhard
Gerd Leonhard
Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Humanist, Author, Keynote Speaker and CEO, The Futures Agency, Zurich / Switzerland
Gerd Leonhard is a hunter and gatherer of human values from the future - from an age when current disruption has revealed the state of things to come. From culture and society to commerce and technology, Gerd brings back the news from the future so business leaders can make better choices right now. In his new book, Technology vs Humanity, Gerd explores the myriad of ethical and social questions which urgently require answering before we blindly forego our very humanity. For organizations in the grip of disruption, self-driven or otherwise, Gerd supplies visionary insights and concentrated wisdom that informs key decisions makers today. A musician by origin, Gerd Leonhard has now redefined the vocation of futurist as a new humanist.

Gerd was listed as one of the top 100 influencers in technology by Wired magazine (2015). His clients include over 200 companies and organisations in 50+ countries, including Google, UBS, Roche, WWF, Cisco, KPMG, Unilever, US Social Security Agency, the BBC, Universal Studios, the EU Commission and many more.

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