BTOES iBPM Live - A Virtual Conference

The Largest Premier Gathering of iBPM Industry Leaders & Senior-Executives sharing key solutions to current & future challenges.

Speakers

Iassen Deenitchin

Head of Global Process Management

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José Pires

Former Global Vice President of Enterprise Business Improvement & Productivity

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Vic Nanda

Head, Quality Capabilities and Consulting

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Thom Keehan

Vice President, Enterprise Quality & Operational Excellence

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Dr. Elhanen (Eli) Abramov

Executive Advisor and Director (ex EVP Global Operations in ADAMA)

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Mark Arrigotti

Global Head Procure to Pay

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Oliver Maeckel

Partner & Vice President

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Iassen Deenitchin

Head of Global Process Management, ING

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Thursday 15th March 2018 | 13:50 - 14:20 pm

Biography

Iassen Deenitchin is Head of Global Process Management at ING. He joined the global banking group in 2016, with the aim to support the execution of the Accelerate Think Forward strategy through a common process management and improvement practice centred around the customer. Prior to that, Iassen was Head of Lean and Process Management at Raiffeisenbank International and an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company. He holds an MSc in Financial Economics from the Norwegian School of Management and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

José Pires

Former Global Vice President of Enterprise Business Improvement & Productivity, Andeavor Corporation

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 20:30 - 21:15 pm

Biography

José Pires serves as the Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) Leader for Andeavor Corporation, where he oversees the global identification, prioritization and execution of mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, business partners and external clients in multiple markets.

Prior to his current role, Pires held Excellence and Innovation leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé) and infrastructure (Black & Veatch) industries. Throughout his career, Pires developed and refined E&I as an award winning program for innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation globally.

Pires is an advisory board leader and keynote speaker for several global conferences on innovation, operational excellence, leadership development, strategy execution, business transformation, customer engagement and growth acceleration.

He holds a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas and a Master in Business Administration focused in Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship from the University of San Diego.

Vic Nanda

Head, Quality Capabilities and Consulting, Nokia

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Tuesday 24th March 2020 | 16:30 - 18:00 pm

Biography

Vic is Head of Quality Capabilities & Consulting at Nokia. Vic leads Nokia's Continuous improvement and strategic quality interventions programs which have delivered over 1 Billion Euros of business impact over the past six years. He has authored three books and several publications on Lean Six Sigma and business process transformation. He is a Master Black Belt and holds 9 other quality certifications. He was awarded the Feigenbaum Medal by the American Society for Quality for displaying outstanding characteristics of leadership, professionalism, and contributions to the field of quality.


Thom Keehan

Vice President, Enterprise Quality & Operational Excellence, Daikin Applied

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 25th March 2020 | 19:30 - 20:30 pm

Biography

Thom Keehan is currently the Vice President of Quality & Operational Excellence for DaikinApplied. Previously, he was the Chief Innovation Officer and Founder of Leanserv LLC, aconsulting and Professional Services company. During his 26-year career, he had expatassignments with General Electric in Turkey, Romania, Canada and England. He served as VicePresident at Tenneco leading the global Operational Excellence initiative for the companyoverseeing Manufacturing & Business Operations. Thom has an extensive background in thedesign and launch of enterprise-wide business systems utilizing his comprehensive backgroundof Lean Six Sigma and Problem Solving leading companies through Recovery, Turnaround andTransformation. Previously, he was the Vice President of Power Solutions at Johnson Controls.In this role, Thom developed and executed the Business Transformation for Power Solutionsfive-year business strategy, and led a team of highly qualified experts to directly impact Quality,Cost, and Delivery to customers, both external and internal. He was the Executive LeanEnterprise & Business Transformation Leader at GE Transportation where he led the re-launchof GE's Lean Six Sigma program across the enterprise of GE Transportation focused on productquality, speed to market, and cost effectiveness. Thom was also the Chief Operating Officer &Business Transformation Leader at GE Capital/ Garanti Bank where he overcame cultural andlanguage barriers to lead the full Operations organization and pioneered Lean Six Sigmamethodologies within the Banking industry of Turkey and Romania.

In addition, Thom has held positions in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Finance, andBanking within the Appliances, Plastics, Corporate, Capital, and Transportation divisions of GEas well as three Joint Ventures. Within his consulting business, Thom has also re-engineeredvarious functions while acting as interim executive. He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degreesin Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of GE’s prestigiousEdison Engineering Program and Advanced Courses.

 

Dr. Elhanen (Eli) Abramov

Executive Advisor and Director (ex EVP Global Operations in ADAMA), ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd.

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 25th March 2020 | 13:30 - 15:30 pm

Biography

Dr. Abramov has an internal drive to improve things around him. Throughout his career, he has developed and implemented processes to improve organizations and operations and their effectiveness by leading significant changes.

Dr. Abramov joined Adama in 2012 as Executive VP for Global Operations. ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd. is one of the world's leading crop protection companies, with a revenue of ~4 B$.

A large part of Eli’s role at Adama has been to deliver on the company purpose of "Creating Simplicity in Agriculture” through operations. 

During the 6 years, under Eli’s leadership as an Executive VP for Global Operations, Adama has become the best in class within its Industry on all aspects of Supply Chain and Inventory management. In addition, the Operations team have managed to drastically reduce the cost of goods which reflects in huge improvement on all aspects of the business performances.

Before Joining Adama, from 2009 to 2012, Dr. Abramov has served as CEO of Baran Group, the largest and leading Engineering and project management Group in Israel. The Group serves many different industries (Chemical and Petrochemical, Energy, Water, Infrastructures, Telecom and more). 

Dr. Abramov holds a Ph.D. (Summa cum Laude) in Materials Science and Engineering, 

Ben- Gurion University of the Negev.

Eli is also a member of the Executive Board of the Israeli Manufacturing Association and serves as the Head of the biggest Union within the association responsible for the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Industries

On a more personal note, Eli is a strong proponent of giving back to the community, and serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Sami Shamoon College for Engineering.


 

Mark Arrigotti

Global Head Procure to Pay, Uber

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 25th March 2020 | 12:00 - 13:30 pm

Biography

Senior leader with proven success in Procurement,& Finance Operations within High Tech &  Financial Services industries. Senior level roles for high growth Fortune 500 market leaders as well as bleeding edge startups .  Mark is currently the Global Head of Procure to Pay at Uber. He leads the Procurement Process(Indirect and Direct), Account Payable, Supplier Management, Service Desk & Analytics. 

Starting as a team of one, he now oversees a department of 50 employees across the world and more than 100 external contractors with global processes and optimized efficiency. Mark lead the launch of Uber's procurement process in 2016 which supports $3b in spending and serves more than 40K suppliers, 20K employees in 70+ countries. In 2018 Mark began a digital transformation of his functions which has resulted in $10 Mil savings, 40% increase in electronic process, 50% increase in CSAT and 40% increase in compliance. Additionally the transformation has allowed his teams to operationally scale w/ Uber(+30% avg annual growth) while not having to grow headcount.

Mark is an alumni of Salesforce and Visa where he served in leadership roles in the Procurement space. Mark has MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA from University of San Francisco. He speaks regularly at Procurement as well as Shared Services conferences. Outside the office, Mark enjoys spending time with his family and getting and cross training.


Oliver Maeckel

Partner & Vice President, Siemens AG

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 25th March 2020 | 16:00 - 16:30 pm

Biography

Oliver Maeckel is Partner / Vice President at Siemens AG / Siemens Management Consulting. He has been with Siemens AG since 1997. The focus of his current work is, in particular, the optimization of the development and delivery of "first-of-its-kind" large-scale projects and additionally the digitization of project business processes. 

Over the last years, he and his team were able to decrease risks and to speed up project business processes in the pre-sale, sales and execution phase.