Announcing the ICON 2020 Customer Keynote Speakers

This is the fourth blog in our ICON 2020: What’s New series. Stay in the know about the biggest and best supply chain conference of the year with our blog series highlighting the latest developments as they unfold.

We hope your calendars are marked for ICON 2020 – the Intelligent Supply Chain Conference – May 4-7 in Denver, Colorado. You won’t want to miss our distinguished customer keynote speakers! There will be something for everyone – from innovative new technologies, customer-ICONed business strategies, the sustainable supply chain of the future, servant leadership and more – here’s the latest on what to expect at ICON.

Customer Keynote Speakers

We’re pleased to announce some of the prestigious customer keynotes joining our line-up of speakers on the general session stage at ICON 2020:

  • Rucha Nanavati, GVP IT, Albertsons – Rucha views IT innovation as the enabler for business growth and is responsible for emerging technology trials across retail, merchandising, marketing and supply chain. With JDA, Albertsons – one of the largest food and drug retailers in the U.S. – is leveraging technology to develop a more collaborative forecast that effectively predicts and shapes consumer-driven demand across segments and throughout complete product lifecycles.
  • Joe Dominijanni, President and COO, Armada – Joe knows that customer data is the key to decreasing costs, increasing sustainable savings, and finding a better way! A powerhouse for the food service supply chain, ARMADA combines engineering and logistical expertise with state-of-the-art optimization and simulation software to remove complexity and cost from their customer’s supply chain infrastructure. Relying heavily on visibility into customer’s transactional data, ARMADA leverages JDA’s Luminate Control Tower to deliver an industry leading solution.
  • Major General Charles ‘Chuck’ W. Whittington, Jr., Vice President and CIO, Pactiv – A recently retired Acting Director of the Army National Guard, Pactiv’s Vice President and CIO Chuck Whittington brings 32 years of service and leadership to his role. Pactiv is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of food packaging and foodservice products in North America. With JDA, Pactiv can implement an end-to-end digital supply chain with cost efficiency, agility, service and intelligent automation.
  • Robert van de Kerkhof, Chief Commercial Officer, Lenzing – Robert envisions threading together the entire supply chain to increase profits, reduce waste, and save the world…one fiber at a time. As the world’s leading wood fiber producer, Lenzing leverages JDA to minimize waste and make the entire supply chain leaner, reducing planning and decision-making time by 50% with JDA solutions.

Do you have a story to share? Submit to speak at ICON with our call for speakers form, and don’t forget to apply for a JDA Customer Award by March 23, 2020!

Registration is Now Open!

Register for ICON 2020 before December 31 to catch our super early bird rate and take an EXTRA $100 off the already-low early bird rate of $1,495 (PRO TIP: Use this to convince your boss.)! And don’t forget to tell all your code-writing friends about our one-day developers conference, DEVCON! Join us in Denver for our second annual developers conference and an all new, immersive experience in tandem with ICON – Register today!