Speakers

Dominique Simpson Milton is President & CEO of the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC / The Council). Prior to assuming this role in June 2018, Milton served as the Director of Corporate Services for CVMSDC, overseeing an affiliate office of the Council in Charleston, South Carolina. Along with her experience as a business owner, Milton also brings more than 35 years of corporate experience to the Council. Read More

Andrea Horn is a Manager at SAS Institute which provides analytics software and solutions for a vast array of industries spanning banking, government, life sciences and healthcare. She currently manages SAS’ corporate-wide supplier diversity program where she works to advance business opportunities for minority, women, veteran, disabled and LGBTQ business owners. Her supplier diversity advocacy began over 13 years ago at Duke University and Health System where she worked in their supplier diversity program from 2007-2017. Read More

Brad Mierenfeld Brad has over 20 years experience in a variety of technology roles at Capital One. He currently leads technology strategy and delivery for Capital One’s procurement organization. His focus is on creating automation and developing new toolsets in order to improve the customer experience of procurement stakeholders. Read More

Chris McAuley Chris has 31 years of experience in the Fraud and Security Intelligence industry, and is a charted accountant with a background in software development. He has worked on client engagements in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and in North and South America. Read More

Dupre Jones is Manager for Global Logistics Procurement and Operations at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions in Durham, NC. At TGCS, he and his team ensure seamless delivery of components to the Point of Sale (POS) and Self-Checkout (SCO) manufacturing lines as well as timely delivery of these products to customers in retail industry. He has extensive experience delivering cost savings via contract negotiation, total cost of ownership and business process engineering for Global 100 companies in over 20 countries. In the area of supply chain, his achievements include sourcing, operations and vendor management projects in road freight, 3PL warehousing/fulfillment, reverse logistics, ocean / air freight, contingent labor / consulting, and spend analytics solutions. Read More

Ezekiel Dixon-Román Ezekiel Dixon-Román is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Director of Penn’s Master of Science in Social Policy program and Chair’s the Data Analytics for Social Policy certificate.Read More

Gary Storr Currently Gary is General Manager of Trust Your Supplier, a revolutionary new supplier information management marketplace that connects business partners through a trusted, validated, blockchain-based network. In his role Gary is responsible for all business operations, overseeing commercial solutions, product vision and direction, roadmap execution, and portfolio strategy.Read More

Jonathan Wilkins is the Program Manager of Supplier Diversity for Lenovo. As Program Manager of Supplier Diversity, Jonathan administers all of Lenovo’s supplier diversity efforts to support internal and external customer needs. He works closely with Lenovo’s Procurement groups to promote supplier diversity throughout the organization.Read More

Matt Kapadia is the Client Solutions Lead for the Procurement Transformation & Operations organization. Within this role Matt has responsibility for delivery of all go-to-market procurement transformation and technology solutions. This portfolio of solutions includes Cognitive, Analytics, Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation amongst others.Read More

Raj Kamra is a data science leader and AI/ML advisor with a passion for turning data into products, actionable insights and driving meaningful business outcomes.Read More