Town Hall: Leveraging External Data for Enhanced Decision Making and Navigating Planning Uncertainty
Sefa Sağlam
Central Demand Planning Manager
Haier Europe

Sefa is Central Demand Planning Manager at Haier Europe where he leads the central demand planning and statistical forecasting program for the Candy, Hoover and Haier brands. Prior to Haier Europe, he worked for Suominen Corporation, SC Johnson, Sealed Air and Reply Consulting in various demand planning and supply chain roles. Sefa holds a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and an M.Sc. in Management Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Domenico Canfora
Head of S&OP - UK & Ireland
Finning
Domenico has worked in various demand and supply roles across different industries in both the public and private sectors. He is currently the Head of S&OP for Finning UK & Ireland, where he leads their demand and supply activities along with the overall S&OP process. Domenico has led implementation of planning tools in multiple organisations including SAP APO at Kellogg’s, BOARD’s S&OP tool at AstraZeneca, and an in-house forecasting tool at LEGO, as well as Anaplan’s Demand and S&OP tool for a UK government entity. He holds a degree in Economics and Finance from Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy.
Charles Chase, CPF
Executive Industry Consultant
SAS Institute

Mr. Chase is an author, thought leader and trusted advisor delivering demand planning and forecasting solutions to improve consumer packaged goods companies supply chain efficiencies. Prior to that, he worked for various companies, including the Mennen Company, Johnson & Johnson, Consumer Products Inc., Reckitt Benckiser PLC, Polaroid Corporation, Coca Cola, Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, and Heineken USA. He has more than 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, and is an expert in sales forecasting, market response modeling, econometrics, and supply chain management. He is the author of several books, including Next Generation Demand Management: People, Process, Analytics, and Technology and Demand-Driven Forecasting: A Structured Approach to Forecasting. In addition, he is co-author of Bricks Matter: The Role of Supply Chains in Building Market-Driven Differentiation. He is also the second recipient of the IBF Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rich Wagner
Founder, President & Chief Product Officer
Prevedere
Rich helps companies to look beyond their own walls for key external drivers of financial performance. Utilizing millions of global metrics from data powerhouses like Nielsen, NASDAQ and the Federal Reserve, Rich has uniquely positioned Prevedere as a complementary solution to existing forecasting platforms by correlating external economic factors to corporate performance. Under Rich’s leadership, Prevedere has been named a “Cool Vendor in Information Innovation” by Gartner and an FP&A Innovation Awards winner in Forecasting and Planning.
Join us for a dynamic virtual town hall event as we explore the power of leveraging external data for informed decision-making in times of uncertainty. Engage with esteemed thought leaders and industry practitioners in demand planning, supply chain, finance, and operations for an illuminating panel discussion and audience Q&A.
You will learn:
  • Uncover the strategies to enhance decision-making using external data.
  • Learn to harness insights for business agility and growth.
  • Explore real-world cases of leveraging external data in demand planning, supply chain, and more
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