2003 ADEXA CUSTOMER SUMMIT SPEAKER BIOS
November 10-11, 2003
The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Co-Founder and Vice President
of Business Development, Optiant
directs the company's industry alliances and business development,
ensuring that all company activities reflect Optiant's customer-centric
philosophy. In the past decade, he has acquired a hands-on
understanding of the dramatic changes affecting manufacturers.
This perspective has shaped the company's conviction that
superior supply chain performance will determine market leadership.
He brings to the company consulting expertise in multiple
industries, and director-level responsibility for extremely
large-scale and time-sensitive logistics and supply chain
At Bain & Company, he helped dozens of technology, manufacturing,
wireless, aerospace and financial services companies create
new strategies and new programs in sales, marketing, production
and distribution. Before joining Bain, Mike spent five years
with the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of Captain
and was twice decorated for outstanding performance. His
achievements included managing a comprehensive upgrade of
the communications suite on the Vice-Presidential aircraft
fleet, Air Force Two. He also supervised the development,
production, and logistics and supply chain performance of
electronics manufacturing lines for several large defense
Mike earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Northwestern
University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern's J.L. Kellogg
Graduate School of Management.
Manager of Supply Chain Modules,
Nathalie is a management professional with over nine years
of middle management experience in engineering and manufacturing
industries. She has directed several aspects of material,
planning, project and supply chain management and implementation.
Nathalie also works as a strategic business partner with management
to align supply chain management goals with overall corporate
Her professional experience has spanned across the world
where her responsibilities have included 18 months in France
as a Sales Assistant for the Asian market, four years in Thailand
as Materials Manager with responsibility for a team of 25
employees, one year in China as Planning Manger with responsibility
for a team of 25 employees and three years in San Diego as
the project leader for Supply Chain Management implementation
in Pulse’s Chinese factories and worldwide business
Her academic credentials include a BS Degree, Business Administration
from E.S.I.A.E. International Business School in France and
an Associate Degree, Marketing from Jean- Michel Business
School in France.
Chief Executive Officer, ChainLink
For more than two decades, Ann Grackin has been on the frontlines
of the Supply Chain Management technology and eCommerce frontier,
leading global strategy and technology implementations in multiple industries.
As a partner and cofounder of ChainLink
Research, Ms. Grackin is responsible for leading
the firms Supply Chain strategy. She comes to this position
with a parallax view from seeing all angles of the supply
chain problem-as an end-user implementer in a global fortune
100 firm, a technologist, a global consultant, an executive
in a Supply Chain software firm, a columnist in the leading
Supply Chain magazines, and one of the leading analysts in
Before coming to ChainLink Research, Ms. Grackin served as
the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy at AMR Research.
Ms. Grackin, a popular speaker and respected writer on supply
chain management best practices and technology, is a graduate
of the Harvard School of Executive Management and the Sloan
School of Strategic Planning.
Supply Chain Planning Manager,
Skyworks Solutions Inc.
David has worked in Supply Chain Management and Operations
for over 13 years, and is currently responsible for supply
forecasting and planning for Skyworks
Solutions’ internal and external wafer
fabs and assembly and test sites.
In addition, David was a member of the implementation team
that designed, developed and deployed the Adexa planning system
in 2000. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering
from Cal Poly State University, Pomona.
Planning Systems Development
Manager, Analog Devices
For the last 14-years, Brad Martin is has been involved in
the enhancement and implementation of Analog
Devices' manufacturing technologies. He
has focused on supply chain, enterprise planning and
order scheduling environments and the synchronization of systems
to leverage their value to deliver higher returns to the enterprise.
Brad obtained a BS degree fromCornellUniversityin Chemical
Engineering (1984), and an MBA fromBostonUniversity(1989).
We look forward to seeing you on November 10th,
and if you have any immediate questions, please contact Cyd
Durden at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (310) 642-2107.