What Does the Future Hold for SCM? Predictions for the Coming Year

  • November 16, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Computer History Museum - Mountain View
  • 3


  • For Members of CSCMP
  • Full table of 8, Must register all 8.
  • Pay at the door

Registration is closed

Event Overview:

This showcase CSCMP event will feature five (5) top supply chain professionals representing some of the most influential companies from the San Francisco Bay Area. Each panelist will be asked to present and justify two supply chain predictions for the coming year. Each panelist will have their prediction voted on by their fellow panelists and the audience. Note: Each panelist and each member of the audience will have both a red sign (disagree) and green sign (agree) to vote on the panelist’s predictions. The event is intended to be fun and to include the audience. The intent is to share some bold ideas and have fun doing so.


Carl Guardino, one of Silicon Valley’s most distinguished business and community leaders, is the President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association that represents more than 285 of Silicon Valley’s most respected companies.

In February 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Guardino to a four-year term on the California Transportation Commission. Silicon Valley Leadership GroupHe also serves on numerous other boards and is actively involved in a wide range of community organizations and projects. In 2000, the San Jose Mercury News named Guardino one of the “Five Most Powerful” people in Silicon Valley in a once-per-decade study.

Guardino has been the chief executive of the Leadership Group since 1997. He previously served as a vice president with the organization between 1991 and 1995. In between, he held an executive position in governmental affairs with Hewlett Packard. Earlier, he spent six years on the staff of Central Valley Assemblyman Rusty Areias, the last three as his chief assistant.


Mark BuckMark Buck,  MOD Global Supply Chain and Procurement Leader at BioRad, Inc. is responsible for managing supplier performance against key metrics from time to market, commodity & inventory cost reduction, quality improvement and risk mitigation to regulatory compliance - all while ensuring that inbound supply chains are focusedBioRad on environmental stewardship as expected of World-Class Suppliers.

Mark served in the United States Marines Corps, achieving the rank of Captain while completing deployments in Kuwait (Operation Desert Storm) and Somalia (Operation Restore Hope).  He earned a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois C-U, and an MBA from National University in La Jolla, California,  He serves or has served on boards including Go Green Initiative (led by his wife Jill Buck), Silver Beacon Partners, Eqnyte INC, eRoom (later bought by Documentum), and CapOneSource.

Jim MillerJim Miller is VP of Worldwide Operations at Google, Inc.  Jim Miller joined Google in 2010. He previously was EVP of Sanmina-SCI Corporation where he has responsibility for their Industrial, CleanTech, MultiMedia and Automotive businesses. Prior to that, Jim served as EVP of Supply Chain and Product Management at First Solar, an industry-leading supplier of CdTe Thin Film Photovoltaic modules and systems.Google

Jim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a “MIT Leaders for Manufacturing” Fellow.

Kerry McCrackenKerry McCracken is the VP of Business Solutions for the Integrated Network Solutions Segment at Flextronics.  Her team is responsible for Business Process Design and Supply Chain Architecture and Implementation for Infrastructure Customers and Operations.  Ms. McCracken has over twenty years experience in Manufacturing Operations, Materials, IT Applications, and new product introductions. She joined Flextronics in 1998 from SiliconFlextronics Graphics Inc.  During her tenure at Flextronics, her team has been involved in: 15+ ultra large scale (>$400M, >3 Geo’s) supply chain acquisitions and/or transformations; 30+ ERP Deployments around the world; 30+ Global Supply Chain Automation projects; a variety of deployments of multi-party complex tax strategies; and a variety of Optimization Projects for Inventory, Cash Flow and Lead Time.  Ms. McCracken holds a BSEE from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

DennisOmanoffDennis Omanoff brings 25 years of executive, operational and quality control experience to his role at McAfee as Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, with additional overall responsibility for Corporate Facilities and Real Estate.  He is chiefly responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the company’s manufacturing, fulfillment and quality control functions for software and hardware-assisted security operating systems delivered to customers worldwide in the consumer, business and government sectors.McAfee

Omanoff was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Examiner and by the Governor California to serve on the Board of Directors of the California Center for Quality, Education and Development (CalQED).  He is a frequent speaker at industry events and lecturer at academic institutions.

Omanoff holds a Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a Master’s degree in business from the Hofstra Graduate School of Business.   He has attended The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for Corporate Governance as well as Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and The School of Engineering for Global Competitiveness.

Laura WilkinLaura Wilkin is a senior supply chain executive with over 20 years of experience in the retail, consumer products and consulting industries. Laura currently serves as the Divisional Vice President of Supply Chain - Pacific Division for Walmart Stores Inc.. In that capacity she is responsible for the operation of 10 grocery and general merchandise facilities that service Walmart stores in the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii.Walmart

Laura has also led Logistics and Supply Chain organizations for companies such as Gymboree, Sephora and Levi Strauss, where she was responsible for International and Domestic Transportation, Customs Compliance, Distribution and Customer Service for the Levi, Dockers and Levi Strauss Signature brands. She has also provided supply chain consulting services to Fortune 500 companies as part of Accenture’s Supply Chain Strategy Practice early in her career.

Laura holds a B.S. degree in Quantitative Business Analysis from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She is married, has two children and resides in Orange County, California.

Event Time: Thursday, November 16th

5:30 PM: Registration, Networking, & Museum Tours
6:30 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Program Speakers Plus Q&A
8:30 PM: Program Ends


Members - $70.00
General Admission - $85.00
Students - $25
Pay at the door - $90.00
Full Table $560 (8 @ $70)



Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 810-1010

Silicon Valley Innovator Level Sponsors:


Lean and Green SCM Level Sponsors:
NRW Invest
Event Contact:
Marty McMahon, CSCMP Membership Chair
Phone: 415-722-8966
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