Karin Bursa serves as Executive Vice President at Logility, where she oversees the company’s market positioning, strategy development, solutions marketing, media relations, lead generation, business development and branding. Karin is known for her strategic vision, industry knowledge and expertise in the development, support and marketing of software solutions to accelerate and automate enterprise-wide operations including advanced analytics, supply chain management, manufacturing, retail, sales and operations planning and financial management. She began her career with Accenture where she focused on the manufacturing and telecommunications industries. Karin is often quoted in industry publications, speaks frequently at industry forums and is active in industry thought leadership forums including APICS and CSCMP. Recognized for her leadership and achievements at Logility, Karin was named the 2009 Technology Marketing Executive of the Year by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and a 2018 Supply and Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know. She is also an APICS Atlanta Executive Advisory Board member and a member of the Empty Stocking Fund Board of Directors. Connect with Karin Bursa on LinkedIn and follow Logility on Twitter.
Chris Barber serves as Chief Executive Officer for North America for GreyOrange. GreyOrange is a multinational technology company that designs, manufactures and deploys advanced robotics systems for automation in distribution and fulfillment centers. Through the use of flexible automation, the power of AI and exceptional customer service, we work closely with businesses to recognize their needs, optimize the supply chain and enhance process efficiency. As we prepare businesses for the future, our customers can focus on what they do best: create, sell and innovate. We help our customers evolve their business, without sacrificing what makes it unique. Founded in 2011, GreyOrange is headquartered in Singapore with offices in India, Japan, Germany and USA, and three state-of-the-art research and development centers in India, USA and Singapore. To know more, visit www.GreyOrange.com. Connect with Chris Barber on LinkedIn and follow GreyOrange on Twitter.
Will Haraway is Founder & Lead Evangelist at Backbeat Marketing. Will has 20 years of executive experience in B2B Technology Marketing. Will is a certified analyst relations practitioner by the Knowledge Capital Group and has helped companies including Manhattan Associates, Aptos, Atlantix Global Systems, American Software and Rubicon Global improve their brand reputations with marketing results that help increase sales. Will also serves as a member of the APICS Atlanta Executive Advisory Board. The Backbeat team includes lead generation, digital marketing, media relations and content marketing specialists with a combined 50 years of experience in their chosen disciplines. Connect with Will on LinkedIn and learn more about Backbeat Marketing here: www.backbeatmarketing.com
Ben Harris is Director of Supply Chain Ecosystem Expansion for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Ben comes to the Metro Atlanta Chamber after serving as Senior Manager, Market Development for Manhattan Associates. There, Ben was responsible for developing Manhattan’s sales pipeline and overall Americas supply chain marketing strategy. Ben oversaw market positioning, messaging and campaign execution to build awareness and drive new pipeline growth. Prior to joining Manhattan, Ben spent four years with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Center of Innovation for Logistics where he played a key role in establishing the Center as a go-to industry resource for information, support, partnership building, and investment development. Additionally, he became a key SME for all logistics and supply chain-focused projects. Ben began his career at Page International, Inc. where he drove continuous improvement in complex global supply chain operations for a wide variety of businesses and Fortune 500 companies. An APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Ben holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration (EMBA) and bachelor’s degree in International Business (BBA) from the Terry College at the University of Georgia. Connect with Ben on LinkedIn and learn more about the Metro Atlanta Chamber here: www.metroatlantachamber.com
Scott W. Luton is the founder of Supply Chain Now Radio and also serves as Managing Partner for TalentStream. He has worked extensively in the end-to-end Supply Chain industry for more than 15 years, appearing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dice and Quality Progress Magazine. Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta and was also named to the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. As a Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott also volunteers on the Business Pillar for VETLANTA, and maintains active membership in the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance & CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable. Connect with Scott Luton on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @ScottWLuton. He can also be reached by email. Learn more about WBENC-certified TalentStream here, a leading recruiting & staffing firm that helps companies find top talent in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain space.: www.talentstreamstaffing.com