Tuesday, September 19, 9:00 am  - 10:15 am

The Future Is Already Here

ASUG CEO Geoff Scott will share his thoughts on the current state of B2B connections and value chains, the challenges and opportunities ahead for SAP customers, and how ASUG will help you navigate the road ahead.


Geoff Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG)

Geoff Scott is the Chief Executive Officer for the Americas' SAP Users' Group, the world's largest community of SAP professionals. He has more than two decades of experience as a chief information officer and senior IT leader.

Prior to his selection as CEO of ASUG, Scott served as the Chief Information Officer for TOMS Shoes. In this role, he held responsibility for global technology strategy, execution and operations. This included leading the implementation of SAP for TOMS in September of 2012, with a team of more than 100 people.

Scott has more than 20 years of ERP experience, including seven years of extensive SAP implementation and operations experience covering global operations. He has implemented SAP for a number of organizations of various sizes. His experience in the automotive, food, fashion/retail/apparel, and startup spaces brings unique and broad-based industry experience to ASUG.

He has experience with a number of SAP industry solutions—IS Oil, Catch Weight Management, retail, and Apparel/Footwear. His supply chain focus was on eliminating waste, redundancies, and unnecessary costs while improving on-time performance, quality, and customer relationships. Scott also worked closely with SAP on JBS's global purchases of SAP licenses.

Scott has served on a number of philanthropic boards and was the founding member of the Denver CIO Executive Council. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting as well as an MBA from Michigan State University.

Wednesday, September 20, 9:00 am  - 10:15 am

The Future of Supply Chain Management

There is no doubt that supply chains are changing fast. Dave Malenfant will address the trends, challenges, and opportunities of transforming supply chains to face the digital world. He will look at the impact of disruptive trends that are transforming supply chains from the traditional “push” supply chain to the resiliency of the “pull” supply chain. Dave will speak on how innovation is driving the need to have better customer linkage in all “links” of the supply chain. Supply chain complexity, technology and innovation, and the balanced scorecard will be highlighted as drivers of the new supply chain.


M. Dave Malenfant, Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Texas Christian University

M. Dave Malenfant currently serves as Director and oversees the Advisory Board for the Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Texas Christian University. Prior to this appointment, Dave served on the Advisory Board for the center from its inception in 2002. With a passion for talent development and career planning, Dave has helped develop the Executive Apprenticeship Program, judged the LINKS simulation game, and assisted students with internships and case competitions.

Given his vast knowledge of the end-to-end, integrated supply chain, Dave is a frequent speaker on Global Supply Chain Trends. He has consistently demonstrated his passion for Supply Chain management, developing talent, and the need to advance Supply Chain theory and innovation throughout a variety of industries.

Dave holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.Comm. (Honors) in Finance from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.

Thursday, September 21, 9:00 am  - 10:00 am

Customer Panel: How ASUG Members are Preparing for the Future Now

In all our discussion of the digital future’s imminent arrival and ASUG’s role as supply chains face the challenges and opportunities that come with it, an important question arises: What are ASUG members doing right now to prepare for the digital future?

Join David Wascom, CIO at Summit Electric and a former member of the ASUG board of directors, for a discussion with ASUG customer members about their supply chain innovations, lessons learned, and road maps for how SAP and ASUG fit into the future of supply chain at their organizations.

Facilitator: Dave Wascom, CIO, Vice President of Information Technology, Summit Electric

Christopher Yope, Associate Director, IT – S & OP Global, Kraft Heinz Company
Max Mendez, Supply Chain Director, Johns Hopkins
Carol Vollmer, Manager of Digital Technology, Graybar


Dave Wascom, CIO, Vice President of Information Technology, Summit Electric


Christopher Yope, Associate Director, IT – S & OP Global, Kraft Heinz Company


Carol Vollmer, Manager of Digital Technology, Graybar


Max Mendez, Supply Chain Director, Johns Hopkins