After the incredible success of the previous edition, we are excited to announce that Inchainge Connect will be brought to you as an exclusive Global Online Event on the 30th of March 2022!
The theme will be ‘The EdTech Revolution in Higher Education – Accelerating Value Chain Excellence & a Sustainable Future with game-based learning’.
We are honored to announce several world-renowned Keynote speakers who will be presenting very interesting topics.
Inchainge Connect prioritizes what’s most important in value chain education, so you can take back strategies and concepts to reinvent or re-establish your course or department. Attendees will be presented with a wide range of actionable ideas. What will you take back to prepare your students for the future?
In support of educators around the globe we are offering free access to an extended 3-block program (morning, afternoon & evening) accessible to all time zones. Join from any time zone at your own convenience. Take full advantage of our exciting program and attend as many sessions as you find interesting.
Sara has worked in six universities in Australia and the United Kingdom in various roles from Research Fellow to Deputy Vice Chancellor, with experience in education and research portfolios. Moving into industry as a Director of Education for a PLC company and a School Leader for InterHigh and Academy21, Sara is now Executive Director at StudyGroup focusing on international and transnational education.
She is a passionate advocate for high quality learning and teaching and applied, translational and discovery research that creates social and economic benefits for local, regional and international growth and renewal.
Known for her expertise in education, she has raised research and development funding, set up the Serious Games Institute and supported regional growth and development, innovation and accelerators.
Sara publishes widely in the areas of game-based learning, e-learning and education policy. She has published seven books and 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, as well as over 20 book chapters and 100 technical reports and strategies. Her Routledge book series: Digital Games and Learning explores the efficacy of games as learning tool.
Her cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral influence upon the academic domains of educational technology and higher education policy and leadership development has been fostered by sitting on over 80 programme committees and advisory groups, and undertaking over 160 international keynotes, presentations and public lectures in four continents.
Sara is currently working as a University Governor and holds a Visiting Professorship and Fellowships. She is a thought leader in her field and was recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company.
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The reality as we experience it is often complex, ill-defined, and dynamic in nature. The changes within that reality, whether ecological, social, or technological, are rapid and discontinuous. So, if you want to understand what the future might or should be like, learn how to influence it or adapt to it, and build your confidence in achieving that future, what do you do? You play.
Serious gaming as a process of play and serious games as instruments of play, are in effect simulations of our perceptions of reality, providing experiential environments for learning and enabling change.
The presentation will focus on three key questions: what serious gaming is, why should we care about it, and what are the key areas for future research if we want to increase the societal impact of serious gaming.
Ivo Wenzler is currently holding a position of a professor of Serious Gaming at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences. His focus is on conducting innovative research into the design, implementation, and value contribution of serious gaming, as well as on development of university level curricula with and about serious gaming. Prior to his appointment at NHL Stenden (in 2019) he had a 23-year career as a Senior Principal at Accenture Strategy and was holding a position of associate professor and senior researcher at the Delft University of Technology. Before Accenture he was the Head of Policy Analysis Group at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and Research Associate at the University of Michigan. Throughout his consulting and academic career, he has been focusing on development and implementation of change management, business modeling, workforce planning, and simulation and serious gaming approaches aimed at helping his clients deal with their business transformation challenges. He often presents at international conferences and publish regularly in the field of serious gaming, change management, and simulation-based modeling, with more than 50 publications in professional journals and books.
Daniel Stanton, PMP, CSCP, SCPro, CSSBB, is an award-winning business educator, a supply chain executive, and entrepreneur. Known as “Mr. Supply Chain,” he’s the author of best-selling book Supply Chain Management For Dummies, which has been translated into several languages. Daniel is also co-founder of a tech startup called SecureMarking and he’s a professor at Bradley University. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed over 1 million times. Daniel believes that supply chains are key to understanding how businesses deliver value to customers, and projects are the way we make improvements to supply chains. You can learn more about his work, and follow him on social media, at danielstanton.com.
Dr. Eveline van Zeeland uses insights from neuroscience to design better solutions for the fields of marketing, management and education. She is author of the books ‘Marketing Design’ (awarded with the Dutch Marketing Literature Prize 2020 and elected by MT/Sprout as one of the top 10 best marketing books ever) and ‘Basisboek Neuromarketing’. Eveline wrote multiple articles on the neuroscience of trust, which are published in prestigious academic journals. Eveline is an expert in design thinking and coaches organizations, professionals and students on how to apply design thinking in their everyday practice. Eveline has been a university teacher for almost twenty years and was nominated for teacher of the year (2009) at Maastricht University.
Dr Wayne Visser is an idea-monger, storyteller, and meme weaver. He is a globally recognized Cambridge “pracademic” and the author of 40 books, including Thriving: The Breakthrough Movement to Regenerate Nature, Society, and the Economy. His work as a champion for thriving, strategy analyst, sustainability academic, documentary filmmaker, and professional speaker has taken him to 77 countries. He is listed as one of the world’s top 10 most influential faculty thinkers on social media on issues of responsible business, a top 100 influencer on corporate social responsibility and sustainable business, a top 100 thought leader in trustworthy business, and a top 100 sustainability leader.
Dr. Visser currently serves as head tutor, fellow, and lecturer at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, as well as professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School, where he holds the world’s first academic chair in sustainable transformation, supported by BASF, Port of Antwerp, and Randstad. He is also a director of the think tank and media company Kaleidoscope Futures and founder of CSR International. Previous roles include director of Sustainability Services for KPMG and strategy analyst for Capgemini in South Africa.
Andre Kreie (MSc, PhD) is Director Global Logistics Education with the Kühne Foundation based in Schindellegi, Switzerland, and also works as Vice Dean at the German Foreign Trade and Logistics Academy (DAV) in Bremen, Germany. He is a Business Economist and holds a PhD and Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Dr Kreie also completed a professional multi-year traineeship with a logistics company to understand and apply all operational procedures required in sea-, air-, and land-transportation. Prior to joining the Kühne Foundation, Dr Kreie gained further work experience in the supply chain business with a globally operating logistics service provider and worked as project manager for logistics design and operations with a leading European DIY-retailer. Dr Kreie has been teaching intensively in business programs at different universities and further education institutions and his research interest is on organizational and network learning, and supply chain risk management to enable the adaptations of logistical systems to a changing environment. Dr Kreie won the International Emerald/EFDM Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for his PhD thesis on “The Adaptation of Supply Chains to Climate Change”. Present activities for the Kühne-Foundation involve global projects in advanced and higher education in logistics with a particular focus on university capacity building in logistics and supply chain management, i.e. Bachelor, Master, and PhD-Degree programs in LSCM. Further, Dr. Kreie leads the logistics training unit which addresses operational transportation topics as well as leadership and strategic elements for young professionals and more experienced management. The Kühne Foundation Global Logistics Education Program currently targets the regions Europe, East-and West-Africa, Central Asia, and South-East Asia.
Björn Claes is Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at The Open University Business School in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. His research interests are related to the behavioral aspects in operations and supply chain management and to business processes in general. His work has been published in journals such as Human Resource Management, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Prometheus, Supply Chain Forum, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, among others. He regularly teaches courses (including The Fresh Connection) at Kedge Business School in France, at IE Business School in Spain, and at Cranfield School of Management in the UK.
Christiaan de Goeij is a project manager and researcher in the field of Supply Chain Finance at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands, and Politecnico di Milano in Italy. He started his career as a policy advisor in Economic Affairs and worked at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and the Province of South Holland. After that he became a researcher and lecturer at Utrecht University and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in the field of Airport/Seaport Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
At Windesheim he is teaching supply chain courses using business simulation gaming and managing large-scale research projects on Supply Chain Finance with corporates, SMEs and industry associations in The Netherlands. Furthermore, he is writing project proposals for grants. In 2017 he won the RAAK-award for best applied research project in The Netherlands.
Dr. Christopher A. Boone serves as an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Marketing, Quantitative Analysis & Business Law at Mississippi State University. Professor Boone has extensive experience teaching supply chain courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels and has received awards for teaching excellence at multiple universities. Professor Boone is also an award-winning scholar. His primary research interest is supply chain strategy and decision making. Topical themes of his research include studies on supply chain resiliency, service parts management, logistics service quality, product recalls, digital transformation, data quality, and supply chain analytics. Prior to entering academia, Professor Boone served 22 years in the United States Air Force. During his military career he served in a variety of logistics and transportation related assignments and commanded both an operational and combat logistics squadron.
Corine van der Sloot is an experiential learning, and Supply Chain Management professional, with over 20 years of business experience. She has held positions in different roles in multinationals (Philips), SME’s, her privately owned company, and was managing partner of a start-up company. At Inchainge Corine is Global Director of Education, as well as Senior Trainer. Corine is connected with the global leading universities in Supply Chain Management, and working on further business development of the academic market for the business simulation games that Inchainge has developed. Corine has an APICS certification and has finished different modules of the MIT EDX Supply Chain Management course program. She is an entrepreneur, always looking for opportunities, signaling those opportunities, and she dares to take risks if it serves a good purpose. Corine is board member of CSCMP Benelux RT, and is the Dutch representative of BVL (German SCM and Logistics Association) in the Netherlands. In her private live Corine is married, has two children, and is active as a running trainer.
Dmitrii Gavrilov is an author and presenter of operational management programs, APICS CPIM, CSCP, LTD, SCORP, APICS Master Instructor.
Ed Weenk MSc PDEng is an experienced lecturer, corporate advisor and workshop and training facilitator. His professional passions are sustainable operations and supply chain, managers and management, projects and project management, train¬ing and teaching, and business simulations and experiential learning.
He has extensive practical experience since the mid-1990s in managing interna¬tional logistics and distribution projects at strategic and operational level and is a strong believer in the principles of experiential learning. Alongside his practice as an independent professional, he is delivery partner and authorized trainer in the Inchainge business simulations of the Netherlands and the Palatine Group in New York.
Ed collaborates as a Senior Associate Professor at business schools such as EADA Barcelona (Spain), Maastricht School of Management (the Netherlands), TIAS School for Business and Society (the Netherlands), Antwerp Management School (Belgium), WU Wien Executive Academy (Austria), Rotterdam School of Management (the Netherlands) and Centrum Graduate School of Business (Lima, Peru). His specialization is on the topics of operations and supply chain management, circular economy, project management, and intra- and entrepreneurship.
Ed has previously written a management book, The Perfect Pass: What the manager can learn from the football trainer, published in English, Spanish and Dutch, about the importance of seeing the big picture, having good internal and external alignment and achieving coherence at all levels. In 2019 his second book was published, titled Mastering the Supply Chain: Principles, practice and real-life applications, now available in English and Dutch. Similar to Mastering the Circular Economy, this book combines relevant theory and frameworks with practical appli¬cation through a business simulation.
Egge Haak (57) started his career with several Supply Chain management positions in the industry. Egge made the transition to business consultancy in 1996. In 2001 he started Involvation, a mid sized consulting company in Supply Chain Management. As a partner he is involved in a large number of supply chain improvement projects. In 2010 he founded Inchainge, the company that drives several business (learning) simulations (like The Fresh Connection, The Cool Connection and The Blue Connection) on a global level.
He is the entrepreneurial type, building new things form scratch and working on new innovative ideas. Egge likes the motto of Maria Andretti (former F1 driver) : “ when everything is under control, you are driving too slow”
Egge likes sports like sailing, skiing, tennis and hockey.
Egge has a three kids (Karianne – 16, Minke – 19, Timo – 20) He lives in a small village in Mid-East of The Netherlands, near the woods.
Dr. Felisa Preciado Higgins is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and a Clinical Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Smeal College of Business. Dr. P, as many have come to know her, describes herself as a woman on a mission to change the world, one student at a time.
Dr. Higgins served as a 2016-2017 Administrative Fellow for the Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses prior to assuming her role as Associate Dean. She was awarded the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015, and the Smeal College of Business Fred Brand Jr. Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence in 2014.
She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Florida A&M University. Prior to joining Penn State, Dr. Preciado worked for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCC), where she was responsible for implementing process improvement solutions and demand planning methods throughout Latin America. Her previous work experience also includes the automotive and apparel industries.
Professor at Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau
Kaushik has more than 25 years’ experience in Business and Digital Transformation engagements globally, in leadership roles in Asia-Pacific and the USA. Currently, Kaushik runs his own boutique consulting practice as a Value Advisor for Digital Technologies, Supply Chain, and Sales Performance
Kaushik’s diversified industry leadership experience covers Consumer Products, Retail, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing, Financial Services and Telecommunications across Asia and North America. This has included career stints with SAP, Oracle, PwC Consulting and IBM. He has driven business transformation programs across multiple industries and counts among his clientele PPG, HP, Equinix, Fuji Xerox, Canon, Foxconn, Huawei, Motorola, Uniqlo and Standard Chartered Bank among others.
Before starting his own consulting and training initiative, Kaushik was at SAP as the Vice President of Industry Value Engineering and Presales Group for SAP, South East Asia. In this role he led Business Value selling, Market Planning, Account Planning and Business Development initiatives, across all product areas and industry verticals. He was also a member of the APJ Management Development Board at SAP.
Prior to SAP, he was with Oracle, where he operated in multiple roles; as the ASEAN Insight leader (a Technology Value Consulting group), Global Supply Chain Tiger Team lead for APAC, APAC Product Management leader for Supply Chain products and in Pre-Sales.
Kaushik is passionate about consulting, facilitating and mentoring. He is also associated with SMU, NTU and IIM Udaipur as Visiting/Adjunct Faculty where he takes Digital Transformation and Supply chain courses for Graduate and Undergraduate students.
Kaushik holds a PhD in Supply Chain Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a Bachelor of Engineering from NIT Trichy, both being top-tier educational institutes in India.
Even before I knew it I took a huge interest in how supply chains, and value chains worked. As a kid I could be glued to a television screen on Wednesday afternoons, to watch short movies about how things were made.
This has resulted in me being a trainer and educator in managing supply chains and value chains. I hugely enjoy to train, educate and learn from others at the same time. An important part of my role is consulting Learning and Development officers. I have the privilege to support them in developing and rolling out learning programs, so they can deliver desired learning outcomes. What I am passionate about is Experiential Learning, since it is so powerful and fulfilling at the same time. For learners as well as for trainers and educators.
In the last 15+ years I have accumulated thousands of training “flight hours” in multiple industries both at home and abroad. I have extensive experience with face-to-face delivery, online delivery and blended learning formats. A significant part of my training sessions I spend on training other trainers.
Dr. Hans van der Drift is partner at Involvation, a company that specialises in Supply Chain Management and optimisation. Hans is responsible for Involvation’s S&OP-IBP practice and has been involved in numerous consulting and training assignments in many different industries.
Before joining Involvation in 2008, Hans worked 15 years at Unilever, where he started as an internal supply chain consultant and subsequently became responsible for the supply chain of Iglo and later Lever Fabergé. In the latter job, he was the driving force behind the MCC (Manufacturers Consolidation Centre), the joint distribution centre of Lever Fabergé and Kimberly-Clark. This centre was awarded several national logistics prizes, because of its innovative and environmentally friendly design. During his last four years at Unilever, Hans worked as Plan Program Director for Europe. During his years at Unilever and Involvation, he built up a broad experience in supply chain optimisation and management, including S&OP, demand and supply planning and distribution.
Hans holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology.
Prof. Igor Lopes is an Industrial Engineer from the Technological University of Havana, he received a PhD in Technical Sciences focusing in Logistics and Supply Chain (2013), is active in Teaching, Research and Business Consulting. He has accumulated more than fifteen years of experience as a teacher at Universities in Cuba and Latin America, and ten years of experience in joint work with Universities Worldwide, specially in Germany. Igor is also an Education Associate of Inchainge supporting universities in Latin America to utilize The Fresh Connection, The Cool Connection and The Blue Connection in their classrooms.
Luca M. Gelsomino, PhD, is a senior researcher at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, in The Netherlands, as well as the Academic Director of the Supply Chain Finance Community. Within the SCF Community he is in charge of promoting academic collaboration in Europe and in the rest of the world, as well as oversee collaborative research projects within the business school parts of the Community. As researcher, his interests lie in the study of Supply Chain Finance, the application of innovative information technologies (such as Blockchain and Internet of Things) to supply chains and the study of the financial performance of supply chains. He also teaches International Business and Managerial Accounting at the Windesheim Honours College. He got his PhD with merit at the School of Management, Politecnico di Milano, in Italy, with a thesis titled: “Measuring the financial performance of a supply chain for the optimal adoption of Supply Chain Finance solutions”.
Maryse Chappin is an assistant professor in Innovation Studies with a research focus on sustainable innovation, eco-innovation, collaboration and networks, and crowdsourcing
Michiel Steeman was selected in 2013 as the inaugural holder of the Supply Chain Finance Professorship at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. He is also the founder and chairman of the Supply Chain Finance Community that has already brought together over 30 leading business schools from more than 20 countries around the world who actively collaborate with companies, banks and governments in the developing field of Supply Chain Finance.
Michiel joined Nyenrode early 2012 to develop research and development projects in the area of Supply Chain Finance. Several research consortia were formed in which corporates, banks, consultancies, and governments were brought together. In 2020 Michiel concluded his PhD at Nyenrode and published his ‘Exploratory Study on Supply Chain Finance Schemes’.
In 2012 he joined Inchainge where he launched The Cool Connection, a business simulation and training tool that bridges the physical and financial supply chain by bringing together finance, sales, procurement and supply chain in a virtual decision making environment.
From 2009 to 2012 Michiel was elected into the Executive Committee of Factors Chain International, a worldwide organization with more than 300 member in over 65 countries. He holds a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
His working experience includes a variety of roles for Deutsche, NIB Capital, NMB-Heller such as relationship management, risk management and marketing. In his last role at ING he was member of the board and responsible for product development and strategy for leasing and factoring with operations in 14 countries and almost 3000 employees.
Nick Vyas is the Academic/Executive Director and Co-founder of the Center for Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) at the University of Southern California. As Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations, Nick teaches Lean Six Sigma, Supply Chain Finance, and Emerging Technologies. Previously Vyas managed global operations for Duty Free International, Sears, Federated Stores, and Toys R Us.
Noah Schaul is a Business Development Manager. He is originally from Luxemburg, lived in the Netherlands for 6 years, and currently lives in Barcelona, Spain. It was in the Netherlands where his studies and professional career started and are now still developing, as a business development manager at Inchainge. He is one of Inchainge’s master trainers for the circular business game The Blue Connection and a contributor to the textbook Mastering the Circular Economy. Very passionate about everything related to circularity, Noah is developing applied circular learning programs and inspiring companies to go circular in The Netherlands and beyond!
For the past few years (2017 to date) Oliver J. Ntenje has been involved in the development of the new International Business program of the International Business School. He has been involved in the development of the complete 4-year program.
From his role as program lead, member of both the curriculum committee and the assessment committee) he has worked tirelessly with his colleagues and management to come up with a fantastic program.
Rozanne Henzen holds an MSc in Strategic Communication Sciences from the University of Antwerp, and received a Fellowship at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship during her studies, both focusing on consumer behaviour and circularity for the textile industry.
Currently, Rozanne is researcher and innovation consultant within the Expertise Centre for Sustainable Transformation at Antwerp Management School (AMS). Her research and consultancy services involve research for several national and international research projects within the field of sustainable transformation.
She manages the AMS Corporate Leadership Groups, whereby companies jointly commit to public annual actions to promote the circular or well-being economy. As part of her work for AMS she gives Circular Economy 101 lectures and is part of the Global Leadership Skills faculty team.
Rozanne was previously a member of the Dutch National Think Tank focusing on Accelerating the Transition to a Circular Economy and conducted research on individual sustainability leadership.
In 2020 her first book was published for the Dutch market, titled De kleine Circulaire economie for Dummies, being the first official For Dummies book on a circular economy with a clear and thorough explanation, and tips to contribute to a fully circular Netherlands. She is currently being recognized for her sustainability efforts as one of the Sustainable Young 100 of 2020 in the Netherlands. In her spare time, she tries to make the complexity of a circular economy and other sustainability related topics accessible for everyone through her Instagram (@reduce.reuse.rznn). In doing so, she hopes that people will see the transition to a circular economy as an adventure, instead of a restriction.
President of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals CSCMP´s Colombian RT. Country Representative for Colombia at Inchainge – Advanced Business Simulation.
Magister in Advanced Engineering of Production, Logistics and Supply Chain, with broad experience of leading Logistics Procesess, Supply Chain Network Design SCND, Planning Process (S&OP/IBP) and Supply Chain Execution. Oriented to increase levels of global productivity, sustainability, profitability and efficiency for multiple companies across diverse industries such as Automotive, FMCG, Oil & Gas and Packaging. Moreover, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and project management using PMI methodology.
Teamwork and communication skills. Expertise in supply chain optimization, logistics management and continuous improvement processes in productive environments. Global mind set, abroad experience, transformational leadership, strategic thinking, goal-oriented, decision making skills and the ability to work with cross-functional and multi-cultural teams.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Pieter Klapwijk, born in Amsterdam, grew up in Brussels. He is currently active as one of the co-founders of the startup AgOS, which combines blockchain with Supply Chain Finance for agricultural supply chains. He is also emeritus professor in Supply Chain Management Economics and Supply Chain Finance at Nyenrode Business University. He is also a director and co-founder of the Supply Chain Finance Community and an independent consultant in this field.
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The program for March 30th, 2022 will be announced soon. Meanwhile, get an impression of what to expect by watching last year’s edition