'Ideas in Practice' Supply Chain Summit 2022: Realising the value of digitalisation

Hosted by Leeds University Business School, in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs, the Supply Chain Summit addresses the opportunities and challenges of the digitalisation of UK supply chains.

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Join our sixth annual Supply Chain Summit which brings together leading experts from business, industry, policy and academia to explore topics at the cutting edge of supply chain management.  

World events in recent times have led us all to experience difficulties sourcing products that we routinely took for granted. Global supply chains are disrupted by significant labour shortage, parts shortage, inflation and new technologies. What can be done about this? To be resilient, managers from all sorts of companies now realise that they need real-time, accurate information about their supply chain through digitalisation.

This summit invites experts from large and small enterprises to push forward the agenda on how digitalisation can help organisations to respond to such challenges.

The programme includes keynote and guest speakers, a panel and Q&A session, followed by a networking lunch.


Event Programme: 




Welcome and introduction

Karen French, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

Dr Kathryn Watson, Faculty Research Impact Manager at Leeds University Business School


Opening address by Chee Wong, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Leeds University Business School - Realising value from supply chain digitalisation: challenges and opportunities


Keynote 1 - Caroline Gorski, Chief Executive, R² Factory at Rolls-Royce - Understanding the complexity of major global supply chains


Keynote 2 - Sherin Mathew, Founder and CEO, Chief AI Strategist and Data/AI expert at AI Tech UK - AI and ethics


Coffee break


Panel discussion: Building UK industry and supply chain strength through greater digitalisation of SMEs

Chaired by David Loseby, Procurement and supply chain specialist; Professor of Research Impact in Supply Chain Management at Leeds University Business School

  • Chee Wong, Professor of Supply Chain Management
  • Jon Chesman, Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs 
  • Dr Jyoti Mishra, Associate Professor in Information Management
  • Jenny Powell, Founder and CEO, Calathea
  • Jen Robson, Head of Economic Growth and Resilience, West Yorkshire Combined Authority  
  • Tony Walsh, Non-Executive Director, NIC Services Group; Senior Advisor, LHH - part of the Adecco Group


David Loseby - Digital Transformations: It’s a people thing...


Event roundup by Chee Wong, Leeds University Business School


Networking lunch


Event close


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Grace Carter at Leeds University Business School.