Solving Disruption With Data: Estée Lauder and Best Buy Execs Tackling Future-Proof Supply Chains at Analytics Unite

Liz Dominguez
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Analytics Unite

Analytics Unite is right around the corner, and what better way to prepare for tomorrow’s disruption than by forming imperative strategies today. During the 10-year anniversary of our industry-celebrated event, Pradipta Saha from Estée Lauder, Ashok Viswanathan from Best Buy, and Elena Alikhachkina, previously with Danone and now at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will give attendees the analytics tools they need to confront any incoming disruption concerns.  

Analytics Solving for Tomorrow’s Disruption

Thursday, May 4, 2023, 2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

We can’t predict the future, but how can we plan for it? This conversation will explore how analytics are being used to anticipate future disruption, particularly within complex global supply chains, and solve for it. We’ll discuss how analytics are empowering decision makers to anticipate change — a critical need in today’s ongoing uncertainty — and drive toward actions that result in growth.

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Pradipta Saha

Pradipta Saha

Executive Director of Digital Supply Chain, Estée Lauder

Saha leads analytics and insights for the global supply chain at The Estée Lauder Companies. Prior to Estée Lauder, he held a variety of global and regional analytics leadership roles at Mondelēz and Procter & Gamble.

Saha’s passion and expertise revolve around the strategic and operational design of supply chains to enable delivery of business outcomes. Besides end-to-end trade-offs between cost, cash, and service, he is particularly interested in the implications of external and internal risk, and over the years has led business teams to several high NPV decisions with sophisticated application of analytical and risk assessment frameworks.

Ashok Viswanathan

Ashok Viswanathan

Director of Supply Chain Analytics, Best Buy

Viswanathan has over 16 years' experience in driving supply chain transformation through innovative application of analytics and technology. At Best Buy, he leads a team of analytics professionals and product managers delivering solutions across transportation, warehousing, end-to-end network strategy, and reverse supply chain. He has a PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Binghamton University, is an adjunct faculty at Rutgers University, and speaks and publishes at various forums in the field of supply chain and analytics.

Elena Alikhachkina

Elena Alikhachkina

CDO, Digital & Data Analytics Executive, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Alikhachkina launched her career in management consulting by assisting companies in assessing global market opportunities. Her enthusiasm for data and technology was initially sparked by her interest in consumer and market insights. Over the years, she has had the privilege of collaborating with many exceptional individuals and working for prominent companies that have provided her with opportunities to travel and work in several countries across the globe.

Most recently, Alikhachkina has held two significant positions as the SVP digital CE at Roche and Global VP / CDO at Danone. As an adjunct professor at UALR, Alikhachkina teaches a special topics class entitled "CDO Fundamentals," where she imparts her knowledge and insights to students seeking to excel in the field of digital and data transformation.

Event Details

What: Analytics Unite is the premier event for the consumer goods and retail industries focused on the topics of data and analytics. CG and retail executives can expect to learn how to bring data to life; hear the most talented, forward-looking speakers; engage with solution providers that will help them achieve their objectives; collaborate with trading partners; partner across internal functional silos; and seek out next-generation talent.

When: May 3 - 5

Where: The Drake Hotel, Chicago

Why: This is a special year for Analytics Unite as we are celebrating 10 years of interactive education and invaluable networking. Join us for three, action-packed days of actionable takeaways from the industry’s leading analytics experts.

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