Telstra and IBM: A partnership to re-invent supply chain – Jon Young and Laurent Lambert

Jon Young, Industry Executive, Telstra
Laurent Lambert, Head of Blockchain and Practice Leader, IBM Consulting


The pandemic put supply chain in the spotlight like never before. While it has proved challenging, it has also provided supply chains with an opportunity to adapt and transform. IBM and Telstra have partnered to combine IBM’s global expertise with Telstra’s local capability to help the Australian supply chain industry.

Jon Young, and Laurent Lambert join us on stage now to discuss Telstra and IBM’s common vision to build a resilient supply chain platform.

Embedding circular solutions into supply chains and the financial and environmental impact this delivers – Ryan Swenson

Ryan Swenson, Head of ESG & Corporate Affairs, Officeworks



Points being discussed include:

  • Embedding circular solutions into your culture and operations
  • How to maximise your environmental impact with suppliers and partners?
  • Responding to consumer demand – developing the guidelines for a company’s supply chains to be accepted by society

Turning goals into opportunities: Advance sustainable supply chains as a business imperative – IBM Keynote Panel Discussion


Adam Williams, Head of Growth, Rail and Transit Systems, Downer
Tamara Robinson, Go-to-Market Advisor, IBM Sustainability Software

Panel Moderator:

Deborah Walker, Partner, Finance and Supply Chain Transformation Service Line Lead, IBM Consulting


The title of the discussion isTurning goals into opportunities: Advance sustainable supply chains as a business imperative” and it is focusing on how sustainable, agile and resilient supply chains can be achieved by putting data and AI to work with data-driven, predictive decision intelligence that optimise asset performance, automate enterprise operations, and drive customer satisfaction.


Balancing resilience, sustainability and the human element in the age of disruption on supply chains and commerce – Darren Wedding

Darren Wedding, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Super Retail Group



The presentation focused on how to “balance resilience, sustainability and the human element”

Key points being discussed include:

  • Re-thinking the business model to prepare for a dual-speed recovery for both supply and demand
  • Fostering innovation and creativity to create new ways of thinking the supply chain
  • The growing importance of ESG and how sustainability can improve the relationship between corporates and suppliers


Sam McCool, CEO & Founder,


Opening remarks by Sam McCool, Professional Master of Ceremonies at, at the Supply Chain Evolve Forum 2022, Melbourne.
Huge welcome to all our attendees, sponsors, delegates and speakers, and thank you for being here.
Our Supply Chain Experts are on site and we are committed to deliver a great event filled with the latest news, practices and solutions to your business challenges.


Impact and influence of supply chain sustainability – Keynote Panel Discussion


Chris Foley, Head of Energy and Environment, Kmart Group
Ro Coroneos, Head of Responsible Sourcing, LendLease
Justin Merrell, Group Environment Director, Lion

Panel Moderator:

Cathy-Anne Jones, Director, SCLAA (Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia)


Our last panel of the day, at the Supply Chain Evolve Forum Sydney 2022, is again dealing with supply chain sustainability and moderated by Cathy-Anne Jones, Director at SCLAA.

Key points discussed:

  • How can companies start their sustainability journey with so limited visibility on their end-to-end supply chain?
  • What makes sustainable supply chain assessment challenging?
  • When walking the walk isn’t enough – how to keep supply chain sustainability on the board’s agenda?

Sustainable supply chains – making a difference at scale to drive industry-wide change – Melissa Hamilton

Melissa Hamilton, Sustainability Manager, IKEA Australia


As Ikea is planning to become a climate positive business by 2030, we hear from Melissa
how IKEA Australia is working with partners to influence and support different areas of their supply chains to decarbonise and create greater impact, and what customers expect of a sustainable business in partnering with like-minded suppliers

Building integrated planning and optimisation models that deliver resilient results – Panel Discussion


Sari Maarit Mackay, Supply Chain Director, Diageo
Maximo Giudici, Director Supply Chain Planning, Schneider Electric

Panel Moderator:

Cathy-Anne Jones, Director, SCLAA (Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia)


The panel spoke about “Building integrated planning and optimisation models for resilient results”:
Keypoints include:

  • Planning for supply chain challenges that demand a new approach
  • Optimising the core to create value and realise efficiencies across a highly complex and large‑scale supply chain
  • Transforming for tomorrow and creating the new to deliver resilient results