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October 4, 2022 | 12PM EST | Virtual Event

Global Digital Dialogue 2022
Presented by SiliconExpert

The purpose of the 2022 Global Digital Dialogue

Exploring the width and depth of chaos impacting all realms of your supply chain. Expanding threats require more innovation. Join as we dialogue on how your peers are re-thinking supply chain risk through a balance of efficiency and resiliency.



Unable to attend live?  Registration will include access to the On-Demand recording following the event. 


Why Attend?

Supply chains are the backbone for the global economy. Life as we know it depends on global supply chains being able to effectively source and collaborate across trading partners and business-to-business networks.

Enterprise face new threats to their supply chain every day. Legacy supply chain management techniques haven’t kept up. Modern supply chain management teams must be equipped to quickly and efficiently adjust operations to manage through disruptions and even get ahead of them to minimize the impact of events before they occur. With access to real-time, trusted data and a strong ecosystem of partners, companies at the forefront of innovation are leveraging disruptions to improve business outcomes.

By joining us at this year’s event, you’ll be able to hear the dialogue, understand the metaverse, learn the modern-day strategies and tools for building resilience within your supply chain.

Talking Points



Ross Valentine

Vice President and General Manager | SiliconExpert

I'm a Scot in Colorado, working for the world's largest electronics distributor. For 20 years I've been working with OEMs, EMS companies, suppliers and distributors helping to shape and unlock possibility in high-tech supply chains around the world. The next several decades are full of innovation and possibility as companies future-proof their supply chains and pave the future of the planet. Look out for everything from Ecosystems to Platforms and from Artificial Intelligence to Cybersecurity and from Digitalization to Resilience and from Sustainability to the Metaverse!


Enda Ruddy

Managing Director, Global Computing, Data & Market | Converge

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, and now living in Amsterdam. Enda has expertise in electronic components procurement & distribution, obsolescence management, surplus & excess inventory, Q360 quality management, high reliability, shortages & end-of-life components (EOL), Computing - sourcing & inventory management, quality management, supply chain optimization. Currently Global Director for Converge and is responsible for the EMEA region and our obsolescence business globally.

My personal connection to work is very strong. I can compare it to my soccer team: it feels like a community. That’s something I really appreciate. When you talk about sales, it’s now consultative. Purchasing is more about risk management; finance is figuring out how to work with customers that receive the goods only when a lengthy testing process is finished; and marketing is also doing excellent work with the FOM brand and events. So, obsolescence is an important piece of the Converge jigsaw. We’re all involved in it, but all the other areas such as CPU sales, tech products, cost savings, etc. are just as essential.

Converge is a portfolio distributor serving many types of customers in different ways. Obsolescence is just one part of that offering. What’s interesting is that it touches every department, especially quality and operations – those teams do an amazing job, including getting quality certifications and handling complex component inspections.


Moa Eriksson

Vice President of Operations, Arrow Global Supply Chain Services | Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Moa is Global Vice President of Operations for Arrow Global Supply Chain Services - an Arrow division that helps enable clients with control, resilience, and visibility of their supply chain.
She is an expert in developing and deploying solutions across high-tech companies in highly complex and global environments and leads a customer-focused service organization across Asia, Europe and Americas.

Moa specializes in strategic and transformative supply chain initiatives for clients and her team helps guide change management and continuous process improvements.

As a female leader in technology, Moa helps develop and inspire the next generation of diverse supply chain and operations talent.  Her passion is developing people in a global environment, promoting a creative and collaborative culture. She promotes an agile approach to solving problems and has a passion for delivering an exceptional customer experience in a world that is increasingly challenging and continuously changing.


Dwight Morse

Group Product Manager, Supply Chain | SiliconExpert

Dwight manages supply chain solutions for SiliconExpert that provide customers with insight to potentially adverse events, share first mover reactions and deliver full visibility to their ordered inventory. He has spent his career in high tech, helping organizations achieve better business outcomes through software.


Jonathan DeMent

Vice President, Cost & Asset Optimization, IBM Systems

Jonathan DeMent currently holds the position of Vice President of Cost and Asset Optimization for IBM Systems Group.  Often referred to as the “Cost Czar”, Jonathan’s role focuses on improving profit and cash optimization across procurement, supply chain, inventory, manufacturing, service, support, IT, global operations, and finance.  His team leverages advanced data analytics, including AI, to identify and execute on cost savings and recovery opportunities across the IBM product portfolio.  In addition, Jonathan owns the Global Asset Recovery Services (GARS) group for IBM that focuses on sustainability and lifecycle management, including the Certified Pre-owned and Used product offerings for IBM Mainframe, Storage, and Power product portfolios.  Previous roles at IBM include business development, systems’ engineering, and microprocessor design.  Jonathan is a Duke and Stanford graduate with B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering, respectively.


Elaine Cartier

Senior Director of Digital Transformation for Supply Chain, Ciena

Elaine Cartier is the Senior Director, Digital Transformation for Supply Chain at Ciena, a networking systems, services, and software company.  Elaine is passionate on delivering the best business outcome through digital transformation, agile and innovation.  With her 20+ years experience in leading technology teams delivering end to end business capabilities, she has transformed technology, organization structure and processes into outcome based product teams to drive online/offline revenue, while influencing the entire organization to structure the same way to achieve better results.  She is focused on creating a process and mindset that focus on improving customer experience and meet customer needs by leveraging the Human Design Thinking principles to develop technology solutions and strategies.  She has accelerated speed to market with improved quality products by collaborating and enabling IT organization with innovative process changes to adopt agile methodology, innovate with human center design and deploy Dev Ops capabilities with API and Microservices Architecture.  In recent years, she transitioned from IT application development space to focus on digital transformation and have achieved in developing the digital transformation framework, program governance, team structure and a rigorous approach to deliver substantial cost reduction, revenue improvement and productivity gains. 


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