Lora Cecere is Partner at Altimeter Group, a research insights group that provides companies with a pragmatic approach to understanding disruptive technologies. Cecere and her company focus on leadership and management, customer strategy, enterprise strategy, and innovation and design. As an enterprise strategist, Cecere focuses more closely on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first-mover advantage. Prior to the Altimeter Group, Cecere worked as an analyst for Gartner Group and spent several years in product marketing, corporate marketing and consulting for enterprise software companies.
Director of Forecasting and Demand Planning
Donald Reid is the Director of Forecasting and Demand Planning at MillerCoors and is also responsible for the S&OP process. In this capacity, Reid drives change and innovation and uses analytics to enable company decision making processes from planning to execution. MillerCoors is the recent joint venture between Miller Brewing Co. and Coors Brewing Co. Reid's 13 years of experience includes management consulting with a focus on supply chain strategy and retail operations management.
Manager of Corporate Forecasting
Kevin Nitz is the Manager of Corporate Forecasting at MillerCoors and is focused on process enhancement via technology enablers using advanced analytics such as causal-based forecasting. He currently leads a team of five forecasting and demand planning professionals integrated with supply chain, finance, commercial/sales and strategy. The team is in the process of implementing a transformational forecasting and demand-planning solution, blending advanced analytics (SAS®) with traditional enterprise resource planning (SAP).
Business Enablement Manager
SAS Manufacturing and Supply Chain Global Practice
As Business Enablement Manager, Charles Chase is the principal architect and strategist for delivering demand planning and forecasting solutions to improve SAS customers' supply chain efficiencies. Chase has more than 26 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, and is an expert in sales forecasting, market response modeling, econometrics and supply chain management.
Chase has also been named "2004 Pro to Know" in the 2004 February/March issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. He is the author of Demand-Driven Forecasting: A Structured Approach to Forecasting, published by John Wiley & Sons.