Meet the Speakers for Krypt Ascend Live Global Event 2021
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By: Krypt Team - September 17th, 2021




Krypt Ascend Live Event – Back Again

This year, we are back again with an all-new edition of the Krypt Ascend Live Event for Global Trade & Supply Chain on October 20-21, 2021.

This two-day live virtual event promises to bring you sessions packed with resourceful & informative topics and also get you to network with experts & customers from the Global Trade & Supply Chain landscape!

 

Meet the Speakers 

Meet our enterprising speakers, who are experts from their respective fields of work with hands-on experience. They shall be sharing with you premier content over the two-days live event:

SPEAKERS FOR GLOBAL TRADE DAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021

 

Jigish Shah, Co-Founder & CEO, Krypt

Jigish Shah is the CEO and co-founder of Krypt, the largest SAP Global Trade and Supply Chain Services partner globally. His unique vision and ability to understand customer needs allow Jigish to be a pragmatic leader who spearheads Krypt’s initiatives to help customers with their digital transformations. Prior to founding Krypt in 2008, Jigish had founded and run successful business ventures in the enterprise software space. He has also spent seven years at Applied Materials working his way up and leveraging his Project Management skills and business savvy to recognize the need for a premier software services partner that could provide customers with top-notch specialty skills to help maximize their ROI and achieve business goals. Jigish holds an M.S. from Coventry University and a B.E from Bombay University.

 

 
 

Rajen Iyer, Co-Founder & CTO, Krypt

Rajen Iyer is the co-founder and CTO at Krypt, the leading SAP Global Trade and Supply Chain solution provider globally. Rajen started his career with manufacturing application development and moved to systems automation, working on Global Trade Services and Supply Chain Management applications and implementations, Sales and Distribution, Pricing, and Materials Management. Rajen is a thought leader with several best-selling books, in-depth articles, and trademarks on innovative Trade, Supply Chain, and Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain products. His unique vision and continued drive for customer success have led him to become a dynamic leader in the Supply Chain and Global Trade Industry.

 

 
 

Kai Seela, Vice President, Global Trade, Krypt
Kai comes to Krypt with over 25 years of IT experience working in consulting, project management, business development & solution management positions with a particular focus on foreign trade and economics. He has worked with clients around the world including North and Latin America, EMEA, MENA, and Asia-Pacific. His experience includes management of multinational implementation projects, business development for new regions and markets as well as driving development and localization of standardized software solutions to meet industry-specific and regulatory requirements. Kai was a functional executive of one of the biggest SAP User Groups and is a valued speaker at various events globally. He holds a BBA in foreign trade and economics.

 

 
 

Karen Murphy, Vice President, Business Consulting, Krypt
Karen manages the Advisory and Contract Services offered in Krypt Business. She is responsible for offering customers solutions for their complex global trade and supply chain problems that will save them time and money. As Vice President, Global Trade. She previously held positions of leadership at flex and Applied Materials where she was responsible for various exporting & importing regulations including classification, trade agreements, and licensing.

She has been a member of the President’s Export Council’s Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA). She is a current member of the Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC) for the Bureau of Industry and Security. She has participated in several projects to reduce administrative burden in compliance with trade regulations. Karen is a licensed US Customs Broker.

 

 
 

Gagan Bhasin, Vice President, Customer Success, Krypt
Gagan has been an integral part of Krypt’s Executive Committee for numerous Supply Chain and Global Trade deployments. In his nearly 20 years of experience, Gagan has connected customers with top-of-the-line solutions, allowing them to achieve their goals. His dedication and unique ability to understand customer needs has led Gagan and his customers to success time and time again. He is proud to now be lending his expertise to Fortune 500 customers as the VP of Customer Success at Krypt. 

 

 
Linda McKee  

Linda McKee, Senior Director, Solution Management, Global Trade Services, SAP
Linda McKee is Senior Director, Solution Management for SAP Global Trade Services solution. Her SAP career began as a Foreign Trade consultant, supporting implementations at major global customers. She delivered development projects as part of the High Tech Industry Business Unit, focused on discrete manufacturers within the industry. Currently, her responsibilities include the Global Trade and Tax areas, all residing within SAP’s Finance family of solutions. Linda is based in Denver, Colorado.

 

 
 

Melissa Harrington, Sales Director – Content Business, Descartes

Melissa has over 20 years of experience in trade compliance. She worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP for over ten years where she worked as a trade consultant helping global organizations implement compliance solutions, reduce duty spend, and mitigate trade compliance issues. She also helped establish the Classification Center of Excellence. Melissa also worked as the Customs Compliance Manager at Samsung Electronics – America, where she managed the import and export compliance into The United States, Canada, and Mexico. Melissa has been with CustomsInfo, now Descartes, for over eight years where she helps companies implement software and content solutions to enhance trade compliance programs and improve visibility and control. Melissa has a BBA from the University of Michigan.

 

 
 

Tim Dysarz, Sales Director – Content Business, Descartes

Tim has been in the International Trade Compliance industry for over 25 years. He began his career with Arthur Andersen LLP’s International Trade and Customs Services practice, where he assisted clients in areas such as classification, valuation, foreign trade zones audits, broker management, and free trade agreement solicitation/calculation. He continued working within the operational side of the trade industry until 2005 when he transitioned to sales and marketing of trade products and services. In 2009, he joined Customs Info LLC, now Descartes Systems Group, where he focuses on assisting clients to expand their knowledge with online research applications, improving their operational efficiency with an item classification solution, fueling their global trade engines with trade content, and providing sanctioned party list screening solutions. Tim is a graduate of Western Michigan University, with a BBA in Finance. 

 

 
 

Kevin Riddell, Director, Trade and Regulatory Compliance, Tremco
Kevin Riddell is the director, Trade and Regulatory Compliance for Tremco, where he has worked for over 24 years. The Tremco Group is a leading manufacturer of construction and waterproofing products based in Ohio, with a large presence in Canada and other countries. While living in Canada, his duties take him to Tremco locations globally. Mr. Riddell is responsible for international trade compliance, including customs compliance. Kevin has co-written the 2-part book “Practical Guide to SAP GTS,” in addition to speaking at numerous industry events, and is an active member of the Global Trade compliance community.

 

 
 

Lindsay Jansen, Trade Compliance Analyst, 3M 
Lindsay Jansen works as the trade compliance analyst with 3M. She is a Global Trade Compliance Professional, Licensed Customs Broker, Attorney Licensed in Minnesota & New York.

 

 

Shubha Shankar Mohapatra, IT Business Relationship Manager, Sales & Global Trade, KLA
Shubha Shankar Mohapatra works as the IT Business Relationship Manager, Sales & Global Trade with KLA. He has 13 years of industry experience with ERP SAP Consulting and management expertise in End to End Implementation. Industry experience with SAP modules, Managing teams, and experience in SP Project life cycle management.

 

 

Will Trasher, Senior Manager, Avyay
Will Trasher works as the Senior Manager with AVYAY. Will helps companies leverage automation to achieve organizational goals in the Global Trade and Supply Chain.

 

 

Naresh Makhijani, SAP GTS Solution Director, Krypt
Naresh is an SAP GTS Solution Director at Krypt with over a decade of experience with SAP GTS and SAP ERP consulting and project implementation. He has expertise in Compliance, Customs Imports and Exports, Preference Processing, and many other areas of Global Trade. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies worldwide and across many industry sectors and is an expert in deploying the SAP GTS in a multi-phase, multi-country implementation.

 

 

Renjith Nair, SAP GTS Solution Architect, Krypt
Renjith is an accomplished IT Professional with 14 years of International IT Consulting experience (the United States, Germany, Sweden & India) and proven ability to successfully lead and manage Logistics, Global Trade & Customs business transformation engagements across geographies (North America, Europe & APAC) for various F500 clients across Industry verticals managing globally distributed delivery teams.

 

 

Vivek Singh, SAP GTS Lead Functional Consultant, Krypt
Vivek Singh is an SAP GTS Lead Functional Consultant with a total work experience of 17 years, out of which 15 years in SAP Consulting and 3 years in the Sales & Marketing domain. He has extensive experience in full life-cycle implementations, multi-country roll-outs, upgrade and maintenance of SAP GTS solutions for clients from Electronics, Manufacturing, Hi-Tech, Automobile, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Medical Equipment, Freight Forwarding industries, and Oil & Gas Industries. He is an expert in the blueprint, configuration, testing, and training of the SAP GTS along with SAP SD, LE.

 

 

SPEAKERS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN DAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021

 

Rajen Iyer, Co-Founder & CTO, Krypt

Rajen Iyer is the co-founder and CTO at Krypt, the leading SAP Global Trade and Supply Chain solution provider globally. Rajen started his career with manufacturing application development and moved to systems automation, working on Global Trade Services and Supply Chain Management applications and implementations, Sales and Distribution, Pricing, and Materials Management. Rajen is a thought leader with several best-selling books, in-depth articles, and trademarks on innovative Trade, Supply Chain, and Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain products. His unique vision and continued drive for customer success have led him to become a dynamic leader in the Supply Chain and Global Trade Industry.

 

 
 

Jay Foster, Director, Solution Management, SAP
Jay is a supply chain and manufacturing veteran of over 30 years. He brings a wealth of practical experience and logical insight to solving today’s business challenges. With executive experience in sales and operations, Jay brings a pragmatic, cut-to-the-chase approach to applying technology to achieve business benefits.

 

 
 

Cam Patters, Solution Manager, SAP
Cam Patters represents the Global Center of Excellence organization for SAP’s Digital Supply Chain portfolio since 2013. He is responsible for defining, communicating, and supporting the Go-To-Market strategy, including business development and deal execution. In May 2007, Cam began his SAP career in the North American Consulting organization, with a strong emphasis on implementing SAP TM. He helped author the TM curriculum, delivered the training as an instructor providing knowledge transfer to customers, partners, and colleagues. He has received SAP’s distinguished Service Excellence Award multiple times for his contributions as a ramp-up coach, trusted advisor, and principal consultant. Cam has more than 25 years of experience as a consultant and practitioner specializing in Supply Chain Strategy and Business Management. He has served in various industries providing expertise and thought leadership in Truck, Rail, and Ocean Transportation Management, before joining SAP.

 

 
Jessica Langley  

Jessica Langley, Director of Sustainability, JBS
Jessica Langley is the Director of Sustainability for JBS USA where she is responsible for coordinating the Company’s beef, pork, poultry, retail-ready, and prepared product businesses sustainability program. She has previously been involved in sustainability initiatives with the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, National Pork Board, U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry and Eggs, and Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Management from the University of California, Davis, and her Master’s in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University. She, her husband and her son enjoy calling northern Colorado home.

 

 
 

Katherine Kithcart, Export Manager, International Logistics, JBS USA
“Kate” has been working in the export industry for 9 years under different facets. Over the last 5 years at JBS, she is involved in developing and improving the current internal data management system and includes maintenance functions on the operational side. With this experience and JBS’ financial commitment, her focus and passion are now driven by innovation. She leads the international logistics business team in the SAP TM/GTS system integration, RPA utilization, and EDI connectivity. She is determined to make a difference in the operational side and the overall way that JBS interacts with its customers and vendors.

 

 
 

Prathvi Kotian, Technology Analyst, Supply chain management, JBS USA
Prathvi has completed a Master of Science in information system and operations management from the University of Florida and PMP. She has been working at JBS USA since 2016 and is focused on SAP Sales & Distribution implementations. Prathvi has worked with different business units within JBS USA, implementing SAP solutions to solve business problems, automate processes and integrate business systems. She is the information technology functional lead for implementing the SAP S/4HANA Transportation Management, SAP Global trade services, and Logistics business network applications. Prathvi is excited to collaborate with Business teams and Krypt to streamline the International logistics processes, improve customer service experience, mitigate risks, and drive change at JBS USA.

 

 
 

Richard Howells, Vice President, Awareness & Thought Leadership iERP & Digital Supply Chain, SAP
Richard Howells has been working in the Supply Chain Management and manufacturing space for over 30 years. He is responsible for helping to drive the market direction and positioning of SAP’s Digital Supply Chain solutions and is an active writer and thought leader on the topics of the supply chain, industry 4.0, digitization, and sustainability. Prior to joining SAP in 2004, he spent 15 years with Marcan Solutions as VP of Marketing for the company’s Process ERP Solutions. Richard has also implemented ERP and SCM systems at companies such as Nestle, Gillette, and Colgate Palmolive. Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Mid Glamorgan in the UK.

 

 
 

Gagan Bhasin, Vice President, Customer Success, Krypt
Gagan has been an integral part of Krypt’s Executive Committee for numerous Supply Chain and Global Trade deployments. In his nearly 20 years of experience, Gagan has connected customers with top-of-the-line solutions, allowing them to achieve their goals. His dedication and unique ability to understand customer needs has led Gagan and his customers to success time and time again. He is proud to now be lending his expertise to Fortune 500 customers as the VP of Customer Success at Krypt.

 

 

Hariharan Subramanian, SAP TM Delivery Director, Krypt
Hari is a highly experienced consultant with nearly 20 years of experience, primarily in Supply Chain Management. He has spent almost a decade working with SAP TM and over 10 years in Material Management, Warehouse Management, and other supply chain areas. He is skilled at end-to-end implementations for SAP Supply Chain Solutions and has worked on many Fortune 500 companies’ implementation projects.

 

 

Andrei Colonescu, SAP IBP Solution Architect, Krypt
Andrei has 10+ years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing & Logistics. His main expertise is in SAP IBP and has relevant skills in other modules (MM, PP). Andrei has been part of 7 full cycle SAP IBP implementations and POC to showcase the potential for SAP IBP DDMRP. He is an SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Integrated Business Planning (1711); APICS CPIM – Basics of Supply Chain Management.

 

 

Mert Kutluay, SAP TM Solution Architect, Krypt
Mert is a seasoned consultant who worked in various international engagements across industry sectors in his 7+ years of SAP Digital Supply Chain consulting experience. He has delivered multiple successful implementations end-to-end including program planning and assessment, blueprinting and solution architecture, as well as the governance of delivery teams and stakeholder management.

 

 

 

Matthew Druker, Client Partner, Krypt
Matthew has spent approximately 20 years in various business development and sales roles with most of that time being dedicated to the SAP space. He’s helped drive revenue at other boutique SAP Supply Chain partners like Catalyst International and Logi-Star Solutions.

 

 

 

Mukesh Mahajan, Solution Director, Global Trade, Krypt

Thought leader of SAP Digital Supply Chain & Global Trade Services. He is helping multinational companies in their journey of Supply Chain & Global Trade transformation. He is on the steering committee of a number of Global Trade & Supply Chain projects at fortune 500 companies advising customers in their projects. He was a speaker at SAP Sapphire 2019, Speaker at the 2016 SAPInsider Conference. He had a number of speaking sessions with customers & SAP in 2020 & 2021.

 

 
 

Adrian Yu, Functional Consultant, Krypt

Adrian has over four years of EWM experience. He is certified in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He has experience as Business Analyst in warehousing. He also has knowledge of warehouse best practices.

 

 
 

Bill King, Director SCE Solution Management, SAP

Bill King works as the Director SCE Solution Management for SAP. He specializes in Supply Chain Consulting, Transportation Management, Project Management, Process Design, Software Implementation, Product Management, Solution Development & Sales. 

 

 
 

Lisa Entrekin, Director, Logistics Technology and Network Optimization, Albemarle 

Lisa is a Logistics Technology Professional with more than 30-years’ experience creatively addressing service issues and devising effective IT solutions. Deep expertise and proven success in introducing leading-edge processes in the areas of freight settlement, transportation management systems, and supply chain visibility tools. She is currently the Director of Logistics Technology and Network Optimization at Albemarle where she is focusing her efforts on SAP S/4 TM enhancements and Advanced Event Management.

 

 

 

Registration

Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity! Register today to Krypt Ascend Live Event to attend the insightful & engaging speaker sessions on various Global Trade & Supply Chain topics.

October 20th, 2021 – Global Trade Day – 8:00am – 12:00pm PST October 21st, 2021 – Supply Chain Day – 8:00am – 12:00pm PST
   
Global Trade Day Supply Chain Day

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