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  • 2023 Discover Summit October 17th and 18th 2023!
  • 2023 Discover Summit October 17th and 18th 2023!
  • 2023 Discover Summit October 17th and 18th 2023!

2023 DISCOVER Summit

October 17th - 18th

Hilton Philadephia City Avenue | Philadephia, PA, USA 

“United for IMPACT”

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Hotel Information

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA
Hotel Reservations | Hotel Information
Phone: 855-729-3108
Room Rate: $179 per room per night +tax

You can now book your hotel for the upcoming Summit. Hotel rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please reserve your room reservation before Wednesday, September 25th, 2023, to lock in the special room rate. After this date, room prices may increase or may no longer be available.

*To receive the DISCOVER room rate, you must book through the link above.

Agenda at a glance

Day 1 – October 17, 2023
8:00-9:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00-9:15 am President’s Welcome Address
Rakhi Agarwal
President | DISCOVER
9:15-9:30 am Opening Keynote
Denise Malloy
SVP, Chief Belonging Officer | Walmart
9:30-10:00 am Fireside Chat with DISCOVER
Denise Malloy
SVP, Chief Belonging Officer | Walmart
10:00-10:15 am Diverse Talent in Success
Charles E Johnson | SodexoMagic
10:15-10:30 am DISCOVER Cares
10:30-11:15 am Coffee Break
11:15-12:00 pm Senior Leadership Panel:
Exploring what it means to be “United for IMPACT”

Jason Reiman – Hershey
Roopa Gandhi – GEP
Bala Sreenivasan – Merck
Mona Babury – J&J
12:00-1:15 pm Break/Lunch
1:15-2:00 pm Automated Business Application generation using Microsoft Power App CoPilot and Ability to interact with the App using Generative AI
Swarup Dutta
Associate Vice President, Center of Competencies
Nous Infosystems
2:00-2:30 pm “United in Wellness” Yoga Session
Michelle H. El Khoury
2:30-3:15 pm The Port of Philadelphia:  Velocity, Proximity, Flexibility
Dominic V. O’Brien
Senior Marketing Manager | Philaport
3:15-3:30 pm Closing Remarks
Will Bonifant
VP, Supply Chain CMG & Salty Snacks | Hershey
3:30-5:00 pm Break
5:00-6:00 pm Network Cocktail Hour
6:00-7:30 pm “Sweet Celebrations” Awards and Dinner
Day 2 – October 18, 2023
8:00 – 9:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 am Supply Chain Tour at Port of Philadelphia 
Reservation link available soon!
10:30 – 11:15 am Welcome Keynote – “Leadership Traits to Win: The Big 3”
Kristen Von Seggern
VP, Strategic Programs | Johnson & Johnson
11:15 -12:00 pm Executive Leadership Conversation Panel – “How Do We Use Technology and Automation to Reshape
Supply Chains to Better Accommodate Diversity and
Meet Evolving Consumer Demands?”

Claudell Germain | Walker SCM
Frank Muvdi | Sam’s Club
Tejal Shah | Organon
Minu Patel | BMS (Moderator)
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 – 2:00 pm “Neurodiversity Acceptance”
Natalia “Nat” Lyckowski
Global Neurodiversity Advancement Leader | IBM
2:00 – 3:00 pm Mentoring/Coaching Session
3:00 – 3:45 pm Leader Panel – “Beyond the Buzzword: Authentic Allyship and
Its Impact on Diversity & Inclusion”

Moderator – Steve Tracey | PSU
Ronald Volans – Head of NA Janssen, Deliver | J&J
Karl Casserly – Senior Technical Leader, Mainframe | IBM
Derek Heim – Director of Planning and Operations | Merck
3:45 – 4:15 pm “Why Diversity Matters: Overcoming Obstacles and Doubts”
Dr. Rohini Anand
Author, Founder, CEO | Rohini Anand LLC
4:15 – 4:30 pm Summit Closing Thoughts
Anu Hans
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives | Janssen Supply Chain

Our Speakers

Rakhi Agarwal

2020-2023 President

Denise Malloy

Walmart Inc.
Senior Vice President and Chief Belonging Officer

Kristen Von Seggern

Johnson and Johnson
Vice President Strategic Programs

Dr. Rohini Anand

Rohini Anand LLC
Founder, Author, Speaker

Jim Cafone

Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Bala Sreenivasan

SVP, Supply and Value Chain Management

Mona Babury

Johnson & Johnson
Head of DEI, MedTech

Claudell Germain

President & Chief Operating Officer
Walker SCM

Jason Reiman

SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Roopa Gandhi

President and Co-Founder

Anu Hans

Johnson and Johnson
VP, Strategic Initiatives

Will Bonifant

VP Supply Chain CMG & Salty Snacks

Natalia Lyckowski

Global Neurodiversity Advancement Leader

Steve Tracey

Penn State University
Professor of Practice, SC&IS

Ronald Volans

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicines
Head, North America Distribution and Customer Service

Swarup Dutta

Nous Infosystems
Associate Vice President, Center of Competencies

Dominic V. O'Brien

Senior Marketing Manager

Frank Muvdi

Sam’s Club
Sr. Director II, Strategy, Transformation and Analytics

Derek Heim

Director, Label Operations and Planning

Karl O. Casserly

Senior Technical Staff Member

Tejal Shah

Director, Business Operations/IBP & Women’s Health Global Planning Lead, Supply Chain Management

Michelle H. El Khoury


More Speakers to be Announced!

DISCOVER Summit Planning Team

Rakhi Agarwal

Lisa Fishel-Slater

Odi Ikpe

Jena Litrocapes

William Mack III

Yahne Marie Henry

Kartik Sharma