Pre-Dinner Meeting - Blockchain in Supply Chain
Sujatha Kumar, Guest Speaker
A highly accomplished C-level Executive with profit/loss responsibility with domestic and international experience in directing high-growth technology companies.
Experienced General Manager with hands-on global experience managing operations, business development, marketing, commercialization, and consulting. Leadership roles in multinational companies and startups.
Expertise spanning real-time and enterprise business application and technology, process improvements, manufacturing, and supply chain with a focus in the Energy and Technology industry. A leader of change and visionary that can drive growth and profitability.
Sujatha has over 25 years of domestic and international experience in directing high-growth technology, consulting and manufacturing companies in senior leadership roles. Her experience includes general management of technology and industrial manufacturing companies.
Her consulting focus has been in process design and automation, smart manufacturing, and supply chain, Industrial internet and digitization using relevant technologies with an emphasis on growth and process improvement strategy to drive productivity and boost performance.
Ms. Kumar has a proven track record in leading and delivering automation, technology and process improvement in the areas of digital and integrated operations projects for oil & gas companies, chemicals, discrete manufacturing, power, and mining companies.
These projects involved streamlining their industrial and business process, lean process adaptation, implementation of technology, management of change procedures, and sustainability roadmap. Some of these projects have delivered $5-$25M in annual savings.
Sujatha Kumar is the Founder & Managing Partner at Ayatis LLC Technology Advisor at Knightsgate Ventures.
Jim McIngvale, Featured Speaker
Owner of Gallery Furniture
With just $5000 and dream Jim "Mattress Mack," McIngvale has grown to become an icon in Houston's furniture industry and a philanthropic leader.
After college Mack spent time working at a furniture store in North Texas where he learned strong business tactics and developed a passion for the furniture industry. His competitive spirit inspired him to open his very own furniture store.
He moved to Houston and started Gallery Furniture in 1981 on an abandoned model home park located off the North Freeway.
Mack's tenacity and brilliant marketing skills have led to Gallery Furniture being one of the most trusted stores in the area.
Promising to " Save You Money" and "We'll deliver it today", Mack believes in bringing his customers a wonderful shopping experience.
Wanting to veer from traditional furniture stores Gallery Furniture host a number of exotic animals, kids play area and treats like fresh baked cookies and ice cream to bring a fun family oriented environment.
Also in order to ensure quality service, Mack can be found not only greeting customers but also helping his staff lift and move furniture.
Mattress Mack's service to the community does not end at Gallery.
Grateful for his business success, Mack gives back by contributing funds to several scholarship programs and various local charities.
Gallery Furniture has also committed to providing new furniture to various USO centers around the world. On a regular basis, Mack participates in speaking engagements for various groups, including schools, where he shares his fascinating story to eager listeners.
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