Reza Nobar, Director, Management Consulting, KPMG China
Angie Lau, CEO, Clover Group International Ltd.
Jennifer Tam, Business Development Director, Chicks Lifestyle
Mathieu Labasse, Chief Marketing Officer, QIMA
Moderator: Dr. Christina Dean, Founder and CEO, Redress
“At the end of the day, it’s not about the technology itself, but the people, skills, and mindset”
Technology in the supply chain has been a hot topic in recent years. Prior to the panel, KPMG shared a demo of a blockchain product the company helped developed that traces the origins of rice products and wine. However, as noted by panel participants (KPMG, QIMA, Clover and Chicks), technology is only a piece of the puzzle. In a survey conducted by QIMA last year, it was found that only 10% of those surveyed felt that they knew their supply chain fully, signaling how far away the industry is from achieved full visibility and transparency. Yet, there is hope. As many panelists noted, it’s not just about having the right technology but also the right talent that can implement it every step of the way.