Sergio Barbarino FRSC, MBA, MSc
Sergio Barbarino is a Research Fellow of Procter & Gamble Research & Development organization and Chairman of ALICE, the EU Innovation Platform for Logistic aimed at realizing the Physical Internet. Born in Naples, Italy, Sergio has a master degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Napoli Federico II and an MBA from the Solvay Business School in Brussels and is a Fellow Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Sergio has created in 2007 the first group of Logistic R&D within Procter & Gamble, called Supply Network Innovation Center, of which he is the Scientific coordinator. He has been leading the logistic chapter in the informal Industrial Advisory Board of the European Green Car Initiative and EIRAC, the Intermodal Advisory Council, now folded into ALICE (see above) of which Sergio is today the Chairman and for which he has been leading the Collaboration and Coordination Workgroup since the inception. Sergio has been the scientific leader of 2 EU FP7 projects: the C03 consortium aiming at increasing shipper collaboration on Logistics in Europe and Modulushca, aimed at the development of new shareable and reusable logistic standard modules for the last mile delivery. Sergio has developed the manufacturing Processes of many well known P&G Brands (e.g. Mr. Clean, Antikal,) and has been the chief designer for P&G of Innovative Liquid Manufacturing systems for developing markets. He is responsible for the P&G Academic network in Supply Chain and Logistics and has been Visiting professor - among others at the Ecole des Mines de Paris, the City University of London, Laval University Quebec, Solvay Brussels School, ZLC Zaragoza. Sergio is an active rower and has been Social Director at the Royal Sport Nautique de Bruxelles in 2011-2015. Sergio has also a long history of LBGT rights activism: he has been a founding member of DIGAYPROJECT in Rome in 2000, of the BBA in Belgium in 2003 and the GABLE Group at Procter & Gamble in Brussels in 2014.
JOHN SWEENEY- Coca-Cola
Vice-President Supply Chain, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages LLC
John has over thirty years of successful leadership in the packaging industry, including multiple plant accountabilities and is widely recognized as a leader in the supply chain field. He has a proven track record to reduce operating costs, improve efficiency, and identify the talent required to sustain these results. One of his major strengths is his ability to develop long-term strategic plans, and the tenacity to ensure that they are executed at all levels. John has worked in 50+ countries, and been a part of multi-national companies such as Gatorade, Nestle North American, and Consolidated Container providing tremendous business results at each of his positions.
John has worked both nationally and internationally in the supply chain field demonstrating huge success in working in underdeveloped countries and bringing poor performing operations up to satisfactory or exceptional levels. He is considered a top performer in the Coca Cola organization who is always able to product positive results.
John is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS degree in Industrial Management and is actively involved in his community as well.