Associate Vice President
As associate vice president, Ivano Ortis is responsible for managing IDC Manufacturing Insights and IDC Retail Insights in Europe, providing strategic directions for the groups and advising vendor and end-user clients.BACKGROUNDIvano worked as a Managing Director for the Retail Industry at Accenture. In this role, he managed the business and growth plans for large retail enterprises across food and fashion industries in Europe by designing, driving to market and implementing innovative business services and differentiating value propositions leveraging strategy, consulting, technology, digital and business process outsourcing capabilities. Prior to Accenture, he spent 8 years at IDC managing IDC Retail Insights International business unit for EMEA and APAC and leading IDC’s advisory practice globally on omnichannel retail and consumer experience strategies. Ivano has been exposed to digital transformations from strategy to implementation, and continued focusing on emerging technologies like IoT, software and communication-driven industry innovations throughout his career. He has been a trusted advisor for business and IT executives throughout 20 years of experience in management consulting, system integration, enterprise software, and telecommunication, with past experiences at Nokia, Fiat, Vodafone, Andersen Consulting and Harris semiconductor.EDUCATION/INDUSTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTSIvano holds a Master Degree in Computer Science & Telecommunication Engineering from Polytechnic University, Milan. He frequently speaks at industry events, participate in industry technology awards juries like the Retail Technology Awards and contribute to industry articles on innovation trends and implementation best practices.
Marc Van HerrewegheAssociate Vice PresidentIDC
Marc Van Herreweghe is IDC's Associate Vice President, heading up the Manufacturing Insights Research group in EMEA, and is responsible for the Manufacturing Operations Technology program globally.BACKGROUNDBefore joining IDC, Marc spent 20 years at BAT and was most recently BAT Group Head of Manufacturing, Innovations Design & Development with responsibility for 45 factories in 40 different countries. His expertise spans global supply chain, lean manufacturing, new factory build and organisational change. Marc has advised extensively on manufacturing strategies for a wide range of organizations, in addition to academic advisory roles at a number of Universities.EDUCATIONMarc is a Belgian national, fluent in Dutch, French, English and German, and has an MSc in Engineering.
Trish YoungHead of Retail and Consumer Goods Business Consulting, UK&ICognizant
Trish Young has over 25 years of experience in business and IT globally. In her 5 years with Cognizant, she has led cross-industry strategic services supply chain consulting as well as domain-specific business consulting, both in the US and the UK. She is passionate about transformation to stay relevant, and especially enjoys facilitating collaboration across functions and industries to solve very similar business problems as she is inspired by the massive amount of innovation and change in the evolving marketplaces in this digital era.
Prior to Cognizant, she held various leadership and operations roles in IBM/Sterling Commerce, PepsiCo/Frito Lay, and PSC Inc.
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