Keynote Speakers


Douglas J. Kent

Executive Vice President, ASCM Strategy & Alliances


Jaime Alonso Gómez

Professor of Management and former Dean of the School Sc School of Business – Univ. of San Diego

Kent has over 35 years of transformational advisory and practitioner experience with large multi-national organizations.  He specializes in SCOR®-based transformations, supply chain strategy & segmentation, supply chain planning, enterprise risk optimization and supply chain visibility. As an APICS certified SCOR master instructor, he has traveled the globe leading workshops, education and transformational programs.

Kent holds a master’s degree in international business from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University.

Dr. Jaime Alonso Gómez has worked for a wide variety of organizations, across five continents, as a scholar, consultant, and executive coach in the areas of strategy, leadership, family business, and executive talent development. Dr. Gómez education includes graduate degrees from Canada, Japan and USA. He obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Managerial Science at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. As an international educator, Dr. Gómez has taught executives from all the Americas, Europe, Africa, Far and Middle East and is a frequent guest speaker around the world. Jaime Alonso has worked for major multinational enterprises as well as for mid-size public and family-owned companies. His areas of interest are: Global Leadership, Strategic Management, Organizational Design/Development, Family Business, and Executive Coaching/Mentoring. Professor Gómez serves (and/or has served) as National Director of the Top Management Center for International Executive Education at Monterrey Institute of Technology, member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management at The University of Houston, co-editor of the Latin American Business Review, Member of the Editorial Review Board of the Thunderbird International Business Review, Member of the Advisory Council of the Instituto de Negocios Internacionales of ESAN, Lima, Perú, Member of the editorial Board of Expansion, Member of the Editorial Board of The Cabanillas Foundation in Alicante, Spain, Member of the Board at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Member of the International Advisory Board of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago USA, Member of the Board of Directors of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (USA), Member of the EQUIS Accreditation Board (EU), and member of the board of advisors of EFMD for North America