Localization: Steps to Secure the Supply Chain Sponsored by Siemens

When:  Jun 23, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CT)

We hear and talk about securing the supply chain, reshoring and many other terms that are quickly becoming buzzwords. What does it all mean? Is there any coordination with government? Join Siemens as they discuss steps happening in industry and government to help US manufacturers strengthen their supply chain against disruptions. 

Many companies are rethinking the offshoring and outsourcing of tasks that took place in the past. System integrators will play a significant role in the process of localization and will benefit from being prepared. 

There will be ample time for  Q&A, so bring your questions!

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About the Speakers


Alan Simon is the CEO of North America Closeshoring (NAC), where he leads NAC’s activities involving localization of global businesses and supply chains within North America. Prior to his current role, Alan spent nearly a decade with private investment firm The Broe Group and its affiliated entities, as a senior executive involved in strategic growth related to logistics, supply chain, cross-border projects, real estate and energy. Alan has been a partner at law firms Dorsey & Whitney and Greenberg Traurig, where he handled mergers & acquisitions and international corporate transactions. Alan is the President and a Board Member of the NREL Foundation, where he’s involved in philanthropically supporting NREL’s mission related to clean energy. 



Chad Shaffer
is a Portfolio Development Executive at Siemens Industry Software Inc.  In this role, he is responsible for Industry 4.0 thought leadership through the lens of digital twin and simulation practices.  Chad has 20 years of experience delivering programs across automotive & EV, machine building, electronics, oil & gas, and metal converting verticals. 



Harrison M. Wadsworth IV is Senior Director of Government Affairs and Head of Digital and Transportation policy at Siemens Corporation, in Washington, DC. In this role, he is responsible for using the government affairs function to advance the interests of Siemens Digital Industry and Mobility businesses, as well as cross-business cybersecurity topics. This includes analyzing, predicting and influencing U.S. government policies to support business growth, and representing Siemens businesses at trade associations and other organizations, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Industry Council, Coalition for the Northeast Corridor, and Railway Supply Institute. Before joining Siemens, Harrison was a Manager, Congressional Affairs at the Association of American Railroads. Before that, he worked in the House of Representatives.

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