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Walgreens’ Melissa Salo Joins AU Roster as Keynote Speaker

Liz Dominguez
Managing Editor
Liz Dominguez
Melissa SaloMelissa Salo, Chief Procurement Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

The 10th anniversary of Analytics Unite, being hosted at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, is just a couple of months away, and we’re excited to announce that Melissa Salo, chief procurement officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, will be kicking our theme off as the event’s keynoter, speaking on how to bring data to life. 

Salo joined Walgreens Boots Alliance in 2019. Prior to this, she served as vice president leading indirect procurement, procurement digital transformation, and the procurement service center for McCain Foods. She also spent nearly 14 years at Procter & Gamble in procurement and contract manufacturing. 

Keynote: Bringing Data to Life Through Sustainable Partnerships

When: Thursday, May 4, 2023, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Developing and nurturing sustainable partnerships are critical components of Bringing Data to Life. Whether it’s with your business partners, with consumers, or within your own organizations, you can’t experience the business benefits of data and analytics if you’re mired down in uncoordinated or tactical relationships. Join for a fresh perspective and learn about the work Walgreens is doing to receive a more holistic view of its business, as well as align on a common mission with all partners to truly realize the full potential of innovation. 

A Peek at the Analytics Unite Agenda

Get ready for three days of learning from the industry's leading analytics experts. Here’s a look at some of the expert-packed sessions we’re preparing for you. 

Analytics Solving for Tomorrow’s Disruption

  • Pradipta Saha, Executive Director of Digital Supply Chain, Estee Lauder
  • Elena Alikhachkina, CDO, Digital & Data Analytics Executive
  • Ashok Viswanathan, Director of Supply Chain Analytics, Best Buy

Building an Analytics Organization With a Value First Mindset

  • Deepak Jose, Global Head and Senior Director of ODDA Analytics Solutions, Mars Wrigley

How Analytics is Leading to Healthier Food Choices

  • Matt Weber, Director of Business Insights and Analytics, Kum & Go

Automating Experiences for Predictive Results

  • Mark Edmonson, Chief Marketing Officer, Materne North America
  • Roxanne O'Hara, VP Insights and Analytics, Melissa and Doug
  • Darrin Samaha, VP of Marketing, Yesway

How Home Depot's Long-Term Analytics Investments Fuel Near-Term Value

  • Mustafa Nisar, Director of Exploratory Data Science and Analytics, Home Depot

And much more!

This article first appeared on the site of sister publication RIS. 

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