Final Mile Event: Kicking off a US chapter of the International Association of Professional Health Logisticians (IAPHL) and the COVID-19 work of Restart Partners
Uncertainty in demand and supply, budget constraints, and rapidly evolving product needs during the COVID-19 global pandemic have resulted in unique supply challenges. However, while these challenges may be new to the U.S. Health system, they are not unfamiliar to public health supply chains in low and middle income countries (LMIC). In looking to support U.S. local supply chain response, a group of logistics experts drew inspiration from the networks and tools developed in Global Health in the last 20 years. Rather than reinventing the wheel, Restart Partners, a newly formed PNW area non profit, sought to connect local and international communities. Restart recognized that the U.S. could learn a lot from Global Health experts in LMIC and sought to set up mechanisms to do so. This webinar discusses how Restart plugged into experts at the International Association of Public Health Logisticians and WHO to connect with U.S. partners in the public, humanitarian, University, NGO and commercial sectors. Restart will also present some examples of their modeling work and refer to work by WHO and MIT.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Chelsea Greene is currently a third-year PhD student in Industrial & Systems Engineering with a focus on Operations Research at the University of Washington. Her research is focused on developing mathematical optimization models for supply chain and global health applications that are dynamic to changes over time and robust to uncertainties. She has four years of experience working in the public and non-for profit sectors in disaster management, supply chain and logistics. She hopes to apply what she has learned in practice and education to develop innovative optimization models that are approachable and usable in industry contexts.
David Sarley is volunteering his time to advise Restart Partners, bringing his 18 years of experience in global public health supply chains alongside his prior international consulting experience. He has a background in modeling and its application to public policy making. He has served on several not for profit boards as well as working in Industry and for Government, NGOs and Academia. He currently works for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a Senior Program Officer. He volunteers with Restart Partners outside of his work for BMGF.
Richard Tong is Co-Founder of Restart Partners. He has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, technology, operations, and management in a wide variety of business settings. Most recently, Rich co-founded a computer vision and machine learning startup that was eventually sold to Lear, a $15B automotive supplier. Prior to this, he co-founded venture capital firms in Seattle and China with an aggregate of $6B under management. At Microsoft, he was vice president of marketing for Windows, Office and server products in an era where sales increased by over 20x to $15B in revenue. He received an MSEE and an MBA from Stanford University and a BSE EECS summa cum laude from Princeton University where he was a GM Scholar. His technical interests include computer vision, artificial intelligence, IoT devices, and cloud computing and has been granted 14 patents in those areas. He is co-author of The Marketing Playbook and has lectured at the University of Washington, Stanford, Berkeley, and Tsinghua University. Today, he divides his time between helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams and social investing in saving lives, a long-term resilient economy, and self-sustaining norms and beliefs.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm