The Coming Revolution in Global Supply Chains and Shipping

February 2, 2022 | 10:00 am PDT

C3 AI talks to Jim Snabe, the chairman of Denmark-based Maersk, the largest container shipping company in the world, about the ongoing challenges with the global supply chain — and ways to use AI and technology in general to make improvements.

Snabe is also the chairman of Siemens, on the board of C3 AI, an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, and a member of the board of trustees at the World Economic Forum. Previously, he served as co-CEO of the global software company, SAP, where he was also a board member.

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • How pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions are helping design a more resilient supply chain for the future
  • How using digital twins with AI can give businesses paths to optimize for variables such as cost, time, or carbon footprint
  • Why transformative leaders must narrow their focus and trust people more than key performance indicators
  • How technology and automation will shift the future locations of factories from where labor is cheapest to where electricity is cheapest
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About the speaker

Jim Snabe

Chairman A. P. Moller Maersk (DK)

Jim Hagemann Snabe is the former co-CEO of SAP AG. He is now Chairman A. P. Moller Maersk (DK) and Nominated Chairman Siemens AG (D) Vice Chairman Allianz SE (D). He is a member of the Board of Trustees at World Economic Forum (CH) and Board of Directors at C3 AI.

With 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Jim Hagemann Snabe is focused on leadership around innovation, digitization, and societal progress. As co-CEO of SAP Jim, together with Bill McDermott, was instrumental in driving the strategic development of SAP to double the value of the company and play a more responsible role in society. In 2013 he and co-CEO Bill McDermott were ranked #2 on Glassdoor.com’s listing of the top fifty highest rated CEOs, based on their 99 percent approval rating from employees.

In his capacity as a global business leader, Jim is involved in a number of activities focused on societal progress and the role of business in society. Snabe’s views on leadership are shaped by his commitment to solving societal issues and his trust in human potential.

Snabe received a master’s degree in operational research from the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark. In 2016 Jim was appointed Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School based on his work around digital transformation and its impact on business and society. He lives with his family in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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