SOURCE: Commerce Events

September 19, 2005 07:44 ET

Commerce Events Appoints Leading Supply Chain Expert, Dr. Chris Gopal, to the Advisory Board

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2005 -- Commerce Events, Inc. (CME), the leader in powering adaptive supply chains, announced today the appointment of Dr. Christopher Gopal to the Advisory Board. Dr. Gopal has over 30 years of experience in supply chain & operations management strategy and execution, product development and information technology in the global arena. His experience encompasses line management, consulting and academia. He has worked for, and consulted to, several leading global companies in the high technology/ electronics, communications, and consumer products industries.

Recognized as a global thought leader in Supply Chain Management and technology, he is the co-author of three books, the latest being "Supercharging Supply Chains: Creating Shareholder Value through Operations Excellence" John Wiley & Sons; (now published in Japanese), has authored several articles and has spoken at leading conferences and forums. Senior management positions have included Director of Global Supply Chain services and consulting for Ernst & Young Consulting, one of the largest global professional services firms, and Vice President in Worldwide Operations for Dell Computer, a leading global computer manufacturer, as well as senior positions in Unisys and SAIC.

"We are excited to have Chris on board at Commerce Events as we push deeper into the enterprise," said Andrew Preston, President and COO. "His extensive background in assisting Fortune 500 companies makes him well suited to advise Commerce Events as our deployments grow from few sites to hundreds of sites within the enterprise." Dr. Gopal was an invited panel member at the Harvard Business Review Supply Chain Forum (results published in the June 2003 HBR issue), and at the Milken Institute Forum on Business and Risk.

Dr. Gopal has closely tracked the progress of Commerce Events in federal and commercial for over 3 years. "The leading next-generation global supply chains, focusing simultaneously on profitability, liquidity and growth, will have one common, consistent feature - the ability to adapt to changes in demand, supply, and operations in a rapid and cost-efficient manner," said Dr. Gopal. "Commerce Events, with its capabilities to create RFID-enabled sense and respond networks for worldwide logistics, is well positioned to make the adaptive enterprise a reality and provide its customers with a true competitive advantage." Dr. Gopal holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Southern California, an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management, UK, and a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics from Bangalore University, India.

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Founded in March 2001, CME is the pioneer developer of RFID middleware and SOA-centric applications. Our flagship product, AdaptLink ™, provides multi-frequency and multi-protocol support for EPCNetwork and is natively built on BEA Weblogic®, IBM WebSphere®, SUN iPlanet®, and embeds RFID technology from Texas Instruments. For more information, please visit

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