“We cut through the hype to provide supply chain leaders and their teams with the insights they need to survive and thrive.”
Co-founders, Maria Villablanca and Andrew Brown, have an impressive track record in solving problems across multiple industries and geographies. Drawing on their respective 25+ years experience, they have both worked directly and indirectly within the Supply Chain & Manufacturing arena.
Maria and Andrew’s paths started separately, with Maria managing a successful food manufacturing joint venture in Latin America fresh out of university, whilst Andrew was creating one of the first Supply Chain events in the UK. Now working together, they have created, led and grown successful businesses in events, conferences, learning & development, technology and business development services for a combined half a century.
Throughout this time they have developed a powerful network and have successfully delivered over 2,000,000 organized connections and meetings for industry leaders, demonstrating their clear passion to help businesses connect with each other to improve global trade.
After selling their previous business, Maria and Andrew prioritised conducting thorough research and due diligence in the supply chain space to gain insight into the burning issues facing this fascinating and fast-growing industry.
After several key meetings with some of the biggest names in the industry, one message kept coming out loud and clear: The pace of change is unprecedented. Time is finite. Yet despite information overload, executives struggle to find tangible answers to successful transformation challenges.
Co-Founder and Chair of Future Insight Network
Andrew Brown is Co-founder and Chair of Future Insights Network. In 1997, Andrew co-founded major global events and media business, WTG Events, which he sold to private equity in 2011.
Being a well known media entrepreneur, investor and former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year finalist, Andrew co-founded Future Insights Network in 2018 alongside the CEO, Maria, where he now works closely with the management team to scale the business and achieve ambitious growth.
Co-Founder and CEO
Maria Villablanca is the Co-founder and CEO of The Future Insights Network , host of the supply chain transformation podcast, Transform Talks and author of the newsletter, Transform Thoughts.
Maria interviews senior practitioners, thought-leaders, academics, and innovators from the world’s most admired organizations and institutions to cut through the hype and noise around supply chain transformation. Recognised for her contributions to the profession, Maria has been honored with several nominations and awards, most notably the Supply Chain Digital ‘Top 100 Leaders in Supply Chain’ and the Insights Success ’10 Most Tremendous Women in Supply Chain’ awards.