Schedule-at-a-glance

Thursday, February 23

 3:00-5:00 p.m. Attendee Check-in
 5:00-6:00 p.m. Opening Keynote: Global Trends Changing Business
Kyle Lacy, Global Marketing Strategy, OpenView

Technology is transforming the way people live, work and play around the world. During this session, we will discuss the latest technology developments, such as app proliferation, and how innovations from companies such as Amazon and Uber are changing how our society functions from both a personal and business perspective.  

For modern businesses, change and change management are necessary to remain relevant. In order to survive, businesses must transition to a world where the consumer is in charge and the experience reigns supreme.

 6:00-7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception - Camelback Patio
 7:00-9:00 p.m. Dinner - Camelback Patio

 

Friday, February 24

 

 7:00-7:30 a.m. Breakfast - Patio near Peace Pipe
 7:30-8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Peter Bolstorff CSCP, SCOR-P
Executive Vice President | APICS

The Rise of Supply Chain
Abe Eshkenazi CPA, CAE, CSCP
CEO, APICS
 8:15-9:00 a.m. Growing and Securing Supply Chain Talent in the Gig Economy
John Healy, Vice President & Managing Director, 
KellyOCG

Attracting, developing and retaining top supply chain talent is critical to business success for today’s supply chain managers, regardless of industry.  The industry knows there is a serious supply chain talent gap, but does not know how to solve it.  The APICS Corporate Advisory Board selected this topic as their number one concern in their businesses today, so John Healy will help us discuss and look for solutions to this concern in today’s “Gig Economy.”

The gig economy describes the current environment where different forms of engagement are becoming the preference for individuals and where organizations extend their focus beyond “permanent” employees and explore alternative models that better suit supply and demand conditions.  This current trend is arising from a number of forces - this digital age, financial pressures on businesses, and the entrance of the Millennial generation into the workforce.

How is the emerging discipline of “talent supply chain management” helping fulfill future talent needs in the supply chain profession?
 
 9:00-9:30 a.m. Table Discussion and Report Out
 9:30-10:00 a.m. Network Break
 10:00-10:45 a.m Advancing Agility, Responsiveness, and Innovation at J&J
Tanya Foxe
Vice President of North America Consumer Supply Chain
Johnson & Johnson 

Agility, responsiveness, and innovation are frequently-mentioned concepts in a review of supply chain operations. How does the world's most comprehensive healthcare company work to embed them in its supply chain? Which challenges have they overcome, and what is their strategy to generate greater efficiencies and fuel growth? Ms. Foxe will discuss steps underway across the global J&J supply chain to add value to the business, and result in greater patient, customer and consumer satisfaction.
 10:45-11:15 a.m. Table Discussion and Report Out
 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Data Security and the Impact on Supply Chain Risk Management
CW Foong
Director, Supply Chain Transformation
Data, Analytics & Solutions Architecture
Cisco Systems

Data security breaches have reached critical level recently. Protecting our companies’ data, including customer, partner and employee personal information, is everyone's responsibility. Understanding and implementing data privacy, security and protection programs across the entire Supply Chain network will ensure that we are diligent in protecting our companies’ data assets against breaches and minimize the impact on Supply Chain Risk Management.
 12:00-12:30 p.m. Table Discussion and Report Out
 12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch - Patio near Peace Pipe
 1:30-2:15 p.m. How Political Change Impacts the Global Supply Chain

Iain Anderson, Executive Chairman
Cicero Group

With public policy pushing towards protectionism globally – this session will focus on macro-geopolitical currents that are shaping the trade and supply chain landscape. The US election, hard-line Russia, #Brexit and Brazilian politics are all now shaping a voter discourse which is pushing up barriers rather than dropping them. We will review recent political events and look forward to help delegates plan for the ‘known knowns’ in trade public policy as well as look at the spectrum of some potential policy ‘unknowns’ ahead.   This is a politically neutral discussion and should bring a great interactive session with our supply chain executive audience. 

 2:15-2:45 p.m. Table Discussion and Report Out
 2:45-3:00 p.m. Closing Comments

All educational sessions will take place in the Peace Pipe meeting room.