Program 2021

August 23-24, 2021; Houston (TX) & Virtual [All timings in US Central Time]

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:40 AM - 9:25 AM - Panel Discussion

Strategic Operations

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Keynote

Logistics & Inventory Management

Supply Chain - Swinging the Pendulum - Outsourced to In-House

Shauna Gamble, Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier

  • The COVID pandemic has had a macro-economic and industry impact worldwide and the aerospace sector is no exception. 
  • In this presentation, Shauna Gamble, CPO of Bombardier, examines the external factors impacting Supply Chains.  Shauna discusses the pendulum shift from outsourcing to in-loading and examines the rationale and methodology one can employ to assess the viability and business cases associated with transitioning to a strategic supplier and in-load model.
  • Shauna discusses some of the benefits of such a shift and highlights the important role that Supply Chain Leaders play in influencing the strategic direction of their companies.

IoT & Technology

PMI - Manufacturing of the Future Transformation Journey – The Role of Digital Maturity and Capability

  • MANUFACTURING OF THE FUTURE - Our contribution to a smoke-free future
  • Manufacturing of the Future is the agile, smart factory destination – the keystone to a synchronized, end-to-end fully integrated operations ecosystem powered by OPEN+ (standardized work process system) and the digital/ advanced technology transformation. Driven with safety first, quality, sustainability, a zero-loss mindset, and upskilled/ reskilled teams to make us a future fit organization.
  • Our Digital Maturity journey begins with a Compelling Business Need and a single minded focus on sustainable value creation through loss elimination and capability building.
    Our 3 driving principles are :
    1. Think holistically - Advanced manufacturing with increased connectivity leads us to think from consumer/ customer to supplier
    2. Value creation- Industrialization and scale up meaningfully as needed
    3. Role of leaders - Capability building and change management

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM - Solution Spotlights

Leadership & Workforce Development

Why Winning in Today’s Environment Requires a New Labor Model

Rich Tompkins, Vice President of Operations, Veryable

Jim Freeze, Partnerships Manager, Southwest, Veryable

  • Customer expectations are at an all-time high and only increasing over time. Customers demand short lead times, high on-time delivery, customized products and services, shorter product life cycles, and personalized customer service.
  •  As a result, demand volatility is at an all-time high and will only get worse. At the same time, workforce preferences are side-lining more and more workers each day who are wanting more flexible income earning opportunities.
  • So, how do you delight your customers in the face of these new expectations? How do you apply to the new workforce? You must think outside of the box and retool your operations to be more flexible and agile.
  • The first step is embracing a new labor paradigm – our on-demand labor marketplace – enabling your operations the speed and agility needed to flex with demand, just-in-time. Doing so provides businesses the flexibility they need and workers the flexibility they want to work in this market that is more dynamic than ever.

Collaboration & Transparency

Driving Business Growth with a Strategic Product Management Approach

Maziar Adl, CTO, Co-Founder, Gocious

  • Align your team with the market to focus on driving customer value
  • Hold your team accountable by protecting themselves from themselves; stop the one-off projects
  • Focus on product strategy versus data input and data management 
  • Enable your business to become more agile and productive 

An Executive Discussion on Operational Transformation in a Climate of Disruption

  • Covid, supply chain shortages, labor variability, and generational shifts – Disruption is so common-place that many manufacturers have to focus exclusively on the short-term. How do we build high performance organizations in this environment?
  • Operational Excellence Transformations do not look the way they used to – the model of change management within operations is changing with the new environment
  • High-performance teams and technology will be critical determinants of market leadership – How do we make the right decisions on both components?
  • Rapid Improvement is a project-based methodology based on achieving precise and intense outcomes with associates – we’ll show how that performance can also be sustained and act as a catalyst for cultural change

10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

1-2-1 Pre-Scheduled Meetings & Networking Break

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Better Understanding Your Customer to Inform Your Value Chain

  • Understanding your customer 360 can help inform your value chain from design to customer.
  • With the proliferation of public social data you can understand not just general cultural/consumer trends, but trends relative to your customers and product with just a little data engineering and data science work.
  • The key is understanding the who, where, and when of the data in relation to your past so you can better predict the future.
  • As always, if working with first party data ensure you're doing it ethically, within any regulatory bounds and with transparency to your customers.

Leadership & Workforce Development

The Case for Change: “Aha’s + Now What’s” from a Fortune 15’s Year of Change

  • “Aha’s + now what’s” from a Fortune 15’s year of change
  • Business readiness best practices … or getting good at early ‘oh sh*t’ moments
  • Real life recommendations + resources

Making Lean, Continuous Improvement & Operational Excellence Fit for the Customer

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Solution Spotlights

Logistics & Inventory Management

Using the Power of Intelligent Automation for Operational Success in Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Patrick Millar, Senior Product Manager, Seegrid

  • Mobile Automation is not a new technology, but intelligent automation solutions that
    deliver data driven solutions are what’s needed to maintain stability during uncertain times
  • AMRs enable supply chains to be more agile and resilient with the ability to quickly adjust
    to increased demands and growth
  • With AMRs and analytics software, you can expand visibility into workflows, analyze what is
    working well, identify where improvements can be made, and take a deep dive into real-time
    AMR data visualizations
  • In order to achieve intelligent automation within an organization, companies must
    understand how people and machines work together and also get buy in from those
    employees to adopt the new technology

IoT & Technology

AI-Enabled Forecasting & Advanced Analytics in Action: How to Optimize Inventory for Resilient Supply Chains

Neal Goffman, VP of Sales, Vanguard Software, part of Wolters Kluwer

  • Learn how companies in Manufacturing and Retail solve real-world problems to drive resiliency in their supply chains.
  • What kinds of results can you expect with the right supply chain solution?
  • What do AI and Advanced Analytics bring to the table for Inventory Optimization?

IoT & Technology

Machine Health: Value from Day One, Not One Day

Brian Charles, Manager, Enterprise Sales, Augury

  • Why machine health is the key to digital transformation in manufacturing
  • Why your digital transformation is not only digital
  • How leading manufacturers are seeing 5X value within weeks of deployment and portfolio-level impact in under a year

12:35 PM - 1:05 PM - Case Studies

IoT & Technology

Augmented Project Management: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Mitigate Project Risk

Justin Goldston, PhD, Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

  • How AI can be leveraged as a tool to mitigate risk in digital transformations.
  • How the term AI should be understood as Augmented Intelligence instead of Artificial Intelligence.
  • How a solution such as this will allow Project Managers to focus on more value-added activities in a project.

Leadership & Workforce Development

Psychological Resilience in Organizations

  • What is psychological resilience and why is this important?
  • Heinz Avendano, Industrial Engineer and Organizational Psychologist will provide practical ideas to increase resilience in your organization through his own experience as VP of Manufacturing at Primex Technologies

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

Networking Lunch

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

A S&OP Case Study

Gonzalo Lopez-Polin, Director of Supply Chain, North America, Saint-Gobain

  • From a traditional Manufacturing and Sales focused model towards a more Holistic Approach with a business logic oriented Decision Making Process.
  • From a siloed organization – not process oriented - to an integrated and flexible one with common goals & interests.
  • Benefits of an Effective S&OP Process - Improving Customer Service while reducing Working Capital and Costs

IoT & Technology

IoT & Technologies for Supply Chain

Dr Dale L. Tibodeau, Professor of Practice, University of Houston

  • This presentation will consider what we mean when we say “Internet of Things (IoT)” as it relates to Supply Chains
  • Discussion of “Supply Chain Applications” and a more in-depth review of “How it Works” and some of the “Current Underlying Technologies” that can be utilized
  • High level overview of “Where should someone get started?” and some of the “Major Benefits”
  • Parallels and analogies to other similar initiatives like “DOT Smart City Challenge” and “Houston’s SMART City Vision” as there is a lot to be learned and leveraged from these similar initiatives relative to other related IoT relevant projects/examples

IoT & Technology

Preparing for Long Term Manufacturing Business Resiliency

  • Full session abstract TBC

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM - Solution Spotlights

IoT & Technology

Demystifying Smart Manufacturing in the “New Normal”

  • Smart manufacturing means different thing for different companies. Yet, the current economic conditions underline the importance of having digital and agile business practices for manufacturing.
  • Every progressive manufacturing company is aware that ‘digital transformation’ is the way ahead. But what’s the secret that separates leaders from others?
  • This session aims to unearth new opportunities that awaits industries in the “new normal”. The accelerators and key enablers for the smart manufacturing for the world of 2025 and beyond!

IoT & Technology

ServiceMax Asset 360 for Manufacturers

Joe Kenny, Vice President of Global Customer Transformation, ServiceMax

  • In today’s volatile market environment, getting the most out of high value assets depends—more than ever—on getting the most out of the workers who service those assets. Whether you service the assets that you manufacture, or run a services operation, whether you provide field asset maintenance services or depot repair facilities — or both — ServiceMax optimizes service execution by helping your personnel execute work more safely and efficiently.

Strategic Operations

Growth Strategies: Marketing in Times of Uncertainty

Brenda Boral, Marketing Strategist, CMO, Boral Agency

Patricia Boral, Digital Marketing Consultant, Boral Agency

  • Are you ready to level up your manufacturing company’s digital marketing strategy?
  • Do you need help driving online sales through your digital channels?
  • If you want to grow your business online but aren’t sure where to begin, our team at Boral Agency is here to guide you every step of the way.
        What You Will Learn:
           3 Growth Marketing Strategies
           Steps to Digital Transformation
           SEO best strategies for website design and keyword optimization
           Essentials of digital advertising
  • A must-attend for professionals in the manufacturing industry.​

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM

1-2-1 Pre-Scheduled Meetings & Networking Break

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

The Use of Emerging Technologies in Food Supply Chains

Nick Vyas, Executive Director, Founder, ASQ Fellow, USC Marshall Center for Global SCM

  • Food Supply Industries are using advancements in technology to efficiently automate the processes, productivity, and performance to efficiency
  • Automated inventory systems, GPS systems, and predictive analytics are just some of the ways technology can help you manage your supply chain

Business Optimization Through a Pandemic

  • Initial pandemic uncertainty
  • Pivoting to virtual optimization offerings
  • Team building and alignment
  • Streamlining system usage for virtual organization
  • Increased demand and team output
  • Virtual RCA
  • Virtual Kaizen
  • Virtual OKR’s
  • 2021 and beyond

4:25 PM - 4:55 PM - Keynote

IoT & Technology

Leveraging IoT and Digital Ecosystem to Transform Customer Experience and Accelerate Value Creation within Healthcare Industry

Samir Gami, Senior Director, Advanced Customer Capabilities J&J Supply Chain - Janssen/ Pharma, Johnson & Johnson

  • Dynamic and Evolving Global Healthcare ecosystem and technology landscape provides a unique opportunity for a Supply Chain to collaborate with Commercial partners and external customers to shape Go to Market Model/Channel strategies, make needed trade-offs and Accelerate Value Creation for the business.
  • Digitally enabled Advanced Capabilities and our Customer Experience Ecosystem has been instrumental not only in transforming customer experience, accelerate value creation but doing so while enabling needed agility and resilience within our value chain. Besides our strategy and Customer Experience Ecosystem, will share how these capabilities were critical enablers for us to launch and scale up our COVID-19 vaccine globally.

Strategic Operations

John Deere’s Digital Journey

  • At John Deere we launched our smart connected factory strategy in 2018, the participants will learn about a journey and a more recent practical application of the strategy at one of our larger factories.

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM - Panel Discussion

Strategic Operations

Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chain Management

Sydney Badger, CEO & Co-Founder, Public Habit

Justin Goldston, PhD, Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

Billy Ingram, Director of Lean Product Development, Interface

Tom Butkiewicz, Ph.D., Core Faculty-Research, Walden University

  • As consumers have grown more accustomed to the impact of companies around the globe, demand for better integration of CSR and supply chains has come to the forefront.
  • Will corporate responsibility become the key to success?
  • How to properly integrate CSR and supply chains?
  • How to bring your systems and goals into strategic alignment with the right supply chain partner?

5:45 PM - 5:50 PM

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

5:50 PM - 6:50 PM

4th Annual American Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2021

Shekar Natarajan, Chief Supply Chain Officer, American Eagle Outfitters

Jason Prince, Senior Director of Operations, Golden State Foods

Join us for the 4th Annual American Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Ceremony in Houston & online.

All attendees are invited to join us as we celebrate the fantastic achievements of leaders within America's manufacturing and supply chain industries.

Please see the reactions of your winners of the 2021 American Supply Chain Leadership & Manufacturing Leadership Awards here.

7:25 AM - 8:25 AM

IoT & Technology

MESA Workshop - Analytics Working Group Podcast LIVE

It’s time to get your Smart Manufacturing Analytics questions answered! MESA International’s Analytics Working Group and the RCA Institute have been publishing a series of podcasts called Smart Manufacturing Analytics that Matter. These podcasts gather a rotating team of subject matter experts and host panel discussion to cover subjects like “How should Smart Manufacturing be positioned for the C-Suite?” “How do we create effective and efficient Analytics in Smart Manufacturing’s Data Rich Environment?” and “When do you pull the plug on a project that is tanking, and what can we learn from the fail?”.

For this workshop, we will be recording a live panel discussion featuring Alex Cusick (Alta Via Consulting – Marketing and Content Manager), John Jackiw (Dassault Systèmes – Business Specialist), Todd Simon (XTI Aircraft Company – Vice President Business Operations), and Larry White (Resource Consumption Accounting Institute – Executive Director) for the podcast with input from the AMS Summit Audience! Moderated by Sam Russem (MESA - Chairman of the Americas Board; Grantek - Senior Director of Smart Manufacturing Solutions) we’ll be collecting questions from the audience and posing them to the podcast panel for their thoughts, opinions, and debates.

Whether you have a prepared page of questions ready to throw at the panel or want to listen to some expert discussions on analytics, we hope to see you at the MESA Workshop and podcast recording!

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

Women in Manufacturing & Supply Chain: How can you Build a Workplace that is Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive?

Julianne Youngblood, Strategic Programs Director Global Supply Chain Quality & Reliability, Intel Corporation

Mary E Blair Ph.D., Chief Supply Chain Officer, Accuride Corporation

Mansi Raythatha, Associate Director, NA & EU Program Lead - Merck Manufacturing Leadership Development Program, Merck

Panel discussion will address key ways to recruit, retain and develop women in the industry; the impact that mentoring can have on recruitment, retention and advancement; and more.

9:25 AM - 9:55 AM - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Driving Change Through Leadership & Workforce Engagement to Build a Strong Culture of Execution

Stephen Graham, Sr Director Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing Completions and Well Intervention, Baker Hughes

  • Creating a culture of execution
  • Building Trust
  • Clear Strategy
  • Visible Execution

IoT & Technology

Defining a Strategic Approach to Software Investment Decision-Making

Victoria Bryazgina, Head of SCM Development , Independent Consultant

  • A similar problem in the world has not been solved anywhere until OMK project: how to combine information about rolled metal and pipe products, and master production scheduling and planning in one information field to ensure speed reaction?
  • Development of the SCM at OMK. Why haven't we started earlier?
  • An effective strategic approach to decision-making.
  • The implementation of specialized IT systems is necessary due to the extent that it contributes to the transformation of people.
  • This session is not intended for: those who have never fallen; for non-believers in the broadest sense of the word; for those who have not followed the path of academic education and have not familiarized themselves with the dozens of key SCM fundamental works; for those who think that there are best practices and believe that there are recipes for happiness for everyone; for those who have never stood on the edge.
  • Everyone else – please welcome on board!

IoT & Technology

How the Principles in the Shingo Model can Inform Investments in Technology

  • How to decide what are good investments in technology and what investments are not
  • How good investments in technology can drive better safety, quality, and productivity
  • How to spend far less on CapEx, but still drive superior results

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Case Studies

Collaboration & Transparency

Product Excellence Through Supplier Engagement

Julianne Youngblood, Strategic Programs Director Global Supply Chain Quality & Reliability, Intel Corporation

  • Historically, the focus on supplier engagement has been on cost and production levels. However, supplier relationships thrive when there are mutually beneficial goals. At Intel, we have developed a program for continuous quality improvement which results in increased business value. The program is reserved for ~10% of the supply base and focuses on all aspects of the supplier performance.
  • This engagement with our suppliers leads to forming quality partnerships with only those select companies that share our ideals and goals, so that together we may consistently exceed our customers’ expectations of product excellence (A. Grove 1987).
  • In this session, we will discuss the key elements of a supplier engagement program and provide ideas for improving your supplier engagement. This will be an interactive discussion; attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and experiences on improving the quality of their supplier relationships.

IoT & Technology

AI for Good: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for a Global Advantage

Justin Goldston, PhD, Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

  • Sustainability is no longer a like to do, it was a must-do.
  • How we can leverage AI to contribute to positive social change while also having a positive impact on the organization's profitability.
  • Using examples from the presentation, how you can use AI to address the top UN Sustainability Development Goals for your organization.

Leadership & Workforce Development

Helping Technical Experts Develop into Effective Leaders

  • In this session, Tom uses his unique combination of humor and technical expertise to present recent empirical data related to helping technical experts develop both a desire to lead and the skills to lead.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

1-2-1 Pre-Scheduled Meetings & Networking Break

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Scarcity as a Strategic Weapon: Driving Strategic Break-Throughs During Lean Times

Geoffrey Fry, VP of Supply Chain Management, DISH Network

  • How to translate your company’s strategic goals into supply chain initiatives that leverage your suppliers’ capabilities to minimize your upfront expenses, working capital, and strain on over-taxed resources.

IoT & Technology

Toward Technology Adoption in Supply Chain

Salisu Uba, PhD Researcher, University of Strathclyde

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how vulnerable supply chains are across sectors and industries. Perhaps the significant contribution of the supply chain functions to minimise the social and economic impact of the pandemic can not be ignored.
  • The recovery period is the focus at the very moment, as we converged here for the supply chain management strategies summit - It is essential to address some strategies to adopt technology that has the proven capability to help build resilience and stronger supply chains post COVID-19.
  • This presentation is centred around the strategies to adopt blockchain technology in the supply chain.

Establishing Capable Measurement Systems for Manufacturing Processes

  • The validation of measurement systems in manufacturing processes is sometimes overlooked or applied incorrectly.  However, measurement system validation can have a significant impact on product quality and the bottom-line of your business.
  • A capable measurement system gives us the ability to “see” the part-to-part variation stemming from the manufacturing process, which provides the basis for solid decision-making.  This presentation will discuss some practical advice in setting-up, facilitating, analyzing, interpreting and improving the results of a measurement systems analysis validation effort. In addition, we will discuss some of the pitfalls that can occur.
  • This presentation will provide an overview of the validation of continuous measurement systems (weight, thickness, temperature, etc.) as well as attribute assessments (scratch, dent, void, discoloration, etc.) in manufactured products and the benefits associated with each.

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Supply Chain Collaboration & On-Time Delivery Performance

Mary E Blair Ph.D., Chief Supply Chain Officer, Accuride Corporation

  • Collaborative efforts between supply chain partners influence performance through trust, open communication, and partnerships across the globe.
  • In today’s unknown environment, relationships are even more important.
  • Collaboration includes cost savings, inventory reduction and increased visibility.
  • Consider the factors of collaboration including, but not limited to internal processes, operational rules and shared results.

The New Journey of Lean Manufacturing in Digitalization

  • Digitalization process: why do it? The expected benefit
  • Upgrade of lean tools/application in new digital concept
  • Interesting APPs in Quality, Maintenance, kaizen
  • Real time performance tracking: why is it so important?
  • How to have an interesting ROI for moving on?

Leadership & Workforce Development

What Drives Attraction, Development, Retention and Acceleration of Top Talent?

From this session you will:
  • Learn what the current and upcoming generations are seeking in the workplace
  • Understand the benefits and barriers to community building in a virtual setting and how to overcome them
  • Gather innovative methods to organizational structuring, stretch opportunities and talent development
  • Walk away confident in creating a connected and outperforming early talent workforce

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Industry and Governmental Partnerships from an Economic Development Viewpoint: How Industry can take the Initiative in Creating these Partnerships?

  • Industry is the best advocate for industry – no one understands our problems and you don’t get what you don’t ask for
  • The solution paradigms of industry and government for economic development often don’t line up –  our toolboxes and motivators are vastly different. Companies like to be financially successful, governments like to take credit for accomplishments.
  • What are some examples of successful partnerships?  Is there a formula?  What attitude or posture should industry take?  How do you build the bridges?
  • How do you measure success in these relationships and know when you’ve made a difference beyond checking a box?

How have Interface Used Lean and Social Responsibility Principles to Maintain and Enhance Productivity during the Pandemic?

  • Full session abstract TBC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Transforming your Business Objectives and Key Results

Objectives & Key Results (Strategy Execution):
  • Initial launch (unsuccessful and why)
  • The Right Way – a successful partnership with WorkBoard
  • Pivot with agility and discipline
  • Outcome vs. Output
  • Workstreams
  • Teams, Meetings
  • Productivity
  • Strategy Execution
  • Business Review

Leadership & Workforce Development

Developing the Next Generation of Operations Leaders

  • For over 28 years the Tauber Institute has been on the leading edge of global operations education.  The Institute has pioneered operations education using highly innovative techniques including experiential learning, multi-disciplinary interactions, cross functional learning, and management & performance modules in preparation for leadership careers in operations.
  • We’ll delve into the ever changing nature of operations, from manufacturing, to all forms of operations leadership challenges including, healthcare, supply chain and logistics, environmental sustainability, big data and analytics, digital transformation, operations strategy, and Lean/Six Sigma
  • This presentation will describe the unique nature of the Tauber Institute program and describe the lessons learned as the Institute has continued to innovate to address the skills needed to be successful in operations leadership today and tomorrow.  We’ll discuss the unique role industry collaboration has played in the Institute's work
  • Finally we will discuss the implications of these lessons learned, and how they may be applied as industry looks at developing the next generation of operations leaders

Lean - Understanding the Human Element

  • What differentiates the performance of similar businesses?
  • What do successful companies focus on to transform and sustain a Lean environment?
  • What are the key elements of driving an effective change?
  • What is the role and characteristics of an effective leader in a lean environment?

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

S&OP Planning in a Global Manufacturing Company

Robin Stratthaus, Supply Chain Manager - Americas, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.

  • This presentation is about the introduction of Sales&Operations Planning in a globally oriented and privately held manufacturing company.
  • Built on the foundation of basic S&OP principles, Pepperl+Fuchs introduced this process in a very dynamic market environment.
  • The audience can look forward to a practical application of S&OP standards, specific challenges as well as lessons learned.

IoT & Technology

Industry 4.0: System Transformation Requirements

  • The fourth industrial revolution has resulted in a number of technologies being developed in a number of areas including: information systems, smart materials, robotic systems, smart technologies, and others. The focus of this contribution highlights the challenges of implementing some of these technologies as well as some of the research trends.

Leadership & Workforce Development

Virtual Leaders Applying Emotional Intelligence and Restorative Practice During Times of Uncertainty

  • Investigate leadership values to enhance purposeful and sustainable relationships with employees at all levels, which can be incredibly difficult during times of uncertainty
  • Describe the requisite competencies leaders need to upskill for effectively applying emotional intelligence and restorative practice after pivoting to work virtually with remote workers
  • Complete an emotional intelligence self-assessment and a restorative practice exercise to increase leadership capacity that could influence employee motivation and engagement     
  • Build multicultural social capital through a leadership framework and resources that might lead to positive social change for the greater good in organizations worldwide

3:05 PM - 3:20 PM

1-2-1 Pre-Scheduled Meetings & Networking Break

3:55 PM - 4:25 PM - Keynote

Collaboration & Transparency

Advancing Digital and Sustainable Supply for Customers

Kenneth Engel, Senior VP Global Supply Chain, North America, Schneider Electric

  • Digitalisation & sustainability in Schneider Electric's supply chain

IoT & Technology

Leading IT/OT Convergence; Planning, Planning...and more Planning

  • Segregation between IT and OT
  • Planning deployments of OT applications (planning cycle, ideas, vision, solution, build, deploy/support)
  • Building a POC for production
  • Change management for OT

4:25 PM - 4:30 PM