|1:30 - 4:30 p.m.||Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) Testing (optional)
Supplier diversity professionals have the opportunity to take the CPSD™ Exam before the Summit starts.
Exam fees (US$180 ISM member/nonmember) are separate from registration.
|6:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Networking Reception, All Summit Participants|
|7:00 - 8:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 - 8:30 a.m.||Opening, Welcome|
|8:30 - 9:30 a.m.||Session GS2
For Better or Worse: An Economic Outlook
Every day we strive to perfect our supply chain to deliver the highest return to our stakeholders. We all know that in this decade our decisions and processes revolve around one thing — an uncertain economy. We can't stand still and wait to see what happens — we need to be active and informed to make the best decisions for our organization. Join us for this economic outlook as we explore the marketplace and take another look at the complex economic landscape. This lively discussion concludes with Q&A so take advantage of having an expert answer your most burning questions about the economy and business in general.
Roberto Coronado | Economist | Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch
|9:30 - 9:45 a.m.||Networking Break|
|9:45 - 10:45 a.m.||Session H1
Diversity Perspectives at Work: Making Your Mark on Today's Business Landscape
In a workforce comprised of individuals with diverse ethnic backgrounds, how do we overcome stereotypes and preconceptions to get the recognition we deserve? In today's competitive business environment, we must take control of and manage our own reputations, assess our standing in our organizations, and take stock in our skill sets. Attend this session to gain insights on developing the career check-up you need to meet the challenges in your career journey.
James E. Martin | Chair | ISM—Global Group
|11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Session GS3
Surviving the Worst Case Scenario
Interact with well-known supply professionals who have extraordinary experience and insight into how natural disasters impact supply chains. The panel shares survival stories and how they have changed business processes to enhance the ability to react to future events more successfully.
Moderator: Craig Cuffie | Vice President, Supply Chain Management | Clearwire Corporation
Jill Bossi | Vice President and CPO | American Red Cross
Steve Ferguson |Global Strategic Sourcing Manager | Corning
Joe Houghton | Vice President of Flight Operations | Spirit Airlines
Keith Washington | Director, Newbuild and Fleet Design | Royal Caribbean Cruise
|12:30 - 1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:30 - 2:30 p.m.||Session H2
Sustainable Water Resource Management in the Supply Chain — Challenge or Opportunity?
There is rapid growing interest and awareness among major companies, stakeholder groups and the public sector regarding water resource management issues. These include quantity, quality and local stress and scarcity issues. Increasingly, key purchasers look to their supply chains to do their part to contribute to sustainable water management through implementation of best management practices as well as measuring and reporting performance. This session discusses developing expectations and explores ways to be prepared.
Edwin Piñero | Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer | Veolia Water North America
|1:30 - 2:30 p.m.||Student Session S1
Navigating Your Career
Joint these two career specialists as they give you the inside track to jump-starting your career. Gain insights into the skills organizations are seeking in their new hires. You will broaden your perspective and get answers to your questions about business hiring practices.
Brian Clarke | Managing Partner | Kensington International
Amanda DeCook | Senior Sourcing Analyst | A.T. Kearney
|2:30 - 2:45 p.m.||Networking Break|
|2:45 - 4:45 p.m.||Session GS4
Executive Roundtable Networking
An annual favorite, you will have the opportunity to interact with senior supply leaders. The session is structured to give you a chance to meet and interact in groups of 8-10 people with up to 7-9 executives of your choosing. The session is placed at the end of the day to jumpstart ongoing discussions and networking during the evening's reception and dinner.
|5:30 - 8:00 p.m.||Reception and Dinner|
|7:30 - 8:30 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.||Session GS5
Opening Remarks and Introduction
|9:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Session GS6
Case Competition: Addressing Supply Management and Business Issues
Teams with a maximum of five students from invited colleges will have the opportunity to develop analytical and reasoning skills in a professional setting, much like they will face in the business world. A.T. Kearney has developed and provided the case studies.
|11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|12:30 - 1:15 p.m.||Session GS7
Leadership: Influence and Vision
Good leadership gives you the competitive edge. Find out what it takes to lead your organization to the next level. This session will not only help you become a better leader, but to also develop future leaders to ensure success.
Calvin Mackie, Ph.D. | Entrepreneur, Inventor, Motivator | Channel Zero Group, LLC
|1:15 - 2:15 p.m.||Session H3
Key Considerations for Global Sourcing Transformations
What does it take to transform your sourcing process to meet the demands of our global economy? Attend this session to explore the path to success in global sourcing transformation. Discover the key considerations and challenges in designing and implementing a sourcing process that is truly global.
Enrique Garza | Purchasing Group Manager, Raw Materials | The Clorox Company
|2:15 - 2:30 p.m.||Networking Break|
|2:30 - 3:00 p.m.||Session GS8
Case Competition Winner Announcement
|3:00 - 4:00 p.m.||Session GS9
Where Supply Management and Finance Intersect
Understanding finance and its importance to supply management decision making is critical for supply management success and for communicating supply's financial impact on the organization. Understanding comes from a collaborative relationship between the two functions. Discover how to ensure respect and shared understanding when the two intersect and impact each other.
Robin L. Washington | Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer | Gilead Sciences, Inc
|3:45 - 4:15 p.m.||Closing Remarks|