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2012 ISM Diversity Summits



February 8-9, 2012
Dallas, Texas

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Summit Facilitators:
  • General Sessions/Black Executive Supply Management Summit:
    Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One
  • Hispanic Supply Management Summit:
    Alvin Ruiz | Director, Business Technology | Pfizer, Inc.
  • Women Executive Supply Management Summit:
    Tania Santiago-Mirabal | Category Manager, Worldwide Procurement | Pfizer, Inc.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012

8:00-8:30 am GS1 — Opening Remarks and Introduction (1,000 KB)
Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One
8:30-9:30 am GS2 — For Better or Worse: An Economic Outlook (960 KB)
Roberto Coronado | Economist | Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch
9:45-10:45 am CONCURRENT SESSIONS

B1 — Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Supply Management's Critical Role (2,000 KB)
Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One
Cathy Rodgers | Vice President, Global Opportunities | IBM Global Technology Services
Chair, ISM Committee on Sustainability & Social Responsibility

H1 — Diversity Perspectives at Work: Making Your Mark on Today’s Business Landscape (707 KB)
James E. Martin | Chair | ISM—Global Group W1 — Five Strategies Women Can Use to Become Known as Innovators (PPTX - 10,000 KB)
Dr. Helen Eckmann | Faculty, Business Administration | Brandman University
11:00 am-12:30 pm GS3 — Surviving the Worst-Case Scenario (865 KB)
Craig Cuffie (Moderator) | Vice President, Supply Chain Management | Clearwire Corporation
Jill Bossi, C.P.M. | Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer | American Red Cross
Joe Houghton | Vice President of Flight Operations | Spirit Airlines
Steve Ferguson | Global Strategic Sourcing Manager | Corning
Jaime Bohnke | VP Global Supply Chain Mgmt & Lean Six Sigma | Tyco International
1:30-2:30 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

B2 — Leadership: Its Role in Your Success (292 KB)
Jeffrey Hatchell, MBA (Moderator) | President and Founder | Empower Management Solutions
Shelley Stewart, Jr., CPSM | Senior VP, Operational Excellence & CPO | Tyco
Quentin Roach | Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Vice President, External Manufacturing & Supplier Quality | Merck & Company, Inc.
Meghan L. Murray | Director | PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Rick Frazier | Vice President, Commercial Product Supply | The Coca-Cola Company H2 — Sustainable Water Resource Management in the Supply Chain — Challenge or Opportunity? (407 KB)
Edwin Piñero | Executive Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer | Veolia Water North America

W2 — WEConnect: Linking Women-Owned Businesses into the Value Chain (3,000 KB)
Joan N. Kerr | Director, Supplier Diversity Development | Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Cathy Rodgers | Vice President, Global Opportunities | IBM Global Technology Services
Chair, ISM Committee on Sustainability & Social Responsibility

S1 — Navigating Your Career (3,000 KB)
Brian Clarke | Managing Partner | Kensington International
Amanda DeCook | Senior Sourcing Analyst | A.T. Kearney
2:45-4:45 pm GS4 — Executive Roundtable Networking (188 KB)
An annual favorite, this session gives you the opportunity to interact with senior supply leaders. The session is structured to give you a chance to meet and interact in groups with a selection of 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.

Participating Executives to be determined

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012

8:30-9:00 am GS5 — Opening Remarks and Introduction
Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One
9:00-11:30 am GS6 — Case Competition: Addressing Supply Management and Business Issues (856 KB)
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.
12:30-1:15 pm GS7 — Leadership: Influence and Vision (173 KB)
Calvin Mackie, Ph.D. | Entrepreneur, Inventor, Motivator | Channel Zero Group, LLC
1:15-2:15 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

B3 — Supplier Diversity Still Critical and Important (861 KB)
Gene C. Waddy | Chief Executive Officer | DIVERSANT LLC
Jacquelyn Howard | Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing, US Supply Chain Management | McDonald's USA, LLC

H3 — Key Considerations to Successfully Implement Global Sourcing Transformations (542 KB)
Enrique Garza | Purchasing Group Manager, Raw Materials | The Clorox Company

W3 — From Aspirations to Reality: Surviving Change
Bettelyn Clark | Vice President, Supply Chain Compliance & Administration | MeadWestvaco
Deborah K. Stanton | Chief Purchasing Officer | MasterCard Worldwide
Ginny Tucker | Global Leader of Procurement Solutions | ACS, A Xerox Company
2:30-3:00 pm GS8 — Case Competition Winner Announcement — (Presentation is not available)
Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One
3:00-4:00 pm GS9 — Where Supply Management and Finance Intersect (1,000 KB)
Robin Washington | Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer | Gilead Sciences, Inc.
4:00 pm Closing Remarks
Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One


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