Agenda for the 5th Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit, 2017

The Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit has been designed to stimulate ideas and provoke conversation on a broad range of important topics. You will find no two-hour lectures on the agenda. Instead, you will find concise, engaging TED-style talks; thought-provoking panels with experts in vertical markets and supply chain competencies; and high-impact, straight-to-the-point presentations on the most crucial issues facing our profession. Enjoy.

Conference Date: August 9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

August 10, 9 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Conference Location: USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Los Angeles

August 9, 2017 Event Agenda

Time Description Room Location
8:00 AM Networking Breakfast Trojan Room
9:00 AM Welcome
Master of Ceremonies Wink Williams
Ballroom
9:05 AM Opening Ceremony
USC Marching Band
Ballroom
9:10 AM Introductory Remarks
Guest Speaker TBA
Ballroom
9:40 AM Featured Speaker 1
Speaker TBA
Ballroom
10:05 AM Featured Speaker 2
Jon Chorley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Oracle
Ballroom
10:30 AM Break
10:40 AM Breakout Sessions Part 1
Breakout A: Global Health Supply Chain
Yehuda Bassok, Chair & Professor, Department of Data Sciences and Operations
Franklin (3rd Floor)
Breakout B: Disruptive Technologies
EY Executive TBA
Forum (4th Floor)
12:00 PM Networking Luncheon Ballroom
1:00 PM Featured Speaker 3 
Speaker TBA
Ballroom
1:25 PM Hackathon Finalist Presentation Ballroom
2:10 PM Hackathon Judges Deliberation and Results
2:25 PM Break
2:35 PM Breakout Sessions Part 2
Breakout A: Global Outlook
Chris Christopher, Director of US Macro and Global Economics services, HIS Markit
Guido Gries, Managing Director Americas Air & Sea Logistics, Dacsher
Franklin (3rd Floor)
Breakout B: Manufacturing
Speaker TBA
Forum (4th Floor)
3:50 PM Break
4:00 PM Plenary Panel Session: Block Chain
Moderator: Nick Vyas, Executive Director, USC Center for Global Supply Chain Management
Aljosja Beije, Co-owner & Managing Consultant, BeSCOPE
EY Executive TBA
Ballroom
5:10 PM Closing Remarks  Ballroom

August 10, 2017 Event Agenda

Time Description Room Location
8:00 AM Networking Breakfast Trojan Room
9:00 AM Welcome
Master of Ceremonies Wink Williams
Ballroom
9:05 AM Introduction & Release of Resource Guide
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles (Invited)
Ballroom
9:15 AM Featured Speaker 1
Speaker TBA
Ballroom
9:40 AM Featured Speaker 2
Speaker TBA
Ballroom
10:05 AM Break
10:15 AM Breakout Sessions Part 1
Breakout A: Logistics Outlook 2020
Moderator: Gene Ochi, EVP and President Client Growth, Uti Worldwide Inc (retired)
Franklin (3rd Floor)
Breakout B: Supply Chain Finance
Michelle Iturralde, SVP, Bank of America
Ingram Micro Executive (Invited)
Microsoft Executive (Invited)
Forum (4th Floor)
11:30 AM Networking Lunch Ballroom
12:35 PM Featured Speaker 3 
Speaker TBA
Ballroom
1:00 PM Plenary Panel Session: Talent Strategy
Chris Poole, Research Managing Vice President, Gartner
Ballroom
2:15 PM Break
2:25 PM Breakout Sessions Part 2
Breakout A – Omni-Channel Retail
Daniel Purefoy, VP Supply Chain Strategy & Engineering, Michael Kors
Harris Mustafa, EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, DSW
Vickie Mortimer, Director of Operations, North American Launch Team, Amazon (Invited)
EY Executive TBA
Franklin (3rd Floor)
Breakout B – Sustainability
Moderator: Dave Pederson, Consultant and Former Dir of Sustainability, Guess
Lindsay James, VP of Restorative Enterprise, Interface (Invited)
Wei Dong Zhou, Managing Director, The Sustainability Consortium (Invited)
Forum (4th Floor)
3:40 PM Break
3:50 PM Excellence Award Recognition Ballroom
4:20 PM Closing Remarks – Start of INC Reception  Ballroom

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