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Hispanic and Latino Executive Track @ the ISM Supply Chain Diversity Summit

February 26 - 28, 2014
San Francisco, California

Lean In, Link Out

ISM is committed to supporting diverse professionals in the supply chain. Join us for learning and networking to improve your business acumen, build your personal brand and leverage unique skills that you have as a Hispanic or Latino executive. Discover tactics to lean in to your career and not hold yourself back. Use this unparalleled networking time to link out to new connections that can help you spur career growth. Whether you are just starting out or you have been working in supply chain for years, this is a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded peers.

Back By Popular Demand — Get together with your colleagues from the black and women tracks during the general sessions. Although we have developed learning focused on the Hispanic and Latino executive, you are welcome to attend concurrent sessions from the other tracks.


6:00 - 7:00 pm Opening Reception

7:00 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 am Opening Remarks and Introduction

8:30 - 9:45 am G1 — Lean In — Pushing Through To Reach Your Goals
Have you ever avoided a challenging project because you felt you weren't ready or let issues in your personal life affect your professional life? Quit holding yourself back. Lean in to your career by seeking challenges, taking risks, and pursuing your goals.

Kenneth L. Coleman | Chairman | Saama Technologies

9:45 - 10:00 am Networking Break

10:00 - 11:30 am H1 — Sitting at the Table — Executive Panel (CONCURRENT SESSIONS)

There is a small percentage of Latinos who hold senior-level positions. Find out how our distinguished panel got their seat at the table. Hear their success stories and challenges while they provide ideas on how to make a plan to get your own seat.

Fred Lona | Senior Director Supply Diversity | Hilton Worldwide
Juan Guerrero | Senior VP, North American Retail | Office Depot
Mario Coracides | VP Supply Chain North America | Alenia Aermacchi

11:30 - 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 - 1:45 pm H2 — Leverage Your Heritage as a Competitive Advantage (CONCURRENT SESSIONS)

As a Latino, you are the new face of America. To win over Hispanic customers, whose purchasing power continues to increase, companies need you on their supply chain team. This session teaches you to capitalize on two core competencies that are part of the Hispanic culture to grow your career.

Nayeli Saucedo | Procurement Training & Development Manager | FMC Technologies

1:45 - 2:00 pm Networking Break

2:00 - 3:00 pm H3 — Que Numero Salio? Understand How Your Past Can Shape Your Future (CONCURRENT SESSIONS)

In this session, Adrian Gonzalez — the son of Cuban immigrants — shares stories, experiences, and lessons learned by exploring where he came from. Gonzalez makes the case of why connecting with your heritage, and your family history in particular, can provide you with important insights and inspiration for succeeding in life and business.

Adrian Gonzalez | President | Adelante SCM

3:00 - 3:10 pm Networking Break

3:10 - 4:30 pm G2 — Executive Roundtable Networking

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.

5:30 - 7:00 pm Reception

7:30 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:10 am Opening Remarks

Winners of Case Competition will be announced.

9:10 - 9:15 am Networking Break

9:15 - 10:30 am H4 — Prepare to Persuade: Keys to Triumphant Negotiations (CONCURRENT SESSIONS)

Effective negotiations start in the preparation. Discover preparation techniques along with other tips. We'll analyze how Latinos typically communicate and discuss whether it enhances or hinders the negotiation process. Learn how to negotiate all aspects of your career.

Alex Parilli | Sourcing & Contracts Manager | BP

10:30 - 10:45 pm Networking Break

10:45 - 12:00 pm G3 — Link Out — Connections Lead to Your Career Growth

Oftentimes, attending conferences and networking feels like a chore and the last thing you want to make time for. However, the lack of strategic networking can hinder your career growth, especially if you are in a career transition. The author of LINK OUT: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections illustrates why it is important to link out and shows you how to create a collaborative, long-term networking strategy that overcomes a competitive job market.

Leslie Grossman | Leadership Strategist and Author

12:00 pm Closing Remarks

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