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Keynote Address/Opening Session with Sidney Johnson, CPSM

The Challenges to Supply Management and Supply Management Professionals as the U.S. Economy Emerges From Recession
Sidney Johnson, CPSM, is vice president of Global Supply Management for Delphi and serves as the executive champion for the Global Supply Management Task Team. Johnson began his career with General Motors at Allison Transmission Division in Indianapolis. He later transferred to Saturn and served in positions at the former Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems, where he was supplier quality manager. Johnson was promoted to manager, Chemical. He was later promoted to director, North America Purchasing for Delphi Packard Electric and named director, Global Supply Management for Delphi Packard Electric Systems. He was named to his current position in 2006. Johnson attended the Center for Creative Leadership, Executive Development and was recently named "Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders in America" by Diversity MBA magazine. In addition to the ISM Board of Directors, Johnson's professional affiliations include: National Minority Supplier Development Committee board of directors; Focus: HOPE advisory board member; and Michigan State University — Supply Chain Management advisory board member. A native of Cincinnati, Johnson earned his bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and technology from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and received a master's degree in industrial management from Wesleyan University in Indianapolis.

Sidney Johnson
Vice President, Global Supply Management
Delphi Corporation

 Sunday May 15
Keynote Address/Luncheon with Daniel Burrus

Leading With Strategic Foresight and Certainty
In times of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we need to ask ourselves, what are we certain about? Strategies based on uncertainty and hope equal high levels of risk. Strategies based on certainty dramatically reduce risk and produce superior results. Hindsight always brings lament. You can never go back and change your past decisions and actions. Strategic foresight takes your vision to a new actionable level by adding the events that will happen in the future. Over the past 26 years, Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. Based on his revolutionary method of identifying hard trends from soft trends, and permanent changes from cyclical changes, attendees learn how to both anticipate and capitalize on new opportunities, as well as predict problems, long before they happen. In addition, they will learn how to use the new tools and rules of leadership to accelerate growth.

Daniel Burrus
Technology Futurist and Business Strategist

 Monday May 16
Business Survey/Economic Outlook Presentation Keynote and Breakfast

Foodservice ends at 8:30 a.m.

Norbert J. Ore, CPSM, C.P.M., chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee; releases the committee's Manufacturing Semiannual Economic Forecast.

Anthony S. Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, chair of the ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee; releases the committee's Non-Manufacturing Semiannual Economic Forecast.

William Dunkelberg is professor of economics in the College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, where he served as dean of the School of Business and Management from 1987 to 1994 and as Director of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Entrepreneurship. He currently serves as chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business and as economic strategist for Boenning & Scattergood. His prior appointments were at the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan. He has a BA, MA and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Michigan. Dunkelberg is a nationally known authority on small business, entrepreneurship, consumer credit and government policy.

David Hensley is executive director and global economics coordinator in the Economic Research Department at J.P. Morgan. He is responsible for global business cycle and policy analysis and is co-manager of J.P. Morgan's economic weekly, Global Data Watch. Hensley also authors J.P. Morgan's Daily Economic Briefing and monthly Global PMI reports. Prior to joining JP Morgan in 2002, Hensley was managing director at hedge fund Tiger Management, LLC (1990-2000) and senior U.S. economist at Salomon Brothers (1993-1998). He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

William Dunkelberg
Professor, Economics
Temple University

David Hensley
Executive Director and Global Economics Coordinator, Economic Research Dept
J.P. Morgan

Norbert J. Ore
ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee

Anthony S. Nieves
ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee

 Tuesday May 17
Closing Brunch with Arianna Huffington

From Politics to the Boardroom: Fearless Leadership
In today's uncertain times, it is hard to figure out what is best for you, your employees and your business. Arianna Huffington, a successful entrepreneur and business leader who has triumphed over naysayers, self-doubt and a turbulent economy, demonstrates to audiences how difficult times can be turned into an opportunity for growth — both personally and professionally. With real-world experience as co-founder and editor-in-chief of the highly successful Huffington Post, Huffington is an expert at showing people how to thrive in the face of adversity — ultimately leading both people and businesses through the toughest of times.

Arianna Huffington
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
The Huffington Post

 Wednesday May 18