ISM's 4th Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit - Agenda

February 8-9, 2012
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area


Don't miss this opportunity to network and learn from some great supply management professionals. This is a chance to roll up your sleeves and find out what other organizations are doing to get ahead. Look for sessions that address how you can unleash your innovative spirit as well as a riveting panel discussion on disaster planning. Our kickoff speaker delivers insight into the uncertain economy. Be sure to attend the executive roundtable networking event and gain some top-level perspectives.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception, All Summit Participants

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Opening and Welcome

Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Session GS2
For Better or Worse: An Economic Outlook
Every day we strive to perfect our supply chains 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 organizations. 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 W1
Five Strategies Women Can Use to Become Known as Innovators
Become more familiar with the state-of-the-art research on strategic thinking and supply chain innovations during this highly interactive session. This information references data that show how women often have difficulty being perceived as innovation drivers in organizations. Takeaways include five specific innovation strategies to improve your standing now or hit the ground running in future organizations.

Dr. Helen Eckmann | Faculty, Business Administration | Brandman University, Part of the Chapman University System
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.

Craig Cuffie | Vice President, Supply Chain Management | Clearwire Corporation
Jill Bossi | Vice President & CPO | American Red Cross
Steve Ferguson | Global Strategic Sourcing Manager | Corning
Joe Houghton | Vice President of Flight Operations | Spirit Airlines
Keith Washington | Director, Newbuild & Fleet Design | Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Session W2
WEConnect: Linking Women-Owned Businesses Into the Value Chain
The gradual increase in the power of influence for women has contributed to a global view that women with responsibility for controlling spend are able to make decisions and investments that lead to economic and social stability and sustainable growth. WEConnect International is an example of one of the programs that helps achieve this. WEConnect brings together corporations and other organizations to enable inclusive and sustainable economic development, envisioning a world where global value chains benefit from the participation of women-owned businesses.

Joan N. Kerr | Director, Supplier Diversity Development | Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Cathy A. Rodgers | Vice President, Global Opportunities | IBM Global Technology Services
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Session GS4
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 and dinner.
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Reception and Dinner

Thursday, February 9, 2012

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Session GS5
Opening Remarks and Introduction

Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One
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 W3
From Aspirations to Reality: Surviving Change
Change is a constant in today's business world, and as a leader you are continually working to move your organization forward. How do you maintain the resilience to endure all of these changes? Our panelists discuss change survival from two perspectives: a personal perspective — reflecting on changes in their own career runways — and the leadership perspective — sharing their experiences in leading teams through change. Discover how to energize your team for the journey from visions and aspirations to implementing the changes that transform and add value to your organization.

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 Corporation
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 Washington | Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer | Gilead
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One

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