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ISM's 9th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit - Agenda

February 8-9, 2012
Dallas (Grapevine), Texas


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) Testing (optional)
Supplier diversity professionals have the opportunity to take the CPSD™ Exam before the Summit starts.
Exam fees (US$180 ISM member/nonmember) are separate from registration.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception, All Summit Participants

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. GS1 — Opening Remarks and Introduction

Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. GS2 — For Better or Worse: An Economic Outlook
Every day we strive to perfect our supply chain 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 organization. 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. B1 — Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Supply Management's Critical Role
Supply management is often at the center of corporate sustainability policy and decision-making. Supply professionals must be ready to take a leadership role in sustainability and social responsibility. Hear from two experts on the roles they play and what they see coming in the future.

Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One
Cathy Rodgers | Vice President, Global Opportunities | IBM Global Technology Services and Chair, ISM Committee on Sustainability & Social Responsibility
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 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. This panel will share their survival stories and how they have changed business processes to enhance their ability to react to future events more successfully.

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
Keith Washington | Director, Newbuild & Fleet Design | Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS
B2 — Leadership: Its Role in Your Success
The ability to lead impacts not only newly minted executives, but seasoned executives, as well. Success is often determined based on understanding, practicing and modeling effective leadership behavior. Find out how to increase your leadership from an insider and join us for this game-changing session.

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

S1 — Navigating Your Career
Joint these two career specialists as they give you the inside track to jump-starting your career. Gain insights into the skills organizations are seeking in their new hires. You will broaden your perspective and get answers to your questions about business hiring practices.

Brian Clarke | Managing Partner | Kensington International
Amanda DeCook | Senior Sourcing Analyst | A.T. Kearney
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 - 4:45 p.m. 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.

Participating Executives to be determined
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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

Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Procurement | Capital One
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. 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, with cases provided by A.T. Kearney.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. 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. B3 — Supplier Diversity Still Critical and Important
Learn about today's best practices and approaches. There is an emphasis on the importance of mentoring and developing smaller companies to stay competitive in the future.

Gene C. Waddy | Chief Executive Officer | DIVERSANT LLC
Jacquelyn Howard | Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing, US Supply Chain Management | McDonald's USA, LLC
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. GS8 — Case Competition Winner Announcement
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. GS9 — Where Supply Management and Finance Intersect
Understanding finance and its importance to supply management decision-making is critical to your continued success and for communicating the supply chain's financial impact on the organization. Understanding comes from a collaborative relationship between the areas of finance and supply. This session will address how to ensure the respect and shared understanding of how the two intersect and impact each other.

Robin L. Washington | Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer | Gilead Sciences, Inc
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

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

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