Sunday, 12 July 2020

Afternoon

Executive Networking

Evening

Welcome Reception

Monday, 13 July 2020

07:00 – 08:00

Networking Breakfast

08:00 – 08:30

Chairperson Welcome Address
Stan Aronow, Vice President Distinguished Advisor, Gartner

08:30 – 09:10

2020 – A Look Ahead to the Next Decade

As we enter the next decade, our 2020 visions and roadmaps have led us here. The time has come to assess where we’ve come from, and where we need to go next in 2025 and 2030.

Join us as we hear from a global CEO on their company’s transformation to this point, and on the way they will continue to evolve their company as they roadmap the next stops on their digital journey.

09:10 – 09:50

ReThink Supply Chain – The Perpetual Presence
Greg Smith, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Walmart

At the 2019 Leaders Forum, we asked ourselves to define supply chain’s unique value proposition. The answer, it seemed, lay in supply chain’s unique position as the central nervous system for the enterprise in its ability to sense demand and disruption within its network.

Now, in 2020, we ask ourselves what supply chain must be going forward to deliver flawless products and services to our customers, our partners, our environment, and our bottom line. The line between physical and digital used to be a blur; now there may be no line at all. What does that mean for how we operate internally, and how can we lead our companies through this transition?

Greg Smith, Walmart’s head of supply chain, will elaborate on his personal journey to ReThink Supply Chain at Walmart.

09:50 – 10:00

The Community Comes Together – Executive Co.Labs
Stan Aronow, Vice President Distinguished Advisor, Gartner

As a community and profession, we collectively hold the power to solve global problems through conversations at the Forum. Our Chairperson will provide context and detail for our Executive Co.Lab roundtable sessions to move from breakout conversations to action.

10:00 – 10:30

Morning Coffee

10:30 – 11:30

Executive Co.Lab Roundtables

Globalism and Protectionism

This discussion will focus on how to navigate and influence global trade and tariffs

Agility to Innovation

This discussion will focus on how to instill agility and a culture of innovation within our companies and networks

Resource Innovation

This discussion will focus on how to manage resource scarcity via product and process innovation

Mankind and Machine

This discussion will focus on how to artfully introduce new-age automation and AI alongside human workers

11:45 – 12:30

Practical Application Track: Tools of the Profession

12:30 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 – 15:40

Peer 1-2-1 Connections

Meet one-on-one in hand-selected meetings with peers

15:40 – 16:00

Afternoon Break

16:00 – 16:40

How the Executive Advisory Board Guides the Profession

Gartner’s Executive Advisory Board is a collection of some of the community’s most senior members who have committed their time to help advance the profession. This interactive panel session will see our EAB engage in dialog with fellow board members – as well as the audience – as they share their own perspectives in reflection of the profession’s progression to date.

As a community of supply chain and operations leaders, what next steps should we be taking to prepare for the next decade? Following the discussions leading up to and taking place at this year’s Leaders Forum, what are the critical topics and focus areas that the community can collectively address and overcome?

16:40 – 16:45

Day 1 Reflections and Closing
Stan Aronow, Vice President Distinguished Advisor, Gartner

Evening

Leaders Dinner

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

07:00 – 08:00

Networking Breakfast

08:00 – 08:50

ReThink the Economy – Redefining the Corporation

In 2019, several hundred CEOs went on record to redefine the very purpose of a corporation within the global economy. Gone is the single-minded pursuit of maximizing shareholder returns; instead, corporations are shifting towards maximizing stakeholder returns. Stakeholders include not only shareholders, but also employees, the communities we operate in, and the environment that we rely upon. Hear from a leading CEO on how they are shepherding their company through this transition.

08:50 – 09:30

ReThink the Business – The Digital Transformation
Arthur Valdez, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain & Logistics Officer, Target

Amazon has served as a death knell for many traditional retailers. Target didn’t get that memo. In this talk, hear from Target’s Chief Supply Chain & Logistics Officer on how they’ve been able to embrace and succeed in digitally transforming the company to play up its strengths in the fight against internet disruptors.

09:30 – 10:00

Morning Coffee

10:00 – 11:30

Peer 1-2-1 Connections

Meet one-on-one in hand-selected meetings with peers

11:45 – 12:30

Practical Application Track: Tools of the Profession

12:30 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 – 14:10

ReThink the Team – When Supply Chain and IT Collide
Stu Pann, Chief Supply Chain Officer, HP Inc.

As digitalization marches on within our organizations, we find ourselves still contending with uncertainties of ownership and partnership around new technology and processes. How can supply chain, IT, and product organizations come together to deliver differentiated customer experiences? Stu Pann, HP Inc.’s CSCO, will elaborate on how he has tackled this question.

14:10 – 14:50

Keynote

14:50 – 15:20

Reflections and Learnings
Dr. Hau Lee, Professor of Operations, Information & Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Join us as Dr. Hau Lee, Chairman of this community’s Executive Advisory Board, reflects on the key learnings from the Forum.

14:50 – 15:00

Chairperson Closing Remarks
Stan Aronow, Vice President Distinguished Advisor, Gartner