Why You Should Attend!

In today’s complex, customer-driven ecosystem, organizations are relying heavily on supply chain and procurement leaders to drive value and growth for their business. In addition, recent advancements in technology are driving unprecedented innovation by logistics providers and shippers alike.

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together industry leaders for our annual 2018 Leadership in Supply Chain & Procurement Forum taking place in San Francisco, CA. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will discuss trends in supply chain amidst globalization, innovation, and digitization.

Topics covered by our speaking faculty will include:

  • How to combat the supply chain talent gap
  • Incorporating data and technology into the supply chain
  • The impact of blockchain on the supply chain
  • Creating sustainable supply chain and operation practices
  • Fostering innovation within the supply chain
  • Best practices for managing and preventing supply chain disruptions

The day’s keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will provide you with actionable takeaways to bring back to the office, as well as the opportunity to both strengthen and expand your network of peers. We look forward to hosting you in the Bay Area!

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Arielle Feger at afeger@argyleforum.com.

Iryna Korolenko Director of Procurement
Kelly-Moore Paint Company
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Teresa O'Brien Director Indirect Purchasing and Operations
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
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Davide Ravazzoni Global Head, Professional Services Procurement
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  • 8:00am-9:00am Breakfast
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    Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast and networking. Connect with your peers in the customer experience community from a variety of industries before the morning’s content begins.

  • 9:00am-11:00am Opening Keynote
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    “Catalyzing Exceptional Performance through End to End Value Chain Integration”

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Aligning supply chain strategies with the company’s broader corporate goals
    • Key considerations when evaluating value chain integration opportunities
    • Benefits to conducting supply chain segmentation by product, customer, or other dimensions
    • Embracing cross functional collaboration with sales, marketing, and product development teams
    • Lessons learned from customer and supplier collaboration

  • 11:00am-11:30am Morning Networking Break
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    Take a break to make new connections and discuss the morning presentations over coffee and snacks.

  • 11:30am-1:00pm Morning Panel Discussion
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    Panel Discussion: “Fostering Innovation within Your Supply Chain”

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Examining the decision making processes that are driving your current supply chain strategy
    • Exploring what supply chain innovation means for your organization
    • Discussing new capabilities to drive improvements within your supply chain
    • Identifying opportunities to innovate and the subsequent implications on the supply chain organization

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch
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    Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations.

  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Afternoon Panel Discussion
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    Panel Discussion: “The Complexities of Today’s Global Supply Chain”

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Best practices with regards to establishing a global team
    • Understanding the impact of globalization
    • Key trends in terms of structure, responsiveness and flexibility
    • Steps to avoid or prepare for supply chain disruptions
    • Building and integrating resilience into your supply chain strategy

  • 3:00pm-3:30pm Afternoon Networking Break
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    Take a break to switch tables, meet some new peers, and discuss the afternoon presentations over coffee and snacks.

  • 3:30pm-5:00pm Afternoon Keynote Session
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    “Mending the Supply Chain Talent Gap: Building a Workforce for the Future”

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Skills and capabilities most critical for your supply chain
    • Current talent gaps and how you anticipate this evolving
    • Investing in current teams to update and increase their current skill set
    • Innovative approaches to introduce and integrate new talent into the organization
    • Discussing the critical resources and HR support needed to address talent gaps

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Closing Reception
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    Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!). Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.

What will be discussed? Explore finance hot topics and challenge areas such as:

Emerging technology and finance

Review the key technology trends that CFOs are exploring, and reflect on how finance as a discipline has evolved in the past few years as a result. Learn about:

  • Overcoming traditional interdepartmental silos
  • Evaluating the capabilities the cloud offers
  • Mitigating security concerns
  • Transforming data into actionable insights

Driving value in talent management

Examine how the current hiring environment requires the CFO and HR to collaborate more than ever on talent management and retention strategies. Dive into:

  • Exploring the HR/finance relationship
  • Addressing training and development needs
  • Aligning talent management with business goals
  • Partnering across functions to drive results

Managing enterprise risk

How have the rapid transformations in technology impacted the risk environment? Learn how successful organizations are managing the digital landscape. Find out about:

  • Leveraging risk to drive opportunity
  • Incentivizing employees to be more productive
  • Streamlining through succession planning
  • Creating balanced risk strategies

The modern CFO

The role of the CFO is constantly evolving, in scope and practice. Talk about how this affects all areas of the executive agenda, including how to deal with a new regulatory environment. Learn how top CFOs have been:

  • Deepening relationships with C Suite partners
  • Preparing the finance team for the future
  • Gaining greater operational expertise
  • Securing a strategic edge through new skillsets

The CFO and M&A

Discuss the difficult questions CFOs are asking at the onset of new M&A opportunities, and how they shepherd the transaction from beginning to end. Find out how other finance leaders are:

  • Identifying the "right" deals to leverage
  • Measuring the success of M&A transactions
  • Maximizing overseas investments
  • Defining metrics to build fruitful relationships

Partnering for innovation

Explore the definition of innovation for CFOs, and the modern ways of evaluating and financing it within the organization. Focus on moving past the stereotype that finance "stifles innovation" through engaging discussion on:

  • Determining areas to add value
  • Rethinking traditional finance metrics
  • Exploring new tools and technologies
  • Prioritizing innovation across the firm

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you! request a pass.

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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