February 06, 2019 | Washington, DC
CPO/VP Panel on Global Business & Supply Chain Disruptors to be held at Howard University School of Business
WASHINGTON, DC – February 6, 2019 – Seven Chief Procurement Officers and Vice Presidents from Fortune 500 Corporations and a non-profit conglomerate representing various industries – Nationwide, Charter Communications, Ingersoll Rand, Boeing, Caesars Entertainment, TIAA, and AARP – will hold a panel discussion on “Global Business and Supply Chain Disruptors – What Are They and How Can Students Prepare to Help Address These Disruptors?”
The special session, jointly presented by US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) CPO Council and Howard University School of Business Center of Excellence for Supply Chain Management, will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 9:30 AM at the Howard University School of Business Auditorium in Washington, DC. Breakout sessions will follow the panel discussion to give the students and professionals the opportunity to network and further connect with the speakers.
“This unique panel of CPOs and VPs in supply chain management will demonstrate how current transformative forces driven by globalization and advances in technology cannot be successful without the third force – an educated and skilled workforce,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO. “That is why the collaborative partnership between the USPAACC CPO Council and Howard University School of Business Supply Chain Management is so important. This is a must-attend for students, faculty, and professionals who want in-depth understanding of the intricacies, challenges, opportunities, and predictions in today’s increasingly interdependent supply chain marketplace.”
Speakers are: Angie Klett, Senior VP, IT CFO & CPO, Nationwide, & USPAACC CPO Council Chair; Michelle Hawkins, Senior VP, Strategic Procurement, Charter Communications; John Evans, VP Global Procurement, Ingersoll Rand; Delores Alexander, VP Supplier Management, The Boeing Company; Austin McKeehan, CPO, TIAA; Mike Fath, VP & CPO, Caesars Entertainment; and Robert Khan, CPO, AARP.
Welcome Remarks will be given by Professor Barron Harvey, Dean of the Howard University School of Business and Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO. Professor James Haddow, Director of the Howard University School of Business Center of Excellence for Supply Chain Management, will facilitate the panel discussion.
Among the topics for discussion are the current major disruptors in global supply chain operations, such as natural disasters, cyber and big data security, labor shortages, etc. as well as future disruptors including global trade compliance, AI and robotics, blockchain, “Brexit,” and other issues.
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