Private Sector
Leadership for a Networked World’s Business and Industry Initiative provides transformational thought leadership and learning experiences for executives leading innovation and designing the future of sustainable value creation.

Never compromise your level of excellence that you are standing for, even though you’ll be challenged to do so.

Dominic Caruso
Chief Financial Officer (Retired), Johnson & Johnson

Reflecting on strategies to optimize current supply chain strategies, next generation supply chain leaders envision a future that is efficient, predictive, and real-time.

Close to 70% of next generation supply chain leaders reported that operations has experienced significant or extreme change in the past five years,

89% of future CFOs reported that their role anticipates significant or extreme change in the next five years.

These results were taken from surveys given to participants prior to their attendance at an LNW event.


CFOs today must embrace ceaseless change. The average company in the S&P 500 will be on that list for just 12 years by 2027. That is half of what it was in 2012, and about one-third of what it was in 1964. The downward trend line is unmistakable. Darwin was right, as Perfetti observes....

Having spent more than a decade studying rebels in unexpected places, Tandon Family Professor of...

Like most retailers, Walmart began its journey by opening just one store. Still standing today in...

As CFOs and financial executives at the Summit have reflected on their role in the world, they’re...


February 9, 2021

Virtual Summit Series for Chief Financial, Operations, and Supply Chain Executives: Leading in a New Era of Value and Purposeful Growth

Leadership for a Networked World at Harvard University and Accenture are convening the 2021 Leading in a New Era of Value and Purposeful Growth virtual summit series to help leaders navigate challenges and seize new opportunities to be proactive, creative and pioneering.


May 19, 2020

Leadership for Resilience and Growth: A Virtual Summit for Chief Financial Officers and Chief Supply Chain Officers

June 12, 2019 to June 14, 2019

2019 Next Generation Operations Summit: Leading into the New Pace of Change

May 15, 2019 to May 17, 2019

2019 CFO of the Future Summit: Value at High Velocity

June 13, 2018 to June 15, 2018

2018 Next Generation Operations Summit: Shaping a Growth Agenda

May 16, 2018 to May 18, 2018

2018 CFO of the Future Summit: The Next Frontier of Value Creation

June 21, 2017 to June 23, 2017

2017 Next Generation Operations Summit: Creating a Customer-Centric Supply Chain

May 17, 2017 to May 19, 2017

2017 CFO of the Future Summit: Fueling the Growth Agenda


Leadership for a Networked World’s applied research, student innovation challenge, and on-campus summit programs are an initiative of Dr. Antonio M. Oftelie, Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), part of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. TECH is a hub for students, faculty, alumni, and government and industry leaders to learn together, collaborate, and innovate. LNW accelerates these efforts by connecting leaders across sectors and developing cutting-edge thought leadership on innovation and organizational transformation.

© 2021 Leadership for a Networked World. All Rights Reserved.