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.


In today's world, a successful culture is as important as a successful product. Yet how do you build a culture and innovation model to create breakthrough value? How do you learn to recognize your own strengths and weaknesses, before someone else does, and how do you use this knowledge to move...

CFOs today must embrace ceaseless change. The average company in the S&P 500 will be on that...

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...


March 1, 2022 to November 1, 2022

2022 Catalyst Collaborative: Realizing a Growth Agenda

The future is emerging all around us. Rapid shifts in consumer and market demands, powerful convergence of social and digital trends, and the global movement to sustainability and stakeholder capitalism are not only upending past strategies and business models, but also opening up entirely new ways to create value and growth. The leaders that come out ahead of these curves are working now to transform their organizations and create an agenda for newfound growth.


Jim Loree shut the boardroom doors and took a deep breath. It was August 2016, and he had just been elevated to CEO of Stanley Black & Decker (SBD). While reaching this pinnacle was an achievement, Loree realized it was just the start to a new, and perhaps more challenging journey of...


May 1, 2021 to November 1, 2021

2021 Catalyst Collaborative: Realizing a Growth Agenda

February 9, 2021

2021 Virtual Summit Series for Chief Financial, Operations, and Supply Chain Executives: Leading in a New Era of Value and Purposeful Growth

May 19, 2020

2020 Virtual Summit Series For Chief Financial, Operations, And Supply Chain Executives: Leadership for Resilience and Growth

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

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