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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.


Don Allan, President and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker (SBD), recalled the challenges and opportunities the company has addressed since he became the firm’s leader in July 2022. There’s been runaway inflation, a war in Europe, and the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Allan, who...

Uncertainty and complexity are here to stay. Create an organizational culture engineered for this...

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

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


June 4, 2024 to June 6, 2024

2024 Supply Chain and Operations Reinvention Summit: The New Performance Frontier

The Supply Chain and Operations Reinvention Summit is the foremost learning experience for Chief Supply Chain and Operations Officers, focused on designing and building the supply chain of the future. The Summit combines case studies from current executives, insights from academic research from across Harvard University, and expertise from industry experts. Summit attendees learn through case studies, peer-based problem-solving, and topical workshops designed to create transformational solutions.


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 8, 2024 to May 10, 2024

2024 CFO Forward Summit: Redefining the Leadership Equation

May 10, 2023 to May 12, 2023

2023 CFO Forward Summit at Harvard University: Mindset for a New Era

June 1, 2022 to November 2, 2022

2022 Catalyst Collaborative: Leadership Academy

June 1, 2022 to November 2, 2022

2022 Catalyst Collaborative: Leadership Academy

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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