The 2019 Next Generation Operations Summit
Leading into the New Pace of Change
When & Where
June 12-14, 2019
Harvard University | Cambridge, MA

About the Summit


To help next generation operations and supply chain leaders set their vision and strategy, Leadership for a Networked World and the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, in collaboration with Accenture Strategy, are convening the 2019 Next Generation Operations Summit: Leading into the New Pace of Change to be held June 12–14 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

At the 2019 Summit, participants will learn about and share best practices on building the supply chain of the future. In particular, the Summit will look at the challenges and opportunities via:

  • Leadership – What steps must we take now to build adaptive capacity into our organizations and prepare for the business models of the future?
  • Strategy – How can we better understand the evolution of customer preference and demand and tune our operations and supply chains to be predictive?
  • Technology – Where can we inject machine learning, robotics, analytics and other groundbreaking solutions into our supply chains to gain speed and intelligence?
  • Human Capital – How can we build teams that thrive in the face of uncertainty and disruption and prepare them to drive innovation in our digital age?

This Summit will bring together select private sector operations and supply chain executives, industry experts and leading academics at Harvard University to understand the changing environment in supply chain strategy, learn about and share ideas on emerging business models, and prepare the next generation of supply chain leaders.

Who Should Attend?

The Summit is an invitation-only program designed to develop the next generation of chief operating and/or supply chain officers. Participants in the program are senior-level team members designated by the COO/CSCO of their respective firms, and current COO/CSCOs from the world’s most advanced companies sharing innovative cases.

Admission & Participation

Participation is limited to chief operating/supply chain officers and/or their designees. All other applicants will be reviewed and accepted on a case-by-case basis and according in part to space availability and cohort composition. This event is supported by the hosting and collaborating organizations, so there is no tuition or fee to attend. However, travel and hotel arrangements, and related expenses are the responsibility of individual participants.

Colin Browne
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Under Armour

Cheryl Capps
Chief Supply Chain Officer and Senior Vice President
Corning Incorporated

John Church
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Global Business Solutions; Chief Supply Chain Officer
General Mills

Stan Deans
President of Global Logistics and Distribution

Marc Engel
Chief Supply Chain Officer

Peter Kraemer
Chief Supply Officer
Anheuser-Busch InBev

Hans Melotte
Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Colin Nelson
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Meredith Stevens
Vice President, Strategy & Deployment
Johnson & Johnson

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