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.


In Collaboration with

Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology, combining deep industry expertise, advanced analytics capabilities and human-led design methodologies that enable clients to act with speed and confidence. By identifying clear, actionable paths to accelerate competitive agility, Accenture Strategy helps leaders in the C-suite envision and execute strategies that drive growth in the face of digital transformation. For more information, follow @AccentureStrat or visit

Hosted by

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.

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