Virtual Summit Series: Leadership for Resilience and Growth

A Virtual Summit for Chief Financial Officers and Chief Supply Chain Officers:

When & Where

Beginning May 19

About the Summit

The Virtual Summit Series will feature Harvard faculty, subject matter experts, and current chief financial officers and chief supply chain officers. Participants will take a leadership view and address how this crisis can become a catalyst to bolstering newfound strengths and fixing gaps that have been identified in finance and supply chain operations. In particular, the Virtual Summit Series will address these critical challenges and opportunities from lenses including:

  • Strategy: How can we experiment, innovate and refine our structures, systems, budgets, processes, and operating models to increase our capacity while managing fiscal constraints?
  • Human Capital: In the midst of uncertainty and change, how can we foster an environment of experimentation to continue to deliver public value, and maintain a sense of purpose, morale, and value for our people?
  • Technology: What innovative digital platforms, technologies, data, and analytics have we been able to capitalize on in this turbulent time, and how can we leverage these advancements in the future?

Together, attendees of the Virtual Summit will explore strategies to optimize current operations, manage evolving risks, and deliver public value.

Featured Session

Forged in Crisis: Insights for CFOs and CSCOs to Rise to the Challenge

In turbulent times, leaders must harness their cumulative experience, recognize that a moment has arrived that demands his or her leadership, and consciously decide to embrace the challenge. In this initial session, Professor Nancy Koehn will illuminate lessons learned from her most recent book Forged in Crisis –The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times and connect those insights to today’s challenges and opportunities in finance and operations.

Program Agenda

  • Our second session for Chief Supply Chain Officers will take place Wednesday, June 10th at 11:00 am EST with Marc Engel, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Unilever
  • Our second session for CFOs will take place Thursday, June 11th at 11:00 am EST with Don Allan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Our third session will take place June 23rd at 11:00 am EST with Harvard Business School professor David Ager
  • Our fourth session for Chief Supply Chain Officers will take place Tuesday, July 14th at 11:00 am EST with John Church, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Global Business Solutions and Chief Supply Chain Officer, General Mills
  • Our fourth session for CFOs will take place the week of July 13th
  • Our final session will take place the week of July 27th

In Collaboration with

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 505,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

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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