Free to all registered attendees.
March 23 | 8:45am - 9:45am
Transforming Your Manufacturing Business For the New Digital Age
Director of the Android and Chrome Global Business, Google for Work
It's an exciting time to be a manufacturer. Everyday objects like appliances, watches, cars and equipment are increasingly connected in an "Internet of things" which means the opportunity to create new products is practically unlimited. But if you don't innovate quickly, someone else will beat you to it.
In this presentation, you'll learn how to accelerate new product initiatives and time-to-profit using the latest digital technology and tools. You'll find out how to improve collaboration across departments and your entire value chain. And you'll learn how to maximize lean processes and operational efficiency with organization-wide access to consistent and up-to-date information at all times.
March 24 | 8:45am - 9:45am
Conscious Capitalism: Blueprint for a New System for Doing Business
Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market
Named Ernst & Young's "United States Entrepreneur of the Year," Institutional Investor's "Best CEO in America" and Barron's "World's Best CEO," John Mackey is the visionary for many successful programs at the core of the success of Whole Foods Market. During this insightful presentation you'll learn how businesses can serve all their shareholders: customers, employees, suppliers, investors, communities and the environment through conscious capitalism.
By using real-world examples from today's best-known companies, Mackey will illustrate how these organizations use four specific tenets: higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management to build strong businesses that realize their highest potential.
March 25 | 8:45am - 9:45am
Preview of MHI 2015 Annual Industry Report - Transforming Supply Chains
George W. Prest
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Scott Sopher, the principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP's Supply Chain practice will join George W. Prest, CEO of MHI in presenting the findings of the 2015 Annual Industry Report from MHI. The report will focus on industry trends and technologies that will be transforming supply chains over the next three to five years.
March 25 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
What's Next - The Future of Technology
Cofounder of Apple & Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Wheels of Zeus
Steve Wozniak (The Woz) is indisputably one of the great legends of the IT industry. Together with Steve Jobs, he founded the company Apple and developed the legendary models Apple I and Apple II, the first true personal computer with keyboard.
In this fireside chat with DC Velocity Group Editorial Director Mitch Mac Donald, The Woz will share his views on the latest iPhones, smartwatches, and the state of technology and risk in America. He will also make compelling technology predictions and investment strategies for Big Data, robotics, automation and more. Learn how to foster innovation by listening to the customer, developing real talent and motivating the right way from Woz's ideas built from a lifetime as a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist.