What do an SCM thought leader and a legendary lead guitarist have in common? Easy. They’re going to jazz up our annual supply chain conference Kinexions with keynote sessions that inform, inspire and entertain. This year, the Kinexions ’16 team is thrilled to welcome Kevin O'Marah, Chief Content Officer, SCM World and Don Felder, Lead Guitarist, The Eagles, as our day 1 and day 2 keynote presenters. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store from these world-class speakers at one of the best supply chain conferences of 2016:
Day 1: Future of Supply Chain: Be Prepared to Work Hard to Rock On!
Presenter: Kevin O'Marah
Megatrends conspiring to reshape the supply chain future include:
- Demographic turmoil and equilibration
- Resource constraints and sustainability
- The growing drumbeat of digitization of commerce and community
Kevin will explore how these driving factors will require supply chain professionals to have an entirely new set of capabilities for deeper demand and supply sensing, as well as radical new ways to respond with agile operations. The key challenge will be shifting away from traditional periodic time-based planning approaches to a much more business-centric, event-driven approach. In response, supply chain professional skillsets will need to work hard, rock on and evolve quickly as commercial judgment increasingly intersects with quantitative engineering disciplines.
Day 2: People, Process and Technology - A Musical Perspective
Presenter: Don Felder
Best known for his work as the lead guitarist of iconic rock band The Eagles, Don Felder will take us on an intimate journey from heaven to hell and share what it takes to collaborate your way to success. In a Q&A setting, hear Don's perspective on how people, process and technology combine to create musical magic. You might be surprised how many of the same principles apply to supply chain management!
Check out the full Kinexions ’16 agenda
Take a look at the complete schedule to see what other topics we’ll be exploring. If you don’t already have your ticket to the hottest supply chain event in town yet, there’s no need to panic. You still have time to register and take in the conference at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday, Oct. 10 through Thursday, Oct. 13. On a final note, here’s a trivia question for you. On Oct. 26, 2016, what American musician and songwriter will be inducted into the Musician's Hall of Fame in Nashville Garth Brooks and Ricky Skaggs? Answer: Don Felder Hope to see you in Nashville!