panel discussions

This year MOC offers two panel sessions, each with a choice of two topics from which attendees may choose. For detailed information please click on the panel title.

panel session A

(Long-Term) Operational Strategy Changes Beyond BRIC
As the BRIC nation evolve into developed (slower growth) economies, how is your company preparing to further expand its global footprint to capture new growth opportunities in other developing nations?

The panel will discuss the following topics;

Moderator: Martin A. Lariviere, Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management

› David Gerhart, VP of Bus. Development and Strategic Planning, Emerson Energy Systems
› Stephen Hasselmann, Partner,
Strategy & Transformation Practice Leader, IBM Global Business Services
› Bill Krueger, SVP Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Nissan North America

Striking a Balance between Operational Flexibility and Cost in Uncertain Times

In today's global marketplace, changes in consumer preferences and levels of demand can be rapid and unpredictable. What has your organization done in order to improve reaction time to a rapidly changing global landscape?

Moderator: Gad Allon, Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management

› Tom Croskey, Executive Director of Global Manufacturing Strategy and Planning, GM
› Tom Harig, Director, The Keystone Group
› Aimee Henkle, VP Operatoins, Danaher, Dental Imaging Group

panel session B

Globalized Product Development: Meeting the needs of the Global Consumers
To capture growth in global markets and reduce overall operational costs, how is your company structuring its R&D to bring products to emerging markets and/or bringing new products to market faster and cheaper?

Moderator: Angela Lee, Mechthild Esser Nemmers Professor of Marketing
› Owen Barthelmes, Director of Engineering, Amphenol Corporation
› Dean N. Jones, Director - Deliver Customer Value & Enterprise Product Delivery Process, Deere & Company
› Jason Amaral, Principal - Operations Practice, Booz & Company
› Denise Lefebvre, Specialist, Director - Advanced Research - Beverage Packaging, PepsiCo

Prioritizing Environmental Sustainability
How do you incorporate global citizenship into your business model and how do you convince shareholders of its benefits?

Moderator: Klaus Weber, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
› Laurie Zelnio, Director of Safety and Environmental, John Deere
› Tim Gardner, Executive Vice President, ITW
› Buzz Kross, Senior Vice President, Autodesk
› Monica Alston, Director EHS, Eaton Corp.

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