Tuesday, March 19 at FedEx World Headquarters, Memphis, TN
Buses depart Peabody Hotel for FedEx Headquarters
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Registration and Lunch at FedEx Headquarters
2:00 pm - 2:10 pm
2:10 pm - 3:00 pm
OVERVIEW PRESENTATION: The Strategic Supply Chain
The way we create, purchase, deliver and track goods globally is changing at a breakneck pace. To win in the future, all CEOs will have to master this new world. This session will lay out the landscape and help jumpstart scenario planning for a new era of interconnection and technological transformation.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
The Revolution Is Here: Blockchain, IoT, Big Data and the Future of Logistics
Emerging technologies promise the most explosive, revolutionary changes in logistics in a generation. We’ll go beyond the basics to explore the realities of how three of the most transformative technologies are being deployed--and what will happen in the years ahead.
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Solving the Talent Challenge
In an era of record-low unemployment, rising labor costs and a deepening skills gap, where will you find the workforce you need to thrive? We’ll have industry-leading experts discuss the challenge and how you can solve it long-term.
5:00 pm - 5:20 pm
5:20 pm - 6:15 pm
PRESENTATION: The Autonomous Era Arrives
Separating the hope from hype, this presentation will look at the current state of the art from the warehouse floor to the nation’s highways, giving us a realistic timetable for transformation -- and the implications for the supply chain.
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Networking, Cocktails and Dinner
Dinner Keynote: The View from Washington
The modern world is built on flexible borders and free trade, a deeply-interwoven web of relationships that has recently been called into question by leaders in Washington. How should CEOs be gauging the impact of politics and policy changes on the global supply chain? What’s working — what’s not? And what will happen next? A news-making speaker will share their insights and analysis on this critical topic.
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tours of FedEx Global Operations Center
11:00 pm - 12:30 am
The Sort: Inside The FedEx World Hub and Flight Line
As a special guest of FedEx, you’ll witness first-hand one of mankind’s most remarkable daily activities: The evening sort at The FedEx World HUB and Flight Line. It’s an intricate ballet involving more than 100 cargo jets, 12,000 employees and 1.4 million packages flowing through FedEx at rate of 180,000 packages an hour. You’ll tour the facility and get a up-close look at what it takes to run the world’s most formidable and expert logistics business.
12:30 am - 1:00 am
Transportation back to Peabody Hotel
Wednesday, March 20 at Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN
8:00 am - 8:30 am
8:30 am - 9:45 am
Concurrent Rountables, Topics To Be Announced
9:45 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 11:30 am
A Masterclass in Leadership with Fred W. Smith, Founder & CEO, FedEx
A Masterclass in Leadership with Fred W. One of the most well-known and admired business leaders of the last 100 years, Fred Smith will draw on decades of experience building FedEx to lay out his secrets for strategic supply chain management, sharing hard-won wisdom to help you drive profitable growth. Fred will lay out a compelling vision of the future of logistics that can help you anticipate customer and supplier expectations and develop a winning strategy., Founder & CEO, FedEx
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A Supply Chain Model of Excellence
We’ll interview a CEO of one of the best companies in the world known for advanced supply chain management.
Monday, June 10 at Massachusetts Institute for Technology
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Featured Sessions The Challenge of Innovation
Keynote Interview with Clayton Christensen
Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen is the architect of and the world’s foremost authority on disruptive innovation. Author of The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution, two of the most influential leadership books of the last century, Christensen will arm us with powerful new ways of understanding the current changes in business and society—and the changes to come.
The Mathematical Corporation Angela Zutavern | Managing Director, AlixPartners; Author The Mathematical Corporation
Data is the new oil, with incredible new promises, but a changed world requires new thinking by leaders. Zutavern will provide a practical guide to putting digital technology to practical use in business. E-Commerce Beyond the Basics How does Amazon do it? And how can your company compete?
Blockchain: Beyond the Buzzwords You know it’s more than Bitcoin, but you may not know how much more. What’s real? What’s not? We’ll help you make sense of it all.
Concurrent Industry Roundtables Attendees will pick one of the following industries for a facilitated discussion taking a deeper dive into how various emerging technologies are disrupting their specific industries: Healthcare / Finance & Insurance / Manufacturing / Consumer Goods & Retail / Technology / Construction
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, June 11 at the Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Building Your Tech BS Detector The tech industry has a long history of self-importance and snake oil sales, but it’s hard for most of us to not be intimidated and separate the hope from hype. We’ll take you inside the good and bad about tech, and tech culture, and share a smart framework for thinking about innovation.
Inside Factory 4.0 One of the most promising manufacturing processes in the last 100 years is coming of age, with profound impacts on all of manufacturing and, in turn, all industries touched by manufacturing.
A Case Study | Putting it All Together Linda Hill |Board Member, State Street Bank; Wallace Brett DonhamProfessor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair, Leadership Initiative Harvard Business School
Breakthrough technology is worthless unless you can put it to use creating real value for your company. Doing so means tackling every part of your organization—from structure to culture. This interactive case study by one of Harvard Business School’s top thinkers on digital transformation will help you get there.