Registration & Breakfast
Certeris Paribus: Economic Sanctions, Global Trade and the Evolving International Supply Chain
2020 may prove a watershed year for the future of global supply chains. Whether in the Trump Administration’s trade war with China, rampant concern over the post-Brexit business landscape, the far-reaching ramifications of America’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, or robust regulatory guidelines around carbon emissions, supply chain leaders face significant hurdles when it comes to sustainability, adaptability and logistics. This opening conversation addresses the emergent policies and regulatory trends impacting today’s largest (and smallest) corporate supply chains. Our experts will address legal considerations, legislative trends, and business-driven strategies applicable to any organization operating in a closely watched and increasingly transparent marketplace.
Dr. Christopher Swift, Partner, International Trade & National Security Practice and Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice, Foley & Lardner LLP
Breakout #1: Dominion and Empire: Managing Corporate Supply Chains through M&A (Breakout)
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) present tremendous opportunities for business and supply chain executives. When properly managed, newly-integrated supply chains offer efficient, sustainable, cross-border productivity in an age where rote globalization and technological connectivity are king. Yet for all the inherent upside to a given transaction, challenges and risks remain. This discussion offers legal, operational and financial guidance on mastering supply chain combinations through the lens of talent, process, and technology.
Breakout #2: Flash-Forward: Opportunity & Transformation Around the Digital Supply Chain (Breakout)
The impact of digitization on corporate supply chains has a direct correlation with organizational profitability, productivity and growth. Indeed, thanks to a plethora of advanced technologies (IoT, blockchain, artificial intelligence or predictive analytics), companies are able to meet ever-evolving customer behaviors, maintain greater control over supply side risk, and optimize more efficient and flexible operations in an increasingly demanding and competitive market. This presentation offers best practices and key considerations for leading what McKinsey & Co. describes as a “next-generation” supply chain.
Breakout #1: The Parted Veil: Combating Bribery, Corruption & Third-Party Risk in the Global Supply Chain (Breakout)
The vetting and selection of third-party suppliers can make or break a corporate supply chain. Indeed, in today’s elevated enforcement environment, alleged misconduct by third parties in violation of FCPA guidelines can cost companies millions in monetary fines and irreconcilable harm to corporate reputation. This panel offers new and essential guidance on managing and anticipating illicit behavior at every link within the chain.
Gina Jurva, Manager, Enterprise Content – Corporates & Government, Thomson Reuters
Brockton B. Bosson, Partner, Corporate Governance & Investigations and Litigation Practice, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Jonathan R. Todd, Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Breakout #2: House of Cards: New Approaches to Supply Chain Data Governance (Breakout)
A recent study by the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative revealed that seventy-five percent of surveyed businesses view poor data quality as a key obstacle in effecting a digital transformation. The inability to locate or distill clean data corresponds directly to lost opportunity—and, by extension, competitive advantage—in today’s economy. Beginning with an assessment of current data governance standards across major supply chains, this conversation offers practical solutions toward bolstering this increasingly critical operational pillar in fast-paced organizations.
Tim Nixon, Co-Founder & Senior Vice President of Business Development & Partnerships, Constellation Research & Technology, Inc.
Uninvited: Privacy, Securitization and the Modern Supply Chain
With investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation abound, the specter of operational security and data privacy looms large for today’s business leaders. No matter how simple or complex one’s supply chain, corporate entities face a myriad of threats both within and outside organizational walls. This timely conversation offers legal and logistical advice for ensuring the integrity of one’s supply chain operations. Our panel will offer best practices for handling the latest spate of key and emerging threats in anticipation of or response to a security incident.
Daniel Garrie, Founder & Senior Managing Partner, Law & Forensics LLC
Joey Johnson, Chief Information Security Officer, Premise Health
Closing Remarks & Networking Reception
Please join us for cocktails and canapés as we wrap up the day’s proceedings.
The Westin Nashville
807 Clark Place
Nashville, TN 37203
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