Tenzing sponsored both bi-annual Chief Procurement Officer Summits in Las Vegas and Atlanta where Founders Thom McLeod and Bill Angeloni; Cherina Pelissier, Marketing Lead; and Howard Graham, Tenzing Expert and Client Development Partner met one-on-one and networked with key procurement executives.
Presenters at the Las Vegas summit included Helen Wang, Head of Global Procurement from Google [X] discussing “Solve For X: The Art of Sourcing Emerging Technologies” and Stacey Taylor, SVP and CPO from MGM Resorts discussing “The Nuts and Bolts of Attaining Sustainable Cost Reductions.”
Kicking off the Atlanta summit was Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer, Biogen presenting “Leveraging Big Data Analytics to Drive Big Results”, while the Keynote Presenter was Don Hnatyshin, SVP, Chief Supply and Chief Procurement Officer, Jabil Circuit discussing “Driving Down Costs Through the Digitization of the Supply Chain” and Robert Burns, Director of Supply Chain and CI, General Dynamics Mission Systems sharing “General Dynamics Supply Chain Assessment and Transformation”.
Consistent messages heard throughout the events was the emerging market for interim leaders.
The Discrete Manufacturing CXO and Food & Beverage Manufacturing Summits were held simultaneously at The Drake Hotel in Chicago November 10th – 11th. The primary objective of both Summits was to explore key aspects and issues related to manufacturing and operational best practices and their application as business drivers for innovation and growth.
The event kicked-off with an insightful presentation from Anthony Hoskins, Director of Manufacturing, Automatic Transmission Operations, Ford Motor Co. in which he shared key learnings on the manufacturing transition of the “crown jewel” Ford F-150 from steel body panels to aluminum and manual labor to robotic labor resulting in increased line efficiency and ROI.
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