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Speaker Slide Presentations

Maury Peiperl

Professor, Dean

George Mason University-School of Business

The Challenge of Change

The Dean of George Mason University’s Graduate School of Business draws on video examples, models, and critical analysis from his book Managing Change: Cases and Concepts  to examine how change in organizations (a) becomes possible, (b) happens, and (c) becomes imbedded in the way those organizations do business. Often (b) fails because (a) is missing, and sometimes (a) and (b) happen but (c) never follows. Having read a case study in advance, participants critique the change approach described. Peiperl shares some models for how change happens and work in small groups to come up with an approach that should work for the protagonist in the case, sharing those in a dynamic way. Finally, he looks at what happened in the case and debriefs what went well and less well, and what could be applied to participants’ own companies.

Ken Garner

Vice President, Business Development and Industry Relations

Association for PRINT Technologies

Radicalize Your Business Strategy

Innovation is not just found in new technologies. New and innovative approaches to business management are critically important ingredients in sustained business success. Incremental continuous improvement alone won’t cut it. If your business strategy doesn’t include some healthy measure of disruptive innovation, your enterprise will be doomed to become one of the many chasing, but never becoming, the market leader. This session explores product and business cycles and the avoidance of tipping points. We discuss the danger of business strategy convergence. We discuss what radical innovation looks like and why it’s the only way to achieve true competitive advantage. You will leave the session with a better understanding of how to institutionalize the concept of radical innovation.

William Ruddy

Vice President, Supply Chain

CCL Label

Supply Chain as a competitive advantage

As businesses become more global and interconnected, the focus on building efficient supply chains is increasingly important. No one knows that better than Bill Ruddy, supply chain vice president for the world’s largest label manufacturer, CCL Label. In this session, Bill shares his experience in building a world-class end-to-end supply chain that increases agility and capacity while creating growth. He discusses how to manage new business opportunities, balance supply and demand, and create value.