2018 GOC: "Operations in a Digital Age"

October 12, 2018

Ann Arbor, MI - The Tauber Institute for Global Operations has announced its schedule and keynote speakers for the 12th Global Operations Conference, “Operations in a Digital Age” to be held November 8-9, 2018, in Ann Arbor. With companies increasingly focused on leveraging new technology to evolve the way they do business, the GOC brings together leaders in industry and academia to explore topics related to how technology and data are shaping operations.

The annual conference is your opportunity to learn more about state of the art technology in operations, network with operations leaders across industries, and meet emerging operations professionals.


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Case Competition sponsored by PwC
4:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Alumni Happy Hour
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception
7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. - Welcome Dinner, Keynote Address: The Digital Imperative and the New Age Operating Model by Llamasoft Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Toby Brzoznowski


8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. – Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. – Keynote Address, “Digital Transformation Journey”, by Microsoft Corporation's Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Operations Mary Ellen Smith
9:55 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. - Panel Discussions:

* Digitizing Operations
* Unlocking the Power of IoT
* Sustainability in the Digital Age
* Decision Making in a Big Data World

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. – Lunch and keynote address, “Where is Operations Headed Over the Next 25 Years” by: McKinsey & Company's Partner Russell Hensley
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Student and Company Coffee Chats

REGISTER: Advanced registration is encouraged

Media RSVP: If you plan to attend, please RSVP to tceccare@umich.edu with your name, media outlet and contact information.

SPONSORS: Amazon, General Electric, Microsoft, Nike
Case Competition Sponsor: PwC-PricewaterhouseCoopers;
Thursday Night Reception by BorgWarner, Inc.

About the Tauber Institute for Global Operations

The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, working together with industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. In addition to a broad array of core and elective courses, Tauber Institute’s innovative LeadershipAdvantageSM Program provides students with the tools to ascend to major operations leadership roles. Well-designed and managed team projects form the cornerstone of the Tauber Institute experience and allow students to apply their knowledge to real world settings while addressing substantive operations challenges at top global firms.

Learn more at tauber.umich.edu.