Global Operations Conference

Global Operations Conference: Operations 2030

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Theme: 13th annual conference
Location: Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan, Ann Arbor
Keynote speakers: Bob Karschnia of Emerson / Andy Storm of Eckhart / Kim Westenskow of Boeing Defense
Conference Co-Chairs: Christian Wire (EGL BSE-CHEM/MSE-IOE) & Nirav Suraiya (MBA)
Website and Registration: Global Operations Conference 2019 
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Global Operations Conference: 2018

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Theme: "Operations in a Digital Age" , 12th annual conference
Location: Tauber Colloquium, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan, Ann Arbor
Keynote speakers: Llamasoft's Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Toby Brzoznowski, Microsoft’s Corporate VP, Worldwide Operations Mary Ellen Smith, and McKinsey’s Partner, Detroit Russell Hensley
Conference Co-Chairs: Corinne Beemer (EGL: BSE/MSE-IOE '19) cbeemer@umich.edu and Jeffrey Eyler (MBA '19) jaeyler@umich.edu
Website and Registration: Global Operations Conference 2018
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Global Operations Conference: 2017

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Theme: "Operations in a Dynamic World", 11th annual conference
Location: Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan, Ann Arbor
Keynote speakers: Samuel K. Eldersveld, Director of Operations, Amazon; Kristin Toth Smith, COO of Dolly, and David Dittmann, Director Business Intelligence & Analytics Services, Procter & Gamble's Global Business Services 
Conference Co-Chairs: Hannah Schapiro (EGL:BSE-IOE/MSE-IOE '18) & Shannon Watt (MBA '18)
Website and Registration: Global Operations Conference 2017
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Global Operations Conference: 2015

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Theme: "Disrupting the Competitive Landscape through Operations"
Location: Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan, Ann Arbor
Keynote speakers:
 Toby Brzoznowski, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President for LLamasoft; and Jeff Krakowiak, Senior Vice President, Integration at Eaton
Conference Co-Chairs: Brent Hasenkamp (MBA ' 16) and Carrie Johnston (MBA '16)
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Global Operations Conference: 2016

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Theme: "New Frontiers in Operations", 10th annual conference
Location: Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan, Ann Arbor
Keynote speakers: Dr. Somesh Nigam, IBM VP of Information & Data Governance and Health Informatics in the Global Chief Data Office; 
Stitch Fix VP of Operations Jonathan Czaja; and Dow Chemical Company Global Supply Chain Visibility Leader Jeff Tazelaar 

Conference Co-Chairs: Katie Redman (MBA ’17) and David Sachs (MEng in Mfg '16)
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Global Operations Conference: 2014

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Theme"Exceeding Customer Expectations through Operations"
Location: Michigan Union Building, 530 State Street, Ann Arbor
Keynote speakers: Jonathan Freeman, vice president, Supply Chain & Industrial Strategy for the Building Materials Group, Owens Corning
and Reuben Slone, senior vice president of Supply Chain Management at Walgreen Co. 

Conference Co-Chairs: Brittany Gutberg (MBA '14) and Zach Noskey (EGL BSE/MSE-IOE '15)
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Global Operations Conference: 2013

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Theme: "Navigating the New Normal"
Location: Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor
Keynote speakers: 
Maria de Lourdes Dieck Assad, Ph.D., Dean of EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey; 
Dan Carroll, Vice President, global purchasing and supply chain Management, Magna Powertrain; and Michael Finney, president and chief executive officer of the Michigan Economic Development 
Conference Co-Chairs:  Aren Turpening (MSE-IOE '14) and Bonnie Chang (MBA '14)
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