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SPEAKERS AND SESSIONS

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Rocky Romanella, Founder and CEO of sixty Management Services, LLC

After an illustrious career spanning nearly 40 years focused on Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation, Retail, Sales and Operational Excellence Strategy at UPS – including The UPS Store franchise network and UPS Supply Chain Solutions – Rocky became the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Director for UniTek Global Services, a provider of Engineering, Construction Management and Installation Services to companies specializing in the Telecommunications field. Rocky led the company’s restructuring and sales effort along with rapidly building the enterprize brand and developing a culture needed to integrate past acquisitions, while creating a unified company with one vision.

Rocky is currently the Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Executive Speaking, Leadership Development and Consulting Services. Through his executive roles and leadership advisory services, Rocky delivers results by developing and implementing his Balanced Leadership Model℠ across enterprize operations. This includes a laser focus on customer needs, employee empowerment and the demands of shareholders.

Rocky has the rare ability to see a clear vision of the changing business landscape, the passion to develop strategies, tactics and metrics to drive desired results, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to develop highly motivated teams and optimized work environments. His new book Tighten the Lug Nuts – The Principles of Balanced Leadership was published in early 2017.
 
Keynote Presentation: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Keynote Topic: Balanced Leadership

The best leaders manage their businesses based on the principles of Balanced Leadership.  This is where we "walk the walk" and "talk the talk".  We think like a customer by approaching each challenge as a true solution provider.  By watching you, your people need to embrace this concept so they think like a customer in all they do.   They consider the business from the eyes of the customer and this guides their decisions and actions.   

Feel like a valuable contributer by knowing your work and your team's work matters and never compromise on safety.  When you feel valued, you are empowered.  You make smart decisions. By doing so, you create an uncompromising culture of integrity, honesty, respect and service.   

Act like an owner by understanding the business and your role in what leads to success. When you consider your actions within your business as if it's your own, you pay careful attention to all of the above - your customers and people - and more.  

Learn the Balanced Leadership philosophy along with the eight drivers of success the "Big 8".  They can become your roadmap for excellence in all aspects of your business.   



CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jeffery Ma, CEO and Co-founder of tenXer, ESPN Predictive Analytics Expert & Kingpin of the Famous MIT Blackjack Team

When it comes to beating the house - whether you're amassing poker chips or market share - Jeffrey Ma is living proof that data-driven decisions and smart risk-taking trump luck every time. A member of the renowned MIT blackjack team and the founder of four successful companies, Ma has established himself as the expert that business leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations turn to for insight on harnessing the power of technology-driven platforms to optimize performance, customer loyalty, and overall success.

Ma gained worldwide recognition as a member of the MIT blackjack team, which inspired the best-selling book, Bringing Down the House and the hit film, 21. Since then, he has founded GlofSpan.com (sold to Demand Media), Circle Lending (sold to Virgin) and Citizen Sports (sold to Yahoo!). Ma’s most recent venture, tenXer, an analytics tool designed to optimize employee performance, progress and productivity, was recently acquired by Twitter. 

Professional sports teams and leading global corporations, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Ford and McDonald's seek Ma's insight on how to effectively understand and utilize technology as a competitive advantage, as well as his proven game plans to score big in the digital age. In his bestselling business book, The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business, Ma seamlessly connects his experiences at the table and in the sports world, to business analytics and the power of data, providing insight that is accessible for individuals at every level.

With an extraordinary real life tale that illustrates the power of data, coupled with an entrepreneur’s business expertise, Ma captivates audiences with fascinating insight on strategy, innovation, risk, analytics, and how to understand, play and win the game.
 
Keynote Presentation: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Closing Keynote Speaker
Keynote Topic: Ten Times Better - Maximize Performance through Big Data

INDUSTRY SPEAKER

Juan Javier González, Founder & General Director, Cartro

Juan Javier, an Industrial Engineer graduate from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, has been in the corrugating industry for 26 years. He started his business with a small, “homemade” corrugating machine. Today, his business has grown to be the largest independent corrugating company in México. A continuous learner, he has a Master in Business (IPADE,) and also graduated in History and Culture of Mexico (Universidad Panamericana.) Mr. Gonzalez was AICC’s President from 2009 to 2012.
 
  Presentation: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Workshop Track - Executive & Leadership

  • Tuesday, September 26 
    Topic: Why Values Matter When No One is Watching
  • Wednesday, September 27
    Topic: Coming Soon 
Presenter: Rocky Romanella, Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC
After an illustrious career spanning nearly 40 years focused on Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation, Retail, Sales and Operational Excellence Strategy at UPS – including The UPS Store franchise network and UPS Supply Chain Solutions – Rocky became the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Director for UniTek Global Services, a provider of Engineering, Construction Management and Installation Services to companies specializing in the Telecommunications field. Rocky led the company’s restructuring and sales effort along with rapidly building the enterprise brand and developing a culture needed to integrate past acquisitions, while creating a unified company with one vision.

Rocky is currently the Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Executive Speaking, Leadership Development and Consulting Services.

Through his executive roles and leadership advisory services, Rocky delivers results by developing and implementing his Balanced Leadership Model℠ across enterprise operations. This includes a laser focus on customer needs, employee empowerment and the demands of shareholders. Rocky has the rare ability to see a clear vision of the changing business landscape, the passion to develop strategies, tactics and metrics to drive desired results, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to develop highly motivated teams and optimized work environments.

His new book “Tighten the Lug Nuts – The Principles of Balanced Leadership” was published in early 2017.



Workshop Track - Pathways to Digital

  • Tuesday, September 26
    Topic: What Digital Means for Your Company Now and In the Future & Digital User Panel Discussion
    Presenters: Kevin Karstedt and Jeff Wettersten, Karstedt Partners, LLC
  • Wednesday, September 27
    Topic: Digital Supplier Panel Discussion


Workshop Track - Risk Management

  • Tuesday, September 26
    Topic: Protecting Your Assets - Day 1
  • Wednesday, September 27
    Topic: Protecting Your Assets - Day 2 (Cyber Security)


Workshop Track - Human Resources

  • Tuesday, September 26
    Topic: The Numbers behind the Shrinking Manufacturing Base: Who is going to Run my Plant in the Future, New Wave of Recruiting and Overcoming Hiring Challenges in the Industry
    Presenter: Brendan Kinzie, GoGetter
  • Wednesday, September 27
    Topic: Producing Your Own Production Staff
    Presenter: Elsie Genova, Poly Print
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