How Did We Get Risk So Wrong and How Do We Fix It?

Date :July 23, 2020 01:00 pm EST
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The COVID-19 crisis just exposed how weak the collective Supply Chain and Procurement industry was at doing risk planning. For years, cost savings has been the primary strategic objective at the expense of risk, innovation, and corporate social responsibility. The crisis isn’t even over and this lesson has become abundantly clear. Therefore the value equation has to fundamentally shift. But, how far do we go? How do we prevent over-indexing the other way? What other factors do we need to consider? In this session Dr. Epstein will address these questions with new material from her upcoming book. She will be followed by Interos’ Warren Smith who will draw upon real-world examples to highlight how a multi-factor and multi-tier approach to supply chain risk can help enterprises shift the value equation and build resiliency against the current and future shocks.


Meet the Presenters: 

Warren Smith, Director of Product Management, Interos Inc. 

As Director of Product Management at Interos, Warren Smith brings over 20 years of product management and software development experience with well-known companies such as General Atlantic, Network Solutions and AOL. Warren has successfully incubated 4 startups, led 2 turnarounds, and has built and led high growth products and businesses in several areas including business intelligence, health IT, B2B2C technology and video distribution. Warren lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and son, is a graduate of the University of Maryland, is a credited amateur screenwriter, a voracious reader and competitive runner. 


Dr. Elouise Epstein, Digital Futurist | Keynote Speaker | Author

Dr. Epstein is a digital futurist and A.T. Kearney vice president based in San Francisco. She has nearly two decades of experience working with procurement and supply chain organizations to architect, design, and adopt digital technologies. Her work is geared toward disrupting subpar technology adoption and building future strategies through advanced partnerships with startups and emerging technology solution providers. Dr. Epstein is an inaugural member of ISM’s Thought Leadership Council and a Procurement Foundry board member. She is a frequent writer and presenter about digital procurement. She is co-author of A.T. Kearney’s Future of Procurement whitepapers, a twelve-part series, developed in partnership with leading clients, that charts a vision for future success in procurement. Finally, she is a co-author of the forthcoming book, Disruptive Procurement–Winning in a digital world doing the right things in procurement.