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Distinguished Lecture Series
in Business Analytics and
Supply Chain Management

Fall 2023

Executive Lessons Learned in Analytics, Advanced Technologies and Supply Chain Management

Presented by the Stillman School of Business
Chaired by Renu Ramnarayanan, Ph.D., Department of Computing and Decision Sciences

Join us this fall for the latest presentations on Supply Chain Management and Advanced Technologies. 

Learn More About Each Event Below: 

Both events offer in-person and livestream options, please see the descriptions below for more information. 

Mitigating Supply Chain Risks in a Global Economy

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Walsh Library Beck Rooms

Livestream via Teams also available - click here the day of the event

Patrick Healy

Patrick F. Healy

Director of World Wide Strategic Sourcing
Snap-on Tools

Seize this opportunity to garner invaluable expertise from a seasoned industry maven. With an illustrious career spanning over three decades in supply chain management across diverse sectors, Patrick Healy offers a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience. Educated at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and armed with master's degrees from Northwestern University's Kellogg and McCormick Schools, he presently spearheads Worldwide Strategic Sourcing at Snap-on Tools. In his presentation, Healy will dissect complex supply chain challenges — ranging from geo-political uncertainties and currency fluctuations to environmental dilemmas and labor issues. Moreover, he will shed light on Snap-on's pioneering risk-mitigation approaches, notably focusing on Dual Region/Dual Sourcing strategies. The talk will conclude with an interactive Q&A, giving attendees the exclusive chance to engage in meaningful dialogue with our distinguished speaker.

Snap-on Tools is a global leader in providing professional-grade tools, equipment, and diagnostic solutions. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the S&P 500 company generated $4.5 billion in sales in 2022. Their products cater to critical industries like automotive repair, aerospace, and manufacturing, and are distributed through franchisee vans, direct sales and distributors.

"Pivoting Government Through Digital Transformation”

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
7 - 8 p.m. (note new time)
Jubilee Hall

Jay Liebowitz

Jay Liebowitz, D.Sc.

Former Inaugural Executive-in-Residence for Public Service 
Columbia University

Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the world's top 2% of scientists (according to a 2019 Stanford Study). A seasoned academic and researcher with previous roles at Columbia, Seton Hall, and NASA, among others, Jay Liebowitz is globally recognized as a top-tier expert in knowledge management and analytics. His talk will be based on his recent book Pivoting Government Through Digital Transformation (Taylor & Francis, August 2023) and will focus on how the U.S. federal government can leverage data analytics and build its digital talent pipeline. Amid challenges like the Great Resignation and an aging workforce, Liebowitz will discuss innovative programs and strategies to address talent gaps, relevant not just for the U.S. but for governments globally. The presentation will explore key issues and creative solutions for enhancing government efficiency through digital transformation, culminating in an opportunity for audience engagement during a Q&A session.