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AWESOME 2021 Virtual Events

Straight Talk from Providers on the Front Lines – Key learnings from 2020, transforming for the future and what to expect in 2021

Thursday, January 21 – 2-3 pm Central


Supply chain professionals are preparing for 2021 to be another year of leading through volatility related to costs, lead times, service levels, modal shifts, driver shortages and more. Hear from these providers on the front lines about challenges and opportunities they faced in 2020 and what they anticipate in 2021. What advice will they offer about being a “shipper of choice” in this challenging environment?

Tami Allensworth – SVP Customer Experience, J.B. Hunt 
Kelly Blacker
– SVP Global Air, Expeditors 
Jen Theisen
– VP North American Surface Transportation, C.H. Robinson

Natalie Putnam – CEO, DeliveryCircle

Work 2021 Remote or Return? Re-entry, recruiting, and retaining top talent in the new world of work

Wednesday, January 27 – 12 noon-12:45 pm Central

Invitations to LIGHTNING Rounds will be emailed to AWESOME leaders.

AWESOME is partnering with Deloitte on the ongoing challenges of leadership – including competing for top talent, onboarding, building strong teams, retaining your key players – have taken on a new edge with the workplace in transition. This informal conversation with peers is the time to share your ideas and your questions and hear from other leaders how they’re handling these challenges.

Meagan Robinson – Senior Manager, Deloitte

The Future of Fresh

Part 1: Wednesday, February 3 – 1-2 pm Central
Part 2: Wednesday, March 3 – 1-2 pm Central

Registration opens soon for leaders from a limited number of companies.

AWESOME is partnering with Deloitte to provide “working” sessions among supply chain leaders representing companies in a cross-section of industries will brainstorm solutions and compare strategies on one of today’s most pressing supply chain challenges. Leaders throughout the supply chain – including manufacturers, service providers, and retailers – face the challenge of delivering products with high requirements for freshness and quality to consumers at higher margins while reducing waste and utilizing new technology.

Part 1 of The Future of Fresh on February 3 will include background information and knowledge shared by Susan Yang from Deloitte’s highly respected supply chain consultancy, known for thought leadership based on sound data and research. The follow-up session on this topic will be held on March 3 to discuss key learnings, recommendations, and viewpoints. Additional details will be sent following the initial February session.

Susan Yang – Senior Manager, Deloitte

Women in Supply Chain – Leading the Way

Tuesday, February 9 – 2-3 pm Central

Based on five years of research tracking the progress of women in supply chain, AWESOME and Gartner share some highlights from those studies and lead a discussion among three leaders who are successfully advancing women in their organizations.

Cheryl Kapps – Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Corning
Jackie Sturm – Corporate Vice President Supply, Intel
Craig Weiss – SVP Supply Chain & Chief Transformation Officer, Conagra

Nancy Nix – Executive Director, AWESOME
Dana Stifler – VP Research, Gartner


Wednesday, February 17 – 12 noon-12:45 pm Central

Invitations to LIGHTNING Rounds will be emailed to AWESOME leaders.

AWESOME is partnering with Deloitte to generate rapid-fire discussions with audience participation on hot topics of high interest and high value to leaders who want to learn more or hear different perspectives, approaches, or outcomes.

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