It’s been an Arkieva tradition since 2017 – our recommendation for cannot miss presentations at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium. This year’s recommended sessions range from executive leadership to lessons learned to simply getting the most out of the most recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning. We think you will get a lot out of them.

In addition to the 5 sessions below, we’d also like to call attention to two Arkieva customers sharing their stories in focused theater presentations on the exhibit floor.  Javier Invernizzi, the Vice President Global Supply Chain at Hexion, will be flagging the signs that your supply chain is on life support, and  Nycole Barnes, Director, Demand Planning at Tempur Sealy International, will be showing how the pandemic drove long-term supply chain improvements.  These sessions are on Monday June 6 at 6:20 pm ET and Tuesday June 7 at 1:10 pm ET, respectively. We hope to see you there.

Now here are some of the best sessions to attend at the conference.

Gartner Opening Keynote: Supply Chain’s Offset Strategy: Recalibrating Our Approach to the Great Acceleration. Presented by Ken Chadwick. VP Analyst, Gartner on Monday, June 6 at 10 am ET.

We are here, having survived some of the most volatile and uncertain times in recent history. Yet the journey is not done. We continue to live through the Great Acceleration where markets, risk, social norms, technology, and climate are changing exponentially. The gap between the pace of change and our ability to respond to that change is growing. Alone, the strategies that brought companies here will not dictate their success in the future. In response to the new context, Supply Chains must recalibrate. Leaders must expand their view of what it will take to offset and get ahead of the changes and disruptions which are sure to come.

Guest Keynote: Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. Presented by Erica Dhawan, Expert on 21st Century Collaboration, Cotential on Tuesday, June 7 at 9 am ET.

We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is turning people into super-connectors who accelerate innovation, break down silos and foster breakthrough top and bottom-line impact. This dynamic, engaging, high-energy, fast-paced keynote will help participants understand the practice of using connectional intelligence as the key to professional success and leadership in the 21st century. Attendees will learn new insights and tools to accelerate the connected power of teams, become more agile and innovative, and drive breakthrough ideas and outcomes.

Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions. Presented by Amber Salley, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner on Tuesday, June 7 at 12 pm ET.

This session provides a deep dive into the just released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning. If you’d like a copy of the MQ before the presentation, click here.

Gartner Keynote: Unlocking the Potential of the Supply Chain: Lessons From Top 25 Leaders. Presented by Gartner Research Director, Pia Orup Lund and Gartner Research Practice, VP, Chris Poole on Tuesday, June 7 at 4:45 pm ET.

As supply chains take center stage in organizations, expectations around the value they deliver are accelerating. Learn the traits of leaders and which macro trends, when embraced, unlock the potential of the supply chain. The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 highlights companies possessing these and other differentiating capabilities and provides insights that CSCOs can use to compete.

Guest Keynote: The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency. Presented by Presidential Historian John Meacham on Wednesday, June 8 at 9 am ET.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham explores what 21st-century leaders in different fields of endeavor can learn from the greatest moments of our common past. This non-partisan presentation features lessons ranging from Jefferson’s pragmatism and JFK’s capacity to recover from his own mistakes to the management of conflicting egos as shown by Reagan and FDR and how George HW Bush dealt with the end of his Presidency. Meacham discusses how history can inform the decisions all of us make every day in positions that demand creative and innovative solutions.

We’d love to catch up and discuss your thoughts on what you’ve seen and heard at the Gartner event.  Be sure to stop by booth #110 at the show.