Keynote Speaker

Tauber will welcome three keynote speakers throughout the conference to highlight their experiences and perspectives on the theme of Operations 2030 and how today’s trends will impact operations in the coming decade.


Programming on Friday will include breakout sessions during which panels will be hosted to focus on a specific trend affecting operations in the future. Panels will consist of 4-5 industry experts, who will be provided some questions to prompt discussion, and will answer questions from students in the audience.

Panel 1: Technology Trends - Industry 4.0 in the Upcoming Decade

Topics could include: Big Data, IoT, AI/Machine Learning, Autonomous Vehicles, Blockchain, Cloud Computing and associated security issues

Panel 2: Sustainability Through Innovative Operations

Topics could include: Clean Energy, Lifecycle Design, Electric Transportation, Plastic Bans and Alternative Materials, Accounting for Scope 3 Impacts

Panel 3: The 2030 Customer - Changing Perceptions/Attitudes

Topics could include: Gig Economy, Products as a Service, Personalization/ Customization, Privacy Concerns, In-Store-Experience

Panel 4: Global Factors Influencing Supply Chains of the Future

Topics could include: International Trade & Risk management, Supply Chain Globalization, Outsourcing, Vertical Integration, Supply Chain Visibility

For more information or to become a speaker or panelist, please contact:

Charlie Manzoni (MBA), cmanzoni@umich.edu