How Emerging Technologies are Shaping The Future of Business

Fee
R250
Venue
GIBS
Contact
Sibongile Nkawu: +27 11 771 4390

Additional info

Registration: 17:30-18:00

Forum start time: 18:00

Forum end time: 19:30

Cocktails served after the event

About

As companies expand their global footprints while trying to meet their customers' rising expectations, they need to invest in advanced technologies that can help them assess their complex business networks to satisfy the demands of a constantly changing marketplace. These new technologies including, for example, Big Data, Predictive Analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are changing how organizations are operating their companies. Organizations are learning new ways to collect, share, and use data to understand their customers and make better strategic business decisions.
This forum will address how strategy, practices, data analytics, and technology, particularly Internet based technologies, are shaping the future of the modern business. Participants will be exposed to the latest thinking and practices in these key areas as well as to case studies illustrating how successful companies are adopting these technologies as part of their survival and growth strategies.​

About the Speaker

Soumen Ghosh Ph.D.

Soumenis a Professor of operations and supply chain management in the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is also the Faculty Director for non- degree and custom executive education programs for corporate customers. He formerly served as the Director of the Center for Quality and Change Leadership at Georgia Tech for eight years. His primary areas of expertise are in supply chain excellence capability and executive leadership development, operations and supply chain strategy for competitive advantage, global supply chain and operations capability development, and strategic supply chain network configuration and infrastructuredevelopment.

He is the Academic Director of supply chain excellence executive education programs for corporate customers. In addition, he provides consulting and training services to organizations in several countries in the areas of operations/supply chain strategy and capability development. He frequently conducts professional workshops on operations and supply chain excellence in many countries, and is also a frequent speaker at conferences and company events. Some of the clients he has provided management education, consulting, and executive training services for include Coca-Cola, Clorox, Kimberly-Clark, NCR, IBM, General Motors, Brunswick, GeorgiaPower, MarcusEvans, McKinsey, AppleSouth, American President Lines, Elm Plating, etc.He, alongwith a colleague, recently collaborated with McKinsey & Co. on a global study to identify key global supply chain best practicetrends.ProfessorGhosh’s work experience is in the operations and supply chain area in the auto industry.

On the academic front, Professor Ghosh serves on the Editorial Boards of several leading academic journals in the operations and supply chain management field, and his research has been published in several scholarly journals. Some of his recent research studies have focused on how to institute flexibility and agility in the supply chain, and the alignment/interface between a firm’s competitive business strategy and its operations and supplychain strategy. He has been the recipient of several Best Paper awards in academic conferences, and his research has been supported by grants from several organizations, both private corporations as well as government institutions like the National Science Foundation. He was recently appointed as a Fellow of the Decision SciencesInstitute.

He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management, and M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, India.

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