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7:30-8:30       Breakfast Networking Reception

8:30-8:50       Welcome

8:50-9:50       The Velocity of Business Change, presented by Sam Polakoff, President of TBB Global Logistics

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, continuous innovation is a critical success factor. Sam Polakoff will describe how TBB Global Logistics used a combination of business strategy and technology to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Learn how to:

  • Create an executive team that thinks differently
  • Capitalize on technology…both yours and your competitors
  • Recognize and innovatively respond to the rapid pace of business change

  • 10:00-11:00        CEO Panel: The Future Belongs to the Flexible: The Value of a Nimble Business Strategy

    CEOs will discuss their approach to developing business and technology strategies that enable growth, efficiency and transformation. Panelists include:

  • Alan Wurtzel, Former CEO of Circuit City
  • Cindy Crockett, President of Crockett Facilities Management
  • Dr. Earl Steinberg, CEO of xG Health Solutions
  • Bruce Zwicker, President and CEO of Haines
  • Lisa Rusyniak, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake


  • 11:10-12:10       How to Improve Profitability and Contain Costs through Workflow Automation, presented by Bob Footlick, President of Bond Distributing

    Improving an organization's profitability can be achieved in three ways: increasing prices, increasing sales volumes or reducing costs. After exploring ways to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance the value of its operation, Bond Distributing turned to workflow automation. Learn how to:

  • Improve operational performance
  • Scale your business processes to meet future and unexpected growth
  • Get more from your IT and personnel investments

  • 12:10-1:20       Lunch

    1:20-2:45        Keynote: Good to Great to Gone, presented by Alan Wurtzel, Former CEO of Circuit City and author of Good to Great to Gone

    As the former CEO of Circuit City Stores, Alan Wurtzel led Circuit City to be one of the nation’s largest and most successful retailers. Profiled as one of 11 companies in Jim Collins’ best-selling book, Good to Great, how did Circuit City go from a mom and pop store, to the best performing Fortune 500 Company for any 15-year period, to bankruptcy and liquidation in 2009.

    Alan Wurtzel will share critical leadership lessons and discuss the habits of mind that influence critical management decisions, with key takeaways to ensure any business stays on track, even in the wake of disruption, a changing consumer landscape, and new competitors.

    2:45-3:00        Closing Remarks and Lessons Learned