5/28/20 Panel: "Trends, Technologies, and supply chain for the post-COVID era

COVID-19 highlights the needs to reconsider worldwide supply chains. Decades of globalization have led to "just-in-time" supply chains and "lean inventory". The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the global supply chains. What changes are expected? What technologies are needed? Where are new opportunities?


Steve VonderHaar

Steve VonderHaar (Opening Welcome), Managing Director at GlobalServe Technology; Strategic Business Development Advisor, Silicon Valley Boilermaker Innovation Group (SVBIG)

Ananth Iyer

Ananth Iyer (Moderator), Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Supply Chain and Operations Management, Senior Associate Dean, Krannert School of Management

Marcy Alstott

Marcy Alstott, Managing Director and Senior Consultant at On Tap Consulting

Tim Harden

Tim Harden, Chairman, BeyondEdge Networks, (retired) President, Supply Chain and Fleet Operations at AT&T

Alex Zelikovsky

Alex Zelikovsky, Vice President, Omni-Channel Solutions and Supply Chain Technology

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2020/05/12 Online Panel: Building Extraordinary Careers in Economic Uncertainty

In the past few years, "career planning" was easy: Get a degree, enter a well-established company, and earn big pay checks. The Coronavirus has changed everything. In March 2020, the "circuit breaker" of the New York Stock Exchange unprecedentedly was triggered four times in a month. The unemployment rate jumped from 3.5% in February 2020 to 18% (estimated) in April 2020. Now is the time to think about careers carefully and explore possibilities. It is the best time to consider extraordinary opportunities, simply because the ordinary ones are scarce or even non-existent. This panel helps students think about opportunities and careers at uncertain time.


Peter Bostwick

Peter Bostwick: Founder and CEO/COO of Ready Touch, Founder and CEO of Certefi, Founder and CEO of Sherwood Systems

Beth Bostwick

Beth Bostwick: Author of You Can Choose, Founder and CEO of Lobby Shop, Founder and CEO of ReadyCare, Founder and CEO of Safe Teller, Cofounder, ReadyTouch

Wade Lange

Wade Lange: Vice President of Purdue Research Foundation and chief entrepreneurial officer. Former president and CEO of ImmueWorks. Former president and CEO of Indiana Health Industry Forum

Matthew Lynall

Matthew Lynall: Clinical Professor, Director Purdue and Midwest NSF I-Corps, Director Deliberate Innovation for Faculty of Krannert School of Management

Rich Redelfs

Rich Redelfs: Executive Chairman of Summary Analytics, Former General Partner at Foundation Capital, Former president and CEO of Atheros

Stephen Sposato

Stephen Sposato: Director of Purdue Engineering- Silicon Valley Initiative, Former vice president of Ericsson, Former vice president of AT&T Labs


Yung-Hsiang Lu

Yung-Hsiang Lu: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of John Martinson Entrepreneurship Center (JMEC), Purdue University

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