Lightning Talks

A series of virtual discussions on business resilience and how businesses can prepare for future global shocks. The series is organized and co-sponsored by nine universities across the country: the Center for Global Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, the University of Florida, George Washington University, the University of Washington, the University of South Carolina, Texas A&M University, San Diego State University, Indiana University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Stay tuned for more information for the Lightning Talk scheduled for Tuesday, December 6.

Concluded Events

Forward Momentum During Global Shocks 2

Forward Momentum During Global Shocks 2: A Series of Business Lightning Talks

November 1, 2022

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The second of three panels in the Forward Momentum During Global Shocks: A Series of Business Lightning Talks will focus on how technology is contributing to success in the global transportation and logistics industries, especially in light of all the recent challenges.

Noon EDT

Smart Ports: Using Technology to Improve Efficiency and Resilience

Carlos D. Paternina, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

12:20 p.m. EDT

Integrating Elastic Capacity into Supply Chain

Dorothy Li, CTO, Convoy

12:40 p.m. EDT

Pandemic and Supply Chain Chaos: Technology Helps but We Need More  

Lee Connor, President, John S. Connor Global Logistics

 

Forward Momentum During Global Shocks I

October 4, 2022

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The first of three panels will discuss businesses and climate change. How are businesses adapting and thriving with the uncertainties of climate change? How are government climate policies affecting businesses? In this engaging set of lightning talks, our expert panelists will share global perspectives on these questions.

Noon

Creating Thriving European Businesses in the Midst of a Climate Crisis

Eleonora Cogo, Climate Change Expert

12:20 p.m.

Corporate Boards, Climate, and the SEC Disclosure Rules

Kelly Eskew, Clinical Professor of Business Law and Ethics

12:40 p.m.

Business Adaption to Climate Change

Jorge Rivera, Professor of Strategic Management & Public Policy

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