SummerCon 2012 Speakers
Lieutenant General William "Gus" Pagonis – How would your supply chain design hold up in a war zone? When your country is depending on you and lives are on the line, would you have what it takes to effectively respond? As the Director of Logistics for the US Army during the Gulf War of 1991, Lieutenant General William Gus Pagonis will share real-life war stories about his pivotal role in enabling the war’s successful outcome. Gus has been widely recognized for his logistical achievements particularly during Desert Storm and won high praise from General Norman Schwarzkopf, Pagonis left the Army in 1993 and was elected Executive Vice President of Logistics for Sears Roebuck & Co. In 2000 he joined Railamerica, Inc. (Speaker Information Source = Wkipedia)
Warren Berger Author of Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, and Maybe Even the World - What can Supply Chain professionals learn from how great designers think? In his latest book Glimmer, journalist Warren Berger takes a revolutionary approach to our understanding of design – viewing it as a multifaceted practice that is about more than mere style. By thinking more like a designer--especially the designers featured in Glimmer—Supply Chain professionals can help solve the most daunting challenges we face in business, society and our daily lives. Berger's hopeful book, at odds with a time of anxiety and retrenchment, illuminates the glimmer of potential--that first spark of an innovative idea or a life-changing, game-changing, supply chain designing plan. Glimmer is a timely, refreshing look at problem-solving, innovation, and possibility. It is, according to GOOD magazine, "a design book for the rest of us."
Dr. Beau Lotto is a neuroscientist specializing in human perception - For years he has stimulated thought in audiences by presenting information that blends neuroscience and the arts. Beau has lectured at the TED series, RSA series, and the BBC, and also given talks at the Royal College of Arts, Cheltenham Science Festival, Wellcome Trust and Harvard University. His interactive style uses illusions and games to engage audiences from all walks of life.