Breakout sessions will be hosted in five blocks of five concurrent sessions on Wednesday, April 11 (three 70-minute sessions) and Thursday, April 12 (two 60-minute sessions). Full descriptions of breakout sessions will be posted on a rolling basis beginning in January 2018, with a final schedule available by March 10, 2018.

Speaker(s) Title(s) Organization Topic
Marc Ankerman Senior lecturer, HR training/education expert Fisher College of Business Organizational communication
Kate Blake and Mike Deetsch Manager of curriculum; director education Toledo Museum of Art Learning to see
Nathan Craig Assistant professor of management sciences Fisher Supply chain management
Terry Esper Associate professor of logistics Fisher Supply chain management
Dennis Hirsch Professor; director, Program on Data and Governance The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Data security, ethics
Emily Jackson Director of nursing quality New York-Presbyterian Hospital Driving change from the middle
David Kalman Managing director Root Inc. Creating a culture of disruption
Melissa Kaufman Operational excellence manager Crown Equipment Corp. Lean implementation
Roy Lewicki Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor Emeritus, management and human resources Fisher "Win-win" negotiation
Jeff Loucks Executive director, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Institute Deloitte "Digital Vortex"
Whitney Mantonya Master Black Belt Collaborative Lean Solutions Coaching
Linda  Wise Richmond Western Area Master Black Belt U.S. Postal Service Creating a sustainable lean culture
Kalyan Sakthivelayutham Vice President, Information Technology DHL Supply Chain Supply chain management
Anthony Schlegel Founder The Difference USA LLC Leadership
Kim Scibelli Manager, operational excellence Cardinal Health's OptiFreight Logistics Visual management
Jennifer Teal City administrator City of Gahanna Public sector lean
Amy Tomaszewski AVP operational excellence Grange Insurance Lean implementation
Adam Ward Associate partner IBM Innovation/disruption
Steffanie Wilk Professor of management and human resources; associate dean for diversity and inclusion Fisher Diversity and inclusion
Kevin Yania Lean deployment lead Nationwide Robotic process automation
Charles Young Director of Business Development The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence Public/private partnership for innovation

Interested in presenting at a breakout session?

COE is accepting proposals for breakout sessions on topics broadly focused around one or more of the following subject matter areas:

  • Industry disruption (technology, trends)
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Lean deployment best practices (tools, techniques, behaviors)
  • Organizational behavior (team-building, communication, decision making)
  • Supply chain management

While COE will still be recruiting a number of breakout presenters outside this process, between five and 10 sessions will be drawn from submitted proposals. All session presenters receive complimentary admission to the summit. 

Think you’re ready to submit a proposal for a breakout session on April 11 or 12? Have the following information ready about yourself and your presentation:

  • a) Contact information
  • b) Proposed title
  • c) Key challenge/trend the presentation addresses
  • d) A few sentences on the content you plan to cover;
  • e) Key “takeaways” attendees will receive at your session.
  • We’re also interested in past presentation experience, with video links welcome and encouraged.

Presentation proposals will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, and all those who submit proposals will be notified of their status by Jan. 15, 2018, at the latest.

Submit proposal

To view the proposal form and begin the submission process, click here.