Join Georgia Tech faculty members Martin Savelsbergh and Natashia Boland to learn how Savannah’s multimodal supply chain can enable optimal use of resources while being more efficient and cost effective.
From rail, ship, storage, and truck, Georgia Tech’s professors will make innovative freight logistics ideas relatable to industry in Southeast Georgia. Attendees will hear how trends in freight logistics optimization affect local supply chains.
This latest “Learners & Leaders” session will take place on August 18, 2016 at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.
Breakfast and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. The program will run from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. The cost of the session is just $15.
Here are descriptions of other upcoming “Leaders & Learners” sessions:
Making the Most of Coaching and Mentoring – September 15, 2016
Effective coaching and mentoring doesn’t follow a one-size-fits-all strategy. Each person has different skills, experiences, motivations, and professional and organizational circumstances, so perceptiveness and adaptability are paramount. In this session, you will learn about these guidelines as well as common considerations and roadblocks. Kevin Jackson, founder and president of EnviroVac Holdings, LLC, will share coaching stories and tips. David Paddison, president of Seacrest Partners, Inc., will discuss the power of mentoring. Those who are middle and upper management professionals who work for mid- to large-size companies, as well as those who are about to transition to management roles, will benefit from this session.
Innovation in Savannah – October 13, 2016
As an entrepreneur or business owner, you know the key to success is innovation. But moving from beyond the buzzword to actually implementing creative and successful ideas involves more than creative minds and good luck. This session will teach you about this iterative process and the history, and you’ll hear three local entrepreneurs talk about their visions, struggles and recommendations. Presenters will include Howard Morrison, advisor to entrepreneurs and catalyst for community development; Blake Ellis, CEO and founding partner of CommerceV3; and Yvonne Jouffrault, founder and chief product nerd at Tour Buddy Apps and entrepreneur-in-residence for the Advanced Technology Development Center, a technology incubator at Georgia Tech. Entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, middle and upper-management professionals who work for mid- to large-size companies, as well as those who are about to transition to management roles, will benefit from attending.
Internet of Things – What It Is, Why You Should Care, and How It can Boost Your Business – November 10, 2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) — such as connected devices, vehicles, buildings, appliances, and wearables — is a network of physical objects that is discussed constantly in the technical community. However, most business leaders know little about it. During this session, presenters Russ Clark, co-director of the Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center, and Bill Eason, research scientist at Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology, will demystify IoT for you. They’ll describe the incredibly rich, real-time customer and business operations data you can gather, as well as highlight fundamentals of IoT that organizations must think through. Professionals from small to mid-size businesses interested in how mobility and the Internet of Things can transform their business operations will benefit from this session.
Visit pe.gatech.edu/savannah-campus/courses/learning-series to register for any of these sessions.