quot;Rebooting the Electronics
Industry: Innovation in a New
3rd December, 2008
8:00 a.m. EST
quot;Rebooting the Electronics Industry: Innovation in a New Economic Environmentquot;
Attend a live webcast and Q&A session on the effects of the new economy on the electronics industry.
Wednesday, 3rd December, 2008 - 8:00 a.m. EST
The global credit crunch has slowed investments and consumer
spending. How will it play out for each sub-segment in the diversified 8:00 a.m. Welcome Bruce Anderson
electronics industry? From consumer electronics to medical devices, EST General Manager
semiconductors to network equipment, IBM industry experts provide a Global Electronics Industy
quick outlook for key industry sub-segments. The key to rebooting the IBM Corporation
electronics industry lies in seeking innovations to use data in new
ways, to build organizational flexibility, and to recognize that corporate quot;Rebooting the Paul Brody
responsibility can lead to cost reduction. electronics industry: New Partner, Global Business
innovations are vital to Services
Paul Brody will address how to position your company for the future address unprecedented IBM Corporation
as he reviews the new IBM white paper titled quot;Rebooting the economic challengesquot;
electronics industry: New innovations are vital to address
unprecedented economic challenges.quot; Our panelists will then share An Analyst's Andrew Bartels
their experiences and perspectives in both a roundtable discussion Perspective Vice President & Principal
and live Q&A session. Analyst
About our speakers Forrester Research, Inc.
-- Bruce Anderson, General Manager, Global Electronic Industry, IBM Corporation A Manufacturer's John Paterson
Bruce Anderson brings over 25 years of experience helping electronics companies Perspective Vice President, Chief
solve business issues using technology, both as an industry consulting partner and Procurement Officer
as an IBM industry leader. IBM Corporation
-- Paul Brody, Partner, Global Business Services, IBM Corporation
Paul Brody has more than 10 years of supply chain and business strategy Round table discussion Anderson, Brody, Bartels,
consulting experience, including work in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Paterson
and Africa and has authored numerous pieces on supply chain management.
-- Andrew Bartels, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc. 9:00 a.m. Questions & Answers All
Andy covers sourcing and procurement technologies (eSourcing, eProcurement,
contract life-cycle management, accounts payable electronic invoice presentment 9:30 a.m. Closing
and processing (AP-EIPP), automated spend analysis, supplier networks, and
eMarkets), and B2B eCommerce trends for Forrester.
-- John Paterson, Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, IBM Corporation
During his 36-year IBM career, Mr. Paterson has held a number of management
and executive positions in manufacturing, development and procurement in the REGISTER
United States and Europe. In August of 2006, Mr. Paterson relocated IBM’s
Procurement Headquarters and the CPO’s office to Shenzhen, China, moving the To participate, you must register ahead of time.
procurement organization closer to the core of the technology supply chain.
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