Imagine a think-tank of Atlanta’s premier companies
gathered to share experiences and ideas.
The Strategic Agility® Think Tank was founded to build connections among corporate peers–CEOs, division presidents, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and SVPs of sales, marketing, operations, and strategy—so that they might learn from each other, and strengthen their company and personal performance.
Through this forum, leaders share ideas and best practices, so they can better navigate their biggest challenges, and become more adept at seeing and capturing new market opportunities.
“Setili & Associates’ Strategic Agility® Think Tank events are a great way to connect with other Atlanta executives. I’ve gotten to know key decision makers across multiple industries. The open dialogue and insightful discussion on business challenges and how to solve them is invaluable.”
– Marcell Vollmer (COO, SAP Ariba)
Participating companies include:
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
City of Atlanta
Delta Air Lines
Genuine Parts Company
The Georgia Lottery
IHG (owner of Holiday Inn)
Intelligent Systems Corp
The Paradies Shops Inc
Sunrise Senior Living
The Home Depot
If you are a senior executive at a major corporation, and would like to attend an event, please drop us a line.
Panelists have included:
Glenn Lurie, President & CEO – AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations at AT&T. Glenn forged AT&T’s exclusive iPhone and iPad deals with Apple, and now Glenn’s team leads AT&T’s biggest growth engine, wirelessly connecting emerging devices in auto, health, homes and consumer electronics.
Jeff Arinder, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Delta Air Lines. Jeff led Delta’s purchase of equity stakes in Aeromexico and Brazilian airline Gol, investments that dramatically changed Delta’s competitive position in the fast-growing Latin American market.
Dwaine Kimmet, Treasurer and Vice President, Financial Services, The Home Depot. Dwaine is responsible for Home Depot’s credit card and warranty businesses and is a member of the senior leadership team.
Steve Necessary, Vice President, Video Strategy, Cox Communications. Steve is responsible for guiding Cox’s video-product roadmap, using “digital town halls” and other techniques to anticipate customer needs.
Brad Shaw, Vice President, Corporate Communications and External Affairs, The Home Depot. Brad leads Home Depot’s “How-To” community, where customers can interact with expert store associates and each other to receive and offer advice.
Dan O’Connor, Marketing Manager, New Product Development, UPS. Dan plays a leadership role in a new UPS service, My Choice® that enables consumers to customize and control package delivery.
John Morrow, Chief of Staff, Service Provider Video Technology Group, Cisco Systems, Inc (Now Chief of Staff and VP of Business Operations, Software Solutions at NCR Corporation). John shaped Cisco’s strategy for winning in the video market (cable and satellite providers).
Celeste Bottorff, Vice President, Living Well, The Coca-Cola Company. Celeste manages a network of employees, spread across the company, who enhance the company’s reputation by responding to online customer comments, critics and news.
Wayne Aaron, Vice President, Marketing Programs and Distribution Strategy, Delta Air Lines. In addition to leading marketing programs and distribution, Wayne runs Delta’s corporate advisory board, which gains input from large corporate accounts.
Josh Weiss, VP of Brand & Guest Technology, Hilton Worldwide. Josh assures a distinctive, high quality customer experience across the Hilton brand portfolio, working with 10 brands, 3900 hotels, and over 100 franchise owners across 91 countries.
Linda Rogers, Vice President Sales, AT&T. Linda’s group brings AT&T solutions to large corporate accounts, often with thousands of locations and multiple independent decision makers.
Hala Moddelmog, president, Arby’s Restaurant Group. Hala led Arby’s through nine consecutive quarters of same-store-sales growth and dramatically increased margins. She shared how Arby’s came to deeply understand the values, lifestyle and needs of its best customers, then shifted its menu, price and messaging to bring about this success.
James Anderson, senior vice president of public relations, Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media group, Turner Broadcasting System. James shared how the company propelled Cartoon Network and Adult Swim to the number one spots in their categories by creating an interactive community that engages the kids’ and young adult demographics—groups that will quickly abandon any brand they feel is “marketing” to them.
Matt Rushing, Vice President, Global Advanced Technology Solutions, AGCO Corporation. Matt led the innovation of new ways for farmers worldwide to use their smartphones or tablets to remotely control, monitor and service their equipment, improving yields, efficiency and safety.
Peter Shipp, Innovation Director, Global Health & Wellness, Kimberly-Clark Professional.
Peter and his team created the “Healthy Workplace Project,” a set of products, services, games, and communication tools to improve wellness, and an important new growth platform for Kimberly-Clark Professional.
Steve Macadam, CEO of EnPro Industries, manufacturer of proprietary engineered products for critical applications such as nuclear power plants, aerospace, oil and gas, and defense. Steve led his organization through a cultural transformation that spurred collaboration between divisions, stimulated innovation, and increased execution speed.
Billy Medof, President, Corrugated Packaging, Georgia Pacific
Cheryl Lester, Vice President of Operations, Sam’s Club, and former Regional GM, Walmart
Marcell Vollmer, Chief Operating Officer, SAP Ariba
Rimas Kapeskas, Managing Director, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund. Rimas manages the UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, which invests in early-stage companies that are strategically relevant to UPS.
Rob Frohwein, Co-founder and CEO, Kabbage. Kabbage’s innovative small-business model uses real-item data such as shipping volume and eBay, Amazon, Square and Quickbooks activity to make credit decisions.
Mitch Free, Founder and Chairman, Fast Radius. Fast Radius uses 3D printing to make prototypes, parts and products for everything from museum pieces to rocket parts.
Isio Nelson, SVP of Emerging and Differentiated Services, Equifax
Dana Hudson, Division Merchandise Manager, Home Depot
Jay Caiafa, VP of Strategy, Americas, Intercontinental Hotels Group
Nelson Chu, Managing Director of Kinetic Ventures
Brock Kolls, Founder of TechConnectHub
Blake Patton, Managing Partner of Tech Square Ventures and Engage Ventures
“Sharing ideas with leaders from other companies at theStrategic Agility® breakfast gives me a new point of view on my own business, and challenges my thinking.”
– Dwaine Kimmet (Senior Vice President, Payments and Treasurer – The Home Depot)
“The opportunity to hear experts in diverse fields share their observations, successes and even challenges gave me new insights for better serving our customers and winning the competitive battle.”
– Steve Necessary (Executive Vice President, Product Development and Management – Cox Communications)
“With today’s accelerated pace of change and global interconnectedness, we face strategic decisions seemingly daily. We want to hold a steady strategic course, but we also need to quickly respond to market changes. I’m looking forward to this opportunity to exchange ideas.”
– John Morrow (Chief of Staff & VP Business Operations, Software Solutions – NCR)