2019 Michigan CEO Summit

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

8:00am - 2:00pm

Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226

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Doug Rothwell: Michigan's Future Is Now
We’ve reviewed, analyzed and recalibrated our organization – the same way we do each year with the state’s economic benchmarks.
Ritch Allison: The Pizza (R)evolution
Ritch Allison shares how a legacy company stays fresh and competitive – and why he's decided robots will never make his pizza.
Heidi Washington: The Untapped Workforce
Preparing returning citizens for high-demand careers in today's job market.

Highlights from the 2019 Michigan CEO Summit

On November 5, 2019, nearly 500 business executives, community leaders and policymakers met at the 8th annual Michigan CEO Summit to discuss what it takes to succeed and prosper both as individual enterprises and as a state.

Michigan's Future Is Now | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit

For the past decade, BLM has championed economic and policy objectives that advance Michigan's economic growth. Find out what's worked well, what remains to be done, and how our state can continue its trajectory toward becoming a "Top Ten" state for jobs, personal income and a healthy economy.
Doug Rothwell, President & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan

Is Michigan Recession Ready? | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit

Our state has made tremendous economic gains since the Great Recession. But will the many fiscal and policy changes we've made be sufficient to help us weather future downturns? What more can we do to safeguard Michigan's economy?
Aditya Bhave, Vice President & Global Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research
Dr. Gabriel Ehrlich, Director, Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, University of Michigan
Rachael Eubanks, State Treasurer, State of Michigan

Keynote: The Pizza (R)evolution | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit

As the largest pizza chain in the world approaches its 60th anniversary in business, the velocity of change has been unstoppable. From robot deliveries to competitors new, old and unknown, hear directly from the man who has been at the helm for just over a year now. Ritch Allison will share how a legacy company stays fresh and competitive – and why he’s decided robots will never make his pizza.
Ritch Allison, Chief Executive Officer, Domino's

Here Come the Zs: Effective Multigenerational Communications | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit

Rapid technological innovation and cultural change have drawn bright lines between different generations of employees. How do successful companies create a dynamic work environment among team members, and what does the newest, freshest talent want in a workplace?
Whitney Eichinger, Vice President, Communications, Bedrock & Rock Ventures
Julie Lodge-Jarrett, Chief Talent Officer, Ford Motor Company
Amy Klimek, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources, Wolverine Worldwide
Dustin Walsh, Senior Reporter, Crain's Detroit Business

The Untapped Workforce | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit

Returning citizens offer a strong labor pool, thanks to rehabilitation programs in Michigan's correctional facilities. Hear how you can recruit and work with this underutilized population of workers.
Heidi Washington, Director, Michigan Department of Corrections

The Future is in Your Hands – And Your Voice | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit

Artificial intelligence is changing how we live and how business is done. Learn what's possible and how you can capitalize on the future of this powerful technology.
David Allard, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Jeanine Heck, Vice President, AI & Discovery Product, Comcast
Rich Pople, Director, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Center, General Motors Company
Christy McDonald, One Detroit Anchor, Detroit Public Television

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: The Reality of Retail | 2019 Michigan CEO Summit

As customers, we want what we want, and we want it now. With the retail landscape changing rapidly, how does a consumer giant adapt to buyer demands while competing digitally and retaining an authentic corporate culture? Craig Menear comes home to Michigan to reflect on 20+ years at The Home Depot and how his roots help guide the company's leadership.
Craig Menear, Chairman, CEO & President, The Home Depot
Christy McDonald, One Detroit Anchor, Detroit Public Television

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