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CGE Joins Think Tanks from Around the World to Recognize Importance of Global Trade and Innovation

Waves of populist discontent have called into question the merits of the prevailing economic order. Yet the case for trade remains as strong as ever—so long as it is conducted on genuinely fair and market-based terms and so long as countries implement effective policies to spur domestic competitiveness and assist their citizens in adjusting to technological change and international competition.

 

It would be a mistake to move away from globalization and deeper economic integration. This is why, the CGE, along with members of the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA) – an international network of think tanks dedicated to liberalizing trade, spurring innovation, and curbing mercantilism – unite to call on policymakers around the world to take three steps in support of the global trading system. The multinational group’s assertions are outlined in this joint declaration.

 

“Given the highly visible proclamations coming from many individuals in government or seeking to enter government that economic openness is a bad thing, it is important for there to be a balanced and constructive point of view based facts” said Christopher Caine, President, the CGE. “That is why CGE chose to align itself with think tanks from around the world to express itself at this time.”

 

The world is at a pivotal moment and it is critical that a public commitment to multilateral trade and innovation remain the prevailing view for all countries seeking a better future. CGE encourages companies and individuals to deepen their awareness of what it means to be a global enterprise, global leader, and global citizen so that an environment for a better future can be created. The following think tanks from nine countries around the world joined in this cause:

 

The Center for Global Enterprise (USA)
Center for Social and Economic Research (Poland)
Competere (Italy)
Free Market Foundation (South Africa)
Fundacion Idea (Mexico)
Geneva Network (United Kingdom)
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (USA)
The Lisbon Council (EU)
Shanghai Science and Technology Policy Institute (China)
Tic Tac de la CCIT (Colombia)

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The Digital Supply Chain: Tips from the Insiders video series

CGE’s “The Digital Supply Chain: Tips from the Insiders” is a special video series aimed to help companies and their leaders transform their supply chains for the future.  Released bimonthly for the first half of 2017, you will learn practical, actionable tips from top supply chain executives based on their experience and expertise.  Get to know the experts by watching the introduction video or pick the videos that interest you from the list below and watch as many times as you want.  Check out the latest release below.

 

 

In this series you will learn from:

 

  • George Bailey, Digital Supply Chain Project Leader, The Center for Global Enterprise on how Digital Supply Chains Increase Revenues and Halve Costs
  • Craig Moss, COO, CREATe.org on Defining the Digital Supply Chain Platform
  • Chris Caine, President, The Center for Global Enterprise on The Digital Supply Chain Institute
  • Michael Maguire, VP Ariba Business Development, SAP on how to Put the Customer at the Center of the Digital Strategy
  • Anders Karlborg, Assistant CEO, ZTE on Providing Digital Supply Chain Solutions Essential to Market Success
  • Michael Corbo, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Colgate Palmolive on how New Technologies Enable Digital Supply Chain: 3-D Printing
  • Zahid Hai, Chief of Strategy, Worldwide Corporate Services, Sodexo on Business Integration and Breaking Silos
  • Michael Crowe, CIO, Colgate Palmolive on Top Executive Commitment to Enable Digital Supply Chain Success  
  • Mitch King, Supply Chain Director, DOW on Using Big Data to Understand and Respond to Customer Demand
  • Kyle Hamm, VP Global Supply Chain, Schneider Electric on how Cloud Computing Enables Digital Supply Chains for Small to Large Businesses
  • Suresh Senoy, EVP, Alyx Technologies on how Structured Data is the Oil that Makes Digital Supply Chain Possible
  • Victoria Dolan, Chief Transformation Officer & Corporate Controller, Colgate-Palmolive on how to Reimagine the Corporate Planning Process
  • Suddhir Redy, CIO, Aricent on The Sense and Response Digital Supply Chain Strategy
  • Phanindranath Kakarla, EVP Corporate Services Group, Edelweiss Finance on Digital Supply Chain in Financial Services
  • Sudheer Pamighantam, Global Head of Supply Chain and Logistics Practice, Tech Mahindra on how Digital Supply Chain Starts Where Traditional Supply Chain Stops

 

For additional information about CGE’s Digital Supply Chain initiative and the supply chain experts visit the Digital Supply Chain initiative webpage and download the recently released white paper, “Digital Supply Chains: A Frontside Flip” available in both English and Chinese.

 

 

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The Global Enterprise: Where to Now?

A decade after the publication of his seminal 2006 Foreign Affairs article, Mr. Palmisano reexamines the global business landscape and the challenges facing corporate managers in his new article, “The Global Enterprise: Where to Now?” Powerful forces are pulling in opposite directions: Governments are retrenching from economic and political openness, while technology is bringing people together in everything from commerce to entertainment to scientific endeavors.

 

 

Special thanks to the Global Scholars universities that participated and helped make this webinar possible:

 

  • University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
  • IESE Business School, Spain
  • ESSEC Business School, France
  • University of Surrey Business School, UK
  • Boston University Questrom School of Business
  • Indian School of Business, India

 

For more information Read the Foreign Affairs article(s) by Mr. Palmisano:

 

 

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Mr. Palmisano visits Alma Mater for Talk on The Future of the Global Enterprise

On Wednesday, February 1 CGE Chairman Sam Palmisano visited his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University in a student event organized by Athletics and Recreation Director Alanna Shanahan. Mr. Palmisano spoke about the realities of the future global enterprise, and how business leaders can best prepare to succeed in shifting environments. During his visit, Mr. Palmisano first held a roundtable discussion with a small group of students with a range of different academic interests. During the conversation, Mr. Palmisano answered questions from students who had read his recently published piece on the current state of globalization and its implications for managers leading global enterprises. The Global Enterprise: Where to Now? was published in Foreign Affairs Magazine and represented a 10 year anniversary sequel of his seminal piece on the globally integrated enterprise which first appeared in Foreign Affairs Magazine in 2006.

 

Later that evening, Mr. Palmisano spoke to a larger group of student athletes and non-athletes about leadership. Drawing on anecdotes from his time at Johns Hopkins where he majored in history, he shared his path to receiving his first job offer from IBM. He emphasized the importance of a good attitude, sense of humor, hard work and thriving in collaborative work environemnts. The students were eager to learn more about how they can best be prepared to enter the job market in times of uncertainty. Mr. Palmisano recommended that students interested in job security focus on data science and cybersecurtiy – two skill sets that are sure to play a prominent role in the global economy.

 

 

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Cybersecurity In The Digital Supply Chain: Managing Third-Party Risk Through Verified Trust

In an article for SAP’s Digitalist Magazine, DSCI Director Craig Moss addresses the topic of: Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain, the role of standards and frameworks, the need to ‘trust, but verify’ digital supply chain partners, and insights on ways to secure the digital supply chain. Read full article here

 

 

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How To Win With the Right People In Your Digital Supply Chain

Some of the most critical and difficult factors in the DSC transformation include technology, demand management and risk – but the single most critical and difficult factor for most companies is their people and transformation is not a shrink-wrapped solution.  Read more from the Forbes SAPVoice blog

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The Global Enterprise: Where to Now?

Join the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) for a live, 90-minute webinar with Samuel J. Palmisano, CGE founder and former IBM Chairman.

 

A decade after the publication of his seminal 2006 Foreign Affairs article, Mr. Palmisano reexamines the global business landscape and the challenges facing corporate managers. Powerful forces are pulling in opposite directions: Governments are retrenching from economic and political openness, while technology is bringing people together in everything from commerce to entertainment to scientific endeavors.

 

Join the discussion to explore:
The issues that will influence the future of the enterprise
The shift from a supply-side to a demand-side world
The right balance as businesses grapple with changes across the economic, political, and technology environments
How disruptive technologies have driven an explosion of data, and with it a re-calculation of economic value
Why developing countries can benefit from the digital environment even more than developed nations

 
 

LIVE
Wednesday, March 8
10:00 am EST/3:00 pm GMT
sign up

 
 

Participating universities include:
University of Stellenbosch Business School
IESE Business School, Spain
ESSEC Business School, France
University of Surrey Business School, UK
Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia
Indian School of Business, India

 

Read the Foreign Affairs article by Mr. Palmisano:
The Global Enterprise: Where to Now?
The Globally Integrated Enterprise

 

Technical Requirements
You need a computer or smart device with access to the internet. For optimal viewing, it is best to access videos when you have a wired high-speed Internet connection.

 

About Expert Connect
Expert Connect features experienced business and academic leaders sharing their insights and responding to questions from viewers around the world. All programs are free and open to the public. Browse past Expert Connects by visiting CGE’s Global Scholars Program on YouTube.

 

About the Center for Global Enterprise
CGE is a non-profit organization devoted to the study of the contemporary corporation, globalization, economic integration, and their impact on society.

 
 

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Sam Palmisano Speaks about Cybersecurity with Charlie Rose

Sam Palmisano, Chairman of the CGE and Tom Donilon, former national security advisor discuss cybersecurity with Charlie Rose. Mr. Palmisano and Mr. Donilon led the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

 

Their report was released to President Obama on December 2, 2016. Watch the full interview here.

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