Renee Eaton returned to the University of Portland's campus last week to attend its Operations & Technology Management Symposium. Renee, a former management instructor at UP, always welcomes a chance to reconnect with faculty, students and fellow operations executives.
This year's event included Key Note Speaker Mike Malin, VP of IT Product & Merchandising Solutions at Nike, who explained his philosophy on managing technology given the acceleration of innovation. Other presenters included Vikas Sharma, an Intel Technology & Process Development Manager who talked about the trends and challenges surrounding Artificial Intelligence and Keith Burton, an Intel Director of IT Marketing Solutions, who described how his firm is using research, marketing and customer services to manage operations globally.
The annual symposium is always a great way to celebrate Manufacturing Month.