A St. Norbert College researcher and area business leaders will discuss how to maneuver the future using successful, innovative approaches.
Navigating the Future: New North Business Intelligence Survey Findings will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 20 at the F. K. Bemis International Conference Center on the St. Norbert campus in De Pere.
The event kicks off with a presentation on the recent New North Business Intelligence survey by Jamie Lynch, director of the college’s Strategic Research Institute. The survey was designed to assess perception by regional business and nonprofit leaders of general economic climate, recent changes to business practices and future business priorities, particularly around innovation and talent needs.
New North Inc. Executive Director Jerry Murphy and John Kreul, CIO of Bemis Co. and chair of the New North Business Intelligence Committee, will follow Lynch’s presentation with a discussion of goals in conducting the research.
Two expert panels — focused on Innovation & Technology and Leadership & the Talent Gap — comprise the bulk of the program. Each panelist will present his or her thoughts, participate in a roundtable discussion and take audience questions. Oliver Buechse of Advancing AI Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization focused on creating awareness of digital disruption for stakeholders in the state, will moderate both panels.
The panel on Leadership & the Talent Gap will feature Mary Goggans, president of Encapsys LLC in Appleton, and Dean Stewart, executive director of the college’s Center for Exceptional Leadership.
The Innovation & Technology panel will feature Joe Bashta, CEO of Axicor, Mitch Weckop CEO of Skyline Technologies, and Alan Gonzalez, a process and tooling manager for vehicle structures at Nemak.
The event costs $25 and includes a continental breakfast. For tickets, visit www.snc.edu/go/newnorth.