Monday, February 28, 2011


Sustainability & Supply Chain Professional’s Key Role

By World Renowned Speaker

Cathy Rodgers, MBA
Vice President, Global Opportunities at IBM
Golden Gate University Alumnus

Sourcing for a Sustainable Future

One tree will be planted for each person in the audience 

WHEN:  Thursday, March 3, 2011
5:30 PM – Registration/Networking
6:30 PM – Dinner
7:30 PM – Speaker

WHERE:  Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street, 5th Floor Room 5310
San Francisco, CA 94105

APICS & ISM Members; advance registration: $25
APICS student member; advance registration: $15
Non-members & At-the-Door: $35
Reserve in Advance and be part of the tree planting event at:  add your name & APICS email address here.

Speaker Biography:
Responsible for providing complex global opportunity engagement and pursuit leadership on approximately $20B international deal annual pipeline. Cathy is responsible for IBM Global Services Worldwide Strategic Relations and has been instrumental in driving cooperative relationships with a wide variety of key ISV, OEM and Services business partners. Her leadership, integrity and creative partnering approaches paved the way for a world-class engagement model in the growing area of 'multi-sourcing' and co-opetition. Cathy currently Chairs the IBM GTS Smarter Planet/Cities Global Advisory Board, is the Chairperson for ISM (Institute of Supply Management) Committee on Sustainability & Social Responsibility and is a member of Tech America's Commercial Executive Board of Directors, Chairman of the Committee for International Policy; including the International Environmental Committee.

Cathy is one of IBM's most sought after executives for employee motivational events and speaks regularly on the topic of sustainability, supply chain, creating a smarter planet and women in business. Cathy's passion, bold thinking, teamwork and commitment to being a positive catalyst for change has continued to have a significant positive impact on her team, her global colleagues, the people she mentors and the clients she supports.

Cathy has been recognized twice as woman of the year in business in California, has received a special accommodation from the Governor of California and was previously featured in the New York Times for her work with minority suppliers. Cathy holds a B.A., M.A. in Education/Community Services, and an MBA with a minor in Finance (from GGU), and holds a lifetime teaching credential. 


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