*Agenda is subject to change.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020


  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Plaza Registration Desk

  • Meeting Registration
  • 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Plaza Porte Cochere

  • Welcome Reception

    Sponsored by: Double Coin Tire + Interstate Batteries


Thursday, March 5, 2020


  • 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Plaza Registration Desk

  • Meeting Registration
  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

    Da Vinci Lawn

  • Breakfast

    Sponsored by: Bridgestone Commercial Solutions + Lawson Products

  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • Welcome to the 2020 Corcentric Symposium

    Doug Clark, Founder, CEO + Chairman, Corcentric

    Matt Clark, President + COO, Corcentric

  • 9:00 AM – 11:00AM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • From Good to Great to Built to Last: What Makes Great Companies Tick

    Jim Collins will map the enduring principles from his quarter-century of research into what makes great companies tick, drawing upon his classic works such as Good to Great, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall. He will also share new insights from his recent work, Turning the Flywheel, exploring why some companies build and sustain momentum in a world beset by turbulence, uncertainty, chaos, and disruptive change – while others falter and fall. Jim will challenge people to think about how to apply the flywheel principle within the companies they lead.

    Jim Collins, Author and Management Educator, The Good to Great Project LLC

    Sponsored by: Premier Partners + Select Partners

  • 11:00AM – 11:15 AM

    Pre-function Area

  • Break
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • From History to Future of Procurement

    The role and functions of procurement have gone through major transformations over the years. So how has procurement evolved from a simple repetitive function to a more strategic and central role in business today? In this comprehensive session, Gerard Dahan will discuss the attempts, failures, and successes of the past as well as the ways in which innovation will affect the role of procurement in the future.

    Gerard Dahan, Senior VP, EMEA, Corcentric

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Da Vinci Lawn

  • Lunch

    Sponsored by: Baldwin Filters

  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • Economic Update

    James White will address the economy and investment strategy from his unique viewpoint. With more than three decades of valuable experience, he manages US Treasury portfolios which earn consistently high returns for his clients, far in excess of market averages. James does so by focusing on the fundamentals of economic outlook, inflation, and the timing of market entry and exits. Discover how to reduce risk and increase returns from this session.

    James White, Principal, J.A. White Financial Services, LLC

    Sponsored by: MSC Industrial

  • 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • Fraud and Prevention

    To avoid becoming the next disastrous data-breach headline, you must foster a healthy balance between computer security and human behavior. Cybersecurity isn’t just about spending more money on shinier technology – it’s about nudging your entire team beyond awareness and into action. It’s about creating energy and buy-in among the people who handle your mission-critical information every day. When it comes to the latest data security threats, you can’t possibly do everything—but you must do the right things.

    John Sileo, Cybersecurity Expert

    Sponsored by: PACCAR Parts

  • 2:24 PM – 3:00 PM

    Pre-function Area

  • Break
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • How to Be the COO of Your Own Health in the Digital Age

    The future of technology is the future of medicine. Where we now spend 80% of every healthcare dollar on treating chronic and preventable disease, in the future, that “sickcare” paradigm will shift to “wellcare.” Dr. Daniel Kraft is a medical doctor, scientist and entrepreneur who has a bold, exciting, and enlightened view of the future of medicine and healthcare. The internet and our mobile devices will let even those in the most remote areas have access to the latest medical information and top practitioners. Diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s will be diagnosed long before symptoms appear so preventative treatments can begin earlier than ever; conditions like paralysis and blindness can be helped by robotics and nanotechnology.  The IoT (internet of things) will lead to the IoMT (Internet of medical things). Most important; you will take control of your own health with the knowledge necessary for a healthier life.

    Dr. Daniel Kraft, Founder + Chair, Exponential Medicine

    Sponsored by: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

  • 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • 2020 Transform Awards

    Matt Clark, President + COO, Corcentric

  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Plaza Ballroom

  • Trade + Technology Fair

    Sponsored by: Continental Tire the Americas, LLC + Transtex LLC

  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • Dinner + Entertainment

    Dinner sponsored by: Shell Lubricants

    Entertainment sponsored by: Imperial Supplies, LLC


Friday, March 6, 2020


  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

    Plaza Ballroom

  • Breakfast

    Sponsored by: Hankook Tire America + Office Depot managed by CenterPoint Group

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • Harnessing Innovation: Turning Raw Ideas into Powerful Results

    As a five-time successful tech entrepreneur and investor in dozens of startups, Josh Linkner has seen thousands of companies loaded with creative buzz and big ideas. How is it that some harness their imagination to create game-changing drivers of growth and innovation while others miss the mark? The answer: the best companies have a systematic process to focus their team’s creativity into practical outputs – something Josh discovered by founding and building companies that collectively sold for over $200 million. As a professional jazz guitarist, he blends the improvisational qualities of a jazz ensemble with bleeding-edge business savvy to bring a completely fresh perspective on unleashing creativity in the organization. His inspiring presentation delivers practical tools that can be used immediately to increase creative output and deliver bottom-line results.

    Josh Linkner, Five-time Tech Entrepreneur

    Sponsored by: Cummins Filtration + Southport Truck Group

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • Scale the Business. Enjoy the Climb

    Many growth-company leaders reach a point where they actually dread adding another customer, employee, or location. It feels like they are just adding more weight to an ever-heavier anchor; they are dragging up the hill. To make matters worse, the increased revenues haven’t turned into more profitability, so at some point, they wonder if the journey is worth the effort. Running a business is ultimately about freedom. Verne Harnish will tell attendees how to achieve it, no matter how big and complicated a business becomes.

    Verne Harnish, Founder and CEO, Scaling Up

    Sponsored by: Kenworth of South Florida + VIPAR Heavy Duty

  • 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

    Pre-function Area

  • Break
  • 10:15 AM – 11:15 PM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • Innovation: The Human Element 

    In a world of accelerating change, how do we build our organizations to thrive there? Robots, AI, and other emerging technologies of the fourth industrial revolution offer the opportunity and risk of transforming every industry. Embracing this future for ourselves and our organizations first requires starting with a fact that social scientists know but most businesses do not: people aren’t built for change. Tech startup founder turned futurist Sterling Hawkins has worked firsthand with countless businesses to develop leadership, processes, and culture to achieve breakthrough performance amidst unprecedented change. Learn how to build an innovation culture and inspire leadership to gain perspective and clarity as we focus in on our most foundational innovation asset, our people.

    Sterling Hawkins, Business Leader, Entrepreneur + Investor

    Sponsored by: Canxxus + Navistar, Inc.

  • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • Beating the Odds – a Conversation with Nick Foles

    What does it mean to completely and utterly beat expectations? What does it feel like to be an inspiration to so many? And how do you maintain perspective when fame is clamoring at your door? Find out when Matt Clark interviews Nick Foles, the QB who took the Philadelphia Eagles all the way to the Super Bowl Championship and became the MVP of Super Bowl LII. Nick has been very open about the struggles he has faced and how he has overcome adversity. In this informal setting, Matt will ask Nick about what has inspired and guided him throughout his career; how it felt to face off against Tom Brady and the Patriots; and what it was like to be cheered by nearly three-quarters of a million people at the city’s celebration.

  • 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

    Plaza Ballroom

  • Lunch

    Sponsored by: Donaldson Company + Yokohama Tire

  • 1:15 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Open Afternoon
  • 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Tuscany Ballroom D-H

  • Closing Dinner + Entertainment

    Dinner sponsored by: Daimler Trucks North America

    Entertainment sponsored by: Michelin North America Inc.

  • Meeting Audio/Visual sponsored by: Hino Trucks

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