Join us as we gather an exclusive group of executives to discuss the state of the global economy, how to build resilient strategies, and why agility is a key ingredient to the new era of work.

Building Strategic Resiliency

Uncertainty is an ongoing challenge for business leaders today. What they need more than ever is a resilient strategy that can help their organizations transform to best disrupt and navigate the increasing complexity of the world.

The Speakers

Jennifer Morgan

Former SAP Co-CEO and Global Head of Portfolio Operations at Blackstone

Raj Ratnakar

SVP, Chief Strategy Officer of DuPont

Pat Petitti

Co-Founder and CEO at Catalant Technologies

Richard Steele

Partner at McKinsey & Company

Jonathan Waggoner

Managing Director, Co-Head North America Operations at SVP Global

Hosted by:

Bill Achtmeyer

Founder, Chairman, and Managing Partner at Acropolis Advisors

The Agenda

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Driving Growth through Portfolio Transformation: How DuPont’s Chief Strategy Officer Drives Value Creation in Multi-Sector Companies

Raj Ratnakar, SVP, Chief Strategy Officer of DuPont

With decades of experience creating value in strategy roles at DuPont, Danaher, Fortive and TE Connectivity, Raj Ratnakar knows how to deliver fast-paced transformations of complex corporations, building positions in fast-growing, profitable markets. Raj will also share how to drive portfolio strategy under challenging economic climates.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Working Session: Leadership on the Edge

Richard Steele, Partner at McKinsey & Company

McKinsey Partner Richard Steele is passionate about helping leaders and their teams build new skills, work in new ways, and perform at their best. He’ll present a unique framework of skills that today’s leaders should embrace and the research behind it. The session will end with an exercise for attendees to evaluate their own skillsets against this framework.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Leading Through Change: Lessons from SAP, BNY Mellon, Candle Media, and Blackstone

Jennifer Morgan, Former SAP Co-CEO and Global Head of Portfolio Operations at Blackstone

Jennifer Morgan is a seasoned expert in leading businesses through significant change. Taking from her 16 years in leadership at SAP, her board positions at UKG, Bumble, and BNY Mellon, and her current role leading Portfolio Operations at Blackstone, Jennifer will share what she’s learned about leading effectively during periods of disruption and some of the trends she’s seeing across the 250 Blackstone portfolio companies. 

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

A Fresh Perspective on Value Creation in an Uncertain Market

Jonathan Waggoner, Managing Director, Co-Head North America Operations at SVP Global

Jonathan Waggoner will share what his PE firm SVP Global is seeing across their portfolio companies as they try to drive value in today’s economic climate. He’ll touch on how flexible resourcing has proven critical to his firm’s ability to accelerate growth and respond to market changes.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Transforming your Business for the Future

Pat Petitti, Co-Founder and CEO at Catalant Technologies

Today’s market volatility is requiring change across virtually every organization and pressuring leadership and talent strategies. Catalant CEO and Co-founder Pat Petitti will share his platform’s unique and proprietary data on how companies are adapting and using new strategic planning methods and leadership approaches. He’ll walk through several examples of this transformative work happening in the F1000 and at top PE firms today.

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