PDX EXECUTIVE FORUMS

Operations Leadership Forum

May 14, 2019 | Moda Center

2019 Agenda

8:15am-8:45am: Check-In and Morning Reception

8:45am: Welcome Comments

Wayne Young

Chief Operating Officer

Hannah Andersson

8:50am: Opening Session

Strategic Insights from Planning, Launching and Managing the $500 Million ilani Resort Project

Kara Fox-LaRose

President

ilani Resort

Opened in 2017, ilani navigated years of complex regulations before breaking ground on the $510 million project. Since opening, ilani has achieved much success and more than 75 awards and continues to expand its business model with an addition of a Meeting and Entertainment venue on its first anniversary, a gas station and convenience store on its second anniversary, and soon to announce its next expansion project.

 

Kara Fox-LaRose, President of ilani Resort, will share operational insights of launching and managing the project, as well as discuss the risk management process as her team plans for ilani’s growth.

9:40-10:10am: Networking Break

10:10-11:00am: The Growth Formula

Dave Uhler

National Director of Research

Slalom

Through 18 years of data gathering and research, we have found that the success of businesses is tied to five key elements:

 

Highly-Aligned Leadership

Relentless Focus on Team

Customer Obsession

Insurgent Mindset

Operating Foundation

 

These key elements make up “The Growth Formula”.  In this session, Dave Uhler, National Director of Research and Development for Slalom, will focus on how these same Growth Formula elements can be leveraged atop a strong Operating Foundation to realize the vision of your organization.

11:00am-12:00pm: Round Table Sessions

Round Table A

Data's Role in the Operating Foundation

It’s no surprise that in today’s business climate, data is at the core of a strong Operating Foundation. An organization’s ability to identify, acquire, and grow the strategic data assets required to transform and improve business performance is key to delivering the strategic potential of a strong Operating Foundation. The right operational data & technology enablers and operating model help you generate the strategic data assets needed to strengthen your organization and amplify business. During the breakout, attendees will split into groups to discuss the core principles of data strategy including:

  • Is your data strategy delivering the anticipated results?

  • Does your current analytics environment impede timely fact-based decision making?

  • Are you able to accurately measure the performance of your organization?

  • How can you ensure that new D&A initiatives will be adopted by all stakeholders?

Round Table B

Robotic Process Automation

Business processes are an integral component of a strong Operating Foundation. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) democratizes the ability to automate processes, which enables business to shift focus to value-added activities while improving the speed and accuracy of repetitive, labor-intensive business processes. During the breakout, attendees will split into groups to discuss hot topics related to RPA. Sample topics are included below, but topics will also be solicited from participants:

  • What processes are suitable for automation using RPA software?

  • How do I work with IT to implement RPA?

  • How can RPA be implemented in a highly regulated industry (e.g., finance, healthcare)?

  • How can I scale RPA in my organization?”

12:00-12:30pm: Hosted Lunch and Door Prize Giveaways

 

The PDX Operations Leadership Forum is an invitation only summit for Operations Executives from the leading brands in the Portland area. The executives on the forum advisory team drive the strategic direction of the forum to ensure the content is relevant and drives maximum value.

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Forum is steered by the Leadership Team. These executives are responsible for the strategic direction of the Forum, and each of the sessions are structured to bring relevant content and maximum value. 

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Wayne Young Headshot (1)
Eric Roedl
Eric Roedl

Papa Murphy's

Teresa Bonnell
Teresa Bonnell

CRKT

Erin Graham
Erin Graham

OMSI

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Wayne Young

Chief Operating Officer

Hanna Andersson

Eric Roedl

Chief Operating Officer

University of Oregon Atheltics

Teresa Bonnell

Vice President

Operations & Finance

Columbia River Knife & Tool 

Erin Graham

Chief Operating Officer

OMSI

Rob Baumgartner
Rob Baumgartner

Planar Systems

Brian August
Brian August

Oregon Human Society

Kara Fox Larose
Kara Fox Larose

ilani Resort

Vince Granato
Vince Granato

Port of Portland

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Rob Baumgartner

Vice President

Global Operations

Planar Systems

Brian August

Chief Operating Officer

Oregon Humane Society

Kara Fox-Larose

President

ilani Resort

Vince Granato

Chief Operating Officer

Port of Portland

Joe McCarthy
Joe McCarthy

Pacific Foods

Kristopher Scholl
Kristopher Scholl

Craft Brew Alliance

Steve Owen
Steve Owen
Mike Bever
Mike Bever
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Joe McCarthy

Chief Operating Officer

Keystone Pacific

Kristopher Scholl

Senior Director

Operations

Craft Brew Alliance

Steve Owen

Chief Operating Officer

OnPoint Credit Union 

Mike Bever

Executive Vice President

Operations

Tillamook County Creamery Association 

Doug Kelsey
Doug Kelsey

TriMet

Stephanie Copeland Weber
Stephanie Copeland Weber
Chris Finley
Chris Finley

Nautilus, Inc

Kristin Stathis
Kristin Stathis

Portland General Electric

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Doug Kelsey

General Manager

TriMet

Stephanie Copeland Weber

Chief Operating Officer

Ruby Receptionist

Chis Finley

Vice President

Operations

Nautilus, Inc.

Kristen Stathis

Vice President

Customer Operations 

Portland General Electric

Robert Bach
Robert Bach

CD Baby

Kimberly White
Kimberly White

Vacasa

Brian Young
Brian Young

IOTAS

Caleb Stelle
Caleb Stelle

AWS Elemental

1/1

Robert Bach

Vice President

Operations

CD Baby

Kimberly White

Head of Interior Design Services

Vacasa

Brian Young

Chief Operating Officer

Machine Sciences Corporation

Caleb Stelle

Director of

Operations

AWS Elemental

Doreen Loofburrow
Doreen Loofburrow

AAA of Oregon

Mark Ferdig
Mark Ferdig

Mercy Corps

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Doreen Loofburrow

Senior Vice President

Travel Services &

Operations

AAA of Oregon

Mark Ferdig

Vice President

Program Operations

Mercy Corps

Thank You to Our Partner

Partners are nominated by the members of the advisory team and participate by invitation. 

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Partial Proceeds Benefitting

 

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