Supply management social-media activity continued to be crowded and creative during the second full day at ISM2018 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday. That was especially true on Twitter, as attendees, presenters and exhibitors again got a lot of mileage out of the #ISM2018 hashtag.
The biggest dignitary on Tuesday was Christie Breves, C.P.M., chief supply chain officer at U.S. Steel and board member at CAPS Research, the Tempe, Arizona-based program jointly sponsored by Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) and Arizona State University. Breves is the recipient of the 2018 J. Shipman Gold Medal, which signifies a lifetime of achievement and service in the supply management profession.
Today, the #procurement world belongs to Christie Breves, C.P.M.; the rest of us are just Conferencing in it. @U_S_Steel's chief supply chain officer is the winner of the J. Shipman Gold Medal, the supply management profession's highest honor, presented by @ISM at #ISM2018. pic.twitter.com/xV8aEXSqwx— ISM Magazine (@ISM_Magazine) May 8, 2018
Congratulations to today’s #JShipmanGoldMedal recipient, Chief Supply Chain Officer of @U_S_Steel, and @CAPSResearch board member Christie Breves. Sincere thanks, Christie, for your support of CAPS and for all you’ve done to advance the profession! #ISM2018 #supplymanagement pic.twitter.com/XUW3jwhWNP— CAPS Research (@CAPSResearch) May 8, 2018
While the Shipman Medal honors past and current achievement, the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program focuses on the future of supply management. Perhaps one of the six recipients recognized at ISM2018 will reach the lofty ground Breves walked on Tuesday.
Tuesday's keynote discussion focused on cybersecurity, featuring two heavy hitters in national security and law enforcement: Gen. Keith Alexander, USA (Ret.), CEO/president of IronNet Cybersecurity and former director of the National Security Agency; and John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. With ISM CEO Thomas W. Derry moderating, the two disussed general cyber issues and such topics as industrial espionage, foreign governments, blockchain and privacy issues.
“Most companies do a pretty good job of tracking known threats. But they also need to address behaviors. How does a bad actor typically work?” — Gen. Keith Alexander, USA (Ret.) at Tuesday's #ISM2018 keynote session on cybersecurity. https://t.co/DK6x25oKES #procurement pic.twitter.com/HBfjkqFH2z— Dan Zeiger (@ZeigerDan) May 8, 2018
Really enjoying this panel discussion with Gen. Keith Alexander, former Director of @NSAGov, @JohnBrennan, former Director of @CIA, and Tom Derry, CEO of @ism on #CyberSecurity at #ISM2018. This isn't just a government issue....— Matt York, v3.0 (@MattYorkTweets) May 8, 2018
The insights continued during the breakout sessions across the Conference's six learning tracks.
CAPS Research's Deborah Stanton shares research with Supply Management leaders at ExecIn. Want to join the 38% of companies with truly strategic Procurement departments? Reach out to Source One's innovative team today. #ISM2018 https://t.co/72fl1DSyWt pic.twitter.com/BfEklbUFpq— Source One, A Corcentric Company (@GetSavings) May 8, 2018
Mobile first gets replaced by #ArtificialIntelligence #AI first - Dr Bernd Huber is presenting the latest insights at #ISM2018 for #Procurement and #SupplyChain introduced by David Natoff#Digitaltransformation pic.twitter.com/e3SaLUkgyd— Dr. Marcell Vollmer #StayHome #StaySafe (@mvollmer1) May 8, 2018
The Exhibit Hall was again bustling, if the stream of procurement humanity through the just-opened doors was of any indication.
Attendees remained impressed with the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. And while many posts, as usual, have been about the Conference sessions and events, some took to Twitter to simply say and show that they are having a good time.
A good morning view at the #ISM2018 event! We are at ISM 2018 in Nashville, TN! We're having a great time learning, networking and sharing with some of the best and brightest minds. Are you in attendance this year? #WeAreISM #Procurement #SpendAnalytics #TailSpend #Sourcing @ism pic.twitter.com/1AHlKFMxvh— proacure (@proacure) May 8, 2018
This is Generation Next! Great to meet ISM Thomas 30 under 30 winner Charlotte Anabelle de Brabant at #ISM2018 in Nashville yesterday. What a fireball of energy! Read more: https://t.co/xvH0GCCmOZ #ISM2018 @Procurious_ pic.twitter.com/5weipCiIQ5— Tania Seary (@taniaseary) May 8, 2018
And finally ... we hope every Conference attendee agrees.
#ISM2018 is happening beautifully.— Phil Ye (@philyez) May 8, 2018