CSCMP Global Conference Mega Session: Fail Fast to Innovate! A Conversation with Sports & Silicon Valley Champions

  • September 30, 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • San Diego, CA


  • For Members of CSCMP
  • Full table of 8 - MUST REGISTER 8 ($480 TOTAL)
  • Pay at the door

Moderated by Michele Carroll, Founder & President of Carrollco Marketing Services and President of the CSCMP San Francisco Roundtable, this session is an encore presentation of CSCMP San Francisco Roundtable’s April Innovation Event at Levi’s Stadium, the site for upcoming Super Bowl 50. 

The most innovative companies and the most successful teams share defining characteristics. And there are clear parallels in methods, culture and leadership styles that work most effectively in sports and in business.  We will hear from two greats in the Sports World – Southern California’s own Coach John Robinson, best known for his time as head coach of the USC Trojans and the NFL Los Angeles Rams, and former San Francisco 49er Special Teams MVP (and 1995 Super Bowl Champion), Adam Walker, on inspiring and achieving top performance.  And our panelists will conversationally explore how their companies foster a culture of innovation, balance pressures for immediate financial performance with the requirement for time and investment that drive innovation, manage to ‘fail fast,’ and create enduring value.  You’ll hear from the heads of operations for some of the biggest brands on the planet and innovators that have shaped Silicon Valley and are now reshaping our consumer experience.    

Speakers and Panelists:

Coach John Robinson – Sports USA Radio Network Analyst, (former Head Coach LA Rams, USC Trojans)

Craig Cuffie – VP Operations, Jawbone

TS Khurana – Head of Global Sourcing and Operations Engineering, Facebook

Mark Buck – Director Global Procurement Bio-Rad Laboratories

Adam Walker  - NFL Super Bowl Champion, CEO of Summit Container

Event Date / Time - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  • 8:00 a.m. Session Open
  • 9:30 a.m. Session Close

Event Location

San Diego Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101

Event Registration Information

Attend the conference and mega-session. Special CSCMP-SFRT rate offer: $995 (regular CSCMP member rate - $1895). Contact Michele Carroll for discount registration code at

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