America on the Move: Transportation and Infrastructure for the 21st Century

National Summit, February 26-27, 2014


AN INITIATIVE TO ADVANCE U.S. COMPETITIVENESS​

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As of February 13 and subject to change
Includes Post-Summit Conversations February 28

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014

4:00pm |  REGISTRATION begins, exhibits open
SPANGLER MEREDITH rOOM

Opening Plenary: America on the Runway

5:00 – 7:00 pm  |  Open to Summit participants and the Harvard community 
SPANGLER AUDITORIUM

Where is America leading? Where is America falling behind? What are the considerations and constraints for enterprises and communities? What are the opportunities for innovators?
 

WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS, AND GUIDING THEMES:

Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School; Summit Chair

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Hon. Rodney Slater, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
View from the turn of the twenty-first century

Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School
Why U.S. Competitiveness in a Global World?

Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman & CEO, General Electric Company
Transportation, infrastructure, U.S. competitiveness, and global companies

Hon. Karen Gordon Mills, former Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Meeting the needs of entrepreneurs and small business

Dr. Patrick Gallagher, performing the duties of the Deputy Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. commerce and competitiveness

MODERATORS:

Professors Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Jan Rivkin, Harvard Business School


RECEPTION AND TOURS OF DISPLAYS
7:00 – 7:45 pm  |  Open to Summit participants only
SPANGLER MEREDITH ROOM


DINNER
7:45 – 9:00 pm  |  Open to Summit participants only
SPANGLER WILLIAMS ROOM

    Professor Michael Porter, Harvard Business School
    Professor Jan Rivkin, Harvard Business School
    Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School
     

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014

COATS AND LUGGAGE SHOULD BE LEFT IN SPANGLER WILLIAMS ROOM A, IN THE SECURE CHECKROOM (THERE IS NO ROOM FOR LUGGAGE IN ALDRICH)

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
7:40 – 8:15 am, with additional registration
OUTSIDE ALDRICH 112


PLENARY:  WHAT MOVES U.S.
8:15 – 9:50 am
ALDRICH 112

The view from major carriers: How globally competitive are industry sectors, and the U.S. transportation system as a whole?  What are the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for the 3Rs – repair, renewal, reinvention – for industries in the transportation sector, and for intermodal connectivity? Where are there opportunities for improvement in cost efficiency, customer/user satisfaction, safety, and sustainability? What do industry players need to improve effectiveness and performance? 

THEMES AND GOALS:

Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Richard Anderson, CEO, Delta Air Lines
The state of the air

Michael Ward, Chairman & CEO, CSX
How rail stays on track

Charles W. Moorman, Chairman, Norfolk Southern     
Public-private partnerships to improve the system 

DISCUSSANTS:

Hon. Jane Garvey, former Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
Hon. Bill Graves, former Governor of Kansas; President, American Trucking Association
David Siegel, CEO, Frontier Airlines
Benito Minicucci, VP and COO, Alaska Airlines  

OPEN DISCUSSION: ALL PARTICIPANTS 

MODERATOR:

Professor John Quelch, Harvard Business School

PLENARY: THE POWER AND POTENTIAL OF DIGITAL NETWORKS
10:10 – 11:35 am 
ALDRICH 112

Can technology make transportation and infrastructure "smarter?" Will wireless networks run everything? Will vehicles control themselves? Will Big Data reinvent systems?  What is needed to realize potential? Is technology a U.S. strength?  Is there sufficient capacity for future demands?  Is the U.S. using its own innovations? 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Lowell McAdam, Chairman & CEO, Verizon Communications
Mobility – what faster networks can contribute

Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer, General Motors
Digital networks and vehicles of the future 

Hon. Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Advanced transportation technology: Space to Earth
 

DISCUSSANTS:

Professor Daniela Rus, Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT
Guruduth Banavar, Vice President, Cognitive Computing, IBM
David Kenny, CEO, The Weather Company
Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

OPEN DISCUSSION: ALL PARTICIPANTS 

MODERATOR:
Professor Willy Shih, Harvard Business School
 
 

LUNCH - MOVING TOWARD USERS
11:45 am – 12:55 pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 
Gerald Storch, former Chairman/CEO Toys R Us; Chairman/CEO, Storch Advisors
User wish lists - getting goods to destinations

Hon. Manny Diaz, former Mayor, City of Miami; former President, National Conference of Mayors
Hon. Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor, City of Gary, Indiana
Hon. Stephen Goldsmith, former Mayor, City of Indianapolis, former Deputy Mayor, City of New York
User wish lists - getting people to and through cities

CONCURRENT SESSIONS ON USERS – WHOM THE SYSTEM MUST SERVE
1:05 – 2:20 pm 

SESSION A: GETTING THE GOODS 
1:05 - 2:20 pm
Aldrich 110

In moving goods to customers and consumers – from shippers to retailers, across the supply chain – what works well, what doesn't? How smoothly do parts of the system connect?  Where are the PPBs (pain points and bottlenecks) with respect to global movement of goods (import-export) and local access? What are the needs and the trends? What should change to facilitate getting goods to market? What is high on priority wish lists? 

SPEAKERS:

Laura Sen, CEO, BJ's Wholesale Clubs
Chris Sultemeier, Executive VP for Logistics, Walmart
Bill Logue, President & CEO, FedEx Freight
Ann Drake, CEO, DSC-Logistics

DISCUSSANTS:

Don Ralph, Senior VP for Supply Chain & Logistics, Staples 
Tay Yoshitani, CEO, Port of Seattle

FACILITATED DISCUSSION: TOP ITEMS ON WISH LISTS 

MODERATOR:

Professor Janice Hammond, Harvard Business School   

SESSION B: RETHINKING CITIES - MOBILITY AS OPPORTUNITY 
1:05 - 2:20 pm
Aldrich 111

Cities and metropolitan regions are transportation hubs – airports, ports, inter-city-rail, and intra-city modes. How are cities and regions repairing, renewing, reinventing infrastructure for the twenty-first century? Are they ensuring competitive conditions for businesses, and opportunities for people to find/get to jobs and enjoy high quality of life?  Are there new models for mobility within cities (e.g., car or bicycle sharing)?  Are there new sources of leadership and leadership models? What is high on the priority wish lists? 

SPEAKERS:

Stephen Koch, Deputy Mayor, City of Chicago
Beverly Scott, General Manager, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Scott Griffith, Strategic Advisor and former CEO, Zipcar
Michael Lewis, President, American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials; Director, Rhode Island Department of Transportation
Brad Markell, Executive Director, AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council
Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard Kennedy School 

DISCUSSANTS:

Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Harvard Law School
Anita Hairston, Director, PolicyLink: Convener, Equity Caucus at Transportation for America 

FACILITATED DISCUSSION: TOP ITEMS ON WISH LISTS 

MODERATOR:

Professor Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School
 

PLENARY: FINDING THE MONEY
2:30 – 3:55 pm 
ALDRICH 112

Wish list reports from previous sessions 

Paying for the wishes 

EXPERTS:

Hon. David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General
Christopher Beall, Partner, Highstar Capital; Board Member, AMTRAK
David Kiley, Senior VP, Piper Jaffray
Joseph Aiello, Partner and Board Member, Meridiam Infrastructure Managers
Professor José Gómez-Ibáñez, Harvard Kennedy School 

PUBLIC AUTHORIZERS:

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
 
MODERATOR:

Professor Benjamin Esty, Harvard Business School 

PRIORITIES POLL
 

CLOSING PLENARY: CALL TO ACTION
4:05 – 5:30 pm 
ALDRICH 112

Prioritizing and acting: are there consensus ideas? Does the U.S. have the political will?  What are the opportunities and barriers to action? What is the role of business, government, labor, civic and industry organizations in making the case and taking next steps? Where are the potential collisions? What do movers and shakers want from others?  What are the new leadership imperatives? 

AMERICA ON THE MOVE CALL TO ACTION:

Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Hon. Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation 
Government - public priorities, innovations 
 

Thomas Donohue, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Business - transportation and infrastructure priorities

Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO 
Labor - jobs and the infrastrucure agenda
   

OPEN DISCUSSION


MODERATOR:

Professor David Moss, Harvard Business School 

POST-SUMMIT RECEPTION
HOSTED BY THE HARVARD ADVANCED LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
5:45 - 8:15 pm  
SPANGLER WILLIAMS ROOM AND MEREDITH ROOM

Refreshments

Light dinner

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Hon. Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator (D-MA)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014

post-summit conversations
HOSTED BY THE HARVARD ADVANCED LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
ALDRICH 112

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:00 - 8:30am
OUTSIDE ALDRICH 112

REFLECTIONS ON THE SUMMIT: KEY OPPORTUNITIES AND THE CHANGE PROCESS

8:30 - 9:45am
ALDRICH 112

International Panel of Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellows

MODERATORS:

Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School
Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School

BREAK
9:45 - 10:05am

SUSTAINABILITY: ADDING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

10:05 - 11:10am
ALDRICH 112

INTERACTIVE CASE DISCUSSION/PRESENTATION: 

Professor Rebecca Henderson, Harvard Business Schol 

BREAK
11:10 - 11:30am: box lunches for Summit and ALI participants

FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER: CONVERSATION WITH SENATOR MIKULSKI

11:30 - 1:15pm
Open to the Harvard community
ALDRICH 112

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS:

Hon. Barbara A. Mikulski, United States Senator (D-MD), Chair, Senate Appropriations Committee
      In conversation with Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, HBS

Getting things done in Washington, transportation/infrastructure and other priorities, women's leadership in the United States Senate and beyond

BREAK
1:30 - 1:50pm

CLOSING DIALOGUE: EXERCISING ADVANCED LEADERSHIP – WHO WILL DO THE WORK AND HOW

1:50 - 3:00pm
ALDRICH 112

Wrap-up comments, open discussion, lessons and takeaways from all participants

DISCUSSION LEADERS AND COMMENTATORS:

Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School
Hon. Rodney Slater, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Harvard Law School