Meg Whitman, former President and CEO of eBay, discussed the difficulties of managing innovation across large organizations ― and what leaders need to know to foster an environment where good ideas are cultivated, developed and executed during JDA’s annual conference in Orlando this week. During the conference she also will discuss the importance of looking outside traditional avenues to put organizations on the path to sustainable growth.
JDA Software Group’s FOCUS 2011 drew nearly 2,000 attendees to Orlando, Florida this week. FOCUS 2011 is featuring more than 200 sessions with speakers from companies including Dell, eBay, Lowe’s Companies and Meijer, among others.
Centered on the theme “Anticipate And Deliver Your Promise,” FOCUS 2011 was kicked off with a keynote from President and CEO Hamish Brewer who presented a “state of the company” address, outlining JDA’s vision for the future as “The Supply Chain Company.” Brewer discussed JDA’s growth strategy to position itself as an end-to-end supply chain solutions provider, with offerings that range from the manufacturer to the retail shelf.