ISRI2024: The Inside Track on the Executive Management and Leadership Track

Feb 26, 2024, 15:50 PM
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In April, members and vendors from across the recycled materials industry will gather for the largest industry event in the world. ISRI2024 is not only the place to be for unlimited networking opportunities, but it is also known for its strategic and unmatched educational tracks. ISRI2024 consists of seven specialized, educational tracks that offer something for everyone.

The Executive Management Leadership Track 4 focuses on issues for executive team leaders, who work in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), change management, conflict resolution, problem solving and leading innovation.

Audience: Executive team, human resources (HR), and finance tam members

From Visionaries to Leaders. Breaking Barriers in the Recycled Materials Industry
Hosted by ISRI’s Women in Recycling Council
Tuesday, April 16, 3:45 – 5 p.m.

In recent years, the essential role of women in the recycled materials industry has gained increased visibility, leading to more opportunities for female leaders. This shift increases diversity and creates equal opportunities, both of which are vital to the future growth and success of our industry. This session will highlight and celebrate the success of women in the recycled materials industry who have broken barriers as leaders and visionaries and discuss how to maintain momentum for future generations.

Artificial Intelligence in the Recycled Materials Industry
Hosted by ISRI’s Young Executives Council
Wednesday, April 17, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Having a platform that aligns with current times in the recycled materials industry is a game changer – but that’s just the beginning. In the near future, cutting edge artificial intelligence (AI) innovations will help you work smarter, faster and more profitably than ever before. Learn how businesses are adopting new technologies like large language models (LLMs), computer vision (CV) and more to improve productivity, cut costs, and improve worker safety. Participants will hear from leading AI consultants on the work they have done to revolutionize core workflows at companies from five to 500 employees. The panel will feature AI company experts who are leaders in foundational image processing models, computer vision trends in applying technology to worker safety and ergonomics, as well as AI consultants who work for institutions ranging from private equity to education. Panelists will share case studies on how their respective work in AI has transformed analogous industries, such as manufacturing and logistics, and lessons learned through the processes.

Moderator: Drake Hougo, Co-Founder + CEO, ReMatter
Speakers: Sid Grover, Managing Partner, Canterbury Lane; Josh Singer, Eigen Consulting; Dennis Xu, Co-Founder, Mem Labs

Eco-Innovation: Next-Gen Technologies in Recycling
Thursday, April 18, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Technological advancements are exponentially increasing in the recycled materials industry. This session’s purpose is to inform participants of existing technology and what is coming tomorrow to help advance and grow businesses. Through examination of disruptive technology, software technology and AI, industry experts will discuss what is available today and what the future holds for the recycled materials industry. Panelists will examine knowledge needed to catch up and prepare for what is on the horizon.

Moderator: Jennifer Betts, CEO, Recycled Media
Speakers: Blake Gordon, GM – Digital Trading, Georgia-Pacific Recycling; Evan J. Schwartz, Chief Enterprise Architect; AMCS Group

Emotional Intelligence: Why it Matters
Thursday, April 18, 2 – 3:15 p.m.

An emotional intelligence (EQ) workshop is designed to help individuals develop their emotional intelligence skills. Course objectives are to define emotions and EQ to distinguish emotional intelligence from other forms of intelligence and to list its criticality in work, life and relationships. Through the course, participants will learn to raise personal awareness and develop self-motivation, productivity, commitment to profession, confidence and flexibility, empathy and communication skills. Attendees will delve into how to introduce teams to the subject of emotional intelligence by identifying Daniel Goleman’s five pillars of self-awareness, self-management, empathy communication skills and group dynamics. Learn to identify personal emotions in a self-awareness exercise and harness useful feelings. Discover how to hire emotionally intelligent team members.

Speaker: Judy Ferraro, Shapiro Metals

Register today for ISRI2024, taking place April 15-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada and take advantage of unparalleled knowledge presented by leading experts.

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