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Alan Amling keynote speaker

Alan Amling

    • Thought leader on harnessing digital disruption for success
    • Helped drive innovation over a 27-year career with UPS
    • Distinguished Fellow at The University of Tennessee and CEO of advisory firm Thrive and Advance LLC
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Alan Amling Speaker Biography

Alan Amling is a TED speaker and thought leader on harnessing digital disruption for success. Alan helped drive innovation over a 27-year career with UPS and is currently a Distinguished Fellow at The University of Tennessee and CEO of advisory firm Thrive and Advance LLC. He also serves as an advisor for Airflow.aero, Deliver-EZ, the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, and the NextGen Supply Chain Conference. He researches, invests, advises, and speaks on innovation in manufacturing and logistics and how firms can recognize and thrive in disruption.

At Tennessee, Alan teaches strategy and technology courses in the Master of Supply Chain program. His research focuses on Industry 4.0 technology applications and the eCommerce-driven transformation of the supply chain. His first book, Organizational Velocity, will be released on March 16th.

Alan’s latest role at UPS was VP Corporate Strategy, where he helped revitalize UPS innovation and venture capital programs for the digital economy. He moved into this role after serving as VP of Marketing for UPS Global Logistics & Distribution.

Alan holds a Ph.D. in Management from Kennesaw State University, an MBA from Indiana University, and a BA in business and psychology from Lewis & Clark College.

War, Weather, and Wuhan: Understanding the Changing World Order of Trade

Global supply chains are under attack. Geo-political conflicts, sustainability challenges, and a pandemic have ushered in the largest transformation of global supply chains in the last 50 years. At the same time, information-empowered consumers are demanding more…and getting it. In this timely presentation, Dr. Amling puts these changes into context and outlines what businesses can do today to thrive in the disruption ahead. Packed with first-hand stories, practical examples, and pragmatic takeaways, this presentation is always a crowd-pleaser.

Organizational Velocity: Turbocharge Your Business to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Change is not new; the speed and breadth of change are new. Fueled by the connecting and thinking technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, new companies with new business models have been displacing incumbents at an unprecedented pace. Why? With all the well-documented lessons from victims of disruption—books and seminars espousing the latest remedies—and consulting firms standing at the ready, corporate failures should be going down, not up. Right?

This talk brings the insights from Alan’s 2022 book Organizational Velocity to life. The critical learnings from corporate, startup, and military leaders, coupled with Alan’s experience in the trenches, are distilled into stories, examples, and practical advice to enable incumbent firms to thrive in disruption. The audience leaves understanding the hidden sources of friction holding them back and the pragmatic steps they can take with their teams to unleash new growth potential.

When Pigs Fly: Staying Ahead of Change When the Impossible Becomes Possible

This update of my 2015 TED Talk focuses on how the convergence of technologies underlying industries has removed longstanding structural and industry barriers, allowing entirely new business models to flourish.

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