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2019 Omaha Vistage Executive Summit

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:15 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. CDT

Event Overview

Change is happening faster than ever.
Make sure you have every advantage.

In our fast-paced world of high-speed technology, few businesses can afford a lax approach to change. High-performing companies are quick, nimble and ready to pounce. They incorporate progressive practices, the latest resources and timely information. They can see around the curves and past their blind spots. They’re not the followers. They are the pacesetters.

And they do not get there on their own.

Join your greater Vistage family and peers to rev up the energy
and kick up your drive at this year’s Vistage Executive Summit.

What is the Vistage Executive Summit?

A powerful event that brings together your peers and Chairs from across the region for a day of learning, inspiration and connection. It’s a day designed to put you on the fast track to more effective leadership, increased performance and better results.

You can count on:

You’ll come away with keen insights, broadened perspectives, practical tips to implement immediately, and mind racing possibilities.

Event Speakers

Alex Chausovsky

Director of Speaking Services, ITR Economics

Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making

Make the right decisions, at the right time. This engaging, informative presentation will provide ITR's views of what to expect from the economy in 2019 and beyond, covering such topics as industry and consumer trends, business-to-business activity, tax reform, trade, inflation, interest rates and more.

Learn a method by which your company can take advantage of its own data, to make better-informed decisions based on the economic environment. Using rate-of-change calculations, find out how to identify where you are in your business cycle, and which key leading indicators should guide your business strategy. Leave with:

  • Clear, practical, actionable advice based on the current economic environment.
  • Understanding of the impact of government policy on the economy.
  • Inflation and interest rate expectations.

Greg Banning

Head of Commercial Sales, Marketo

POP²: A cultural leadership journey in establishing a world-class organization

Building the right culture. It’s the single most important thing a leader can do for their business. The right culture inspires passion. Ownership. Pride. It’s based on principles everyone can embrace and embody. Does your organization have POP²? Do your employees take ownership and use discretionary effort to advance the cause of the company? Are your people producing work full of pride? In his presentation, Greg Banning will share how to inspire POP² to elevate your company culture. Leave prepared to empower your team to achieve the goals and aspirations of your organization.

Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Vistage Research perspective: Preparing for prosperity

As the economic slowdown moderates, now is the time for CEOs to prepare for the next wave of growth. Learn what the latest data from Vistage reveals about top-performing CEOs' big decisions, major investments and the critical decision factors that fuel growth and will prepare their organization to capitalize on the rising business cycle in the year ahead.


Scott Conference Center

7:15 - 9:15 AM
Registration | Breakfast | Marketplace

7:45 - 8:45 AM
Morning Sessions
  • Do you have 20/20 IT Vizion?
  • Vistage Talent Strategies Network
  • Vistage Family Business Network

  • 8:45 - 9:15 AM

    9:15 - 9:45 AM
    General Session | Networking Activity

    9:45 - 10:15 AM
    Joe Galvin CEO decision factors: 2019 and beyond

    10:15 – 10:35 AM
    Member Award Winners Spotlight

    10:35 - 11:05 AM

    11:05 - 12:15 PM
    Alex Chausovsky Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision making

    12:15 - 1:45 PM
    Lunch | Afternoon Sessions
  • SUCCESS – Where planning and opportunity meet

  • 1:45 - 3:00 PM
    Greg Banning POP²: A cultural leadership journey in establishing a world-class organization

    3:00 - 3:10 PM
    Summary Remarks

    3:10 - 4:10 PM

    Breakout sessions

    7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Morning Session | Do you have 20/20 IT Vizion?

    Presenter: Joel Rourke & Rusty Holiday , Director of Sales & Sr. Sales Engineer, DataVizion

    If you could start all over today, what would you do? Join the experts from DataVizion in a discussion around zero-based thinking towards IT. Learn the essential strategies for using IT to accomplish your vision for 2020.
    • Answers to the question: is your IT in the basement or the boardroom?
    • The key differences between Consuming vs Transforming IT
    • Learn how to ensure monitoring is providing you a 360 degree view for success
    • Cutting-edge tips on Digital Transformation and how to be prepared

    7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Morning Session | Networking discussion hosted by the Vistage Talent Strategies Network

    A strengthened ability to hire, retain, engage and manage talent — as an integral part of your business strategy — will give your organization a competitive edge.  Join us for a morning networking discussion to connect with local leaders to share what you are doing to manage the talent in your company, and learn about others’ talent strategies. Forge valuable connections and share insights with peers who speak your language. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Start the conversation now: Join the Talent Strategies Network.

    7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Morning Session | Networking discussion hosted by the Family Business Network

    Family businesses are incredibly gratifying — and challenging. Join like-minded family business leaders from around the region who understand the ins and outs of family businesses. Make valuable new connections and share insights. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Start the conversation now: Join the Family Business Network.

    12:15 - 1:45 PM

    Afternoon Session | SUCCESS – Where planning and opportunity meet

    Presenter: An executive from Bank of America Private Bank

    Whether the event is planned, unplanned or a matter of chance, the time to prepare your company, and yourself, for a change in ownership is now. Succession planning does not begin when you’ve chosen which path to forge; or when that path has been chosen for you. Rather, these activities should be an ongoing part of running your business. There are steps you can take now to be better prepared for when you decide to step away from your company. This session will provide:
    • A framework for recognizing the wide-range of constituents who have a stake in the disposition of your company
    • Insights on the market for private businesses, exit options, and how each relates to your personal priorities
    • Actions you can take today to help prepare your company, and you, for that future event



    Scott Conference Center
    6450 Pine Street
    Omaha, NE
    Get on the fast track to better decisions, quicker results and increased success.