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Rochester | Virtual Sessions

Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. CDT

Event Overview


To bring timely, actionable data and insights, the Vistage Executive Summit will be presented as live, online Virtual Sessions with keynote speakers.

These are unprecedented times. Now more than ever, leverage the resources and support of the Vistage community to lead the way — together. The coronavirus precludes the event from meeting in person this year. Join us for a unique Summit experience from the comfort and safety of your own home.
This online event is an opportunity to:

  • Gain targeted insights and data about current events — and learn what it all means for your business.
  • Get informed to lead with confidence.
  • Step back for a morning and re-energize.
  • Be empowered by community. You are not in this alone!

Lead the way together

The Vistage Executive Summit | Virtual Sessions are access to targeted insights, data and tools from sources you can trust, on the issues keeping you up at night. Highlights of the program will include:

  • A market economic update with opportunity for Q&A.
  • Vistage Research sharing insights to rethink 2020 priorities through a coronavirus crisis lens.
  • A carefully selected speaker providing thought leadership pertinent to your top concerns.

Event Speakers

Scott Klososky

Founder, TriCorps Technologies

The technology integration of humanity

The impact of technology over the next 50 years will be staggering. Technology is systematically integrating more and more into our lives, and as this happens, the HUMALOGY® balance is shifting. This presentation will examine how different the economy will be when implantable devices, autonomous robotics, the Internet of Things, and massive rivers of data come together to reshape daily life. The technology integration of man will have both positive and negative effects. There will be winners and losers. This presentation will help you expand your thinking to position your organization for success.

Connor Lokar2020

Program Economist, ITR Economics

Guidance in an uncertain economy

Never has it been more critical for you to have clear, impartial and data-driven perspective on how factors such as COVID-19 and oil price volatility will impact the economy moving forward, and what you should be doing in response. This session from ITR Economics will help you determine the best course of action for the most important part of the economy — you and your business. ITR will cut through the noise to present its expectation of the human and business impact of these black swan events. Additionally they will:

    1. Look at a system of leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and markets.
    2. Present the outlook for the market segments most important to your industry.
    3. Assess interest rate and other financial market trends, including the latest information on stock market performance.
    4. Consider your 3, 5 and 7-year planning needs, and talk about preparing for challenges and opportunities in the 2020s.

Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Vistage Research perspective: Managing the coronavirus crisis

The dramatic and sudden onset of the coronavirus crisis has changed the trajectory of growth for every business. With circumstances changing daily, this “Black Swan” event has disrupted every CEO’s strategic plan for 2020. The duration of this health crisis will determine the depth of the financial crisis; learn new perspectives that help you rethink priorities for 2020 through a coronavirus crisis lens.


9:00 - 9:10 AM
Welcome remarks

9:10 - 10:10 AM
Connor Lokar, Guidance in an uncertain economy

10:10 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:00 AM
Joe Galvin, Vistage Research perspective: Managing the coronavirus crisis

11:00 - 12:00 PM
Scott Klososky, The technology integration of humanity

12:00 - 12:20 PM
Transition | Break

12:20 - 1:20 PM
Breakout Session: Mike Ross, Navigating through a pandemic

Register here for the breakout.