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Girish Rishi of Blue Yonder to keynote virtual season kickoff of the Economic Club of Phoenix, hosted by ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business


September 2, 2020

The Economic Club of Phoenix is ready to open up its 2020–21 season entirely online with keynote speaker Girish Rishi, CEO of Blue Yonder, formerly JDA Software. 

While the Economic Club of Phoenix will be virtual for the first time, the series, now in its 36th season, will provide the exclusive executive insights it’s known for on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. MST on Zoom. Tickets are available for $50.  CEO of Blue Yonder Girish Rishi Girish Rishi, CEO of Blue Yonder. Download Full Image

Rishi was appointed CEO of Blue Yonder in January 2017. Under his leadership, the company launched a portfolio on the cloud that utilizes machine learning and insights from the intelligent edge — allowing clients to forecast demand and supply, fulfill into omni-channels, and effectively plan their workforce — vastly expanded its ecosystem of partners and geographical coverage, redefined its core values (becoming a Glassdoor Best Place to Work in the process), and navigated a 2020 rebrand from its previous name, JDA Software.

An avid reader, traveler and self-described recovering product manager, Rishi leverages the experience he gained in product development and go-to-market while leading Motorola’s Enterprise division, Symbol Technologies’ EMEA operations, and Tyco International’s retail solutions business and North America services business.

This event also features a bonus Economic Minute speaker Dennis Hoffman, director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, who will provide updates on the evolving economic situations impacting the Phoenix metro area and beyond.

Visit econclubphx.org to register, or contact the Economic Club of Phoenix team at 480-727-0596 for more information about this and other upcoming events.

Shay Moser

Managing Editor, W. P. Carey School of Business

480-965-3963

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The Economic Club of Phoenix, hosted by the W. P. Carey School of Business, announces 2020–21 virtual speaker lineup


September 2, 2020

The Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series — hosted by Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business — is celebrating its 36th anniversary and has become the preeminent Arizona forum for the exchange of ideas about business and the economy. 

New this season, audiences from everywhere are invited to attend the club’s virtual events to hear from major names leading world-renowned organizations through uncertain times.  Woman at home on computer petting her dog Download Full Image

Senior executives from across industries — from supply chain platform Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software) to commercial manufacturing group Carlisle Companies to real estate solutions provider Offerpad — are among those slated to speak during the new Economic Club of Phoenix season. 

“I believe this is an extraordinary opportunity for the Economic Club of Phoenix to extend its speaker series to everyone in the business community,” said Amy Hillman, dean of Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. “This is a time when leaders need to step up and offer insights from their experience, and share what they’re learning and implementing to keep their companies ahead of the curve. I’m excited to welcome these executives to ECP in our new virtual format, and to hear lessons they’ve learned at their organizations.”

ECP 2020–21 virtual speaker lineup: 

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

September Economic Club of Phoenix featuring Girish Rishi, CEO of Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software).

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

2020 Executive of the Year honoring Christian Koch, president and CEO of Carlisle Companies Inc. (rescheduled from spring 2020).

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

Spirit of Enterprise Award celebrating Jerry Coleman, co-founder and former co-CEO of Offerpad.

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

57th annual ASU/PNC Bank Economic Forecast Luncheon featuring:

  • Keynote address by the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Mary C. Daly.
  • Outlook for the business sector by the senior economic adviser for the PNC Financial Services Group Stuart G. Hoffman.
  • Outlook for the global and national economy by W. P. Carey Professor of Economics Bart Hobijn.
  • Outlook for the regional and metro economy by W. P. Carey Research Professor of Economics Lee McPheters, who is the director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021

January ECP featuring David Roberts, president and CEO of Verra Mobility.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

2021 Executive of the Year honoring Sheryl Palmer, chairman and CEO of Taylor Morrison Home Corp. 

Additional 2021 events will be announced as details are finalized. These virtual events run from noon to 1 p.m. MST, live on Zoom. The 57th annual ASU/PNC Bank Economic Forecast Luncheon is scheduled from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MST.

For more information about the Economic Club of Phoenix or to register for an upcoming virtual event, visit econclubphx.org or call 480-727-0596.

Shay Moser

Managing Editor, W. P. Carey School of Business

480-965-3963