Thought Leadership Panel: Your Game Plan for 2021

Tuesday, February 23 | 10:00 am ET


Brent Petty

Chief Relationships Officer, Bluegrass Business Media

Diane Garrett

Senior Sourcing Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Sam Jacques

VP, Clinical Engineering, McLaren Healthcare

Jill Pearsall

SVP, Texas Children's Hospital

Healthcare leaders faced unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As healthcare leaders prepare to manage and mitigate a similar set of unique challenges in 2021, developing a strong game plan is key to success this year. Join Brent Petty as he hosts Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Senior Sourcing Officer, Diane Garrett, McLaren Healthcare’s VP of Clinical Engineering, Sam Jacques, and Texas Children’s Hospital’s SVP, Jill Pearsall, for the 2021 ACE Summit Thought Leadership Panel. During this engaging discussion, the panelists will share some of the major learnings from 2020 and offer insight into the priorities healthcare leaders should focus on in 2021.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare capital equipment and facilities.
  2. Identify three major learnings from 2020.
  3. Explain the key priorities in healthcare facilities and capital equipment for success in 2021.
  4. Develop a game plan of priorities to focus on this year.

Executive Leadership Keynote: Impact of COVID-19 on Your Team

Wednesday, February 24 | 10:00 am ET

Rob Perez

Entrepreneur and Investor in People

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us in many ways. We had to adapt both personally and professionally. For countless individuals who struggle with addiction and mental illness, the pandemic has been particularly difficult, resulting in over 40 states seeing an increase in opioid overdoses and alcohol use in 2020. Unchecked, these trends are likely to lead to an even more dramatic increase in the number of people who struggle with drug addiction and alcoholism for many years after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

As we move on from a difficult year, leaders are faced with an increasingly important question: how to care for coworkers in a world impacted and marred by COVID. In the Executive Leadership Keynote, Rob Perez, Entrepreneur and Investor in People, will share how we can overcome the barriers to supporting and helping coworkers.

Join us as Rob Perez shares the inspiring story of his work with DV8 Kitchen, a business that supports second-chance employment opportunities. Rob’s work with DV8 Kitchen has brought him full circle in his journey and taught him many lessons in how to provide a lifetime of hope and assist others to deviate from their lifestyle.

Inspirational Keynote: Fighting Through Adversity

Wednesday, March 3 | 1:00 pm ET

Kyle Maynard

Motivational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, And Award-Winning Extreme Athlete

For many of us, 2020 offered challenges like we have never experienced. We thought we were in control of our lives to only find out adversity comes at us in the most unexpected ways. Kyle Maynard will share his story of learning to fight through adversity to achieve dreams you never thought possible and how to take control of your life’s story that is still waiting to be written.

Oprah Winfrey called Kyle “one of the most inspiring young men you will ever hear about.” Arnold Schwarzenegger described him as “the real deal,” “a champion human,” and “one of the most inspiring people” he’s ever met. Even the great Wayne Gretzky has spoken of Kyle’s “greatness.”

Despite being born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, that has left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on, and with the support of his family, to live life independently and without prosthetics. Kyle thrives on physical challenges and following a few rough, middle school football seasons, he went on to become a champion wrestler, CrossFit Certified Instructor and gym owner, competitive MMA/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, world record setting weightlifter, and skilled mountaineer.

He will share with us how he became the first quadruple amputee to climb – actually bear crawl – the 19,340 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics. Upon his return, Kyle won his second ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability.

Kyle has appeared as a guest on Good Morning AmericaThe Early ShowThe Oprah Winfrey ShowLarry King Live, ABC's 20/20, and his story has been featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter, HBO's Real Sports, and CNN’s Great Big Story, as well as other countless television shows and editorials.

Professional Development Keynote: Taking Care of Yourself

Thursday, March 4 | 10:00 am ET

Quint Tatro

 Managing Director, Joule Financial, Commentator, CNBC, Host, DIY Money, and Professor of Finance, University of Kentucky

Are you setting goals for yourself, your family, and your team? If you are setting goals, are they financial, personal, spiritual, or other types? Do you find yourself forced to deal with your parents’ financial situation? Are you trying to make sense of the tax implications from all the recent federal legislation dealing with COVID-19?

Quint Tatro is a nationally recognized investment professional that works with individuals throughout the United States and a regular commentator on CNBC. Since January 2019, his DIY Money podcasts, where he takes a passionate look at everything, have become one of the fastest-growing podcasts on Spotify.

Quint will share with us his views on where the markets are going, what you should be doing with your money, how to help others as they navigate investing in 2021, and how to have important talks with family and coworkers about a topic many folks put-off, finances.

Investing in yourself, your family, and your teams on both a financial and professional development basis is vitally important for your wellbeing and continued success. Quint will offer his insights on a range of topics and take your questions on issues most impacting you during this ACE Professional Development Keynote.