We are grateful to the below sponsors who have helped make this conference possible.


The UPS Foundation is the charitable arm of the United Parcel Service. It is committed to making a lasting difference through hands-on, community based service.

Distance Learning and Professional Education (DLPE) is an academic and service unit at Georgia Tech providing innovative, comprehensive education and training. DLPE is comprised of the following sub-units: Distance Learning, the Professional Master’s Degree Program, Professional Education, the Language Institute, and the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. The short courses, customized training, certificate programs, and master’s degrees offered through DLPE give participants a world-class learning experience that promotes professional and personal success.


Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) is an international group of agencies established in Europe, North America and South Asia to complement the provision of emergency relief, principally in the developing world.

Kuehne + Nagel delivers integrated solutions across the supply chain that turn companies’ logistics challenges into real competitive advantages.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.

Established originally as a Program at Georgia Tech in 1924, becoming a School in 1945, the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) is the largest academic program of its kind in the United States. With nearly 60 tenure-track faculty, ISyE is able to support not only a broad spectrum of academic concentrations but, importantly, several that have achieved world-class rank.

The College of Engineering (COE) at Georgia Tech steers the creation and application of new knowledge that is rapidly infused into our curricula; and a liberal education that integrates engineering, the life sciences, and the humanities in an increasingly technological world.

The Health Systems Institute was created in 2005 as a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary initiative based at Georgia Tech and Emory University. HSI brings together the expertise of many disciplines at Georgia Tech and Emory to enable the development and implementation of novel interdisciplinary and collaborative research, education, and outreach programs to transform healthcare delivery systems.

The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) at Georgia Tech provides global leadership for research and education in supply chain engineering.


At the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, we are creating the social and scientific computing breakthroughs that are revolutionizing life in the real-world. By doing this, the College cultivates tomorrow’s leaders and sets the agenda for the future of technology and improving how we live, work and play.