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

Leadership Sponsors

    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.

    The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)*, the Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Management, Sciences, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top ten public universities in the United States.


      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.

      Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) takes responsibility for improving the quality of life of our 45,000 employees, their families, and the communities in which we live and work. Our commitment extends beyond the contributions we make to solve difficult problems through science and technology. We are committed to using our time and resources to support our people, enrich our communities, and protect our environment.

      SAIC helps public health organizations to preserve, protect, and promote population health. We apply our expertise in disease surveillance systems development, epidemiology, emergency planning, training and disaster recovery to support public health stakeholders in facilitating early detection and quick response to emerging disease outbreaks.

      SAIC also provides many logistics and product support offerings to government agencies and commercial markets, including supply chain management, logistics integration, and logistics systems and technology.

      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 Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE) within the Georgia Tech College of Management is an interdisciplinary institute that encourages values-based leadership and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Through workshops, coursework, grants, and IMPACT lectures, the ILE empowers members of our community to take the economical, social and environmental impacts of their actions into consideration when making everyday business decisions. Bringing together students, researchers, business leaders, social proprietors, and other members of the global community, ILE’s activities generate a unique and powerful synergy that stimulates change at the core-level.

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

      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 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.


        Northrop Grumman provides the Global Health Community rapid access to technology and science to strengthen practice, promote health, prevent disease, and prepare for and respond to adverse health events. As a trusted integrator of advanced health solutions, including health and benefits systems management and information security, the company’s services span the public health, healthcare and life sciences domains, and include cutting-edge information exchange for electronic health records, Web-enabled workflow processing and large-scale information management.

        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.