by Alexa Cheater

Ben Massie from @Lenovo talking transitioning from #survivalmode to #leadership mode at #GartnerSCC. pic.twitter.com/TXmFojVBHZ

— Alexa Cheater (@Alexa_Cheater) May 13, 2019

“Stand up if you know what it’s like to live through an acquisition, or if you’ve experienced a crisis at your company at some point in time.” That was how Ben Massie, Vice President of E2E Supply Chain Execution at Lenovo, kicked off his presentation at the 2019 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Nearly everyone in the room was standing—myself included.

Massie’s story centered on his journey from IBM to Lenovo during the