Consumer is king, says Bacardi CEO

Suc­cessful com­pa­nies com­bine product per­for­mance with con­sumer insights to build brand loy­alty, according to Edward Shirley, pres­i­dent and CEO of Bac­ardi Lim­ited, who spoke on Wednesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum.

Innovation key to improving patient care, access

Larry J. Merlo, pres­i­dent and CEO of CVS Care­mark, said on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum that the chal­lenges pre­sented by America’s rapidly evolving health­care land­scape will require novel solutions—particularly those rooted in pharmacy.

Why IT decisions will make or break businesses

EMC Cor­po­ra­tion Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Tucci said Friday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum that busi­nesses’ future suc­cess will be increas­ingly defined by how they inno­vate and take advan­tage of oppor­tu­ni­ties pre­sented by infor­ma­tion technology’s transformation.

CEO puts the ‘care’ in brand power

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder and CEO of Care​.com, shared her entre­pre­neurial journey and the crit­ical com­po­nents of building a strong brand on Wednesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum.

The economic power of outsourcing

The CEO of the world’s largest food ser­vice com­pany said at Northeastern’s first CEO Break­fast in London that out­sourcing could save coun­tries bil­lion of dol­lars a year.

Not just America runs on Dunkin’

Nigel Travis, chief exec­u­tive officer of Dunkin’ Brands and pres­i­dent of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., dis­cussed how glob­al­iza­tion has pre­sented great oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges for his com­pany at the North­eastern CEO Break­fast Forum on Thursday.

A pipeline to successful business

Joseph Petrowski, CEO of Cum­ber­land Farms Gulf Oil Group, said at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum on Tuesday that suc­cessful com­pa­nies adapt and listen to their customers.