David Steven Jacoby’s speeches directly address the defining issues of our time. Armed with extensive first-hand experiences from around the world and an encyclopedic knowledge of facts, we challenge embedded thinking about growth and progress, convenience, comfort, and quality of life, and distill the insights into an informed and compelling prescription for government policy, business management, and consumer engagement.
David Jacoby, President of Boston Strategies International, is the foremost authority on global development, industry, and trade, and a visionary whose message resonates with audiences worldwide. Nobody has the depth of international experience from a first-hand point of view and provide so many personal perspectives and anecdotes about the impact of industrial development on economic growth and societal development, based on his 30 years of professional consulting in over 40 countries. He has written five books: Trump, Trade and the End of Globalization (Praeger, 2018); From Bogota to Beijing: Development and Life After Globalization (Lexington Press, 2017); The High Cost of Low Prices: A Roadmap to Sustainable Prosperity (Business Expert Press, 2017); Optimal Supply Chain Management in Oil, Gas and Power Generation (PennWell, 2011); and The Guide to Supply Chain Management (Economist, 2009). Jacoby has over 30 years of management consulting experience, of which almost all has been international, which gives him a deep platform from which to speak with authority to business, economics, trade, and the development of society in various parts of the world. He has delivered over 300 speeches and publications on global supply chains, trade, growth, the environmental and social impact of industry, and economic topics such as the management of inflation, exchange rates, and prices. Formerly, he taught Operations Management at Boston University’s graduate school of business. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a Master’s in International Business from the Lauder Institute, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
- Targeting Progress Instead of Growth: GDP versus GPI
- Design for Recycling: From Bottles to Automobiles
- Smart Environmental and Social Policies for Global Business: From Concept to Practice
- Awareness Labeling: Sustainability Labels for Global Products and Services
- Regulating Toxicity: Setting Policies on Fracking, Leaching, and Persistent Waste
Bob Gahan, Vice President Strategic Customer Development Pharma at Kuehne + Nagel
David Jacoby is an industry leader who delivered our keynote address at the Health & Personal Care Logistics Conference, from his book “A Guide to Supply Chain Management” David’s depth of the topic, and ability to connect to the audience is truly outstanding.
St. Claire Gerald, CSCP
Forward thinking APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional
Not only is David Jacoby an accomplished speaker, but his knowledge of Logistics and Supply Chain Management is superb.
I have heard David speak numerous times on various topics and recently had the pleasure of having him present at our APICS NYC-LI Professional Development Meeting in New York where he was well received by our audience of supply chain and operations professionals.
Anyone can make the simple complicated. However, as a consultant to multinational companies on supply chain strategy and performance for over 20 years, David has the rare ability and creativity to make the complicated simple.
Kenneth B. Glasser, CPIM, C.P.M., Global Sourcing Manager at Axcelis Technologies
David Jacoby is one of the most knowledgeable supply chain professionals I have ever met! He had an amazing depth, in multiple facets of materials management, and had consistently contributed to the profession in many ways.
His keen insights and in-depth APICS and NESCON (New England Supply Chain Conference) presentations have always been highly rated, with attendees asking when he will do a return engagement.
It is always a pleasure dealing with Dave – one of the best in the business!
David has the ability to analyze complex problems and present solutions in a clear, concise, practical manner. His primary research is excellent and he has consistently added a welcomed level of sophistication to the field of supply chain management. I am currently using his new book in university level courses and it has been well received by my students.
Jeffrey Kearns, MBA, Sr. Business Analyst at Astra, Inc.
I highly recommend David for his expertise in strategy development involving global markets. David has provided professional development and training for APICS that allows members to gain “instant” value-adding information to return to their companies and use the very next day. His firm can work across such a diverse array of industries and deliver an insight based on incredible research capabilities and current knowledge of market conditions. If you haven’t heard him speak, you’re missing out on great experience.
Massimo Marchi, MBA, CSCP, CLSSS, PMP, CSM, General Manager at 3 Arrows Services, Inc. – Beretta Holding Group –
I have known David as a talented speaker in one of the many conferences he regularly attends. Since then, we have always been in touch and I worked with him and his team on different tasks. I also gave a minimal contribution to his recent book The Guide to Supply Chain Management, for The Economist which I would recommend as a very interesting reading to all SCM professionals. I believe that David is a top-level consultant with an outstanding capacity of synthesizing the complexity of the SCM body of knowledge while at the same time offering original perspectives. He has the right mix of academic background and hands-on experience to get the job done!
Greg Cornelius, CSCP, Global Supply Chain Management – Director, Strategic Supply Management at PAREXEL
David is a highly respected thought and practice leader in Supply chain management. He has consulted for over 20 years in Procurement, Transportation, Logistics, Manufacturing, Economics, and International Trade; and he is excellent at putting this acquired knowledge and functional experience to work solving complicated business issues. Having seen his work, heard his presentations, and read his white papers, I highly recommend him and Boston Strategies in solving your business challenges and or in developing your Supply Chain Strategy.
Christophe Poittevin, Sales Engagement Director
David Jacoby is a brilliant consultant with outstanding analytical capabilities applied to a long term vision of what matters. I’ve known him for more than 20 years and have seen how he shaped his company to become what it is today, a remarkable company that delivers differentiating value to its customers. I strongly recommend him and his company.
Selected Previous Speaking Engagements
- October 2017: Comparative Economics of Combined Cycle, Solar, Wind, Hydro, and Geothermal Power. University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
- April 2017: Market Outlook for Solar PV. SNEC Conference, Shanghai, China.
- October 2016: The Impact of Energy Prices on Logistics & the Global Supply Chain. Marlborough, MA, 2016 New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition
- May 2016: “Global Strategic Capital Project Management and Supply Chain Management in Oil and Gas Depression.” Keynote Presentation and related Workshop, China Sourcing Summit on Petroleum Equipment (CSSOPE), Beijing, China.
- April 2016: “Hydrocarbons Infrastructure in Mexico.” Moderator of a Panel Discussion. Second Mexico Gas Summit. San Antonio, USA. Produced by Industry Exchange LLC.
- June 2015: “Negotiating Skills for Deals That Benefit All Parties.” Workshop at the 3rd Annual Global Procurement and Supply Chain Management for the Oil and Gas Industry.” GFMI. Houston, USA.
- May 2014: “Negotiating Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs) and Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs)”. Workshop at 2nd Annual Contract Risk Management Forum for Oil & Gas. Sponsored by TBM Evolution. Berlin, Germany.
- May 2014: “Navigating and Optimizing the Supplier Certification Process at National and International Oil Companies.” Workshop at China Sourcing Summit on Petroleum Equipment (CSSOPE), Beijing, China.
- April 2014: “Pipeline and Oilfield Security Technologies: Global Benchmarks and State of the Art.” Workshop at the Fifth Colombia Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition. Bogota, Colombia.
- May 2013: “Optimal Supply Chain Management: The Global Supply Opportunity.” Speech to the China Sourcing Summit on Petroleum Equipment (CSSOPE), Beijing, China.
- April 2013. “Risk Management in Oil & Gas,” Procurement and Supply Chain Management Forum for Oil & Gas, produced by TBM Evolution, Berlin, Germany.
- November 2012: “Major Accident Prevention and Lessons Learned: A 4-Step Supply Chain Risk Audit Program.” Presentation to Trans Middle East, Manama, Bahrain.
- September 24-26th, 2012, London, Strategic Sourcing Workshop at 6th Annual Global Procurement and Supply Chain Management for the Oil and Gas Industry.
- January 25th, 2012, Rate Outlook Webcast, Logistics Management Magazine.
- October 24, 2011. “BRIC Plus: Uncovering Economic and Supply Chain Success in the New Emerging Economies,” 2011APICS International Conference & Expo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- September 26-28, 2011. 5th Annual Global Procurement and Supply Chain Management for the Oil and Gas Industry conference, Barcelona, Spain.
- May 4, 2011. “Global Trade Restrictions and Related Compliance Issues Pertaining to Oil and Gas Production Chemicals,” Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston Texas.
- October 10, 2010: TransOman Transport, Shipping, and Logistics Show, Muscat, Oman.
- October 5, 2010: “Protecting and Enhancing Energy Infrastructure Projects in the Middle East – Mitigating Project Risk and Safeguarding Investments, PowerGen Middle East, Doha, Qatar.
- September 20, 2010: “Value-Based Pricing in the Oil and Gas Supply Chain,” The OFS Portal LLC 8th Annual Fall Retreat, Houston, TX (USA).
- May 26, 2010: “Future Management Organization for Mediterranean Ports and the Maritime Sector,” 8th Mediterranean Logistics and Transport Forum, Barcelona, SPAIN. Click here to see a copy of the presentation speech.
- April 22, 2010: “Rails, Roads, Water and Air: Logistics, Inventory and Distribution,” Live Television Panel Discussion, Institute for Supply Management, Phoenix AZ.
- January 28-29, 2010: “Economic Outlook and Strategies for Success,” Motor, Drives & Automation Systems 2010, Orlando, Florida. Click here to see an excerpt of the presentation slides.
- January 20, 2010: “Managing Procurement for Total Supply Chain Value,” Purchasing Managers Association of Boston (PMAB), Executive Roundtable, Concord, Massachusetts.
- November 24, 2009: “Supply Chain: What’s it Worth?,” Fifth Trans Middle East Conference and Exhibition, Bahrain. Click here to see an excerpt of the presentation slides. Click here to see photos from the conference.
- October 27, 2009: “Supply Chain: The New Revenue Generator,” The Next Generation Supply Chain, Virtual Conference sponsored by the Supply Chain Management Review.
- April 4-6, 2009: Keynote Presentation, Supply Chain Management: Realizing the Potential, Third Annual Supply Chain Management Symposium, Hotel Meridien, Khobar, Saudi Arabia.