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Girish Rishi of Blue Yonder to keynote virtual season kickoff of the Economic Club of Phoenix, hosted by ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business

CEO of Blue Yonder Girish Rishi

Girish Rishi, CEO of Blue Yonder.

September 02, 2020

The Economic Club of Phoenix is ready to open up its 2020–21 season entirely online with keynote speaker Girish Rishi, CEO of Blue Yonder, formerly JDA Software. 

While the Economic Club of Phoenix will be virtual for the first time, the series, now in its 36th season, will provide the exclusive executive insights it’s known for on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. MST on Zoom. Tickets are available for $50. 

Rishi was appointed CEO of Blue Yonder in January 2017. Under his leadership, the company launched a portfolio on the cloud that utilizes machine learning and insights from the intelligent edge — allowing clients to forecast demand and supply, fulfill into omni-channels, and effectively plan their workforce — vastly expanded its ecosystem of partners and geographical coverage, redefined its core values (becoming a Glassdoor Best Place to Work in the process), and navigated a 2020 rebrand from its previous name, JDA Software.

An avid reader, traveler and self-described recovering product manager, Rishi leverages the experience he gained in product development and go-to-market while leading Motorola’s Enterprise division, Symbol Technologies’ EMEA operations, and Tyco International’s retail solutions business and North America services business.

This event also features a bonus Economic Minute speaker Dennis Hoffman, director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, who will provide updates on the evolving economic situations impacting the Phoenix metro area and beyond.

Visit to register, or contact the Economic Club of Phoenix team at 480-727-0596 for more information about this and other upcoming events.

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