Opening Keynote: Jim Carroll
The Future Belongs to Those Who are Fast!
September 25, 2017 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jim Carroll | Futurist, Trends and Innovation Expert
Are you ready for the new world of manufacturing? Collapsing product lifecycle. Mass customization. Digitization, robotics and the cloud. Design based on crowd thinking. Build-to-demand, as opposed to build-to-inventory, business models. The role of the Internet of Things (IoT) in product innovation as well as manufacturing process innovation. Spatial innovation with advanced manufacturing robotics. New materials and substances that allow for change in product development. Rapid prototyping, sketch to scale, and agility-based business models.
While the popular media and opportunistic politicians portray a picture of a sector in crisis, smart manufacturing executives are furiously busy with innovation, reinventing their capabilities, processes and business models using advanced ideas, materials, methodologies and technologies.
The reality of manufacturing today is that there is a big opportunity that comes from aligning to fast paced trends. What a time for innovation, opportunity and for insight that really puts all of these trends into perspective…
Futurist Jim Carroll will kick off CMTS 2017 with his insight and predictions about the current and future opportunities in the world of manufacturing.
Day 2 Keynote: Kirk Rogers
The Future of Additive In Manufacturing
September 26, 2017 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Kirk Rogers, Ph.D. | Technology Leader, GE Center for Additive Technology Advancement
Find out how AM is evolving to produce functional results. Kirk shares how GE Additive is pushing the limits of manufacturing using AM. He will discuss how AM modalities such as fused deposition modeling, laser powder bed fusion and hybrid manufacturing are changing the economics of manufacturing. He will further touch on how AM is impacting design, materials, production, and servicing across industries from aerospace, power and automobile to medical, architectural, and consumer applications with some real-world examples from GE.
Day 3 Keynote: Humera Malik
Deep Dive into Automation & Artificial Intelligence
September 27, 2017 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Humera Malik | CEO, Canvass Analytics
As the high-tech and manufacturing worlds merge—with artificial intelligence and machine learning seen as driving forces—automation is creating new opportunities to drive new levels of efficiency across the entire supply chain for manufacturers.
Automation goes far beyond control systems, diving deeper into operational data to unlock new insights from massive operational data sets that are starting to emerge. The shift towards automation is being driven by artificial intelligence, which gives manufacturers the ability to automate the data science process in order to gain deeper insights from their operational data, in turn driving significant innovation and value creation potential across the entire supply chain.
Attend this session to learn how Fortune 5000 manufacturers are introducing automation into their plants, and the short-term and long-term benefits of this technology.