Program

June 2, 2014

12:00 pm

Manufacturing Leadership Spring Council Meeting Registration

An invitation-only closed-door meeting for members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council and executive guests, this year’s session will bring together some of the best minds in manufacturing to debate today’s critical issues and set the Council’s agenda for the next 12 months. The meeting takes place on June 2-3, 2014 and is by invitation. The meeting precedes the 10th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 3-5.

7:00 pm

Council Dinner and Networking Reception

Manufacturing Leadership Council members and executive guests

June 3, 2014

7:00 am

VIP Golf Tournament or Beach & Water Sports

12:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm

Manufacturing Leadership Council Meeting

4:30 pm

VIP Tour of the Marketplace

Council Members receive a sneak peak at the Summit’s innovative technology providers, and introductions by our analyst team.

5:30 pm

‘Round the World Opening Reception

All participants will kick off our 10th annual Summit in style! This popular annual networking event is an opportunity to connect and get to know your fellow delegates prior to the start of the program on Wednesday.

Manufacturing Leadership Summit

June 4, 2014

6:30 am

Early Risers Run/Walk or Yoga

Jump start your first day at the Summit with a little exercise, all while getting to know your fellow participants. Choose from a morning run/walk led by a Manufacturing Leadership representative or a 45-minute yoga session led by a certified instructor.

7:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:05 am

What Will Your Company Look Like in 2030?

The convergence of globalization, new technologies, new production methods, and new organizational models has fundamentally changed the landscape of how manufacturers build things and how your companies are run. How can leaders respond to the opportunities and challenges this convergence presents?

  • David R. Brousell

    Global Vice President and Editorial Director, Manufacturing Leadership

8:30 am

Reinventing Industry: Merging Advanced Manufacturing and the Industrial Internet

New waves of technological innovation are transforming global industry by meshing the physical and digital worlds, introducing new processes and materials, and connecting workers, supply chains, and distribution channels in new ways. Learn how these trends are redefining the future of work and driving economic growth and new opportunities.

Keynote Speaker
  • Marco Annunziata

    Chief Economist and Executive Director, Global Market Insights, General Electric

9:00 am

Are You Ready for Radical Change?

Additive/3D manufacturing, new software modeling tools, and crowd funding will fundamentally change innovation and production in the manufacturing industry. Hear how these disruptive technologies and trends can benefit your business today and in the years ahead.

 

Keynote Speaker

9:30 am

Adding “STEAM” to STEM to Prepare the Workforce of Tomorrow

The emphasis in our educational system has long been on STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But Art, Design and Creativity will transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the 20th century. Learn how some colleges and universities are promoting STEAM over STEM as a way to foment the next Industrial Revolution.

Keynote Speaker

10:00 am

Think Tanks: Disruptive Technologies & Trends

This series of concurrent Thinks Tanks on disruptive technologies and trends will enable you to engage in a deep dive, interactive discussion on how to take advantage of these developments in your organization.

  • Beyond Connectivity: The New Wave of Intelligent Applications
    Co-hosted by AT&T
  • Enterprise Social Networking: Fostering Corporate-wide Collaboration
    Co-hosted by APRISO, a part of Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Brand
  • The Industrial Revolution
    Co-hosted by Autodesk
  • The Internet of Things
    Co-hosted by Cisco Systems
  • Preparing for Tomorrow’s Workforce Today
    Co-hosted by Lexmark

11:00 am

Technology Briefing Sessions: Meet the Innovators

These highly targeted, one-to-one meetings will allow you to uncover new opportunities to achieve growth, improve efficiency and bring new products to market faster.

12:30 pm

Food For Thought: Roundtable Lunch Discussions

Dine and dish with industry experts—practitioners and solution providers will host a menu of discussions around pressing industry issues. (The list of roundtable topics to choose from will be available when you arrive at the Summit.)

1:30 pm

Can the Government Accelerate the Revitalization of Manufacturing?

In September 2012, America Makes (the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute) was launched as the first of 15 government- and industry-funded technology “accelerators” charged with revitalizing U.S. manufacturing. Hear an exclusive progress report on this important partnership between government and industry and its plans for the future.

Keynote Speaker
  • Ralph Resnick

    President and Executive Director, NCDMM
    Founding Director, America Makes

2:00 pm

Manufacturing Leadership Award Presentations

Lessons from selected winners of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards. What do these innovations mean for your future?

Presenters to be announced.

3:00 pm

Rapid Fire Networking and Refreshment Break

3:30 pm

Technology Viewpoint

Speaker to be announced.

4:00 pm

Beyond Gender: Women in Leadership Roles

More manufacturing companies are being started or led by women than ever before, radically altering the landscape of industry leadership and opportunity for both genders. Learn how career development, leadership and communication skills—and cutting-edge ways of running organizations will affect your business—and the entire industry.

Moderator
  • Allison Grealis

    Director, Women in Manufacturing, Precision Metalforming Association (PMA

Panelists

5:00 pm

Cocktails & Conversation

Cocktails, conversation, hors d’oeuvres and fun!

June 5, 2014

6:30 am

Early Risers Run/Walk or Yoga

The second day of the Summit also starts with your choice of a group run/walk or 45-minute yoga session.

7:30 am

Networking Breakfast

8:30 am

A New Beginning at General Motors

GM is reinventing itself as a customer-focused, technology-driven company dedicated to designing, building, and selling the world’s best cars. With a new CEO at the helm, GM is focused on putting the customer at the center of every decision—from the very decision to build a vehicle to every decision thereafter. Hear what the changes mean in how GM designs, engineers, and builds its vehicles for the global market.

Keynote Speaker
  • Cathy Clegg

    Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering, General Motors

9:00 am

How Breakthrough Materials Speed Time to Market

As a leader in the discipline of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), QuesTek has developed and commercialized breakthrough materials and alloys being used in demanding applications. Learn about the vast potential of ICME and the opportunities to accelerate the implementation and manufacturing of new, breakthrough materials via innovation partnerships.

Keynote Speaker

9:30 am

The New Craftsman: Lessons from the Luxury Fashion Industry

Re-defining the visual and formal language of design, Francis Bitonti Studio uses a blend of computer-driven techniques and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to realize what has been called by the press “alien” objects and spaces. Experience how the integration of new technologies in computational design, construction, and manufacturing not only defines the future of luxury design, but also points the way for other industry sectors.

Keynote Speaker

10:00 am

How the “Big Four” Technologies Will Reshape Manufacturing

How will the technology trends of today—cloud, big data, mobile and social—play out in the years ahead? Learn how these trends can be leveraged to advance the business of manufacturing and create both customer and shareholder value.

Moderator
  • Paul Tate

    Research Director and Executive Editor, Manufacturing Leadership

Panelists
  • Ravi Pandit

    Chairman and Group CEO, KPIT Technologies Ltd.

  • Arnav Anand

    Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Coleman Fung Institute of Engineering Leadership, University of California, Berkeley
    CEO, Resolution Tube Inc.

10:45 am

Technology Briefing Sessions: Meet the Innovators

These highly targeted, one-to-one meetings will allow you to uncover new opportunities to achieve growth, improve efficiency and bring new products to market faster.

12:15 pm

Food For Thought: Roundtable Lunch Discussions

Dine and dish with industry experts—practitioners and solution providers will host a menu of discussions around pressing industry issues. (The list of roundtable topics to choose from will be available when you arrive at the Summit.)

1:15 pm

The Re-shoring Debate: More Nuanced Than Meets the Eye?

An increasing number of big name manufacturers are bringing manufacturing operations back to the U.S. as the costs and complexities of operations overseas rise. But the question of where to build your products is neither black nor white. Hear about the key strategic factors involved in deciding where to locate production facilities today—and in the years ahead.

Moderator
  • Jeff Moad

    Research Director and Executive Editor, Manufacturing Leadership

Panelists
  • Brian Bowers

    Chief Operating Officer, MityLite

  • Ron Tarter

    SVP and General Manager, East Coast Operations, Flextronics

2:00 pm

Manufacturing Leadership Award Presentations

Lessons from selected winners of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards. What do these innovations mean for your future?

3:00 pm

Technology Viewpoint

Speaker to be announced.

3:30 pm

Rapid Fire Networking and Refreshment Break

4:30 pm

Will You Survive—and Thrive—in 2030?

Top winners of the Manufacturing Leadership Awards over the past 10 years of the program will share their insights on the future of manufacturing. Gather insights on the future of production, how companies will be organized, the meaning of leadership, how organizations will be staffed, how innovation will be managed, and where advanced technology will take the industry in the years ahead.

Moderator
  • David R. Brousell

    Global Vice President and Editorial Director, Manufacturing Leadership

Panelists
  • John M. Gercak

    VP, IT, Industrial Sector, Manufacturing Center of Excellence, Eaton Corp.

  • Brad Heath

    CEO, VirTex Enterprises, LP

  • Bob MacIntosh

    President and CEO, Nicolet Plastics, Inc.

  • Terry Smith

    Senior Vice President, Lion Vallen Industries

7:00 pm

The 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala & Presentation

The annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. All Summit participants are invited to join us as we honor the 2014 winners at our 10th Annual black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony.

Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala & Presentation

10:30 pm

ML Awards Post Party