ManufacturED 2019 is all about transformation.

The global manufacturing marketplace is growing faster than ever. Hear from leading experts who are living transformation every day. We’re designing a program to discuss the many industry changes — artificial intelligence, customization, cyber risk, supply chain, talent acquisition, autonomous vehicles, global opportunities, and the future of manufacturing.

Get energized listening to our new ED Talks. Share real-world experiences as you network with other manufacturing leaders. Gain practical insights from your peers. Leave the event feeling inspired.

MAPI is transforming the Summit. Don’t miss out.

*Agenda subject to change


Monday, September 16


5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


Join us for the kick-off event to jumpstart ManufacturED 2019. Attendees always rave about the networking opportunities, and you don’t want to miss out. A behind-the-scenes tour, a night at a distillery — it could be anything. Stay tuned for more details.


Tuesday, September 17


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM



9:00 AM – 9:15 AM


  • Stephen Gold, President and CEO, MAPI


9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE: Designing the Future of Manufacturing

Exponential change in technology, uncertainty in supply chains, and unknowns in global trade are creating a fluid environment for manufacturing operations. Steve LeVine, the Future Editor at Axios, senior fellow at The Atlantic Council, and adjunct professor at Georgetown University will kick off ManufacturED 2019 with his view of what the future looks like for global manufacturers.


10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

MEDIA ROUNDTABLE: What Matters to Manufacturers Today


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM



11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

ED Talks

ED Talks are short, dynamic discussions that address the most critical issues to manufacturing leaders. (Thanks to TED for the format idea!) Our call for speakers is currently open. If you are up to delivering dynamic that delivers value in approximately 15 minutes, we want to hear from you.

TALK 1 / Culture as Strategy: The Dual Bottom Line to Create a Better Business

When attempting to change corporate culture, many companies target ways to improve the financial bottom line. EnPro Industries, a $1.3 billion global diversified manufacturer, has taken a different approach, developing a culture over the past decade that focuses on the dual bottom line of business growth and personal growth. In this ED Talk, Marvin Riley, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will explain why EnPro views the relationship between realizing human potential and organizational potential as complementary, not a trade-off. Marvin will discuss how his management team’s practice of ego-free leadership has created a more transparent and trusting environment that has led to more successful collaboration – and how this has helped build an “everyone culture,” where employee development is woven into the daily fabric of working life and the company’s operations.


12:30 PM – 1:45 PM



1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

What You Don’t Know About Cyber Risks, Directly from an Ethical Hacker

“Cybersecurity is an arms race with talent and technology at the helm – the side that employs the most advanced and intelligent resources will ultimately win,” according to Jay Kaplan, CEO and Co-founder of Synack.

Jay founded Synack after serving in multiple cyber-related capacities at the Department of Defense. In this session, he will address manufacturers’ biggest concerns and the unknown threats to their companies and critical infrastructure. As a hacker-turned-CEO, Jay will provide a unique perspective on how the adversary views your attack surface, and what businesses can do to stay ahead of the threat and minimize risk. He will share security best practices from Synack's crowd of ethical hackers.


2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

How Companies and Colleges Collaborate to Solve the Future Digital Talent Gap

Economic growth propelled and improved the human condition throughout history. Today we are in the midst of a cyber revolution, propelled by artificial intelligence, big data, automation, and robotics. The causes of economic growth were as much sociological as technological, with improved education the most important catalyst driving each industrial revolution wave. One of the most important institutions that are a pre-condition for growth are universities: a more evenly balanced education in collaboration with business and industry is required. Purdue University is leading this evolution in collaboration between companies and colleges. Dr. Gary Bertoline, dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, will provide insights in how modern universities can help play a critical role in ensuring a competitive manufacturing base and higher standards of living in the 21st century.


3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

The Social Hour with Demos


4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

In his 2016 bestseller, Deep Work, Georgetown professor Cal Newport argued that ability to focus is like a superpower in our current knowledge economy. In this talk, he'll make his case for focus and then offer concrete rules for how individuals and organizations can cultivate this increasingly valuable skill to gain a massive competitive advantage.


5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Wednesday, September 18


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Doors Open and Light Breakfast Options


9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

MORNING KEYNOTE: Autonomous Vehicles in Your Supply Chain: When Will the Hype Become the Status Quo?


9:45 AM – 10:45 AM


  • CASE STUDY 1: Truly Cutting-Edge Manufacturing at a Century-Old Company

  • CASE STUDY 2: Bribery and Corruption in the Supply Chain


10:45 AM – 11:15 AM



11:15 AM – 12:15 PM



12:15 PM – 1:15 PM



1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Building the Future of Work in the Age of AI: How New Jobs and Technologies Will Transform Manufacturing

Predictive maintenance, human-robot collaboration, and generative design are but a few recent applications of artificial intelligence reshaping manufacturing. Expectations continue to rise for AI to unlock elusive productivity gains. The demand for AI to drive a more productive future in manufacturing has significant implications for the workforce, including the automation and replacement of some workers as well as the need to upskill others. The MAPI Foundation will share its research and a new perspective on managing workforce transformation in the age of AI.


2:00 PM – 2:55 PM

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Nurturing Resilience

Manufacturing is an industry under transformation. Technologies, policies, analytics, world events, customer expectations, and automation are contributing to the rapid pace of change that has many manufacturers wondering if their organization will come through the evolution stronger than before. In Touching the Dragon: And Other Techniques for Surviving Life’s Wars, James Hatch brings us a lesson of personal resilience to inspire your journey. Along with co-author and filmmaker Christian D’Andrea, James shares his story of living life at a high frequency as a member of the Naval Special Warfare Development group when a devastating injury forced him to retire from the military. Ejected from the life he knew, and ashamed of what he thought were his failures, he struggled with alcoholism, depression, and suicidal thoughts. What saved him was a network of colleagues and strangers that equipped him with the tools he needed to survive, and eventually thrive. James’ journey through (and out of) darkness shows us the true meaning of leadership and teamwork. His story is helping people deal with crisis, challenge, and difficulty of all kinds, by allowing them to realize that they have resources that can help them persevere.


2:55 PM – 3:00 PM



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