*Subject to change

Tuesday, May 22

5:30 PM–8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 23

8:00 AM–8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15 AM–9:15 AM

Opening Keynote: How to Get Ahead of Disruptive Technology Now

  • Mike Steep, Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities

Today global manufacturers face more disruptive technology than ever before. How to transform such potentially crippling disruption into an opportunity? Drawing on decades of experience driving innovation and leading operations at companies including Apple and Microsoft, Mike Steep will share valuable strategies on how to leverage emerging technology into bottom line business opportunities. Working and learning in the presence of industry legends including David Packard, Bill Gates, and Satya Nadella, Mike has witnessed first-hand some of the greatest breakthroughs and transformations within organizations and entire industries. From his years of experience, Mike will reveal the processes companies can use to transform disruptive technology into exponential opportunity.

9:15 AM–10:00 AM

Executive Hot Seat: Lessons Learned with Digitalization

10:00 AM–10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM–11:30 AM


According to a MAPI survey of manufacturing division presidents, 68% of manufacturing divisions do not have a digital strategy that combines digital technologies and physical resources in new ways to create value.


Digital Supply Networks

Digitalizing the Customer Experience

11:30 AM–1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

What Global Businesses Need to Know About Cyber and International Security

2:00 PM–3:00 PM


In 2016, 39% of all cyber attacks were against the manufacturing sector, up from 33% the year before, with breaches costing between $1 million and $10 million, according to Warwick Ashford in's “Manufacturing a key target for cyber attacks“ on August 11, 2017.


Unearthing Hidden Risks in Your M&A Pipeline

Risky Business: Digitalization, 3D Printing, and Autonomous Vehicles

Digitalization provides an enormous opportunity for manufacturers to leapfrog slower moving competitors. As firms race to digitalize to their products, however, many are not paying close enough attention to the risks associated with data and digitalization. For example, only 55% of companies that use sensors, smart products, or mobile apps currently encrypt the data. In this session, Dave Carlson will demonstrate how adopting discipline around data can generate a strategic advantage when it comes to risk agility and resilience. The discussion will provide insights into how digitalization has created enormous opportunities, but also fast-evolving risks for companies and their supply chains. We’ll investigate why the sharing economy has broader risk implications for manufacturing than many might suspect, and provide observations on how manufacturers can use data to drive smarter decision making when it comes to risk.

3:00 PM–3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM– 4:30 PM


By 2020, there is likely to be a worldwide shortage of approximately 40 million high-skill workers and 45 million medium-skill workers, according to an article in Fortune, “How US companies can fill the skills gap.”


The Impact of the Drug Epidemic on Manufacturing

Who is the Right Leader for Your Digital Transformation? 

4:30 PM–5:30 PM

Keynote: Eliminating Us Versus Them Dynamics in Business Leadership

  • Shayne Hughes, President, Culture Change Partner, and Senior Facilitator, Learning as Leadership, and co-author of Ego-Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits That Hijack Your Business

Whether in a global corporation or privately owned business, individuals and teams expend a great deal of time and energy focusing on their colleagues’ behaviors and intentions. Such dysfunctional dynamics between leaders – complete with judging, quarrels, and departmental competition – often hijack an organization, overshadowing its most pressing business goals. Drawing from his experience at Learning as Leadership and his book, Developing Talent for Organizational Results, Shayne explores the most disruptive cultural tendency in organizations today: the silos and in-fighting that undermine collaboration and contribute to workplace stress. His unique insight reveals why employees are chronically drawn into anti-collaborative behaviors despite their best intentions – and how to eliminate “us vs. them” dynamics.

5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Networking Reception

Thursday, May 24

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

The Digital Enterprise

Scaling Edges: A Pragmatic Pathway to Organizational Transformation 

9:00 AM–10:00 AM

10:00 AM–10:45 AM

Closing Keynote: The Future of Manufacturing: Scenes from 2027 

  • Amy Webb, Futurist and Founder of the Future Today Institute

Emerging technologies are disrupting manufacturing and being used to design a better future for the industry. In this mind-bending closing session, Amy will offer a provocative series of snapshots from manufacturing’s near and far future. What will factories look like? How will businesses interact? Will sophisticated algorithms and artificially intelligent systems replace the relationships we have with other humans? How can you prepare yourself and your business for what’s next in a world of constant disruption? Amy will contextualize manufacturing trends and explain how they fit into a more holistic vision of the future – and explain how scenarios will unfold by 2027.

10:45 AM–11:00 AM

Closing Remarks