Monday, September 16

 
 

3:15 PM – 6:00 PM

mHUB FACTORY TOUR & OPENING RECEPTION

Join us for a tour of the mHUB facilities. (Roundtrip transportation provided from Ace Hotel.) Please meet at Ace Hotel at 3:15pm to board the bus to mHUB, which is a very short ride away.

mHUB ensures that the Midwestern manufacturing industry continues to accelerate, grow, and thrive. It is the nation's largest and fastest-growing innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing.

At 4:30pm, we will kick off the Opening Reception at the Ace Hotel rooftop for some great networking and to set the tone for this year’s event.

  • Ace Hotel is located at 311 N. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607

 

Tuesday, September 17

 
 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

 

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

WELCOME REMARKS

Stephen Gold, President and CEO, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (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 Editor at Large at Medium, 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.

STEVE LEVINE Editor at Large at Medium, Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council, and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University

STEVE LEVINE
Editor at Large at Medium, Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council, and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University

 
 

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

AI’s Role in Accelerating Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

With Machine Learning and AI taking a key role in creating what many are calling the next industrial revolution, what areas can the technology impact transformation? In this session you will hear two unique operational business cases for machine learning & AI in manufacturing:

  • Intelligent Supply Chain in Manufacturing: Hear from Dan Happel, Supply Chain Director at Clover Technologies as he explains how leveraging AI created value and improved inventory, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations as well as pioneering a community focused, “AI for Good” effort in partnership with Microsoft.

  • AI Vision Technology for Improved Quality and Production Efficiencies: Stephen Welch, VP of Data Science at leading Microsoft partner Mariner will discuss the rise of deep learning, and share two manufacturing quality examples where, using deep learning techniques improved visual inspection performance by 25X over previously deployed solutions.

To learn more about machine learning, AI and other key enablers of digital transformation for manufacturing, be sure to visit the Microsoft kiosk during Demos & Desserts.

DAN HAPPEL Supply Chain Director, Clover Technologies Group

DAN HAPPEL
Supply Chain Director, Clover Technologies Group

STEPHEN WELCH Vice President, Data Science, Mariner

STEPHEN WELCH
Vice President, Data Science, Mariner

 
 

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

BREAK

 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

ED Talks

ED Talks are short, dynamic discussions to address the most critical issues facing manufacturing leaders. (Thanks to TED for the format idea!)


11:15 AM – 11:35 AM
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, President and CEO, and Susan Sweeney, President, GGB Division, 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.

MARVIN RILEY President and CEO, EnPro Industries

MARVIN RILEY
President and CEO, EnPro Industries

SUSAN SWEENEY President, GGB Division, EnPro Industries

SUSAN SWEENEY
President, GGB Division, EnPro Industries

 

11:35 AM – 11:55 AM
Talk 2 / The Business Impact of Drugs

With the recent state-by-state changes to marijuana laws and the ongoing opioid epidemic, navigating the do’s and don'ts of employee hiring, retention, and safety is a complicated and risky business. Todd Penney, Associate General Counsel at Crown Equipment, will use a scenario approach to delve deeper into the complex legal and business realities facing leaders.

TODD PENNEY Associate General Counsel, Crown Equipment

TODD PENNEY
Associate General Counsel, Crown Equipment

 

11:55 AM – 12:15 PM
TALK 3 /
Drive Growth with Advanced Manufacturing

YAZIN AKKAWI Founder and Principal, MSTQ

YAZIN AKKAWI
Founder and Principal, MSTQ

 
 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

LUNCH

 

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Manufacturing Gets Digital: Value Capture in the Smart Factory

Manufacturers face an expanding array of new capabilities and use cases to manage production-related resources, physical assets, and schedules, yet they may not know how to best leverage these to derive value. Learn how companies can advance along a maturity curve through smart factory investments, moving from maximizing the performance of individual assets (e.g., machinery) to operating a connected factory network. Understand what tangible value to expect from specific smart factory initiatives, including common challenges and risks along the journey. Paul Wellener and Ben Dollar from Deloitte Consulting LLP, will explain how to fully realize the value of a smart factory with new insights from industry research, conducted in collaboration with MAPI, to help you unlock efficiencies, drive growth, and get digital.

BEN DOLLAR Principal, Global Supply Chain, Deloitte Consulting LLP

BEN DOLLAR
Principal, Global Supply Chain, Deloitte Consulting LLP

PAUL WELLENER Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP

PAUL WELLENER
Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP

 
 

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Demos & Desserts

Get hands-on with some of the latest technologies transforming manufacturing.

 

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Startups Leading Manufacturing Innovation

Launched in 2016, mHUB fosters connections between Chicago-area manufacturers, university researchers, and the entrepreneurial community of investors eager to support new opportunities. Hear from mHUB’s Chief Experience Officer Melissa Lederer, about the thriving manufacturing community. Lederer will also moderate a discussion with Laura Frerichs, Research Park Director at the University of Illinois, and Saikat Dey, Co-Founder and CEO at Guardhat.

SAIKAT DEY Co-Founder & CEO, Guardhat

SAIKAT DEY
Co-Founder & CEO, Guardhat

LAURA FRERICHS Research Park Director, University of Illinois

LAURA FRERICHS
Research Park Director, University of Illinois

MELISSA LEDERER Chief Experience Officer, mHUB

MELISSA LEDERER
Chief Experience Officer, mHUB

 
 

4:00 PM – 4:45 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.

CAL NEWPORT Author,  Digital Minimalism ,  Deep Work , and  So Good They Can’t Ignore You

CAL NEWPORT
Author, Digital Minimalism, Deep Work, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You

 
 

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Wednesday, September 18

 
 

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Doors Open and Light Breakfast

 

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

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

Jay Kaplan, CEO and Co-founder of Synack, asserts that “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.”

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.

JAY KAPLAN CEO and Co-founder, Synack

JAY KAPLAN
CEO and Co-founder, Synack

 
 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

ED Talks

ED Talks are short, dynamic discussions to address the most critical issues facing manufacturing leaders. (Thanks to TED for the format idea!)

9:45 AM – 10:05 AM
Talk 1 / Jumpstart Your Digital Enterprise Evolution

There is a lot of discussion these days about why to become a more digital enterprise, but little about how to begin and what matters most along the way. In this session, Raj Batra, President, Digital Industries, Siemens USA, will pull from Siemens customer experiences and propose a set of best practices for manufacturers as they move from exploration into action.

RAJ BATRA President, Digital Industries, Siemens USA

RAJ BATRA
President, Digital Industries, Siemens USA

 

10:05 AM – 10:25 AM
TALK 2 /
Blockchain and Industry 4.0

The impact of blockchain technology in Industry 4.0 continues to grow. Hear from Timothy Abbott, Manager, Digital Transformation Technology, at Moog Inc., to learn how the company is currently working on the use of blockchain technology to solve some of the challenges that will arise in this 4th industrial age.

TIMOTHY ABBOTT Manager, Digital Transformation Technology, Moog Inc.

TIMOTHY ABBOTT
Manager, Digital Transformation Technology, Moog Inc.

 

10:25 AM – 10:45 AM
Talk 3 / Embracing Risk to Advance Your Career

The risk/reward equation is a key contributor to career progression—especially when a candidate doesn’t come from central casting. Former U.S. Navy officer and corporate CEO JoAnna Sohovich tells the story of her strategic approach to welcoming risk in a way that contributes to career advancement to achieve one’s ultimate goals. Listen to her story of embracing risks and navigating a career as a woman in the military, manufacturing, and technology worlds.

JOANNA SOHOVICH CEO of The Chamberlain Group, Inc.

JOANNA SOHOVICH
CEO of The Chamberlain Group, Inc.

 
 

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

BREAK

 

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

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.

DR. GARY BERTOLINE Dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute

DR. GARY BERTOLINE
Dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute

 
 

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

LUNCH

 

12:45 PM – 1:30 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. Rob Atkinson, President, and Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, and the MAPI Foundation will share the latest research and a new perspective on managing workforce transformation in the age of AI.

ROB ATKINSON President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

ROB ATKINSON
President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

STEPHEN EZELL Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

STEPHEN EZELL
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

 
 

1:30 PM – 2:30 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.

JAMES HATCH Former member of the Naval Special Warfare Development group, and author,  Touching the Dragon: And Other Techniques for Surviving Life’s Wars

JAMES HATCH
Former member of the Naval Special Warfare Development group, and author, Touching the Dragon: And Other Techniques for Surviving Life’s Wars

CHRISTIAN D’ANDREA Filmmaker and author,  Touching the Dragon: And Other Techniques for Surviving Life’s Wars

CHRISTIAN D’ANDREA
Filmmaker and author, Touching the Dragon: And Other Techniques for Surviving Life’s Wars

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