Tuesday, September 17
8:00 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
AI’s Role in Accelerating Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
Microsoft will share how manufacturers are using artificial intelligence to enhance product quality and improve production efficiencies. The session will include building an AI strategy, critical questions to answer before implementing AI, and making AI a reality for your organization.
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
ED Talks are short, dynamic discussions that address the most critical issues to manufacturing leaders. (Thanks to TED for the format idea!) If you are up to delivering dynamic that delivers value in approximately 15 minutes, we want to hear from you.
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, 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.
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.
11:55 AM – 12:15 PM
TALK 3 / TBD
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
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. Deloitte 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.
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
The Social Hour with Demos
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Startups Leading Manufacturing Innovation
Launched in 2016, mHUB fosters connections between Chicago-area manufacturers, university researchers, the entrepreneurial community of investors eager to support new opportunities. Hear mHUB’s CEO and Co-Founder Haven Allen discuss the thriving manufacturing community, and moderate a panel of leading startups discussing the newest opportunities for the manufacturing community.
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.
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM