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MANUFACTURING IN 2030: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

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Manufacturing in 2030 Agenda

Please note that all times listed are in CST.

8:45 a.m. CST – Welcome

Jay Timmons
President and CEO
National Association of Manufacturers

9:00 a.m. CST – Opening Remarks

David R. Brousell 
Co-Founder 
Manufacturing Leadership Council 

9:15 a.m. CST – Megatrends: The World in 2030

Dr. Mauro F. Guillen 
Dean, Cambridge Judge Business School 
Professional Fellow
, Queens College 
Author of “2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything” 

What are the megatrends that will drive business, markets, work, society, and economies by the end of the decade?

10:00 a.m. CST – Panel: Manufacturing 2030 and Beyond

Moderator: David R. Brousell, Co-Founder, Manufacturing Leadership Council

Panelists:

  • Dr. Detlef Zuhlke, Honorary Board Member, SmartFactory-KL; retired Professor for Industrial Automation / TU Kaiserslautern; Member, MLC Board of Governors
  • Dr. Jim Davis, Vice Provost, Information Technology and Chief Academic Technology Officer, UCLA; Member, MLC Board of Governors
  • Stephan Biller, CEO and Founder, Advanced Manufacturing International

10:45 a.m. CST – Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. CST – The Next Transformative Technologies: Redefining Possible

Dr. Stefanie Tompkins 
Director 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 

What technologies are being worked on today that could influence the future of manufacturing? DARPA, which for more than 60 years has made pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security, is working on a host of future capabilities that could impact manufacturing in the years ahead. Among them are AI, quantum sensing and computing, microelectronics, and even bioengineered systems. This session will provide insight into relevant DARPA programs and how they can help the U.S. continue to lead the world in driving innovation.

11:30 a.m. CST – Beyond Operations: Digital Business Transformation for the Enterprise

Felipe Bezamat 
Head of Advanced Manufacturing Industry, Strategy & Operations 
World Economic Forum 

With manufacturing operations serving as a role model, what are the opportunities and challenges for digitizing the entire value chain of the manufacturing enterprise and, in the process, creating new business models for the future?

12:00 p.m. CST – Break in Virtual Content for Lunch

1:30 p.m. CST – Panel: Future Visions from the Front Lines

Moderator: Paul Tate
Co-Founding Executive Editor & Senior Content Director
Manufacturing Leadership Council 

Panelists:

  • Doug Bayer, Global Senior Director, Manufacturing Innovation and Capability, Procter & Gamble (4 Lighthouse awards)
  • Brian Peters, Chief Marketing Officer, Protolabs (one of latest 2021 Lighthouse award winners)
  • Paul Mefford, Senior Director, Strategic Projects and Change Management in Operations, Dow

What do Lighthouse award-winning executives envision as the next dimension of value for their businesses in 2030?

2:15 p.m. CST – Panel: The Workforce of the Future: A New Era of Human/Digital Collaboration

Moderator: David Brousell
Co-Founder
Manufacturing Leadership Council 

Panelists:

  • Dr. Julie Shah, Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Paul Wellener, Vice Chair, US Industrial Products & Construction, Deloitte
  • Gardner Carrick, Vice President, Strategic Initiative, Manufacturing Institute

By 2030, digital competencies will empower the workforce. How should manufacturers plan their skills inventories and how should workers expect to interact with AI, robots, and other digital technologies?

3:00 p.m. CST – Sustainability and The Circular Economy

Rebecca Teeters
Supply Chain, Lean Six Sigma & Manufacturing Director
3M

In conversation with:
Dr. John Banovetz
Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Environmental Responsibility; Senior Vice President, Innovation and Stewardship
3M

Is this the next big opportunity for manufacturing? How will industrial sustainability initiatives and Net Zero decarbonization targets define and drive operational strategies by 2030?

3:30 p.m. CST – Refreshment Break

3:50 p.m. CST – The Future Manufacturing Leader

Barbara Steel
Managing Director | People Advisory Services
Ernst & Young (EY)

What talents, traits, and behaviors will manufacturing leaders need to succeed in 2030?

Manufacturing in 2030 Speakers

JohnBanovetz
DougBayer
Felipe
StephanBilller
DavidBrousell
PenelopeBrown
GardnerCarrick
JimDavis
GUILLENMauro
PaulMefford
BrianPeters
JulieShah
BarbaraSteel
PaulTate
RebeccaTeeters
JayTimmons
Tompkins
Wellener
Zuehlke
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