Exponential Manufacturing Summit to Showcase Tech Advancing Automation
Kagan Pittman posted on April 20, 2017 | 1208 views

The second annual Exponential Manufacturing Summit will showcase the latest technologies in artificial intelligence, machine learning, bio-manufacturing, energy, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced robotics.

The event will also cover:

  • How new regulations from the Trump Administration will affect R&D, jobs and trade
  • How to increase workforce productivity with the use of AI and advanced robotics
  • How machine learning is changing decision making
  • How digitization, autonomous factories and virtual and augmented reality will change retail supply chains
  • How digital platforms and 3D printing help small companies


Hosted by Singularity University (SU), a Silicon Valley thinktank, the event will also feature keynotes from:

  • Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, on the Trump Administration’s policies and programs that impact manufacturing
  • Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google and co-founder and chancellor of SU
  • Megan Brewster, former senior policy advisor for advanced manufacturing in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Deborah Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, on the global outlook for the industry
  • Jay Rogers, Local Motors co-founder and CEO, on the future of transportation
  • Trisa Thompson, Dell’s SVP and chief responsibility officer, on impact manufacturing
  • Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics founder, chairman and CTO, on partnering with robots
  • Dyan Finkhousen, GE director of open innovation and advanced manufacturing, on crowdsourcing and open innovation
  • Bill McInnis, VP of Reebok Future, on process transformation and the liquid factory
  • Erin Bradner, Autodesk senior principal research scientist, on generative design


 “This year, we’ll share SU’s unique insight on recent advances in exponential and converging technologies, but we’ll also go deeper than ever before into how these technologies are affecting specific manufacturing functions and the strategic decisions leaders will need to be prepared to make right now,” said Will Weisman, executive director, summits.

The Exponential Manufacturing Summit will be held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston, May 17-19.

For more information, visit the Singularity University website

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