The complimentary WESTEC keynote presentations offer some manufacturing inspiration. Add WESTEC keynote presentations to your calendar and plan to attend!
Anirban Bhattacharyya, Associate Partner, Cognitive Process Transformation- Digital Operations and Cognitive Manufacturing, IBM
September 12, 2017 9:15 am – 10:15 am
At the crossroads of Information Technology (IT) and Operations Technology (OT) is a shift in the way we manufacture and unprecedented ability to control, leverage and maximize return. Increasing capabilities, the proliferation of data and the advancement of mobile technology is at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Factory Automation and Robotics, Digital Twin, Augmented Reality, Additive Manufacturing, Big Data, the Industrial Internet of Things – how do manufacturers assess all the possibilities and devise a strategy? How do we equip the workforce for these changes? Attend and gain a greater understanding of the big picture and begin your journey down the road to Smart Manufacturing.
Titan Gilroy, Executive Producer/Star of TITANS of CNC, Creator, TITANS of CNC Educational Platform, CEO, TITAN America MFG
September 12, 2017 | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
TITAN has fast become the voice of the manufacturing industry. Through his story, TITAN shares a message of hope and redemption that the country and world need today. With his expertise in running an elite aerospace CNC shop, TITAN offers practical tools and inspiration to students, educators, shop owners, and business leaders around the world. Find out how to solve problems in a global market and how to compete on a worldwide scale with American based manufacturing jobs, among other innovative strategies to drive your business and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Justin Fishkin, Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors
September 14, 2017 | 9:15 am – 10:15 am
From forward thinking transportation like the OLLI, to the first 3D printed car to drones, Local Motors has leveraged co-creation, crowd-sourcing and micro-factories to transform the way vehicles are designed and built. Hear where they’re going next and their vision for the future. Learn how their community of more than 30,000 are contributing their brainpower to everything from autonomous driving systems to drivetrain design — collaborating to move industry forward.