Program

February 3, 2014
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
(unless otherwise noted)
 

8:00 am               Registration

9:00 am               Welcome & Overview
                            G.P. “Bud” Peterson, President, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia                                   Tech)
                            Mike Molnar, Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office,                                   Executive Office of the President

9:20 am               Overview of AMP 2.0 & Workstreams
                            Carrie Houtman, Government Affairs Director, The Dow Chemical Company

9:35 am               National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Overview
                           
Mike Molnar, Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office,                                   Executive Office of the President

9:50 am               Panel Discussion:
                            How to Engage & Energize Manufacturing

                            Moderator: Tom Croteau, Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Department of                                     Economic Development

                            Panelists:
                            Mike Wiggins, Executive Vice President, Southwire
                            Krystyn van Vliet, SMART Scholar Associate Professor, Massachusetts
                            Institute of Technology (MIT)
                            Paul Schneider, Director of Manufacturing, Suniva
                            Steve Dickerson, CTO & Co-founder, SoftWear Automation
 

10:50 am             Break

11:10 am             Panel Discussion:
                            Challenges SMEs Face in Adopting Advanced Manufacturing
                            Technologies

                            Moderator:
                            Bill Ritsch, Region Manager, Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership
                            (GaMEP), Georgia Tech

                            Panelists:
                            Bryan Dods, Executive, Manufacturing Engineering & Technology,
                            General Electric (GE) Power & Water
                            Scot Jones, CEO & Owner, Groov-Pin
                            John Olds, CEO, Generation Orbit
                            Scott Billington, Strategy Director, Meggitt Sensing Systems

12:10 pm             The Importance of Advanced Manufacturing
                             Eric Spiegel, CEO, Siemens, AMP Steering Committee

12:20 pm             Breakout Session Instructions
                            Karen Fite, Director, GaMEP, Georgia Tech

                            Boxed Lunch
                            Available starting at 11:30. Please pick up your lunch and take it
                            to your first breakout session.

12:45 pm             Breakout Session 1
                            (each breakout will have two leaders: subject matter expert & facilitator)

                            Scale Up Strategies
                            Jennifer Clark, Director, Center for Urban Innovation, Georgia Tech
                            Bill Ritsch, Region Manager, GaMEP, Georgia Tech

                            Manufacturing Workforce Needs
                           
John Zegers, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing
                            Chris Downing, Associate Vice President, Georgia Tech Enterprise
                            Innovation Institute (EI2)

                            New Technologies
                            Mark Jones, Executive External Strategy and Communications Fellow,
                            The Dow Chemical Company
                            Shreyes Melkote, Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering,
                            Georgia Tech                                                                                                                                 Helmuth Ludwig, CEO of Siemens Industry Division

                            Leadership & Change Management
                            Steve Cross, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Tech
                            Norman Marsolan, Director, Institute of Paper Science and Technology,                                       Georgia Tech

1:45 pm               Break

2:00  pm              Breakout Session 2
                           
                            Scale Up Strategies
                            Jennifer Clark, Director, Center for Urban Innovation, Georgia Tech
                            Bill Ritsch, Region Manager, GaMEP, Georgia Tech

                            Manufacturing Workforce Needs
                           
John Zegers, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing
                            Chris Downing, Associate Vice President, Georgia Tech Enterprise
                            Innovation Institute (EI2)

                            New Technologies
                            Mark Jones, Executive External Strategy and Communications Fellow,
                            The Dow Chemical Company
                            Shreyes Melkote, Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering,
                            Georgia Tech                                                                                                                                 Helmuth Ludwig, CEO of Siemens Industry Division

                            Leadership & Change Management
                            Steve Cross, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Tech
                            Norman Marsolan, Director, Institute of Paper Science and Technology,                                       Georgia Tech

3:00 pm               Break & Reassemble

3:15 pm               Breakout Session & Outbriefs
                            Scale Up Strategies
                            Jennifer Clark, Director, Center for Urban Innovation, Georgia Tech

                            Manufacturing Workforce Needs
                            John Zegers, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing

                            New Technologies
                            Shreyes Melkote, Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech

                            Leadership & Change Management
                            Norman Marsolan, Director, Institute of Paper Science and Technology,                                       Georgia Tech

3:45 pm               Next Steps
                            Tom Kurfess, Ph.D., P.E., HUSCO/Ramirez Distringuished Chair
                             in Fluid Power & Motion Control, and Professor, Schoolf Mechanical
                             Engineering, Georgia Tech

4:00 pm               Reception
                            GT Global Learning Center Atrium

 

For more information or questions about the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership ccontact: 
 
Karen Fite
Director, GaMEP
Enterprise Innovation Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology
Karen.fite@gatech.edu

404.385.1492
 

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