arrow-circle-full-right arrow-circle-full-up arrow-circle-up arrow-down arrow-right calendar calendar-done facebook flickr home linkedin login pin reload search share signin star twitter video video youtube nav star-plus info signout double-arrow arrow-up checked
Manufacturing

FT Future of Manufacturing Summit USA

Thriving in Complexity

Chicago |
Speakers include:
Tracey  Massey

Tracey Massey

Mars Wrigley Confectionery

​Paul  Eremenko

​Paul Eremenko

United Technologies Corp.

Martina  Koederitz

Martina Koederitz

IBM

Overview

The Financial Times will bring together senior business leaders and policy makers for a unique, high level discussion on the particular opportunities and challenges facing U.S. manufacturing. The conference will identify, analyze, and propose solutions on the key areas impacting the sector, including industrial policy, technological advancements, skills and talent improvement and innovation development. Hear a distinguished lineup of expert speakers address the issues that matter through a variety of formats including keynote presentations, interviews, discussions and audience Q&A.  

fallback
fallback Add to my Calendar 05/03/2018 08:30:0005/03/2018 17:50:00trueFT Future of Manufacturing Summit USAThe Financial Times will bring together senior business leaders and policy makers for a unique, high level discussion on the particular opportunities and challenges facing U.S. manufacturing. The conference will identify, analyze, and propose solutions on the key areas impacting the sector, including industrial policy, technological advancements, skills and talent improvement and innovation development. Hear a distinguished lineup of expert speakers address the issues that matter through a variety of formats including keynote presentations, interviews, discussions and audience Q&A.  FT-Future-of-Manufacturing-Summit-USA0005bfa8392abeba8269d55a1d8c2c99MM/DD/YYYY

Testimonials

"The FT events caliber is truly unique."

  • Farhad Bidgol, HSSMI

“Cracking event with a thought provoking theme.”

  • Paul Markwick, MTC

“Great event, setting a broad context landscape, looking at the future potential.”

  • Renaud Di Francesco, Europe Technology Standards Office

“Ideas that inspire and empower”

  • Ernie Stelzner, Objecttech Group Ltd.

“Industrial innovation thrives on new insights and perspectives, [and] the FT Summits are one way to draw together like minded individuals towards common goals.”

  • Mark McNally, Jaguar Land Rover

“The conference attracts an above average number of senior industry people who have the position to lead change in their companies.”

  • Hans Houmes, PA Consulting/Innovation/Technology

“An excellent opportunity to get a view on issues of importance from decision makers.”

  • Farid Dailami, Bristol Robotics Laboratory
fallback

2017 Photos

View photos from the 2017 European event here

FOM Summit

fallback

Full Overview

U.S. manufacturers are at the centre of the tectonic shifts that are reshaping industry worldwide, shaking the economics of production and distribution and generating new business models and novel sources of optimization, efficiency and revenue.

As manufacturing gets disrupted by the exponential growth of new technologies, changing consumer expectations and shifting socio economic and geopolitical dynamics, there is a renewed public interest in the industrial sector. In the United States, the Trump Administration made boosting manufacturing the centrepiece of its economic agenda, vowing to revitalize blue-collar America. From tax, immigration and regulatory changes to the reshaping of the trade agenda and infrastructure investment, the array of policies that could potentially impact manufacturing is wide-reaching.

In this uncertain but exciting time for the U.S. industry, how are manufacturers revising their strategies to prepare for what is coming? How can manufacturers treat disruption as the “new normal” and adapt, shape and harness the technological revolution? Are demand, global value chains and technology evolving in ways that play to U.S. industry strengths? What policies could help U.S. manufacturers better adopt technology and remain competitive in Industry 4.0? Will this be a real transformational opportunity for the future of industrial America? In which key ways can America’s long term industrial future be secured?

fallback

Speakers (20)

Tracey  Massey

Tracey Massey

President, Americas
Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Tracey Massey is the President of the Americas for Mars Wrigley Confectionery, responsible for leading strategy, sales and operations in North and South America for the world’s largest manufacturer of chocolate, confections, gum and mints. With over 20 years of experience at Mars, Tracey oversees a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of iconic global brands that include M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, SKITTLES®, STARBURST®, ORBIT®, and ALTOIDS® in her current role.

Previously Ms Massey served as President of Mars Chocolate North America, where she focused on delivering exceptional customer service, consumer insights, and innovation across the company’s portfolio of chocolate brands. She most recently introduced M&M’S Caramel to the U.S. market, the biggest innovation in the brand’s history, and lead the successful launch of goodnessKNOWS snack squares® - Mars’s first snack bar made with whole nuts, real fruit, and dark chocolate.

 

Under Ms Massey’s leadership, the company invested over $400 million in its U.S. manufacturing operations to create a more agile supply chain, resulting in the creation of hundreds of new jobs across the country. In addition, Ms Massey was instrumental in leading the confectionery industry to form its first ever health and wellbeing commitments, teaming up with the Partnership for a Healthier America to increase product transparency, offer more choices below 200 calories and clearly market confections as treats, not snacks, food or meal replacements.

 

Ms Massey has worked across a variety of roles for Mars, both in the U.S. and in Europe. For the past 12 years, she served as a plant director and financial planner for Mars Petcare, as well as the Global Chief Financial Officer for Mars Chocolate. Prior to relocating to the U.S., Ms Massey held various positions in manufacturing and finance in the Drinks and Electronics divisions of Mars in Europe.

Ms Massey holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University in England and is a qualified management accountant in the UK, accredited through CIMA.

​Paul  Eremenko

​Paul Eremenko

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
United Technologies Corp.

Paul Eremenko is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of United Technologies Corp. Eremenko provides strategic leadership for engineering and research and development activities across UTC. He also oversees the United Technologies Research Center.  Mr Eremenko joined UTC in January 2018 from Airbus, where he was the Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he served as the founding CEO of A^3 by Airbus, the company’s Silicon Valley innovation center.   Prior to Airbus, Mr Eremenko held leadership roles at Google in its Advanced Technology & Projects organization; at Motorola Mobility, where he conceived and led the development of Ara, an open modular smartphone hardware platform; and at DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), where he headed the agency’s Tactical Technology Office, developed and led DARPA's advanced design and manufacturing program portfolio, and served as program manager for several spacecraft efforts, including the 100 Year Starship. For his work at DARPA, Mr Eremenko was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal by the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Mr Eremenko earned a Bachelor’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master’s degree in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.

Martina  Koederitz

Martina Koederitz

Global Industry Managing Director, Industrial and Automotive
IBM

Martina Koederitz is IBM Global Industry Managing Director, Industrial and Automotive. From April 2013 to January 2018 she was General Manager of IBM Germany, Austria and Switzerland and thus responsible for the DACH region. Previously, she was member of the board and Vice President Sales IBM Germany and since 2011 General Manager of IBM.

From 2009 to 2010, Ms Koederitz worked as Vice President General Business & Channel, IMT Germany, which comprises hardware, software and services solutions and the collaboration with business partners. Before, she filled the position of Vice President IBM Systems and Technology Group (STG) in IMT Germany.

Ms Koederitz started her career at IBM in 1987 as system consultant and was appointed to Sales Manager in Financial Services Sector after holding several positions in systems consultancy and sales management within IBM. Since 1999, she held the position of Business Unit Executive and was responsible for the sales organization of the cooperative financial services network. In 2003, Ms Koederitz was appointed to Vice President of IBM zSeries Sales EMEA and since 2006 she worked as Vice President of System z Sales in Germany. After that, she worked as a Client Advocacy Executive in the office of then IBM CEO Sam Palmisano in Armonk, New York.

Ms Koederitz holds a degree in Business Administration (BA). Additionally to her position within the Steering Committee of the German Industry association (BDI) and the IT association BITKOM, she is active in numerous organizations, including the Donors' Association for German Science, VDMA and the association Stiftung Rechnen. In September 2015 she was honored with the Mestemacher Award Manager of the Year.

Kurt D.  Bettenhausen

Kurt D. Bettenhausen

Senior Vice President, Corporate Technology
Siemens Corporation

Kurt D. Bettenhausen is Senior Vice President of Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology.

Located in Princeton, New Jersey in the USA, Corporate Technology is one of several Siemens Corporate Technology research and development centers worldwide.

 

Since its founding in 1977, it has helped pioneer a broad range of advancements in major industries, delivering innovations to the Siemens global family as well as government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations.

 

Before joining Corporate Technology, Dr. Bettenhausen headed up the Engineering and Consulting Business of Siemens’ Industrial Automation Division based in Frankfurt, Germany. He began his career in the corporate research and technology department of Hoechst. Later, he held senior positions in marketing, sales and product management at Axiva.

Dr. Bettenhausen attained a Master’s degree and a PhD. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt.

Esra Ozer

Esra Ozer

President
Arconic Foundation

Esra Ozer is President of Arconic Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Arconic, the manufacturer of highly engineered products for the aerospace, automotive, power, building and construction and packaging industries. Arconic Foundation partners with innovative nonprofit organizations to help prepare the 21st century advanced manufacturing workforce. Together, their initiatives strengthen STEM education opportunities for children and young adults; support engineering and technical skills training through community colleges, vocational technical schools and universities around the world; and help to create opportunities for underrepresented individuals to prepare for STEM careers.

Over the span of her career, Ms Ozer has held numerous communications and foundation positions. Most recently, she was Assistant Corporate Secretary of Alcoa and responsible for all support to the Alcoa Board of Directors and Board committees. Before that, as Director of Executive Communications, she drove the communications activities of Alcoa’s Chairman and CEO, including speechwriting, thought leadership, stakeholder relationships and briefings, and executive communications. Prior to joining Alcoa in 2008,Ms Ozer was Senior Director of External Relations at Siemens Corporation, where she led U.S. media relations and issues management. She was instrumental in developing and leading programs that enabled the $20 billion U.S. subsidiary to build a stronger brand and reputation in the U.S. Ms Ozer began her Siemens career as Director of Communications for its non-profit Foundation, and launched its renowned national scholarship program - the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology – which is a pillar of Siemens' reputation in the U.S.

Ms Ozer is a graduate of the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and a sponsor of scholarships for students of Public Relations at the Newhouse School. She was named to the 2013-2014 class of David Rockefeller Fellows, a civic engagement program of the Partnership for New York City. She is the Chair of Friends of Citymeals on Wheels (New York City), which helps ensure that the vulnerable homebound elderly have access to nutritious meals and vital human companionship. She was a Young Leader of the American Council on Germany (2007) and is Young Leader of the American Turkish Society. Ms Ozer also serves on the Steering Committee of the Arconic African Heritage Network.

Marco Annunziata

Marco Annunziata

Former Chief Economist and Executive Director of Global Market Insight
General Electric

Marco Annunziata is the former Chief Economist and executive director of global market insight at General Electric Co., responsible for global economic, financial and market analysis to support GE's business strategy. Mr Annunziata also heads strategy for GE’s Business Innovations. He is a member of the Board of Advisors on Information Technology at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. 

Author of The Economics of the Financial Crisis: Lessons and New Threats, published by Palgrave MacMillan, Marco is a two-times winner of the Rybczynski Prize for best paper in business economics, awarded by the Society of Business Economists in London, and has written a number of papers on the latest technological innovations in industry and their economic impact. He has given a TED talk on innovation, published in the Harvard Business Review and is a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

Mr Annunziata joined GE in January 2011 after a long experience in the financial sector, as Chief Economist at Unicredit, and Chief Economist for the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region at Deutsche Bank in London. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he spent six years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, where he split his time between emerging markets and advanced economies, and was involved in both regular country consultations and program loan negotiations.

Mr Annunziata holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University. He lives in San Francisco.

 

Twitter: @marcoannunziata

Blog:  https://medium.com/@marcoannunziata 

www.linkedin.com/in/marcoannunziata

Scott N.   Paul

Scott N. Paul

President
Alliance for American Manufacturing

Scott N. Paul is President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a partnership established in 2007 by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union. Scott and AAM have worked to make American manufacturing and “Made in America” top-of-mind concerns for voters and our national leaders through effective advocacy and data-driven research.

Mr Paul served as a member of the White House Manufacturing Jobs Initiative before resigning on August 15, 2017. He authored a chapter in the 2013 book ReMaking America and has written extensively about Alexander Hamilton’s role in forming U.S. national economic policy. Mr Paul hosts the Manufacturing Report podcast.

Mr Paul currently serves as the Board Chair of the National Skills Coalition and on the Board of Visitors of the Political Science Department at the Pennsylvania State University. He sits on the Leadership Council of the Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight.

Mr Paul earned a BA in Foreign Service and International Politics from Penn State and an MA with honors in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Erin  Bradner

Erin Bradner

Sr. Principal Research Scientist
Autodesk

Erin Bradner is a Sr. Research Scientist at Autodesk, Inc. where she researches the future of computer-aided design, and has managed user-experience teams across several of Autodesk’s engineering and design products. Her research currently focuses on generative design, which applies computation to solve against the multiple, often competing objectives that characterize today’s complex design and engineering projects. Before Autodesk, Ms Bradner consulted for start-ups in the 90s designing cloud storage and recommendation systems, and she partnered on research in social computing with scientists at IBM, Boeing and AT&T.

Ms Bradner has also conducted numerous software ethnographies. She’s observed architects designing skyscrapers from 3D virtual studios, studied children programming gravity engines with the XBOX from their couch, and documented aeronautical engineers designing emergency landings for the space shuttle.

Ms Bradner has a BS in Cognitive Science, and a PhD in Information & Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine. Ms Bradner’s academic research focused on the effects of communication technology on interpersonal behaviors such as persuasion, deception, and trust. She has published in the fields of human-computer interaction and computer-aided design, and has filed as co-inventor on three software patents.

Caralynn  Nowinski Collens

Caralynn Nowinski Collens

Chief Executive Officer,
UI Labs
Thomas  Roemer

Thomas Roemer

Executive Director of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program,
MIT

Thomas Roemer is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management and has served as the Executive Director of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program since July 2014.

 

Mr Roemer is interested in the intersection of engineering and management and, in particular, the value creation during the design, manufacture, and delivery of products.  His research on product development, design for manufacturing, machine scheduling, and inventory theory has been published in leading journals.  He has taught classes in operations management and strategy, product design and development, quantitative analysis, and business ethics.

 

From 2000 to 2006, Mr Roemer was an Assistant Professor at MIT Sloan, where he served as the first MIT-Ford Faculty Fellow and was named the Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor in Operations Management.  From 2006 to 2014, he was on the faculty at the Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego, where he helped create the Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering (AESE) Program.  He also served as associate director of the Program.  He has won numerous teaching awards at the Rady School and, in 2009, received the award for “Outstanding Faculty Teaching” from the Graduate Student Association at UCSD. 

Mr Roemer received a Diplom-Ingenieur degree from the Technische Universität Berlin and his PhD from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Andrew  Mangan

Andrew Mangan

Executive Director
United States Business Council for Sustainable Development and President, Pathway21

Andrew Mangan is founder and president of Pathway21, a company that enables business-to-business industrial reuse through the award-winning Materials Marketplace software platform, supporting a culture shift to a circular, closed-loop economy.

Mr. Mangan is also founder and executive director of the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development, a non-profit association of businesses launched in 1993. The Council combines the capabilities of its members to develop, test and scale sustainability solutions.

The Materials Marketplace is scaling after more than 20 years of work. It is driven by expert facilitators who help companies upload materials, find reuse opportunities, bring the parties together, and work toward a deal. It also facilitates communication between senior government decision makers and company operators, helping uncover barriers and opening the door to sound solutions.

Mr. Mangan received a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and attended the Columbia School of International Affairs as an International Fellow. He served as Deputy Commissioner for Natural Resources with the Texas General Land Office, as a Congressional Correspondent for the Associated Press, and as a commercial salmon fisherman in Southeast Alaska.

Matt Horton

Matt Horton

Chief Commercial Officer
Proterra

Matt Horton brings a broad range of experience in transportation, operations, and finance to his role as Chief Commercial Officer. For Proterra, he oversees the end-to-end customer lifecycle for the rapidly growing number of municipal, university and commercial transit agencies deploying Proterra's battery-electric buses throughout North America. Since joining in 2014, Mr Horton has helped establish the company as the leading innovator in the electric mass transportation industry. In 2016 alone, Mr Horton helped Proterra achieve more than 225% sales growth, a number that has continued to grow in 2017 as the company expands in different infrastructure categories like airports, universities, corporate enterprises, national parks and ski resorts.

Prior to joining Proterra, Mr Horton most recently served as CEO of Propel Fuels, Inc., a leading clean transportation company. Mr Horton led Propel through a period of high growth, earning Propel a spot on the Inc 500 as one of America’s fastest growing companies. While there he was responsible for strategy and planning, government relations, operational execution, financial management, investor relations, communications, partnerships, and corporate development. Mr Horton is an experienced company builder with a passion for growing sustainable businesses. 

Jennifer Holmgren

Jennifer Holmgren

CEO
LanzaTech

Jennifer Holmgren is CEO of revolutionary carbon recycling company, LanzaTech. Prior to joining LanzaTech, Dr Holmgren was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. She was one of the key drivers of UOP’s leadership in aviation biofuels, and under her management, UOP technology became instrumental in producing nearly all of the initial fuels used by commercial airlines and the military for testing and certification of alternative aviation fuel. Today, under Dr Holmgren’s guidance, LanzaTech is working towards developing a variety of platform chemicals and fuels, including the world’s first alternative jet fuel derived from industrial waste gases.

Dr Holmgren is the author or co-author of 50 US patents and more than 30 scientific publications. In 2003, she was the first woman in history to be awarded the Malcolm E. Pruitt Award from the Council for Chemical Research (CCR). In 2010, she was the recipient of the Leadership Award from the Civil Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) for her work in establishing the technical and commercial viability of sustainable aviation biofuels. In 2015, Dr Holmgren and her team at LanzaTech were awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Presidential Green Chemistry Award and she was awarded the BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology.

She currently serves on the boards of The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Biofuels Advisory Committee and EcoMotors. Dr Holmgren is also on the board of the Governing Council for the Bio Energy Research Institute in India. The institute has been set up by the DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Indian Government) and IOC (Indian Oil Corporation).

 

Dr Holmgren holds a BSc degree from Harvey Mudd College, a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Karen  Kerr

Karen Kerr

Senior Managing Director
GE Ventures
Varun  Marya

Varun Marya

Senior Partner,
McKinsey & Co.

Varun Marya leads McKinsey’s manufacturing work in the Americas, as well as our efforts to improve the performance of global portfolio companies in the Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice. Since joining McKinsey, in 1998, he has used his organizational, commercial, operational, manufacturing, and supply-chain expertise to help industrial companies thrive, particularly in the private-equity and aerospace sectors. Mr Marya has led corporate-wide transformations for a range of industrial and private-equity portfolio businesses, often helping to accelerate comprehensive turnaround efforts.

Building on extensive experience guiding due diligence efforts on behalf of principal investors, Mr Marya leads McKinsey’s efforts to consolidate best practices in integrated transformations. He also helps companies create value quickly from newly acquired businesses by crafting 100-day plans.

Examples of his work include the following:

·         driving multi functional (e.g., pricing, design-to-value, Lean, sales effectiveness) transformations for a number of private-equity portfolio companies to increase profitability

·         overseeing a multiyear global cost-savings initiative across functions and programs for a major aerospace company

·         retooling a major oil company's organization to better align it with strategic objectives and operational priorities

Mr Mayra began his McKinsey career in our Johannesburg office and transferred to the San Francisco office in 2001. He serves on the leadership council of Tipping Point, a Bay Area organization that screens local nonprofits and then supports their efforts to educate, employ, house, and otherwise assist people in need.

Laura Frerichs

Laura Frerichs

Director, Research Park and Economic Development
University of Illinois

Laura Frerichs oversees the University of Illinois Research Park, entrepreneurship activities at EnterpriseWorks technology incubator, and supports the University’s economic development efforts. There are 115 companies at the Research Park in a development including 17 buildings on the University campus. Laura helped attract large corporate centers including innovation centers for AB InBev, Abbott,  Abbvie, ADM, Caterpillar, Yahoo, John Deere, Monsanto, Capital One and more. She is on the board of the Association of University Research Parks, Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, the Illinois Technology Association, and the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, and FARM Illinois. In 2015, she was named Co-Chair of Governor Rauner’s Innovation Council and graduated from the University of Illinois Edgar Fellows program.

Harry  Moser

Harry Moser

Founder and President
Reshoring Initiative

Harry Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. after working for high end machine tool supplier GF AgieCharmilles, starting as President in 1985 and retiring 12/31/10 as Chairman Emeritus. Largely due to the success of the Reshoring Initiative, Mr Moser was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010 and was named Quality Magazine’s 2012 Quality Professional of the year.  Mr Moser participated actively in President Obama’s 1/11/12 Insourcing Forum at the White House, won The Economist debate on outsourcing and offshoring, and received the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Industry Advocacy Award in 2014.

Mr Moser is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Financial Times, New Yorker and USA Today and seen on Fox Business, MarketWatch, and other national TV and radio programs.  He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Engineering at MIT in 1967 and an MBA from U. of Chicago in 1981. 

Mairead Magner

Mairead Magner

Vice President of Talent and Organizational Capability
Ingersoll-Rand
Bobby  Farris

Bobby Farris

General Manager Regulated Waste
TerraCycle
Patrick  Sobalvarro

Patrick Sobalvarro

President and CEO
Veo Robotics
fallback

Chair (3)

Rana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar

Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor
Financial Times

Rana Foroohar is Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times, based in New York. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. Her book, “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business” (Crown), about why the capital markets no longer support business, was shortlisted for the Financial Times McKinsey Book of the Year award in 2016.

Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar spent 6 years at TIME, as an assistant managing editor and economic columnist. She previously spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center.  She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Peggy Hollinger

Peggy Hollinger

Industry Editor
Financial Times

Peggy Hollinger was appointed the FT’s industry editor in September 2014. Prior to this, she had been a leader writer since September 2011. Ms Hollinger has also held the positions of the Paris bureau chief and Paris correspondent. Before that she was a UK company news editor and the retail correspondent. Joining the FT in 1987, she has also covered UK utilities and oil and gas and written for Lex. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with an honours degree in history.

Ed Crooks

Ed Crooks

US Industry and Energy Editor
Financial Times

Ed Crooks was appointed US industry and Energy Editor in August 2010. Prior to that, he was Energy editor at the FT, based in London. Mr Crooks joined the FT in 1999 as Economics Editor, and then went on to become UK News Editor. Previously, Mr Crooks was an Economics Correspondent for the BBC, reporting on both television and radio. He started at the BBC as a researcher and producer and worked across several news programmes. He has also been a reporter and Editor for the Investors Chronicle as well as an Economic Analyst for the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Mr Crooks graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He regularly appears on national and international TV and radio.

Advisory Board (10)

Jennifer Holmgren

Jennifer Holmgren

CEO
LanzaTech

Jennifer Holmgren is CEO of revolutionary carbon recycling company, LanzaTech. Prior to joining LanzaTech, Dr Holmgren was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. She was one of the key drivers of UOP’s leadership in aviation biofuels, and under her management, UOP technology became instrumental in producing nearly all of the initial fuels used by commercial airlines and the military for testing and certification of alternative aviation fuel. Today, under Dr Holmgren’s guidance, LanzaTech is working towards developing a variety of platform chemicals and fuels, including the world’s first alternative jet fuel derived from industrial waste gases.

Dr Holmgren is the author or co-author of 50 US patents and more than 30 scientific publications. In 2003, she was the first woman in history to be awarded the Malcolm E. Pruitt Award from the Council for Chemical Research (CCR). In 2010, she was the recipient of the Leadership Award from the Civil Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) for her work in establishing the technical and commercial viability of sustainable aviation biofuels. In 2015, Dr Holmgren and her team at LanzaTech were awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Presidential Green Chemistry Award and she was awarded the BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology.

She currently serves on the boards of The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Biofuels Advisory Committee and EcoMotors. Dr Holmgren is also on the board of the Governing Council for the Bio Energy Research Institute in India. The institute has been set up by the DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Indian Government) and IOC (Indian Oil Corporation).

 

Dr Holmgren holds a BSc degree from Harvey Mudd College, a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Carolyn  Lee

Carolyn Lee

Executive Director
The Manufacturing Institute

Carolyn Lee is Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the nation’s largest industrial trade association. Ms Lee drives an agenda focused on improving the manufacturing industry through its three centers: the Center for the American Workforce, the Center for Manufacturing Research, and the Center for Best Practices.

 

In her role, Ms Lee leads the Institute’s workforce efforts to close the skills gap and inspire all Americans to enter the U.S. manufacturing workforce, focusing on women, youth, and veterans. Ms Lee steers the Institute’s initiatives and programs to educate the public on manufacturing careers, improve the quality of manufacturing education, engage, develop and retain key members of the workforce, and identify and document best practices. In addition, Ms Lee drives the agenda for the Center for Manufacturing Research, which partners with leading consulting firms in the country. The Institute studies the critical issues facing manufacturing and then applies that research to develop and identify solutions that are implemented by companies, schools, governments, and organizations across the country.

 

Prior to joining the Institute, Ms Lee was Senior Director of Tax Policy at the NAM beginning in 2011, where she was responsible for key portions of the NAM’s tax portfolio representing the manufacturing community on Capitol Hill and in the business community and working closely with the NAM membership. She served as the Director of Legislative and Government Affairs at the Telecommunications Industry Association, Manager of State and Federal Government Affairs for 3M Company, and in various positions on Capitol Hill including as Legislative Director for former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and as a senior legislative staff member for former U.S. Rep. Sue Kelly (R-NY).

 

Ms Lee is a graduate of Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania graduating with a B.A. in Political Science.

Daniel Nestle

Daniel Nestle

Director, Marketing Communications, North America
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group

For nearly two decades, Daniel Nestle has been driving B2B marketing and communications strategy and implementation for global organizations. Now leading corporate marketing communications for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group in North America, his mission is to implement MHI’s global communications strategy and connect MHI’s many group companies and products in order to build, promote, and protect the MHI Group brand.

Prior to joining MHI, Mr Nestle was a VP of digital corporate communications at Edelman in New York. Earlier in his career, he founded a communications and branding consultancy in Japan, helping Japanese companies in the finance, business services and technology sectors deepen their partnerships with multinational partners and distinguish themselves from global competitors. He subsequently led marketing and PR for a Fortune 500 financial staffing company in Japan and Australia before returning to the United States to lead international
communications efforts for a global accounting body.

Mr Nestle received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, with a major in International Relations, and a MS in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. He speaks Japanese.

Jürgen  Von Hollen

Jürgen Von Hollen

President
Universal Robots

Jürgen von Hollen joined Universal Robots in 2016, previously having been the Executive President of the Engineering Solutions Divison which includes the Automation and Controls business of Bilfinger SE, in Mannheim, Germany, a leading international Engineering and Services company. In his role at Bilfinger he was responsible for a global staff of nearly 10.000 and annual sales in excess of EUR1billion. Jürgen von Hollen began his career with Daimler-Benz Aerospace and held senior management roles at Daimler-Chrysler Services, Deutsche Telecom and Pentair.

He holds a master of Business Administration from Henley Management College, UK and has a Bachelor Degree in Business and Politics from Brock University, Canada.

Tony Gambell

Tony Gambell

Partner
McKinsey & Company

Tony Gambell is a partner at McKinsey & Company and leads the North America Manufacturing Practice—a group of more than 100 consultants focused on improving manufacturing performance. In this capacity, Mr Gambell provides executives with strategic guidance on a wide range of manufacturing issues.

Working across sectors, Mr Gambell’s clients are typically leaders in their industries driving best practices in operations. He has particular expertise advising in highly regulated industries, such as pharmaceuticals, advanced industries, and consumer packaged goods. Since joining McKinsey in 2004, Mr Gambell has led diagnostics and manufacturing-improvement programs at more than 130 plants globally. Part of his work includes transferring skills and capabilities so that companies can scale and sustain impact.

Mr Gambell's operations work is extensive. He advises large and small multinational companies on manufacturing and supply-chain strategy. This includes areas such as global network optimization, operations performance improvement, make versus buy, and digital manufacturing, among others. He is one of the firm’s leading practitioners for lean manufacturing, and he also has pioneered the Should Cash offering, leveraging end-to-end operations improvement for optimal cash performance.

Before joining McKinsey, Mr Gambell worked for high tech, metal forming, and plastics companies, with responsibilities in manufacturing, production planning, and purchasing. He is a graduate of the Leaders for Global Operations program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and studied industrial and manufacturing engineering at Northwestern University.

Scott Sevcik

Scott Sevcik

Vice President Manufacturing Solutions Business Unit
Stratasys

Scott Sevcik is the Vice President, Manufacturing Solutions Business Unit for Stratasys. In this role, he leads the team responsible for defining and developing the Stratasys 3D printing product offering for manufacturing industries. Mr Sevcik’s team works closely with industry partners to develop additive solutions for tooling across industries and production part applications for aerospace, defense, and automotive.

Mr Sevcik’s background spans the aerospace industry, with roles in System Engineering and Integration at Lockheed Martin and Engineering and Program Management at United Technologies Aerospace Systems. Products Mr Sevick has helped develop or deliver are flying on nearly every modern commercial and business aircraft, as well as in orbit. Mr Sevcik joined Stratasys in 2014 to lead Aerospace Business Development.

Mr Sevcik holds an MBA and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from San Jose State University, a BS in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Political Science from Iowa State University, and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Tim Lawrence

Tim Lawrence

Global Head of Manufacturing
PA Consulting Group

Tim Lawrence has 26 years of experience in transforming manufacturing organisations working within the Automotive, Industrial Engineering and Consumers Good. During his 20 years at PA consulting, Mr Lawrence has worked with global companies to deliver improvements in their supply chains, focused on reducing complexity and cost, managing globalisation, improving customer service and improving supply chain visibility in the boardroom. His recent clients in manufacturing include,Unilever, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Skoda, Philips, Siemens, Rieter Automotive and Continental. Recent achievements include:

- Transforming the supply chain and reducing lead-time for a global automotive company

- Creating agile and flexible supply chains in consumer goods radically reducing inventory and lead-times

- Re-inventing manufacturing processes and supply chains for a global FMCG delivering more than 20 times ROI

- Developing the manufacturing strategy and global network for the future for a personal care company

Mr Lawrence has been instrumental in developing PA’s insights into global supply chain management and regularly speaks on these topics at conference platforms across Europe and the US.

Marco Annunziata

Marco Annunziata

Former Chief Economist and Executive Director of Global Market Insight
General Electric

Marco Annunziata is the former Chief Economist and executive director of global market insight at General Electric Co., responsible for global economic, financial and market analysis to support GE's business strategy. Mr Annunziata also heads strategy for GE’s Business Innovations. He is a member of the Board of Advisors on Information Technology at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. 

Author of The Economics of the Financial Crisis: Lessons and New Threats, published by Palgrave MacMillan, Marco is a two-times winner of the Rybczynski Prize for best paper in business economics, awarded by the Society of Business Economists in London, and has written a number of papers on the latest technological innovations in industry and their economic impact. He has given a TED talk on innovation, published in the Harvard Business Review and is a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

Mr Annunziata joined GE in January 2011 after a long experience in the financial sector, as Chief Economist at Unicredit, and Chief Economist for the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region at Deutsche Bank in London. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he spent six years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, where he split his time between emerging markets and advanced economies, and was involved in both regular country consultations and program loan negotiations.

Mr Annunziata holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University. He lives in San Francisco.

 

Twitter: @marcoannunziata

Blog:  https://medium.com/@marcoannunziata 

www.linkedin.com/in/marcoannunziata

Peggy Hollinger

Peggy Hollinger

Industry Editor
Financial Times

Peggy Hollinger was appointed the FT’s industry editor in September 2014. Prior to this, she had been a leader writer since September 2011. Ms Hollinger has also held the positions of the Paris bureau chief and Paris correspondent. Before that she was a UK company news editor and the retail correspondent. Joining the FT in 1987, she has also covered UK utilities and oil and gas and written for Lex. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with an honours degree in history.

Ed Crooks

Ed Crooks

US Industry and Energy Editor
Financial Times

Ed Crooks was appointed US industry and Energy Editor in August 2010. Prior to that, he was Energy editor at the FT, based in London. Mr Crooks joined the FT in 1999 as Economics Editor, and then went on to become UK News Editor. Previously, Mr Crooks was an Economics Correspondent for the BBC, reporting on both television and radio. He started at the BBC as a researcher and producer and worked across several news programmes. He has also been a reporter and Editor for the Investors Chronicle as well as an Economic Analyst for the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Mr Crooks graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He regularly appears on national and international TV and radio.

fallback

Agenda - 3rd May

  • 8:30am
    Registration and breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am
    Opening Keynote and Interview
  • 9:25am
    On-Stage Conversation: Macroeconomic Outlook and the U.S. Trade Agenda: What Next for Manufacturing?
  • 9:45am
    Panel Discussion: Policy Agenda for a New Manufacturing Era

    U.S. manufacturers face numerous unknowns in regulatory and trade policies that could profoundly impact production and distribution strategies.  As policy agendas evolve, what do U.S. industrial companies need to do to adapt to and capitalize on change? What is the most effective set of policies to ensure that the U.S reinvigorates its capabilities for a competitive and innovative manufacturing sector?  What is required at the federal, state and local levels? What are the key priorities and latest initiatives in trade, tax, energy, infrastructure and environmental policy? Are they appropriate to unlock the potential of emerging and enabling technologies, promote competitiveness and job creation?  What is the government’s role in tackling challenges such as disruptive changes in the labour market? Are protectionist measures the solution?

  • 10:35am
    Special Presentation
  • 10:55am
    Networking Break
  • 11:10am
    Scaling Up Manufacturing: Strategic Approaches to Investment, Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Collaboration

    Small and medium scale manufacturers face a new set of opportunities and challenges when deciding to scale up and grow their business in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This expert panel will explore in detail funding and investment strategies and discuss key ways of accelerating innovation, actively participating in digital transformation and adapting to a more collaborative and open environment. They will also discuss the interaction of SMEs with larger firms in global value chains, analyzing successful collaboration models between young dynamic firms and large established firms. The panel will also address the policies and funding mechanisms required for boosting SME potential for participating in and reaping the benefits of a globalised and digital economy.

  • 12:00pm
    Jobs and Management 4.0 - Upskilling Manufacturing Workforce and Leadership

    Disruptive technologies are not only transforming the nature of work but also imposing a re-evaluation of corporate structure, workplace business practices and leadership paradigms. What workforce strategies are forward-looking manufacturers putting in place to stoke their talent pipelines and ensure the right skills mix in this rapidly evolving landscape? Which skills will be necessary to thrive in this new environment in which technologies, business models and ways of working are subject to constant change?  How is management upgrading their competences in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how will leadership in the digital factory look like in the coming years? What is the trajectory of the skills gap over the next decade and what role can policies play in easing the transition to the new required set of skills? Will Trump administration’s programs adequately address the underlying issue of technological change while at the same time create the promised jobs? 

  • 12:50pm
    Lunch
  • 1:40pm
    Dialogue: Manufacturing in the Sharing and Circular Economies

    In the last few years the sharing economy has become an ubiquitous concept. It is changing a multitude of industries, but what is its disruptive potential for the manufacturing sector? How can manufacturing harness the sharing economy to access equipment and ideas, improve co-creation processes and get closer to customers?  How does the “sharing economy” relate to the “circular economy” and where do collaborative models fit in with the circular economy? In which key ways can manufacturers ‘close the loop’ and capture value through rethinking the relationships between materials, product design, supply chains, business models, and technology? Where are the key challenges?

  • 2:10pm
    Special Presentation/On Stage Interview
  • 2:30pm
    Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing

    Behaviour based robots fuelled by AI are increasingly collaborating with workers and matching or outperforming humans in a wide range of activities. As AI and machine learning technologies develop, how are they changing the ways factories operate and perform? What foundational technologies and process innovations are necessary in order to successfully apply AI technologies?  In which key ways can manufacturers embed AI in their strategies and business models? What are the barriers to its uptake? What are the vulnerabilities of AI tools and the concerns in the security realm? Which factors –including technological, social, macroeconomic and regulatory –are likely to influence AI’s rate of adoption?

  • 3:10pm
    Networking Break
  • 3:25pm
    On-stage Conversation
  • 3:45pm
    America: Keeping the Innovation Edge – Best practices, Ecosystems and Programs to Boost Manufacturing

    Even though the U.S. remains a world leader in manufacturing, it needs to reinvigorate its capabilities and capitalize on technological advantage to ensure long-term manufacturing growth. How is digital manufacturing creating opportunities for a revival of manufacturing in the U.S.? What does America need to do remain at the forefront of manufacturing innovation? What are the best practices to foster an ecosystem in which the right investment in research and development is being made? What further actions could help spur innovation? What roles do national, regional and metropolitan environments have in developing innovation ecosystems? In this interconnected world, is physical proximity still of importance? Where is cross-industry collaboration and interdisciplinary thinking succeeding? What cutting edge programs around the world are helping manufacturers in product development, supply chain integration, and innovation? What lessons can the U.S. learn from successful initiatives, institutions and organizations? 

  • 4:35pm
    Looking at the Future Debate: Technological Convergence and the Connected World

    Technological breakthroughs and their convergence are completely reshaping entire business sectors. As networks and infrastructure evolve, the possibilities of machines and devices communicating with each other in new and innovative ways seem endless. What will be the challenges and opportunities for key industries like manufacturing, transport and healthcare? How are players in these sectors embracing connectivity to create value in their transformation?

  • 5:15pm
    Closing Keynote Address and Interview
  • 5:40pm
    Chair’s Closing Remarks
  • 5:45pm
    Conference Ends

Registration Options

VIP places for Senior Executives from Manufacturing Companies

We have a number of complimentary places reserved for Senior Executives from Manufacturing companies. Please note, all places are subject to review and approval by the publisher. Register online today to secure your place.

>> APPLY FOR YOUR VIP PLACE

Delegate Fee

If you don't meet the qualifying criteria for a complimentary place and would like to attend, you are welcome to purchase a ticket to the summit:

Ticket Type

Super Early Bird Ticket (Ends 15 February)

$795

Early Bird Ticket (Ends 29 March)

$895

Standard Ticket

$1000

Secure your ticket online here

 

fallback

Networking Drinks - 2nd May

Timings: 6pm - 8pm

Venue: Digital Capability Center, Chicago

1415 North Cherry Avenue
ChicagoIL 60642
United States

Join fellow senior executives for an evening of networking and discussion of manufacturing innovation at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a world-class, first-of-its-kind manufacturing hub and private-public partnership headquartered in Chicago. Discuss real-world opportunities for technology transformation with fellow executives and policymakers, including a tour of the Digital Capability Center (DCC), an innovative experiential learning facility founded by McKinsey and the DMDII. The DCC provides a hands-on opportunity to see the impact of digital manufacturing on a functioning production line, leveraging digital capabilities to drive bottom-line impact.

RSVP when you register online here.

fallback

Why Attend?

  • Hear from corporate leaders on the game-changing technologies and trends impacting manufacturing
  • Discuss and debate Trump administration's policies to revitalize U.S. manufacturing 
  • Hear first-hand from manufacturing leaders on the proactive measures that they are taking to build and sustain a lead in the race to full Industry 4.0 implementation 
  • Explore best practices to overcome Industry 4.0 implementation challenges
  • Acquire practical insights on how robotics, AI and machine learning are revolutionizing manufacturing 
  • Network with 200 of your industry peers at a key time for the industry 
fallback

Who Attends?

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit USA will be attended by Senior Executives from the US Manufacturing Industry, including the following sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & defence
  • Apparel
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer electronics
  • Electrical Equipment & Appliances
  • Food and Beverage
  • IT
  • Metals & Machinery
  • Paper & Plastics
  • Textiles
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Precision engineering
  • Robotics & Machine Tool
fallback

2017 Photos

To view photos from the 2017 European event please click here.

fallback

Venue

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago 60605

United States of America

Tel: +1-312-922-4400

fallback

Presented by (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

Lead Sponsor (2)

Autodesk makes software for people who make things.  If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.

Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. Autodesk software is available free to students, teachers and educational institutions around the world to help cultivate the next generation of designers, engineers and manufacturers.

The future of manufacturing is being driven by disruption in the way products are created and consumed. Autodesk equips designers, engineers and makers to thrive in this “new industrial revolution” underway. We provide manufacturing software solutions that enable customers to innovate and create products that take advantage of changes in digital fabrication, consumer expectations and connected services. Our solutions are built on the Autodesk Forge platform; a set of cloud services that connect design, engineering, visualization, collaboration, production and operations workflows. The Autodesk Forge Fund will invest up to $100M in companies that develop innovative solutions or services that are connected to this platform. 

The company is developing cutting-edge 3D printing technology, generative design software, machine learning capabilities, human-robotics interfaces and more that make it possible to create things in entirely new ways.  Together with its customers, Autodesk is changing the way the world is designed and made.

IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits.

Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services.

Today, IBM is focused on five growth initiatives - Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile, Social Business and Security and transforming itself into a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to enable systems of engagement that deliver dynamic insights for businesses and governments worldwide.  

Knowledge Partner (1)

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Gain access to 150 Senior Executives from the US Global Manufacturing Industry, who will be attending the event;
  • Brand alignment with the FT and its unrivalled credibility;
  • Demonstrate thought leadership around the current critical issues affecting the US manufacturing industry;
  • Benefit from sustained international visibility through our advertising and marketing campaigns

Joe Hames

Commercial Manager, Global Industries

T: +44 (0)207 873 4551

M: +44 (0)791 329 2038

E: joe.hames@ft.com

fallback

Media Partner (1)

Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International is a worldwide not-for-profit community of manufacturing companies, information technology hardware and software suppliers, system integrators, consulting service providers, analysts, editors, academics and students. The combined purpose is to improve business results and production operations through optimized application and implementation of information technology and best management practices. 

Contact Us

Steph O'Sullivan
Media Partner and Press Enquiries
Financial Times
Toby Barran
Delegate Booking and Registration Enquiries
Financial Times
Joe Hames
Sponsorship Opportunities
Financial Times
Mariana Schapira
Speaking Opportunities
Financial Times