Dr. Bob Carlson, Dean of the School of Applied Technology for Illinois Institute of Technology was the opening speaker at a manufacturing event entitled, "Unlock the Potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution." His presentation focused upon "The Role of Education in U.S. Manufacturing Growth." This event was co-sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and the Manufacturing Advisory Boards of World Business Chicago (WBC) and was held Monday, November 2 at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII).
Other topics and speakers included:
- "Industry 4.0 Real World Case Studies: Smart Manufacturing with Cyber-Physical Innovations ", "Improving Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations" and "Making Smarter Decisions - Faster." presented by Jane Cahill, Director of Business Development, ORBIS America, Inc.
- "Weaving the Digital Thread" by Dr. Dean L. Bartles, FSME, FASME, Chief Manufacturing Officer for UI LABS and Executive Director, Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)
- "Reshoring and Foreign Direct Investment: Increasing Growth, Capacity, and Innovation" by Harry C. Moser,Founder and President, Reshoring Initiative.