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The New Era of Creative Manufacturing: 11th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit

Posted By Paul Tate, March 31, 2015 at 6:25 AM, in Category: Manufacturing Leadership Community

Top industry executives to gather at Frost & Sullivan’s premier manufacturing leadership forum to share strategies for success in the new era of creative manufacturing.

How will the new era of creativity, collaboration and connectivity help manufacturers achieve greater operational flexibility and excellence in the face of rapid change, embrace the Internet of Things and new intelligent machines, increase supply chain responsiveness, and develop the next-generation of manufacturing leadership? These are just some of the most important issues for today’s manufacturing leaders that will be highlighted at the 11th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 2-4, 2015 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA.

The event’s theme, The New Era of Creative Manufacturing, will provide a unique industry platform for best practice presentations, case studies, collaborative think tanks and interactive panel sessions that will equip senior executives and their leadership teams with the insights they need to respond to the accelerating pace of change and escalating demands for innovation as companies move towards the future industrial vision of Manufacturing 4.0.

“Today’s fast-changing world demands a constant flow of highly creative new ideas about how products are designed, built, delivered and used,” said David Brousell, Global Vice President, Research, General Manager and Editorial Director with the Manufacturing Leadership Council. “By engaging with other senior industry innovators at the ML Summit, manufacturing leaders will learn strategies for leveraging the explosive changes that are already impacting every aspect of the manufacturing value chain.”

Key topics and sessions at the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Summit will include: the journey to Manufacturing 4.0, the Industrial Internet, collaborative innovation, cybersecurity in a connected world, next-generation leadership, democratizing innovative ideas, and advancing the future of manufacturing, as well as panels on attracting millennials to manufacturing and honing leadership skills for the future. (Click here for the 2015 ML Summit program)

Thought-leading speakers at this year's Summit include:

  • James R. Fitterling,Vice Chairman, Business Operations, The Dow Chemical Company
  • John Fleming,Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Co., and Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors
  • Joe Salvo,Director, Industrial Internet Consortium, GE Global Research
  • Dr. Stefanie Tompkins,Director, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Dennis Little,Vice President of Production, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Ted Duclos,President, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
  •  Dr. Mitzi Montoya,Vice President and University Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Arizona State University
  •  Mark Wilson,Director, Collaboration Management, GlaxoSimthKline, and Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors
  • Adam Ellison,Founder, ModBot

Conference participants will also be able to share experiences and insights with their peers in exclusive networking sessions, and unwind at fun events, interactive lunches and informal cocktail receptions. On the final evening of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 4, the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala will recognize world-class manufacturing leaders and companies . (Click here for more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards.)

Participants should register for the Manufacturing Leadership Summit now on http://www.mlsummit.com. For more information, please contact mlc@frost.com

About the Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan, is the world's foremost member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council's mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services -- including the Manufacturing Executive Website, an online global business network with 5,300 members around the world; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. More information on www.MLCouncil.com.


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Written by Paul Tate

Paul Tate is Research Director and Executive Editor with Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council. He also directs the Manufacturing Leadership Council's Board of Governors, the Council's annual Critical Issues Agenda, and the Manufacturing Leadership Research Panel. Follow us on Twitter: @MfgExecutive



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