Embracing the wildly popular TED Talks concept, The Smart Manufacturing Experience hosts a new and exciting format for the audience. The SMARTx Tech Talks will spotlight visionary leaders who will motivate and inspire attendees via short inspirational talks on the topics of smart manufacturing, transformation, growth, advancement and expansion for the future of manufacturing. Come hear how these leaders are driving innovation to take their businesses to the next level.
Innovations in Technology
Katie Linendoll, Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality, Writer, Technology Expert, Global Technology Consultant
Linendoll, is one of the most in-demand tech experts in the country & she loves sharing her energy and expertise around innovations with audiences across the nation.
In this informative, entertaining, insightful and funny tech talk, audiences will not only learn and discover new breakthrough technologies they’ll also get a glimpse behind the scenes of how a tech guru works while she fills audience members in on how technology is changing the way we live, work and think, every day, in the most amazing ways!
Practical Applications for Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing
Paul Manikas, Senior Industry Solution Executive, Microsoft
This tech talk will discuss how Microsoft uses AI to drive digital transformation with accelerators, solutions, and practices that empower your organization. He will also discuss how these industry solutions help manufacturers drive digital transformation across product development, manufacturing operations, sales and service.
Cloud Computing in U.S. Manufacturing
Wang Jin, Research Associate at IDE MIT Sloan School of Management
The tech talk will discuss how young firms are central to productivity and job growth in the United States, yet they fail at high rates. We examine how a recent rise in firms’ ability to access information technology as a service affected the survival and performance of young establishments in the U.S. manufacturing sector. Wang will share a study that provides the first empirical evidence that this emerging technology is changing how firms learn about their IT requirements and benefit from shared economies of scale before they achieve significant experience and scale of their own.
Growing Innovative Companies
Steven Taub, Senior Director of Advanced Manufacturing, GE Ventures
The tech talk will include an overview of GE Ventures investments in the advanced manufacturing space, including areas such as 3D printing, robotics, and “smart manufacturing” software and analytics. Steve will present a couple of case studies of GE Ventures portfolio companies and how they are working with them to further advance GE’s mission of leading the digital industrial transformation.