2018 MForesight National Summit


Please note that this is a tentative agenda.


    • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
      7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
      8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Morning Sessions
      • Grand Challenges in U.S Manufacturing: Findings and Recommendations
      • Policy Keynote: Prof. Willy Shih – Harvard Business School
      • Technical Keynote: Mr. Blake Moret – CEO, Rockwell Automation
      • Panel 1: Industrial Commons & Manufacturing Technologies: Panelists will discuss the role of academia, industry, and government in restoring industrial commons, strengthening foundational capabilities, and building the industries of the future. This includes R&D investments in process technologies as well as creating demand through early adoption to incentivize private investment.
      • Open Discussion
      12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
      1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Afternoon Sessions
      • Remarks by Ian Steff
      • Panel 2: Funding Hardware Start-ups and Scale-ups: Achieving a smart manufacturing future requires not only broad implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies, but also vibrant manufacturing ecosystems and the resources to support manufacturing start-ups and scale-ups. Creative ideas are needed to ensure that sufficient patient capital, appropriate infrastructure, skills and effective policies are all in place to seize the emerging opportunities.
      • Open Discussion
      • Technologies on the Horizon
      • Overview of The National Advanced Manufacturing Strategy
      • Remarks by Senior Administration Officials and Congressional Leaders
      5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
      Networking Reception