Ammega is a world leader in power transmission, lightweight processes, conveyor belting, and fluid power solutions. They invited Jim in to provide an opening keynote for this event, their first-ever customer-focused leadership meeting.
The focus? Found in the keynote description!
The Disruption, Transformation and Reinvention of ManufacturingCollapsing product lifecycles. Faster product innovation is driven by the need for faster time to market. Mass customization accelerated by new methodologies. Digitization, robotics, and the cloud. Design based on crowd thinking. Build to demand, as opposed to building to inventory, business models. The role of the Internet of Things in product innovation as well as manufacturing process innovation. Spatial innovation with advanced manufacturing robotics. New materials and substances that allow for a change in product development. Rapid prototyping, sketch to scale, and agility-based business models…. are you ready for the new world of manufacturing?
Manufacturing executives are furiously busy with innovation ideas, reinventing their capabilities, processes, and business models using advanced ideas, materials, methodologies, and technologies. The reality of manufacturing today is that there is a big opportunity that comes from aligning to fast-paced trends. What a time for innovation opportunity, and for insight from a great keynote that really puts all of these trends into perspective.Futurist Jim Carroll takes you on a voyage into the megatrends that define our future – and spins them down into the opportunity and challenge this presents to the manufacturing sector. Fresh off a keynote for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, Jim has also been engaged by some of the largest manufacturing and industrial organizations in the world to help them think about opportunities for innovation. Jim has keynoted the IMX – Interactive Manufacturing Exchange Congress in Las Vegas with an audience of over 2,000 senior manufacturing executives, the BigM Manufacturing Summit in Detroit, as well as the American Manufacturing Summit in the same city. Jim’s other manufacturing and industrial clients include • Magna International • United Technologies • Camstar Systems • Genesis Systems Robotics Siemens • PPG • Chrysler • Caterpillar • and many, many more. His food and packaged goods clients include Kraft, HJ Heinz, Silgan, Pepsico, Land O’ Lakes, and Godiva Chocolates. Beyond that, he has also provided his insight on the future to NASA, the World Bank, Disney, and Pfizer.