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Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, declared the world on the precipice of a “technical revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another… characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.” This meeting will explore the cross-sector collaboration between government, universities, and industry needed to accommodate the developments in emerging artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and Internet of Things technologies that will transform manufacturing practices. The meeting will discuss the technical characteristics of emerging industrial technologies and consider the economic and social implications of a ‘fourth industrial revolution’ that builds on the digitization breakthroughs of the past several decades.

Meeting Materials

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

6:30-8:30 pm


Dinner and Keynote Address
"Purpose and Prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution"

  • Tom Philbeck, Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum
  • Moderator: Gordon England, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair; Chair of the Board, PFP Cybersecurity and V1 Analytical Solutions
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
8:00-8:15 am


Welcome Remarks 

  • Laurie Leshin, GUIRR University Co-Chair; President, Worcestor Polytechnic Institute
8:15-9:15 am 

Making Value for America
What are the opportunities for value creation within the context of emerging digital and distributed tools for manufacturing?

  • Theresa Kotanchek, CEO of Evolved Analytics LLC
  • Kate Whitefoot, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Moderator: Kenan Jarboe, Senior Program Officer at the National Academy of Engineering
9:15-10:45 am 

Industrial Internet of Things and Advanced Analytics
How are IoT advanced analytics tools being adopted across the industrial sector? 

  • Rob Ivester, Deputy Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office at the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dimitry Gorinevsky, Consulting Professor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and CEO of Mitek Analytics LLC
  • Humera Malik, CEO of Dat-uh
  • Moderator: Jack Hu, GUIRR U-I Partner and Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan
11:00 am-12:30 pm
 Digital-Physical Systems
How are digital modeling tools changing manufacturing processes? 
  • Bill O'Neill, VP and Head of Digital Enterprise Center of Competence at Siemens in the Americas
  • Tom McDermott, Interim Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute
  • Al Wavering, Chief of the Intelligent Systems Division of the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Paul Davies, Associate Technical Fellow at Boeing
  • Moderator: Steve Cross, GUIRR Executive Committee Member and Executive Vice President for Research at Georgia Institute of Technology
1:30-3:00 pm Human-Technology Frontier
What is the future of virtualization and robotics in the manufacturing space? 
  • Fay Cook, Assistant Director of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation
  • Elizabeth Baron, Technical Specialist for Virtual Reality and Advanced Visualization at Ford Motor Company
  • Larry Sweet, Professor in the Practice of Robotics and Associate Director of Technology Transition in the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Moderator: Tilak Agerwala, GUIRR Council Member, IBM Emeritus, and Member of TKMA Consulting, LLC
3:00-3:30 pm 

GUIRR Project Updates 

3:30 pm

Keynote Presentation by Tom Philbeck
Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum

Thomas Philbeck on Purpose and Prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution from The Academies on Vimeo.