Presentations, Panel, Interactive Discussions, and Networking

About this Event  

Join us for our next event as we explore the evolving NYC manufacturing and supply chain logistics ecosystem and how emerging technologies are helping to make manufacturing more accessible to small businesses and startups. Lite food, beverages and wine to be served.

The Topic:

"Crain’s recently reported two statistics that seem unrelated but taken together say something significant about New York City’s future as an engine of opportunity, innovation, and equity. The first was that manufacturing lost more jobs than initially estimated and now accounts for only 69,000 jobs in the city, or 1.5% of the total. The second was that information jobs grew by 6% to about 200,000. The combination of a shrinking manufacturing sector and a growing information economy has had a profound impact on New York and cities across the U.S.—driving diverging narratives of opportunity and stagnation. Is this bifurcation permanent? Only if we continue to think of tech and manufacturing as separate and unequal sectors rather than as synergistic drivers of a new economy for people of all skillsets." -- Matthew Putman (Manufacturing is Not Dead; Here's the Blueprint, CRAINS June, 2019)

How is manufacturing and the supply chain changing in NYC and where are the opportunities? How can we ensure that, as we automate manufacturing, we don't leave people (and small business owners) behind? What is "design for manufacturing" (DFM) and how can product developers and businesses use new technologies to speed up and significantly improve the design-to-manufacturing process?

The city is changing tremendously and quickly right before our eyes. We'll explore the intersection of technology and manufacturing and hopefully outline the framework for answering these difficult questions as well as how entrepreneurs and can not only use emerging technology to become a part of New York's manufacturing ecosystem, but how they, in partnership with city and private organizations, can redefine the manufacturing landscape to be more diverse and inclusive than ever before. 

Expert Guest Speakers and Presentations include:

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GUEST SPEAKERS

Rich Mokuolu (Co-founder & CEO at Partsimony)
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Christopher Wilczewski (Product Design Account Manager, FARO) 

 

Samara Karasyk (Interim President & Chief Policy Officer Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce)

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Charlie Oliver (Founder/CEO, TECH 2025 and Served Fresh Media)

 

Roland Mokuolu (Co-founder & COO at Partsimony)
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Neil Redding (Executive Technologist, Digital Futures Strategist)

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FARO®
is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. 
The company develops and manufactures leading edge solutions that enable high-precision 3D capture, measurement and analysis across a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, engineering and public safety. They create unique value and support for operational excellence by • Enabling faster, more accurate, compelling and useable 3D documentation • Accelerating execution timelines • Minimizing in field 3D documentation and measurement times • Shrinking margin impacting scrap and rework costs • Reducing development risk

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Betaworks Studios
(our venue sponsor) is a new membership club for individuals looking to make a dent in the universe. Supported by innovative technology, this space is designed for connectivity within a curated community. Since 2008 they have have built products from the ground up like Giphy, Dots, bitly, Chartbeat and Tweetdeck. Their core belief is to experiment early and often; the idea that ‘betas work.’ For the last ten years they have invested in early stage start-ups related to areas we are building in. Previous investments include: Tumblr, Kickstarter, Medium and Gimlet. They continue to do so through our $50m fund.

 

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BraveIT 2019
, presented by Tierpoint, BraveIT is a unique interactive, thought leadership and networking experience designed for the modern IT professional seeking to boldly innovate their organization into the technological future. Special programming includes Women Defying Gravity: Breakfast, AR Experience & Keynote Rhonda Vetere and a CXO Networking & Below Deck Experience.  BraveIT we push the boundaries of ideas, creativity and "business as usual." Use this special TECH 2025 discount code to receive 50% off full ticket price until August 16th: 50OFFTECH2025 

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Location:
Betaworks Studios
29 Little West 12th Street, NY, NY 10014

Lite food, beverages and wine included.