Manufacturing Symposium: Presented by the SouthWest Chapter - October 2017

Date: 10/04/2017
Time: 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
Location: Goodwill Industries of Southern Piedmont, Inc.

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Join the SouthWest Chapter for a half-day event exploring the economic landscape of manufacturing within the region, followed by break out groups centered around workforce development, robotics and automation. Kevin Rodriguez, special agent from the FBI will wrap up this jam packed morning with everything you want to know around Cybersecurity as it relates to manufacturing.

      Here are the top five reasons why you should attend:

Cybersecurity: An inside look from the FBI on cybersecurity in the manufacturing space. Protect
yourself from ransomware attacks, internal threats and social engineering with
practical takeaways from attorney Erin Illman of Bradley.  
 
Sara Casey: Kicking off the day is Sara Casey is a lead analyst for Economic Leadership LLC. Shefocuses on data collection, conducting stakeholder interviews and data analysis for a variety of energy and economic topics.  She is providing an overview of the economic landscape and specific statistics on manufacturing in the region compared to a national and global perspective.
 
15 panelists:  From Charlotte Works to SSI Schaefer, the event will be full of cybersecurity and manufacturing experts who will present updates on the trends occurring in the manufacturing industry
 
Networking opportunity with manufacturers: Bring your business cards because we’re expecting some of the top regional manufacturing influencers to be at the event!
 
Check out the new Goodwill space: In June 2016, Goodwill opened up a new 16,000 square ft. flagship building. This is a chance for you experience Goodwill's expansion!
 
 
Symposium Program

8 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
Manufacturing as an Economic Driver
Sara Casey, Lead Analyst, Economic Leadership LLC
David Linford, Vice President & General Manager at GOM Americas Inc.
Travis Hogue, Vice President, Industrial/Manufacturing, Myers & Chapman

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Break / Vendor Experience

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Breakout 1 - Workforce Development

Large Corporation Breakout Session:
Richard Zollinger, PhD., Vice President for Learning & Workforce Development CPCC
Valerie P. Truesdale, PhD., Chief Officer, Technology, Personalized Learning, Engagement – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. STEMersion Organizer
Anna London, Director of Career and Talent Development, Charlotte Works

Small Corporation Breakout Session:
Dana McDonald, Ph.D., Director of Goodwill University
Michael Grunwald, Operation Manager, Groninger

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout 2 - Robotics and Automation

Large Corporation Breakout Session:
Elton Jones, General Manager, TJ Maxx , Assistant GM, Area Operations Manager
Guest Speaker from Snyder’s-Lance
Matt Rivenbark, SSI Schaefer

Small Corporation Breakout Session:
Clifton Vann IV, CEO Hyde Park Partners
Matthew Roux, Sr. Applications Engineer, Okuma

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Break / Vendor Experience

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Responding to the Cybercrime Threat: Manufacturing
Kevin Rodriguez, Special Agent, FBI Charlotte
Erin Illman, CIPP/US Attorney, Bradley


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