Thursday, September 24, 2015
3.00 pm - Doors open
4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1
From prototype to production
Jonathan Cedar is CEO and co-founder of BioLite, a social enterprise that develops and manufactures clean, affordable energy systems for off-grid communities around the world.
Michael Circosta is Director of Product Development at Crye Precision, a Brooklyn-based company that designs and manufactures protective equipment and apparel for America’s fighting forces.
Dean DiPietro is partner at Tomorrow Lab, a product design and engineering consultancy with a unique focus on prototyping new hardware technology
JD Albert is director of engineering at Bresslergroup, a product development firm and innovation lab
Andrew Erlick is the Director of Design & Technology Outreach at Indiegogo, the largest global crowdfunding platform
4.40 - 4.50 pm - Keynote
Mitch Maiman, IPS
Mitch Maiman is co-founder, President and CEO of Intelligent Product Solutions, a product design and engineering company providing clients with product development consulting spanning early stage ideation to productization.
4.50 - 5.30 pm - Keynote
5.30 - 6.10 pm - Panel 2
The post-internet factory floor
Jack Abel is the founder of Watermark, a leading manufacturer of high end bath fittings, faucets, shower heads and accessories.
6.10 - 6.30 pm - Break
Drinks, demos + networking
6.30 - 7.10 pm - Keynote
Drura Parrish, MakeTime
Drura Parrish is founder and CEO of MakeTime, an online, transactional marketplace where manufacturers connect to buy and sell machine production capacity by the hour.
7.10 - 8.00 pm - Panel 3
Oleg Shilovitsky is entrepreneur, consultant and blogger at Beyond PLM, a leading source for information and commentary on engineering and manufacturing software.
Jeremy Herrman is the founder and CTO of Plethora, a rapid manufacturing service that uses a new kind of robotic factory.
Carsten Hochmuth is Director of Product Management at aPriori Technologies, building enterprise product cost management solutions for manufacturing companies.
Bill O'Farrell is co-founder and CEO of Body Labs, a 3D digital body modeling company focused on delivering the human body as a digital platform for creating and acquiring goods and services.
8.00 - 10.00 pm - Networking continues
Drinks, demos + networking
Hosted by Heidi Anderson and Rajeev Sharma of ITAC
Heidi Anderson is Technology Acceleration Project Manager at Industrial Technical Assistance Corporation (ITAC), a nonprofit consulting and training organization dedicated to helping NYC manufacturing and technology companies grow.
Rajeev Sharma is Director of Client Services at ITAC, a former Field Engineer with an extensive background in manufacturing, distribution, and operations