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F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series: Guest Speaker John Fleming

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Florida Institute of Technology

150 West University Blvd

Denius Student Center "SUB" 2nd Floor Hartley Room

Melbourne, FL 32901

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Florida Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the launch of the F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series, which will bring corporate executives from the transportation industry and other experts to campus for fall and spring presentations.


The series is made possible by a generous gift from F. Alan Smith, who spent more than three decades in leadership positions at General Motors in the U.S. and Canada.




In this lecture:The Future of Manufacturing which is open to the Florida Tech and Space Coast Community, John Fleming, (retired) president and chief executive officer of Ford of Europe and group vice president, Ford Motor Company, will answer some of the pressing questions related to the rapidly evolving advanced manufacturing industry. What will manufacturing look like in the future? What is Smart Manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? How will IIoT impact manufacturing domestically and globally? What skills will people need in the future to secure manufacturing jobs? What skills (curricular and extracurricular) should students and individuals currently in the workforce to prepare them for careers in advanced manufacturing?


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Melbourne, FL 32901

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