We are in the midst of a new industrial revolution with new technologies driving major changes in the ways that things — from buildings and infrastructure to cars and consumer electronics — are made. New means of production such as microfactories and 3D printing, new types of Internet-connected products, and new consumer demands for locally made and sustainable products are posing serious disruptions to existing order. Companies need to adapt to thrive in this future, or risk being surpassed by more agile competitors. This keynote will address these trends, and delve into the new generation of cloud and mobile-based software that is helping companies take advantage of these tectonic shifts and succeed.
About the Speaker
Curtis Chan is a Technical Evangelist at Autodesk. He works with students, start-ups and larger companies to embrace and get the most out of the new generation of cloud and mobile-based manufacturing software such as Fusion 360. Prior to Autodesk, Curt spent several years as a Mechanical Engineer in the defense industry, associated with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program; as well as an Equipments Engineer in the medical industry devising new technology for manufacturing coronary stents. Aside from industry experience, as a prior Application Engineer for 3D Design Softwares companies such as SpaceClaim and SolidWorks, Curt offers expertise in a variety of 3D CAD/CAM Tools, complementing his knowledge in Finite Element Analysis Products (FEA) and additive/subtractive manufacturing techniques. Curt holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University; and is also an Adjunct Professor at Palomar College in San Diego, California, teaching 3D CAD/CAM Solutions. Follow him on Twitter: @Curt_Chan & Instagram: curtis.chan