Keynotes & Panels

DISCOVER 2023 Speakers

Tuesday, October 10th

10:30-11:30 – Job Shop Panel: "2023 Status of the Shop"
Name Title Company
Nicole Wolter President & CEO HM Manufacturing
Bob Faxon CEO Faxon Mfg
Eric Metcalfe President RPM Carbide
Take a deep look at where the job shops of today stand in the current economy and manufacturing climate. Our panel includes three industry veterans with leadership vision and experience.
1:30-2:30 – "When to Swiss, when not to Swiss"
Name Title Company
Chad Weigel CEO Trax Automation
Explore the considerations that go into the commitment to Swiss-style manufacturing. Hear the about all aspects of the process from an expert in high production of precise parts.

Wednesday, October 11th

10:30-11:30 – "Best Practices for Integrating Automation"
Name Title Company
Mike Cicco President Fanuc
In the face of increasing pressures to make more and better parts faster than ever with fewer skilled workers, find out how to incorporate manufacturing automation for optimal shop and production growth.
1:30-2:30 – "Art to Part: The Future of Design and Make"
Name Title Company
Jeff Kinder EVP Design & Manufacturing Autodesk
Al Whatmough Director of Product Management, Manufacturing Autodesk
In manufacturing, transformation has been a constant… and throughout history, technology shifts have given forward-thinking manufacturers a competitive edge. Digitizing the shop floor, harnessing the cloud to distribute data, and leveraging direct machine connections are three keys to success. Come and learn how embracing digital technologies can enable you to scale your business and allow you to do more, with less on the shop floor with your Mazak machines.

Thursday, October 12th

10:30-11:30 – "Preparing Digital Twins for Industry Use Cases: The role of standards"
Name Title Company
Tim Shinbara CTO AMT
Digital technologies help today's shops transcend production bottlenecks and reach new heights of productivity. Learn about the use of digital twins to ease and speed complex manufacturing tasks.