US & Canadian Participant Agenda and Presentations
Innovation Days Detroit and Chicago
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Week of June 25 - 29, 2018
Tuesday June 26, 2018
Location:
Sterling Heights (MI) - DC3S | Center for Collaboration and Synergy 7205 Sterling Ponds Ct, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome Remarks
● Marco Saladini - Italian Trade Agency Chicago
● Ann Williams - DC3S
● Maria Manca - Consul General of Italy in Detroit
Moderator - Mike Lee - Crain's Detroit Business Managing Editor
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Advanced manufacturing: past trends, prospects and government policies
William Strauss - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Maurizio Forte - Italian Trade Agency New York
Michael Molnar - National Institute of Standards and Technology
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Automotive manufacturing and new technologies: trends and challenges
Maurizio Reggiani - Automobili Lamborghini
Carlo Pignatari - Clust-ER Meccatronica e Motoristica
Edoardo Sabbioni - Politecnico di Milano
Louis J Donato - SAE International
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Industry 4.0 is now: advanced manufacturing and robotics at work
Bob Doyle - A3 - Association for Advancing Automation
Paolo Rocco - Politecnico di Milano
Vincenzo Lettieri - Federmacchine
Martin Kinsella - Comau
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Invest in Italy: a competitive platform for automotive and advanced manufacturing
Anthony Mannara - Italian Trade Agency New York
Andrea Boscolo - General Motors
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch & Learn: Innovation and the automotive supply chain
Senthil Virthachalam - IBM
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Research centers and academic institutions building public-private partnerships
Luca Settineri - Politecnico di Torino
Steve Shade - Purdue University
Rosanna Fornasiero - Italian Technology Cluster - Intelligent Factories
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Scheduled Business Meetings
Friday June 29, 2018
Location: Holiday Inn Rockford Hotel (HIR) - 7550 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Scheduled Business Meetings at HRI hotel
*The Conference agenda is subject to change