OIT Times: Expo 4 Speakers to Look Far, Wide, and Ahead for Basic Industries
December 21, 2000
Expo coordinators have been working overtime to provide an informative program featuring a line-up of top-flight speakers. Expo 4 participants can look forward to a wide selection of exceptionally informative and insightful presentations about an array of topics of interest across all the Industries of the Future. The overall program is broken down into four speaker tracks covering manufacturing megatrends, technology and environment, domestic and international market outlook and investment potential, and human resources. For additional information about the major tracks, panel sessions or speaker backgrounds, visit Expo 4 website.
Mr. Eamonn Fingleton, renowned author and former editor of Forbes and The Financial Times, will be keynote speaker. Mr. Fingleton most current book, n Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity/b> takes a look at the economic resurgence of US manufacturing. Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia will also be a keynote speaker. Energy-intensive, resource-based industries are critical to WV economy, and he will describe his state effort to fortify the competitiveness and vitality of these industries in WV.
TRACK A: MANUFACTURING MEGATRENDS
- Panel Moderator: Richard McCormack, publisher of Manufacturing News
- Daniel Roos, Associate Dean for Engineering Systems; Japan Steel Industry Professor of Engineering, MIT; coauthor of he Machine that Changed the Worldbr>
- Ken Kreafle, General Manager, Quality Control/Quality Engineering, Toyota Manufacturing Co.-Kentucky
- Dave Squier, Consultant, Carlyle Group, and former CEO of Howmet International
Supply Chain Management
- Panel Moderator: Dr. James Rice, Director, Integrated Supply Chain Management Program, MIT
- James Olson, Director of Supply Management at John Deere Co.
- John Wilson, Director, B2B/Supply Chain Management, IBM
- John Oleson, author of PATHWAYS TO AGILITYass Customization in Action; formerly of Dow Corning
The Potential Impact of Internet Trading Exchanges on Industries of the Future
- Panel Moderator: Chip Julien, Consulant, Deloitte Touche
- Michael Levin, founder & CEO of e-Steel
- Andy Dupont, Director of eMarket Channels, Dow Chemical Co.
- Leah Knight, Principal Analyst, E-Business Div., Gartner Group
Contract Manufacturing: Threat or Opportunity?
- Panel Moderator: Joe Wirth, Chairman, National Research Council Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, former Chief Technical Officer, Raychem Corp.
- Jerry Labowitz, First VP of Fundamental Equity Research, Merrill Lynch
- Vincent DiPalma, Vice President, New Product Introduction & Technology, Solectron Co.
- Margaret Walker, Business Director, Contract Manufacturing Services, Dow Chemical Co.
TRACK B: TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL TRENDS IN THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE
Emerging & Future Trends in the Application of Traditional Materials
- Panel Moderator: Darryl Tenney, Chief, Materials Div., NASAangley Lab
- Steel: Steve Denner, Chairman, AISI Committee on Manufacturing Technology and VP, Research & Technology, National Steel Co.
- Polymers: Donald Duncan, President, Society of the Plastics Industry
- Glass: Bruce Jennings, President & CEO of Schott Glass Technology
- Paper & Wood Products: Del Raymond, Director, Strategic Energy Alternatives, Weyerhaeuser Corp.
Long Term Technology Trends with Potential Major Impacts on the Industries of the Future
- Panel Moderator: Ed Starke, Chairman of the Natl. Materials Advisory Board and Professor, Univ. of VA
- Bio-technology processes/products: Dr. Ganesh Kishore, recently retired as Lead Technologist, Neutraceuticals Div., Monsanto Co.
- Nano technologies: Jim Murday, Acting Director, National Nanotechnology Initiative Coordinating Committee
- Digital/electronic economy: Dalibor Vrsalovic, Chief Technology Officer, Intel Corp.
Industry, Global Climate Change and the Environment
- Panel Moderator: Dr. Don Ritter, Exec. Dir., Natl. Environmental Policy Inst., former U.S. Congressman from PA
- Dan Lashoff, Senior Scientist, National Resources Defense Council
- Fred Singer, President & Founder, Science and Environmental Policy Project
- Ed Mongan, Manager, Environmental Stewardship, Dupont Co.
TRACK C: NDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE/i> GLOBAL MARKETS & INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
The Market Outlook for ndustries of the Future/b>
- Panel Moderator: Connie Holmes, Senior Vice Presidentolicy, National Mining Assoc.
- Oil: John Parry, Vice President, John S. Herold Co.
- Paper & Forest Products: John Linehan, Investment Advisor at T. Rowe Price Associates
- Chemicals: Sergey Vasnetsov, Research Analyst, Lehman Brothers, Inc.
- Metals & Mining: Daniel Roling, First Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Global Markets and Industries
- Panel Moderator: Karen Walker, U.S. State Department
- Western Europe: Speaker TBD
- Asia: Douglas Ryan, Director, Office of Economic Policy, Bureau of East and Pacific Affairs, US State Dept.
- Latin America: John Murphy, Executive Director, Assoc. of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America
Energy Intensive Industries: Valuation by Securities Analysts and Investors
- Panel Moderator: TBD
- Ellen Hannon, Analyst, Bear, Stearns & Co.
- Robert Clark, Editor-in-Chief, Dow Jones Investment Advisor
- Speaker from Standard & Poors invited
- TRACK D: HUMAN RESOURCES
- Panel Moderator: Leo Reddy, President of the National Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing
- Mike Williams, Directoranufacturing, GM Powertrain Group, GM Inc.
- John Rauschenberger, Chairman, Mfg. Skills Standards Council and Manager, Personnel R&D, Ford Motor Co.
- Ken Breeden, Commissioner, Georgia Dept. of Technical and Adult Education
- Dave Dwulit, Director, Nevada Manufacturing Extension Program
Engineers of the Future
- Panel Moderator: John Green, Vice President, Technology, The Aluminum Assoc.
- Tom Danjczek, President of Steel Manufacturers Assoc.
- Dr. Stanley Johnson, Vice Provost Extension, and Professor of Economics, Iowa State Univ.
- Additional speaker invited