A Catalyst for Economic Disruption:
3D Printing, also referred to as Additive Manufacturing, is more than a new manufacturing technique. There are powerful economic incentives for adopting Additive Manufacturing on its own. But, when combined with other emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing, Advanced Data Analytics and Intelligent Systems; Additive Manufacturing manifests as a powerful economic stimulant for manufacturers, supply chains, and the global economy.
In this presentation Jack Shaw, voted one of the world’s Top 5 Technology Futurists for 2014, addresses the What, Why, When, Where, and How of Additive Manufacturing, shows the impact it is already having and explores the keystone role it will play in the digital economy of the 2020’s and beyond.
- 3D Printing – What?
- Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing – A Process, Not a Technology
- A Breadth of Applications, Materials, and Products
- Not Just for Prototypes Anymore!
- 3D Printing – Why?
- Additive Manufacturing and Speed to Market
- Additive Manufacturing and Reduced Costs
- Additive Manufacturing and Improved Product Quality
- 3D Printing – When, Where and How?
- How Additive Manufacturing Will Impact Transportation and Logistics
- How Additive Manufacturing Will Impact Supply Chain Management
- How Additive Manufacturing Will Impact Manufacturing Processes
- 3D Printing and the Emerging Intelligent Business Ecosystem
- Intelligent Systems
- Intellectual Property, Digital Rights, and Security
- Self-Configuring Business Ecosystems
Responding to the Greatest Internet Security Challenge – So Far!
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've recently heard that the greatest threat to Internet security to date has recently been discovered. The passwords and data of billions of people around the world using thousands of the most popular Internet websites for more than the past two years have now been compromised.
This puts everything from financial data to personal health information to critical corporate intellectual property at risk. So what should people and organizations do to address this challenge? And even more importantly, what can you do going forward to prevent this kind of threat to your personal data and livelihood in the future.
In this program, Jack will discuss Internet and other information technology security issues – in plain English that business people (even non-technical executives!) will understand and be able to act on. What happened? Why? What do we do now? And what should we do to prevent his kind of a problem in the future?
No one is better at translating complex technical subject, like Internet security, into plain understandable English. Join us for a critically important session that will help you take the right steps today as well as plan properly for tomorrow.
Meeting Business' Next Grand Challenge
As we become an ever more mobile global society, people expect to be able to work, shop, and play from wherever they are located. And customers expect, indeed demand, a seamless experience across physical stores, web presence, and their mobile devices – that is, everywhere. This is OmniCommerce.
But making this happen means businesses must integrate their physical processes and their IT systems to provide consistent customer experiences and to make near real time decisions on virtually everything from product designs to marketing campaigns to investment strategies.
Bracing for the Big One
Business Systems and Processes That Think for Themselves
The Big One is coming, and it’s coming soon. Intelligent Systems will utterly transform business, commerce, and society. Self-optimizing production scheduling, autonomic supply chains, and self-configuring business ecosystems are just a few examples of Intelligent Systems that will shake the world.
In this presentation, Jack will cite case studies, real-world examples, and success stories show how leading edge businesses are using these technologies to cut costs, improve service, and promote innovation.
Intelligent Decision Management
Infusing Discipline into Decisions
We now have access to more information than we can possibly comprehend. In many cases, this glut of data has made it even more difficult to make decisions than in the past. What we need are systems and processes that help us make better decisions, and can do so faster, more accurately, more consistently, more flexibly, and at lower cost than traditional systems.
In this presentation, Jack will help you understand Decision Management – the principles and processes that make up a sound approach to handling decisions in the organization – whether day-to-day or strategic in nature.
Emerging Technologies for Executives
Mobile Commerce, Cloud Computing, Social Media, “Big Data”, Intelligent Systems – these and other emerging technologies are changing how we do business at an accelerating rate. Most executives recognize that their companies should address these new technologies, but few fully understand their implications or how to respond to them.
In this speech, Jack presents practical, scalable ideas and innovations already in use. He shows how these technologies are facilitating deeper collaboration and how advanced practitioners are using them to better anticipate and meet the needs of their customers.
The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Energy Utilities
In this presentation, Jack will show how leading edge energy utilities are using advanced technologies to cut costs, improve service, and promote innovation. Equally importantly, he’ll act as your guide to the future evolution of the energy ecosystem – showing how the integration of advanced technologies and sophisticated business processes will transform power generation, energy transmission and distribution, and energy management in the future.
Staying One Step Ahead of Mobile Devices
The rapid growth in payments via mobile devices epitomizes two key elements of the mobile revolution — smartphones and tablets are changing the business landscape at wildfire speed, far in excess of anyone’s expectations.
The relentless surge in mobility is forcing marketing and IT departments to change priorities. Companies are realizing that they need to design their websites for mobile users first, rather than make this an afterthought.
With mobile devices growing in popularity, CIOs will need to rapidly adjust for this change or they’ll have to redo much of what they are currently planning relatively quickly.
Moving the Construction Industry Ahead
Jack Shaw grew up in the construction business and has worked with and spoken to numerous construction businesses and related groups about how mobile computing is driving change and innovation in the construction industry. Mobile, cloud-based communications are cutting costs and speeding jobs through better scheduling and inventory control. This means improved margins and competitive position.
Mobile apps also are allowing builders to keep clients apprised of progress and resolve issues before they become problems. And forward looking construction businesses will use location based marketing and geofencing to promote their work to prospective new clients and the broader market.
Taking Cost Out of Your Supply Chain
The companies that comprise the most competitive supply chains take costs out of their supply chains through optimized, collaborative supply chain event management. Collaboration means the sharing of key supply, demand, and inventory information among partners up and down the supply chain – and in real time.
The Future of Manufacturing and Distribution
Autonomous Machinery; 3-D “Printing”; Dynamic Routing; Intelligent Production Planning; Optimized Picking, Packing, Loading, and Shipping. The future of manufacturing and distribution depends on emerging technologies that add increasing levels of intelligence to critical processes.
Manufacturers will dynamically reroute production orders as conditions change. Sophisticated planning systems will account for changing economic conditions and even weather to optimize production, picking, packing, loading, shipping, and distribution.
And breakthroughs in shared supply networks will cut costs and speed availability of parts and materials for manufacturers and finished products for distributors, retailers, and end consumers.
Enterprise Risk Management
After Lehman Brothers, the Japanese tsunami, and the Greek monetary crisis, businesses have realized that risk is a critical strategic issue. And, they've recognized that they can no longer manage risk in silos, but must address it on an enterprise-wide basis from the topmost levels of the company.