Day 1: October 7, 2019

Day One Times TBD


5:30PM - 7:30PM

Welcome Reception @ Carrier Dome, Syracuse University Campus
      >>Shuttle provided from Sheraton starting at 5:00 pm

Day 2: October 8, 2019

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast & Exhibits

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Welcomes and Keynote(s)

  • Matt Watson, Director, NYSTAR
  • Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Tracy Frost, Director, Manufacturing Technologies Program, Department of Defense
  • Mike McKittrick,  Technology Manager, Department of Energy

9:30AM - 10:30AM

Advances in U.S. Manufacturing (Round 1)
Short briefings from Manufacturing USA institutes covering the state of the technology, institute R&D, industry adoption, and emerging application areas and supply chains.

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Break & Exhibits

11:00AM - 11:45AM

Advances in U.S. Manufacturing (Round 2)
Short briefings from Manufacturing USA institutes covering the state of the technology, institute R&D, industry adoption, and emerging application areas and supply chains.

11:45AM - 12:00PM

NYSTAR Director, Matt Watson

12:00PM - 1:30PM

Lunch & Exhibits

1:30PM - 2:45PM

Breakout Session #1
Concurrent sessions during which companies and institute stakeholders discuss areas for technical collaboration and explore emerging applications and industries. 

LiDAR and Robotics

Light detection and ranging (LiDAR is a method at the center of autonomous vehicles, mapping terrain, guiding farmers on selective distribution of fertilizers, drone guidance for target identification, atmospheric measurement systems, among other applications.

This session will enable participants to interact with industry experts and explore how photonics, industrial robotics and the next generation of flexible electronic circuits are advancing the applications of LiDAR systems and their critical components. 

Facilitated by: Terence Clas, Business Develepment, Photonics, NYSTAR

  • Ed White, Corporate Outreach Executive, AIM Photonics
  • Greg Hudas, DoD Program Manager, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)
  • Shiraj Sen, Lead Scientist at GE Global Research
  • Deepak Trivedi, Mechanical Engineer, GE Global Research
Additive Manufacturing

Recent years have brought incredible growth and adoption of additive manufacturing technologies in consumer products and manufacturing environments. This discussion focuses on how additive technologies have transformed industries and the steps you can take to unlock new opportunities in your own operations.

Facilitated by: Christopher Rooney, Business Development-Additive Manufacturing, NYSTAR

  • Denis Cormier, AMPrint Center Director & Earl W. Brinkman Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • John Wilczynski, Technology Director, America Makes
  • Stephen J. Rock, Sr. Research Scientist, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Prabhjot Singh, Additive Product Breakout Leader, GE Global Research
Regenerative Medicine & Biofabrication 

Biofabrication of engineered tissue is rapidly moving from science fiction to science fact, unlocking incredible new opportunities in medicine to restore human tissues and organs. Participate in a dialogue about the steps being taken to scale up and build automated biofabrication lines and the hurdles faced on the way to this new future.

  • Kaiming Ye, Professor and Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Center of Biomanufacturing for Regenerative Medicine, Binghamton University
  • Gray Chynoweth, Chief Membership Officer, BioFabUSA
  • Bryan Marguilies, CSO and Co-founder of Zetagen Therapeutics
  • Brett Spector, Co-Founder, Director and CEO, FesariusTherapeutics 
  • Samuel Herberg, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Cell and Developmental Biology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Education & Workforce Development 

Education and workforce development programs are a critical part of supplying and upskilling quality workers for U.S. manufacturing operations. Discuss how technologies are advancing across the enterprise, and what companies and other groups are doing across the country to prepare our workforce for Industry 4.0.

Facilitated by: Michael Fornasiero,  Manufacturing USA Specialist, NYSTAR

  • Rebekah Kowalski, Vice President, Client Workforce Solutions, ManpowerGroup
  • Michael Britt-Crane, Education and Workforce Development Lead, DoD Manufacturing Technology Program Office
  • Denise Ball, Workforce Development Specialist, Tooling-U SME
  • Franca Armstrong, Associate Vice President of Workforce Development and Dean of the Rome Campus

3:00PM - 4:15PM

Breakout Session #2

Chemical/Bio Sensors & Data

Advancements in photonics, flexible hybrid electronics, and bio-fabrication have led to new capabilities and needs in chemical and biological sensing. The use of photons can detect and differentiate the optical properties of materials, detect abnormalities in our blood, and measure biometrics. Mobile platform sensors will enable new practices that better protect our environment, monitor our food supply, and keep us healthy. And collection and analysis of new streams of data are unlocking new opportunities across a range of markets.

Facilitated by: Terence Clas, Business Develepment, Photonics, NYSTAR

  • Bryce Tennant, Co-founder and CTO, Veluxsys
  • Ben Miller, Academic Lead for Integrated Photonic Sensors in AIM Photonics
  • Mark Peterman, CEO, OnDaVia
  • Neil Supola, Government Program Manager, AIM Photonics Institute
Energy & Sustainability

From advances in design and simulation through sensing and control, new opportunities exist to reduce the embodied energy in our products and improve the efficiency of our manufacturing operations. This session is a deeper dive into the technologies that are supporting sustainability and enabling greater levels of energy conservation in manufacturing--to the betterment of our factories, our consumers, and our environment.

Facilitated by: Magdi Azer, Chief Technology Officer, REMADE Institute and Jim Bielenberg, Chief Technology Officer, RAPID Institute

  • Frana James, CEO, Allied Microbiota
  • Jerry Feldman, CEO, alpha-En 
  • Chunlei Guo, CEO, Alchlight
  • Cole Thompson, Sr. Director, Marketing, Novomer
  • Phil Bove, Director of Sales, Sunnking
  • Suresh Santanam, Director, Industrial Assessment Center, Syracuse University
Industrial Cybersecurity & IIoT

As manufacturers continue to digitize and tie data across their operations and supply chains, new opportunities emerge to gain actionable insight. Participate in this session to discuss the technologies that can ease digital growth and what manufacturers can do to protect themselves from cybersecurity threats and maintain compliance.

Facilitated by: Michael Fornasiero,  Manufacturing USA Specialist, NYSTAR

  • Stephen Majot, Founder and CEO, ComplyUp
  • Matthew Plaks, Business Operations & Strategy, Temboo
  • Paul LaPorte, Cyber & Network Program Coordinator, Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Bryan Sapot, CEO, SensrTrx

4:15PM - 5:00PM

Closing Reception & Exhibits