What will it take to create a manufacturing renaissance in the Greater Rochester area? It involves strengthening the link between manufacturing and innovation, developing advanced manufacturing operations and the supporting structure, educating and preparing the workforce at all levels, and government support for key initiatives.
Dr. Willy Shih is Robert & Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and has 28 years of leadership experience in product development and manufacturing with companies such as IBM, Silicon Graphics, and Eastman Kodak. He is a leading voice on industrial competitiveness and has co-authored the recent book "Producing Prosperity – Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance".
Dr. Shih will be joined by panelists Dr. Grace Wang, President of the SUNY Research Foundation; Ed White, Corporate Outreach Executive for AIM Photonics; Dr. Terry Taber, Chief Technical Officer of Eastman Kodak; Dr. Denis Cormier, Director of RIT’s AMPrint Center; Boris Gragera, CEO of NEST iON; Todd Oldham, Vice President, Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services, Monroe Community College; and panel moderator, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy.
Monday, March 20, 2017
5:15 to 6:30 PM
Registration, Hors d’oeuvres, Cash bar, Networking, Exhibitor displays
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Keynote Presentation and Panel Discussion
The Kodak Center at Eastman Business Park
200 West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14615
Parking is FREE and directly across West Ridge Road from the Kodak Center (at the stop light at Primrose Street and West Ridge Road)
$25, includes complimentary Hors d’oeuvres