- A Look at Innovative Manufacturing, moderated by Tony Velocci , former Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine and Editorial Director, Aviation Week Group - The Collaborative Economy: How will new Business Models Emerge from Peer-to-Peer Digital Technologies?, moderated by Jeremiah Owyang, Chief Catalyst and Founder of Crowd Companies - Building a Platform Strategy, moderated by Marc Strohlein, Adjunct Research Advisor, IDC See below for more detailed descriptions of the Roundtable Discussions
Moderated by Tony Velocci , former Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine and Editorial Director, Aviation Week Group Manufacturing is evolving due to new technologies including IoT, robotics and additive manufacturing. But Innovative Manufacturing won’t just depend on technologies, there are also other issues such as the sourcing and training of employees, the ability to have visibility throughout the entire supply chain and engaging the entire organization to improve quality and deliver value to the customer experience. In this roundtable, participants will discuss the various technologies for innovation and the required components for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Future Factory.
Moderated by Jeremiah Owyang, Chief Catalyst and Founder of Crowd Companies. Today the world’s largest hospitality brand, Airbnb, is worth over $25 billion without owning a single room or hotel. Likewise, Uber, the world’s largest taxi service, is valued at over $50 billion without owning a single car. The continued, rapid growth of the Collaborative Economy makes it clear that sharing is not a fad. How can companies embrace this concept in how they offer their customers products and services? During this roundtable participants will discuss the opportunities and challenges of the sharing economy, as well as how legacy companies can adapt their current businesses to take advantage of this trend.
Moderated by Marc Strohlein, Adjunct Research Advisor, IDC. According to the Wall Street Journal “Platform companies are major drivers of innovation. The top such companies are setting the standards for the digital transformation taking place around the world.” Following the keynote by Marshall Van Alstyne, roundtable participants will discuss the difference between platforms and applications and how platforms can be integrated effectively into their incumbent business models.