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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 1–2:30 pm

NTRL Roundtable with UL, CSA and Intertek Hosted by NEMA Industry Director Suzanne Alfano

NEMA Industry Director Suzanne Alfano will host a roundtable discussion with three Nationally Recognized Testing Labs: UL, CSA and Intertek.

Agenda highlights include:

  • Changing trade policies of new administration
  • Reduced time to market for new products
  • Shift to integrated systems from individual devices
  • Adoption of the Internet of Things
  • NRTL representatives to discuss current views and practices regarding accepting component test results from other labs
  • Open discussion of any industry concerns from NRTLs and/or manufacturers

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 2:30–4 pm

NEMA 2020 Hosted by NEMA Vice President Operations John Caskey

All meeting attendees not involved with the NEMA Board of Governors are invited to participate in NEMA 2020 to talk through current industry trends that are shaping the business and technical needs of the U.S. electroindustry. Share your insight and ideas on how NEMA's Product Sections will be addressing digitization, electrification, and the Internet of Things  Participants will engage in open dialog about:

  • Increasing member value from your industry association

  • Positioning NEMA's Sections and Councils to ensure continued vitality and relevance in a rapidly changing marketplace
  • Designing an industry leaders workshop to training the next generation of committee chairs and standards developers    

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 8:30–9:45 am

Donald Leavens, PhD, Vice President and Chief Economist, NEMA

Don Leavens, who holds a doctorate in economics, specializes in analyses and forecasts of the economic forces affecting the electrical manufacturing industry and provides these outlooks at business meetings sponsored by manufacturers, electrical contractors and distributors, and engineering societies throughout North America.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 10–11 am

Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Albright Stonebridge Group

Secretary Gutierrez, U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2005 to 2009 under President George W. Bush, played a key role in the passage of landmark free trade agreements that remove trade barriers, expand export opportunities, and boost global investment. He will speak on the effects of trade policy on supply chains.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 11 am–12 pm

Michael Steep, Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities

Mike Steep is the former senior vice president of Global Business Operations at PARC Xerox, where he worked with CEOs and R&D executives to transform technology disruption of their industries into new lines of business. Steep believes we are at the beginning of a new golden age, where emerging technologies define who we are, what we can accomplish, and how we can redefine entire companies and industries.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 1:00–1:30 pm

Florida Governor Rick Scott, Florida (R)

Governor Scott will summarize Florida’s efforts to #RebuildSmart after Hurricane Irma through the use of advanced technologies that improve grid resilience, protect quality of life, and improve community services. These efforts may serve as a template for other large-scale infrastructure improvements. A supporter of building and safety codes, Governor Scott is an innovator in business, healthcare, and politics.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 1:30–2:30 pm

Adapting to a Digital Supply Chain Panel Discussion

Moderator: Michael Steep, Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities

Confirmed Panelists:

David Burns, senior vice president and chief information officer, manufacturing and  supply chain,  GE
Debora Fronczak, vice president global engineering director, 3M Engineering
Brian Tessier, vice president of innovation-global supply chain transformation, Schneider Electric

The panel will feature NEMA Member companies who are trailblazers in adopting the digital supply chain. The session will explore how digitization has transformed the supply chain and what technologies manufacturers can employ to expand customer intimacy and integrate smart manufacturing techniques. Panelists also will discuss best practices and explain how their companies turned risks and disruptive technologies into opportunities.

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