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INDUSTRY FOCUS SERIES: MANUFACTURING SECTOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION, GROWTH & GLOBALIZATION
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PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
Technology for the Future Workforce
About Our Sponsors
Wipfli  ranks among the top 20 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation with over 2,400 associates, 48 offices in the United States and two offices in India. Wipfli is also a member of Allinial Global, an accounting firm association of legally independent accounting and consulting firms with offices in North America and throughout the world through international members and partnerships. We enjoy a solid reputation as industry experts and as a trusted business advisor to more than 100,000 clients including: Manufacturing and distribution, contractors and developers, real estate, health care organizations, financial institutions, financial services, nonprofits, private equity, agribusiness, tribal gaming, technology, units of government, dealerships and individuals.

The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), founded in 1902, specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow's Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. 

TMA has more than 1,000 precision manufacturing and supplier members that are bettering the industry through association. TMA is a non-profit association that is committed to recognizing manufacturers as value-added producers of goods and services, and creators of high quality jobs for Illinois citizens. TMA supports industry by providing educational opportunities, industry repre-sentation and services to foster member company global competitiveness. 

Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide, not-for-profit education organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally-recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business. The Alliance offers educational opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.


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October 28, 2021

7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

TMA - Technology & Manufacturing Association
1651 Wilkening Road, Schaumburg, IL 60177
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Technology in manufacturing has and will continue to evolve and, as we have seen, reshape the workforce. 

Please join Global Midwest Alliance and sponsors, the Association for Manufacturing Technology, the Technology and Manufacturing Association and Wipfli, for an interactive panel discussion with industry experts in the field to explore and consider a holistic picture of what the impact of technology will have on the nature of work and the composition of the workforce. These innovations will require manufacturers to strategically rethink workflow, workforce, and workplace from the ground-up to position themselves to take advantage of technologies while attracting and creating value for employees. 

Experts in education, technology, community development and change management will guide us through a panel-led discussion on the varying layers of problems, and the solutions to help align organizational structure, leadership and workforce development with an eye towards creating sustainable innovation. 

In the second half of our session, the panel will be open to the audience to discuss scenarios or issues specific to your company's environment.

Seats are limited. Please REGISTER on or before October 26, 2021.

PROGRAM AGENDA


Registration, Breakfast and Qualified Introductions 

Welcome Remarks & Introductions  
Christopher Blaylock, Partner, Wipfli LLP

Keynote Presentation  
Marcy Brajkovic, President, Chatfield Global LLC

Moderator-Led Panel Discussion
Moderator:  Patrick Osborne, President, The Technology and Manufacturing Association
Panelists:
Jess Giudici, Senior Human Resources Manager of Talent Management, Duravant
Jennifer Serino, Director, Lake County Workforce Development
Lori Suddick, Ed.D., President, College of Lake County
Paul Van Metre, Co-Founder, ProShops ERP
Jeff Wulf, Principal, Wipfli, LLP

Coffee and Networking Break

Audience-Led Panel Discussion
Moderator:  Patrick Osborne, President, The Technology and Manufacturing Association
Panelists:
Jess Giudici, Senior Human Resources Manager of Talent Management, Duravant
Jennifer Serino, Director, Lake County Workforce Development
Lori Suddick, Ed.D., President, College of Lake County
Paul Van Metre, Co-Founder, ProShops ERP
Jeff Wulf, Principal, Wipfli, LLP

Wrap Up and Q&A  
Benjamin Moses, Director, Technology, The Association for Manufacturing Technology