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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 Future Manufacturing

Multiple leaders of the business world and academic community came together to speak on September 29 at the 30th annual fall conference of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME). The conference, titled “The Future of Manufacturing,” was held at the Purdue Memorial Union.

Speakers included:

 * Cory Murphy, business lead, Google for Indiana.

* John Annakin, chief revenue officer, Clear Object.

* Ben Wrightsman, chief operating officer, Battery Innovation Center.

* Tong Jin Kim, associate professor of visual and performing arts, Purdue University.

* David Nedohin, president, Scope AR.

* Scott Hartford, project manager, Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies.

* Ben Larson, plant manager, Evonik Corporation.

* Doug Mansfield, chief executive officer, Kirby Risk.

* Michael Fornasiero, program manager of workforce development and social media marketing engagement, UI Labs.

The Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME) has been a focal point within the Krannert School of Management throughout many years for promoting education, research and industrial engagement, manufacturing management and supply chain management. The center is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

“It was exciting to celebrate our 30 years of focused research and education in manufacturing and welcome participation by industry, students and faculty,” said Ananth Iyer, DCMME director and department head of management at Krannert. “Our conference looked to the emerging future, which portends a greater deployment of technology and data to enhance manufacturing competitiveness.“

For more information on the conference and the center's activities, visit