November 8, 2022

Keynote
9:00 am – 10:00 am (ET)

FABx Tech Talks

Our line-up of experts will share insights on emerging trends and innovations that are changing the way businesses operate. As manufacturing processes are evolving at a rapid pace, it has become crucial for fabricators to leverage these innovations to stay competitive. Special appearance from Bill Carlton, owner/mastermind of Extensive Metal Works featured on the popular reality-TV show Texas Metal.

Presenters
Gillen Young

Gillen Young

Chief Architect for IIOT Solutions

AT&T

Bryce Austin

Bryce Austin

CEO

TCE Strategy

Richard Boyd

Richard Boyd

CEO

Tanjo AI

Bill Carlton

Bill Carlton

Owner

Ekstensive Metal Works

Panel Discussion
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (ET)

Leadership Exchange – Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Opportunities

Innovation in manufacturing can take many forms including new technology, changes in the supply chain, and product and process improvements. Innovation offers many important advantages to businesses and is often key to outperforming the competition. Our leading experts will share insights on innovative and disruptive technology manufacturers can use to create cutting-edge products.

Panelists
Dave O'Neil

Dave O’Neil

VP Media

SME

Gillen Young

Gillen Young

Chief Architect for IIOT Solutions

AT&T

Richard Boyd

Richard Boyd

CEO

Tanjo AI

Bryce Austin

Bryce Austin

CEO

TCE Strategy

November 9, 2022

7:30 am – 9:30 am (ET)

Women of FABTECH Breakfast

Learn about manufacturing trends, marketing strategies, and more through real-world examples shared by women leaders in manufacturing. Session includes a keynote speaker, expert panel, networking, and breakfast.

Price: $35

Presented By
Keynote
9:00 am – 10:00 am (ET)

Winning the Manufacturing Race

Keselowski is fanatical about manufacturing and technology. During his keynote, he will highlight his ownership and operation of Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing, as well as his unique standing as a champion driver in the NASCAR Series. That understanding, coupled with his passion for technological innovations, led him to build KAM. He will share his experiences where technology, like AM, can help companies win the race and its impact not only within automotive, but across multiple sectors.

Speaker
Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski

Owner

Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing

Panel Discussion
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (ET)

Leadership Exchange — Planning for the Future of Work: How New Technology is Redefining the Workplace

With the silver tsunami of thousands of boomers retiring out of manufacturing today and the lack of young people entering the manufacturing workforce, manufacturers are scrambling to fill production demands, keep equipment running and digitalize their organizations. In this panel discussion with four industry experts and enterprise talent leaders, we bridge the gap between technology and vision.

Presented By
Panelists
Lisa M. Ryan

Lisa Ryan

Founder and Chief Appreciation Strategist

Grategy

Brian Gerritsen

Brian Gerritsen

AVP Product and Manufacturing Practice Leader

Travelers (Talent and Upskill)

Jake Hall

Jacob Hall

Social Influencer

Manufacturing Millennial

Will Heally III

Will Healy III

Global Business Strategy Manager – Automotive

Balluff Worldwide

November 10, 2022

Keynote
9:00 am – 10:00 am (ET)

The One and the Nine

For every 100 people in a typical organization or on your team, there are 10 people who shouldn’t even be there, 80 who at their best have a neutral impact, 9 who perform exceptionally, and one who is a true leader capable of taking command and creating a winning team or culture. This reality is forcing organizations to rethink what they know about leadership, change management and risk. Using his own remarkable journey as an Athlete, Marine Scout Sniper, and co-founder of Team Rubicon, Jake shows how you can find and build the team needed to win life’s battles and become the “one” others look to.

Speaker
Jake Wood

Jake Wood

Founder and CEO

Groundswell

Panel Discussion
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (ET)

Leadership Exchange — Considerations to Improve Your Cyber Security Strategy

Cyberattacks and data breaches are growing with greater sophistication. It is only a matter of time before your organization is subject to a serious cyber incident. Companies and organizations have been harmed by theft of intellectual property, trade secrets, and other highly valuable information. Learn how to understand the cyber security risk in relation to your organization, integrate across personnel, technical security, information assurance and physical security, and establish protective monitoring to prevent and deter the ‘insider’ threat.

Panel
Vincent Howell

Vincent W. Howell Sr.

Retired

Corning, Inc.

Jason Miller

Jason Miller

Founder and CEO

Bitlyft

Jay Korpi

Jay Korpi

Principal Advisor

NextLink Labs

Jeremy Dodson

Jeremy Dodson

CISO

NextLink Labs

Mark Haupt

Mark Haupt

IT Manager

Wilson Tool

A background pattern for FABTECH

FABTECH Speakers

Gillen Young

Gillen Young

Chief Architect for IIOT Solutions, AT&T

Gillen Young has 20+ years in consulting, technology and business management providing a broad foundation to help customers understand the complexities of IoT solutions and prepare for the organizational changes necessary to realize the benefits of IoT. Gillen serves on the Executive Committee of the National Tooling and Machining Association.

Bryce Austin

Bryce Austin

CEO, TCE Strategy

Bryce Austin started his technology career on a Commodore 64 computer and a cassette tape drive. Today he is a leading voice on emerging technology and cyber security issues. Bryce holds a CISM certification and is known as a cyber security authority and internationally recognized professional speaker. With over 10 years of experience as a Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Bryce actively advises the boards of companies in a diverse array of industries. He was the CIO and CISO of Wells Fargo Business Payroll Services, and a Senior Group Manager at Target Corporation. He has first-hand experience of what happens to a business and its employees during a cyber security crisis, as it did to Target because of their 2013/2014 PCI data breach. His best-selling book, Secure Enough? 20 Questions on Cyber security for Business Owners and Executives, is available at Barnes & Noble, on Amazon, and on e-readers everywhere.

When Bryce isn’t spending quality time with his wife and two young sons, he spends his weekends as a high-speed track driver and coach at venues across the USA. He has over 15 years of experience, and has driven cars as diverse as a 65 horsepower Mini Cooper to a 650 horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo. He has had well over 100 students under his instruction, all alive and ready to drive again.

Richard Boyd

Richard Boyd

CEO, Tanjo AI

Richard Boyd is a tech entrepreneur and expert on AI, machine learning, virtual worlds, computer gaming and human/computer interfaces. The Founder and CEO of artificial intelligence and machine learning company Tanjo Inc., and the co-founder and CEO of Ultisim Inc., a simulation learning company that utilizes gaming technology and AI.

Bill Carlton

Bill Carlton

Owner, Ekstensive Metal Works

Bill Carlton is a popular Business Man and a Reality TV Show Actor who is popularly known for featuring in the show called Texas Metal i.e. featured on the Discover’s MotorTrend TV channel. Bill is also the owner of the fabrication and custom automobile design company called “Ekstensive Metal Works” founded in 1994. It is a Texas-based company that designs automobiles and provides fabrication.

Dave O'Neil

Dave O’Neil

VP Media, SME

Dave O’Neil joined SME in December 2014 as vice president of Media. In this role, he is responsible for managing and developing SME Media’s print and digital media products. Prior to joining SME, O’Neil was group publisher of the Life & Health Insurance Group for Summit Professional Networks. There, he successfully launched several new electronic and lead generation products. O’Neil also served as chief executive officer of CK Media LLC from 2006 through 2009. As the CEO of CK Media, he successfully built one of the leading multiplatform businesses in the enthusiast media sector. From 1998 to 2006, O’Neil was the vice president/group publisher of the Primedia Crafts Division. During his term at Primedia, O’Neil built and managed the fastest growing division within the company delivering double-digit revenue and profitability growth. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois.

Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski

Owner, Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing

Brad Keselowski is a co-owner and full-time driver of the No. 6 car at Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. As a championship driver across two racing series, Brad understands the important role manufacturing plays across multiple industries, including motorsports and automotive. His appreciation for manufacturing began at an early age as he grew up watching his dad and uncle build their own race cars and worked alongside them in the race shop. That appreciation and interest evolved once he became a driver and had further exposure to everything from the advanced machines, tools, engineering designs, and fabricating. With a passion for technological innovations on and off the track, Brad started Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing in 2018 with a focus on additive metal manufacturing and advanced engineering solutions. An avid University of Michigan fan and originally from Rochester Hills, MI, Brad currently lives in Mooresville, NC with his wife, Paige, and two daughters, Scarlett and Autumn.

Lisa M. Ryan

Lisa Ryan

Founder and Chief Appreciation Strategist, Grategy

Lisa Ryan, CSP, helps organizations develop employee engagement strategies that keep their top talent from becoming someone else’s. Lisa is a Certified Speaking Professional and best-selling author of eleven books, including “Manufacturing Engagement: 98 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Your Industry’s Top Talent.”

Brian Gerritsen

Brian Gerritsen

AVP Product and Manufacturing Practice Leader, Travelers (Talent and Upskill)

Brian Gerritsen brings over 20 years of experience to the Manufacturing Practice at Travelers Insurance. He is responsible for delivering insurance, risk reduction and claim solutions that focus on employee and product safety, protecting unique assets and the supply chain, and maintaining marketplace brand and reputation.

Jake Hall

Jacob Hall

Social Influencer, Manufacturing Millennial

Jake Hall is the Manufacturing Millennial. With over a decade of experience working with manufacturers, system integrators, and distributors in the manufacturing and automation industry, he understands the importance of advocating Industry 4.0, digital technology, robotics, and automation solutions. But more importantly, he recognizes the need and demand for companies and organizations to begin attracting and mentoring the future skilled workforce of upcoming generations.

With Jake’s personal brand, the “Manufacturing Millennial,” he has created an audience of 50,000+ followers with over 50 million views on social media in less than two years. But Jake’s advocacy doesn’t stop online; he has given dozens of high-energy keynote presentations discussing the future of our manufacturing industry and how it needs to change through technology, culture, and workforce. When Jake isn’t advocating manufacturing, you’ll find him at a Chicago Cubs game, smoking BBQ, fishing, or building Lego with his two daughters. Will

Will Heally III

Will Healy III

Global Business Strategy Manager – Automotive, Balluff Worldwide

A Purdue University mechanical engineer, Will Healthy III is a global leader at Balluff Worldwide & AMIP, a manufacturing workforce partnership focused on the Cincinnati Tri-state. He speaks with passion & from personal experience about the industrial revolution, managing culture change in organizations, bridging the manufacturing skills-gap, and creating value through automation. Be sure to follow Will online @WillAutomate.

Jake Wood

Jake Wood

Founder and CEO, Groundswell

Jake Wood is the Executive Chairman of Team Rubicon and Founder and CEO of Groundswell.

An award-winning entrepreneur, two-time author, and recognized expert on topics of leadership, organizational culture, and crisis management. Wood recently founded Groundswell, a revolutionary venture-backed financial technology company that is looking to disrupt philanthropy and employee compensation by making personal charitable foundations as common as 401(k)s. Groundswell believes that everyone should be able to give like Gates, get taxed like Buffett, and get recognized like Rockefeller.

Wood is also the founder and Executive Chairman of Team Rubicon – the fastest growing and most innovative disaster response organization in the world. Since 2010, Team Rubicon has grown to over 150,000 volunteers and responded to nearly 1,000 crises around the world and the United States. Under Wood’s leadership, Team Rubicon developed a reputation for its corporate culture, and was named one of the top nonprofits to work for in America five times.

Prior to Team Rubicon, Wood served as a Marine Corps scout-sniper with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was a varsity football player for the Wisconsin Badgers. He is the author of Once A Warrior, a memoir detailing his time in war and disaster zones around the world that legendary journalist Tom Brokaw said was “the book America needs right now.”

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Vincent Howell

Vincent W. Howell Sr.

Retired, Corning, Inc.

Vincent W. Howell Sr., FSME, CMfgE, has spent the better part of his 40 career with Corning Incorporated, a world technology leader in inventing life-changing technologies using materials science. He retired as Manager, Intellectual Asset Protection in the display glass division. Under Howell’s leadership, he led teams of engineers, manufacturing technologists and scientists in the design, development and implementation of display glass-automated inspection technology, which continues to be an important innovation for display glass manufacturing processes. He has served on the faculty of Elmira College’s graduate school, teaching courses in strategic planning, project management and business ethics. He holds two patents and has contributed broadly to engineering literature, including contributing a chapter in the International Encyclopedia of Robotics, which received the Best Reference Book Award for an engineering and science book for 1988 by the American Publishers. Elected an SME Fellow in 2013, Vincent serves as the 2022 Treasurer of the International Board of Directors of SME.

Jason Miller

Jason Miller

Founder and CEO, Bitlyft

Jason Miller is an expert in network and cloud technologies with a focus on secure architecture and proactive defense strategies. Co-founder of SaaS delivery pioneer Reviora (acquired in 2014), he then founded BitLyft in 2016. He has grown the firm to its present position protecting organizations across the US. Jason received his B.S. in aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and continues to fly when not engaged in vanquishing threat actors.

Jay Korpi

Jay Korpi

Principal Advisor, NextLink Labs

After 21 years in the USAF, Jay Korpi put his social engineering and physical security skills to use as a Principal Cybersecurity Advisor leading red teams for the nation’s largest municipality. He was able to improve access controls through the analysis of procedures done correctly and those needing more improvement. While executing his duties as a social engineering expert, he became a janitorial custodian and CEO of a billion dollar company all in the same day.

Jeremy Dodson

Jeremy Dodson

CISO, NextLink Labs

Jeremy Dodson began his 20+ year career in IT and Cybersecurity as an All-Source Intelligence Analyst for the USAF. He served in NSA’s Center for Executive Protection, performing nation-state threat analysis and conducting security briefings at the White House. Jeremy led the technical team for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments (EA-21) performing full-scope assessments of critical national infrastructure.

Mark Haupt

Mark Haupt

IT Manager, Wilson Tool

Mark Haupt has 35+ years’ experience in IT with over 30 of those years spent in manufacturing environments. He has a B.A. in Operations Management and a MS in Telecommunications. Throughout his career Mark has led multiple global teams in ERP system implementations and e-business development. Mark has served on the board for the Minnesota chapter of the Society for Information Management. He is also a mentor for the youth in faith, athletics and spent over 20 years as a Scouting leader.

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