September 14, 2023|8:30 am – 9:30 am (ET)

State of Manufacturing 2023

  • Location: FABTECH Theater / Lakeside Ballroom

The manufacturing industry faces new opportunities, challenges, and trends each year, captured in Fictiv’s annual State of Manufacturing survey of industry leaders. Join a select panel of industry experts as we unpack and discuss the survey findings and share insights on key trends impacting the manufacturing industry this year to help you navigate 2023 and beyond.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover insights from leaders on key trends in the manufacturing industry this year
  • Examine new avenues of global supply chain diversification
  • Learn how to boost productivity in the face of engineering workforce shortfalls
  • Explore Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on manufacturing
  • Consider the merits of sustainability in manufacturing and digital manufacturing implementation
Panelists

Riley Hall

Head of Product Marketing

Fictiv

Scot Lindemann

CEO

Mission Design & Automation

Sabrina Paseman

General Partner

Omni Venture Labs

Misha Govshteyn

CEO

MacroFab

Event Speakers

Riley Hall

Head of Product Marketing, Fictiv

Riley Hall is involved in advocating for customers, presenting customer feedback to internal teams, and defining the product roadmap. Prior to joining Fictiv, he held a variety of roles in engineering, project management, and sales at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Hilti North America, and Markforged. He holds an MBA from the University of Colorado Boulder and a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Scot Lindemann

CEO, Mission Design & Automation

Scot Lindemann, CEO of Mission Design & Automation (Mission), has 30+ years of leadership in the Automation and Robotics industry. Throughout his career, Scot has served in various leadership roles for global automation and robotics companies, including Mission, BACA Systems, and JR Automation, and has been instrumental in helping all achieve record growth. Scot is also one of a limited number of recipients of FANUC Robotics’ prestigious President Circle award. He has a passion for intelligent automation and robotics, leadership development, and customer service, and is an avid supporter of FIRST Robotics programs across West Michigan.

Sabrina Paseman

General Partner, Omni Venture Labs

Sabrina Paseman is invested in industry-changing technologies and helping technical founders reach their full potential. She’s a former startup co-founder and CEO, and Apple alumnus whose work has been recognized by Forbes, Business Insider, and Fast Company. She holds a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor’s in biological engineering from Cornell University.

Misha Govshteyn

CEO, MacroFab

Misha Govshteyn has extensive experience in cybersecurity and manufacturing.  Prior to joining MacroFab in 2018, Misha co-founded and held several key roles at Alert Logic, a cybersecurity SaaS company that developed cloud security for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.  As a mentor, he has assisted several successful startups in implementing their product and go-to-market strategies.

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