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

State of Manufacturing 2023

The manufacturing industry faces new opportunities, challenges, and trends each year, captured in Fictiv’s annual State of Manufacturing survey of industry leaders. Join Fictiv CEO Dave Evans and 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

Joanne Moretti



Dave Evans

Co-Founder, CEO


Scot Lindemann


Mission Design & Automation

Event Speakers

Joanne Moretti

CRO, Fictiv

Joanne Moretti, has 32 years of experience in banking, high-tech, and manufacturing, leading go-to-market plans and global partnerships. Her award-winning career includes roles as SVP & CMO at Jabil, a Fortune 200 manufacturing company, as well as sales and marketing roles at HP, Dell, and CA, and she most recently sat on the board of DecisionLink as their CMO.

Dave Evans

Co-Founder, CEO, Fictiv

Dave Evans has been featured on Discovery, TechCrunch, Inc., named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, and recipient of the Manufacturing Leadership Award from NAM. Before Fictiv, he was the first hire at Ford’s Silicon Valley Lab and focused on shortening development cycles for infotainment systems. Evans has a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, a passion for all things automotive, and a deep respect for the complexity of their engineering systems.

Scot Lindemann

CEO, Mission Design & Automation

Scot Lindemann is an experienced leader in the automation and robotics sector. Before joining Mission, he was president of BACA Systems and held various roles, including co-CEO for JR Automation. He has served on multiple boards, is active in FIRST Robotics, and has served as the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) director. Lindemann holds a Bachelor’s in robotic systems engineering from Lake Superior State University.

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