Agenda

Agenda

MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
A3 Golf Outing
Waldorf Astoria Golf Club
Optional Activity – additional fee is required
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Registration Open
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
First Time Attendee Primer: An Introduction to the Forum
6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Welcome
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM
KEYNOTE SESSION
Robots, AI, and the World of Tomorrow
Byron Reese
Agenda - Byron Reese In this new talk prepared just for the Association for Advancing Automation, Byron Reese will explore the future that technology will soon bring about. Decidedly optimistic, Reese paints the picture of a world in which data gathered by sensors powers artificial intelligence to improve the lives of everyone on the planet. Drawing from history and the long arc of human civilization, Reese tells the story of our species as one that has clawed its way from barbarism and ignorance, and is about to enter an age of abundance and long lives for everyone. Reese is no Pollyanna, and will address in detail how the challenges we presently face will be overcome.

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7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Welcome Receptions
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020
6:30 AM – 7:00 AM
A3 Wellness Run/Walk
(1 Mile Loop around property)
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration Open & Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Welcome
8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
KEYNOTE SESSION
The Trust Edge
David Horsager, Trust Edge Leadership Institute
Agenda - David Horsager Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results. Through David’s industry leading research The Trust Outlook™ and firsthand experience working with the world’s highest performing organizations, David reveals how top leaders and organizations drive business results to become the most trusted in their industry.

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10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Networking Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
KEYNOTE SESSION
Global 2020 Economic Outlook & Forecast
Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics
Agenda - Alan Beaulieu One of the country’s most informed economists, Alan has been providing workshops and economic analysis seminars in countries across the world to literally thousands of business owners and executives for the last 25 years.

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12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Group Networking Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
KEYNOTE SESSION
2020 Automation Market Update
Alex Shikany, Association for Advancing Automation
Agenda - Alex Shikany Alex Shikany is the Vice President of AIA, part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). In his position, he researches and reports statistics for the global robotics, machine vision, and motion control markets.
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2:15 PM – 2:25 PM
Move to Breakouts
2:25 PM – 2:40 PM
AIA Breakout: Association Update
2:25 PM – 2:40 PM
RIA Breakout: Association Update
Joe Gemma, KUKA
Outgoing RIA Chair Joe Gemma welcomes incoming Chair Matt Wicks, while providing an update on association activities.
2:25 PM – 2:40 PM
MCMA Breakout: Association Update
2:40 PM – 2:45 PM
Break
2:45 PM – 3:25 PM
AIA Breakout
2:45 PM – 3:25 PM
RIA Breakout: The Survey Results Are In! Adoption of Industrial Robots in North America
Remy Glaisner, IDC
Agenda - Remy Glaisner The adoption of industrial robotics is proliferating and expanding globally. However, while organizations in industrial sectors face many of the same issues, they consider the leveraging of robotics solutions in different ways. In this session, Remy Glaser from the market research firm IDC will review the results of a recent survey conducted by IDC. The purpose of the survey was to understand, identify and track key trends related to the current and future use of industrial robotics solutions. The results characterize how organizations are leveraging robotics in multiple areas of their business, how they are anticipating the use of these technologies in the future, and evaluate where robotics fits best in the value chain. </ br>

Following the survey results discussion, Remy will moderate a panel of users to discuss how they incorporate robotics technologies into their business.
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2:45 PM – 3:25 PM
MCMA Breakout
3:25 PM – 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 PM – 4:10 PM
AIA Breakout
3:30 PM – 4:10 PM
RIA Breakout: Advancing Robotics Technology in Manufacturing: A Deeper Dive
Suzy Teele, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute
For the past 3 years, the national collaborative Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute has been working with hundreds of organizations to better understand opportunities to progress the state of robotics in manufacturing. Five key areas have been identified, and the national collaborative has been investing in projects to drive advancements in these areas. A panel discussion between ARM and some of its members will address these five key areas, what has happened to date, and the opportunities for future advancements in the near future.
3:30 PM – 4:10 PM
MCMA Breakout
4:10 PM – 4:15 PM
Return to General Session
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
KEYNOTE SESSION
The Sky is Not The Limit: Lessons From A Year In Space
Captain Scott Kelly
Agenda - Captain Scott Kelly During his record-breaking Year In Space, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly captivated the world while laying the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration. And while science was at the core of Kelly’s groundbreaking expedition—it is his life lessons and personal stories from 229 miles above Earth and the path that led him there that provide such unique and valuable perspective on embracing risk and discovering one’s true potential to achieve the impossible. With a journey that exemplifies the power and resilience of the human spirit, from U.S. Navy fighter pilot to record-holding astronaut, Kelly reveals the choices and life events that paved his way. An American hero whose contribution to humanity is as far reaching as his epic story, Kelly reflects on his journey with his trademark candor, humor and humility. From the leadership and teamwork required in such demanding conditions, to the long-term deprivation from loved ones and Planet Earth itself, Kelly delivers a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
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7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Networking Party
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration Open & Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Welcome
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
KEYNOTE SESSION
Everyday Innovation
Josh Linkner, 5x Tech Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Change Agent
Fresh approaches to growth, change, and transformation

Innovation isn’t limited to engineers in lab coats or the C-suite executives. In this inspiring, thought-provoking address, tech entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Josh Linkner dispels the myths around innovation, offering five actionable steps you can take to make innovation a daily habit. In doing so, he demonstrates how innovation can be an accessible, everyday part of your business. Energizing, actionable, and hysterically funny, audience members will emerge with a fresh perspective on driving the principles of innovation directly into their daily work.

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9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
KEYNOTE SESSION
Session Title TBD
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Networking Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
KEYNOTE SESSION
Session Title TBD
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
Closing Message

*Agenda is subject to change

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