Discover innovations in technologies that power manufacturing into the 21st century. New York has significant infrastructure and investment in commercializing new technologies in advanced manufacturing, hardware devices, IoT and other related sectors. Join us to meet startups, CEOs, investors and industry experts. The event will be held on March 25 online. You’ll have the chance to:
Meet innovative startups Hear from active investors Learn from industry experts Build your personal network
Agenda & Speakers
By invitation only: CEO Roundtable with Jeremy Shure, Global Head of Early Stage Practice, Grasshopper Bank, and Joshua Ness, Head of Verizon 5G Labs Accelerator Program
Startup Showcase: 20+ startups pitch their new technologies in advanced manufacturing, hardware devices, IoT and other related sectors
Keynote Presentation: Joshua Ness, Verizon 5G Labs Accelerator Program
Verizon 5G Labs
Joshua Ness is Head of Verizon 5G Labs Accelerator Programs in New York City. He partners with enterprise, startups, and academic teams to drive innovation around 5G and co-create 5G concepts. He also works to educate, inspire, and connect the dots for businesses interested in moving forward with emerging technology.
Panel Discussion: 21st Century Supply Chain in the Age of COVID
Chet Karwatowski is a Supply Chain and Digital Transformation Leader in the IBM Chief Information Office organization. Chet leads multiple digital transformation efforts leveraging IBM cloud, AI, IoT, Design and User Experience (UX) technologies and best practices. He is currently leading the UX transformation of the IBM Operations Risk Insights with Watson initiative.
Jay McHarg is the CEO of AeroSafe Global, the provider of a reliable, simple and sustainable temperature sensitive supply chain solutions to the world’s leading biopharma companies. With proprietary packaging, logistics and operational services, AeroSafe builds customized solutions that ensure the safe delivery of temperature sensitive biopharmaceuticals.
Mr. Marvin has been Chief Executive Officer of LC Drives since 2012 when he co-founded the company. Russel is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Marvin led the efforts to secure $20M+ in public and private funding for ongoing operations and filed the first 10 patent applications related the company’s unique motor designs and associated manufacturing processes.
David is a Managing Director on Hamilton Lane’s Direct Equity Investment team and leads the firms Impact and Targeted Investing activities. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Responsible Investment Committee. He focuses on both direct equity & direct credit investments within a variety of sectors & strategic areas across Hamilton Lane’s investment products.
Panel Discussion: Investing in Innovation & Improving Profitability
General Composites, Inc.
Mimi Lane is the President of General Composites, Inc. A Biomedical Engineer and inventor on multiple medical device patents, Mimi has been heading-up the General Composites’ operation for more than a decade. Through that time, she and her dedicated team of engineers & technicians have maintained a competitive advantage in the arena of advanced composites manufacturing.
Tim Raven is Managing Director and leads Worximity’s US practice. He is an operations, finance, and digital manufacturing expert with over 25 years’ experience working with privately held and sponsor-owned mid-market consumer and industrial products manufacturers.
The Manufacturers Association of New York
James Shomar is the Chief Growth Officer of The Manufacturers Association of New York. He launched MACNY’s Growth Services business to work directly with MACNY members to accelerate their growth. MACNY’s Growth Services business delivers state-of-the-art growth training, bootcamps, coaching, and fractional growth services to help members go after new markets, develop product lines, and advance company growth.
In his new role at Kohler Company, Jeff Champagne oversees Smart Home and MedTech solutions as General Manager of Emerging Categories. Jeff joins Kohler Co. from MPR Associates, Inc., where he was the Director of Business Development. He brings 13 years of experience in medical device and 20 years of sales and marketing leadership in healthcare and innovative ecosystems.
Group & 1:1 Networking Opportunities
Jason Guss – CEO & Founder – Iterate Labs
Iterate Labs is digitizing workforce motion to provide visibility and maximize lean labor operations and safety in the industrial sector. Our connected worker platform provides data driven solutions for production, safety, training, and operations
Qunnect is a spin-off venture from the Quantum Information Technology group at Stony Brook University that focuses on engineering novel quantum devices enabling future information networks and quantum computing using photons to communicate and atoms to store and process quantum information.
Machine Document is a tool to allow technicians instant access to your important documentation and diagrams while on the job. By simply scanning a QR code affixed to the machine they get access to a compilation of crucial resources for the task at hand.
CPNet is an Industrial IoT and AI company founded by graduates of Wharton MBA program to bring Industry 4.0 technology to mid-market producers across several traditional manufacturing verticals, helping them to improve productivity of their legacy equipment at a fraction of replacement cost
Carol Maxwell – CEO – MICROrganic Technologies Inc.
MICROrganic has a revolutionary solution for Wastewater Treatment, a technology that was novel when invented (in 1914). As wastewater treatment became widespread, the benefits came along with issues. On average, 57% of a wastewater treatment plant energy use is just for aeration.
Actasys solves a critical problem preventing greater levels of autonomous mobility and affecting massive investments by the automotive industry – the ability of automotive sensors and cameras to see in all weather and operating conditions.