The panel is part of the SHAPE North America Summit which brings global shapers together from industry and government from more than 20 countries to discuss and debate the future of the global economy.
Samuel CEO Bill Chisholm, along with Dr. Adeola Olumbamji, Lead Material Engineer, Burloak Technologies, will join Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, former CEO, MaRS Discovery District, for a panel discussion on the changing face of manufacturing.
Cecile Chung, Samuel's General Counsel, will moderate the panel discussion. She says it's crucial to take a hard look at how manufacturing is changing in Canada and the rest of the world to determine how companies like Samuel can not only stay competitive, but lead the pack as the fusion of the physical and the digital merge in the fourth industrial revolution.
“We are living in incredibly exciting times and have brought together a group of people on this panel to share how we can make the most of the digitization of manufacturing," Chung said. “We are going to examine what the key drivers of success will be in this new reality and how to connect the dots."
Manufacturing is being described as the new disruptor and the rules of the game are being rewritten in a way never seen before. In a world where manufacturing promotes innovation, productivity, and trade more than growth and employment, Chung says there are very important issues that must be raised and will be the focus of the panel discussion.
The panel discussion gets under way at 10:30 in the Ridout Room, Toronto Board of Trade.