Formlabs Webinar:

Executive Briefing: The Digital Technologies That Are Disrupting Manufacturing

Why you should watch

From deep neural networks to 3D printers, digital technologies are disrupting manufacturing. Executives need to transform their companies to embrace these technologies, but they also need to plan their investments carefully within the context of a larger digital transformation strategy.

This webinar will present an executive briefing on the new 2018 Digital Factory Report, including an overview of recent advances in artificial intelligence, advanced automation, and additive manufacturing. It gives an insight into the ways that these technologies are changing the business models that manufacturers rely on.

What you will learn

  • Insights for modern managers from previous industrial transformations
  • How artificial intelligence is changing the day-to-day work of designers and engineers
  • Which 3D-printing technologies are capable of producing real results in different applications
  • How factory automation, digital supply chains, and connected devices can improve the product-development process
  • How labor requirements will change in the face of advanced automation


Jon Bruner, Director of Digital Factory at Formlabs

Jon Bruner directs the Digital Factory program at Formlabs, which focuses on digital manufacturing strategy. Before joining Formlabs, he oversaw O'Reilly Media's publications on data, AI, hardware, the Internet of Things, manufacturing, and electronics, and was program chair, along with Joi Ito, of the O'Reilly Solid conference, which covered the intersection between software and the physical world.

Jon was previously data editor at Forbes Magazine, where he combined writing and programming. He studied mathematics and economics at the University of Chicago and lives in San Francisco, where he can occasionally be found at the console of a pipe organ.

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