“Connecting With Our Future” 2017 Summit of the Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center

When:
May 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2017-05-10T10:00:00-04:00
2017-05-10T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore - Conference Center
1525 Russell St
Baltimore, MD 21230
USA
Contact:
Mike Galiazzo
(410) 771-8111

“Connecting With Our Future”

2017 Summit of the Mid-Atlantic Region
MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center

Conference Center – Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
1525 Russell Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION: www.rmiofmaryland.com

Highlights Include:

Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford will give welcoming remarks. He is an accomplished attorney with a lifetime of experience in both the public and private sectors. In addition to his public service, Lt. Governor Rutherford has extensive legal and business experience, including service in business and government law, information technology sales, and small and minority business development.

Andra Rush CEO and President, Detroit Manufacturing Systems, Chair and CEO, Rush Trucking Corporation, CEO and President, Dakkota Integrated Systems, is our keynote speaker. Andra, a native American, will share her amazing success story of how she became a nationally recognized business leader who started with a $5,000 investment using her credit card.

Full List of SPEAKERS & AGENDA:

PLENARY | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon   10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Welcome

  • Afra Vance White, Director of External Affairs, Baltimore City Office of the Mayor
  • N. Scott Philips, Project Director, Mid-Atlantic Region Minority Business Development Agency Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Opening Remarks

  • The Honorable Boyd K. Rutherford, Maryland Lt. Governor
  • Edith Jett McCloud, Acting National Director, U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon | Panel Discussion   Connecting to the Future – New Digital Technologies and How They Are Changing Our World of Work 
Panelists will discuss Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution and the advanced technologies shaping our future. You will get a new understanding of how technology is shaping our business models and how to connect with key resources to be competitive.   Moderator: Michael Galiazzo, Ph. D., President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland   Panelists:

  • Dharmesh Ved, Director of Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Suzy Ganz, CEO, Lion Brothers
  • Herb Jordan, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs
  • Mike Binko, President, kloudtrack® and Founder of StartUp Maryland

BREAK | NOON – 12:15 p.m.         

LUNCHEON SESSION | 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   12:15 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. | Lunch Served   12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Keynote Speaker Introduction and Address

  • Introduction by Roger Campos, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Keynote Address by Robert L. Wallace, Author and President/CEO/Founder, BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc., CEO/Founder, BITHENERGY, INC., Founder, Entre Teach Learning Systems, LLC

THOUGHT LEADERS DISCUSSION | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.   Connecting to Industry and Policy Leaders to Grow Minority Manufacturing.

OEM and resource organization “thought leaders” will engage the audience in discussion on how to grow and sustain minority manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Facilitators will use a modern Socratic dialog approach to raise questions, challenge assumptions and to seek agreement in terms of values, strategies, and approaches. Key ideas and approaches based on lessons learned discussed during this conversation will be projected onscreen and retained to help shape the Center’s agenda going forward.

Facilitators:

  • N. Scott Phillips, Project Director, Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore
  • Anthony Robinson, Business Consultant, Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore
  • Mike Galiazzo, President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland

OEM Thought Leaders:

  • Voltaire Walker, Manager, Global Supplier Diversity Programs, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Sheila Dews-Johnson, Director, Supplier Diversity & Supplier Sustainability, McCormick & Company
  • Stephanie Simmons, Director, Supply Chain Compliance, Commercial Procurement and Operations, Huntington Ingalls – Newport News Shipbuilding

Resource Organization Thought Leaders:

  • Terrance Taylor, Deputy District Director, Office of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer
  • Herb Jordan, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs
  • Mike Kelleher, CFO, Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Roger Campos, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Sharon Pinder, President & CEO, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council & Operator of the Federal Procurement Center & the MBDA Business Center, Capital Region
  • Timothy Smoot, Sr. Vice President, Meridian Management Group
  • Anthony Robinson, Business Consultant, Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore
  • Bob Carullo, Executive Director, SMART States
  • Brett Vassey, President & CEO, Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • David Burton, Founder & CEO, Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance

ADJOURNMENT | 2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks

  • Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh
  • N. Scott Phillips

NETWORKING RECEPTION | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Enjoy a networking reception, cash bar, and a final visit to our display area before departing for your evening in Baltimore.