Keynote Speaker

Carolyn Lee

The Manufacturing Institute

As Executive Director, Carolyn leads the Institute’s workforce development efforts to close the skills gap and inspire Americans to enter the U.S. manufacturing workforce, focusing on women, youth, and veterans. Carolyn will address the Institute’s initiatives, national programs and best practices that are making a real difference to increase the talent pipeline, and she will detail opportunities available to Bay Area manufacturers.




Registration | Exhibits | Networking



Welcome | Lunch | Keynote



Breakout Sessions



Panel Discussion: Workforce Development



Hosted Happy Hour | Exhibits | Networking

Stephen Baiter
Executive Director for Oakland Workforce Development Board
Jon Fowkes
Co-Founder and Apprenticeship Development Lead, AMTAC, Inc.
Zeydi Gutierrez
Director of Business Operations for AB&I Foundry
Eduardo Nava
Manufacturing Technology Teacher at San Leandro High School
Mackenzie O’Brien
EBMUD Plant Maintenance Mechanic
Louis Quindlen
Department Chair of Machine Technology of Laney Community College

Breakout Sessions & Industry Leaders

Collaborative Robots: Implementing New Technology

By Raminder Sandhu, Advanced Robotics & Automation Practice Lead at CMTC

Raminder will be joined by Craig Tomita of Universal Robots to discuss the exciting technology of collaborative robots, which do not require the assistance of a computer programmer and can be applied to machine tending, screw driving, drilling, soldering, welding, cutting and more.

Supply Chain: What is Your Weakest Link?

By Hannah Kain, ALOM CEO & 2018 Supply Chain Pro to Know

Supply chains get increasingly complex, regulated, data driven, international, customized, vulnerable and time-critical. Get specific tools and answers to how manufacturers can manage the risk and get the product to their customers.

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: Take Advantage Now

By Jarrett Warner, CPA and Senior Tax Manager at Sensiba San Filippo

Tax reform made some big waves this year; in fact, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the largest tax overhaul to hit the country in over three decades. Jarrett will share the best ways manufacturers can take advantage of this unprecedented legislation.

The Lean Revolution: Maximize Your Results

By Bill Browne, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Director of Operations & Economic Development for Manex

Lean manufacturing processes have revolutionized the way that many leading enterprises deliver products to their customers and manage their supplier relationships. Learn how Lean is the key ingredient to achieving sustained operational excellence, and how your organization can successfully implement this proven method.

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