June 16 - 18, 2020 | Toronto Congress Centre (South Building)

Keynote: Jim Carroll, Futurist

Wednesday, June 13 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am 

2018 Outlook: Disruptive Trends in the Era of Acceleration

Are you ready for the new world of manufacturing? Collapsing product lifecycle. Mass customization. Digitization, robotics and the cloud. Design based on crowd thinking. Build-to-demand, as opposed to build-to-inventory, business models.

The role of the Internet of Things (IoT) in product innovation as well as manufacturing process innovation. Spatial innovation with advanced manufacturing robotics. New materials and substances that allow for change in product development. Rapid prototyping, sketch to scale, and agility-based business models. The reality of manufacturing today is that there is a big opportunity that comes from aligning to fast paced trends. What a time for innovation, opportunity and for insight that really puts all of these trends into perspective.


Jim Carroll | Futurist, Trends and Innovation Expert

Jim Carroll is the world’s leading global futurist, trends and innovation expert, with a massive global blue chip client list. Over the last 20 years, more than 2 million people have shared his insight with his events on stage.

His global client list gives him a front row seat to the high velocity change that is occurring as disruption comes to take hold of every industry and every organization. With that insight, and the customized research that he undertakes for every engagement, he helps to transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes.

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