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Dr. William King of DMDII will present at the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Announced earlier this year, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) is a Chicago-based manufacturing hub that will bring together public, educational, and private interests to accelerate innovation and reduce development time and costs. Learn how all manufacturing will benefit from the research and development based at this digital lab.
Dr. William King will present at the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. in Room W-190 at McCormick Place in Chicago. His presentation will be part of the daylong Summit, part of the Industrial Automation North America pavilion at the 2014 IMTS Show in Chicago.
William P. King, Ph.D. is the Chief Technology Officer at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago, IL. Dr. King is also the College of Engineering Bliss Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. King received a Ph.D. from Stanford University and completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School. At the University of Illinois, Dr. King leads a research group whose work crosses boundaries between science, technology, and business. He was named by Technology Review Magazine as a person whose innovations will change the world. He has published more than 180 journal articles, and is a Fellow of ASME and AAAS.
CFE Media will sponsor the 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on Sept. 10 starting at 8:15 a.m. in Room W190 in the West Wing of McCormick Place.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
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