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Building The Future

Norwood, Ohio / February 19, 2014

On February 19, The Atlantic traveled to Norwood, OH, for the first in our series of “Building the Future” events. Featuring interviews and panel discussions, this program explored the new technologies, workforce skills and policies that are strengthening the resurgence of the manufacturing sector.

In 2014, The Atlantic launched a series of conversations across the country on how we can “build the future” – of manufacturing, of biotechnology, and of energy.

On February 19, The Atlantic went to the Cincinnati area for the first event in this new series. The event gathered experts in technology, energy, and policy to explore the future of manufacturing.


10:00 am   Welcome Remarks

  • Scott Havens, President, The Atlantic 

10:05 am    Introductory Remarks

  • Helmuth Ludwig, Chief Executive Officer, Industry Sector U.S., Siemens 

10:10 am    Software Changing the Face of Manufacturing: Training the 21st Century Workforce

  • Todd Kinser, Worldwide Vice President, Research and Development, Ethicon
  • Dr. Teik C. Lim, Herman Schneider Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati 
  • Sherry Kelley Marshall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board 
  • Moderated By: Steve Clemons, Editor-At-Large, The Atlantic 

10:40 am   Sponsor Content, brought to you by Siemens:

Software Revolution: Manufacturing a New Middle Class

  • Steve Bashada, Senior Vice President, Industry Strategy, Siemens PLM Software 
  • Dr. O’dell M. Owens, President, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 
  • Eric Spiegel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Corporation U.S. 

10:55 am    Keynote Address

  • The Honorable John Kasich, Governor, State of Ohio 

11:15 am     Manufacturing Makes a Comeback: Strategies for Strengthening a Sector

  • Harriet Applegate, Executive Secretary, North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor
  • Dorothy Coleman, Vice President, Tax and Domestic Economic Policy, National Association of Manufacturers
  • The Honorable John Cranley, Mayor, Cincinnati, OH
  • Michael Garvey, President and Chief Executive Officer, M-7 Technologies
  • Moderated By: Steve Clemons, Editor-At-Large, The Atlantic 

11:45 am    Keynote Interview

  • The Honorable Tim Ryan (D-OH 13th District), United States House of Representatives 
  • Interviewed By: Steve Clemons, Editor-At-Large, The Atlantic 

12:10 pm     Closing Remarks

  • Scott Havens, President, The Atlantic


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