Washington, D.C. (July 8, 2014)— As U.S. manufacturing continues to grow, The Atlantic will travel to Philadelphia with the latest from its series, “Building the Future: Manufacturing’s Software Revolution,” for a discussion on the future of American manufacturing and innovation. The July 16 program will feature political leaders—including Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D); former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Co-Chair of the educational fund Building America’s Future; Acting U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews; and Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry Julia Hearthway—along with business and workforce development voices and academics.
The discussion will examine the technologies modernizing the manufacturing sector and explore what industry and academia are doing to equip the workforce with the skills needed to succeed in an era of increased national production. Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large of The Atlantic, will moderate. Additional speakers include: Eric Spiegel, President and CEO of Siemens USA; Barbara Stanford-Allen, Director of Industry Partnerships for the Southeast Regional Advanced Manufacturing Partnership; and Joe Tarnowski, Senior Vice President for Biopharmaceutical R&D for GSK. Siemens is the presenting underwriter of the event.