July 29 - 30, 2019
Hilton Austin, Austin, TX
Vice President, Product Supply Strategy & Deployment
Johnson & Johnson
Steven L. Blue is an internationally-recognized expert on leading change and business transformation.
Steve regularly contributes to leading media and industry outlets, such as FOX, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, AMA, Europe Business Review, The Adam Carolla Show, and The Wall Street Journal. His insights have led many media outlets to refer to him as America’s leading Mid-Market CEO.
Steve is the President and CEO of Miller Ingenuity—an innovative company revolutionizing traditional safety solutions for railway workers. Its products protect assets, preserve the environment, and save lives. Steve also serves on a variety of boards in safety, banking, healthcare, and university business schools, and is the first CEO-in-Residence for the College of Business at Winona State University.
Steve is a best-selling author of critically-acclaimed books that target executives, leaders, entrepreneurs, and anyone seeking to learn the secrets of success in the corporate world.
Steve’s fourth book, co-authored with Jack Canfield of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, is titled "Mastering the Art of Success" and became a best seller its second day in publication. In it, Steve describes how any company can unleash its Innovational Potential® through the transformation of company culture. This book earned him the prestigious Quilly® Award and induction into the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors®. Steve’s additional books include "American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make It Right," "The Ten Million Dollar Employee: When Your Most Toxic Liability Meets Your Most Important Customer," and "Burnarounds: Unlocking the Double-Digit Profit Code."
Steve is a business movie producer. His latest film, "Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got: The Jay Abraham Story," chronicles the life and times of this legendary marketing genius.
Senior Vice President of Operations, Head of Manufacturing and Engineering
Vice President – Technical Services
Amy M. Meyer is Vice President, Technical Services for Kohler Co. In this role, Amy is responsible for the management of all aspects of Global Procurement; Aviation and Business Travel; Architecture and Interior Design; Construction Engineering and Management; Facilities, Maintenance and Grounds; Machine Build and Process Automation; Global EHS; Energy Management; and Kohler Operating Systems.
In February 2009, Amy joined Kohler Co. as Vice President-Engineering, Kohler Engines, where she was responsible for global engineering and the execution of product innovation for Kohler Engines. In January 2014, Amy was promoted to Vice President, Kohler Operating Systems, where she was responsible for company-wide supply chain and manufacturing Centers of Excellence along with three service-based, global organizations: the Chemical and Metallurgical Laboratory, the Machine Build and Process Automation Team and the India Technical Center.
Passionate about the personal development of her associates, Amy lives by the motto of “hire great people and enable them to do great work” by providing clear goals and authority, giving direct and honest feedback on both strengths and weaknesses, and celebrating personal growth through successful results and challenging setbacks.
Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied Mathematics from Michigan Technological University. Additionally, she has completed a Master of Science degree in Computational Mathematics from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
Vice President, Global Human Resources & Facilities
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Vice President, Supply Chain
The Coca-Cola Company
Senior Director – OFS Engineering and Supply Chain Applications
Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Continental Automotive GmbH
Americas Supply Chain Director of Operations – Expanded Consumer
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Representative, Production – Turbine Blade/Structure Castings
MTU Aero Engine
Industry 4.0 Architect
Vice President, Elements & Moulds
Head of Learning Technology & Digitalization – America
Siemens Global Learning Campus
Casper Moerck has an established global career as a leader in the learning space. He has consulted on learning, training and onboarding for large companies for years and has worked in the renewable energy sector for companies like Vestas, being responsible for global new hire onboarding as well as training for the Northern European region.
His career has exposed him to most aspects of learning from instructional design of new hire programs, sales, LEAN and leadership programs to strategy development, learning process & infrastructure optimization and corporate university development.
He currently works for Siemens, where he is responsible for Infrastructure & Learning Technology in The Americas. Casper holds a Masters degree in Psychology and Business Administration from University of Roskilde in Denmark
Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Connected Manufacturing Forum
Antonia Kay is a Senior Conference Producer at Worldwide Business Research (WBR). She has worked in event production since 2013 and is currently responsible for project management, market research, content creation, and speaker recruitment for best-in-class manufacturing, retail and medical device conferences that bring together executive leaders from Fortune 500 organizations and innovative start-ups for a collaborative debate about the latest digital transformation trends, the evolution of customer care, and regulatory compliance.
Prior to joining WBR, Antonia held various roles in advertising/PR, operations and immigration-through-investment consulting.
Antonia holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from CUNY and a B.A. degree in Education from A.S. Pushkin Brest State University. Originally from Belarus, she speaks six languages and enjoys traveling the world and exploring foreign cultures and traditions.
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