The upcoming NCMS Digital Manufacturing Strategic Interest Group meeting will be held on March 5th in the Executive Briefing Center at Dassault Systèmes Americas Corp. in Waltham, MA with a reception March 4th.
We are anticipating a lively, interactive and constructive meeting and hope to see you there.
Schedule of Events:
March 4th, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm – Welcome Reception - A welcome reception will be held at the Executive Briefing Center at Dassault Systèmes where you have an opportunity to experience true, immersive 3D in its Virtual Reality Center.
March 5th, 2014
8:00am to 4:00pm – DM SIG Meeting
4:00pm to 5:00pm – Closing Networking Reception
A special Thank You to Dassault Systèmes for hosting this meeting.
|6:00 PM – 8:00 PM||Welcome Reception|
|8:00 AM||Check-in and Breakfast|
|8:30 AM||Welcome and Review Day’s Agenda - Jon Riley|
Status and Updates on Grid Cell™ Initiative – MI, VA, MA, FL – Jon Riley
|8:40 AM||MI Grid Cell™|
|9:00 AM||VA Grid Cell™|
|9:30 AM||MA Grid Cell™|
|10:00 AM||FL Grid Cell™|
|10:45 AM||Intel Survey Results and Findings - Danielle Jones|
Strategies for Engaging MI Smaller Manufactures
|11:15 AM||Simafore Scorecard Tool – Bala Deshpande & Jon Riley|
|11:45 AM||SIG Survey Results and Findings – Danielle Jones|
|1:00 PM||HPC Experiment – Burak Yanier|
|1:30 PM||Evolution of the DM SIG – Jon Riley|
|2:00 PM||Working Breakout Groups – Divided into Two to Four Groups:
(Breakout abstracts listed on Abstract tab)
|3:00 PM||Mini Break|
|3:10 PM||Breakout Group Findings by Group Leader|
|3:45 PM||Next Steps and Action Items – Jon Riley|
|4:00 PM||Networking Reception|
Breakout #1: Michigan Grid Cell 2.0
Building upon the past 18-months of success in Michigan, this group will focus on collaborative opportunities in that region beginning in 2nd Qtr of 2014 including:
- Provide 10-20 SMMs with affordable access to Digital Manufacturing tools and capabilities through a partnership with HPC Experiment.
- Leverage results of a March 20th SMM Voice of the Customer focused Roundtable to create a solution for at least one identified pain point while increasing outreach and collaborative product development.
- Provide desired and/or necessary workforce and professional development including product training, seminars, conferences and informational sessions on Digital Manufacturing and related technologies.
Breakout #2: Voice of the Customer 2.0: Automated SMM Analytical Profiling & Scorecard Tool
This discussion will focus on the potential development of an automated tool (app) to provide in depth evaluation and analysis of future survey results, leveraging key insights from the Voice of the Customer report to analytically profile respondents to further understand the untapped market potential, identify key demographics, reach the right audience, pinpoint “clusters” of similar SMMs, focus product development and tailor marketing approaches and messaging.
Breakout #3: Industry / Supply Chain Enablement
This session will focus on potential collaborative activities working with the planned Michigan based SMM Advisory Group and/or activities targeting partnerships with various interested large manufacturers to enable and empower their supply chains. This will be of interest to organizations with large manufacture enterprise tools. Initial discussions related to activities in Michigan with Ford Motor Company and in Florida with Lockheed Martin will serve as potential templates for engagement.
Breakout 4: The Role of Academia in a Grid Cell
This session will provide an opportunity for various academic participants to “compare notes” on activities in their states or regions and better understand the role of academia, various state funding models and opportunities moving forward. (Note: This session will only move forward if there is critical mass in attendance at the DM SIG meeting).
All hotels listed below are located within a 5 minute drive to the Dassault Systèmes facility and have a shuttle bus that will take you to the meeting. You can schedule the shuttle bus at the front desk of the hotel.
The Westin Waltham
70 Third Ave. Waltham, MA
Courtyard Boston Waltham
387 Winter St. Waltham, MA
Embassy Suites Boston
Waltham 550 Winter St. Waltham, MA
Holiday Inn Express Waltham
385 Winter St. Waltham, MA
888 HOLIDAY (1 888 465 4329)
Boston Logan Airport (BOS)
Most conveniently located, Logan airport is approximately 30 minutes from the Dassault Systèmes Waltham office.
Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT)
Located in NH, Manchester airport is approximately 60+ minutes to the Dassault Systèmes Waltham office.
M7 Sedan Service - Please note: M7 is not an option for same day pick-ups. Please use a taxi service for same day service.
800.562.8808, option 1
International: + 1.781.345.9800
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