CLS 2016 Schedule
Sunday, April 24, 2016 – Marriot
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Monday, April 25, 2016 | Marriott
CLS 2016 Introduction
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Setting the Stage for the 5th Ceramics Leadership Summit, David W. Johnson, Jr., Editor, Journal of the American Ceramic Society
8:45 – 10:30 a.m.
This session will focus on innovation from two very different perspectives. In the first presentation, John and Bill Nottingham of Nottingham Spirk will discuss “Vertical Innovation” and how to greatly minimize risk in the innovation process.
In the second presentation, a high-level executive of a large ceramic/materials company will explore how seeking operational innovations is critical to make manufacturing businesses successful. This presentation will look also at the importance of innovative collaboration with suppliers.
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
Creating an Innovative Manufacturing Company – Executive from Morgan Advanced Materials.
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Manufacturing Challenges and Opportunities
10:30 a.m. – Noon
This session focuses on the challenges and opportunities faced by technology companies as they commercialize and manufacture new products. Specifically, Matt O’Connell, CMC industrialization leader, will discuss the process that GE Aviation followed with to scale up for the production of CMCs for gas turbine engines.
In the second presentation, a supply chain expert from a major glass company will discuss how supply chain innovation is critical to success in emerging businesses.
10:30 – 11: 15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – Noon
Noon – 1:00 p.m. – Networking Lunch
Business Climate Overview
1:00 – 2:45 p.m.
This Business Climate Overview session looks at macro trends impacting the economy and sets the stage for the various topics explored at the Ceramic Leadership Summit. Dr. Susan Helper will provide a high level update on the state of the economy with a detailed look at manufacturing and supply chain economic trends that may impact your businesses. This will be followed by a discussion on how changing demographics will impact your business decisions over the coming decade.
Overview of Global Economy and Supply Chain Economics – Susan Helper, special advisor to the undersecretary for economic affairs of the US Department of Commerce; former chief economist, US Department of Commerce; Carlton professor of economics at the Weatherhead School of Management.
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
How Will Changing Demographics Impact Our Business in the Next Decade? – Everton H. Callum, SPHR, hr manager, corporate research & European labs science & technology division, Corning, Inc.
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Demographics Panel Discussion, Everton H Callum; Dana Goski, director, research & development, Allied Mineral Products; moderator: David W. Johnson, Jr.
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Commercialization of Technology/Business Development
3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
The commercialization of technology through new companies is well-established but not well-understood by the research community. People within our industry are experts in technology and the novel products that result from innovation. But, the necessity of building a team, finding customers and financing the venture are murky. And, what of exits? Investors seek a timely return on investment. What are the implications to entrepreneurs? What are the implications to large technology companies who build their business through acquisitions?
3:00 – 3:25 p.m.
3:25 – 3:50 p.m.
3:50 – 4:15 p.m.
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Business Development Panel Discussion, Keith Blakely, Vladimir Ban, Bill Payne, David Gunderson; moderator: David W. Johnson, Jr.
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
7:00 – 9:30 p.m. – CLS Dinner Event – offsite location to be determined.
This is always a highlight of the Ceramic Leadership Summit, combining a relevant but entertaining speaker with an outstanding networking atmosphere.
8:15 – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26 – IX Center
CLS Executive Forum
8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Wrap Up, David W. Johnson, Jr., Editor, Journal of the American Ceramic Society
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Overview of White House Supply Chain Innovation Initiative, Susan Helper, Special Advisor to the Undersecretary For Economic Affairs of the US Department of Commerce
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Interactive Discussion Forum, All CLS participants
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Ceramics Expo Leaders Debate
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Main Stage in Ceramics Expo
Ceramic Expo is inviting four CEOs/Executives from leading companies within the ceramics and glass industry to participate in an opening session debate on key issues facing the industry.