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People-Centric Manufacturing Transformation
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People-Centric Manufacturing Transformation

Becky Crane has 20 years’ experience at General Mills working across the company’s end-to-end supply chain, in multiple U.S. and international locations. Highlights include plant manager at one of our largest facilities (Hannibal, Mo.), as well as standing up a global procurement organization in Switzerland as an expat. She’s known for leveraging her breadth of experience to build bold strategies and highly effective cross-functional teams to solve problems and create long-term advantage for our businesses. Crane leads manufacturing, engineering and global safety teams with accountability for over 9,000 employees (approximately 30% of the company’s employee base). This includes responsibility over $1B in capital across the enterprise, standardizing processes and establishing strong business partnerships to enable advantaged agility and accelerate innovation.

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Use AI to Give Junior Operators The Performance of Experienced Staff
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Use AI to Give Junior Operators The Performance of Experienced Staff

Willem Sundblad is the co-founder and CEO of Oden Technologies, a company empowering operators by providing real-time, AI-driven prescriptive process setting recommendations and predictive quality directly to the front line. In his spare time, he is a contributing writer to Forbes.com and takes every chance he gets to enjoy the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Chris Rodgers is the Director of TPM for INX International Ink Co. INX with parent company, SAKATA INX Corp., is the third largest ink manufacturer in the world. From the beginning of his career with INX in 1994 to 2005, Chris worked in research and technical services. In 2005, Chris was asked to take on a newly created role in TPM. Since taking on this role, Chris has assisted with or led projects across INX operations to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

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Putting the Power of AI in the Hands of Frontline Workers — A Conversation with Willem Sundblad of Oden Technologies
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Putting the Power of AI in the Hands of Frontline Workers — A Conversation with Willem Sundblad of Oden Technologies

Willem Sundblad is the co-founder and CEO of Oden Technologies, a company empowering operators by providing real-time, AI-driven prescriptive process setting recommendations and predictive quality directly to the front line. In his spare time, he is a contributing writer to Forbes.com and takes every chance he gets to enjoy the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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What’s New in Workforce Development and Training for Manufacturers — A Conversation with Andrew Knez of Covalent Networks
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What’s New in Workforce Development and Training for Manufacturers — A Conversation with Andrew Knez of Covalent Networks

Andrew Knez has several years of work experience in various roles and industries. Andrew is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Covalent Networks, a company that specializes in workforce operations in complex manufacturing environments. Prior to this, Andrew worked as the Chief of Staff at NatureBox from 2013 to 2016. Andrew also served as an Associate at General Catalyst Partners from 2011 to 2013. Additionally, they worked in marketing at FanSnap for a brief period in 2010 and interned at the Boston Scholar Athlete Program in the same year. Andrew began their career as an Analyst at KAYAK in 2009.

Andrew Knez attended Williams College from 2007 to 2011, where they earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in History. Andrew then pursued further education at Harvard Business School from 2016 to 2018, obtaining a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree.

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Staying Ahead of the Manufacturing Technology Curve — A Conversation with Shan Muthuvelu of UCBOS
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Staying Ahead of the Manufacturing Technology Curve — A Conversation with Shan Muthuvelu of UCBOS

At the 2024 edition of the North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit series we sat down with Shan Muthuvelu, the CEO of UCBOS, to talk about technology trends manufacturers need to be aware of, and how to on top of developments as exciting new tools come onto the market. The biggest question that we keep finding new answers for is, “What are we going to do with all the data?” LLMs and Generative AI are opening up exciting new capabilities there, but it is important to remember all of this needs to work for and with the people doing the job day-to-day and over the long term. What do they want and need? What is going to make the biggest impact on their productivity and job satisfaction? What does the user experience need to look like for people to engage with the systems and capabilities being offered to them? How can companies tailor these broad possibilities to solve problems and open up new opportunities based on their own very specific scenarios? For all this and more, give this episode a listen!

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From Convenience to Catastrophe: What Monocultures and Group Think Teach us About Diversity
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From Convenience to Catastrophe: What Monocultures and Group Think Teach us About Diversity

Sara Bowen is vice president of Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Listening & Organizational Research at The Boeing Company.

Sara is responsible for developing and executing the company’s global strategy on equity, diversity and inclusion, ensuring Boeing fulfills its promise of equal opportunity, and strengthening a culture of belonging. She also leads the Employee Listening and Organizational Research team, which harnesses the power of employee voice to drive business excellence.

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Fireside Chat: The Evolving Role of a CHRO
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Fireside Chat: The Evolving Role of a CHRO

Christopher Shryock serves as Sam’s Club’s Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. In this role, he oversees all aspects of human resources for Sam’s Club and is responsible for attracting, developing, rewarding, and retaining talent as well as building a diverse and inclusive organization.

Prior to Sam’s Club, Christopher spent nearly 14 years at PepsiCo in a variety of global HR leadership roles in Plano, Texas; Geneva, Switzerland; Moscow, Russia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and New York. Most recently, he was senior vice president of human resources for the PepsiCo Foods North America sector’s Commercial organization where he led the HR agenda across the sales, marketing, and strategy and transformation organizations.

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‘Train Them Up’: Workforce Development through Innovative, STEAM-Focused Programs
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‘Train Them Up’: Workforce Development through Innovative, STEAM-Focused Programs

Caroline Jecko-Parkes joined Airbus Americas in July 2022 as the VP for the Human Resources and Workplace function including HR, Facilities and Environment Health & Safety. She is responsible for the design and execution of the strategy, plans and policies to optimize organizational effectiveness and performance, leveraging a multi-tiered, geographically diverse team of HR Business Partners & COE Experts.

Prior to joining Airbus, Caroline has held leadership positions across the financial services, healthcare, BPO and aerospace industries. Her areas of expertise include HR transformation, strategic planning, shared services and outsourcing, business process improvement, M&A and customer relationship management. Her background in Customer Service management and Sales and Account management is at the source of her drive for service excellence and her philosophy of continuous process improvement. She is bilingual (English / French) and has extensive experience working around the globe.

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Fireside Chat: Navigating HR Challenges and Innovations Through JCPenney’s Employee-Centric Approach
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Fireside Chat: Navigating HR Challenges and Innovations Through JCPenney’s Employee-Centric Approach

Andre Joyner is the senior vice president, chief human resources officer at JCPenney. Andre is responsible for the development and execution of strategic human capital decisions and leads the Company’s human resources functions.

Andre brings more than 20 years of innovative human resources and management experience in retail, health care, and consumer packaged goods industries. Most recently, Andre served as the senior vice president, head of human resources at Victoria’s Secret where he led the brand through its most significant organizational transformation. Earlier in his career, he held HR leadership roles at Merck & Co. and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group.

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Delivering the Ramp-Up: Developing an Aerospace Ecosystem in Mobile, Alabama
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Delivering the Ramp-Up: Developing an Aerospace Ecosystem in Mobile, Alabama

Daryl Taylor was promoted to Senior Vice President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft Operations in the U.S. in late 2022. In this role, he is responsible for the integration of Airbus’ operations organizations across the region.

In this session, Daryl explores the story of the start of Airbus’ U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Alabama and expanding their capacity and capability to meet the market demand for A320 and A220 Family aircraft in North America.

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Fireside Chat: “People Experience” is The Most Important Contribution HR Provides for Our Organizations
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Fireside Chat: “People Experience” is The Most Important Contribution HR Provides for Our Organizations

Discussing how understanding and fostering colleague health and wellbeing has evolved into a major facet of what the HR team brings to the company as a whole Demonstrating the value of a purpose-driven culture for personal and professional growth, as well as a key driver of positive business outcomes What does health equity mean, and how are HR professionals moving the needle on what companies do for their employees? Illustrating how Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion foster a sense of belonging. What do the organizations that are great at DEIB all have in common? What lessons can we take from their…

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