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Maryland Lt. Governor Rutherford to Open Summit

 

 

 

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We had an Outstanding Event! Over 150 Attendees

Great Discussion with Thought Leaders

 

Amazing presentation by Robert Wallace

Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford opened the Summit and Present Scott Phillips, the Center Director, with a Proclamation.

Edith Jett McCloud, Acting National Director, U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency praised our efforts to date.

Mayor Pugh gave thoughtful closing remarks and she talked about small business growth in Baltimore City.

“Connecting With Our Future”

2017 Minority Manufacturing Summit

Mid-Atlantic Region Minority Business Development Agency

Advanced Manufacturing Center Baltimore

May 10, 2017 – 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 p.m. Conference Center, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

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SPONSOR BLOCK

AGENDA

CHECK-IN & NETWORKING RECEPTION | 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Pick up summit materials, and then enjoy a “cuppa” over conversation in our display area with participants – guests, speakers, partnering organizations, hosts, and sponsors.

PLENARY | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Welcome

  • Afra Vance White, Director of External Affairs, Baltimore City Office of the Mayor and N. Scott Philips, Project Director, Mid-Atlantic Region Minority Business Development Agency Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Opening Remarks

  • The Honorable Boyd K. Rutherford, Maryland Lt. Governor and Edith Jett McCloud, Acting National Director, U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon | Panel Discussion

Connecting to the Future – New Digital Technologies and How They Are Changing Our World of Work
Panelists will discuss Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution and the advanced technologies shaping our future. You will get a new understanding of how technology is shaping our business models and how to connect with key resources to be competitive.

Moderator: Michael Galiazzo, Ph.D., President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland

Panelists:

  • Dharmesh Ved, Director of Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Suzy Ganz, CEO, Lion Brothers
  • Herbert Jordan III, Deputy Secretary, Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs
  • Mike Binko, President, kloudtrack® and Founder of StartUp Maryland

BREAK | NOON – 12:15 p.m.         

 LUNCHEON SESSION | 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

12:15 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. | Lunch Served

12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Keynote Speaker Introduction and Address

  • Introduction by Roger Campos, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Keynote Address by Robert L. Wallace, Author and President/CEO/Founder, BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc., CEO/Founder, BITHENERGY, INC., Founder, Entre Teach Learning Systems, LLC

THOUGHT LEADERS DISCUSSION | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Connecting to Industry and Policy Leaders to Grow Minority Manufacturing.

OEM and resource organization “thought leaders” will engage the audience in discussion on how to grow and sustain minority manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Facilitators will use a modern Socratic dialog approach to raise questions, challenge assumptions and to seek agreement in terms of values, strategies, and approaches. Key ideas and approaches based on lessons learned discussed during this conversation will be projected onscreen and retained to help shape the Center’s agenda going forward.

Facilitators:

  • Scott Phillips, Project Director, Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore
  • Anthony Robinson, Business Consultant, Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore
  • Mike Galiazzo, President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland

OEM Thought Leaders

  • Voltaire Walker, Manager, Global Supplier Diversity Programs, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Sheila Dews-Johnson, Director, Supplier Diversity & Supplier Sustainability, McCormick & Company
  • Stephanie Simmons, Director, Supply Chain Compliance, Commercial Procurement and Operations, Huntington Ingalls – Newport News Shipbuilding

Resource Organization Thought Leaders:

  • Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary, Maryland Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA)
  • Terrance Taylor, Deputy District Director, Office of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer
  • Mike Kelleher, CFO, Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Roger Campos, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Sharon Pinder, President & CEO, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council & Operator of the Federal Procurement Center & the MBDA Business Center, Capital Region
  • Stanley Tucker, President, CEO & Co-founder, Meridian Management Group
  • Anthony Robinson, Business Consultant, Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore
  • Bob Carullo, Executive Director, SMART States
  • Brett Vassey, President & CEO, Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • David Burton, Founder & CEO, Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance

ADJOURNMENT | 2:15 p.m.     

Closing Remarks | 2:15 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh

A summary and next steps will be presented in closing remarks by N. Scott Phillips

 NETWORKING RECEPTION | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a cash bar, networking, and a final visit to our display area before departing for your evening in Baltimore.