The Forum will be held October 22-23 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Brandt will be participating in the session “Global Standards for Products and Manufacturing” on the morning of Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
Dr. Brandt came to Autodesk with the acquisition of Horizontal Systems, which he cofounded and where he served as Chief Executive Officer. His educational and professional background spans the architecture, aerospace engineering, cloud computing, and manufacturing industries.
Dr. Brandt received his degree in Architecture from the University of Kansas. His doctoral dissertation at Harvard developed the concept of distributed manufacturing systems (mobile factories), and he consulted extensively with the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research to develop next generation Additive Manufacturing technologies and materials.
This year, with the theme of “The Way Forward to Global Prosperity through Intelligent Manufacturing Collaboration,” the Forum will focus on cooperation needed to create a global environment for sustainable economic success through sharing resources, creating and supporting common platforms for standards and interoperability for emerging technologies, solving storage and knowledge-mining challenges for ever-increasing amounts of data, and finding innovative ways to leverage applied R&D investments. The event will also discuss the key innovation differentiators of technology and skills, and the role of educational institutions and companies in training the next-generation of workers in the highly technical field of manufacturing.
The Forum will bring together high-level industrialists, policy makers, and key societal stakeholders across the globe for a cross-exchange of ideas on major macroeconomic trends and manufacturing innovation. The Forum is sponsored by the international Intelligent Manufacturing Systems program and its member countries and is open to international sponsorship from government, industry, and institutions.