DAYS UNTIL SUMMIT 2019
Breakout Sessions With Industry Experts
How Having a Social Mission Can Grow Your Business
Consumers are demanding
Presented by Lisa Curtis, Founder & CEO of Kuli Kuli
Lisa Curtis is the Founder & CEO of Kuli Kuli, the leading brand pioneering the superfood moringa in the US market. Lisa founded Kuli Kuli after working with moringa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Lisa has grown Kuli Kuli from a Peace Corps dream into a multi-million dollar social enterprise that sells delicious moringa products in over 7,000 stores. Lisa and Kuli Kuli have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and hundreds of other publications. Prior to Kuli Kuli, Lisa served as the Communications Director at Mosaic where she managed a team of six to grow the company from zero to over $5M invested in solar through Mosaic’s online marketplace. Previously, Lisa wrote political briefings for President Obama in the White House, served as a United Nations Environment Programme Youth Advisor and worked at an impact investment firm in India. She is a regular contributor to Forbes and has been recognized as a StartingBloc Fellow, a Wild Gift Better World Entrepreneur, an Ashoka Emerging Innovator
Happy, Healthy Employees Can Minimize Your Costs
Poor lifestyles drive a whole raft of chronic conditions that cost employers a lot of money. These conditions drive the vast majority of your health care costs and drag down your productivity and competitiveness by driving up rates of absenteeism, worker’s comp, presenteeism
Presented by David Mayer, Founder & Chief Wellness Officer for Rendle
David Mayer is an expert in healthy lifestyle promotion. Prior to founding RENDLE, David worked as a successful health coach, transforming clients into healthier, happier individuals. He enjoyed significant success one-on-one with clients by getting them to think beyond exercise alone and about their lifestyle as a whole, and the connection between its components: sleep, stress, happiness, exercise
Value Stream Mapping: A Case Study With Scandic Springs
Learn how Manex implemented a value stream mapping (VSM) process for Scandic Springs to identify areas for improvements. Manex consultants worked with the Northern California’s largest stamping and spring manufacturer to create a VSM of their current operations for one high-production product family. Representatives from Scandic Springs and Manex Consulting will detail how they created current and future state VSMs and identified more than 15 specific improvement actions leading to increased sales and reduced costs.
Presented by Hale Foote, Owner of Scandic Springs, Inc. and Walt Tarpley, Director of Client Services for Manex Consulting
Hale Foote is the President of Scandic Springs, Inc. Scandic is the largest spring and stamping company in Northern California, making custom metal parts for companies in the medical, automotive and aerospace fields worldwide. He has used Scandic to work with students and teachers at local schools and universities to promote careers in manufacturing. He is also on the board of directors of Manex and other nonprofits. Before joining Scandic, he practiced law in Washington, DC.
Walt Tarpley is Director of Client Services for Manex Consulting and has over 25 years of extensive manufacturing experience and expertise in general management, manufacturing operations, quality systems, engineering, and continuous improvement initiatives, including Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. As an experienced change agent, he has led numerous process improvement initiatives resulting in top-line and bottom-line growth across a range of industry sectors and geographies, in 40 U.S. states, South Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Europe
Design Thinking for Innovative Products
Design Thinking is an iterative process and shared language used by entrepreneurs, government officials, and corporate leaders to create innovative products and services. In this 45-minute Berkeley Innovation Group (BIG) workshop, participants will “learn with their hands.” Facilitated by BIG partners, Jeff Eyet and Clark Kellogg, attendees will use design thinking tools to identify innovation blockers and use the tools and methods to reframe the challenge. Seeing it differently is the most important step to doing something about it. Working with BIG is serious fun.
Presented by Jeff Eyet and Clark Kellogg, Co-Founders of Berkeley Innovation Group (BIG)
Jeff Eyet is a radical diverger who prototypes through stories and applies these passions as the co-founder of the Berkeley Innovation Group (big). Working together since 2012, Jeff was Clark’s student at BerkeleyHaas, then rose to a lecturer position before focusing full-time on client work. He has led strategy work with Recology, UC Health, Mills College, and Dow Chemical and supported engagements with GE Health, GE Digital, Kaiser Permanente, Nissan, Paypal, and Abbott Labs.
Clark Kellogg is a curious soul who brings an unending passion for creativity to his Design Thinking practice. Trained as an architect at UC Berkeley, Clark has over thirty years of experience spread among architecture, product design, and strategy creation. His academic background covers 15 years at UC Berkeley, currently teaching Creativity, Design Thinking, and Applied Innovations at Haas. Privately and as a co-founder of The Berkeley Innovation Group, he has led consulting engagements with corporations, non-profits, governments, and universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
Tax Credits and Incentives for Manufacturers
Manufacturers, are you leaving money on the table by overlooking tax credits? Are you confused by what types of activities or employees qualify for credits like the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit or the Work Opportunity Tax Credit? Join Bill Abel, tax manager at Sensiba San Filippo, who will shed light on various tax credits that manufacturers should be aware of and help them identify valuable credits for which they may qualify.
Presented by Bill Abel, Tax Manager at Sensiba San Filippo
Bill Abel is a Tax Manager with Sensiba San Filippo LLP. With several years of accounting experience,
Industry 4.0: Automation & IoT
Digital transformation and automation are essential enablers for factories today faced with operational and even existential challenges that adversely affect their bottom line. How can digitization and automation help address these challenges? What constraints would need to be overcome to commence the journey? How can Industrial IoT be an enabler for this transformation? What are
Presented by Bala Balachander and Gopal Chillariga, Technology Consultants With Manex Consulting
Industry 4.0: Cybersecurity for Factories
As small, medium and large factories transform to digitize and automate their
Presented by Bala Balachander and Gopal Chillariga, Technology Consultants With Manex Consulting
Bala Balachander has more than 25 years of experience in operations, technology
Gopal Chillariga has more than 25 years of experience leading operations and technology teams. He has worked on complex development projects that include systems architecture and design; hardware and software development; end-to-end systems integration and deployment of cellular, Wi-Fi and consumer electronics products; chipsets and technologies; manufacturing automation and workflow systems. He previously held positions at Holistic Labs, Airgo/Qualcomm, SiSilk Networks Inc,
Using ETP Funds to Strengthen Your Workforce
Did you know funds are available to eligible manufacturers to reimburse their costs of providing job skills training to employees? Learn about California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) and the process for applying and receiving funds. An economic development coordinator with ETP will be available to answer your company-specific questions and provide the next steps for determining your eligibility.
Presented by Renee Pierce, Economic Development Coordinator for ETP
The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good-paying, long-term jobs. The ETP was created in 1982 by the California State Legislature and is funded by California employers through a special payroll tax. The ETP is a funding agency, not a training agency.
Export & Tariffs Panel Discussion
Join industry leaders for a panel discussion on the fundamentals of export and tariffs. Experts will address each facet of export – finding a buyer, financing the sale, shipping the products and collecting payment – and provide actionable information to participants. The discussion will be moderated by global supply chain executive Hannah Kain.
Moderated by Hannah Kain, CEO of ALOM Technologies
Panelists: Jeff Deiss, Regional Export Finance Manager and Northern California International Trade Finance Manager for Western U.S. Office of International Trade; Shyamal Roy, AVP of Operations – West for Matson Logistics; Rod Hirsch, Director of Oakland Export Assistance Center for U.S. Commercial Service; Ken Rosenberg, SVP & Manager of International Banking for Bridge Bank a Division of Western Alliance Bank; Hannah Kain, CEO of ALOM Technologies
Apprenticeship & Internship Panel Discussion
Learn how to find skilled employees by creating internships and building apprenticeship programs. Panelists will discuss the proactive approaches they have taken to solve their workforce needs—both the ones that
Moderated by Mark Martin, Ph.D., Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development – Bay Area
Panelists: Robert Peters, Control Systems Engineering for Shell Martinez Refinery; Marlon Caoile, Intern for Shell Martinez Refinerychnologies; Paul Garavatti, Pattern Shop Manager for AB&I Foundry; Ivan Berejkoff, Pattern Maker Apprentice for AB&I Foundry
Identifying Waste in Operations
Presented by Walt Tarpley, Director of Client Services for Manex Consulting
Walt Tarpley is Director of Client Services for Manex Consulting. He has over 25 years of extensive manufacturing experience and expertise in general management, manufacturing operations, quality systems, engineering, and continuous improvement initiatives, including Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. As an experienced change agent, he has led numerous process improvement initiatives resulting in top-line and bottom-line growth across a range of industry sectors and geographies, in 40 U.S. states, South Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Europe
More Speakers To Be Announced
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AMBayArea Summit 2019 will feature even more breakout sessions than last year! Attend two breakout sessions, and choose from more than 8 speakers and topics.