Explore Keynote: Jim Carroll to Discuss the Future of Manufacturing

Jim Carroll
Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to announce that Jim Carroll will be delivering this year’s Explore keynote address on the future of manufacturing. Jim is an author, columnist, media commentator and consultant, with a focus on linking future trends to innovation and creativity. He’s recognized worldwide as a thought leader and authority on global trends, rapid business model change, business transformation in a period of economic uncertainty and fast paced innovation. He’s going to leave you inspired and excited to re-think ways to innovate your business and processes through his keynote on the future of manufacturing. Watch some of his videos and read his articles on his website: www.jimcarroll.com.

Very Special Breakout Session Speaker: James Womack

James Womack
Breakout Session Speaker

We had such an enthusiastic response to James Womack’s session at last year’s Explore, that we couldn’t wait to invite him back. For those who don’t know, James Womack is a lean production expert, author, and founder of the Lean Enterprise Institute. As a former research director of MIT’s International Motor Vehicle Program, James directed a series of comparative studies of world manufacturing practices and led the research team that coined the term “lean production” to describe the Toyota Production System. What makes James’ presence so special, is that he only speaks at events where he has toured customer facilities. He calls it, the “no walk, not talk” deal. This year he’ll be visiting his second QAD customer to get to know how they are using the technology to build their effective enterprise. You’re not going to want to miss your opportunity to hear from this legend in manufacturing!

Read more about all of the QAD Explore speakers here: explore.qad.com/speakers

Check Out the Agenda:

It’s never too early to take a look at what we have planned for your time at Explore! Check out the agenda to see the many breakout sessions available. With topics ranging from securing supply chain risks to the skills gap and the “gig economy” you’re definitely going to find that there’s something for you.

In addition to the action-packed breakout sessions, there are also a number of training courses to choose from. It’s your chance to work in-person with QAD experts in a hands-on training environment.

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