Exponential Manufacturing Alumni

March 20 - 22, 2018


Singularity University's Exponential Manufacturing Summit leads 500+ of the world's brightest executives, entrepreneurs and investors through an intensive three-day program in Boston to prepare them for the changes brought forth by unstoppable technological progress.

From May 17-19, 2017, we explored how exponential technologies including artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, exponential energy, and bio manufacturing are continually redefining the future of work, production, supply chain, and design.

"Great presenters and outstanding content. It opened my eyes to the great possibilities coming and the challenges that we may face.”

Alex Alvarez, SVP & Chief Production Officer, Brown-Forman Corporation


2017 Featured Presenters & Topics

Exponential Tech & Our Abundant Future

Peter Diamandis

Co-Founder & Chairman, Singularity University

Ray Kurzweil

Co-founder & Chancellor, Singularity University

Raymond McCauley

Chair of Digital Biology, Singularity University

Leanne Gluck

Deputy Director, Workforce and Educational Outreach, America Makes

Ramez Naam

Co-Chair of Energy & Environmental Systems, Singularity University

Trisa Thompson

SVP & Chief Responsibility Officer, Dell

Will Weisman

Executive Director, Singularity University

John Werner

VP Strategic Partnerships, Meta

Neil Jacobstein

Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Chair, Singularity University

Geoff Tuff

Digital Transformation Leader, Monitor Deloitte

Sarah Bergbreiter

Robotics Faculty, Singularity University

Rodney Brooks

Founder, Chairman & CTO, Rethink Robotics

Public Policy, Trade & Jobs

Deborah Wince-Smith

President & CEO, Council On Competitiveness

Jay Timmons

President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers

Megan Brewster

Former Fellow and Senior Policy Advisor for Advanced Manufacturing, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Diane Francis

Member of Advisory Council, Hudson Institute Kleptocracy Initiative

Jennifer McNelly

President, 180 Skills, LLC

Stephen Gold

President & CEO, MAPI

Gary Bolles

Partner, Charrette

Harnessing Disruption & Fostering Innovation

John Hagel

Co-Chairman, Deloitte's Center for the Edge

Rob Nail

CEO and Associate Founder, Singularity University

Karen Kerr

Senior Managing Director, Advanced Manufacturing, GE Ventures

Pablos Holman

Futurist, Inventor & Notorious Hacker

David Roberts

Business and Technology Disruption Expert

Jay Rogers

Co-Founder & CEO, Local Motors

Scott Kirsner

Editor & Co-Founder, Innovation Leaders

Tom Ryden

Executive Director, MassRobotics

Sarah Hodges

Director, Construction Business Line, Autodesk

John Barros

Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston

Future of Production

Valerie Buckingham

VP of Marketing, Carbon, Inc.

Andre Wegner

Founder & CEO, Authentise

Bill McInnis

Vice President, Reebok Future

Clara Vu

VP Engineering, Veo Robotics, Inc.

Prabhakar Gowrisankaran

General Manager, Viridis3D

Future of Design

Dyan Finkhousen

Director of Open Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing, GE GENIUSLINK

Brian Meeker

Principal, Deloitte

Erin Bradner

Sr. Principal Research Scientist, Autodesk, Inc.

Jody Medich

Director of Design for SU Labs, Singularity University

Future of Decisions

Steven Shepley

Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Jane Zavalishina

CEO, Yandex Data Factory

Paul Casto

Vice President Asset Performance Management Industry Principal, Meridium from GE Digital

Howard Heppelmann

Divisional Vice President and General Manager, PTC

Future of Retail Supply Chain

Adam Mussomeli

Principal, Deloitte

Bruce Welty

Founder/Chairman, Locus Robotics

Jenny Xu

Growth Strategist, Bridgestone

Amanda Manna

Head of Narrative & Partnerships, Lowe's Innovation Labs

Valerie Coffman

Chief Science Officer, Xometry

“Felt more like a community than a conference!”

-Jeff Kavanaugh, Managing Partner Mfg & High-Tech, Infosys


Innovation Lab

2017 Exponential Manufacturing Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab is a space for executives, investors, startups and large organizations to network, experience live demos and discover the latest product innovations that will shape the future of advanced manufacturing.

We feature startups and established companies that are taking on the world’s biggest challenges using exponential technologies.

View this year's Innovation Lab companies now.

View the Innovation Lab Page

"There is no other conference that exposes you to so much brain power in such a short time frame.”

Gregory Bruns, Director of Advanced Mfg/Eng, Crown Equipment Corporation




Summit partners have the opportunity to get involved in a way that drives their strategic goals while positively impacting the overall Summit experience.

Platinum Partner of Singularity University Summits


Partner of Exponential Manufacturing


Singularity University Founding Corporate Partners


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