Connecting the EDGE
November 20 - 21, 2019 Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA

Co-located event

Global Summit for Advanced Manufacturing (GSAM)

The Global Summit for Advanced Manufacturing (GSAM) was established in January 2014 to foster the development of innovations in manufacturing by engaging thought leaders from different industries to share their experience during the development and deployment of scalable innovations. GSAM answers the call for a forum that explores practical solutions for today's and tomorrow's most pressing manufacturing challenges, including, but certainly not limited to, the convergence of miniaturization, automation, integration, ruggedization, materials and processes, along with other special topics.

Inaugural members include manufacturing leaders in electronics, advanced materials, aerospace and defense, automotive, digital health, and energy. GSAM will explore successful manufacturing practices from a wide variety of industry sectors with a global perspective for applying these experiences for the future of manufacturing.


Girish Wable, Senior Manager - Strategic Capabilities/Jabil, and GSAM Co-Chair

We encourage academia and industrial researchers - especially those that expect themselves to improve the efficiency of manufacturing research and industrialization in the coming years to attend, for the unique opportunity to interact and benefit from the experienced practical guidance these leaders can provide. This experience is an important thread in the fabric of digitally enabled, highly efficient manufacturing.

Gene Kim, Ph.D., Global Business Development Director - OEM/Porex, and GSAM Co-Chair

Technology in the marketplace has advanced over the years to change the way we live. In today's world, mass implementation of these new technologies needs to accelerate in order to keep pace with society's demands. Yet, we've repeatedly seen technologies that held great promise fall short of market realization because the promise came with too many barriers - capital expenditure, global supply-chain, technological scale-up, regulations, market timing, infrastructure, and so on. The true manufacturing value-add offered by a technological advancement comes from its total cost-of-ownership benefit, but key decision makers have lacked a forum in which they could candidly and thoroughly discuss this assessment. GSAM was conceived to encourage these important discussions - real people discussing real manufacturing challenges in an environment that cultivates manufacturing innovation.


The GSAM conference sessions

The GSAM conference sessions are part of the IoT conference track. Attendees to the conference will have access to the GSAM conference sessions.

The GSAM sessions will focus on the following topics:

  • Physical to Virtual Transition in Manufacturing - Realizing Digital Twinning and Predictive Maintenance
  • Smart Manufacturing Enables Product Customization and Personalization

In addition the sessions on IoT and manufacturing include:

  • Smart City/Home/Agriculture
  • Big Data in IoT: AI & Blockchain
  • Realizing Digital Twinning and Predictive Maintenance
  • Industry 4.0: Smart Manufacturing
  • RFID
  • Connectivity and Security
  • Autonomous and Connected Car
  • Smart Packaging
  • Biosensors / Sensors in Healthcare
  • Biometric Sensing Innovations
  • Wearables in Healthcare
  • Wearable Devices in the Workplace
  • Hybrid Electronics
  • Printed Electronics Manufacturing
  • 3D Printing Electronics
  • 3D Printing with Metals
  • 3D Printing of Polymers
  • 3D Printing of Composites
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The GSAM conference sessions are part of the IoT conference track. Attendees to the conference will have access to the GSAM conference sessions.

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