Members Only Roundtable
In this 3-part webinar series, We will explore the Future of Manufacturing with specific focus on:
Join us March 2nd, 3rd and 4th, in this exclusive events series featuring MIT experts, startups and Industry Executive through presentations of the latest MIT research, up-and-coming technologies, and interactive panel discussions between academic and industrials.
Randall S. Wright is a program director with MIT's Industrial Liaison Program. He manages the interface between the managements of companies, headquartered in the United States and Europe, and the senior administration and faculty of MIT.
As a program director for MIT, he convenes teams of researchers and faculty members to provide on-going emerging technology intelligence and strategic advice for the world's leading technology companies. He is a sought-after speaker, delivering keynote speeches focused on emerging technology opportunities and challenges, and counter-intuitive insights in executive panels and discussions. Randall draws on extensive experience advising executives on a range of emerging technology areas including digital transformation, big data, robotics, green buildings, water efficiency, energy storage, biofuels, advanced materials, and manufacturing. He provides navigation and recommendations on the emerging technologies and adoption landscapes critical to future business growth, as well as creation, development, and execution of programs of research between industry and MIT.
Randall has been bestowed by Federal President of Austria Dr. Heinz Fischer with the decoration Cross of Honor in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria for his "outstanding contribution to the development of relations between Austria and MIT".
Prior to MIT, Randall was a marketing manager for Pfizer, Inc., a major U.S. pharmaceuticals company. He was also a strategic planning analyst for Pennzoil Company--a Fortune 500 oil and natural resources company. Randall is an invited lecturer at Northeastern University's Executive M.B.A. Program where he lectures on innovation and corporate strategy. His column Innovation Counterculture looks at ideas and perspectives on strategy, organization, and thinking to help executives connect to the world of innovation outside their organizations and he is published regularly in Research-Technology Management, the award-winning journal of the Industrial Research Institute.
Dr. Anthony has over 25 years of commercial, research, and teaching experience in product realization and information enabled manufacturing. He has extensive experience in market driven technology innovation, product realization, and business entrepreneurship and commercialization at the intersection between information technology and advanced manufacturing. His research and product development interests cross the boundaries of manufacturing and design, medical imaging, computer vision, acoustic and ultrasonic imaging, large‐scale computation and simulation, optimization, metrology, autonomous systems, and robotics. His teaching interests include the modeling of large-scale systems in a wide variety of decision-making domains and the development of optimization algorithms and software for analyzing and designing such systems. He teaches on-line and on-campus professional programs in Smart Manufacturing and sensory systems Beyond IoT.
Dr. Anthony spent the first part of his career as an entrepreneur. He developed and directed the development of products and solutions for the industrial and scientific video markets. His products fueled corporate growth from startup to dominant market leader. He has been awarded 20 patents, published over 100 peer reviewed articles, and won an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for innovations in sports broadcast technical innovation.
Professor Hardt is a graduate of Lafayette College (BSME, 1972) and MIT (SM, PhD, 1978). He has been a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty at MIT since 1979. His teaching focuses on control, dynamics and manufacturing processes. His disciplinary focus is system dynamics and control, as applied to manufacturing at both the process and system level.
Dr. Hardt has served as Director of the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and as Engineering Co-Director for the MIT Leaders for Manufacturing Program. He is currently leader of the Manufacturing Systems and Technology Program, part of distance teaching and research collaboration between MIT and Singapore.
Dr. Hardt also serves as the Graduate Officer for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Richard D. Braatz joined the MIT Chemical Engineering Department as the Edwin R. Gilliland Professor. Before coming to MIT, Braatz was the Millennium Chair and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of IlIinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been recognized internationally as a leader in process systems and control engineering. Professor Braatz brings to MIT a unique blend of fundamental controls theory, multiscale modeling, and challenging applications.
Katie earned her BS in Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University in 2015. During her time there, she was an undergraduate research assistant in the Welding and Joining Metallurgy Group and did research internships in Germany and Cambridge, UK. This led to a PhD in Engineering at the University of Cambridge (completed in 2019) as a Cambridge Trust scholar, working with Prof. Julian Allwood on end-of-life steel recycling. She is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at MIT with Professors Antoine Allanore and Elsa Olivetti, continuing in the realm of industrial ecology, but also gaining laboratory experience in high temperature electrochemistry. Achievements she is particularly proud of include authoring the top policy paper in Environmental Science and Technology (2017), and extracting copper and iron from natural concentrate in the lab using only electricity. She is a third-generation materials scientist and wants to spend her career improving the management of Earth’s resources.
Craig is a Technical Director for the Risk Control Services of Liberty Mutual Insurance. He is responsible for advancing the technical skills and quality of ergonomic and manufacturing technology services throughout Liberty Mutual. His focus remains on Liberty Mutual field consultant development, project management , and tool/resource development in the Ergonomic and Manufacturing Technology disiplines.
Over the past 34 years with Liberty Mutual, Craig has worked in 5 Liberty Mutual offices throughout the East Coast and Mid-West regions of the United States. Previous roles include functioning as National Accounts Service Director, Managing Consultant with a staff of 11 over a three state area, and a Loss Control Consultant.
Dr. Bettenhausen joined HARTING Technology Group as Member of the Managing Board in September 2021. He is responsible for New Technologies & Development. From October 2011 until June 2019 Dr. Bettenhausen served as Senior Vice President at Siemens Corporation USA. He was responsible for the global Technology Field “Future of Automation” and Corporate Technology in the United States of America. After Dr. Bettenhausen attained a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Technical University of Darmstadt, he joined Corporate Research & Technology of Hoechst AG in May 1996. Later, Dr. Bettenhausen held senior positions as Team Lead “Systems, Security and Service”, Marketing Manager in the Business Unit “Pharmaceuticals” and Head of “Task Force Product Management”. In July 2003 he transitioned to Siemens AG as Senior Consultant „Process Automation & Industrial Software” in the Division “Automation & Drives”. In March 2005 Dr. Bettenhausen became head of the department „Advanced Technologies in Process Automation”. From September 2007 until September 2011 Dr. Bettenhausen was responsible for the Business Segment „Engineering & Consulting – Process Automation” within the sector „Industry” of Siemens AG. From July 2019 until August 2020 Dr. Bettenhausen was CTO & CDO at Schunk GmbH & Co. KG. Dr. Bettenhausen is chairman of the interdisciplinary committee „Digital Transformation” at VDI (Association of German Engineers). In November 2016 he was reelected as member of the board of VDI/VDE Society for Measurement and Automatic Control after serving as chairman over two periods from January 2010 until December 2015. In the USA Dr. Bettenhausen was member of the Advisory Board at UC Berkeley College of Engineering, member of the Advisory Board at CITRIS, member of the External Advisory Board of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Institute of Technology, member of MForesight Leadership Council, member of the Board of Directors of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, as well as member of the Innovator’s Roundtable of Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.