How Germany and the United States Are Racing to Build the Factory of the Future with the Internet of Things

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
485 Russell Senate Office Building
2 Constitution Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

From sensor-laden assembly lines that reduce downtime and improve quality control to factory floors networked to automatically respond to environmental conditions in real time, the Internet of Things promises to dramatically improve the industrial sector. Both Germany and the United States have made accelerating this transformation a national priority and have developed strategies to capitalize on the manufacturing potential of the Internet of Things—Germany with its Industry 4.0 project and the United States with its Strategy for American Innovation.

As Germany and the United States continue these efforts, smart public policies designed to spur the development and adoption of the Internet of Things will be critical to ensuring each country can successfully boost productivity, increase manufacturing efficiency, and enhance national competitiveness.

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation and the German Embassy for a panel discussion featuring manufacturing leaders from the United States and Germany at the forefront of using the Internet of Things to build the factory of the future. The panel will focus on opportunities for Germany and the United States to learn from each other’s efforts, challenges to deploying the Internet of Things, and policy concerns that both countries should address to usher in the next generation of manufacturing.

01/21/2016 09:0001/21/2016 10:30America/New_YorkITIF Event: How Germany and the United States Are Racing to Build the Factory of the Future with the Internet of Things485 Russell Senate Office Building, 2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002More information:
Robert D. Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Barry Ives
Director, Advanced Technology Programs
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Peter Liggesmeyer
Executive Director
Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering
Robin Mishra
Minister-Counselor, Head of Section Science and Technology
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Joshua New
Former Senior Policy Analyst
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation
Diego Tamburini
Manufacturing Industry Strategist
Anna-Katharina Wittenstein
Chairwoman of the Board for North American Operations