"Leaders, across-industries, need to nail the right strategy to outpace existing and new competitors to a much higher degree than in the past," Matuzak added. "Tech innovation creates an opportunity to drive incremental customer value and monetize...
The next generation of the U.S. workforce will be the first to grow up entirely in the digital age - with robotics engrained in every step of their education, just as it will be in the workplace, said Scott Eckert, CEO of Rethink Robotics.
What's really interesting about 3-D printing is not how it's augmenting the way things are done traditionally. It's the way designers are utilizing 3-D printing as a new paradigm to help design a new kind of object, says Jon Cobb of Stratasys.
This new software-based technology would let plug-in electric vehicles from all participating automakers communicate with the power companies, managing vehicle charging to help keep the electric grid in balance and running efficiently.
"Innovators around the world need to have access to professional-class PCB design tools to easily capture their design concepts," said Henry Potts, vice president and general manager of Mentor Graphics Systems Design Division.