Paul Boris

Paul Boris, COO of Vuzix
Tuesday, October 24, 1:00 – 2:00

Boris, an expert in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how manufacturers now have the ability, even with minor investment, to have IIoT projects in their factories that can provide actionable results, will be discussing IIoT in his presentation: The Industrial IoT is Here – and Manufacturers at ALL Levels Can Implement and Find ROI Quickly.

His knowledge and passion for the IIoT movement will bring a whole new level of emerging technology to Gear Expo. He will focus on the value proposition of IIoT for all manufacturers, regardless of size and provide tangible take-aways that can be implemented into plants to begin or further businesses’ IIoT strategy.

Read Press Release


Dr. Rob Ivester, Deputy Director of Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Wednesday, October 25, 1:00—2:00

Dr. Robert W. Ivester currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. AMO is focused on creating a fertile innovation environment for advanced manufacturing, enabling vigorous domestic development of new energy-efficient manufacturing processes and materials technologies to reduce the energy intensity and life-cycle energy consumption of manufactured products.

Prior to this position, he served as the Executive Secretary to the Inter-agency working group on Advanced Manufacturing, which was formed in 2011 under the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Technology in the Executive Office of the President, which produced the February 2012 report A National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. His research interests include manufacturing process metrology, modeling, and optimization. He has performed research to quantify uncertainty associated with measurements and model-based predictions of manufacturing process behavior. In particular, he has performed extensive research on the measurement of temperature and strain during metal cutting.

He has been an instructor for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals program for graduate-level studies in manufacturing engineering since 2001. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and received his Ph.D. and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Jay Rogers

Jay Rogers, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors
Thursday, October 26, 1:00-2:00

Local Motors – a technology company that uses a co-creating community to design, develop and build Olli, the world’s first self-driving cognitive vehicle – is redefining the development of connected hardware by pairing micro-manufacturing with the open source technology community.

They are the first company to utilize Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM), debuting the world’s first 3D-printed car, the Strati, in September of 2014. This type of innovation works well with Gear Expo’s drive technology focus and AGMA’s strategy of bringing emerging technology to the gear industry.

“I’m excited to be speaking at Gear Expo, where I’ll be sharing my experiences with taking risks in this ever-evolving industry, as well as my collaboration with small-volume manufacturing and car-loving communities,” said Rogers.

Read Press Release