Release Date: August 17, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. – What will the next generation of helicopters look like? How will big data transform our lives? And how can advanced manufacturing revitalize the economies of cities like Buffalo?
These are some of the topics to be discussed Monday as one of the world’s largest mechanical engineering forums kicks into full gear at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
Organized by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and co-hosted by the University at Buffalo, the conference include executives from Fortune 500 companies, scholars, entrepreneurs, students and others working in robotics, computer-aided engineering, 3-D printing and many other emerging technologies.
News media members are invited to attend.
The following presentations will take place Monday in the theater, located on the convention center’s second floor.
The evolution of helicopters
Like Henry Ford and car manufacturing in Detroit, Bell Aircraft revolutionized the helicopter industry in Buffalo, building many of the first mass-produced helicopters. Find out what’s next for helicopters from the man tasked with overhauling the U.S. military’s fleet.
He will speak from approximately 8:55 to 9:20 a.m.
The big data revolution
We’re flooded with data, but we need the proper people, processes and technology to make sense of all this information. Find out how ICONICS, a world-leading software developer, turns big data into business intelligence.
He will speak from approximately 9:20 to 9:45 a.m.
Redefining American manufacturing
If manufacturing is to continue its comeback in the U.S., it will need to be even more nimble, adaptable and intelligent. Find out how leading firms are redefining the next generation of manufacturing.
He will speak from approximately 11:20 to 11:45 a.m.
Clean energy manufacturing
He will speak from approximately 12:10 to 12:30 p.m.
Onsite contact: Deborah Wetzel, ASME media relations manager, at 917-580-0974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
J. Robert “Bob” Sims, ASME president, is available to discuss the conference. Reporters interested in speaking with him should contact Wetzel.