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Recorded Webinar, 58 minutes

Social Transformation: Accelerating Industry at the Pace of Social

The integration of the enterprise is upon us. Social technologies have brought upon us a new era of distributed knowledge with people at their center.

While social software has been growing in use among knowledge workers, it is rarely cited as a benefit to traditional industry. Yet, using today's modern E2.0 technologies - we are witnessing a technological renaissance that promises to bring new life to many embattled industry sectors.

In this session, you'll hear from esteemed author and principal MIT research scientist, Andrew McAfee about the impact social collaboration and communications technologies are having on the modern industrial landscape. We’ll also speak with executives from Industrial Mold about the transformative changes they are leading with the use of social software in their company.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • How social software is transforming the manufacturing industry and keeping jobs in the US
  • Why connecting your front and back offices is critical to accelerate production cycles
  • How the iPad is taking Information systems beyond the desktop workstation
  • How the move to cloud computing allows IT to focus on innovation over system maintenance
  • Why a culture of openness is a critical aspect of manufacturing success
  • How social software is fast becoming a recruitment vehicle in industries with an aging workforce
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Featured Speakers

Andrew McAfee

Principal MIT Research Scientist

Andrew McAfee, author of "Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges," studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects businesses and business as a whole. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete. Andrew is widely known for having coined the term Enterprise 2.0 in 2006.

Larry Housel

Head OF IT, Industrial Mold

Larry Housel is a visionary technology leader who is passionate about leveraging information system technology to give organizations a competitive advantage. In his career, Larry has worked with a range of businesses to deliver LEAN concepts into information systems. While at Industrial Mold, Larry has transformed the company’s approach to information technology, propelling Industrial Mold into a position of technological thought leadership in an industry traditionally seen as slow to innovate and embrace new technologies.

Wendy (Kuhary) Wloszek

President, Industrial Mold

As President of Industrial Mold & Machine Wendy Wloszek came up through the ranks of the company holding various roles in the company such as Mold Designer, Engineering Manager, and Head of Operations before assuming her role as President. Wendy is a leader who is thoroughly committed to human development and creating a culture of learning at IMM. Wendy is an active Industry participant, sitting on several industry boards and organizations.