Advancing Equipment Manufacturers in the Global Marketplace
AEM’s Thinking Forward initiative offers a mix of events and content to help our members explore trends and emerging technologies that are transforming the equipment manufacturing industry. We’re taking a look at topics like additive manufacturing, big data analytics, connected jobsites and farms, and a changing workforce. We hope you join us this year at one of the new Thinking Forward events and learn from our content and podcasts below.
The 2017 events included these topics:
Makerspaces Building a Hands-On Workforce Revolution
October 31, 2017
Find, Attract and Retain Qualified Workers in 10 Steps
October 23, 2017
How Smart Farms Are Making the Case for Rural Broadband
October 19, 2017
Milwaukee Bucks Retrain Jobless Workers to Build New Arena
October 9, 2017
How Manufacturers Can Capture New Value Through Digitization
October 2, 2017
To Build a Better Product, Terex AWP First Builds Its People Through Training
September 28, 2017
Is Your Business Too Complacent to Innovate?
September 21, 2017
Taking Mixed-Reality Technology from Novelty to Utility
August 24, 2017
Weld Training Program Paying Off For Superior Industries
August 17, 2017
More Women Needed in Engineering To Ease Workforce Woes
July 27, 2017
On 3D Printing, Think Big and Start Small
July 20, 2017
The Future of Data Sharing and Equipment Rental
July 17, 2017
Five Ways Thinking Like a Farmer Can Solve Workforce Challenges
June 22, 2017
How Vermeer’s Cradle to Grave Approach is Building Its Future Workforce
June 15, 2017
AEM's Slater: Look to Local Communities to Train Tomorrow's Skilled Workers
June 1, 2017
Industry Must Take Ownership of Skilled Worker Shortage
May 25, 2017
In the “Internet of Things,” People Are Still the Most Important Component
May 18, 2017
Inaugural AEM ‘Thinking Forward’ Event Will Tackle Additive Manufacturing
May 01, 2017
VIDEO: Virtual Tour Gives Students a Look Inside Kondex
April 06, 2017
‘Thinking Forward’ to Help Members Succeed
March 23, 2017
Additive Manufacturing Kicks Off ‘Thinking Forward’ Member Events
February 23, 2017
Inside Industry 4.0
Welcome to the next industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 is transforming the construction industry, and will increasingly impact workers and operators on your jobsite.
“Making Trade Work Cool Again,” with Mike Rowe*
The host of “Dirty Jobs” and other TV hits, Mike Rowe shares tales from a career spent advocating for trades workers.
“Estimating in the Cloud,” with Phil Ogilby, Stack*
Phil Ogilby got his start in the trades, but made the leap to estimating and bidding software with the help of… his 14-year-old son.
“Making Things with Hard Hat Matt,” with Matt Deapolis, Autodesk*
After taking flack for being a Boston sports fans, “Hard Hat Matt” talks about technological solutions to construction site problems.
“Jobsite Connectivity in Construction,” with David Smigel, Circle Computer Resources*
David Smigel gushes about the new autonomous vehicles at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and other innovations pushing the bounds of a connected jobsite.
“Site Intelligence,” with Alex Schwarzkopf, Pillar Technologies*
How Alex Schwarzkopf and Pillar Technologies are supplying real time information to help general contractors make better decisions.