How will emerging trends and technologies influence the way you do business?
Industry experts preview the key issues facing manufacturing in 2011 and beyond.

Navigating the Recovery
The outlook is good for a healthy recovery, and manufacturing is leading the way. This insightful presentation pinpoints the factors that are expected to bolster productivity – such as factory investment and improved housing and retail sales – and the elements that challenge growth, including overcapacity and pricing. You'll also hear a forecast of the trends driving IT growth and productivity in the decade to come.


Bob Parker
Vice President of Research
Manufacturing and Retail Insights Group

Before joining IDC, Parker spent six years with AMR as a Research Vice President covering emerging technology, enterprise software and industry IT strategies. Prior to AMR, Parker spent more than 15 years in technology and operations management, holding a number of senior positions. He holds an MBA, with a concentration in decision support systems, from New Hampshire College and a bachelor's degree in computer science and accounting from Rivier College.

Michael Newkirk 
Global Marketing Manager for Manufacturing SAS

Newkirk has a 30-year background in manufacturing-based companies, primarily in capital equipment for automotive, aerospace and defense, and electronics assembly, and spent more than 17 years in service support management. He is responsible for the development of industry-specific marketing initiatives for SAS® solutions.


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