The New England Advanced Manufacturing Hub launches July 9 with a webinar featuring industry leaders discussing lessons learned during the pandemic.

The advanced manufacturing hub, or AMHUB, was formed to address systemic issues in how the industry in New England is organized and distributed, as well as labor force issues.

The July 9 webinar begins at 4 pm and will have an executive roundtable moderated by Enno de Boer, partner and global head of manufacturing at McKinsey & Company.

The roundtable features:

  • Sudhi Bangalore, VP of Industry 4.0 at Stanley Black & Decker
  • Natan Linder, CEO of Tulip
  • Ian Cronin, the World Economic Forum
  • Colin Cooper, chief manufacturing officer, state of Connecticut
  • Thomas Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Ric Fulop, CEO, Desktop Metal

Roundtable topics include:

  • Best practices for getting back to work safely
  • Leveraging technology to turn crisis into opportunity
  • How companies are adapting production and supply chains
  • How New England can invest in manufacturing resilience

Linder said AMHUB was formed to address various challenges the industry faces and to create "a platform for industry, startups, academia, and government to come together and leverage new technologies to move forward."

AMHUB was formed earlier this year as part of a global network with the World Economic Forum.

Its role, according to Linder, is to take on a member-driven agenda with initial topics that include workforce reskilling, the industrial Internet of Things, manufacturing apps, robotics, cybersecurity, additive manufacturing, sustainability, and policy design.

The event is hosted by New England AMHUB, Tulip Interfaces, and Stanley Black & Decker.