Innovation UI LABS and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)

Tour of UI LABS and Presentation on Innovation

 UI LABS and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)



Tuesday, October 3, Tours Start Promptly at 6:00pm
Networking & Registration will start at 5:15pm






$30.00 members, $40.00 non-members
(Includes food and non-alcoholic refreshments)



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Please Join Us for the 1st of 2 October PDM's
    A Professional Development Meeting & Facility Tour
     The UI LABS Tour & Innovation Presentation

On October 3rd APICS-Chicago will tour UI LABS, and will then attend a presentation on Innovation by Tom McDermott, Chief Program Officer, UI LABS and Executive Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII).

Tom McDermott, in his role as Chief Program Officer, works across the UI LABS organization to oversee program planning and operations. Mr. McDermott is responsible for optimizing execution for overall impact for UI LABS, partners, and other stakeholders. Mr. McDermott is also Executive Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII). Prior to joining UI LABS, Mr. McDermott was an Engagement Manager in McKinsey & Company’s Operations Practice, where he led numerous strategy and operations projects across multiple industries with extensive experience in manufacturing, service operations, and logistics topics. Mr. McDermott joined McKinsey from the US Navy, where he served as a submarine officer; Mr. McDermott was responsible for directing both ship and nuclear power plant operations. Mr. McDermott also served as a Naval ROTC assistant professor at Boston University and MIT, where he taught engineering and weapons systems courses to future naval officers. Mr. McDermott holds a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

UI LABS is a #collaboration platform that brings Universities + Industries together to define problems, design partnerships and deliver solutions, As a collaboration platform, UI LABS is a trusted guide to innovation for courageous leaders with a mandate to redefine the future of their industries. UI stands for University + Industry: UI LABS harnesses the power of collaboration by leveraging collective resources, which enables their partners to design and demonstrate transformative solutions that have industry-wide impact — today and for generations to come.

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, is a world-class, first-of-its-kind manufacturing hub headquartered in Chicago. As a unique public-private partnership, DMDII has the capabilities, innovative spirit, and collaborative expertise to transform American manufacturing by ushering in the digital revolution. It is a proud member of the Manufacturing USA network of Institutes.

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