Post-Industrial Forum

A unique global community for leaders
driving the post-industrial transition

Building the future

Brought to you by the Post-Lean Institute in collaboration with industry partners, the Post-Industrial Forum is a unique global community with the purpose of developing and promoting a better understanding of the post-industrial transition and how to navigate it. Members include corporate executives, board members, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and experts in various fields.

The rapid progress of technologies such as machine learning, intelligent agents, robotics, drones, autonomous vehicles, distributed ledgers, and additive manufacturing is resulting in dramatic structural changes in all industries. For the first time in the history of the human species, we have exponential technology development coupled with massive decentralization. We are now seeing the beginning of a post-industrial civilization. This goes beyond “digital” — it is change on an anthropological level.

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Decentralization in Manufacturing

9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT / 6pm CET

January 12, 2021

Decentralization of production is a crucial aspect of the post-industrial transition. With progress in material science, 3D printing, robotics, and AI, we can see how we can move manufacturing to the edge. In this episode, we will learn about how manufacturing is rapidly transforming.

Join Amar Hanspal, former co-CEO Autodesk and now Co-Founder and CEO of Bright Machines, an engine of disruption in manufacturing.

We will discuss:

  • Global outlook, the pandemic
  • Nearsourcing
  • Automation challenges, trends
  • Just-in-time customization
  • Software-defined manufacturing
  • The new Microfactories
  • Neighborhood Microfactories
  • Workforce challenges
  • Manufacturing in 2030
  • Investor implications

Past events

Live session

2020: The Emerging Post-Pandemic Landscape

December 15, 2020

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Setting brands on fire

December 1, 2020

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Organizational Transformation: Insider Insights

November 17, 2020

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Leadership in the Lockdown: Resilience amid Chaos

November 5, 2020

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Industries in Crisis

October 20, 2020

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Estonia and the power
of small countries

October 7, 2020

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Post-Industrial Homesteading:
Decentralization in Action

September 22, 2020

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Live session

Power at the Edge:
How DLTs empower farmers and make food safer

September 8, 2020

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DeepTech Everywhere:
Building Disruptive Micro-Organizations

August 25, 2020

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Boards, Tech Disruption, and the Pandemic

August 11, 2020

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The Path to Progress: Building the Future Faster

July 28, 2020

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Distributed Ledgers: The Next Generation

July 14, 2020

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Navigating the New World of Work

June 30, 2020

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Adapting to the Social Distancing Economy

June 16, 2020

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Silicon Valley Launch
15 January 2020

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London Launch
25 June 2019

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Upcoming conferences

Note: Precise dates TBA due to pandemic.

London Post-Industrial Summit
Program Pending
November 2020

Silicon Valley Post-Industrial Summit
Program Pending
February 2021

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