12 January, 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 discussed:

  • 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

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Amar Hanspal
CEO and Co-Founder of Bright Machines

Amar Hanspal is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bright Machines, where he leads a team focused on changing the resiliency, flexibility and economics of manufacturing through intelligent, software-based automation. He is a senior business leader with 30+ years of experience driving business and technology transformation.

Before joining Bright Machines, Amar was co-CEO and chief product officer at Autodesk, where he oversaw the company’s move to the cloud and the development of its innovative manufacturing and construction applications. In addition to sitting on Bright Machines’ board, he sits on the boards of Aspentech and BeyondTrust and advises early-stage companies.

Frode L. Odegard is the CEO and Founder of the Post-Lean Institute and the Founder of the Post-Industrial Forum. His focus is on developing a new post-industrial management science. Frode studies how corporates, investors and policymakers can best navigate humanity’s transition to a post-industrial civilization and economy.

Frode is the author of a forthcoming book on the post-industrial transition and speaks to international corporate and investor audiences. His last keynote before the pandemic was in front of a PE audience with a total AUM of $4.3 trillion. The Post-Lean Institute provides educational, advisory, and strategic services to corporates and investors to help them turn disruption into opportunity.

A serial entrepreneur since his high school years, Frode’s multi-disciplinary background stretches from theoretical computer science to the boardroom. He has a deep background in organizational design and a passion for history, linguistics, disruptive technologies, and philosophy. When not at work, he is usually in the dojo practicing traditional Iwama style Aikido.

About the Post-Industrial Forum

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.