Frost & Sullivan

Virtual Think Tank

The Future of Manufacturing:

Trends, Priorities & Perspectives

Karthik Sundaram

Karthik Sundaram
Industry Principal
Frost & Sullivan

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

We are pleased to invite you to an exclusive discussion with your peers to gain your perspective in support of our ongoing industry research.

Join us for this Timely Discussion!

Manufacturers are at a cross-roads today. Although the pandemic is on the wane, it exposed the innate risks of the current manufacturing value chain. The result is a heightened sense of urgency to change, innovate and re-think conventional manufacturing structures. The ongoing geopolitical volatility in the world has re-invigorated the need to re-invent manufacturing.

The question that needs to be asked is concerning the priorities for the future, especially to identifying the critical areas of change and the potential challenges for manufacturers in driving that change. Two topics of indispensable significance are digital and sustainability. But how can manufacturers achieve these profitably?

The key questions we will be discussing are:

How has the pandemic expedited digital technology adoption in manufacturing?

What key obstacles does your organization encounter while implementing advanced digital technologies in the industry?

How is sustainability as a topic evolving within manufacturing today?

How does a manufacturing organization's internal culture influence its digital strategy and technology adoption?

What are the high-impact digital trends for manufacturing in the future?

During this Virtual Think Tank, Frost & Sullivan’s Research Director, Karthik Sundaram, will moderate a discussion exploring the trends, priorities, and perspectives to be considered in the future of manufacturing and its digital transformation.


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Andrew Swetlik
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Robert Raia

Robert Raia
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Medline Industries LP

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Michael Carlton

Michael Carlton
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Griffith Foods

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Stephen Friedenthal

Stephen Friedenthal



What is a Virtual Think Tank?
A Frost & Sullivan Virtual Think Tank is an exclusive, unique and highly engaging conversation that brings together a diverse group of industry leaders to discuss their opinions on a certain topic. Content from this collective discussion will be featured in an upcoming Frost & Sullivan article where you have the options to be highlighted as a thought leader. Your insight as a strategic partner is invaluable.
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  • Share & Learn Best Practices: Engage in strategic conversations with your peers. The open, candid discussions you have will spark creative thinking and help you formulate new ideas for implementation.
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