Implications of Automation for Economic Development

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The 2018 BGSU State of the Region conference will focus on The Implications of Automation for Economic Development.

FREE, but you need to RSVP.

8 –9 a.m. Networking and Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. Welcome - Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D., BGSU President & Opening Remarks, Senator Randy Gardner

9:15 - 10 a.m. State of the Region Address. Mark Schweitzer, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Regional Outreach and Analytics, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

10:10 - 11 a.m. Keynote Address, Dr. Eric Daimler, Artificial Intelligence Expert and CEO of SpinGlass.

  • Dr. Eric Daimler is a leading authority in robotics & artificial intelligence with over 20 years of experience in the field as an entrepreneur, investor, academic, and policymaker.
  • Daimler is the author of the forthcoming book Your Augmented Future, a guidebook for entrepreneurs, engineers, policymakers, and citizens on how to understand—and benefit from—the unfolding revolution in robotics & AI.
  • As a Presidential Innovation Fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Obama Administration, Daimler helped drive the agenda for U.S. leadership in research, commercialization, and public adoption of robotics & AI.

11:00 a.m. - Noon. Business Perspectives on the Scope and Impact of Automation, Moderator: David J. Robinson, Principal The Montrose Group, LLC


Hilton Garden Inn Levis Commons
6165 Levis Commons Blvd
Perrysburg, OH 43551, US (map)

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ai, automation, econdev