Sunday, October 20, 2013

MTConnect Comes Full Circle in Las Vegas - Keynote at Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Summit

I am out here in Las Vegas with my beautiful wife attending the Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Summit at the Red Rock Casino and Resort.  I gave the opening keynote this morning, "MTConnect: Driving Innovation Through An Open and Royalty Free Standard".

This is almost seven years to the day that Dave Patterson and I gave our back to back keynotes defining the foundation of MTConnect at Lake Las Vegas in 2006.  MTConnect really has come full circle in the sense that what was a very clear vision is now a very clear reality.

I was really pleased that the manufacturing thought leaders on the panel "Factory of the Future" had all three mention the importance of MTConnect in their remarks.

Below is my beautiful bride of over 30 years in front of the Red Rock Resort.

Not a bad view (below) from our Signature Suite that we were put up in for giving the keynote.

Above is astronaut Mike Mullane and me.  I gave the first opening keynote and Mike gave the ending keynote for the first day.  His resume was slightly more impressive than mine :)  Seriously, Mike gave an AMAZING talk and was incredibly interesting to speak with.

Me and Julie at Red Rock.

Above and below are images of Las Vegas from Red Rock Casino

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