Machines Conference

Date & Time

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Kasbeer Hall in Corboy Law Center at Loyola 25 E Pearson St Chicago, IL 60611

The Event Exploring the Future of Tools, Equipment, and Machinery. From Fabrication to the Field.

Emerging technology is allowing us to do things we never imagined with our tools, equipment, gear, and machines.

Think about the widespread equipment changes across the industry:  

  • Tracking devices and sensors are now being deployed on machinery and are monitoring performance and safety
  • Engineers have made traditionally manual tools completely autonomous
  • Designers are developing modular construction techniques that make it possible to build massive sections of buildings in a factory and then transport them to be assembled on site

For an industry that has adopted technology at a snail’s pace, these are significant changes and it’s clear there’s an opportunity to capitalize on.

Who are the machines players you need to know about? What emerging technologies are making the most noise? How can you leverage these technologies to cut time and costs? How are big corporate players like Caterpillar, DeWalt, and others responding?

At the Machines Conference, we’ll explore the deeper trends and technologies that are creating smarter tools, equipment, gear, machinery, and components for designers and builders.  

Modularization and Robotics Research Briefs

In the weeks leading up to the event, we’ll be releasing our two Research Briefs in partnership with FMI Consulting, covering 1) The State of Modularization and 2) Robotics in Construction, which will focus on the emerging companies, investment trends, and supporting data in each topic.



Yaron Schwarcz

CEO, Tridom Robotics

Aaron Holm

Founder & CEO, Blokable

Kaleb Steinhauer

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Genesis Dimensions

Michael Case

Director, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

Wiener Mondesir

Co-Founder, Arevo Labs

Paul Ross

VP Marketing, Kespry

JP Giometti

Director, Strategy and R&D, HCSS

Arthur Mamou-Mani

Director, Mamou-Mani

Marijke Smit

SVP, Sales and Marketing, Project Frog

Michael Lawrence

CEO, True Autonomy LLC

Michael P. Jacobs

President and Founder, AMT (Applied Manufacturing Technologies)

Gary Rabine

CEO & Founder, Rabine Group

Chris Giattina


David Hillman

VP, Vocational Marketing, International Truck

Sabine Hoover

Content Director, FMI Corp.

Jeremy Searock

Co-founder & President, TyBot, LLC

Jay Snyder

Technology Practice Leader, FMI


Kasbeer Hall in Corboy Law Center at Loyola 25 E Pearson St Chicago, IL 60611


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