Companies from a diverse set of industries converged at the NAM in mid-December to discuss the 2014 plan for the newly created NAM D.A.T.A. Policy Center. During and after the brainstorming session it became even clearer that the intersection of technology and manufacturing was at the corner of 10th and G Street, NW that day.
What we also learned in talking with our members is that those intersections span from Washington to every state in the union and to every country in the world. Manufacturers are the world’s leading innovators and the D.A.T.A. Center is set to launch a series of events in 2014 to showcase that leadership.
NAM members are not wasting any time and are starting the new year off just how they are ending the last one: demonstrating to a global audience just how innovative they are by being a part of the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6 -10 hosted by NAM member the Consumer Electronics Association. The NAM team is on the ground once again this year telling you from the front row what breakthroughs manufacturers are driving for their customers and partners. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and right here on Shopfloor.org to get up to the minute reports from the show floor.
Manufacturing is a highly-sophisticated industry and a technology leader. CES is just part of that story. The NAM D.A.T.A Center will tell you the entire story throughout 2014 by showcasing NAM member companies, their facilities, solutions, and innovative shopfloors. And while we are excited about what this year has to offer inside the D.A.T.A. center, we still remain committed to our technology policy agenda and making the U.S. the best place in the world to innovate. The D.A.T.A. Center will be an effective educational tool for public officials to better understand the intersection of manufacturing and technology, but at the end of the day, they still have to act. The NAM is committed to working with our leaders to making that happen.