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Thought Leadership

Sharing decades of expertise to propel the aerospace industry into the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Digital Transformation of manufacturing operations begins with FactoryTwin.

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Upcoming Speech
International Manufacturing Technology Show 2024
September 10th 2024, 3:15-4:10 pm — Chicago, IL

Vivek Saxena will be presenting a user friendly and affordable approach for SMEs (small & medium enterprises) to exploit existing factory data, offline information, and tribal knowledge of their senior associates to achieve double digit improvements in shop KPIs using the FactoryTwin platform. Click here for more details.

Recorded Speeches & Panels

"Your Factory Data is your Superpower at Aviation Week 2022"

A highlight of practical approaches to best leverage existing factory data while continually and efficiently improving data integrity. 

"The Road to Digital at Aero Engines America 2021"

A brief discussion of the challenges engine shops have faced while digitizing their MRO IT networks.

"Digital Technology in Aerospace Manufacturing"

A high level brief of the COVID-19 impact on aerospace production— specifically large fixed wing aircrafts and engines.

Past Speeches & Panels

Investment Casting Institute Business & Leadership Development Conference

Presented "Unlocking Productivity at Small and Medium Sized Factories with Digital Twin"

Apr 2024 - Santa Fe

Cascadia Connect Advanced Manufacturing & Industrial Tech Conference

Presented "Factory Digital Twins for Small and Medium Manufacturers"

Feb 2024 - Santa Monica

Aviation Week A&D Supply Chain Americas


Presented "The Weakest Links in The Aerospace Digital Thread—Factory Digital Twins"

Jan 2024 -  Los Angeles

Aviation Week A&D Raw Materials and Manufacturing Conference

Moderated a panel discussing case studies in manufacturing analytics

Apr 2023 -  Atlanta

Aviation Week A&D SupplyChain Conference

Feb 2023 -  Beverly Hills

Moderated a panel on factory analytics

Aviation Week A&D Manufacturing Conference

May 2022 -  Greensboro

Keynote speech on "Your Factory Data is your Superpower"

9th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium

Presenter on 'Scaling up to AAM'

Jan 2022 -  San Jose

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance

Feb 2021 -  Virtual

Main stage presenter on 'Transformative Technologies: The Next Production System Paradigm'

MRO Transatlantic Virtual Conference

Oct 2020 -  Virtual

Speaker on the digital ecosystem

Plastics in Aerospace

May 2020 -  Virtual

Keynote speech on "Post COVID-19 Scenarios for the Supply Chain"

Aviation Week Aero-Engines Americas

Feb 2020 -  Virtual

Chair of the panel on "The Great Big Technology Panel (Part 2)"

Speed News Aerospace Manufacturing Conference

May 2019 -  Virtual

Keynote speech on "The Near Future of Aerospace Manufacturing"

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance Conference

Feb 2019 -  Virtual

Chair of the panel on "Affordability in Action"

Aviation Week Aero-Engines Americas

Jan 2019 -  Dallas

Chair of the panel on "Capacity, Completion and Market Demand-- Assessing the State of Aero-Engine MRO'

Speed News Aerospace Manufacturing Conference

May 2018 -  New Orleans

Keynote speech on "Manufacturing in Emerging Countries - Challenges & Opportunities for Western SMEs"

Aviation Week Aerospace Manufacturing Conference

May 2018 -  New Orleans

Chair of the panel on "Lessons & Synergies - Aerospace & Automotive Manufacturing"

Speed News B&GA Conference

Oct 2017 -  Los Angeles

Keynote speech on "Flying Cars & Air Taxis"

Farnborough Airshow

July 2016 -  United Kingdom

Chair of the panel on "Automation in Aerospace Manufacturing"

Speed News Aerospace Manufacturing Conference

May 2016 -  Charleston

Keynote speech on "New Adventures in Aerospace Manufacturing"

M&A Case Studies

Dec 2015 -  Hamburg

Improvements in the long tail of aerospace supply chain

Paris Airshow

June 2015 -  France

Chaired the supply chain panel with VPs of Global Supply Chain from GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney as panelists

Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace Briefings

April 2015 -  Los Angeles

Chaired the one day conference organized by Speed News

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