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Lisa Masciantonio | Chief Workforce Officer | ARM Institute’s

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Lisa Masciantonio is the Chief Workforce Officer for the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. She joined the ARM Institute in May 2017 as the Director of Membership and Outreach.  She moved to the position of Chief Workforce Officer in 2019 and she is responsible for driving the Education & Workforce Development vision for ARM in conjunction with the ARM membership, the federal and state government partners, and other expert stakeholders.

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Chris is part of AstraZeneca’s Operations IT Leadership Team. He leads the team who are responsible for building and delivering the integrated roadmap to digitally transform AstraZeneca’s Biologics organisation worldwide and support its ever-increasing portfolio growth. As part of his role, Chris is also accountable for the IT delivery to support vaccines, biologics partnering activities and the operational scale–up of cell therapy. Originally from the UK, Chris is now based at the Gaithersburg, Maryland campus, which is one of AstraZeneca’s global R&D centres.

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Curtis Richardson | Technical Fellow | Spirit Aerosystems

Curtis is a Technical Fellow at Spirit AeroSystems and leads the Smart Manufacturing segment of Spirit’s Distinctive Capability global corporate strategy encompassing research, technology, and capital investments as well as mergers and acquisitions. With a MSc in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering and 25 years of experience with automating aerospace manufacturing, Curtis has been an active voice for robotics and advanced manufacturing including his role as co-chair of the Stakeholder Executive Council for the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. 


Chris Murthwaite | Operations IT Lead | AstraZeneca


Future of Manufacturing

Panel of experts across industry and academia will discuss the future of manufacturing from topics including;

  • How AI is changing the manufacturing landscape. The good and the bad

  • Technologies & best practices enabling production & supply chain efficiencies

  • Challenges facing todays manufacturers, from production to supply chain

  • Advanced manufacturing & Industry 4.0

  • Cyber security and ransomware attacks