OIDA Executive Forum Schedule



OIDA Executive Forum focuses on the business aspects of the laser market, spanning finance to new market opportunities.  It complements the more technical nature of the collocated conferences on advanced solid-state lasers and laser applications. A networking lunch will be provided for attendees.


OIDA EXECUTIVE FORUM IS FREE FOR ALL PAID LASER CONGRESS REGISTRANTS - ADDITIONAL FEE ONLY FOR EXHIBITS PASS PLUS REGISTRANTS

 

OIDA Executive Forum Schedule

Thursday, 8 November 2018
8:00 - 8:15 Welcome and Remarks
8:15 - 9:00

Keynote Presentation:

Lasers and Human Progress; How Much Further?

9:00 - 10:00 Session: Financial Perspective on the Laser Industry
10:00 - 10:45 Coffee Break 
10:45 - 11:30

Keynote Presentation:

OEM Perspective on Laser Technologies for the Next Generation Vehicles

Stefan Kienzle, Daimler AG 

11:30 - 12:25 Session: Lasers for Manufacturing Mobile Platforms
12:25 - 12:30 Closing Remarks
12:30 - 1:30 Networking Lunch

OIDA Executive Forum Keynotes

Lasers and Human Progress; How Much Further?
David Townes, Needham & Company, LLC
Energy use and energy efficiency is the engine of human progress.  Lasers in multiple applications are central to the more useful and efficient use of energy.  We are still in early stages of reaping the benefits of lasers in many different market applications.  Talk will focus on the dynamics, size and growth outlook of different applications of lasers and the fundamental energy drivers of the outlook for key applications. 
 
OEM Perspective on Laser Technologies for the Next Generation Vehicles
Stefan Kienzle, Daimler AG 
Based on the challenges of next generation vehicles (e.g. connectivity/autonomy/shared/electric) and the requirements for future body structures the growing importance of laser technology and use cases are explained. 
 

 

OIDA Executive Forum Panels
Session: Financial Perspective on the Laser Industry 
This panel will feature presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion on the laser industry from a financial perspective.  The panel will feature speakers from private investment banking and M&A (mergers and acquisitions) and corporate investment.  It will address perennial questions about consolidation, the availability or challenges to obtaining financial resources, and trends in the field that will affect the trajectory of the laser market.

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Session: Lasers for Manufacturing Mobile Platforms 
This panel will feature presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion of the opportunities and challenges to the commercialization of lasers for future mobile platforms. The latter include electric powered or hybrid cars, trains, aircrafts, new power grids, autonomous robots, and so forth. Those technologies are enabled by ultralightweight engines, batteries, and autonomous control systems which require new material combinations, sensors, and smart design approaches. What are the opportunities and challenges for lasers in this new manufacturing environment in terms of wavelengths, power, mode of operation, connectivity, and I4.0.  What are the price points for these items that need to be met to make it really happen?  Is there new territory where laser-based tools can displace other technologies or expand on current ones?

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