Business conference for executives & leaders
Dorpat Conference Centre, Turu 2, Tartu
Smart Manufacturing Meetup started in 2017 and has grown in volume and quality. We focus on delivering value to business executives. Inspiration, exchange of experience and business contacts are the core of Smart Manufacturing Meetup.
 
This year’s event will focus on leadership & strategy – fundamental part of every successful enterprise.
Company strategies concern how to grow the business, satisfy customers, outcompete rivals, respond to changing market conditions, manage each functional piece of the business and develop needed organisational capabilities. Strategy making is a fundamentally market-driven and customer-driven entrepreneurial activity.
To have a successful company all you need is a good strategy, right?
 
There is a famous quote by Peter Drucker “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. And this leads us to the next fundamental part of a successful organisation – leadership. 
Most organisations have the intellectual horsepower, knowledge and experience required to excel. It’s the ability to integrate these elements that is the missing link. Powerful teamwork can only take place in a culture where people willingly tune their individual agenda to common goals. Creating such an environment is a call for leadership. 
 
Smart Manufacturing Meetup participants have valued educational talks from business leaders all over the world and new business contacts during networking. 
 
This year we have partnered with JCI World Congress that will host around 5000 participants from all over the world. SMM is an official part of JCI World Congress and is expecting around 250 executives and business leaders.

Speakers

Paola Bonomo
Angel investor, advisor, and non-executive director (ITA)
Paola Bonomo
Angel investor, advisor, and non-executive director (ITA)
    Skills:
  • - Leadership
  • - Strategic positioning
  • - Angel investing
  • - Digital transformation
  • - Alliances and acquisitions
    Tegevusvaldkonnad:
  • - Leadership
  • - Strategic positioning
  • - Angel investing
  • - Digital transformation
  • - Alliances and acquisitions

Paola Bonomo started her career at McKinsey & Company, where she was an advisor to top management teams at leading international companies on strategic positioning, growth, new markets, alliances and acquisitions. She then worked in leadership roles in the digital domain such as Senior Director, European Operations at eBay International; Head of Online Services, Commercial Operations at Vodafone Italia; and Regional Director, Southern Europe at Facebook.

Since 2009 she has invested in technology startups with Italian Angels for Growth, where she focuses on investments in the digital space. In 2015 and 2016, Paola was recognized as one of the Inspiring Fifty, the fifty most inspiring women in European Technology. in 2017, she was recognized with the Business Angel of the year award in Italy and the Golden Aurora award for the best woman business angel in Europe. In 2018, she was a cofounder of Angels4Women.

Paola serves on the Boards of Directors at Telecom Italia S.p.A, AXA Assicuraxaioni S.p.A, Piquadro S.p.A, and other public and private companies. She is also the president of Stanford Club Italia, the local Stanford University alumni chapter.

Paola holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Jay Johnson
JCI Vice-President, CEO at Coeus Creative Group (USA)
Jay Johnson
JCI Vice-President, CEO at Coeus Creative Group (USA)
    Skills:
  • - Behavioral intelligence
  • - Body language
  • - Successful negotiations
    Tegevusvaldkonnad:
  • - Behavioral intelligence
  • - Body language
  • - Successful negotiations

Jay Johnson is an internationally renowned speaker specializing in behavior and organizational development. Jay has given keynotes and workshops in 19 countries across 4 continents, empowering audiences with a unique perspective of behavioral intelligence.

Jay has delivered a TEDx talk with more than 380K views demonstrating a new approach to dealing with difficult people. His delivery style is engaging and fun, all while giving audiences immediately usable skills to build stronger relationships, enhance influence, and lead effectively.

Jay works with Fortune 100 companies and national organizations such as Ford Motor Company, United Way, Consumers Energy, Keller Williams, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Crain Communication, Junior Chamber International, UM Health Systems, the Detroit Chamber, and AmeriCorps. Jay’s style makes him a crowd favorite and a remarkably motivating speaker.

Jay holds a Master’s Degree in communication, is a designated Master Trainer from the ATD, and was twice honored with the Excellence in Training Award by the APCC. He has served in government as well as an International Vice President for a global NGO. Jay was named “Top Trainer” in 2017 by ATD Detroit. His passion for speaking comes through in every engagement and he is sure to inspire and empower your organization or group.

Francesco Grillo
Economist (Oxford), Managing Director of Vision & Value (ITA)
Francesco Grillo
Economist (Oxford), Managing Director of Vision & Value (ITA)
    Skills:
  • - Strategic growth
  • - Innovation
  • - Political economy
    Tegevusvaldkonnad:
  • - Strategic growth
  • - Innovation
  • - Political economy

Francesco Grillo has been Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Academic Visitor at St. Antony’s College (University of Oxford), as well as Advisor to the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. Currently, he is Associate at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa and teaches and at the University of International Business Economics in Beijing. Managing Director of Vision and Value, the management consulting firm, advising strategies to major institutions (including the European Commission and Italian Ministry of Economy) and multinationals. He is also columnist for Corriere della Sera, Linkiesta, and The Guardian, and a regular guest on La7, SkyTG24 and RaiNews24.

Yasmine Khater
Sales Story Method (SGP)
Yasmine Khater
Sales Story Method (SGP)
    Skills:
  • - Sales strategy
  • - Storytelling
  • - Leadership
  • - Scaling and growing
  • - Psychology
    Tegevusvaldkonnad:
  • - Sales strategy
  • - Storytelling
  • - Leadership
  • - Scaling and growing
  • - Psychology

Yasmine Khater is the sales strategist and serial entrepreneur that helps business leaders understand psychology in order to craft better stories that help influence decisions.

She runs Sales Sales Story Method and works with leaders through her signature training program Sales Story Labs where they dive deeper and improve how they sell their story without feeling being sleazy, pushy or pretend to be someone else. Some of her clients include Salesforce, P&G, DBS, Credit Suisse and more.

Yasmine hosts the show the SalesStoryPodcast where she interviews CEOs from across Asia on how they use storytelling to scale and grow their business.

She has just come back from an expedition to the Arctic and passionate about climate change, she is producing an inspirational documentary of tech entrepreneurs who are building scaling solutions that will impact Asia.

Find her at SalesStoryMethod.com, Do connect with her on linkedin or on Instagram and facebook

 

Topic: How to use storytelling to scale your business

We are now living in the biggest decline of trust in the history of our world. In order for us to scale our business, our economies and the world. Today we live in a world where business has no borders and there is a massive opportunity to be leveraged.

The ones who are leveraging this opportunity is learning to accelerate trustworthiness and share stories in order to communicate your vision, unify teams and attract clients.

Emiel van Est
Lean Leadership (NED)
Emiel van Est
Lean Leadership (NED)
    Skills:
  • - Hoshin Kanri - Connecting the strategy from top floor to shop floor and visa versa.
  • - Oobeya - Efficient and effective coordination of strategy and operation execution.
  • - Continous improvement culture
  • - Process improvement
  • - Quality management
    Tegevusvaldkonnad:
  • - Hoshin Kanri - Connecting the strategy from top floor to shop floor and visa versa.
  • - Oobeya - Efficient and effective coordination of strategy and operation execution.
  • - Continous improvement culture
  • - Process improvement
  • - Quality management

How to make continuous improvement truly continuous has been the leading question for Emiel van Est for the past 20 years. He started improving and designing processes for Hewlett Packard in 1997 and has since then helped a diverse group of clients in many different industries with their Lean efforts. He has also introduced Lean to many people by engaging them in simulations like the one that he co-developed with Scania. Since 2010 Emiel has concentrated his learning, teaching and practice on the deployment of Toyota Kata, the improvement routines that Mike Rother identified to be at the core of Toyota’s continuous improvement efforts. In 2013 Emiel designed a Strategy Deployment method based on Toyota Kata which is at the core of his current work.

Johanna Pystynen
Vincit, HR Director (FIN)
Johanna Pystynen
Vincit, HR Director (FIN)
    Skills:
  • - Leadership as a Service
  • - HR management
  • - Culture development
    Tegevusvaldkonnad:
  • - Leadership as a Service
  • - HR management
  • - Culture development

Johanna Pystynen, who was included on the Workforce Game Changers list in 2015, has been a key figure in building Vincit’s successful corporate culture where self-direction, significance of work, and employee involvement are of crucial importance. At the moment, Johanna is working on making Vincit better than ever in the midst of merger activities, and exploring leadership from a whole new perspective – as a customized service.

IT Company Vincit’s HR director Johanna Pystynen joined the crew in 2012. She was given the task of creating a human resource management model that meets the needs of a modern specialist organization in the best possible way.

To date, Vincit has journeyed through bold experiments into becoming a software development and ICT service house with 500 employees and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Vincit has won a number of HR awards, including the Best Staff Act award. Moreover, Vincit is a three-time winner of the Best Workplace in Finland Award (2014-2016) and awarded with Best Workplace in Europe in 2016.

"This conference provided a bird eye view on the Smart Manufacturing in Estonia and Nordic, as well created an exciting opportunity to meet with the huge amount of leaders and innovators from different sectors of manufacturing."
- Aleksandr Miina (Lean, CEO)
"Smart Manufacturing Meetup is best event to meet people with vision, experience and inner-drive to reshape the industry."
- Mihkel Tedremaa (Ericsson, Head of Product Technology)
"Smart Manufacturing Meetup conference is excellent. Practical and interesting case studies from inspiring speakers. Looking forward to next SMM conference."
- Karin Rex (Conectra, Sales Manager)
"The perfect place to meet with other business leaders, listen their stories and to learn from other's experiences. The positive vibe of Tartu gives extra value to the event."
- Eveli Opmann (Estiko-Plastar, CEO)
"Speakers were very good and topics covered were spot on. Conference covered a lot of sectors and potential business contacts add a tremendous value to SMM."
- Silver Rõõmussaar (UPM Kymmene, Member of the Board)

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