Fifth Third Bank sponsored and Fusion hosted an event last week held at Fusion headquarters called "Meet the Cobots." Over 25 C-suite executives met up for a half day event where cobots and human resources were the main topics.
Mark Hoppe of Fifth Third Bank said opening remarks, followed by me telling the story of how Fusion got into cobots. Next, David Boulay of IMEC discussed lean manufacturing. We also touched on how to get college aged people interested in your company over another, and how they want to work somewhere that has the latest technology. In the manufacturing field, that means cobots!
Everyone went on a tour of Fusion's machine shop area where the cobots were in action alongside Fusion's employees. Next, there was a roundtable discussion followed by a presentation from Kim Seeling Smith, CEO of Ignite Global. Kim covered the human side of integrating new technology in a business. She went over how to alleviate fears employees may have, how to hire for strengths vs. skill sets, and having open communication with your team.
Lastly, Fusion opened up it's laboratory area where attendees could try out the robots themselves and see the different applications available.
(At right) This was the amazing invitation to the event, from Fifth Third Bank!
If you're interested in attending or participating in a future Fusion co-hosted event, please let us know and we'll add you to our future events list.