President, Patricia Panchak LLC, Business Journalist & Editorial Consultant
The dictionary defines “manufacturing” as “the making or producing of anything.” This definition equally applies to providing clean hotel rooms, teaching in a classroom, building cars, or even brewing beer. In reality, most of us are manufacturers. Therefore, understanding and adapting the best-practices from traditional manufacturing sectors, provides the greatest gains in productivity and innovation for the rest of us.
As the former editor-in-chief of IndustryWeek, Patricia Panchak is a widely recognized authority on business management and leadership issues. Through extensive research, she provides a window into the best practices of world-class organizations and provides the knowledge companies need to put the challenge of global competition in perspective. An accomplished storyteller and an animated, articulate speaker, Patricia inspires optimism in her audiences by filling her presentations with an abundance of valuable data and successful case studies. Her recent work focuses on the following critical factors that drive innovation and sustainable growth:
The Digital Revolution: Leveraging the Latest Information and Production Technologies
The Innovation Imperative: Sustaining Product and Process Development
Transformational Talent Strategies: Transforming Employees into Entrepreneurs
Patricia is also often called upon to deliver her one-of-a-kind take on the state of U.S., North American, and/or global manufacturing, a thought-provoking review of current economic data, plus a challenge of the manufacturing myths that impede the growth of companies and countries. Patricia’s talks on global strategy explain how successful U.S. companies are surviving—even thriving—in today’s hyper-competitive, fast-changing, low-cost economy.
An engaging and insightful speaker, Panchak draws upon 20+ years of research, interviews and reporting to reveal the innovative strategies and best practices of the world’s top companies. These strategies and best practices will make an immediate impact on any organization--by cutting costs, boosting productivity and increasing profits—and will set your company on a path to strong sustainable growth.
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President & CEO, PTC
Emmy Award-winning Technology Expert, and One of The Leading Women in the Field of Technology
Executive Vice President & GM of Onshape & Atlas, PTC
Executive Vice President & General Manager of Augmented Reality, PTC
Executive Vice President, Products, PTC
Vice President of Marketing, PTC
Mr. Future of Work & CEO, Guide
Director, Engineering Development, GE Appliances, a Haier Company
Senior Customer Success Coach, Arena, a PTC Business
Vice President, Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America
EVP and President of SaaS, PTC
Product Management VP, Advanced Development, PTC
Deputy Section Manager, Mechanical Design/Drafting & Manufacturing, Jacobs Engineering