Manufacturing Keynote Speaker

Manufacturing is being disrupted and changing faster than ever before. For a customized keynote that is energizing, impactful, and actionable – book Kaihan for your next manufacturing event or conference.


Manufacturing Keynote Speaker

Unseen levels of disruptions and pace of change are changing the manufacturing like never before. 3D Printing, digital twin technology, and the combining of B2B and B2C/D2C, labor shortages, digitization, and IoT are all top of mind. When change happens there is opportunity to shift business models, update how you engage with employees, re-evaluate your organization’s impact on society, and develop creative solutions to complex problems. There has never been a better time than now to promote and provide tools to employees that they can use to think strategically to drive growth and innovation.


Throughout his career as a consultant, keynote speaker, and founder of the Outthinker Strategy Network (an exclusive network of Chief Strategy Officers and Executives from Fortune 500 and private companies with $1B+ revenue), Kaihan Krippendorff has worked with some of the biggest brands in manufacturing including: Daikin, Federal Mogul, United Technologies, Kellogg’s, Abiomed, American Boiler Manufacturers Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Furniture Today, Glass Packaging Institute, Kellogg’s, Otis Elevators, Trudell Medical, and Algoma Steel.

Selecting the right keynote speaker for your manufacturing event is one of the most important decisions you will make this year. Content, energy, ability to connect to an audience, and actionability are all important factors to consider. Former McKinsey Consultant, NYU Professor, bestselling author, and globally recognized authority on strategy, growth, and transformation, Kaihan Krippendorff will make your event an undeniable success with a customized manufacturing keynote that leverages his unique perspective and deep experience in the industry.

The time to act is now. Don’t just be a Thinker. Be an Outthinker.

An active leader in manufacturing Kaihan brings deep industry experience, proprietary research, and exclusive insights to every keynote he delivers.


Manufacturing Insights and Perspective


  • The industrial IoT market is estimated to grow from $77.3B in 2020 to $110.6B in 2025 (Forbes) based on a 7.4 percent CAGR (Cision).
  • Seventy-three percent of manufacturers plan to increase spending on smart factory implementation in 2021 (RFID Journal).
  • Just 12 percent of manufacturing companies have implemented a strategy for IoT technologies in production processes (The MPI Group).
  • Manufacturers are moving operations from a business-to-business (B2B) focus to a business-to-consumer model (B2C) in an effort to reduce complexity and increase control (Hitachi Solutions).
  • The use of 3D printing for medical devices during the pandemic proved its viability as a flexible option in manufacturing processes (Hitachi Solutions).


Trends in Manufacturing

Digital Twin Technology

Combining B2B and B2C/D2C

The Rise of 3D Printing

Kaihan's 8Ps Framework

Opportunities for disruption and innovation in the industry


Opportunity for Disruption : 4

  • How are you planning to target a new segment of potential customers?
  • How do you measure your brand’s success in delivering your CVP?

Opportunity for Disruption : 6

  • What systems do you have in place to ensure product quality and accuracy are increasing?
  • How can you utilize digital twin technology to innovate your product line?

Opportunity for Disruption : 5

  • How can you offer better price transparency to customers?
  • How are you structuring your pricing model to separate B2B and B2C transactions?

Opportunity for Disruption : 8

  • How can you improve (and even automate) CRM with B2B and B2C customers to improve personalization?
  • What digital platforms can you use to reach current customers?
  • How can you utilize creative digital marketing to reach a broader base and add value to your brand image?

Opportunity for Disruption : 7

  • How can you deliver more personalized experiences to B2C customers?
  • Where do you first interact with potential customers? What other connection channels can you explore?
  • How would B2B and B2C customers rate the accessibility of your product?

Opportunity for Disruption : 5

  • How can you create satisfying personalized experiences for B2C customers ordering on a small scale?
  • How do you measure customer satisfaction?

Opportunity for Disruption : 9

  • What steps are necessary to roll-out a B2B/B2C operations model?
  • How can you implement 3D printing into your production process?
  • How can your product development benefit from digital twin technology?

Opportunity for Disruption : 4

  • How do you incentivize productivity?
  • How is your organization preparing for a smaller work force brought on by automation?
  • Instrumental designs AI-powered cameras for production lines to help manufacturers detect defects and pinpoint their location on the line (Fast Company).
  • The company released its Discover AI in 2020, which is a machine learning program that can help companies reduce waste and cut production costs by detecting and diagnosing issues within just 30 analyzed units.
  • Using Discover AI, production engineers and designers can analyze data from the production lines remotely, reducing issue resolution times.
  • In 2020, Arris Composites introduced additive molding, a process which combines additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, with molding to make parts that are stronger, lighter, and cheaper than metal.
  • The process of additive molding reduces production costs on conventionally labor-intensive carbon fiber products, and can lead to a higher production volume of carbon fiber and other products (Fast Company).
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