Largest West Coast Manufacturing Tradeshow Announces Microsoft Autonomous AI Brian Evergreen and Gatherverse founder Christopher Lafayette as Keynotes

Lafayette and Evergreen will highlight how technology is changing society.

ANAHEIM, Calif., November 29, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The largest manufacturing event on the West Coast featuring co-located shows Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West, WestPack, Automation Technology (ATX) West, Design and Manufacturing (D&M) West, and Plastec West today announces its two curated keynotes for the Feb. 7-9, 2023, event at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Microsoft Global Head of Autonomous AI Co-Innovation Brian Evergreen and Gatherverse founder Christopher Lafayette will headline the five-in-one western manufacturing show with specialized sessions on how to utilize today’s cutting-edge technology to further industry-specific innovations within manufacturing and automation.

"We look to provide the best expertise and industry insight within manufacturing tech that fuels thought-provoking discussions within the industry," says Adrienne Zepeda, Group Event Director. "Thought leaders like Lafayette and Evergreen are shaping the future and their perspective will showcase how ever-evolving technologies continue to propel what is to come in medical advancements, artificial intelligence, automation, and other adjacent innovations."

Lafayette’s keynote, Medical Technology within the Metaverse - The Fundamental Shift, takes place on Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. The session will highlight how immersive medical technology is developing through the metaverse. Lafayette will review how this impacts businesses, technologists and medical practitioners and what to expect within the medtech community.

On Feb. 8 at 9 a.m., Evergreen’s presentation, Clearing the Digital Fog: The First Step of Autonomous Transformation, will highlight the challenges leaders have faced in attempting to harness artificial intelligence and its adjacent technologies for the betterment of their organization and the world, and how organizations can begin to overcome these challenges in the era of "Autonomous Transformation."

"I am honored at the opportunity to share about Autonomous Transformation with manufacturing leaders," said Evergreen. "Given the physical nature of manufacturing and its roots in human creativity backed by labor and automation, the manufacturing base presents rich potential for creating a more human future with technology."

Visit to register for the most diverse manufacturing event on the west coast.

For those who have already registered and plan on attending, visitors are encouraged to stay up to date through the Smart Event platform to plan ahead and leverage show networking info before, during and after the expo.

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