Agenda 2022 features a mix of panels, insightful case studies, and predictions from some of the tech and business world’s most provocative thinkers.


  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Scaling Transformation: How to Take the Industrial Metaverse Beyond the Pilot Stage

Digital transformation is now a foundational part of every company’s strategic planning and increasingly a portion of that investment is focused on the industrial metaverse. As this innovation becomes part of the framework for the future of industry and infrastructure, it is becoming increasingly vital to increase the speed and scale of digital transformation that’s occurring industry-wide to set the stage for this virtual future. In this thought-provoking panel discussion, Fast Company and Siemens will convene a key group of business and technology leaders to discuss best practices for small and medium-size businesses to roll out their digital manufacturing investments and share key insights on how it applies to rolling out new products.

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Talent for Innovation: The New Skills and Roles Transforming Manufacturing

With more than 800,000 open positions across U.S. manufacturing, new technologies like the industrial metaverse present an opportunity both to lower barriers of entry and inspire a new generation of workers to work in manufacturing. Fast Company and Siemens will bring together senior business leaders to highlight the efforts and opportunities to address talent recruitment needs to remain globally competitive and share how new design, gaming and user experience roles are transforming the perspective on industrial career paths.