Technology is driving continued growth of the advanced manufacturing and logistics industries. Conexus Indiana and its industry, education and public-sector partners are creating opportunities for Indiana to lead the nation in technology-adoption and industry innovation.
As proof of the evolving landscape, Burning Glass Technologies data show that American advanced manufacturing companies today have a higher demand for software developers than production workers. Over the past five years in the automotive industry alone, the need for software developers has grown more than six-fold over the demand for mechanical engineers.
Emerging technologies – such as additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things (IoT) – will change the manufacturing and logistics industry and how products are made and moved. Conexus Indiana is championing the role advanced technologies play in the advanced manufacturing and logistics industry and is on the forefront of determining the best way to train talent to succeed in this evolving industry sector.
FedEx Ground’s President and CEO Henry Maier provided the keynote speech at Conexus Indiana’s 2018 Breakfast Event. The theme of the event was emerging transportation megatrends and Mr. Maier spoke about the many new technologies changing and improving the way FedEx operates.