Dr. Ananth Seshan, Board Member of MESA International, flew in from Canada to share transformative insights into the journey of small and medium manufacturers (SMMs) navigating smart manufacturing. His address underscored the importance of garnering buy-in from both management and employees, highlighting successful smart manufacturing pilots through industry-agnostic collaborations.
Seshan's groundbreaking hypothesis on the differing challenges in low-to-mid-income economies ignited discussions on a collaborative "SM Strategic Group for SMMs." This proposal aims to unite economies, share insights, and collectively address funding, digital transformation, secure value chains, and workforce development—a powerful call to reshape the global landscape of smart manufacturing for smaller enterprises.
Gerhard Greeff, Divisional Manager at Iritron, focused on "The Impact of Computer Engineering as Defined Engineering Work," outlining the objectives of the Institute of Engineering Work (IoEW) to ensure accountability and regulate computer engineering activities.
The MESA Africa Summit exemplified a convergence of visionary leadership and transformative solutions, leaving an indelible mark on the trajectory of manufacturing and technology. The shared insights promise to shape a future of innovation, resilience, and success for industries globally.
For more information about MESA Africa Summit visit www.mesa-africa.org.