Skip to content

Manufacturing Network: Big Data, Automation Event, Tech 50 Finalists

By Monica Takacs

Breaking News

For more information about the Pittsburgh Technology Council's Manufacturing Network, please contact Monica Takacs at


THIS COMING THURSDAY! Where Electrification and Autonomy Meet: Economic Opportunities and Megatrends in the Automotive Sector

On September 23rd, the Pittsburgh Technology Council will be in Johnstown, PA to host an economic forum to explore opportunities associated with two converging megatrends in the global automotive industry: Electrification and Autonomy. Our panelists will include national thought leaders from SAE International and the American Iron and Steel Institute. We’ll also be hosting some of the fastest growing firms in our region’s autonomous vehicle industry, including ARGO, Aurora and Locomation. From the EV supply chain, we’ll hear from local manufacturing firms like PPG and organizations involved in providing EV Infrastructure, including Altoona based Sheetz. We’re excited to be hosting this event at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and to be joined by the Chair of the PA Senate’s Transportation Committee, Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr.  

When: September 23

Register Here

Made in PA Supplier Forum: General Dynamics Electric Boat

Sponsored by Catalyst Connection
At this Supplier Forum, attendees will learn about General Dynamics Electric Boat, the submarine industry and how to navigate the process of becoming a supplier to Electric Boat and others within the submarine industry. The goal is to have attendees walk away with an understanding of where their products/services fit into this complex supply chain and to determine next steps for becoming a supplier. 
When: October 7
Register Here

Call for Presenters: 2022 Beyond Big Data: AI/ML Summit

Now in its 7th year, Beyond Big Data: AI/ML Summit is a unique opportunity for managers on every level to learn more about the opportunities of data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning while connecting with others in the industry. With a focus on trends and best practices, the event aims to explore strategies, best practices and technologies surrounding these technologies while keeping in mind the implications of regulations, privacy, data protection, and ethics that govern this field. 
The event will feature keynote speakers, technical talks, and several panel discussions. This program is designed to enrich, enlighten and entertain.

If you are interested in speaking at Beyond Big Data, please fill out the form located here by November 19, 2021. Selected presenters will be notified by the end of 2021. 

  • Presentations may not be sales pitches.
  • Eligible presenters should be from companies using Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and/or Machine Learning to solve challenges or create opportunities, not service providers. 
  • Presentations must include valuable takeaways for attendees.
  • Both technical and business-oriented presentations will be considered, but this is not an academic conference. 
  • Companies of all sizes* are encouraged to submit a proposal.

*If your company is a consulting firm or if you are a SAAS provider, please contact Ashley Steckel at about opportunities for sponsored talks.

More details about Beyond Big Data will be announced in the coming months!

Save the Date!
Thursday, February 3, 2022

For a complete list of events and for more details, please visit

Congratulations to the Tech 50 Finalists in the Category of Manufacturing

The Pittsburgh Technology Council's Tech 50 Awards honors technology innovation in our region.

On Wednesday, November 10, the Pittsburgh Technology Council will celebrate the most successful and innovative companies in Southwestern Pennsylvania at the annual Tech 50 Awards—celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2021!

Congratulations to the finalists in the Manufacturing Category. To see all of the finalists, visit the PTC web site. 

Innovator of the Year: Manufacturing – The Kurt J. Lesker III Award for Excellence

  • Eaton
  • Intervala, LLC
  • MSA Safety Inc.
  • PittMoss
  • PPG Industries Inc.
  • Safe Space Technologies

New Members in the Manufacturing Network

The Pittsburgh Technology Council would like to thank the following new and renewing members over the past month in the manufacturing network.  Know a company that would make a great addition to this list? Contact Ryan Gent at 

New Members

  • Kennametal

Renewing Members 

  • Covestro
  • Penn United Technologies
  • E.A. Fischione Instruments, Inc. 

Showcase Your Brand! Support the Tech Industry!

If you are interested in sponsoring one of these event, please contact Ashley Steckel at for complete details. Sponsorship packages are available for all budgets.

Would you like the Member Rate for PTC Events? Email Ryan Gent today at