Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Small, Local and Customized: How Makers Will Re-make Manufacturing

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Duleesha Kulasooriya, Maker Enthusiast and Chief Strategist for the Deloitte Center for the Edge, in discussion with Lyn Jeffrey from Institute for the Future and Richard Kelly from Li &Fung's Fung Academy. The conversation, from the outside looking in, will focus on the impact the Maker Movement is having on the way we think about manufacturing and complexity and how this movement may reorganize the manufacturing landscape.



Duleesha Kulasooriya — Head of Strategy

Deloitte Center for the Edge

Duleesha (head of strategy, Deloitte Center for the Edge) comes with over 15 years of experience consulting to large firms and now leads strategy for the Center and core research exploring the edges of business and technology. Over the past few years he has explored how the world is changing in dramatic ways as a result of ever evolving digital infrastructure and liberalizing public policy, and its implications to us as individuals and institutions. Duleesha led the team that developed and authored the Shift Index Report and has written and spoken extensively on the use of new technologies to drive business performance, pathways to moving from static to dynamic ecosystems, and rethinking the role of firm and individuals in the form of institutional innovation.

Richard Kelly

Richard Kelly is part of Fung (1937) Management and is focused on new value creation and building innovation capabilities across the group. Most recently, Richard was the Managing Director of IDEO Asia Pacific.Based in Shanghai, his role was to grow IDEOu2019s network in Asia and lead clients to realise new opportunities and build innovation capabilities through design. Clients included Coke, Samsung, TCL, VF Corp, Singapore government. Before moving to Shanghai, Richard joined IDEO London in 2006, and was responsible for the service practice and leading clients including, Nestlu00e9, T-Mobile and IKEA. Before joining IDEO, Richard was at Leviu2019s Strauss & Company for 9 yrs and ran his own brand consulting business in London and San Francisco. Richard speaks and comments regularly on innovation and design issues and has spoken at WEF, China Entrepreneur Summit and CleanTech Forum in China, Skoll World Forum and appeared in China Entrepreneur magazine, Business Watch, 21St Century Business Review and on

Lyn Jeffery — Research Director

Institute for the Future

Lyn Jeffery (Research Director, Institute for the Future, IFTF) explores the social impacts of connective technologies on work, play, learning, and collaboration across borders and disciplines. As a cultural anthropologist, she studies what happens when groups of people (such as US-based Makers and China-based manufacturers) come into contact in new ways to build new networks and relationships. With almost three decades of experience in China, Lyn leads IFTF's China foresight work. She frequently conducts custom research projects and interactive workshops for public and private sector partners around the globe.