Dragon Innovation wrote the book on manufacturing at entrepreneur speed. In this class, we'll discuss how hardware teams can see into their manufacturing future with a well structured Bill Of Materials, avoiding costly mistakes as they move from prototype to production.
- Understand the importance of a well structured Bill of Materials as you transition from design to manufacturing
- Understand the type of manufacturing insights you can get when you have the right data
- Increase practical knowledge of the pitfalls going from prototype to production
- Discover how Dragon has satisfied an unserved market need and incorporated Forge Platform APIs
Thos Niles has worked on early stage businesses going back to the dawn of the commercial web. His roles have centered around product management, customer experience, general management, and doing whatever needs to get done at Fairmarket (acquired by eBay), FirstGiving, Credit Karma, Gazelle, TurningArt, and Dragon Innovation. Niles is a frequent mentor and speaker at Techstars, MassChallenge, Brandeis University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Scott has been fascinated with hardware since he was old enough to hold a screwdriver. He worked on a robotic tuna fish at MIT, life size robotic dinosaurs for Disney Imagineering, and robotic baby dolls at Hasbro. At iRobot he led the Roomba team to scale from prototype to production of the first 3 million units. Since founding Dragon Innovation in 2009, Scott and his team have helped some of the top names in hardware launch and scale their manufacturing, while developing a proven process for going at "Entrepreneur Speed." The vision is as big as it is simple: to make something as complex as manufacturing feel easy. In mid-2016, Dragon will unveil software tools built off of this expertise and experience that will further simplify the manufacturing journey. Through Forge, the software development is accelerated while Autodesk’s platform is leveraged to gain powerful functionality.