Join MIT MIMO and MIT CSAIL for the MIMO Symposium on April 30, 2024 at MIT’s Wong Auditorium.

As AI technology evolves at a rapid pace, new opportunities to transform business operations and gain a competitive edge continue to emerge. The MIT MIMO Symposium provides a forum for industry leaders, researchers, and students to explore the latest innovations in AI and Generative AI, and discuss the knowledge and strategies needed to stay ahead of the curve in this era or intelligent manufacturing and operations.

Keynote sessions and panels featuring industry experts and MIT researchers will provide answers to some of the most challenging questions facing leaders today, empowering you to navigate the evolving landscape of AI and unlock the full potential of the technology.

  • Starting and Scaling AI Projects: What are some examples and best practices leveraging AI and Generative AI for immediate value creation in manufacturing and operations? How do leaders decide between buying commercial software or building in-house?
  • Upcoming Use Cases and New Tech: What AI and Generative AI use cases and technologies are emerging from industry and academia and how can operations leaders strategize to implement them?
  • The Transformative Impact of Generative AI: How can AI and Generative AI lead to tangible impacts in manufacturing and operations, unlocking benefits such as increased efficiency, cost reductions, quality improvements, and improved sustainability?

Register today and equip yourself with the knowledge and connections to shape the future of intelligent manufacturing and operations.


Paul Baldassari

Paul Baldassari is president of manufacturing and services at Flex, the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world. Along with Flex’s strong workforce spanning 30 countries, he is responsible for driving the global operational strategy and execution, maximizing leverage of Flex’s worldwide footprint, scaling manufacturing technology, and managing responsible, sustainable manufacturing and logistics services for the company.
Mr. Baldassari holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and a doctoral degree in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics. He currently serves on the boards of directors at HealthTap and IPC.

Prakash Karunakaran

Prakash Kumar Karunakaran is the Head of NervCentre, a group responsible for driving digital transformation in PETRONAS's plant, facilities, and projects space. As head of NervCentre (or NC), he is responsible for the development and deployment of several techno-digital initiatives, including the award-winning PETRONAS Digital Twin project, the Remote and Autonomous Operations (or RAO) initiative, and optimizing processing facilities by utilizing machine learning on large data sets. Previously, Prakash was the Group Technical Authority in PETRONAS, leading the charge for the Advanced Process Control discipline. Prakash has spent more than 30 years in the Oil and Gas Industry with substantial field experience in several operating facilities.

Wojciech Matusik

Wojciech Matusik is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT, where he leads the Computational Design and Fabrication Group and is a member of the Computer Graphics Group. Wojciech is a cofounder and CTO at Inkbit. Prior to joining the MIT faculty, Wojciech worked in computer graphics and additive manufacturing research at Mitsubishi, Adobe, and Disney Imagineering. He studied computer graphics at MIT and received his PhD in 2003. He also received a BS in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997 and MS in EECS from MIT in 2001. He holds more than 40 US patents.

Additional speakers will be announced soon


What is the MIT MIMO Symposium?

The MIT MIMO Symposium is a learning conference hosted annually by the MIT Machine Intelligence in Manufacturing and Operations program. The in-person event includes keynote sessions and panels featuring industry experts, a research poster expo, after-hours events, and more, providing a forum for attendees to discover how intelligent technologies are transforming manufacturing and operations.

Who should attend the MIT MIMO Symposium?

The MIT MIMO Symposium is ideal for anyone who wants to transform their business through the use of data and AI, discover the latest innovations with machine intelligence, and level up their AI knowledge to advance their career.