Stay tuned for exciting 2019 venue and updates!

The 2018 Speakers & Panelists

About LEANutopia


LEANutopia is a popular data and innovation-themed executive networking and educational round-table series. Whether you are a CFO, CIO, Supply Chain or Engineering leader, we welcome anyone looking to advance the impact of lean data and efficiency to the top and bottom line. From workflow, AI, IoT and Cloud solutions, LEANutopia fosters actual, live, customer stories in sharing ideas driving improved teamwork, data value and overall collaboration.

Each LEANutopia event includes customer stories that are driven from prior sessions.  We hope you are inspired and continue to attend! 


Arrival & Agenda

Feel free to arrive as early as 3:00 pm to relax in a beautiful setting, compete in the putting contest and network with the Modern CAD Founder or some of the User Group Attendees.

The event will begin promptly at 4:00 pm. 

Dinner will be served buffet style on the Patio at Glenmoor Country Club. 

  • 3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Check in, putting contest, visit vendor booths
  • 4:00 pm: Meeting begins. Video Premier-Combining Innovation and Humanitarianism.
  • 4:20 pm: Rick Hawk, Kichler
  • 4:45 pm: Jon Hirschtick, Onshape
  • 5:15 pm: Break
  • 5:30 pm: Chris Hagen, Rockwell
  • 6:00 pm: Jesse Shiah, AgilePoint 
  • 6:30 pm-7:00: Break & Buffet Line
  • 7:00 pm-8:00 pm: Dave Peace, Swagelok (formerly) and Panelists    Q & A while enjoying dinner
  • 8:00 pm: Cocktails, Networking & Visit Sponsor Booths

NOTE - The Onshape User Group Meeting is scheduled prior to LEANutopia from 

11 am - 3 pm. Send your top engineering and future thinkers.

Digital Process Transformation - Vendors

  • Jon Hirschtick, Founder of SolidWorks and Co-founder / CEO of Onshape. How is the new evolution in Cloud CAD revolutionizing and streamlining innovation and NPD efforts?
  • Jesse Shiah, Founder and CEO of AgilePoint, an innovative platform leveraging the best of cloud, AI and process automation tools to future-proof process solutions vs coding or customization of ERP, PLM and CRM line of business systems.

Hotel Rooms, Golf & Giveaways

  • We reserved a block of rooms at a great LEANutopia rate. Stay longer for the after-party and sleep easy at Glenmoor. To reserve a room call (330) 966-3600. 
  • Join us for golf on Friday. We reserved 4-5 foursomes compliments of Onshape. You do not need to attend LEANutopia to golf with us. Contact Mark at (440) 552-5090 if interested!
  • Prize for longest putt in the putting contest (3:15-3:45 pm) will be given.
  • Technology themed prizes will be raffled and vendor booths will provide free swag!
  • Each attendee will receive a complimentary Oakley gift of sunglasses or a backpack!


Data and Manufacturing Experts


  • Rick Hawk will share his role managing innovation and process, highlighting the radical shift to file-less CAD and how lean data dashboards enable optimized continuous improvement.
  • Dave Peace will offer a playbook for change-management and implementing innovative ideas within the structure of a typical matrix organization. This is never easy but Dave will draw on his experiences as former Vice President of Engineering for Swagelok Company.
  • Chris Hagen will share new paradigms in lean engineering leveraging Digital Business Process Software (BPM) and discuss the relevance of ERP and PLM customization workflow ideologies.

Great Sponsors and LEAN Vendors

  • AgilePoint - makers of Future-Proofed Digital Process Automation software
  • Onshape - makers of Modern CAD
  • ERPlinc - 3D CAD to ERP / PLM integrations and workflow
  • Qlik - Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics Dashboards
  • Corporate Motivations - Hands of Gratitude and Team-building company
  • Tulip – Cloud based Lean Manufacturing technology

Where Technology & Humanitarian Efforts Meet


Not only can technology revolutionize our businesses, it is changing the ability to deliver philanthropic value globally.  Learn how the LEANutopia panel is partnering with Hands of Gratitude to deliver custom prosthetics to those in need globally.

  • Witness the innovative wonder of a customized prosthetic hand designed in Onshape, life-cycled through ERPlinc and 3D printed near the recipient.

Attendee Statements

Moen - Gina Carlson

"LEANutopia brings together advancing innovation ideas in a venue that's well organized to share ideas and impact worthwhile causes. Moen was proud to host the inaugural event at Moen's HQ in 2014."

Kichler Lighting - Rick Hawk

"If you are looking for innovation ideas, ways to improve process and learn new ways to digitally transform your business, don't miss LEANutopia events"

Cooper Tire - Dave Drake

"I've attended and spoke at a few LEANutopia events and have found the executives, information and format very helpful during my years leading Global Data at Cooper Tire.   I plan on continuing to attend LEANutopia events."

Carhartt - Jill Edge

"Great Process Information and Customer Networking. Locations, speakers and quality are always professional"

The Anderson's - Kyle Randall

Attending many LU events as an IT Executive, my highlight was the Orlando Florida LEANutopia Cabana Sessions -Poolside. Well Done!"

Applied Industrial - Amy Markel

"At Moen's LEANutopia event in 2014 I  learned about automating Workflow (SAP) using CPS and their Winshuttle platform."

Stay Informed

Keep up-to-date on LEANutopia announcements including venues for future sessions.

Upcoming Event

Contact the Event Organizer


4191 Glenmoor Rd NW, Canton, Ohio 44718, United States

Questions? Contact Mark Orzen at (440) 552-5090 or fill out the "Contact the Event Organizer" form.