DVT's CEO Robert Steinke told the 850 attendees of the annual global conference during his keynote speech that conventional business hierarchies were wrong. "Too many organizations have the CEO at the top of a pyramid looking down with everyone looking up to satisfy that individual. That's wrong," Steinke said. DVT Corp.'s organizational structure is an inverted pyramid. "I stand at the bottom, and every layer above me adds value. I'm looking up to see how I can help everyone above me," he said.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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