According to a recent McKinsey report, Global energy dynamics are evolving— rising levels of innovation in areas such as battery storage and renewables—potentially reframing manufacturers’ strategic options. Simultaneously, advances stemming from the expanding Internet of Things, the next wave of robotics, and other disruptive technologies are enabling radical operational innovations while boosting the importance of new workforce skills. Joining Scott Kitun at WGN is TechNexus CEO Terry Howerton, Illinois Manufacturing Association President Greg Baise, and Small Business Advocacy Council CEO Elliot Richardson.