Speaker: Jay Rogers

Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote Session:

Welcome to the Third Industrial Revolution –
Local Motors and the 3D-Printed Car

Welcome to the world of Local Motors - a technology company that designs, builds and sells vehicles. The Local Motors community recently unveiled their latest vehicle: Strati the world's first 3D Printed Car. Jay Rogers, CEO of Local Motors, will discuss the implications of Direct Digital Manufacturing utilizing large-scale additive and subtractive processes.


Speaker Bio:

John B. Rogers, Jr., Co-Founder & CEO, Local Motors

John “Jay” Rogers is President, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors, a next-generation US-based car company that is changing the way cars are designed, built, and owned.

A car guy through-and-through, Jay grew up a student of the industry. His grandfather owned the legendary Indian Motorcycle Company and was the first Cummins Engine Distributor in the United States. It was Jay’s family and personal passions that inspired the most ambitious plan behind Local Motors: To create an open source community that works together to design and develop exciting, efficient vehicles and builds them locally in a sustainable manner with customer participation.

Rogers is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar). He was elected as a Young Global Leader by The World Economic Forum in 2014. His career has taken him from a startup in China to Ewing & Partners where he became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), to McKinsey & Co and the US Marine Corps where he served for 6 years as an Infantry Company Commander.

Local Motors is home to more than 60,000 car design concepts, 45,000 community members, over 90 full time employees across 4 locations in the United States and Europe, 4 production vehicle models, and 100’s of smaller vehicle innovations sold in its shop. Most recently Local Motors unveiled The Strati, the worlds first 3D printed vehicle. Jay’s story, and the Local Motors story of American innovation and co-creation, has been shared on numerous national and international television and radio programs, on the pages of the world’s most well respected technology and automotive publications, and via dozens of speaking engagements around the world.

Jay lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife and four young boys.