(October 5, 2017) - Technology’s profound impact on the manufacturing industry is changing the way businesses operate, and the changes have only just begun. Experts look at the tech impact of today: how big data and robotics are already transforming the industry. They’ll also look ahead. What exactly is blockchain and what might it mean for manufacturing? “Manufacturers: Prepare for Disruption” is a presentation scheduled for Thursday, October 19 in both Maumee and Findlay. The events are from 11:30 am-1 pm at Findlay Country Club at 1500 Country Club Drive in Findlay and from 3-5 pm the same day at Brandywine Country Club at 6904 Salisbury Road in Maumee. Jay Schulman, Principal and Great Lakes Leader for Security and Privacy with RSM US LLP, leads a discussion about the technology disruption. GJM is a member of the RSM US Alliance. William Sawaya, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University College of Business will also present. Professor Sawaya explores the tech impact manufacturing is already seeing and the potential game-changing advances that could be on the horizon. Gilmore Jasion Mahler IT Consulting Expert Matt Hoverman will share information on cyber security. There is no cost to attend. The Findlay event includes lunch. The Maumee event includes an optional social hour from 5-6 pm. Manufacturing industry financial executives and their IT managers can RSVP via email for either roundtable event at email@example.com. Please specify which event you’ll be attending. Gilmore Jasion Mahler (GJM) established the Manufacturing & Distribution Financial Executive Roundtable series after learning that area manufacturers needed a way to come together to share their challenges and successes. The events are held three times a year. Previous roundtable topics have included the workforce shortage, annual economic outlook, company culture, employee engagement and the state of Ohio manufacturing. Established in 1996, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD is the largest public accounting firm in the region, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Locally owned, GJM offers comprehensive financial services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory and healthcare management. GJM’s professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities. Learn more about Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD at https://gjmltd.com/.