Speaker Bio

Rebecca R. Taylor

Senior Vice President, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS)

Rebecca Taylor was destined for a career in technology. After all, when your high school is the Mining and Mechanical Institute, it changes you forever and Rebecca knows it changed her for the better. It led her to the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the largest technology consortium in North America focused on Manufacturing where she currently serves as Senior Vice President. But that doesn’t really explain who she is. Rebecca is passionate about issues she cares about and is a pretty big geek about cybersecurity - especially for companies that make things – for manufacturers. She is an evangelist for cyber for manufacturers and routinely scares (or alarms into action) large meeting rooms with her talks. But it’s all in an effort to have a safe, secure production base in the country.

Ms. Taylor’s passions are evidenced in her volunteer work. She serves on the Board for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the National Advanced Mobility Consortium and Girls Inc DC. She also is on the Executive Committee of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Manufacturing Division, the NASA Marshall Partnership Forum Steering Council and the International Women’s Forum. Ms. Taylor is also very proud to be the recipient of the national STEP award recognizing outstanding women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production. Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and is planning to lead the next frontier in secure, productive manufacturing.