Propeller to co-host roadshow on “Demystifying Digital Transformation”

A local makerspace is helping host a traveling roadshow on integrating technology into business.

Columbus Propeller is one of the organizers for “Demystifying Digital Transformation,” which will present events in a number of Indiana cities over the next several months. The first of these will be held on Nov. 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Moravec Hall on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College – Columbus. The event is free, but attendees are asked to register at

The schedule includes networking, presentations from industry experts, and a question and answer session over cocktails.

“The goal is to showcase the various ways companies are using technology and then also give attendees any number of ways they might begin engaging in digital transformation at their respective organizations,” said Bryan Rushton, Propeller board president and director of operations at LHP Analytics & IoT.

Organizers for the roadshow include Propeller, Indiana IoT Lab, LHP Analytics and IoT, Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Events in Vincennes, Muncie, Lafayette and Fort Wayne are planned for 2023.

Rushton said that at each stop, organizers will work to highlight local resources that are available in each community. For instance, the Columbus event will offer tours of Propeller, The Bridge at the Columbus Learning Center and Purdue Polytechnic Columbus spaces at the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence.

There will also be information available on Ivy Tech’s advanced manufacturing, engineering and science degrees, as well as the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Organizers also expect local employers to be present at the event, such as Cummins, Inc., Toyota Material Handling and LHP.

Rushton said the event is targeted at, but not limited to, small and medium sized manufacturers, entrepreneurs and other business leaders.