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SESSIONS

 

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

PRESS GO ON INDUSTRY 4.0

Rick Schreiber, National Manufacturing & Distribution Practice Leader, BDO (View Bio)

The “fourth industrial revolution,” or Industry 4.0, is the inevitable future of manufacturing, and those who aren’t embracing it are destined for obsolescence. The challenge is that most manufacturers aren’t built to adopt Industry 4.0 with the flip of a switch, and the starting point looks different for every organization. This session explores the state of manufacturing and more importantly state of the Industry 4.0 revolution, and ultimately, how investing in Industry 4.0 adds value to your business.

KEYNOTE: EMPOWERING MIND & MACHINE: HOW INDUSTRY 4.0 WILL REINVENT LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

Andy Storm, President and CEO, Eckhart, Inc.  (View Bio)

From pundits, to experts, and academia much has been said about the impending doom that is to fall upon us as robots and automation take over the world and make evening strolls to the Dairy Queen, Saturday morning chats with neighbors at the local post office, and walks down your favorite grocery store aisle a thing of the past.  Empowering Mind & Machine: How Industry 4.0 Will Reinvent Life As We Know It will provide participants with real-life examples that illustrate Industry 4.0 based innovation will empower humans and machines to work in data optimized value streams that will unlock unimaginable levels of safety, quality, productivity, and value-creation across all sectors of society.  Join the CEO of one of America's Industry 4.0 leaders and learn how you can embrace technology and innovation to transform life on your line!

THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS: PANEL DISCUSSION

Shawn Crowley, Managing Partner, Atomic Object (View Bio)

Scott Sadler, Category Product Manager for Integrated Technology, Steelcase (View Bio)

Rick VandeKopple, VP of Quality and Lean, ADAC Automotive (View Bio)

Greg Nowak, Embedded Software Engineer, DornerWorks (View Bio)

Moderator: David Carlson, US Manufacturing and Automotive Industry Practice Leader, Marsh (View Bio)

Digitization of manufacturing processes through predictive and adaptive data capability and connected industrial IoT will change the way products are manufactured. Digitization and optimization of core processes to support target customer experience will also play a role as manufacturing processes become more connected and consumers will have greater access to the process than ever before. Establishment of superior data analytics, machine learning and “big data” competencies will be required to deliver one holistic customer‑centric experience and the companies that can master this will be the future leaders of manufacturing.

HOW MANUFACTURERS CAN GET STARTED ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Alison Houston, Manager, Next Gen Manufacturing-Analytics, Ford Motor Company (View Bio)

Harry Kekedijan, Manufacturing Engineering Manager for Advanced Controls and Digital Factory, Ford Motor Company (View Bio)

  • Artificial Intelligence...Deciding where to start can be challenging.  What are the key challenges and items to consider when getting started in this area. These next generation applied technologies are impacting our business operating models (Industry 4.0), manufacturing processes, and enterprise workflows. Learn about the confluence of these applied technologies...what's real versus hype, and understand the art of the possible and where to get started.

KEYNOTE: DIGITAL DISRUPTION: THE FUTURE OF WORK, SKILLS, AND LEADERSHIP IN THE NEW INDUSTRIAL WORLD

Dr. Tracey Wilen, Researcher, Global Speaker and Author ​(View Bio)

The world is in disruption! You are at the forefront of rapid change. The continued accelerated pace of technology, and competitive forces is causing workplace environments to become more volatile and in need of disruptive leaders and employees to challenge the status quo. This multimedia presentation focuses on key trends that impact jobs today, new skills that are needed to remain relevant, and how to lead your organizations in a digital world. Using multimedia and current industry examples you will learn how to be ready for Industry 4.0.  The presentation includes highlights from the book “Digital Disruption: The Future of Work, Skills Leadership and Careers in a Technology World.”

BREAKOUT SESSION 1 - INNOVATION

Developing and Implementing a Connected Product Strategy

Everette Binger, Senior IoT Architect, Amway(View Bio)

Jeff Kwiatkowski, Director of Business Intelligence & Project Management, USF Holland (View Bio)

Ryan Anderson, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Teem (View Bio)

Aaron Kamphuis, Principal of Connected Products & Data Analytics, OST (View Bio)

 

Moderator: Mike Lomonaco, Director of Marketing & Communications, OST (View Bio) 

Connected products (IoT) are here and manufacturers are investing heavily to transform their product offerings, organizations, customer experiences, and industries. As your enterprise begins the connected product journey throughout your value chain challenges surface daily to scale and support the strategy. Configuring, managing, monitoring, updating, securing, harnessing value.  Join OST and a panel of industry leaders as we discuss how others are innovating with a connected products strategy - from office furnishings to logistics to consumer goods, learn how your company can benefit and take the lead to transform and grow. 

BREAKOUT SESSION 1 - TECHNOLOGY

IloT Smart Factories - Leveraging Big Data for Innovation in Manufacturing

Marc Fabbo, Sr. Solutions Engineer, MapR Data Technologies (View Bio)

Factories around the world are trying to find ways to increase production output, improve equipment efficiencies, reduce downtime and lower the cost of production, all at the same time.  Manufacturers look to innovation to make important decisions to constantly improve their plant operations – decisions concerning building smart(er) factories, making supply chains efficient, IoT-izing equipment, streamlining procurement of raw material as well as delivery of finished goods, and much more. As manufacturing companies increasingly rely on data from multiple sources to make these decisions, it is imperative to build a robust data pipeline that can help implement new use-cases and applications with existing & newly acquired data.

 

Learn about how IIoT and data are helping customers quickly build Smart Factories of tomorrow. See Smart Factory use cases including:

  • Sensor-Based & Telemetry Data Quality Control

  • Predictive Maintenance

  • Assemble Line Detection

  • Product Configuration Planning

Customer examples from the Manufacturing divisions of Samsung, Audi, Marathon Oil, HP and more.

BREAKOUT SESSION 1 - LEADERSHIP

Manufacturing Leadership Driven by Industry 4.0

Pavan Muzumdar, Chief Operating Officer, Automation Alley (View Bio)

This session introduces how Industry 4.0 and digital disruption impacts manufacturing and business models. Leaders will learn the critical success factors necessary to prepare their companies for navigating rapid technological change. It will conclude with the essential elements of roadmap, the actions steps, and ecosystem resources to help accomplish them.

BREAKOUT SESSION 2 - INNOVATION

Productivity and Industry 4.0 - Transforming People, Lean, and Automation

Ryan Crandell, Welding Engineer and Innovation Team Member, DeWys Manufacturing (View Bio)

Jason Freiburger, Area Manager, GHSP (View Bio)

Joe Dyer, Manufacturing Tech Services, DISHER (View Bio)

Join experts Ryan Crandell of DeWys, Jason Freiburger of GHSP, and Joe Dyer of DISHER as they explore how the new industrial revolution is growing productivity at a rapid rate.  By explaining how people, lean, and automated systems are changing manufacturing forever, attendees can expect to have actionable take-aways to apply to their businesses.  Will robotics replace the workforce? Or will they augment and improve the lives of us all? Come join us as we survey the People, Lean, and Automation landscape. 

BREAKOUT SESSION 2 - TECHNOLOGY

Real Blockchain Value: Looking Beyond the Hype Cycle

Chris Winczweski, Founder, blueshift ID (View Bio) 

Blockchain, like other technological breakthroughs, is susceptible to the emotional attachments outlined in the Hype Cycle. It is important to look past the Peak of Inflated Expectations and the Trough of Disillusionment to find technology’s true value. In this session we will separate out the use cases which do not apply to manufacturing and supply chain to focus on the value blockchain technology can offer within an Industry 4.0 environment.

BREAKOUT SESSION 2 - LEADERSHIP

Furious Change and the Culturally Competent Leader 

Skot Welch, Principal, Global Bridgebuilders (View Bio)

We are living in an age of extreme change. In fact, some of the organizations that were considered to be “built to last”, didn’t. Those organizations who understand that employees - empowered, valued and heard - not simply processes - make an organization competitive in this day and age will thrive. Breakthrough organizations understand that the new marketplace resides at the nexus of inclusion and innovation. Leverage this unique opportunity and ensure a stronger more profitable future - ignore it at your organization’s peril. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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