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Monday May 24, 2021

Manufacturing X.0 & Supply Chain X.0
PLENARY KEYNOTE


11.00 AM- 12.00 PM ET CONSULTANTS CLINIC hosted by IDC

Join a facilitated zoom room discussion with peers, led by IDC’s world renowed analyst.

ROOM 1: RESILIENT DECISION-MAKING: DATA-BASED DECISIONS IN OPERATIONS

Decision-making is the at the core of a successful company.  But using incomplete and out-of-date information is more common than not.  This session will examine how digitally ready companies are rebuilding their digital technologies, new organizations, and their data management processes to support faster and more effective decisions.

LEIF ERIKSEN, RESEARCH VICE PRESIDENT, IDC

ROOM 2: JON LANG – OT SECURITY FOR REAL THREATS

There is a lot of buzz and fog around Operations Technology (OT) and cybersecurity.  The role of both operations and IT in securing OT systems is still undefined and in flux.  This session will look at OT’s role in cybersecurity and how OT must handle security differently than with a typical IT approach.

JON LANG, RESEARCH MANAGER, WORLDWIDE IT/OT CONVERGENCE STRATEGIES, IDC

ROOM 3: IOT’S IMPACT ON SERVITIZATION

IoT is opening up huge data streams from products and the field.  Ingesting that data and using it to support existing product service and new revenue streams is one of the highest priorities for manufacturing companies in the digital age.  This session will look at how companies are deploying IoT in their products, how they are using the data to improve service, and how they are also using the entire digital foundation to develop new service revenue.

ALY PINDER, PROGRAM DIRECTOR – SERVICE INNOVATION & CONNECTED PRODUCTS, IDC


12:00 PM – 12.30 PM ET Networking Break


12.30 PM – 1.00 PM ET PEOPLE, PRODUCTS, PROCESSES: MANAGING DIGITALIZATION OF YOUR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN BEFORE, DURING & AFTER A PANDEMIC

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

How do you build a strategy that ensures end-to-end visibility, and the strength to manage operations when faced with unprecedented times? How do you then put digital at the core of your business, and build the structure, systems, and talent to gain competitive edge through technology and connectivity? How do you ensure your most precious assets in the digital world are aligned: people and data?

Join, to hear this GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE on the construction of a very agile and very digitalized supply chain, analyzing vendor performance and gaps. Explore which technologies have made the biggest impact to people, cost and risk management, sustainability and visibility and what the winning formula to managing digital transformation is going forward.

DR. DIRK HOLBACH, CSCO LAUNDRY & HOME CARE, CORPORATE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MANAGING DIRECTOR, HENKEL GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN B.V


1.00 PM – 1.30 PM ET DRIVING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE THROUGH MOMENTS THAT MATTER

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

Manufacturing is transitioning to a customer that requires optimizing experiences across channels like dealers, distributors, and digital commerce. These experiences are driven by moments that matter to your customer. Join us to learn how Salesforce empowers your ability to drive these memorable experiences.

LESTER MCHARGUE, EXECUTIVE STRATEGIST, SALESFORCE


INNOVATION SHOWCASE & NETWORKING BREAK


1.30 PM – 2:10 PM ET PRODUCT DEMOS & EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAYS


2.30 PM – 3:00 PM ET Networking Break


MANUFACTURING X.0 & SUPPLY CHAIN X.0 PLENARY


3.00 PM – 3.30 PM ET THE DATA CONUNDRUM: SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING THE DATA PROBLEM STILL FACED BY MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

The buzz, press and marketing around ‘digital transformation’ cannot be escaped, and for good reason. Manufacturing companies who do not get to grips with managing their data, will lose out to competition. Data advances all processes, from the shop floor to the final customer sale. However, bringing a new dimension to all processes is no easy feat; infrastructure upgrades, staff development and training, new divisions, new roles, new ways of thinking, the list is endless.

Join Madhu as he really digs into what it is to manage data; what it means to coordinate approaches to your CRM, taxonomy, gaining CFO support, getting IT and OT teams working together, upskilling your supply chain, etc.

Learn how to synthesize and democratize your data and hear the war stories and results won along the way.

MADHU BANGALORE, LEADER - DATA & ANALYTICS, CELANESE


3.30 PM – 4.30 PM ET MxD FUTURE FACTORY FLOOR TOUR & Q&A

Interactive Tour + Live Q&A

MxD, the nation’s digital manufacturing institute and the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, virtually welcomes Manufacturing & Supply Chain X.0 attendees back to its innovation center in Chicago with an updated tour.

New this year are deep dives into MxD’s factory floor areas devoted to educating manufacturers on cybersecurity for operational technology. MxD’s Cyber Wall and Cyber Platform cover the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) cybersecurity framework concepts – identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover – and offer practical, low- and no-cost tips for manufacturers of all sizes to improve their cyber resiliency.

JON POWVENS, DIRECTOR OF CYBERSECURITY, MXD

TONY DEL SESTO, TECHNICAL FELLOW, MXD

ALYSSA SULLIVAN, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS, MXD


4.30 PM ET Close of Day 1

Tuesday May 25, 2021

Manufacturing X.0
PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS & DATA STRATEGIES


11.00 AM – 11.30 AM CASE STUDY ON USING MACHINE LEARNING IN THE ALUMINUM INDUSTRY

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

In metals manufacturing, the operations environment is full of data collected by thousands of sensors at a very small interval. Historically, decision making was based on traditional descriptive analytics techniques. However, with the advent of “Industry 4.0”, Machine Learning is quickly becoming an important decision-making tool. Novelis, through models deployed within melting and rolling operations, has already seen a great value from these techniques. This talk will focus on one such model that added tremendous value to Novelis’ remelt operations.

Anyone interested in a practical case study on machine learning in the Manufacturing industry will find a lot of value from this presentation.

AMIT DINGARE, DIRECTOR OF DATA SCIENCE, NOVELIS


11.30 AM – 12.00 PM ET HOW TO AVOID PILOT PURGATORY IN MANUFACTURING

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

It's not all about OEE. Manufacturers who have gone through the experience of deploying digital solutions on the factory floor must be painfully aware that holistic “Value Capture” is core to any digital implementation on the factory floor.  Value capture must include the impact on day-to-day business as it relates to revenues, service levels, quality, OEE, inventory optimization, lost sales, and productivity increases
In this session, we will leverage learnings from real world examples and discuss the key areas required to achieve success and how to beat the odds in deploying successful digital initiatives in the manufacturing environment.

YASIR QURESHI, VP, PRODUCT STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, IOT & ANALYTICS, SOFTWARE AG


INNOVATION SHOWCASE & NETWORKING BREAK


12.00 PM – 1.00 PM ET PRODUCT DEMOS & EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAYS


1.00 PM – 1.30 PM ET Networking Break


Manufacturing X.0 & Supply Chain X.0
PLENARY DISCUSSION


1.30 PM – 2.15 PM ET PANEL DISCUSSION: RESPONSE, RECOVERY & REINVIGORATION - BUSINESS PRACTICES DURING & POST-PANDEMIC

(Live Discussion + Q&A)

What new business practices has COVID-19 spurred? What changes have leaders had to make to data analysis and planning, workforce management, product strategy, supply chain efficiency, and more?

Join this panel to hear their approaches to building resilience and paving the way for improvements and future growth.

MODERATOR: JIM MORRISH, FOUNDING PARTNER, TRANSFORMA INSIGHTS

  • JEFF CHRISTENSEN, VP OF PRODUCT, SEEGRID

  • LESTER MCHARGUE, EXECUTIVE STRATEGIST MANUFACTURING, SALESFORCE

  • CHRISTINE MOROZ, VICE PRESIDENT OF MERCHANDISING, SYSCO PRAIRIE REGION

  • INGRID SAMPSON, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, LOCKHEED MARTIN


2.15 PM – 3.15 PM ET TOPIC TABLES: CLOSED ROOM DISCUSSION IN SMALL GROUPS

Choose a zoom room, and take part in structured, facilitated discussion to solve common business problems.


ROOM 1: MANAGING IT/OT IN THE NEW REALITY

  • How to manage implementation of digital strategies from the outset?
  • What changes have Covid-19 brought to your business, and what is the best way to respond?
  • What is the role of AI and ML in your digital transformation processes?

NITIN SETHI, GLOBAL IT DIRECTOR – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, VISTEON CORPORATION


ROOM 2: USING DATA TO DELIVER NEXT LEVEL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

Join us for a discussion on how to use data to drive individualized customer experiences that rise to the next level. In this session, we'll discuss what manufacturing data drives customer experience in moments that matter and how that data can be activated. Please think of data in your organization that you want to fuel your experience strategy.

LESTER MCHARGUE, EXECUTIVE STRATEGIST MANUFACTURING, SALESFORCE


ROOM 3: BREAKING BAD: THE JOURNEY FROM BAD, TO GOOD, TO BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE!

Intentional design to bring out the best in people for sustainable results.

Join this lively discussion led by Rachael Wooden, Senior Executive of Global Manufacturing at Nike, with 17 years of Supply Chain & Manufacturing experience across 4 industries both domestic and globally.

RACHAEL WOODEN, FOUNDER, FIND THE FIRE IN YOU, LLC | FORTUNE 100 SENIOR EXECUTIVE


3.15 PM ET Close of Day 2


Wednesday May 26, 2020

Manufacturing X.0
PEOPLE & PLANNING


11.00 AM – 11.30 AM ET TRANSFORMING WITH PEOPLE + TECHNOLOGY TO SOLVE THE BUSINESS PROBLEMS YOU ALREADY HAVE

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

With the buzz around digital transformation and technology often promising silver bullets, key considerations are missed with the eagerness to achieve the results promised.

It’s important to remember that digital transformation is not there to ‘solve a problem we do not have'; for technology innovation to really work, starting with the problem and PEOPLE you already have, are essential. The technology is only as strong as the people engagement and change management strategy you put in place.

Join Alice, an engineering, innovation, and people leader to understand the steps needed to ensure a multi-team, design-thinking approach when implementing new technology, to ensure digital transformation succeeds and technology spend is not wasted.

ALICE DE CASANOVE, CULTURE EVOLUTION, INNOVATION DIRECTOR, AIRBUS


11.30 AM ET – 12.30 PM ET PANEL: HOW DO YOU ‘TRANSFORM’ THROUGH TECHNOLOGY? STARTING WITH THE BUSINESS OUTCOME

(Live Discussion + Q&A)

It wouldn’t be an IoB agenda, without our most popular panel. Meet to hear different perspectives from those who have done it already, and those who have helped them, as they address the important ‘Ps’ to help you get started, or reevaluate, your digital transformation strategies. Questions to be answered include…

  • Plan: Where do you start? And how do you win over skeptics to gain buy-in?
  • People: Which teams should be collaborating to ensure implementation does not fail? How do you ensure you have the right skills to succeed, and where is the best place to find them? Why is automation investment crucial now more than ever?
  • Processes: How do you get your ERP, MES and PLM seamlessly communicating? How do you automate business processes for more seamless change management?
  • Products: How do you ensure you choose a vendor that suits you? Which platforms, tools, ERP systems, etc. work together the best?

MODERATOR: KAREN MATTHEWS, FOUNDER & CEO | DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, 5G, IOT & INDUSTRY 4.0 INNOVATION & TECH TRANSFER CONSULTANT, PURPOSE-DRIVEN CONSULTING

  • GIMMI FILICE, SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER, GE DIGITAL
  • ALLEN HACKMAN, SR DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HEAD OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS, SERVICENOW
  • BRENT RUTH, DIGITAL OPERATIONS AND ERP STRATEGY TEAM LEADER, CATERPILLAR INC.
  • RICARDO N. SCHIOCHET, DIGITAL MANUFACTURING LEAD LAO – COE OPERATION, KIMBERLY-CLARK
  • JEFF SHURA, SR. DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, CONAGRA FOODS
  • RYAN WHEELER, TECHNICAL FELLOW, COLLINS AEROSPACE

INNOVATION SHOWCASE & NETWORKING BREAK


12.30 PM – 1.30 PM ET PRODUCT DEMOS & EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAYS


1.30 PM – 2.00 PM ET Networking Break


2.00 PM – 2.30 PM ET PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE CENTER OF YOUR PROCESSES

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

Since the introduction of the now widely used Industry 4.0 concept, a lot of companies have embarked on their Digital Transformation journey. However, most of their initiatives focus on process improvement, factory design, data integration etc. Very few focused on people, until recently...

A 2020 study from Gartner points out that COVID-19 has changed the game and has prompted “smart manufacturers to rethink their long-term factory designs and refocus on people”.

In this presentation, we will discuss what specific actions and tools can be used to enable the connected worker and increase manufacturing operational agility. We will see that the connected worker is more than a mobile worker. Solutions exist that can dramatically change the way operators, quality engineers, supervisors work by minimizing the risk of making errors, delivering the right information to the right person when he/she needs it, without compromising security and process integrity.

A case study will be presented on how plant personnel safely and remotely monitor and operate in a critical infrastructure.

GIMMI FILICE, SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER, GE DIGITAL


2.30 PM – 3.15 PM ET PANEL: DIRECTING OT/IT COLLABORATION OT/IT COLLABORATION DURING & POST-PANDEMIC

(Live Discussion + Q&A)

Collaboration and communication between Operational and Informational Technologies and teams is central to Industry 4.0 plans.

The panel of technology experts meet to answer your questions on IT, OT, facility and machinery-related process change, such as:

  • How to implement new infrastructures and manage change?
  • How to rollout education on new tools, security practices, etc?
  • What does the panel think of the supporting tools and solutions available in the market?
  • What lessons have the panel learnt? Hear what ‘not to do’ when implementing new technologies and personnel.

MODERATOR: TERRI LEWIS, DIRECTOR & FOUNDER, PLANET CONNECTED 

  • PAUL W BRAGER, JR M.S., DIRECTOR, GLOBAL OT SECURITY PROGRAMS, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (DT), BAKER HUGHES
  • GILBERT MEYER-GAUEN, DIRECTOR, ASSET MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO
  • ROBERT STUCKY, LEAD MANUFACTURING ENGINEER, SYLVANSPORT
  • CHARLIE NEAGOY, SVP CUSTOMER SUCCESS, LIBRESTREAM

INNOVATION SHOWCASE & NETWORKING BREAK

3.15 PM – 4.15 PM ET Agenda Break


4.15 PM ET Close of Day 3


Thursday May 27, 2020

Manufacturing X.0
TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT


1.00 PM – 1.45 PM ET END USER EXPERT TABLES: MANAGING YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

Join a zoom room, hosted by a manufacturing leader who has lessons to share! Enjoy intimate discussion and problem solving with like-minded peers, rolling out similar strategies and facing common problems to you and/or your business.

ROOM 1: TECH BUILD VS. BUY? The famous question that can be applied to your platforms, tools, people and beyond. Do you work with third parties, or build your own platforms? What about your workforce, and data science expertise – do you need to build/ retrain a whole new department, e.g., data scientists given the advancements in AI solutions now?

YARON FLINT, DIRECTOR - INNOVATION, STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS, HEAD OF ISRAELI OPERATIONS, CO-PACE, STARTUP ORGANIZATION OF CONTINENTAL

GILBERT MEYER-GAUEN, DIRECTOR, ASSET MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO

INNOVATION SHOWCASE & NETWORKING BREAK


1.45 PM – 2.45 PM ET PRODUCT DEMOS & EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAYS


2.45 PM – 3.15 PM ET Networking Break


3.15 PM – 3.45 PM ET LEADING IT/OT CONVERGENCE: PLANNING, PLANNING &…MORE PLANNING

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

IT/OT Convergence is the biggest pain point for manufacturers as they digitalize and embrace Industry 4.0. Tying together teams, solutions, partners, and infrastructure components, requires a lot of analysis, and overall project management. Hear from Christopher Nichols, who is Stanley Blacker & Decker’s leader in IT/OT, to hear how he has maintained SBD’s lead at the forefront of digitalization in its manufacturing space.

Educate yourself and your companies by hearing Christopher’s best practice in:

  • Approaches to change management.
  • Designing a solution customizable enough to function across teams.
  • What to avoid to ensure a POC doesn’t fail, or hurt your IT, OT and developer teams.

Join this presentation if you need to become an expert in organization, prioritization, and bringing agility with functional value!

CHRISTOPHER NICHOLS, DIRECTOR IT/OT RESILIENCY & SUPPORT, STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.


3.45 PM – 4.15 PM ET VERIZON 5G MOBILE EDGE COMPUTING (MEC). WHERE DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION MEETS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN REAL TIME

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

5G is more than just a network technology just as much as it is more than just the next generation of wireless. In fact, 5G has proven to have a massive impact on product development, customer experience, supply chain visibility, quality control and service delivery.

When 5G is paired with mobile edge computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence the results can yield tangible business benefits. Whether it’s new innovative ways to reimagine operations or the ability to support new business models. The business implications for 5G and edge computing are indeed profound, potentially opening new doors to opportunities within many different industries. From inventory automation to a connected factory floor Verizon is rethinking what is possible. We invite you to learn more about the exciting ways Verizon 5G Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is empowering the real-world experiences.

THIERRY SENDER, DIRECTOR OF EDGE COMPUTE & MANAGED SOLUTIONS PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, VERIZON BUSINESS GROUP


4.15 PM - 4.30 PM ET MANUFACTURING X.0 & SUPPLY CHAIN X.0 PRIZE DRAW

Ensure you are in this session to be in with the chance to win the $500 prize for our gamification challenge. Hear the winner announced live!


4.30 PM ET CLOSE OF MANUFACTURING X.0 2021