Monday May 24, 2021

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


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. Topics to follow shortly.


12:00 PM – 12.30 PM ET Agenda 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 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


1.30 PM – 3.30 PM ET Agenda Break


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.

TONY DEL SESTO, TECHNICAL FELLOW, MXD

ALYSSA SULLIVAN, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS, MXD


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 REASSESSING MANUFACTURERS’ DATA STRUCTURE

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

How can you achieve harmonization across various data sources, in addition to the agility to scale your data roadmap, without jeopardizing the structure needed to support its success?

  • Catch up on key lessons in visibility and forecasting, game changing abilities that the past year has emphasized the need for.
  • Learn how to select the right applications and tools, to ensure the optimal data structure.
  • Explore where to place applications and how to analyze data.

12.00 PM – 1.00 PM ET PRODUCT PITCHES x 3 + 3 EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAYS


1.00 PM – 2.30 PM ET Agenda Break

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


2.30 PM – 3.15 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.

CHRISTINE MOROZ, VICE PRESIDENT OF MERCHANDISING, SYSCO PRAIRIE REGION

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


3.15 PM – 3.45 PM ET Agenda Break


3.45 PM – 4.45 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: ENSURING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN A REMOTE, HYBRID & ON-PREMISE WORK ENVIRONMENT

ROOM 3: FROM AUTOMATION TO IOT – WHERE AND HOW DO YOU START IF YOU ARE A SMALL OPERATION, AND THEN SCALE WITHOUT WASTING TIME AND MONEY?


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 – 12.15 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, DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, 5G, IOT & INDUSTRY 4.0 INNOVATION LEADER

  • 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

12.30 PM – 1.30 PM ET PRODUCT PITCHES x 3 + 3 EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAYS


1.30 PM – 2.30 PM ET Agenda Break


2.30 PM – 3.00 PM ET PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE CENTER OF YOUR PROCESSES

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

SESSION HELD FOR GOLD SPONSOR, GE DIGITAL

3.00 PM – 4.00 PM ET PANEL: DIRECTING CHANGE  & 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. Therefore, enterprise change management needs to be front of mind for manufacturing executives steering technology buying and implementation strategies. Added to the hurdles previously presented when managing change are the gaps in workforce resourcing left by the economic toll of COVID-19. The panel of manufacturers meet to answer your questions on IT, OT, facility, and machinery-related process change, such as:

  • How to implement change management?
  • 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

Thursday May 27, 2020

Manufacturing X.0
TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT


11.00 AM – 12.00 PM ET MANUFACTURER LED 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.


Table Topics:

ROOM 1 INNOVATION: Where exactly is your innovation going to come from, what does it look like, and how do you manage its growth within a large organization? Should you be nurturing startup talent who can build your industrial legacy, and how?

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


ROOM 2 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 work

12.00 PM – 1.00 PM ET PRODUCT PITCHES x 3 + 3 EXHIBITOR GIVEAWAYS


1.00 PM – 3.30 PM ET Agenda Break


3.30 PM – 4.00 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.


4.00 PM – 4.30 PM ET SIMULATION IN PRODUCT DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Simulation is drastically changing the speed at which engineers work, but there is still room for improvement when it comes to building simulations; what are the common errors that slow the process down, and how do you avoid them? How do you go from initial design to accurate simulations?
Also, do you recognize the advantages of using simulation software as part of a larger smart manufacturing platform or to virtually test other new technologies? Join this session to answer all your simulation questions, and don’t be left behind - take note of why ABI Research predicts the factory simulation software market will grow 11% annually, reaching $4.1 billion in 2030.
Additionally, understand how the digital twin help your organization exactly, and the value they have brought to products and services to date, and what the future holds for AI + Digital Twins.

(Presentation + Live Q&A)

AMIT DINGARE, DIRECTOR OF DATA SCIENCE, NOVELIS


4.30 PM - 5.30 PM ET HAPPY HOUR & DISCUSSION