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DAY 1: TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2022

7.45 am REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: STARTING & SCALING

8.30 am MANUFACTURING X.0 ORGANIZER’S WELCOME + SPEED NETWORKING

8.45 am CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS

  • MIKE UNGAR, INDUSTRY 4.0 CLUB CO-FOUNDER

9.00 am Presentation: ADVANCING INTERNALLY & EXTERNALLY: THE EVOLUTION OF STANLEY BLACK & DECKER’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY

Benefit from insights into the platforms built by Stanley Black & Decker to achieve business prowess, and the digital technologies and partners integrated into the business’ processes. Understand the journey: wins, losses, and key lessons you need to note. Then discover how you can evolve the transformation tools employed internally to bolster external client offerings.

  • SUDHI BANGALORE, CTO & GLOBAL VP OF OPERATIONS, STANLEY BLACK & DECKER

9.25 am Presentation: INDUSTRY 4.0 – THE FUTURE OF PRODUCTIVITY

  • MIKE LACKEY, GLOBAL VICE PRESIDENT OF SOLUTION MANAGEMENT, DIGITAL MANUFACTURING, SAP

9.45 am Panel Discussion: DIGITAL MANUFACTURING: STARTING WITH THE BUSINESS OUTCOME & TRANSFORMING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

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 implement successful digital transformation strategies.

Discussion to be centered around:

PEOPLE: How to do change management right? How to steer through labor shortages, and build the right teams? Which roles should collaborate to ensure implementation does not fail?

PLAN: Where do you start? And how do you win over skeptics to gain buy-in? How to come up with viable investment and financial strategies?

PROCESSES: How do you get your existing systems, and new ones, seamlessly communicating? How do you automate business processes for more seamless change management?

PARTNERS: How do you ensure you choose a vendor that suits you? Which platforms, tools, systems, etc. work together well and can scale?

  • RENEE EDDY, VICE PRESIDENT OF INNOVATION, RINNAI AMERICA CORPORATION
  • MIKE LACKEY, GLOBAL VICE PRESIDENT OF SOLUTION MANAGEMENT, DIGITAL MANUFACTURING, SAP
  • VINAY INDRAGANTI, VP, GLOBAL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION & STRATEGY, INGREDION INCORPORATED
  • PRAVEEN MOTURU, VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF ARCHITECT, MARS

10.30 am NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

TRACK 1:
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ESSENTIALS

TRACK 2:
DIGITAL BUSINESS STRATEGY & SERVITIZATION

11.15 am

CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS

  • MIKE UNGAR, INDUSTRY 4.0 CLUB CO-FOUNDER

CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS

11.20 am

Panel Discussion: INDUSTRY X.0 101: GETTING STARTED WITH DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

This panel brings together large, medium, and small-sized manufacturers to focus on how to get started with digitalization. Hear stories about how manufacturers took their first steps away from manual, pen and paper, analog management, to implement real-time digital tools and the power of data.

Panelists discuss where they drew inspiration for digital transformation and what they learned along the way. Take away lessons in:

  • Gaining buy-in for digital initiatives.
  • How to run pilots while avoiding downtime and avoid purgatory.
  • Coaching, and getting people behind new technology.
  • How to coordinate across different teams and plants, without stunting creativity.
  • The technologies they started with, and initial results.
  • Where they are today, and where they want to be.
  • ANDREAS GUENTER, CUSTOMER SUPPLY CHAIN LEAD, MARS
  • SAM NAFZIGER, IT MANAGER, GRIPPLE USA
  • TYLER BENNETT, PART OWNER & VICE PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURING, LESTER BUILDING SYSTEMS, LLC
  • BEN DAVIS, DIGITAL EVP/CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, CAMBRIA

Panel Discussion: DELIVERING DATA-DRIVEN CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

The manufacturer’s customer base is changing, with the increase in available digital touchpoints and data insights requiring new steps to optimize experiences across channels like dealers, distributors, and digital commerce.

Join digital experts to address:

  • How to create customer insights and values from data.
  • Challenges surrounding customer integration and data sharing.
  • How to manage the constant change in the digital customer's expectations.
  • User experience challenges as digital touchpoints increase.
  • The evolution of CX and CRM infrastructure.

Moderator: PRASHANTH SANKARAN, VP DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, BUNN


  • PRAVEEN MOTURU, VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT, MARS
  • JOSH BLACKSMITH, GLOBAL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION & CONSUMER EXPERIENCE LEADER, KIMBERLY-CLARK

12.00 pm

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE, AI + ML: TURNING THE SILVER BULLET INTO GOLD

EVOLVING YOUR ERP TO INCLUDE AFTERMARKET OPERATIONS

12.20 pm

SCALING YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FROM THE GROUND UP

The data-driven analytics and automation provided by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 can provide substantial rewards to small and midsize manufacturers. However, the road to Digital Transformation is not without risk. Learn where to begin, how to get your team to engage, and how to get the most from your data. Move beyond the theory, with the story of how I transformed my shop from the grease and grime of old manufacturing to high-tech precision machining.

  • ANEESA MUTHANA, CEO, CNC PRECISION MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURING A NEW CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Building connected products, in a connected age, brings together a set of new challenges for manufacturers. From user experience issues to questions around how to integrate with new systems, to getting pricing models and marketing methods right, fresh approaches to strategy are needed. However, perhaps the biggest obstacle is finding a way to understand today’s customers’ changing expectations.

Hear how Bunn has met the challenges created by bringing IoT to their traditional offerings, and the extensive technology investments they’ve made to support their advancement on the digital transformation journey.

  • PRASHANTH SANKARAN, VP OF DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, BUNN

12.45 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

TRACK 1:
FUTURE FACTORY FLOOR TECHNOLOGIES

TRACK 2:
THE TECHNOLOGIES BUILDING DIGITAL BUSINESS

1.45 pm

CLOUD-POWER: HOW CLOUD SOLUTIONS ARE UNLOCKING MANUFACTURING SUCCESS

Hear detailed insights into how Valmont Coatings took on the challenge of moving on-premises business systems to the Cloud, to ensure a seamless customer and employee experience.

Benefit from lessons in:

  • Steps to overhauling the approach to managing data
  • Achieving interoperability
  • Implementation from a human point of view: getting people engaged and trained
  • Overcoming the risks brought by increased visibility
  • Ensuring security in the Cloud

  • MICHAEL MICHALSKI, VICE PRESIDENT INNOVATION & DEMAND CREATION – GLOBAL COATINGS, VALMONT COATINGS

TRANSFORMING YOUR PRODUCT THROUGH IOT TECHNOLOGIES

  • Join this session to hear how you engineer products for the future. 
  • Distinguish product goals, the role of AI/ML, Additive technologies and beyond.
  • Determine how to overcome infrastructure and resourcing challenges to avoid pilot purgatory.

  • RENEE EDDY, VICE PRESIDENT OF INNOVATION, RINNAI AMERICA CORPORATION

2.10 pm

CYBERSECURITY ACROSS IT/OT ENVIRONMENTS

  • SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE, CLAROTY

ON-DEMAND V.S TRADITIONAL MANUFACTURING MODELS

2.30 pm

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE COBOT READY

In this presentation, travel from how to get started with cobots, to how to scale.

  • Start with how to assess the requirements for network, security, data processing and internet connection points, and how to decide where to apply Industry 4.0 technology.
  • Make sense of the labor and volume plans, and how to get time studies and training ready.
  • Understand security considerations, and how to overcome challenges faced when mixing robotics with human workforces.
  • Leave with key information on how to ensure ROI from your investment, and how to achieve growth in the future.

  • FRANCISCO TORRES DIAZ, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER, CUMMINS

USING DATA DRIVEN INSIGHTS AND GOVERNANCE TO DRIVE PRODUCT LIFECYCLE INNOVATION

Join this technology leader to understand how to manage the product lifecycle through a data-driven approach.

Benefit from key steps in managing people, processes, and technology. Hear how to navigate ‘turf wars’ when persuading teams to give up autonomy for the sake of data accuracy.

Strengthen your approach to data insights and cleansing, the backbone of data science. Leave with the necessary knowledge in installing the data governance and agility to scale your product lifecycle strategy.
  • DION EUSEPI, DIRECTOR OF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE, DATA & CLOUD INTEGRATION PLATFORMS, STANLEY BLACK & DECKER

2.55 pm

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK


SMART LEADERSHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

3.35 pm CHAIR’S WELCOME BACK

3.40 pm Presentation: LEADERSHIP 4.0 & HOW TO ENGAGE PEOPLE IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

How do you communicate you vision, connect the people and implement the key strategies effectively? Join the GM of a global manufacturer to fine tune your people management for the digital age. Learn how you retain, and retrain, and discover the key to building a culture of transparency and innovation.

  • STEFAN PLOTZ, BOARD MEMBER & PRESIDENT, I4.0 COMMITTEE

4.05 pm Presentation: CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN TRAINING & TECHNOLOGY

One size does not fit all when it comes to training on technology implementation. Join this manufacturing and operations training leader to:

  • Learn how to address the gap that still exists between your people and your systems.
  • Gain an understanding of how to manage new process integration within an operations environment.
  • Dig into what effective communication really looks like.
  • Explore the steps that are needed to connect the technology, vendor, and L&D training to ensure user interfaces that work for all.
  • Discover what to consider when looking forward.

  • SABINA JADDA, SENIOR TRAINING MANAGER – MANUFACTURING & OPERATIONS, NESTLÉ – FRESHLY

4.30 pm MANUFACTURING X.0 INNOVATION DEN

This ‘shark tank’ session will consist of 3 x 10-minute pitch-style presentations showcasing the latest vendor innovations on the market!

Hear 10-minute presentations on hot solutions, then listen to the presenter answer the judging board’s questions, before voting for the product you find to be the most impressive, via the Whova Event App.

The winner will be announced at the beginning of Day 2 of the conference, in the Chairperson’s opening remarks.

PITCH 1: Oculavis

PITCH 2: Amanda Dotten, Senior Sales Executive, Proceedix – a Symphony Industrial AI Company

PITCH 3: Josh Zeidman, VP of Business Development, Kinta AI

5.05 pm CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS

5.00 pm - 6.45pm NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION


DAY 2: WEDNESDAY June 22, 2022

8.00 am NETWORKING & REFRESHMENTS

8.50 am CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS & ANNOUNCEMENT OF INNOVATION DEN WINNER

  • JAKE HALL, THE MANUFACTURING MILLENNIAL

9.10 am SESSION HELD FOR CARLOS GONZALEZ, RESEARCH MANAGER, OPERATIONAL TTECHNOLOGY, IDC

9.30 am IMEC INTERACTIVE 60-MINUTE WORKSHOP

To better understand the industrial landscape of today and plan for the future of Illinois manufacturing, David Boulay will engage the audience to explore possible outcomes of key influencers like workforce changes, automation adaption, and increased innovation. By using real time data to track current and long-term trends, participants will not only leave with a better understanding of the potential of Illinois manufacturing, but the beginnings of a roadmap to help them get there.

  • DAVID BOULAY, PRESIDENT, IMEC

10.30 am NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

KEYNOTES: FUTURE RESILIENCE

11.10 am DEEP-DIVE SESSION: APPLICATION OF AI IN MANUFACTURING

How do you leverage AI and Machine Learning to fulfill their great promise? 

Understand your variables collected, accurate domain knowledge, lead time, how to collect difficult data sets, partner choice, and democratize your data. 

The checklist before executing AI may seem exhaustive, and this presentation is here to act as a guide, providing the answers to the questions to help you avoid an expensive mistake. 

  • AMIT DINGARE, DIRECTOR OF DATA SCEINCE, NOVELIS

11.35 am Presentation: SESSION HELD FOR PLATINUM SPONSOR, TOPTAL

11.55 am XR-BASED TECHNOLOGY: FROM PLAYSTATIONS TO THE PLANT FLOOR

The use of mixed reality in manufacturing has become more and more prevalent in production and design, and now XR tools are starting to transform the industrial workforce training and development, driven undoubtedly in part by the widespread shift to work from home policies. Join this expert to determine how XR training can help you overcome the challenges of a retiring workforce, the skills gap, and safety concerns when returning to the plant and office. 

  • NICHOLAUS HUGHES, DIGITAL EXPERINCE DESIGNER, XR LEAD, AMSTED RAIL

12.20 pm NETWORKING & LUNCH

1.20 pm Panel Discussion: DIGITAL AGILITY – CASE STUDY DISCUSSION IN THE TOOLS & METHODOLOGIES BEHING DIGITAL RESILIENCE

  • What does it mean to be digitally agile? Which methodologies are being put into practice in modern production, and which are the best? 
  • What results are digital technologies and lean manufacturing driving, and how?  
  • What is different about the production of digital products, and which processes and practices are accelerating the process? 
  • Which technology applications and tools are being employed to create speed and resilience? 

Join this session to ensure you have the answers you need surrounding today’s popular methodology and technologies in smart, connected, and strong manufacturing. 

  • SRIKANTH HARI, TECHNICAL PROGRAM MANAGER, FORD
  • BRENT RUTH, LEAN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION LEADER

2.00 pm

WORKSHOP: BUILDING A DATA-DRIVEN CULTURE IN MANUFACTURING

  • Facilitator: ROBERT JOSEPH, PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER, TEAM MINDSHIFT President & Co-Founder, Team MindShift  


MxD logoMxD FUTURE FACTORY FLOOR TOUR  

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

Find out more: www.mxdusa.org/factory-floor 

Transportation provided to and from MxD to the Swissôtel Chicago, IL.