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DAY 1: TUESDAY DECEMBER 7, 2021

7.30 – 8.30 am     Breakfast & Networking

7.45 – 8.45 am     ANALYST CLINICS

Future trends & Consultants’ feedback on your problems.

KEYNOTE PLENARY

8.40 am     Presentation: LEADERSHIP X.0: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TO DATE & WHERE ARE WE GOING NEXT?

Freeing up capital for digital investment, breaking down siloes and leading change management: how to lead today’s manufacturing business.

9.00 am     Presentation: THE DIGITAL ‘T’s - THREADS, TWINS, TECHNOLOGY, & TRANSFORMATION

How to use the digital thread to create the digital twins and use both to implement advanced technologies and achieve Digital Transformation.

The emergence of 3D model-based engineering (MBE) some years ago fostered the creation of the Digital Thread enabling improved integration between engineering, manufacturing, suppliers, and sustainment along with a plethora of advanced manufacturing technologies such as automation, optical projection, and non-contact metrology. Digital Twins, a close relative of the digital thread are digital representations of physical or virtual assets engendered the use of modeling and simulation to reduce the cost and span for product development and testing. Together these technologies comprise Digital Transformation, focused on increasing enterprise speed, agility, insight, and competitiveness.

- DR. DON KINARD, SENIOR FELLOW, LOCKHEED MARTIN

9.30 am     Presentation: NAVIGATING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: FROM A TRADITIONAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY TO A “TECH” COMPANY

Hear Bell’s CIO discuss his role in shaping Bell’s identity and how IT helps drive a “Tech” company culture.

- TODD KACKLEY, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CIO, BELL

10.00 am     Panel Discussion: THE FOUR PS & ONE BIG R: PLANNING, PEOPLE, PROCESSES, PARTNERS & RESILIENCE IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Meet to hear different perspectives from those who have done it already, to learn or reevaluate approaches to the pillars of your digital transformation strategy.

- STEVE GRAY, VP IT - GLOBAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, NXP SEMICONDUCTORS
- TODD KACKLEY, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CIO, BELL
- MARCELO MENDONCA, DATA SCIENTIST - INDUSTRY 4.0, GENERAL MOTORS

10.40 am – 11.20 am     Networking Break

11.20 am     Presentation: DATA-DRIVEN OPERATIONS: INSIDE CAMBRIA’S MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

Join this deep dive case study into how to maximize data collection to bring manufacturing efficiencies. Hear Cambria’s approach to IIOT in manufacturing. Explore how to get the most out of smart sensors on the assembly line, and ways in which sensors can complement or replace PLCs.

- BEN DAVIS, EVP/CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER - INDUSTRY 4.0, CAMBRIA

11.45 am     Presentation: UNDERSTANDING AI: HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS ADVANCING MAINTENANCE & PRODUCTION

Case study in AI and ML implementation for maintaining machinery and production assets.

12.05 pm     Panel Discussion: 101 IN INDUSTRY 4.0: STEPS TO CAPTURING THE VALUE OF DIGITAL INVESTMENTS

War stories from small, midsize, and incumbent market players. Discuss where to start, up to how to scale.

- KYLE BURGIN, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING & FACILITIES, RPC

12.45 – 1.45 pm     Networking Lunch

DIGITAL INVESTMENT & INTEGRATION

1.45 – 2.30 pm Group Discussions: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION TABLES

How do you transform your entire business through technology? Starting with the business outcome and ending with the customer.

  • Join a group of up to 15 attendees.
  • 45-minute engaging and interactive sessions.
  • Discussion is led and facilitated by subject experts.
  • Share experiences, views and solve problems with manufacturing peers.

2.30 pm     Presentation: BREAKING RPAS OUT OF IT & TURNING THEM LOOSE ON THE BUSINESS

Hear Brent Ruth’s case study of implementing robotic process automation at Caterpillar. Join him as he sets the stage, starting with where they are at, where they came from and how they got there. Then delve into how to:

  • Documenting the current state and establishing a baseline.
  • Establish and sell the vision.
  • Understanding the partnership required.
  • Establishing a CoE or “starting with the end in mind”.
  • Breaking the code, moving the needle, and scaling.

- BRENT RUTH, LEAN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION LEADER, CATERPILLAR

2.55 pm     Presentation: INVESTING IN FLEXIBLE & CUSTOMIZABLE MANUFACTURING

How technology is driving innovations in continuous improvement and analyzing the benefits of a customized lean manufacturing work cell.

2.55 – 3.30 pm     Networking Break

3.30 pm     Presentation: A GUIDE TO IT SYSTEM INTEGRATION

Managing platforms, legacy infrastructure to execute the optimum production plan for your digital investment. Examples in PLM, MES, ERP implementation.

3.55 pm     Presentation: AI CASE STUDY: GETTING SMARTER WITH AI & ML

A manufacturer’s deep dive into how AI has driven business benefits by advancing one of the following: Digital Twins/ Energy Consumption/ Cognitive Supply Chain.

4.20 pm     Panel Discussion: BLENDING THE NEW WITH THE OLD: SMOOTHLY INTEGRATING NEW TECHNOLOGY & TEAMS WITH ESTABLISHED SYSTEMS & STRUCTURES

Approaches to new IT and technology system integration, and how to ensure you take your people with you along the way. Steps to investing in the right technology needed to scale, as well as tested advice on building buy-in and understanding amongst your most crucial asset: people. Explore the tools and tech needed to be successful on the shop floor. Discussing change management techniques, how to stop institutional knowledge being lost, and how to upskill and recruit.

MODERATOR: RAJ MANCHANDA, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MATERIAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING (SAMPE)
- DION EUSEPI, DIRECTOR OF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE, DATA AND CLOUD INTEGRATION PLATFORMS, STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
- SIDRA MARYAM, DIGITAL FACTORY LEADER, SIEMENS
- ANEESA MUTHANA, CEO AND CO-OWNER, PIONEER SERVICE INC

5.00 pm – 6.30 pm     Drinks & Demos

Happy Hour Reception, accompanied by 15-minute product pitch demos by three exhibitors.



DAY 2: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8, 2021

SERVITIZATION

8.50 am     Presentation: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVES

Advancements in the post-purchase experience of the customer journey.

- ASHOK PALANI, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION, DELL TECHNOLOGIES

9.10 am     Presentation: DATA-DRIVEN SERVITIZATION: HOW MANUFACTURERS ARE RESPONDING TO NEW CUSTOMER DEMANDS

How to leverage the data yielded from 5G connectivity and IoT devices to create end-to-end experiences e.g. customization, upgrades, repairs, platforms, and user communities.

9.35 am     Presentation: MANUFACTURING-AS-A-SERVICE: NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR MANUFACTURERS TURNED TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER

Servitization 101: Engineering experiences, not just products. How to deliver the service, customer satisfaction, future revenues…. not just the product.

- ALISTAIR BROWN, CEO, LUMENSTREAM

10.00 am     Panel Discussion: COMPARING PRODUCT-AS-A-SERVICE & DATA-DRIVEN REVENUE MODELS

How are manufacturers driving IIOT profits, and which business model makes the most sense for you? Hear a variety of tested models and advice from those pioneering new service models.

- WADE WESSELS, GLOBAL DIRECTOR & GM CONNECTED SOLUTIONS BUSINESS, DONALDSON
- JAN PINGEL, PRODUCT LEADER, DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, INGERSOLL RAND

10.40 – 11.20 am     Networking Break

DIGITAL INVESTMENT & INTEGRATION

11.20 am     Presentation: DATA PLATFORMS - HOW TO BEAT THE DATA CHALLENGE

Learn from Rockwell Automation’s technical leader on how to implement the optimal data platform and services, to ensure Operational teams receive the information they need and want.

Answer questions like how do we enable analytics where there are third parties for operational data, and what about the Edge? Hear views on the challenges within the industrial space and how to overcome them, and dig into what else are we are wrestling within Industry 4.0?

- WESLEY MUKAI, CHIEF ARCHITECT, ROCKWELL AUTOMATION

11.45 am     Presentation: DRIVING TRANSFORMATIVE SERVICES THROUGH 5G & EDGE

How to pull the information you need from device to the edge to create new customer solutions and services. Use cases of Edge Compute within the network.

12.10 pm     Panel Discussion: WINS & LOSSES: ACHIEVING 2025 SMART MANUFACTURING GOALS

 

According to The Manufacturer's Annual Manufacturing Report 2018, 92% of senior manufacturing executives believed that ‘smart factory’ digital technologies – including AI- would enable them to increase their productivity levels and empower staff to work smarter. As we go into 2022, we ask, how far has this belief become a reality?

Connect with manufacturing leaders to understand how to manage and steer your way to these ‘smart factory’ dreams. Hear about the advances they have made and steps they still think ecosystem players need to take to reach analysts’ future predictions.

 

MODERATOR: JOSEPH ETRIS, VP OF IOT SOLUTIONS, GEMBA SYSTEMS
- STEVE CAUDILL, CTO, RAND MCNALLY
- SHERRIKA SANDERS, PHD, SR. TECHNICAL ENGINEER, MANNER POLYMERS
- ROBERT STUCKY, LEAD MANUFACTURING ENGINEER, SYLVANSPORT
- GILBERT MEYER-GAUEN, DIRECTOR, ASSET MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO

12:50 – 2:00 pm     Networking Lunch, accompanied by 15-minute product pitch demos by three exhibitors.

2.00 pm     Presentation: 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, FUTURE OPERATIONS, IDC

2.25 pm     Presentation: DRIVING SPEED INCREASE & COST REDUCTION THROUGH ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Why has the revenue potential not yet been achieved, and how can technology players support a new business ecosystem? Exploring recent changes in additive, and the role of generative technology. Implementing additive technologies geared towards production, cost differences and allowing for more agility. Additionally, looking into how additive helps to deal with Supply Chain disruption.

- KEVIN AYERS, ADDITIVE DESIGN & MANUFACTURING SPECIALIST, DANFOSS

2.50 pm     Presentation: VR-BASED SIMULATORS: FROM PLAYSTATIONS TO THE PLANT FLOOR

Determine how VR-training can help you overcome the challenges of a retiring workforce, skills gap and safety concerns when returning to the plant and office.

3.15 pm     Panel Discussion: INNOVATION STRATEGIES: BUILD, BUY, PARTNER, INVEST OR DIVEST?

Where to invest and who with when strengthening your business through innovation. How to weed out the good vendors, and advice in ensuring projects have the lowest chance of failure.

MODERATOR: RAJ MANCHANDA, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MATERIAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING (SAMPE)

4.00 pm     CLOSE OF CONFERENCE