Connecting People, Process, & Technology

The Connected Manufacturing Forum is where you will benchmark your digital enterprise strategy, create your blueprint, promote effective change management and learn how to become a smarter, more connected manufacturer.

Join 200+ leading Manufacturing, Operations, Technology, Supply Chain and Advanced Engineering executives for a collaborative debate on the latest Industry 4.0 trends, challenges and opportunities.

“Well organized and structured event to share opportunities and challenges with Industry 4.0.”

Sarah Bodo, Lead Process Automation Engineer

Past Speakers Have Included

Be inspired by leaders from the world’s largest manufacturing companies who understand and utilize smart manufacturing.


Curtis Carson

Head of Engineering Process, Methods, Tools, Performance & Improvement
Busting Out of Pilot Purgatory – Facing the Fear of Implementation


Santiago Duarte

Global Solutions Vice President for Tech Supply & Logistics
AB InBev
The Brewery of the Future – Piloting and Scaling on Parallel Tracks


Jesper Toubøl

Vice President, Elements & Mould
Proving the ROI: Selling the Benefits of Industry 4.0 Roll Outs to the
C-Suite for Investment


Dr. Sama Mbang

Global Head of Digitalization, Simulation Manufacturing Load Cases
How to Build an Agile and Empowered Organization that Fosters True Digital Transformation


Ashley Baron

Vice President HR, Industry 4.0 & Corporate
Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
Developing a Digitally Connected Workforce to Fully Support Your Transformation


Bart Talloen

Vice President, Product Supply Strategy & Deployment
Johnson & Johnson
The Need for Continuous Investment to Better Leverage Innovative Technologies and Processes


Mike Mikula

Chief Engineer for Advanced Manufacturing
Ford Motor Company
Maintaining Business Momentum with Legacy Systems While Adopting More Potent Digital Solutions


Stephen A. Childs

Vice President, Global Human Resources & Facilities
Panasonic Automotive Systems
Developing a Data Literate and Connected Workforce of the Future to Fully Unleash the Power of Industry 4.0

Who Attends the Connected Manufacturing Forum?

You will rub shoulders with Manufacturing, Operations, Technology, Supply Chain and Advanced Engineering executives from Top 500 manufacturing companies, as well as the world’s most innovative start-ups, including:

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The Connected Manufacturing Forum in Numbers


Why You Must Be at Connected Manufacturing

Actionable Industry 4.0 Use Cases

We're not a trade show or a vendor-led seminar where the main goal is to sell the solution to you.

Our agenda is 100% focused on your biggest challenges and opportunities. You’ll walk away with pages of actionable strategies to help you become a smarter, more connected manufacturer.

A Program Tailored to Manufacturers of All Sizes

We bring together every facet of manufacturing, from Top 500 manufacturing companies, to the world’s most innovative start-ups.

Cross-Sector Learning & Networking

Benefit from meeting Industry 4.0 leaders, and tons of peers, with over 10 hours of discussion groups, tracks, roundtables every day.

You’ll develop relationships, make new contacts and speak “off-the-record” with your peers from different sectors and verticals.

“Very informative and worthwhile for anyone interested in connected manufacturing and the IoT.”

Fernando Garcia, International Trade Economist


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