Connected Manufacturing Forum 2019

July 29 - 30, 2019

Hilton Austin, Austin, TX

Day 2 – July 30, 2019

Unlocking the Power of Industrial IoT and Artificial Intelligence: Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies To Drive Transformation And Operational Excellence

General Session

7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am VIP Think Tank Breakfast

Antonia Kay, Program Director at Connected Manufacturing Forum

Antonia Kay

Program Director
Connected Manufacturing Forum

8:30 am - 8:35 am Welcome Remarks

Antonia Kay, Program Director at Connected Manufacturing Forum

Antonia Kay

Program Director
Connected Manufacturing Forum

8:35 am - 8:50 am Chairperson’s Opening Address

8:50 am - 9:20 am Keynote: Moving from Rust Belt to High Technology

Steven L. Blue, the CEO of Miller Ingenuity and author of five highly-acclaimed books for senior leaders and entrepreneurs, shares recommendations on adapting to change and maximizing your company’s growth through Industry 4.0 innovation. He analyzes the difficulties in moving from rust-belt to high-technology and explains how to implement change using Innovational Potential™, a carefully planned concept for igniting business transformation. 
Steve Blue, CEO at Miller Ingenuity

Steve Blue

CEO
Miller Ingenuity

9:20 am - 9:40 am Keynote: Understanding And Enabling A Digital Twin

Digital Twins – virtual models of complicated physical assets or processes - are at the forefront of innovative technologies that can drive operational visibility, data-driven decision-making and improved business outcomes. However, a lot of manufacturing leaders are still trying to get a full grasp of the digital twin concept, its functionality and applicability specifically to their operations.  This session will help you find the answers to the following challenges:
 
- Experience how simple coupling of models (physical modelling and productions flow) can be done
- How important data quality improving - data-based models possible is
- How simulation can set direction for: optimized factory layout, simulate work in production, predict future performance 
- Find solution to minimize production lead-time and support leadership decision making

Jesper Toubøl, Vice President, Elements & Moulds at LEGO Group

Jesper Toubøl

Vice President, Elements & Moulds
LEGO Group

9:40 am - 10:00 am Keynote: Automation, Robotics and the Future of Manufacturing

Warren Pruitt offers an overview of Colgate-Palmolive’s continuing growth through investments in innovative technologies that set the company apart as a manufacturer of the future. Join this session to:

- Explore the potential of manufacturing automation, robotics and breakthrough digital technologies 
- Get armed with practical recommendations on making the transformation happen at your factory  
Warren Pruitt, Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Colgate-Palmolive Company

Warren Pruitt

Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Colgate-Palmolive Company

The technology of yesterday is struggling to support today’s operational reality and poses a serious challenge: on the one hand, upper management understandably wishes to achieve maximum ROI on the existing infrastructure that entailed big capital expenditures in the not-so-far past and, in many cases, haven’t yet reached its peak of depreciation. On the other hand, certain legacy systems cannot be retrofitted to fully support Industry 4.0 innovation and, therefore, halt progress and diminish your competitive advantage. Is there a way out?

This panel session explores various practices in selecting and qualifying IoT and data analytics partners that can help you in your legacy systems retrofitting efforts and deliver smooth automation and data flow and exchange across your enterprise:

- Identifying critical success factors before a new supplier is deemed acceptable 
- Making sound vendor selection decisions through efficient cross-functional group collaboration to develop universal supplier qualification/disqualification criteria
- Understanding which solution brings the most value to your operation
- Following a structured approach to overcome integration and interoperability issues of legacy and distributed systems 
Amy Meyer, Vice President – Technical Services at Kohler Co

Amy Meyer

Vice President – Technical Services
Kohler Co

Hicham Wazni, Corporate Director of Manufacturing Intelligence and Smart Manufacturing at Arconic

Hicham Wazni

Corporate Director of Manufacturing Intelligence and Smart Manufacturing
Arconic

Sultan Aziz, Senior Director of Product Supply Strategy and Management at Johnson & Johnson

Sultan Aziz

Senior Director of Product Supply Strategy and Management
Johnson & Johnson

10:40 am - 11:20 am Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

11:20 am - 12:00 pm Panel: Leveraging IIoT and Data Analytics To Achieve The Goal Of Flexible And Competitive Production Processes

State-of-the-art IIoT technology and advanced data analytics are THE accelerating power behind the Industry 4.0 revolution, and embracing the new generation of digital solutions is your key to becoming a data-driven manufacturing frontrunner. 

Join this Big Data analytics and IoT discussion for an overview of:

- Practical data analytics applications that enable production processes agility and flexibility
- Creation of a new architecture for IoT data analytics
- Ability to obtain valuable insights into increasing volumes of Big Data
- Immense business opportunities presented by data-driven decision-making
Richard Boulware, Global Director, Logistics at IFF

Richard Boulware

Global Director, Logistics
IFF

Trever White, Divisional Information Officer, Manufacturing & Engineering Systems at Toyota Motor Corp.

Trever White

Divisional Information Officer, Manufacturing & Engineering Systems
Toyota Motor Corp.

Stefan Zippel, Industry 4.0 Architect at Georg Fischer

Stefan Zippel

Industry 4.0 Architect
Georg Fischer

12:00 pm - 12:10 pm Innovation Spotlight

The advantages of additive manufacturing, aka 3-D printing, are endless, and a lot of organizations see this as a perfect Industry 4.0 Pilot opportunity that can quickly demonstrate the ROI and significantly upgrade the accuracy and speed at which parts can be produced. 

This panel discusses practical applications of 3-D printing:

- Improving your performance and ability to produce complex designs on-demand
- Reducing lead times and providing  agility and highly responsive order fulfillment 
- Securing your competitive edge through the product customization capabilities and on-demand production
- Delivering reduction in labor and production costs

Michael Mikula, Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing at Ford Motor Company

Michael Mikula

Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing
Ford Motor Company

Jesper Toubøl, Vice President, Elements & Moulds at LEGO Group

Jesper Toubøl

Vice President, Elements & Moulds
LEGO Group

Gary Binstock, Director of Technology – Strategic Innovation and Alliances at Colgate-Palmolive Company

Gary Binstock

Director of Technology – Strategic Innovation and Alliances
Colgate-Palmolive Company

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Lunch for All Attendees

Are you considering injecting automation and robotics in your production processes to position yourself well for the future? This panel discussion will help you explore the reasons behind the “rise of robots” and opportunities presented by the new forms of human-machine interaction:

- Complementing your production processes with automated autonomous robots to fix and prevent processing mistakes
- Adding safety and preventing employee injuries while guaranteeing accuracy and precision of the performed job
- Leveraging robotics to optimize your assets, reduce overtime and increase productivity
- Delivering operational cost savings (energy consumption, optimal resource utilization, etc.)

Fernando Gracia, International Trade Economist at U.S. International Trade Commission

Fernando Gracia

International Trade Economist
U.S. International Trade Commission

Amy Meyer, Vice President – Technical Services at Kohler Co

Amy Meyer

Vice President – Technical Services
Kohler Co

Byron Clayton, Chief Executive Officer at Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)

Byron Clayton

Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Innovation Spotlight

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Case Study: Digital Acceleration And Proof Of Concept To Implementation Planning


VaShound Taylor, Advance Manufacturing Technology at Nissan Motor Corporation

VaShound Taylor

Advance Manufacturing Technology
Nissan Motor Corporation

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break

Industry Lab Workshop

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Reaping The Benefits Of A Digitally Enabled Supply Chain
Join this workshop to discuss what you can do today to stay on top of the emerging wave of revolutionary supply chain solutions and technologies that drive competitive advantage and differentiation.


**By invite only, advance sign-up required**

David Schultz, Chief Procurement Officer at CONMED Corporation

David Schultz

Chief Procurement Officer
CONMED Corporation

Industry Lab Workshop

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Developing The Next Generation Of The Manufacturing Leadership
Stephen A. Childs, Vice President, Global Human Resources & Facilities, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

**Limited seats, advance sign-up required**

Stephen A. Childs, Vice President, Global Human Resources & Facilities at Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

Stephen A. Childs

Vice President, Global Human Resources & Facilities
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

4:15 pm - 4:15 pm Conclusion of Connected Manufacturing Forum 2019

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