Connected Manufacturing Forum 2021

July 29 - 30, 2021

JW Marriott, Austin, TX

Ashley Baron, Vice President HR, Industry 4.0 & Corporate at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
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Ashley Baron


Vice President HR, Industry 4.0 & Corporate
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

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Day Two – Building an Agile Organization, the Vital Foundation for Digital Transformation Success

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020


1:00 PM Panel: More than a Side Job – The Importance of Building a Dedicated Industry 4.0 Team

All too often, digitalization team members are pulled in many different directions, executing digitalization initiatives in addition to their  core jobs. Join our We’ve handpicked this  panel of talent specialists who will  explain and assess:

-The risks of trying to digitalize your manufacturing operations with part-time task forces
-What a digital transformation team should look like and what departments should be included
-How to get support from executive management for a full-time dedicated digitalization team for optimal  long-term success  

4:00 PM Case Study Interactive: Attracting a Tech Savvy Workforce to Manufacturing – How to Compete for the Best Talent and Retain Them

How can manufacturers compete with the amazons, Googles and Facebooks of the world for tech savvy professionals? What smart recruitment and retention strategies should you deploy?  Ashley, an Industry 4.0 talent expert, will spend the first 20 minutes sharing strategies and tactics that are helping Stanley Black & Decker succeed in the talent wars. The second half of the program will be interactive, offering attendees the opportunity to seek Ashley’s sage advice. You might want to ask her how you:

•Retain and reward the most skilled workers during your transformation
•Identify quality workers for digital training who are interested and capable of making the transition
•Continuously train employees to ensure digital skills at all levels of the organization remain current and are prepared for tomorrow?

*Stanley Black & Decker established a state-of-the-art “Manufactory 4.0” in Hartford, Conn. – the epicenter for the company’s global Industry 4.0 “smart factory” and workforce upskilling initiatives – making manufacturing more efficient, productive and adaptable.