Connected Manufacturing Forum 2019

July 29 - 30, 2019

Hilton Austin, Austin, TX

Bart Talloen


Vice President, Product Supply Strategy & Deployment
Johnson & Johnson

Day One – July 29, 2019


8:40 AM Industry 4.0 “Natural Selection”: Stagnation Is Not An Option

Whether or not you have joined the Industry 4.0 race for innovation, one thing is clear – stagnation and inaction are not an option. Regardless of the size of your organization and digital strategy maturity (or lack thereof), you simply can’t afford sitting back and watching how the fourth industrial revolution plays out for the rest of the manufacturing world. In order to secure your competitive edge and meet shifting customer expectations, you must start innovating today. Otherwise, you are risking being left out in this game of evolution and natural selection.

Bart Talloen is a globally recognized Industry 4.0 expert who will help you make sense of the evolving Industry 4.0 trends and what you should be doing today in order to become a manufacturer of tomorrow. 

Day 2 – July 30, 2019


10:00 AM Panel: Bringing Scalable Interoperability and Agility to Legacy Systems

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 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Bart.

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