Jay Douglass, COO at Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing

Jay Douglass

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing

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

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

9:20 AM Keynote Panel: Robotics Automation --The integration of Man and Machine, and How to Quell Job Loss Fears

Many claim robotics create a stronger, faster, and more powerful workforce, one that elevates—not eliminates— human roles in manufacturing, but job-loss fears still concern factory workers and managers. Our panel of experts will:

•Help separate fact from fiction about the impact robotics has on jobs and workers
•Explore the role of robots to carry out very repetitive and/or unsafe tasks so that the human workforce can perform higher-value manual tasks
•Discuss how manufacturers should address job loss fears and manage expectations about robotics -- what is realistic and what is not

2:00 PM Interactive Roundtables

Join 10-12 like-minded manufacturing professionals for a moderated discussion on a topic of your choice.
(Select two 30-minute roundtables)

•Robotics: Quelling the Job-Loss Fears  (Moderated by Jay Douglass, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing)

•Cyber Security: Incorporating it Into your Industry 4.0 Plan (Moderated by Stephen Mellor, Industrial Internet Consortium

•Preparing Your Workforce for Digital Transformation

•Accelerating Speed to Market with Digital Initiatives

•Organizational Bottlenecks that Sabotage Pilot Programs

•How to Retain Valuable Institutional Knowledge from a Large and Retiring Workforce 

•Optimizing Communications Among Your Digitalization Teams – Engineering, Manufacturing, IT/OT and HR