Connected Manufacturing Forum 2020

July 27 - 28, 2020

JW Marriott, Austin, TX

Dr. Sama Mbang, Global Head of Digitalization – Simulation Manufacturing Load Cases at Daimler/ Mercedes Benz
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Dr. Sama Mbang


Global Head of Digitalization – Simulation Manufacturing Load Cases
Daimler/ Mercedes Benz

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

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Day One – Emerging from Pilot Purgatory to Realize Full Scale Implementation

Monday, July 27th, 2020


3:50 PM Panel : Scaling your Data for True Business Insights to Improve Processes and Products

You have a data analytics plan in place, but now how do you implement it? From what we hear, that’s a common  problem, so we put this expert panel together so you can learn how to: 

-Scale the data to extrapolate actionable insights from all of your factories to improve overall processes and existing product production?
-Move from real-time analytics to predictive analytics to anticipate what’s next.
-Harness data to support more successful and innovative new product launches?

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

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020


9:00 AM Keynote: Building an Agile and Empowered Organization that Fosters True Digital Transformation

Rigid organizations will struggle with all aspects of Industry 4.0. Organizational agility is the critical foundation for transformation. Daimler, a $186 billion German automaker, is known for its decentralized structure and culture of innovation.  A passionate coach in the area of digital leadership and agility working methods—Sama will explore:

•What types of organizational structures ensure you can reap and leverage maximum Industry 4.0 benefits
•How to build an agile organization and an innovative and open cultural mindset from the top down
•What type of workforce training and development must take place to ensure more successful technology pilots and full-scale implementation.

11:00 AM INDUSTRY 4.0 LAB WORKSHOP: Building the Workforce of the Future: How to Prepare Your Organization for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In this small classroom style workshop, come take a deeper dive on developing agile working methods and building a strong future workforce. You will learn how to: 

-Embrace  change and an agility mind set from the factory floor to top leadership
-Foster innovation through a co-creation organizational cultures
-Stimulate innovation and  change-management by adopting strong reward mechanisms
-Sharing the vision, communicating milestones and celebrating accomplishments along the way

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