Connected Manufacturing Forum 2021

July 29 - 30, 2021

JW Marriott, Austin, TX

Santiago Duarte, Global Solutions VP for Tech Supply & Logistics at AB InBev

Santiago Duarte


Global Solutions VP for Tech Supply & Logistics
AB InBev

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

Monday, August 31st, 2020


10:50 AM Keynote: The Brewery of the Future – Piloting and Scaling on Parallel Tracks

For the past two years, AB InBev – the world’s largest brewer -- has been on a transformation journey that by 2022 will have digitalized all 220 of its breweries and 70 vertical manufacturing operations globally. Beginning with connectivity, data accessibility, and process controls, the plan is to then add mobile and smart manufacturing. Santiago will explain how:

•This digitalization program is not only paying for itself, but is experiencing ROI within months of site implementation
•The $55 billion company is using regional manufacturing sites as testing grounds to pilot new innovations while scaling up simultaneously
•AB InBev is building capabilities as an adoption strategy to ensure program success, rather than forcing the change from the top
•You make the best out of your own transformation journey.

4:50 PM Case Study: Important Learnings from a Brewery Lighthouse

AB InBev’s brewery in Brazil has embraced the megatrends of industry 4.0 and serves as the company’s lighthouse.

•Learn how and why AB InBev selected a site in Brazil as its first testing ground and what criterion was critical to that decision.
•Hear about lessons learned during this initial site transformation and how it evolved into a Lighthouse globally.
•As the brewer rapidly scales, hear how key learnings from its Lighthouse support other implementations with important data insights and best practices.