Connected Manufacturing Forum 2021

July 29 - 30, 2021

JW Marriott, Austin, TX

Stephen A. Childs, Vice President, Global Human Resources & Facilities at Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
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Stephen A. Childs


Vice President, Global Human Resources & Facilities
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

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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  

3:40 PM Keynote: Developing a Data Literate Workforce of the Future to Fully Unleash the Power of Industry 4.0

Data literacy will become a ubiquitous skill set that employees at most levels of a manufacturing organization will have to learn in order to fully support digital transformation. Stephen will navigate the audience through the most important data literacy skills that are table stakes today, and those that will raise the ante in the future:   

•How will workforce data literacy requirements change pre- and post- digital transformation?
•What data analytics skills does the workforce of the future demand? Are you ready?
•What are best practices to upskill your workforce to unleash the power of your data?