Connected Manufacturing Forum 2021

July 29 - 30, 2021

JW Marriott, Austin, TX

Terry LeDoux, Director Information Systems - Product Supply North America at Purina-Nestle

Terry LeDoux


Director Information Systems - Product Supply North America
Purina-Nestle

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

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

Monday, August 31st, 2020


5:10 PM Case Study: Tearing Down the Walls Between IT/OT for Seamless Interoperability

Come hear how Nestle Purina is tackling the IT/OT challenge of competing agendas and departmental silos. With more than 300,000 employees, 413 factories in 85 countries, Nestle Purina knows a thing or two about breaking down silos. Here’s what  you’ll walk away with:

•What is the ideal organizational structure to ensure IT and OT work in concert?
•Should companies merge IT and OT to ensure seamless digitalization and minimize the logjams of competing departmental agendas? 
•What are the pros and cons of separate vs. blended these departments?

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

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020


11:20 AM Case Study: Implementation Flexibility: Making Important and Unanticipated Changes to Your Plan Along the Way

Implementation blueprints are important, but how do you ensure you have the organizational agility to make needed adjustments when needed? Come hear how Nestle Purina tackles the challenge:

-What type of implementation results should give you pause to consider altering the original plan?
-How should the plan then be adjusted and which stakeholders should be involved in the plan alteration?
-How fluid should your plan be 
to ensure it is a living and breathing strategy