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Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - CENTRAL TIME

9:30 AM

CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS

Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst, ABI Research

9:50 AM

LEADING THROUGH THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Today, manufacturers are looking into new technologies such as AI, automation, data analytics, 3D printing and much more to transform their operations for the better. These trends are transforming the production landscape, and leadership is no exception. With so much focus on these transformations – big or small – it is easy to lose sight of what’s needed to successfully implement a digital strategy: your workforce.

We will kick off our conference going over the following:
•  Creating an ecosystem for people to create ideas through leadership, trust, and empowerment
•  Viewing technology as an enabler of innovation rather than the solution itself
•  Leveraging tools and technologies to make your ideas a reality that can be implemented
•  Aligning IT teams and business executives by creating smaller and product-focused teams

Jennifer Cohen, Vice President of Operations, Toyota Research Institute

10:10 AM

DRIVING THE FUTURE OF THE MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENT EDGE AND IOT

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been leading innovation at the Manufacturing Intelligent Edge for years, having developed HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems - the industry’s first solution that combines Converged OT and Enterprise-class IT into a single, ruggedized system that implements data center-level compute and management technology at the edge. Join HPE’s Dr. Tom Bradicich as he shares how HPE is pioneering the next wave of innovation by cloud managing enterprise-class compute, storage and OT systems, residing at edges all over the globe. This includes how remote secure deployments of MLOps and AI applications can accelerate insights and action from edge and IoT data.

Dr. Tom Bradicich, PhD, Hewlett Packard Fellow

10:30 AM

LEVERAGING AI & BIG (SMART) DATA METRICS

Journey through the principles of Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things IIoT, and how manufacturers are leveraging AI-based technologies to look at Asset Health and Diagnostics, as well as predict the remaining useful life of equipment in real- time, achieving significant productivity improvements.

Hear how an automotive Tier-1 manufacturer transformed from a “fail and fix” to a “predict and prevent” maintenance approach.

Mo Abuali, CEO & Managing Partner, IoTco
Isaac Bennett,
Digital Transformation & IT Manager, Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS)

10:50 AM

SPEAKER Q&A SESSION

Ryan Martin,Principal Analyst, ABI Research (M)
Jennifer Cohen,
Vice President of Operations,Toyota Research Institute
Senior Representative, HPE
Mo Abuali,
CEO & Managing Partner, IoTco
Isaac Bennett,
Digital Transformation & IT Manager, Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS)

11:10 AM

BREAK

11:30 AM

PANEL: THE FULL CYCLE – LINKING DESIGN, ENGINEERING & DELIVERY

Join this panel discussion to hear how these manufacturers talk about the importance of IoT, data analytics, and IT/OT convergence to successfully complete the “cycle” for meeting customer’s needs: from product design to delivery.

Discuss the following:
•  The major business strategy trends that are impacting manufacturers today
•  What technologies are being used to ensure the best services
•  How IT and OT teams are communicating through the entire process

Moderator:
Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst, ABI Research (M)

Panelists:
Eric Acton, Head of Innovation Ecosystems, Rolls-Royce
Cory Raszeja, Solutions Architect, Eaton
Scott Reese, CTO, Harbor Industries
Paul Stafford, Engineering Manager – New Technology & Manufacturing In novation, Toyota North America

12:00 PM

LEVERAGING PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE TO REVOLUTIONIZE OPERATIONS

IoT is generating business value across industries, ranging from increasing production quality to improving operational efficiencies and diversifying revenue streams through new products and services. Join our session and learn how predictive maintenance is enabling manufacturers to improve operations by adopting a proactive approach followed by strategies for how to get started and prove ROI quickly.

Jonathan Weiss, Vice President – Emerging Technologies, Software AG

12:20 PM

DIGITAL TWINS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Join Dr. Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D., former CIO of Palo Alto, to ensure you are up to speed with Industry’s hottest technology: Digital Twins. Delve into what industries Digital Twin Technology can be applied to, and the results the technology has yielded to date. Hear examples of the opportunities, challenges, and limitations?

Dr. Jonathan Reichental, Founder & CEO, Human Future

12:40 PM

SPEAKER Q&A SESSION

Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst, ABI Research (M)
Jonathan Weiss, Vice President – Emerging Technologies, Software AG
Dr. Jonathan Reichental, Founder & CEO, Human Future

12:55 PM

BREAK FOR LUNCH



2:00 PM – 4:35 PM

THREE TRACKS OF CONTENT

Business Strategies Track

2:00 PM

PANEL: IMPLEMENTING IOT & WHAT THAT MEANS

Hear from these leading experts discuss the following:
•  Why you should define digitalization before starting your strategy journey
•  The key steps to evaluating your infrastructure and identifying the actual issues you need to fix
•  Leveraging IoT, advanced data analytics, machine learning, and robotics
•  Realistic expectations you should be setting for forwarding technologies
•  Picking the right partners to support you throughout your digital transformation

Moderator:
Jim Vinoski, Contributor, Forbes

Panelists:
Graham Immerman, Vice President of Marketing, MachineMetrics
Peri Subrahmanya
, Product Manager – IoT, Bayer
Robert Stucky,
Manufacturing Engineer, Turbine Rotating & Small Body Stationary Components, Solar Turbines
Craig Sutton
, Manager – Advanced Technology, John Deere

Sean Riley, Global Industry Director Manufacturing & Transportation,Software AG

2:30 PM

SECOND TIME AROUND: UPSKILLING STEM PROFESSIONALS FOR INTERNET OF MANUFACTURING CAREERS

What does it take to participate in the tech workforce that demands a range of digital skills? What’s more, what does it mean for STEM professionals who are not specifically trained for manufacturing tech jobs (think: biology researchers or physicists)? This round table discusses:
•  - Upskilling: teaching and learning additional skills, and the steps one might take to transition into new or different technical careers.
•  The transition experiences of STEM professionals into more technical roles.
I•  nsights about the transition process, including the factors driving the decision to change careers and how long it can take.
•  The importance of maintaining technical skill at any stage of one’s career.

Erika Jefferson, President & Founder, Black Women in Science & Engineering
Karrie Sullivan, Principal, Culminate Strategy Group

3:15 PM

BREAK

3:35 PM

PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS ON THE FLOOR

Factories, power plants, and manufacturing centers across the world are transitioning to the latest automation and real-time data analytics solutions to optimize their production lines, reduce costs, and meet consumer demands. Learn how predictive maintenance can make your manufacturing process more efficient through:
•  Increasing productivity, operational efficiency, and improving safety.
•  Preventing unexpected equipment failures, downtimes, and supply chain holdups

Darryl McCartney, Director of IoT Solution Sales, Microsoft

3:55 PM

CASE STUDY: THE SMALL GUYS CAN DO IT TOO!

After attending the 3rd Manufacturing Midwest event last year, Beth Swanson from Pioneer Service, Inc., brought some of the IIoT ideas that were being discussed back to her own 40-person manufacturing floor. Hear how she learned from the “big guys” in IoT, some of the technologies that she has already implemented, and what the future holds for Pioneer Service, Inc.

Beth Swanson, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Pioneer Service Inc.

4:15 PM

SESSION WRAP-UP + SPEAKER Q&A

Chair: Jim Vinoski, Contributor, Forbes

Session Speakers:
Darryl McCartney,
Director of IoT Solution Sales, Microsoft
Beth Swanson,
Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Pioneer Service Inc.



Edge to Cloud Track

2:00 PM

PANEL: EDGE vs. CLOUD – HOW CAN WE MAKE DATA SMARTER?

In this interactive session, attendees and panelists will be able to discuss different ways and issues when making the most of the data collected to make real-time decisions on the floor, where Edge and Cloud computing come into play, and data regulation:
•  Applying Edge to support software features – making sure it’s a priority and upgrading data systems once they are embedded in the physical infrastructure.
•  What is the current state of Cloud and how it can alleviate computing needs at the Edge - and where is the Edge?
•  Tackling issues of different protocols with different networks – how do we regulate the data? Who owns the data?

Moderator:
Terri Lewis, Founder & Director, PlanetConnected

Panelists:
Gilbert Meyer-Gauen, Director of Asset Management, NOV
Gaurav Nolkha, Team Lead, Local Home SDK, Google
Ravi Tolani, Director of Digital Connected Products & Services, CNH Industrial
Ben Wald, Founder, Very

2:30 PM

BREAKOUT DISCUSSION ROOMS: CYBERSECURITY

Cyber-attacks are inevitable, but that does not mean your team can’t be prepared. In this discussion, Terri will discuss the trainings her teams went through while she was at Caterpillar.

Terri Lewis, Founder & Director, PlanetConnected

3:15 PM

BREAK

3:35 PM

BUILDING YOUR FIRST EDGE DEVICE USING OPEN SOURCE TOOLSETS

With the arrival of powerful microcontrollers and software toolsets, it has opened the door for developing low cost edge devices.

In this talk, we will demonstrate the different hardware and software toolsets available to build an edge device and walk the audience through the different steps involved in building an edge device. We will also talk about the challenges involved in building and testing an edge device.

Sai Yamanoor, IoT R&D Applications Engineer, Praxair

3:55 PM

CURB THE VULNERABILITIES: SECURELY CONNECTING OT TO THE CLOUD

Dive into some of the best practices, tools, and methods extracted from manufacturers’ real-world problems when implementing systems and responding to an exploited and damaged system:
•  Collecting the right data (both internal and environmental)
•  When and why to execute algorithms on the Edge vs the Cloud
•  From information to insights and where to send them
•  Enabling OTA firmware updates, Client-side SSL and staying ahead of CVEs

Ben Wald, Founder, Very

4:15 PM

SESSION WRAP-UP + SPEAKER Q&A

Chair: Terri Lewis, Founder & Director, PlanetConnected

Session Speakers:
Sai Yamanoor,
IoT R&D Applications Engineer, Praxair
Ben Wald,
Founder, Very



Supply Chain Track

2:00 PM

PANEL: REINVENTING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Introducing your Supply Chain to Industry 4.0:
•  Breakdowns on blockchain, AI, automation, tracing/tracking devices, sensors, clouds, data analytics etc.
•  How these technologies can be directly applied to your business.
•  Potential challenges that come with viewing and sharing customer data.

Moderator:
Joseph Etris, Partner, Execution Partners

Panelists:
Terry Pan, Principal Data Scientist, Bridgestone Americas
Darryl McCartney, Director of IoT Solution Sales, Microsoft
Seth McDonald, Senior Director of Digital Operations – Supply Chain Quality, GE Aviation
Richard Howells, VP of Awareness & Thought Leadership, SAP America

2:30 PM

PRODUCT INNOVATION ROUND TABLE

Software may run the world, but hardware and physical products are still play a huge part of our everyday lives. Join Bill as he discusses how mHub brings innovative ideas to life – the product design process and a few good places to start.

Bill Fienup, Co-Founder and Director of Innovation Services, mHub

3:15 PM

BREAK

3:35 PM

SMART FACTORY PROGRAM: BROWN FIELD IMPLEMENTAION + AR/VR, AI & ROBOTICS

Lessons learned in brownfield IIoT implementation, as well as the ongoing challenges and new opportunities afforded by advancements in AR, VR, AI and robotics/cobots. Technical advice and the benefits thus far, Mike expands on:
•  Modernization is piecemeal. Experiment, test and grow.
•  Be agile in your design and move fast.
•  Take cybersecurity seriously and work with trusted partners.
•  Change management, upskilling and other people considerations are just as important as the technology, if not more.

Kenneth Labhart, Senior Manager of Global Supply Chain Smart Factory Innovation, Schneider Electric

3:55 PM

INDUSTRY 4.NOW & THE FUTURE OF PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH LEVERAGING INDUSTRY 4.0 DIGITAL INNOVATION

Join to hear insights into:
•   The move from transactional to data driven business processes to support product, process, and technology innovation
•   The move to digitalization and Industry 4.0 from factory-focused initiatives to a company-wide, competition-beating business strategy
•   How to enable faster, more flexible, and more efficient processes to produce higher-quality, individualized goods at reduced costs
•   How to use intelligent assets and processes that dynamically adapt to changing priorities and deliver customization at scale

Mike Lackey, Global VP of Solution Management, Digital Manufacturing, SAP

4:15 PM

SESSION WRAP-UP + SPEAKER Q&A

Chair: Jim Morrish, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights

Session Speakers:
Kenneth Labhart,
Senior Manager of Global Supply Chain Smart Factory Innovation, Schneider Electric
Mike Lackey, Global VP of Solution Management, Digital Manufacturing, SAP



4:35 PM

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HAPPY HOUR DISCUSSION



5:35 PM

END OF DAY 1