Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Morning Plenary

8:00 am

Registration & Refreshments

8:45 am

Chair’s Welcome & Opening Remarks

Jim Vinoski, Contributing Editor, Forbes

9:00 am

PANEL – IT/OT Convergence - Time for a Culture Reboot

Whether it’s a diversity initiative or IT/OT convergence, culture change is never easy, but a necessary step. Some of the most common problems related to IoT in industrial and enterprise contexts relate to talent. The need to win executive support for IoT and digital transformation initiatives and the shortage of skilled workers in areas such cybersecurity and data management.

Today, every organization that wants more creative, engaged, and innovative teams is investing in Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Yet while these commitments to change have been on the rise, the actions are still falling short of the mark. Diversity by itself creates disruption, whereas creating a culture of inclusion and belonging allows you to reap the benefits of having diverse teams. This can be a daunting task to take on, yet it can produce the highest return on your investment in your most valuable asset – your employees! Join this conversation about how diversity enables teams to outperform others and learn about ways to create inclusive environments that empower your teams to innovate and create at their best.

Alison Grealis, Founder & President, Women in Manufacturing

Robert Joseph, Director of Industrial Strategy for Industry 4.0, Stanley Black & Decker
Kate Maxwell, Chief Engineer, Raytheon

9:30 am

AI – No Risk, No Gain

•  How can organizations ensure data exchange is a priority on any reengineering of IT, breaking down silos and updating legacy systems
•  Build, buy, or partner? Navigating the ecosystem to ensure your investment in hardware and software align with your AI vision.
•  Building out your AI team – current talent, knowing the difference between data engineering and data scientists. Listening to employee concerns and preparing for any hitches to come across IT and OT teams.

9:55 am

Let’s Build A Business Case!

Karen I. Matthews, Technology and Market Development Manager, Corning, Inc.

10:20 am


Hear 1 x 10-minute pitch from a new innovative company (less than five year’s old) within the manufacturing industry. This session will consist of a 10-minute presentation focused on how the vendor’s product or platform is bringing new innovations and efficiencies, followed by comments and questions from our Chair and the audience.

10:35 am

Refreshments & Networking Break | 1-2-1 Meetings

11:30 am – 3:15pm


Business Strategies Track


11:15 am

Track Chair’s Welcome

Haresh Malkani, Chief Technology Officer, CESMII

11:20 am

PANEL: The Latest Fashion in Manufacturing

Believe it or not, manufacturers have a real keen sense of fashion! You might never see these trends on a catwalk in Milan, but exoskeletons, Google Glasses, Smart Hats and more are quite the hot commodity.

Wearables are found everywhere, from your wrist to your ears and from your eyes to outer garments. With wearables measuring fitness, keeping you safe, helping you stand up straighter, or monitoring hydration and fatigue levels, these applications have no end.

Hear from these manufacturers on the following:
•  How these certain wearables and sensors have been implemented
•  What has the impact been since use
•  The future of these technologies on the plant floor

Brian Laughlin, Technical Fellow, Boeing

11:50 am

Humans, Machine + AI Collaboration

Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0 redefine business processes. Here we will look at how Humans, Machines and AI systems can effectively and collaboratively work together across various industrial use-cases to improve the following:
•  Efficiency
•  Sustainable costs
•  Mass customization

We will discuss various challenges and mechanisms to bring these systems to reality across commercial and industrial use-cases.

12:15 pm

Down on the Farm

We’ve heard from Caterpillar, CNH, Komatsu, AGCO and more on how they are building their smart technologies and implementing them in different areas of agriculture. From smart tablets to check moisture levels all the way to autonomous tractors. But how are the farmers doing since starting their digital transformation journey.

Hear from Matt Wong from AGCO discuss different case studies from farmers/growers are doing since implementing these new IIoT technologies, the challenges and successes they’ve had, and the what the future looks like in agriculture in a time of climate change emergency.

Matt Wong, Director of Product Strategy – Fuse Technologies, AGCO

12.40 pm

Lunch & Networking Break | 1-2-1 Meetings


1:40 pm

PANEL – Additive as a Service

For many manufacturers, the ability to accelerate prototyping has become the goal for 3D printing. However, with the right approach, 3D printing is a push for efficiency, arming everyone from production engineers to machine operators with the tools needed to combine their supply chains, improve production processes and workflows, ultimately getting products to market faster.

Listen to this manufacturer how they started their journey into implementing additive manufacturing in their everyday process on the plant floor, consultations with different sellers, areas where AM was needed most, and the different materials used.

Alexander Nazarov, Engineering Functional Excellence Manager, Cummins

2:10 pm

Smart Locks: The Key to Security

Smart locks were one of the first genuinely exciting and life-changing products to hit the smart home market; providing convenience as well as security for users as they leave or arrive at home with a push of a button even from miles away.

Delve into how these locks are being built, from the software implemented to the manufactured hardware. Hear how this provider is working with manufacturers on creating a more agile, flexible, secure, and connected home for your customer.

2:35 pm

Digitalizing from Product to Person

As your products and factory floors become connected, automated and provide more and more intelligent insights, how do you evolve your business models and customer journey?

Join this manufacturer to hear their business models and tried and tested strategies that have been implemented across your peers’ organizations.

Alberto Flores Jimenez, Director of New Product Integration, Whirlpool

3:00 pm

Coffee Break & mHUB Tour

Edge to Cloud Track


11:15 am

Track Chair’s Welcome

Matt Wopata, Senior Analyst, IoT Analytics

11:20 am

PANEL: Which Platform is Right for You

There are so many providers out there with endless platforms all eager to help you make your company run more efficient from the plant floor all the way to the top office.

Hear from these industry leaders about how they went about selecting or building their platform(s) starting with what problem(s) did they have that needed to be solved, Build vs. Buy vs. Partner, and where they are now.

Jim Moorish, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights

Ben Lucas, Principal Software Architect, Steelcase
Ravi Tolani, Director of Digital Connected Products & Services, CNH Industrial
Sai Yamanoor, IoT R&D Applications Engineer, Praxair

11:50 am

5G – Taking IIoT to the Next Level

Deep dive into what you need to know as a manufacturer when it comes to 5G. How is 5G being implemented and what will it mean for applications, and the wider smart factory.?

With so many connected devices being built by so many companies, how will they work together on a 5G network?

Examine the security implications as 5G is set to open the gates to huge amounts of data – how can you protect it?

Alex Duncan, Director of Connected Solutions, Verizon

12:15 pm

Designing in the Cloud: How Data Analytics & AR are Changing Production

The way we present data to others has evolved to others has evolved rapidly over the years. As data becomes available at a rapid pace and more complex, seeing it on paper or a flat screen can be frustrating. But what if you could interact with the data; manipulate it, chare it around the world? The automotive industry might have the answer. For some years now, U.S. car manufacturers have equipped its engineers and product designers with AR/VR technologies (i.e. Microsoft Hololens, Gravity Sketch) and specialized software to enable them to create better cars. How does this affect production?

Hear more about their digital beginning and how automotive companies are seeing the benefits of this technology such as machine inspection and maintenance, product design, and the ability for the different designers around the world to work on the same product.

Brian Laughlin, , Technical Fellow, Boeing

12:40 pm

Lunch & Networking Break | 1-2-1 Meetings


1:40 pm

Building the Edge

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

2:10 pm

Introducing RPA to the Industry

Manufacturers have already started to implement physical robots to help on the assembly line from testing to moving heavy objects to packaging – freeing up time for their human counterparts to take on other most intensive tasks. But what about the other side of the floor? Managing consumer needs, inventory, and payment processes all while trying to keep the costs down yet innovation high. Learn here how RPA is a critical innovation within Industry 4.0 – helping enable manufacturers to improve productivity, meet customer’s expectations and consistently drive product innovation – all while lowering costs.

2:35 pm

PANEL – Additive Manufacturing Transforming with Generative Design

Generative design has picked up steam as more companies invest in “Factory of the Future” and “Industry 4.0” efforts as they see the benefits associated with automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. The same benefits and values are clearly seen for design and simulation in generative design.

In this session you will hear how this technology and additive manufacturing go hand-in-hand; enabling products to be made on a larger scale, improving efficiency and product quality while reducing the time it takes to create new designs and get them to consumers.


Coffee Break & mHUB Tour

Supply Chain Track


11:15 am

Track Chair’s Welcome

Gayle Brim, Managing Director, Grant Thornton

11:20 am

Digital Engineering in the Age of Industry 4.0

GE Appliances, a Haier company, has electrified and modernized life for more than 125 years with our legacy of innovation. At GE Appliances (GEA), we make life better by designing and building the world’s best appliances. In keeping with our spirit of innovation, the GEA team is revolutionizing its product development processes through digital transformation. 3D Scanning is at the core of the transformation, where it is redefining how GEA conducts part and process validation, drives root cause analysis, and executes ongoing production inspection. Thinking digitally – the team is continuously pushing the capabilities of the technology by developing new applications beyond part inspection such as creation of virtual reality models, virtual assembly, 3D benchmarking, CAE simulation validation, and reverse engineering of parts, tooling, and equipment.

Omar El-Abed, Senior Manager of Manufacturing Quality, GE Appliances
Dave Leone, Director of Engineering – Dimensional Control, GE Appliances

11:50 am

New Toys for the Plant Floor

•  Use AR with quick response codes and mobile technology to improve machine changeovers in factories and warehouses
•  How will AR allow companies to visualize workflow changes to warehouses and distribution centers.
•  Can AR transform retail by offering a ‘virtual showroom’ to customers at home? On their phone/tablet/desktop.

12:15 pm

Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management – The Impact on IT/OT

In a growing interdependent marketplace it is nearly impossible to develop every part or component in house. Electronics are nearly entirely developed offshore. Concerns have risen about the trust worthiness of electronics that may contain extra or potentially malicious functionality. Traditional supply chain risk management only deals with the supplier’s ability to deliver a product on time and within budget. Cyber aspects focus on the trustworthiness of the product that was delivered. Those vendors that they themselves are procuring products, such as test system or additive manufacturing, are now concerned with how the procured products may affect the products they are producing.

This talk will cover:
•  Recent Cyber Supply Chain Attacks
•  NISTIR 8276, Key Practices in Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management: Observations from Industry
•  NIST SP 800-160, Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations
•  How this impacts IT/OT

Randall Brooks, Director of Raytheon’s Cyber Center of Excellence, Raytheon

12:40 pm

Lunch & Networking Break | 1-2-1 Meetings


1:40 pm

What’s Stopping You? Overcoming Internal Roadblocks

It goes without saying that the arrival of new technologies is completely disrupting the traditional supply chain business model. However, many companies struggle to understand how to upskill their staff and successfully take their projects of the ground.

Join this session where we’ll go over the following:
•  How to overcome work resistance to the adoption of new technologies
•  Understanding the technology stack: Selecting a solution that’s right for your company
•  Ensuring ROI, time-management and connectivity challenges

Jennifer Weiss, Continuous Improvement Manager, McCain Foods

2:10 pm

Digital Supply Chain Twin

•  The latest in the collection and understanding of real-time data.
•  How to use the digital twin to avoid factory machinery breaking down, by effective planning and monitoring.
•  Securing your sensors and data

2:35 pm

Delivering End-to-End Innovation

•  Background and challenges faced at Coca-Cola
•  Overview of the Integrated Business Planning process and where Innovation fits in
•  Specific approaches taken at Coca-Cola to improve Innovation planning
•  Benefits realized, and lessons learned

Chetan Polaravam, Global Director of Innovation, Coca-Cola


Coffee Break & mHUB Tour

Afternoon Plenary


3:15 pm

Leveraging and Implementing Predictive Maintenance

Today’s industrial companies have more data at their disposal than ever before. But when it comes to their most critical assets, how should businesses be leveraging data to predict and prevent problems before they happen? In this session

•  Utilizing sensors where an issue is arising.
•  Using wearable technologies to discover asset information in a more efficient way.
•  How to gain insight from veteran workforce to tap into predictive maintenance – the best way to harness and digitize this information.

Kelly Knepley, Chief Information Officer, DexKo

3:40 pm

Making Digital Twins Common

Up until now Digital Twins were only thought of being used by the “big guys”, those that had various teams and large plants. But now that companies – no matter the size – are doing everything they can to keep up with the Industry 4.0 era, sensors being placed on plant floors big and small, with data coming in from every little device, it’s time to make digital twins a more common process.

Join this session to learn the following:
•  How you can easily bridge the gap between the physical and digital world.
•  Applying AI and data analytics to combine components from both to collect data and deliver actionable insights.
•  How will this drive responsiveness and productivity on the floor
•  Conducting simulations and 3D modeling in different environments

4:05 pm

INDUSTRY 4.0 CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: Taking the Next Steps to Justify & See ROI from New Technologies

Join this closing panel to outline the key lessons gained from the event and agree to actionable steps within your manufacturing business.

Ask final questions and come to final conclusions, to put into practice across your manufacturing value chains.

Karen I. Matthews, Technology and Market Development Manager, Corning Inc.

4:30 pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks