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Hear from leading manufacturers at North America's most comprehensive IIoT event

After the buzz of the inaugural event, opened by the Governor of Illinois, we are excited to reconvene at the Internet of Manufacturing Midwest conference, June 5-7, 2018, in Chicago, IL. This is the only event to drive North America’s manufacturing industry forward through essential lessons in digital advancement!

Over three days, 300+ industry professionals meet in one of North America’s manufacturing heartlands to clarify how technological investment is allowing production plans to adapt quickly to unexpected equipment failures, shifts in demand and raw material sourcing.

After sharing early findings as to why building the Industrial IoT business case is an essential step in reducing production downtime and operational costs, the second edition of our flagship North American event dives even deeper into how IoT platforms and AI are helping manufacturers optimize product design and field service.

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2018 Speakers Include:

Agmon David Porat
Head of Innovation Lab
Alexander Nazarov
Functional Excellence Manager
Amanda Lowe
Director, Product Marketing - IoT
Aparna Jue
Product Manager
Bic Stevens
Managing Director
Chet Arciuch
Director of Lean Manufacturing and Operations Solutions
David Bishop
SVP – Head of R&D
Drew Conway
Founder & CEO
E.G. Nadhan
Chief Technology Strategist - Central Region, Red Hat
Edward Rodden
George Okero
Product Systems Development (IoT)
Gilbert Meyer-Gauen
Director of Operations
Gustavo Chohfi
Director Manufacturing Quality
James Barkley
Manufacturing Lead
Jeff Reinke
Editorial Director
Jim Fitzgerald
Director of Sales, Aerospace & Manufacturing
Kevin Christenson
Global Manufacturing IT
Kevin O'Toole
Chief of Transformative Applications and Digital Transformation
Kevin Stanley
Partner & Principal Software Engineer
Leandro Filgueiras
Senior Engineer
Melissa Cragin
Executive Director
Michael Koscho
Director of Advanced Manufacturing & Quality
Michael Luzzi
Director of Global IT Innovation, PepsiCo
Nihar Satapathy
SVP Strategy & Markets
Owen Gwynne
Senior Programer, Teel Plastics
Peter DeNagy
Ravi Tolani
IoT Lead
Seth McDonald
QMIO Digital Leader
Stephen Fulton
Manufacturing Director
Terri Lewis
Director of Digital & Technology
Thomas Burke
Thomas Milon
Vince Parente
Director of Manufacturing
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Steering Committee Members Include:

Victor M. Abelairas
Senior Director, IoT Strategy & Commercial Operations Helix IoT Cloud Business Unit
Ravi Karra
VP Engineering & Technical Product Management, GE Predix
Edward Roden
CIO, SugarCreek
Bill Royce
Executive Lead, IoT, SAS
Terri Lewis
Director of IoT, Caterpillar
James Stanberry
SVP - General Manager, Artik IoT, Samsung
Kevin Christenson
Global Manufacturing IT, Ford
Hameed Mohammed
Director, Business Development, IoT, Microsoft
Seth McDonald
Engineering Manager, Composites, GE Aviation

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2018 Key Agenda Topics:

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AI & Machine Learning Applications in Manufacturing
Edge vs. Cloud vs. Fog Computing
Industrial IoT Buy-in
Data Analytics for Manufacturing Supply Chain & Product Design
Reducing Production Downtime through Predictive Analytics
Augmented Reality Applications across Manufacturing Lines
Additive Manufacturing & Customization of Production
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What to expect in 2018

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Previous event series attendees include:

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Apex Tool
Airbus Helicopters
Bell Helicopter
Blue Apron
Briggs Healthcare
CNH Industrial
Commercial Metals Company
Cornerston Automation Systems
Dean Foods
Dole Food Company
Dwyer Instruments
EGC Critical Components
Elbit Systems
Elgin Butler
Forward Solar Roofing
GDC Technics
General Electric
GHSP, Inc.
General Motors
Greenlee Textron
Hill Rom
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson
Karma Automotive
Kautex Textron
Klein Tools
Kraft Heinz Company
Lockheed Martin
Mitsubushi Hitachi Power Systems
Nalco Company
National Oilwell Varco
Parker Hannifin
Pioneer Natural Resources
Stanley Black & Decker
Sugar Creek
Sun Hydraulics
Schneider Electric
Sub Zero
Texas Bit
Trinity Industries
Triumph Aerostructures
Ulterra Drilling Companies
Whitmore Manufacturing
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Who should attend?

This event is tailored for Technical and Business Decision Makers in the key industries of manufacturing.

The conference will be appropriate for manufacturing experts in:

  • Chief Innovation Officers

  • Chief Technology Officers

  • Chief Executive Officers

  • Chief Information Officers

  • VPs

  • Directors/Heads of


  • Technology

  • Innovation

  • Production

  • Operations

  • Manufacturing/Plant Operations

  • Product

Heads of

  • R&D

  • IoT

  • Digital

  • Cybersecurity

  • IT/Data Science/Information

  • Engineering

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We understand that one of the key reasons to attend a conference is to network, learn from our peers and make useful contacts.

We have a range of options managed through our concierge services to maximize the effectiveness of your attendance and to ensure you meet the people you want to meet:


Internet of Manufacturing North America will be held at Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, allowing you to experience the culture and urban energy of downtown Chicago. Nestled in the heart of Michigan Avenue, the recently renovated Magnificent Mile hotel is an oasis of style and comfort.

Internet of Business has secured preferential rates for your stay during Internet of Manufacturing. To take advantage of these special rates, please click the button below! Discounted rates expire, Friday, May 4, 2018.

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All of our passes entitle you to the following:

  • Full access to all conference sessions
  • Lunch and refreshments on 2 days
  • Access to networking app
  • Unlimited 1 to 1 pre-booked meetings with key technology experts
  • Evening reception

Enterprise Pass

This pass entitles you to all of the above. This pass is available to manufacturers only.

Limited passes available at this rate. Don't delay in securing your spot!

$299 until 5/30/18

Solution Provider Pass

Your Solution Provider Pass entitles you to the above list, less the 1 to 1 pre-booked meetings.

$1995 until 4/13/18

Who is it for?

You are part of the decision-making team of an end user company already implementing or looking to implement within the next 18 months a solution in the areas of IoT, AI, Data, Connectivity and Edge Computing

Who is it for?

You are a Solution Provider that has products and services designed to implement IoT, AI, Data, Connectivity or Edge technologies. This Pass allows you to participate as a delegate at the conference as a technology expert and leader in your field.

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To better understand the challenges that U.S. manufacturers face regarding IoT adoption, we asked some of the leading experts on the subject to answer what the sector needs to become more efficient, productive, and competitive during the era of Industry 4.0.

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