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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:

Kevin Stanley
Partner & Principal Software Engineer
David Bishop
SVP – Head of R&D
Bic Stevens
Managing Director
Melissa Cragin
Executive Director
Aparna Jue
Product Manager
George Okero
Product Systems Development (IoT)
Nihar Satapathy
SVP Strategy & Markets
Stephen Fulton
Manufacturing Director
Alexander Nazarov
Functional Excellence Manager
Leandro Filgueiras
Senior Engineer
Al Salour
Technical Fellow
Chet Arciuch
Director of Lean Manufacturing and Operations Solutions
Vince Parente
Director of Manufacturing
Thomas Milon
Jeff Reinke
Editorial Director
Kevin O'Toole
Chief of Transformative Applications and Digital Transformation
James Barkley
Manufacturing Lead
Ravi Tolani
IoT Lead
Kevin Christenson
Global Manufacturing IT
Agmon David Porat
Head of Innovation Lab
Terri Lewis
Director of Digital & Technology
Seth McDonald
QMIO Digital Leader
Edward Rodden
Gilbert Meyer-Gauen
Director of Operations
Thomas Burke
Peter DeNagy
Michael Koscho
Director of Advanced Manufacturing & Quality
Gustavo Chohfi
Director Manufacturing Quality
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Steering Committee Members Include:

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

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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2017 Event in Numbers

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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.

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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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Exclusive Industry Snapshot

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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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Sector News

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Orange launches Live Booster for smart device makers

Orange launches new Live Booster programme so that smart device makers can buy electronics with connectivity and data packages already included.

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Oracle gives its cloud-based business apps an AI boost

Smart factories and connected warehouses are among the business functions set to benefit from new AI-powered Adaptive Intelligent Apps from Oracle.

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CSAIL team pairs robots with VR for smart manufacturing

Telepresence robotics and virtual reality are two exciting technologies, and by combining the two in a relatively inexpensive way, engineers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a smarter and safer manufacturing tool.

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