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Monday, September 28, 2020 - CENTRAL TIME

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CONSULTANTS' CLINIC hosted by IDC

VIRTUAL ROOM 1: DIGITAL ENGINEERING AS THE FOUNDATION FOR INDUSTRY 4.0
Kevin Prouty, Group Vice President of Energy & Manufacturing, IDC

VIRTUAL ROOM 2: IT/OT & THE FUTURE OF OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Jon Lang, Research Manager – IT/OT Convergence, IDC

VIRTUAL ROOM 3: TALENT MANAGEMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE OF MANUFACTURING
Reid Paquin, Research Director – Manufacturing Insights & IT Priorities, IDC

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

BREAK FOR LUNCH

2:00 PM

Emerging Technologies: Creating the Industrial Workplace of Tomorrow

Round Table Discussion hosted by Software AG. Meet with peers to share common challenges and then determine solutions around:
•  Worker safety – PPE monitoring and compliance.
•  IIoT & Analytics – remote monitoring of equipment; advanced analytics support, current organizational talent to support advanced analytics (drive to smart rules and Apama analytics builder).
•  Predictive Analytics – supporting remote access and increased maintenance/repair rates.

Sean Riley, Global Industry Director Manufacturing & Transportation, Software AG
Dirk Groener, Senior Principal Industrial IoT Ecosystem, Software AG

3:00 PM

Virtual Tour & Discussion hosted by MxD

For the fourth year, MxD takes attendees through a guided tour of its Future Factory Floor. The virtual experience of a real-life smart factory floor presents the newest solutions to your manufacturing problems in action. MxD’s knowledgeable experts guide you through the machines and technologies set to transform future production and answer your live questions.