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Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - CENTRAL TIME

10:00 AM

CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS

Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst, ABI Research

10:10 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

10:35 AM

ALIGNING BUSINESS, OPERATIONAL & IT TEAMS TO ACHIEVE COMPETITIVE GAIN & COUNTER CYBERSECURITY

Previously IT would not have such a strong impact on business success. However, with the rise of connectivity, connected devices and therefore data rich manufacturers, Business, IT and OT teams must align. How do you break down silos and walls that have been built between teams for so long, however? Decide on your people and system strategy to align different functions, after hearing this leading manufacturer’s approach to data and communication between teams.

Learn how to recognize and respond to the fundamental organizational shift needed to align OT and IT teams, to ensure ownership for security protocols is taken by both teams and not forgotten because one thinks the other is leading.

Senior Representative, HPE

11:00 AM

BREAK

11:15 AM

WELCOME BACK & DRAW

11:20 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

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

11:50 AM

INFLUENCING PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE TO REVOLUTIONIZE OPERATIONS

Jonathan Weiss, Vice President – Emerging Technologies, Software AG

12:15 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

LUNCH



11:30 AM – 3:15 PM

THREE TRACKS OF CONTENT

Business Strategies Track

1:35 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

Panelists:
Graham Immerman, Vice President of Marketing, MachineMetrics
Peri Subrahmanya
, Product Manager – IoT, Bayer
Craig Sutton, Manager – Advanced Technology, John Deere


2:05 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

2:30 PM

BREAK

2:50 PM

CASE STUDY: THE SMALL GUYS CAN DO IT TOO!

After attending the 3rd Manufacturing Midwest event last year Pioneer Service, Inc., brought some of the IIoT ideas that were being discussed back to her own 40 -person manufacturing floor.

Hear here 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.

3:15 PM

ROUND TABLE: SESSION HELD

4:00 PM

BREAK

4:15 – 5:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR VIRTUAL DRINKS & CLOSE OF DAY 1



Edge to Cloud Track

1:30 PM

CHAIR’S OPENING

Terri Lewis, Founder & Director, PlanetConnected

1:35 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
Ravi Tolani, Director of Digital Connected Products & Services, CNH Industrial
Ben Wald, Founder, Very

2:05 PM

SECURING YOUR DEVICES ON THE EDGE

As your products create data to assist your customers (and you) via IoT enablement, what is needed to defend against ever-evolving cyber risks?
•  Developing security business models to create a full approach for the security component at the edge
•  How edge computing improves security and privacy by keeping sensitive data within the device
•  What edge can do when a device is being attacked - developing a counter measure and remediation tactics during active threat situations
Roderick Kaleho, Director of Security & Risk, Cargill

2:30 PM

BREAK

2:45 PM

CHAIR’S OPENING

Terri Lewis, Founder & Director, PlanetConnected

2:50 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

3:15 PM

CYBERSECURITY ROUND TABLE

Cyber-attacks are inevitable, but that doesn’t 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

4:00 PM

BREAK

4:15 – 5:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR VIRTUAL DRINKS & CLOSE OF DAY 1



Supply Chain Track

1:30 PM

CHAIR’S OPENING

Jim Moorish, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights

1:35 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
Seth McDonald, Senior Director of Digital Operations – Supply Chain Quality, GE Aviation

2:05 PM

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

Join to hear key 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. In addition to addressing technical advice and the benefits thus far, Mike can expand on the following key learnings:
•  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

2:30 PM

BREAK

2:45 PM

CHAIR’S OPENING

Jim Morrish, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights

2:50 PM

BLOCKCHAIN 101

While Blockchain is a bit down the road for most of the industry, it is making itself know with many promises of traceability in the supply chain - when products reach their final destinations, most of the buyers and sellers do not know the true origins of the products, including the ingredients of the goods purchased.

Hear how Nestle is working out the kinks of this technology, how it works, moving from pilot to production, the benefits, and what’s where blockchain can go from here

Alberto Cozer, Senior Global Platforms Manager, Nestle

3:15 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

4:00 PM

BREAK

4:15 – 5:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR VIRTUAL DRINKS & CLOSE OF DAY 1