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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - CENTRAL TIME

9:00 AM

CHAIRS REMARKS & MARKET SURVEY RESULTS

Recently, the Internet of Business and Transforma Insights undertook primary market research into the adoption of IoT in a range of industries. This is the first time that the results will be presented, and Jim will be examining what’s hot (and what’s not) in the world of IoT from an end user perspective. Results include sectoral analyses of solutions, motivations and responsibility for deployment, and what is holding the market back.

Jim Morrish, Partner, Transforma Insights

9:15 AM

CULTURAL DRIVERS FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATON

Business is changing at an unprecedented rate, largely driven by digital transformation, Industry 4.0, and an evolving work environment. Transformation efforts only work when organizations get the culture right, and business success goes hand-in-hand with employee engagement and satisfaction. To find success in this digital age, organizations must put greater emphasis on the employee experience - because people are an organization's greatest asset.

Join us for a conversation on employee engagement and workplace culture and learn how to create an environment conducive to digital transformation, where employees are inspired and empowered to innovate.

Kate Maxwell, Engineering Director, Raytheon Technologies

9:35 AM

PANEL: DISCUSSING AR & VR TECHNOLOGIES ON THE PLANT FLOOR

With Industry 4.0 in full effect, factory floors never stop running and every second counts. Because of this, assistive technologies are emerging at a rapid pace, with many companies seeing the benefits already in worker performance, machine inspection and maintenance, product design, safety etc.
In this panel, discover how: •  Different types of AR & VR technologies are being implemented and used.
•  The benefits and challenges of using these technologies in manufacturing facilities.
•  What data can be collected and where it can be stored.
•  How to break down data integrity and governance.

Moderator:
Joseph Etris, Partner, Execution Partners

Panelists:
Shelley Peterson, Emerging Technology Lead, Lockheed Martin
Marc Schuetz, VP, Augmented Reality Product Management, PTC
Peri Subrahmanya, Product Manager – IoT, Bayer
Amy Wysowaty, Director of Connected Solutions, Verizon Solutions

10:05 AM

BREAK

10:25 AM

BUILDING AN AGILE SUPPLY CHAIN: RESPONDING TO UNEXPECTED CHALLENGES

In the face of Covid-19, the performance and capabilities of the current Supply Chain has come under scrutiny. Join this expert in managing a global manufacturer’s supply chain to understand the role in new technologies in how you respond to unprecedented challenges and recover customer experiences.

Dive into how data, cloud technologies and more support your tracking and ability to reach your customer base.

Chetan Polavaram, Director - Global Innovation - Equipment, Digital & Supply Chain, The Coca-Cola Company

10:45 AM

INNOVATION DEN

Listen and vote on whether you would invest in this product.

Cliff Tironi, Managing Partner, Thinaer

11:00 AM

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

11:20 AM

SESSION WRAP-UP + SPEAKER Q&A

Jim Morrish, Partner, Transforma Insights (Moderator)
Chetan Polavaram, Director - Global Innovation - Equipment, Digital & Supply Chain, The Coca-Cola Company
Cliff Tironi, Managing Partner, Thinaer
Matt Wong, Director of Product Strategy – Fuse Technologies, AGCO

11:40 AM

BREAK



12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

THREE TRACKS OF CONTENT

Business Strategies Track

12:00 PM

AR FOR MANUFACTURING: A POWERFUL FORCE FOR FRONTLINE OPERATIONS

The future of work is transforming. As technology, demographics, and economic climates shift, manufacturers must innovate in order to stay competitive. They must find ways to be more agile, with the ability to reconfigure processes, people and technology to create value.

Industrial manufacturers across the globe have embraced augmented reality (AR) to empower their employees and optimize their most critical, complex, and high-impact workflows. AR is rapidly emerging as a powerful tool for accelerating how front-line workers learn and conduct their work - even in the face of a retiring workforce, increases product complexity and the immediacy of customer demands.

Join us to learn how AR creates a powerful force for manufacturing productivity improvement, workforce agility and operational efficiency in a series of areas:
•  Expert Collaboration and Remote Support
•  Worker Training and Instruction
•  Capturing and Optimizing Critical Workflows

Marc Schuetz, VP, Augmented Reality Product Management, PTC

12:20 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

SESSION WRAP-UP + SPEAKER Q&A

Chair:
Haresh Malkani
, Chief Technology Officer, CESMII (Moderator)


Session Speakers:
Brian Laughlin
, Technical Fellow, Boeing

Marc Schuetz, VP, Augmented Reality Product Management, PTC

1:00 PM

BREAK FOR LUNCH

2:00 PM

LEVERAGING & 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 acquire tested teachings in:
•  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

Edge to Cloud Track

12:00 PM

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

12:20 PM

THE IT/OT CONVERGENCE: MORE THAN TECHNOLOGY

Full session outline to follow.

Robert Joseph, former Director of Industrial Strategy for Industry 4.0, Stanley Black & Decker

12:40 PM

SESSION WRAP-UP + SPEAKER Q&A

Chair:
Dean L. Bartles
, President and Chief Executive Officer, NCDMM — National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (Moderator)


Session Speakers:
Alex Duncan
, Director of Connected Solutions, Verizon

Robert Joseph, former Director of Industrial Strategy for Industry 4.0, Stanley Black & Decker

1:00 PM

BREAK FOR LUNCH

2:00 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

Supply Chain Track

12:00 PM

WHAT WE KEEP RELEARNING ABOUT OUR SUPPLY CHAINS

COVID-19 has exposed the supply chain in ways that we have not seen in a lifetime. The flow of people, trade and capital have been slowed as both supply and demand have been disrupted. Traditional approaches like lean manufacturing and globalization are now being questioned as business leaders wonder whether global supply chains have been stretched too far and lack necessary redundancy and ‘slack’. Technology is now poised to make an even greater impact on the supply chain than before COVID-19. In this session, we will explore some of the opportunities that now present to the supply chain and how organizations should think about preparing for disruptions more broadly.

Simon Ellis, Program Vice President, IDC

12:20 PM

WHAT’S STOPPING YOU & YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN? 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 off 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

12:40 PM

SESSION WRAP-UP + SPEAKER Q&A

Chair:
Gayle Brim
, Managing Director,

Session Speakers:
Simon Ellis, Program Vice President, IDC
Jennifer Weiss, Continuous Improvement Manager, McCain Foods

1:00 PM

BREAK FOR LUNCH

2:00 PM

LEVERAGING LoRaWAN FOR PERFORMANCE IN THE PRESENT & POST-PANDEMIC SUPPLY CHAIN

Asset tracking solutions as part of Supply Chain Management are subject to criteria that can ensure a reliable and efficient track and trace of any asset; trust between players at every step of the chain, smooth intercontinental and interregional connectivity, and seamless coverage to enable the connected warehouse where pallets and parcels are tagged.

LoRaWAN® responds to these demands thanks to:
•  being a Low Power, Wide Area technology (LPWA)
•  offering competitive cost with the capability of handling extremely high device density at a given site
•  the ability to build solutions fast and easily, both indoor and outdoor, on either public or private networks

In this session, panelists from LoRa Alliance® member companies will illustrate how they leverage LoRaWAN in a variety of supply chain and retail solutions to improve performance, increase cost savings, and, especially in the COVID-19 context, reduce risk of stock shortage in retail stores.

Moderator:
Pierre Gelpi, Smart Logistics Chair, LoRa Alliance, and Director of LoRa Business Development, Semtech (M)

Panelists:
Karen Tilson, Vice President of Business Development, Senet
Josh Cox, CEO, Oxit
Jatin Talreja, CEO, Viaanix



CLOSING SESSIONS

2:30 PM

CYBER SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT (SCRM) & ITS IMPACT ON INFORMATION & OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (IT/OT)

In a growing interdependent marketplace, it is nearly impossible to develop every part or component in house. Electronics are nearly entirely manufactured offshore. Concerns have risen about the trust worthiness of electronics that may contain extra of 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 systems, subtractive or additive manufacturing, are now concerned that the products they are producing are affected by Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM).
This talk will cover:
•  Recent Cyber Supply Chain Attacks
•  NISTIR 8276, Key Practices in Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management: Observations from Industry
•  NIST SP 800-161, Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations
•  How does this impact IT/OT?

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

2:50 PM

DIGITAL THREAD IN THE ENGINEERING & DESIGN

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

3:10 PM

SPEAKER Q&A SESSION

Haresh Malkani, Chief Technology Officer, CESMII (Moderator)
Omar El-Abed, Senior Manager of Manufacturing Quality, GE Appliances
Dave Leone, Director of Engineering – Dimensional Control, GE Appliances
Kelly Knepley, Chief Information Officer, DexKo

3:25 PM

BREAK

3:45 PM

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 Morrish, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights (Moderator)
Ravi Tolani, Director of Digital Connected Products & Services, CNH Industrial
Sai Yamanoor, IoT R&D Applications Engineer, Praxair
Tyson King, VP of Sales, North America, Altizon

4:15 PM

INTRODUCTION TO THE KABBALAH OF BLOCKCHAIN: HOW TO UNLOCK ITS TRUE POTENTIAL

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 Blockchain use cases and applications for supply chain and manufacturing

Alberto Cozer
, Senior Global Platforms Manager, Nestle

4:35 PM

SPEAKER Q&A AND CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS

Chair:
Jim Morrish, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights

Speaker:
Alberto Cozer, Senior Global Platforms Manager, Nestle
Kelly Knepley, Chief Information Officer, DexKo

4:50 PM

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