May Manufacturing Newsletter

In a recent survey, 83% of respondents cited that they believe smart manufacturing is key to their organization’s future success. They are looking  to drive down costs, enhance efficiency and optimize production by implementing smart technologies.

To support your Industry 4.0 strategy implementation, we’re pleased to share some expert insights from our recent events.


These topics and more will be discussed in more detail at our upcoming Smart Manufacturing Virtual Summits:

  • Smart Manufacturing for Automotive (9 June)
  • IoT & Smart Pharma Summit Europe (14 June)
  • Manufacturing AI & Analytics (14 July)


Register free now

Defining the Strategic Roadmap to Facilitate the Transition Towards Industry 4.0



This discussion will focus on conducting an organizational assessment, demonstrating ROI, driving IT/OT convergence and the role of digital manufacturing in achieving economic, environmental, and social responsibility.



Moderator: Ted Combs, Industry Principal for Consumer Products, Aveva



Alberto Cozer, Senior BRM/FRM Business Process Automation, Nestle

Sandeep Disawal, Sr. Manager, Applied AI and Digital Strategy, Global R&D, PepsiCo

Lothar Lang, Senior Leader Process Control and Automation, Cargill

Jarrod Anderson, Emerging Technology Leader, Archer Daniels Midland

Pedro De Los Santos, PMO Digital Manufacturing, The Kraft Heinz Group

AI Manufacturing: Optimizing Production Processes & Enhancing Data Driven Decision Making



 AI promises to be a game-changer at every level of the value chain for the manufacturing sector, by enabling predictive maintenance, reduced downtime, 24/7 production, improved safety, lower operational costs, greater efficiency, quality control and faster decision making.



This Virtual Roundtable Discussion will explore best practice strategies to identify AI use cases, select appropriate technology and implement at scale.



David Corliss, Former Lead – Industrial Business Analytics and Manager – Data Science Center of Excellence, Stellantis

Christopher Nicholls, Director IT/OT Resiliency & Support, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc 

Anthony Huffman, Director of Data and Integration, Molex

Josef Kriegmair, Representative Production Turbine Blade / Structure Castings, MTU Aero Engines

Kate Arndt, Senior Sales Executive, Vanti Analytics

Smadar David, CEO & Co-Founder, Vanti Analytics

Smart Pharma Manufacturing: The Technology Journey


This presentation will explore the three step journey towards Smart Manufacturing: Defining the Vision, Establishing the Digital Foundation & key technology building blocks, Scaling across Global sites.


Presenter: Adam O’Toole, Director Enterprise Architecture Manufacturing & Engineering, Operations at Novartis

We have a number of upcoming Manufacturing events that will explore these topics and more. Register for these upcoming events now: