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Cost reduction, production optimization and labor efficiencies through Industry 4.0 and smart technology

26 October 2021   |  Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop, Chicago, IL

Industry 4.0 has continued to disrupt the manufacturing industry at a rapid pace with many organisations progressing through their smart technology and automation journeys. Whilst some manufacturers are at the early stages of their journey and evaluating their business, others have identified appropriate solutions and now at the point where they are selecting vendors, implementing and integrating new technologies and scaling throughout the organization.

 

The benefits of technology is clear; with many manufacturers already realizing that robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and collaborative automation can drive productivity & efficiency gains whilst at the same time reduce costs and overheads, minimize risks and maintain safe operations.

 

Utilizing technology as a solution can certainly drive value, but the challenge then lies in the ability to build the business case, secure funding, develop an effective smart manufacturing and automation strategy, lead change, up-skill staff, select technology and prove ROI by defining clear metrics to measure success.

Learn From Our Smart Manufacturing & Automation Specialists Including

Hicham Wazni, Global Director, Continuous Improvement and Smart Manufacturing, Howmet Aerospace

Swamy Prasad VARANASI, Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Cummins

Anthony Huffman, Director of Data & Integration, Molex

Leonel Leal, Director, Independent Consultant

Paul Griswold, Chief Product Officer, Honeywell Connected Enterprise – Cybersecurity

Chavis Ferguson, Vice President of Operations, Coast Packing Company

Sourabh Banerjee, Product Marketing Manager, Software & Systems, SICK, Inc.

John Harrington, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, HighByte

Willem Sundblad, co-founder and CEO, Oden Technologies

Salim Dabbous, Director, Sensor & Safety Integration, SICK, Inc.

Brett Knittle, Robotics & Automation Specialist – Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Hillrom

Robert Martens, Global Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Core Technology, Nexteer Automotive

Joseph Myers, Head of Quality, Waupaca

Tomas Norbut, Manager IoT Infrastructure and Manufacturing Networks, Trelleborg

This event will provide you with the necessary tools to:

  • Redefine business strategy and develop a technology driven business model#
  • Establish a smart manufacturing and automation strategy
  • Determine what level of automation is applicable and select the right technology to support it
  • Achieve new levels of productivity, performance, flexibility, efficiency and quality through automation
  • Reduce overheads, operating and capital costs to increase profitability
  • Instil a culture of innovation, manage change and successfully transition the workforce into the digital era
  • Exploit IoT, Advanced Analytics, AI and ML technology to achieve business drivers

Smart Manufacturing & Automation - Agenda

Tuesday 26 October 2021

 

07:30 Registration and morning coffee

 

07:55 Opening Remarks from AMG World

 

08:00 – 09:00 Digital transformation for industry 4.0: Bringing the smart factory vision to life

Presenter:

Hicham Wazni, Global Director, Continuous Improvement and Smart Manufacturing, Howmet Aerospace

 

 

08:30 Workforce of the future: Bridging the skills gap and managing the impacts driven by advanced manufacturing

Presenters:

Robert Martens, Global Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Core Technology, Nexteer Automotive

 

 

09:00 Reducing Industrial Cybersecurity Risk with Early Threat Detection & Incident Response 

Presenters:
Paul Griswold, Chief Product Officer, Honeywell Connected Enterprise – Cybersecurity

 

 

09:30 NETWORKING / 1-2-1 MEETING SESSION 1
09:50 NETWORKING / 1-2-1 MEETING SESSION 2

 

 

10:10 Roundtable Discussions

 

Creating and developing your Smart Manufacturing Roadmap

Facilitator: Leonel Leal, Independent Consultant

 

Standardization, centralization, and lean manufacturing: Driving consistency across the entire organization

Facilitator: Chavis Ferguson, Vice President of Operations, Coast Packing Company

 

11:10 NETWORKING / 1-2-1 MEETING SESSION 3

 

11:30 Roundtable Discussions

 

Leveraging IoT enabled machines and cloud data to coordinate manufacturing operations across multiple sites

Facilitator: Hicham Wazni, Global Director, Continuous Improvement and Smart Manufacturing, Howmet Aerospace

 

Data accessibility and information usability: Curating, delivering and governing data effectively

Facilitator: John Harrington, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, HighByte

 

Leveraging smart technology to reduce overheads, operating and capital costs to increase profitability

Facilitator: Swamy Prasad VARANASI, Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Cummins

 

12:30 Manufacturing on the Edge

 

Presenters:

Salim Dabbous, Director, Sensor & Safety Integration, SICK, Inc.
Sourabh Banerjee, Product Marketing Manager, Software & Systems, SICK, Inc.

 

 

13:00 LUNCH AND NETWORKING / 1-2-1 MEETING SESSION 4

 

14:00 Intelligent Industrial Automation: How Manufacturers Can Launch Their Industrial IoT, AI, and Machine Learning Journey

Presenter:

Willem Sundblad, Co-founder and CEO, Oden Technologies

 

 

14:30 Roundtable Discussions:

 

 

Re-justifying investments and proving payback in times of disruption: Building the business case, demonstrating ROI, gaining buy-in and securing funding

Facilitator: Tomas Norbut, Manager, IoT Infrastructure and Manufacturing Network, Trelleborg Group

 

IIoT: Reactive and proactive approaches to critical machine monitoring

Facilitator: Robert Martens, Global Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Core Technology, Nexteer Automotive

 

 

Operational Excellence: Smart technology to enhance business outcomes

Facilitator: Brett Knittle, Robotics & Automation Specialist – Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Hillrom

 

 

15:30 TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATIONS: QUICKFIRE TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS

 

16:15 Roundtable Discussions:

 

Strategies to ensure the efficient integration and harmonization of platforms and Data & Analytics Systems

Facilitator: Anthony Huffman, Director of Data & Integration, Molex

 

How to Use Data to Make Decisions

Salim Dabbous, Director, Sensor & Safety Integration, SICK, Inc.
Sourabh Banerjee, Product Marketing Manager, Software & Systems, SICK, Inc.

 

Overcoming the barriers associated with smart manufacturing: Understanding how to effectively introduce and implement new technologies into the business

Facilitator: Joseph M Myers, head of Quality, Waupaca

 

17:15 Navigating challenging times and on-going disruption through Automation, Technology and Digitalization

Panellists include:
Hicham Wazni, Global Director, Continuous Improvement and Smart Manufacturing, Howmet Aerospace
Tomas Norbut, Manager, IoT Infrastructure and Manufacturing Network, Trelleborg Group
Joseph M Myers, Head of Quality, Waupaca

 

 

18:00 Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair

 

 

18:05 Drinks Reception

Who Should Attend:

Smart Manufacturing & Automation 2021 is designed for VP’s, Directors, Heads and Managers from:

 

  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Technology
  • Industrial Strategy
  • Operations
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • IT
  • Data, AI & ML
  • Plant Management & Operations

Our sponsors include technology, service & solution providers specializing in:

 

  • IoT Platforms
  • Location Detection Technologies
  • Advanced Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Cyber Security, Authentication and Fraud Detection
  • 3D Printing
  • Smart Sensors
  • Big Data & Analytics, AI and Machine Learning
  • Augmented Reality & Wearables
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Devices
  • Integrators

Sponsored by:

*Complimentary passes are only available to manufacturing organizations. Individuals from suppliers or solution providers do not qualify. Approval of guest passes is subject to AMG World’s terms and conditions. Email info@amg-world.co.uk for more information.