There are many lessons brought to light by the Covid-19 pandemic when it comes to manufacturing and supply chain management. One of the biggest learnings is that digitalized companies are more nimble and able to adapt to massive market disruptions with more agility and success. In the post-Covid-19 world, you must figure out how to reduce the length of time of pilot programs and scale more quickly to full implementation or risk getting left behind.  We’ve designed this Virtual Event with some of the best practitioners who are ready to show you exactly how to adapt to this rapidly changing climate and stay ahead of the pack.

Prior to Covid-19, adoption of new technologies was extremely slow in manufacturing. In fact, more than 70% of industrial companies are stuck in “pilot purgatory,” with only 29% actively deploying Industry 4.0 technology at scale, according to the 2018 World Economic Forum report on Industry 4.0. Meanwhile, 30% of industrial companies have yet to pilot any digitalization technologies or were just in early stages of conceptual exploration, according to the WEF report.

If your company is uncertain of the cost-to-benefit ratio of digitalization, or you want to see how some of the best companies have digitalized, this event is a must attend.

Our Speakers:

Stephen A. Childs

Stephen A. Childs

Vice President, Global Human Resources & Facilities

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

Trevor Johnson

Trevor Johnson

Engineering Lead for Manufacturing Engineering

Acubed, an Airbus Innovation

Jesper Toubøl

Jesper Toubøl

Vice President of Elements and Moulds

LEGO Group

Trever White

Trever White

Divisional Information Officer, Manufacturing & Engineering Systems

Toyota Motor Corp.

Josef Kriegmair

Josef Kriegmair

Representative Production Turbine Blade / Structure Castings

MTU Aero Engine

Sultan Aziz

Sultan Aziz

Senior Director, Product Supply Strategy Management

Johnson & Johnson

Stephen Mellor

Stephen Mellor

Chief Technology Officer

Industrial Internet Consortium

Sandra Estok

Sandra Estok

Founder

Way2Protect™

Michael Gerlach

Michael Gerlach

Operations Technologies Specialist

3M

Sama Mbang

Sama Mbang

Digitalisation & Simulation Manufacturing Manager

Daimler Merceds Benz

Hicham Wazni

Hicham Wazni

Corporate Director of Manufacturing Intelligence and Smart Manufacturing

Arconic

Paul Savill

Paul Savill

Senior Vice President, Core Network & Technology Solutions

CenturyLink

Sam Chance

Sam Chance

Principal Consultant

Cambridge Semantics

Reid Paquin

Reid Paquin

Research Director

IDC Manufacturing Insight

Howard Heppelmann

Howard Heppelmann

Divisional Vice President & GM

PTC

Matt Heying

Matt Heying

VP of Product

Vertex Software

Cristina Farris

Cristina Farris

Industry Marketing Manager

Kronos

Galahad Dong

Galahad Dong

Director, HR Systems and Total Rewards

Simpson Strong-Tie

Ryan Spurr

Ryan Spurr

Manufacturing Strategy and Business Development Director

Connection

Ian Bone

Ian Bone

Industrial Engineering Manager

Broadcom Limited

Agenda

Tuesday 4th

12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

Chair’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm

OPENING KEYNOTE: Busting Out of Pilot Purgatory – Facing the Fear of Implementation

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

RESEARCH: The State of Edge Adoption in Manufacturing

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

PANEL: All Aboard – How to Get All Stakeholders to Understand and Implement Your Long-Term Digitalization Plan

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Keynote Case Study: Signavio

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

Success Story: Value Creation: How to Maintain A Customer Centric Focus Throughout the Digital Transformation

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

Keynote Case Study with Kronos

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm

Fireside Chat: Developing a Data Literate Workforce of the Future to Fully Unleash the Power of Industry 4.0

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

Closing Keynote Case Study

Wednesday 5th

12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

Opening Remarks

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm

Proving the ROI: Selling the Benefits of Industry 4.0 Roll Outs to the C-Suite for Investment

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

KEYNOTE CASE STUDY: Now as Much as Ever - A Digital Transformation Strategy with Impact, Speed and Scale

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

PANEL: Developing an Advanced Analytics Strategy that Optimizes Factory Processes and Productivity

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Pivoting from Hardware-Based Production to Digital for Jet Engine Parts

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

Cyber Crime on the Rise: How to Protect Your Manufacturing Assets and Secrets in the Post-Covid-19 World

3:00 pm - 3:55 pm

Roundtable Discussions in Zoom Rooms

The Virtual Gossip

Amazing Insight

"I received amazing insight into how organizations are managing the culture and change management challenges"


Stephen Childs
VP, Global Human Resources and Facilities
Panasonic Automotive

Valuable Content

"The speakers provided valuable content spanning the entire spectrum of Smart Manufacturing"

Hicham Wazni
Corporate Director of Manufacturing Intelligence and Smart Manufacturing
Arconic

Informative Talks

“Informative talks full of actionable insights. This was a valuable experience which will help us on our connected manufacturing journey”

Eric Wespi
Data Scientist
Boston Scientific

Who Attends the Connected Manufacturing Forum?

Leading Content. Zero Cost. Zero Travel.

Hear Firsthand From Seasoned Innovators, at Zero Cost

Listen to leading experts for an honest, unbiased view of what works now and where the future is headed. Every single session is totally free. This is major value at zero cost.


Get Solutions To Your Most Pressing Problems, Always

Hear from your industry peers about their recent successes, as well as solution providers about the leading tools driving the industry forward. If you can't make all of the sessions, no biggie. Everyone registered gets a copy of the on-demand sessions

Watch From Your Own Home, No OOO Needed

Since the event has multiple sessions, you select the material that makes the most sense for you.  Listen in during the live broadcast, or access the session on demand later—once you register, it’s up to you! Enjoy all the perks of a live event while saving travel budget and PTO days.


A One Of A Kind Community

"The Connected Manufacturing Forum was a well organized and structured event to connect directly to vendors and other companies to share the opportunities and challenges with Industry 4.0.”

- Mike T., VP, HUGHES

Virtual Event 2020

Connecting People, Process, & Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I access the sessions?
You will attend the sessions, meet our partners, and gain access to valuable resources in our online conference center.

Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.

Will the sessions be recorded?
Yes. The sessions will be recorded and available for free for a limited time but you must sign up in advance.

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