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 adaptable to massive market disruptions.

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 the best practitioners who are ready to show you exactly how to adapt to this rapidly changing climate and stay ahead of the pack.

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. Following the live event will be our interactive breakaway virtual roundtables. Have meaningful conversation with your peers in smaller breakaway sessions to dive deeper into session topics.

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

Michal Wierzchowski

Michal Wierzchowski

Sr. Director Operations Solution

Jabil

Jon Lang

Jon Lang

Research Manager

IDC

Briana Wolf

Briana Wolf

Consultant

Braincube

Paul Trelc

Paul Trelc

Operations Manager

Braincube

Benjamin Randall

Benjamin Randall

Key Account Developer

Braincube

Becky Brown

Becky Brown

Global Product Marketing Director

Braincube

Check out the Agenda:

    Full Agenda

  • 12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

    Ryan Spurr, Manufacturing Strategy and Business Development Director, Connection

  • 12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

    12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

    Trevor Johnson, Engineering Lead for Manufacturing Engineering, Acubed, an Airbus Innovation

    As the Engineering Lead for Manufacturing Engineering within Airbus’ Silicon Valley-based Innovation Center, Acubed, Trevor Johnson will bring all his experience to bear on why so many companies get stuck in pilot purgatory, in some cases for years, and how you can avoid it. These bottlenecks are preventing manufacturers from realizing any real digitalization benefits and lead to stagnation of the existing toolset. Find out:


    ·        What these pilot bottlenecks are that cause companies to get stuck in pilot purgatory

    ·        The elements and benefits of proper pilot planning and goal setting to improve stakeholder accountability and accelerate success

    ·        How you can gain a competitive edge by identifying the positive markers that your product is ready to scale up to full implementation

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  • 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

    Paul Savill, Senior Vice President, Core Network & Technology Solutions, CenturyLink
    Reid Paquin, Research Director, IDC Manufacturing Insight

  • 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    Sama Mbang, Digitalisation & Simulation Manufacturing Manager, Daimler Merceds Benz
    Michael Gerlach, Operations Technologies Specialist, 3M
    Matt Heying, VP of Product, Vertex Software
    Ryan Spurr, Manufacturing Strategy and Business Development Director, Connection

    Although many acknowledge the three vital steps of any digitalization plan are the right organizational structure, skilled people and teams and then innovative technologies, too often the first two steps are skipped. It’s easy to get distracted by the cool new applications and technologies, but if your company is not ready to adopt them you can waste a lot of time and money, and end up in dreaded pilot purgatory. This panel of experts will: 


    • Share some of their pain points and lessons learned on their digitalization journey

    • Outline what departments and people should be involved in planning a successful digital transformation

    • Discuss strategies and tactics for getting all stakeholders to buy into the visions and plan – from c-suite to factory floor (or vice versa)

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  • 1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

    1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

    Michal Wierzchowski, Sr. Director Operations Solution, Jabil

    As a contract manufacturer, Jabil strives to be the most technologically-advanced and trusted manufacturing solutions provider. To be able to drive this vision, we are focusing on our processes to prioritize customer needs and expectations. During the presentation you will get more insight into Jabil - who we are; integrating iBPM in our strategy & operating system; iBPM strategy and architecture; the first 15 Months; the overall roadmap and Jabil iBPM, Signavio In use.

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  • 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

    2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

    Sultan Aziz, Senior Director, Product Supply Strategy Management, Johnson & Johnson

    After initially focusing for three years on digitalizing its factories, American multinational Johnson & Johnson, with annual revenue of $81.6 billion is currently looking more broadly at end-to-end transformation. This new focus includes external customers, vendors and consumers by scaling its closed-loop process management. As a supply chain management expert, Sultan will explain how a customer-centric focus will help you:


    • Ensure value-creation and process improvement remain central to your strategic plan and execution.

    • Continuously create value – vertically and horizontally -- at every stage of you process transformation

    • Keep your eye on the prize to ensure new technologies adopted are more than dazzling and actually add value 

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  • 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm

    2:30 pm - 2:50 pm

    Cristina Farris, Industry Marketing Manager, Kronos
    Galahad Dong, Director, HR Systems and Total Rewards, Simpson Strong-Tie

    Discover some of the reasons why Simpson Manufacturing, an engineering firm and building materials producer, decided to utilize the latest workforce technology to prepare for the future of work and how they are leveraging Kronos technology to help adapt to the unexpected as well.

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  • 2:50 pm - 3:20 pm

    2:50 pm - 3:20 pm

    Stephen A. Childs, Vice President, Global Human Resources & Facilities, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

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

    Data literacy will become a ubiquitous skill set that employees at most levels of a manufacturing organization will have to learn in order to fully support digital transformation. Stephen will navigate the audience through the most important data literacy skills that are table stakes today, and those that will raise the ante in the future:  


    • How will workforce data literacy requirements change pre- and post- digital transformation?

    • What data analytics skills does the workforce of the future demand? Are you ready?

    • What are best practices to upskill your workforce to unleash the power of your data?

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    Full Agenda

  • 12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

  • 12:10 pm - 12:40 pm

    12:10 pm - 12:40 pm

    Jesper Toubøl, Vice President of Elements and Moulds, LEGO Group

    While top executives intrinsically know digitalization will improve processes, reduce costs and ultimately increase revenue, many have been loath to invest in it heavily, pressing their teams for fast ROI and immediate hard benefits. The Covid-19 pandemic is changing all that and challenging the long-held strategies and processes that will no longer work.


    But how do you measure opportunities lost from failure to move quickly enough as competitors eclipse you? Will you ever be able to catch up? Passionate about this topic, Jesper will share his considerable Industry 4.0 experience on convincing the c-suite to bolster investment by:


    • Putting on your sales hat to convince executives of the intangibles such as competitive-edge erosion and fear of obsolescence

    • Using your pilot programs intelligently to achieve significant wins in key areas of your operation that are important to executive management

    • Clearly outlining the deliverables and milestones you should hit that will convince the c-suite to finance full implementation

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  • 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

    Howard Heppelmann, Divisional Vice President & GM, PTC

    There has never been a greater challenge imposed upon manufacturing and supply chains around the world than today. These disruptions are having dramatic effects on corporate leaders who are responsible for organizational strategies focused on value and optimized revenue. We know normal operations have changed, but how do you determine which initiatives will have the greatest impact on optimal asset utilization and how do you operationalize digital transformations at scale?


    Key Takeaways:

    • Gain insight on how customers can unlock value creation using impact, speed and scale

    • Create a prescriptive framework to enable business goals, boost productivity and increase business resilience and agility

    • Learn how PTC and the PTC partner ecosystem can jointly drive the execution and enablement of digital transformation


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  • 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

    Trever White, Divisional Information Officer, Manufacturing & Engineering Systems, Toyota Motor Corp.
    Ian Bone, Industrial Engineering Manager, Broadcom Limited
    Hicham Wazni, Corporate Director of Manufacturing Intelligence and Smart Manufacturing, Arconic
    Sam Chance, Principal Consultant, Cambridge Semantics

    One of the byproducts of digitalization is the deluge of Big Data, which many manufacturers have not yet figured out how to harness and optimize. But the data is key and with the right analytics strategy will enable companies to convert data into operational insights.

    Our phone research identified these companies as leaders in advanced analytics. This panel of manufacturing experts is custom-made to help you:  


    - Understand the importance of developing an advanced analytics strategy and what its components should be

    - Identify best practices to enable continuous processes improvements based on actionable insights and pattern recognition

    - Move from real-time analytics to predictive -- and prescriptive -- analytics to improve processes and productivity  

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  • 1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

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

    In this case study, Josef will share how MTU Aero Engines achieved flexibility and agility in production processes, increased productivity and reduced costs and overall risk. He will walk us through the vision of the plan, the organizational change it required, the enabling technologies used, the architecture and blueprint for success, and the results of implementation.

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  • 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

    Sandra Estok, Founder, Way2Protect™
    Stephen Mellor, Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium

    IIoT, the Cloud, and the use of wireless devices and technologies in today’s smart factories can leave manufacturers vulnerable to cyber espionage and cyber criminals that want to disrupt your business success for their financial gain. In this session our experts will share:

    • The types of cyber risks and cybercrime manufacturers face today, which has only accelerated during the Covid-19 crisis

    • Identify where there is weakness in your cybersecurity plan and where and how you should “plug up the holes” 

    • How to stay ahead of cyber criminals and their new techniques by engaging your people at all levels to protect what matters most to your smart factories.  

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  • 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm

    3:00 pm - 3:55 pm

    (each attendee can participate in TWO 30-minute roundtable sessions)


    3:00-3:30 pm

    • What Value Can Digital Twins Bring to Your Organization? - Moderators: Benjamin Randall and Becky Brown, Braincube 

    • Cybersecurity: Incorporating it Into your Industry 4.0 Strategy – Moderator: Stephen Mellor, Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium

    • Digital Assistant for Remote Inspection and Quality Control – Moderator: Sultan Aziz, Senior Director, Product Supply Strategy Management, Johnson & Johnson 



    3:30-4:00 pm

    • Transforming Big Data into Actionable Insights – Moderators: Paul Trelc and Briana Wolf, Braincube

    • Cybersecurity: Incorporating it Into your Industry 4.0 Strategy – Moderator: Sandra Estok, Founder, Way2Protect

    • Exploring Edge Computing to Reduce Latency and Costs – Moderator: Jon Lang, Research Manager, Worldwide IT/OT  

      Convergence Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insight


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Word On The Street

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

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