Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
October 1-3rd, 2017

Digital Manufacturing

The digital revolution is now breaking into manufacturing and is set to change the nature of manufacturing itself. Many industry experts have agreed that digital manufacturing will transform the whole value chain, therefore, becoming a priority for many manufacturing leaders. This track was designed to offer  fresh perspectives on the opportunities and challenges that come along with implementation, costs and  transitions to a digital operation. 

  • Leveraging IoT for Real -Time RCCA Events
  • Connectivity in The Field - Costs & Feasibility on Product IoT
  • Roadblocks to Achieving 4.0

Keynote Presentations

Operationalizing Digital Manufacturing

SPEAKERS

Jon Sobel
CEO, Sight Machine

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Operationalizing Digital Manufacturing

By 2022 Smart factories will deliver an estimated $500B in value and a 7x increase in overall productivity. What can manufacturing leaders do today to ensure short-term investments support the capabilities required for near and long-term Digital Manufacturing success?

Key Take-Aways 

  • How can companies identify their current level of Digital Readiness?
  • What use cases become available as a company increases their Digital Readiness?
  • What pitfalls threaten successful Digital Manufacturing implementations?
  • What has Sight Machine learned from working with the world's most advanced Digital Manufacturers?
Building Smarter Manufacturing With The Internet of Things

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Stephen Engel
Senior Vice President, Practice Lead, Hitachi Consulting

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Building Smarter Manufacturing With The Internet of Things

Are you pleased with your current margins?  Does your revenue grow by single digits?  Is 2017 another year of “trimming costs” to be more efficient with the result being mediocre at best?
Hitachi has 100+ years of manufacturing experience.  Today, convergence of operational technology and information technology enables manufacturers to be more efficient, agile, and profitable.   Learn how Hitachi has employed IoT and Advanced Analytics to solve internal manufacturing challenges and address customer pain points, to realize real operational savings.
Key Take-Aways 
  • Where is manufacturing headed? IoT will fundamentally change how products are invented, manufactured, shipped and sold
  • With IoT, IP networks and analytics, manufacturers can become more efficient, improve worker safety and offer new business models
  • IoT will help manufacturers improve resource efficiency, safety and return on assets
  • Manufacturers that master this new dynamic will have a variety of new opportunities for revenue growth and cost savings
 

 

Breakout Presentations

Cognitive Manufacturing and Supply Chain

SPEAKERS

Binny Samuel
Offering Leader, Internet of Things, IBM

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Cognitive Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Are you ready for Industry 4.0? Manufacturing leaders are under constant pressure to improve plant efficiency despite rising component and raw materials costs, shrinking margins, and increased competition. We want you to succeed in the digital disruption era. Harness the power of your data and apply artificial intelligence to your operations and supply chain. One of our clients doubled production output without doubling their production assets.  See how cognitive manufacturing can improve productivity and decision-making for your factory.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Understand how Internet of Things, analytics and machine learning technologies are transforming operations 
  • Discover the top applications for Cognitive/AI in Manufacturing- including intelligent assets, cognitive processes, and smarter resources.
  • Learn how to get started in applying AI to your operations and supply chain
Smart Manufacturing: Connect your Machines to Significantly Improve Machine Efficiency

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Kevin Terwilliger
IoT Solutions Director, Dell

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Smart Manufacturing: Connect your Machines to Significantly Improve Machine Efficiency

Manufacturers face disruption in this digital world. A desire to compete is a prime reason why IDC finds that 75% of industrial manufacturers have technology initiatives driven by digital transformation. At Dell, we understand the challenges faced by manufacturers because we are one, and offer an expansive portfolio of solutions from Industrial PCs to Rugged Tablets which address these top needs.  In this session we will cover real deployments where we are enabling manufactures (including ourselves) to achieve digital transformation with our broad industrial solutions.

  • Key use cases to start your digital transformation journey with
  • Achieving digital transformation in your operations with flexible infrastructure
  • The importance of Edge analytics to future proof your IoT/Automation deployments
  • How to scale faster and safer with the right security and manageability strategy
BUILDING BLOCKS TO A CONNECTED REAL-TIME DIGITAL ENTERPRISE

SPEAKERS

Conrad Leiva
VP Product Strategy and Alliances, iBASEt Inc.

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BUILDING BLOCKS TO A CONNECTED REAL-TIME DIGITAL ENTERPRISE

Integrated manufacturing processes enabled by the model-based enterprise (MBE) leverage 3D models throughout the product lifecycle into a “digital thread”. Technologies including IIoT connected equipment, optimized 3D illustrated instructions, automated inspection, augmented reality, and advanced analytics are converging into a new platform to achieve revolutionary new levels of productivity. 

 
Key Take-Aways
  • Goals of a Digital Thread in the Real-Time Digital Enterprise 
  • What does the Digital Thread look like today? 
  • How do we put building blocks in place for increased digital connectivity?
  • Expected Benefits from realizing a true Digital Thread for the entire product lifecycle 
GET MORE FROM YOUR PLANT FLOOR

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Jeffrey Price
Executive Vice President, 5ME

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GET MORE FROM YOUR PLANT FLOOR

The emergence of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is bringing to market technologies that are fundamentally transforming the world of manufacturing. Asset Connectivity, Data Extraction, and Data Manipulation are no longer technical barriers to achieving Smart Manufacturing. Is your organization educated, aligned, and structured to leverage these technologies and reap their benefits? Learn why deploying a Smart Manufacturing platform is easier than ever.

Key Take-Aways

  •  Connectivity Layers and Strategies – Edge, FOG, Cloud
  •  Communication Protocol Standardization
  •  Begin with the End in Mind: What’s the problem you’re trying to solve?
  •  Which Data is Right for You? - Define Your Use Cases
  •  Driving Transparency Across the Enterprise – Integrating with Business Systems
The Case for Data-Driven Manufacturing

SPEAKERS

David McPhail
CEO & President, MEMEX Inc.

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The Case for Data-Driven Manufacturing

From a technical standpoint, the concept of Data-Driven Manufacturing is simple: use data that is automatically collected in real time from manufacturing equipment and use that information to monitor and manage plant operations. From a business point of view, Data-Driven Manufacturing offers a complex offering of benefits and advantages.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn about the value proposition behind Data-Driven Manufacturing
  • Hear why experts say Data-Driven Manufacturing is shifting from a competitive advantage to a must-have capability
  • Note the efficiency improvements achieved by companies that adopted Data-Driven Manufacturing practices
  • Comprehend how Data-Driven Manufacturing helps tighten supply chain integration
Manufacture to Profit. The Financial Thread (Engine) of the Digital Enterprise

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John Jackie
VP of Sales and Marketing, Alta Via Consulting

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Manufacture to Profit. The Financial Thread (Engine) of the Digital Enterprise

The age of the digital financial enterprise is here. Every part of the business relies on finance for decision making and understanding, in terms of reporting, compliance, and predictive analytics.  Finance is the key to delivering understanding on what businesses should do versus what business and engineering wants to do.

“In this new information age, the financial thread binds it all together.”

Enabling your business to react and respond before getting BLINDSIDED.

Key Take-Aways

  • The value of a unified reporting tool and financial models enabling fast top level decisions and the ability to drill down to highly specific plants
  • How the digital enterprise has changed the landscape and how you can gain a competitive advantage.
  • Connect disparate systems as well as allowing the rapid development of predictive analytics
Connecting Machines and Your people - Using IIoT to Make Your Factory

SPEAKERS

Paul Hogendoorn
President, Freepoint Tecnologies Inc.

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Connecting Machines and Your people - Using IIoT to Make Your Factory

FreePoint is making the factory floor "millennial ready" by connecting all value adding machines and processes to the cloud without modification, regardless of the machine type, brand or age, and then making the work accomplished visible to both management and workers in real time, in effect gamifying the work.
Measuring the performance of your machines is only a small part of the objective - having the data affect positive change is the key, and that is best accomplished by better engaging your people.
Key Take-Aways
  • Every value adding machine or process can be connected to the cloud easily with FreePoint, - not just new machines or expensive machines, but older machines and manual processes too. Usually within an hour
  • Younger workers require feedback and visualization of goals and results accomplished. Visualization of work accomplished is key to engagement and motivation
  • FreePoint's patent pending technology makes it easy to gamify any process
  • Gamification can improve productivity by as much as 35%
  • The value added metrics used for engagement can be plugged into ERPs and other systems

 

From P&L to Artificial Intelligence

SPEAKERS

Maya Gal
Co-Founder, Okapi

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Iris Tsidon
Co-Founder, Okapi

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From P&L to Artificial Intelligence

Experience Artificial Intelligence for Operational Excellence in this hands-on workshop. We have transformed a real-life business challenge into an interactive game. Get ahead of the curve, and experience for yourself how cutting-edge technologies are transforming the way people manage their businesses.

Key Take-Aways

  • Key concepts in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Collective Intelligence
  • Real-life example of how they can be implemented to improve Operational Excellence
  • Key Performance Indicators and Business Notification samples
  • Have fun while learning about innovative technologies
PINpoint V5 MES

SPEAKERS

Jarda Smrz
General Manager, PINpoint Information Systems Inc.

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PINpoint V5 MES

Are you achieving your manufacturing goals?  Have you attempted to implement software solutions that ultimately provided you with an ocean of data without a grain of useful information?  PINpoint Information Systems has been providing real time actionable metrics to our customers for 20+ years.  Learn about a common sense approach to manufacturing execution designed from the ground up to solve your manufacturing challenges.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Establish a goal oriented culture throughout all levels of your facility.
  • Account for every second of every station to establish real time metrics and long term trends.
  • Recreate any point in time to evaluate circumstances surrounding the exact time you deviated from your plan.
  • Rigid is good but flexible is necessary – this is the real world after all!
  • Measure the effectiveness of management decisions and capital investments
SHIPBUILDING APPLICATIONS OF 3D LASER SCANNING

SPEAKERS

Thomas A. Schubert
Chief Engineering Officer, Gibbs & Cox, Inc.

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SHIPBUILDING APPLICATIONS OF 3D LASER SCANNING

3D Scanning technology is affordable and widely applicable within complex manufacturing environments.  In this presentation, Gibbs & Cox, Inc. will illustrate applications of this technology in the shipbuilding environment to resolve design issues discovered during construction, monitor construction physical progress, and ensure consistency between the 3D design model and the as-built configuration. 

Key Take-Aways

  •  Understand the state of the market for precision 3D laser scanning hardware and software
  •  Understand how scan data can be integrated with other 3D design information 
  •  Learn the potential of scan data in resolving interferences or other design issues during construction of complex systems
  •  Learn how scan data can be used to document construction physical progress to support EVM or other measures
  •  Learn how scan data can be used to ensure consistency between the 3D design model and the as-built configuration