SME Seminar - Smart Manufacturing: The Digital Transformation

Digitization of manufacturing impacts every aspect of your operations and supply chain. Attend this one-day event and hear from the experts how smart manufacturing technologies connect design, planning, production and distribution to drive process improvements, reduce operational costs and increase efficiencies.

May 24, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NextEnergy
461 Burroughs St.
Detroit, MI 48202

Why Attend?

  • Learn how industrial IoT optimizes resources throughout the enterprise and reduces production costs
  • Learn how big data and analytics change the way manufacturers work
  • Hear from experts how IIoT strategies and technologies will deliver enterprise transformation and value

 

Event Agenda

8:30 am-8:40 am
Welcome & Introductions
John Fleming, Retired, Ford Motor Company

8:45 am-9:30 am
It's all about the "&" - Brilliant Factory at GE
Robert Borchelt, Ph.D. CIO - Advanced Manufacturing Deployment, General Electric
Bart Weihl, Executive - Global Operations, Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives Group, General Electric

9:35 am-10:05 am
Manufacturing in the Digital World
Fred Thomas, Industry Director, Automotive/Industrial Equipment, Dassault Systemes, DELMIA

10:10 am-10:40 am
Using the Cloud to Deliver Manufacturing Knowledge Provides Wide-spread Access to Expert Recommendations
Chuck Mathews, Managing Director & Cloud Evangelist, MachiningCloud, Inc.

10:45 am-11:15 am
Transforming the Launch Process for New Products
Doug Macdonald, Product Marketing Director, Aras Corporation
Isaiah Kincaid, Computer & Electronics Engineer, Carlisle Brake and Friction

11:20 am-11:50 am
Future Factories: A Tidal Wave of Change is Coming
David Brousell, Global VP, Research & Editorial Director, Frost & Sullivan/Manufacturing Leadership Council

11:50 am-12:50 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm-1:45 pm
KEYNOTE: Taking Big Data and Analytics to the Next Level to Drive Innovation
Paul Ballew, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Ford Motor Company

1:50 pm-2:20 pm
Answering the Digital Call – Small Steps, Big Difference
Tom Elswick, Siemens Digital Factory USA, Siemens Industry, Inc.

2:25 pm-2:40 pm
Afternoon Break

2:45 pm-3:15 pm
Smart Manufacturing: Workforce Development Strategic Roadmap
Dennis Thompson, President & Managing Partner, Equus Partners LLC
Gail Norris, Director of Technical Learning Services, Siemens Industry
Jeannine Kunz, Director, Tooling U-SME

3:20 pm-3:50 pm
Achieving Manufacturing Excellence, Implementing a multi-plant MES solution for the UK’s largest automaker
Ramesh Subramanian, MES Practice Head, TATA Technologies

3:55 pm-4:40 pm
Panel Discussion: Smart Manufacturing: Setting a Strategy for Success
Robert Borchelt, Ph.D. CIO - Advanced Manufacturing Deployment, General Electric
Rachel Lecrone, Director, Manufacturing IT Systems & Industrial Controls, Cummins Inc.
Al Salour, R&D Engineer, The Boeing Company
Bart Weihl, Executive - Global Operations, Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives Group, General    Electric

4:45 pm-5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
John Fleming, Retired, Ford Motor Company

Event Executive Advisors

  • John Fleming, Retired, Ford Motor Company
  • Dr. Michael Grieves, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Jay Lee, Professor, University of Cincinnati
  • Dennis Thompson, President & Managing Partner, Equus Partners LLC


For more information or to register, visit: www.sme.org/the-digital-transformation

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