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Wednesday, April 20, 2022
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday, April 21, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

Discover the latest market intelligence around Smart Manufacturing transformations within the Manufacturing industry. Where is the investment being focused? Where are we seeing the challenges? What are the lessons to be learned, and what enablers will manufacturers need in terms of strategy, leadership, employee skills and IT infrastructure?

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Digital transformation is not really a choice anymore. The question is not “If”, it’s “How”.

How do you implement it, scale it and put it into production to generate real value as quickly as possible? How do you manage the changes and make them sustainable and operational? The ability to execute at digital speed and the survival of your business depends on it.

A successful transformation requires deep domain expertise, digital capabilities and business-outcome focus. Many manufacturers need to partner for this. Hitachi, with a foundation in both OT and IT combined with extensive domain expertise in manufacturing, is helping our clients reinvent themselves, drive this mission critical OT X Digital transformation and deploy it in operation, at scale.

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

Process automation is a key enabler to Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain transformation. Coupled with IIoT, and focused on sustainability and Direct Process Monitoring, you have real synergy. How and what enterprises can accomplish across the value chain truly drives new business models, accelerating corporate ESG initiatives, driving cost and quality improvements, and brings new levels of transparency. Learn how a large incumbent is maximizing technology, process and people to accelerate Digital Transformation for a complex global heavy industrial leader.

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM

These sessions provide hands-on demonstrations of innovative and cutting-edge technologies that are helping to shape the future of business.

11:05 AM - 11:15 AM

As manufacturing moves into the next generation of digital transformation, “smart” decentralized control will inevitably become the necessary model, simplifying manufacturing processes and providing a greater overview of the entire value chain.

Use-case driven and product-oriented solutions are not only outpacing traditional siloed technology stacks, but cutting across traditional silos and organizational responsibilities. While many focus on technology such as Digital Twin, Cloud, Edge, 5G, AR, AI, and complain on complex architectural challenges, the real challenge is to align cross-dimensional functions and traditional minds towards a true agile enterprise. Join the session to explore:

  • Creating synergy between business and IT to leverage the power of ecosystem
  •  Overcoming the challenges of breaking the silos
  •  Key elements to a true agile enterprises
11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

To meet the increasingly complex expectations of customers, organizations in manufacturing must push key decisions closer to the production floor based on the latest data analytics from various points across its value chain and ecosystem.  Industry 4.0 technologies offer significant opportunities for improving both operational and decision-making processes with cloud computing, IoT, and AI/ML being the backbone.

Our panel of industry experts will discuss their experiences in operating and implementing a decentralized decision-making business model.

•  Utilizing distributed decision making at the plant leveraging Edge Computing for real-time production changes to improve CUX.

•  What is the role of digital thread in the automated, AI/ML-enabled plants?

•  Where are companies finding solutions, and solution providers to improve connected products and CUX?

•  What are the top 3 challenges of bringing decision making closer to production? And how do you overcome them?

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM

Customer expectations and new technologies are changing in manufacturing and these changes are happening quickly. Learn how building mobile applications quickly can help your business adapt to change, improve customer service and increase technician output.  Join this session to learn how companies can:

- Ensure proactive predictive maintenance

- Eliminate unplanned downtime at the machine level

- Maximize service technician efficiency

- and more

12:25 PM - 1:30 PM

These sessions provide hands-on demonstrations of innovative and cutting-edge technologies that are helping to shape the future of business.

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM

Smart manufacturing is comprised of IoT devices, IIoT, engineering simulations and digitized customer experiences, which generate tremendous amounts of data. The complexity of data in manufacturing is probably greater than in any other industry. Connecting the “digital threads” of data is essential to driving operational efficiency and quality while improving brand loyalty and customer experience. ISG’s Digital Engineering solution leader Gaurav Gupta will discuss how to master your data and tie your digital threads.

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Organizations sit on a gold mine of data, yet still struggle to capture the full value of their data assets. This is due to barriers including legacy architecture, siloed business units, and stakeholder alignment. In this panel, we will explore how some organizations are enabling data-driven business cases and working to extract and scale the value of their data assets.

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

As manufacturers, finding the right niche between providing seamlessly connected experiences for customers, driving efficiencies across manufacturing operations and supply chain, and leveraging real-time usage feedback into engineering systems and products can be tough. But success is possible — and will only come if your operations, applications, and data work in a non-siloed fashion. See how Mindtree is delivering Edge-to-experience capabilities. In this insightful panel discussion, you will learn how to:

•           Integrate systems of engagement (IT) with operations (OT) and engineering technology (ET)

•           Set up the foundation for a seamless and effective Industry 4.0 transformation 

•           Overcome current industry challenges

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

These sessions provide hands-on demonstrations of innovative and cutting-edge technologies that are helping to shape the future of business.

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

The connected worker is more than just a mobile worker. Digital technologies and tools can enable operational agility, manage risk, reduce errors, improve productivity and product quality. 

•  AR and the Metaverse create a whole new world of possibilities

•  Mobile devices provide personnel with access to analyses and recommendations from the cloud to get the insights they need to perform production and service activities.

•  IoT in smart manufacturing can enhance protection and save the staff and production team from any incident or injuries.

•  Cobots (collaborative robots) can take on the dull, dangerous, repetitive work, while employees focus on creative work.

However, to achieve true benefits of digital technologies, upskilling is essential!

Join ISG's Tammy Pinkston to learn how you can master the people side of technology.

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

The future of manufacturing has people, processes, and systems focusing on delivering innovation to meet fast-changing customer demands and manufacturers will continue to rely upon employees to conduct operations with or without automated solutions in place. Our panel of industry experts will discuss change management techniques, how to prevent institutional knowledge and processes from being lost, and how to upskill and empower your current team.

• What are the tools and technologies needed to be successful on the shop floor?

• How do you reskill, upskill, and enable the workforce with productive, intuitive, and purpose-built technologies that make it easier and more enriching for them to perform their roles?

• How do you minimize risk and improve productivity without compromising security?

• How do you make employees and factories “smarter” through technology?

• How are mobile devices best be utilized to increase efficiency, quality and productivity?

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

After a day of great content, what do you do with it? ISG’s John Lytle will provide guidance on what your next steps should be to transform your workplace!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM