Sponsoring the Internet of Things Experience for Manufacturers Conference

Sponsorship Packages

    Gold - Best Value

  • All benefits of Bronze-level sponsorship
  • 30 minute case study presentation
  • 5 to 10 minute company introduction
  • White paper and 2 minute video on metalformingmagazine.com
  • Exhibit space at event
  • Signage at event
  • Company logo and link on all promotional materials—print and digital
  • Detailed list of attendees
  • Full-page print ad in the May 2020 issue of MetalForming magazine (or digital equivalent)
  • Four Sponsorships in the MetalForming e-newsletter—prior to event
  • Two tickets to the event for sponsor staff
  • Four tickets to event for customers/prospects

    Silver

  • 5 to 10 minute company introduction
  • White paper and 2 minute video on metalformingmagazine.com
  • Exhibit space at event
  • Signage at event
  • Company logo and link on all promotional materials—print and digital
  • Detailed list of attendees
  • Half-page print ad in the May 2020 issue of MetalForming magazine (or digital equivalent)
  • Two Sponsorships in the MetalForming e-newsletter—prior to event
  • Two tickets to the event for sponsor staff

    Bronze

  • Exhibit space at event
  • Signage at event
  • Company logo and link on all promotional materials—print and digital
  • Detailed list of attendees
  • Quarter-page print ad in the May 2020 issue of MetalForming magazine (or digital equivalent)
  • Two tickets to the event for sponsor staff

    Upgrade Your Sponsorship

  • Evening reception sponsorship (1 available)
  • Breakfast or lunch sponsorship (1 of each available)
  • Attendee bag sponsorship (1 available)

For more information or to sponsor this important event, contact: Brad Kuvin, publisher/editorial director at 216/901-8800 or bkuvin@pma.org.

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Internet of Things Experience for Manufacturers

Monday, June 22 - Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | Chicago, IL

MetalForming magazine is proud to deliver what metalformers and fabricators need to know to successfully leverage emerging IoT (Internet of Things) technology.

IoT for Manufacturers is a one-of-a-kind event designed specifically to educate floor supervisors, manufacturing engineers and managers, IT directors, and others working in small to midsized metalforming and fabricating plants on the coming wave of digital manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity.

Experts will explain how ERP/MRP software allows critical data gathered on the plant floor to be deciphered and delivered to managers, enabling strategic decision-making. And, with sensors and machine controls evolving at a rapid pace, don't miss this opportunity to stay current with these critical, IoT-enabling technologies.

Successful use-case studies will describe how IoT technology helps metalformers and fabricators improve OEE and drive quality and productivity improvements. In addition, attendees will be given a roadmap for planning and executing an IoT plan.

Sign up and take a leadership position among metalformers and fabricators in benefiting from all that IoT offers now and in the future.

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  • 8:00 a.m.
    Registration & Breakfast Opens, Display Area Open
  • 8:45 a.m.

    OPENING KEYNOTE - Digital Manufacturing: Three Important Considerations for Small to Midsized Manufacturers

    Alex Nekritz, Associate, Plante Moran

    The fourth industrial revolution is gaining momentum, but how can you keep up with these rapid changes effectively? Let's take a slightly deeper dive into what truly makes a smart factory, discuss the benefits from numerous stages in the supply chain, and learn what actions manufacturers can make to digitally transform their businesses.

  • 9:30 a.m.

    The True Business Value of IoT for Small to Midsized Manufacturers

    Graham Immerman, Director of Marketing, MachineMetrics

    With all the buzzwords surrounding industry 4.0 (industrial IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics, the edge), how do small and midsized manufacturers cut through the noise and start leveraging technology to drive value today?

    It may seem obvious to some, but transforming your factory from being reactive with manual systems to predictive with automated systems takes time and a strategic plan. After all, it's not just about leveraging data and analytics to drive insights but transforming data from insights into actionable process optimizations that drive increased efficiency and profitability for your company.

  • 10:15 a.m.
    Break
  • 10:45 a.m.

    System Integration to Help Metalformers Along Their Digital Transformation/IoT Journey

    Jose Rivera, CEO, Control System Integrators Association

    Today's workers are digital natives. They are "wired" for technology in a way unlike any previous generations, and they expect to access it in the workplace. That's why it's critical for manufacturers to not only have cutting edge Industry 4.0 technology available, companies need to promote the technology used in their production process.

  • 11:30 a.m.

    Manufacturing Analytics: Start Small, Think Big, and Move Fast

    Bryan Sapot, CEO, SensrTrx

    In this presentation, you’ll learn how to use IoT and manufacturing analytics to improve manufacturing productivity, eliminate downtime, increase capacity and reduce costs. You’ll discover where and how to start with implementation, and understand how ingraining IoT and manufacturing analytics in your culture--and getting your team on board by embracing the technology--will be the keys to success. With those strategies, you’ll have the power to transform your company by starting small, thinking big, and moving fast.

  • 12:15 p.m.
    Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m.

    The ERP Connection to IoT
    Plex Presentation

  • 2:30 p.m.

    Sensor Technology Takes on IoT Challenges in the Shop

    Helge Hornis, Ph.D., Technology Director, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.
  • 3:15 p.m.

    Break

  • 3:45 p.m.

    Automotive Tier One supplier Thai Summit integrates more than 50 press and assembly workcenters to gather data on machine downtime and optimize maintenance procedures. Among the numerous benefits: Enhanced shop-floor visibility, increased OEE, and improved employee performance.

  • 4:15 p.m.

    CASE STUDY - Metalformers Leverage ERP Software to Embark on Their IoT Journeys

    Craig Scott, Managing Partner, Cumulus Consulting

    This case-study presentation from Cumulus Consulting describes IoT implementations, from inception to completion, and their real-world results from IoT connectivity—improved OEE, minimized downtime, mistake-free production and more.

  • 5:00 p.m.

    Reception, Display Area Open

  • 6:00 p.m.

    Adjourn


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Janice D’Amico

Janice D’Amico

Executive Manager, IT, Thai Summit America Corporation

Janice has had the pleasure of working with some of the greatest companies to la...

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Janice D’Amico

Janice D’Amico

Executive Manager, IT, Thai Summit America Corporation

Janice has had the pleasure of working with some of the greatest companies to launch and optimize software platforms over the last 25 years. Presently, she is leading a cutting-edge technology team in North America and looking forward to launching Thai Summit facilities in their 35+ facilities across Asia. An accomplished professional in IT systems with a background that began in MP&L Management; she has a keen understanding of business flow and operational business excellence. Janice has implemented various software platforms across many types of manufacturing operations. She has international experience having had the pleasure of launching ERP platforms globally including Europe, Mexico, India, China and Thailand. Today she is excited to be a part of automotive manufacturing that's driven by metrics, real-time data and the loT evolution.
Rose of Sharon Devos

Rose of Sharon Devos

Founder and CEO, Iiot Automating Solutions LLC

Rose of Sharon has been in the manufacturing industry since 2000 and has impleme...

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Rose of Sharon Devos

Rose of Sharon Devos

Founder and CEO, Iiot Automating Solutions LLC

Rose of Sharon has been in the manufacturing industry since 2000 and has implemented sophisticated software solutions. Modern manufacturing no longer is only about have the right equipment, people and processes to make a product. It's about collecting the right data and using it to optimize and automate the processes for maximum speed and efficiency. Rose of Sharon helps manufacturers understand how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and Big Data technologies have the power to drastically improve efficiencies, customer experiences and employee engagement. She now provides technical consulting and proven resources for small to mid-sized companies to join the manufacturing digital transformation.
Helge Hornis

Helge Hornis

Technology Director, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.

As the technology director at Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc., Dr. Helge Hornis focuses on e...

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Helge Hornis

Helge Hornis

Technology Director, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.

As the technology director at Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc., Dr. Helge Hornis focuses on expanding the use of IIoT methods in factory automation to simplify automation tasks and enhance system uptime. In this capacity, he is responsible for the startup Neoception USA, a Pepperl+Fuchs company that designs and implements software interfaces between proven automation hardware and secure cloud infrastructures. Another one of his key focus areas is the use of novel LIDAR solutions in robotics, material handling, and mobile applications. Over the past two decades, Dr. Hornis has held a number of technology-oriented positions at Pepperl+Fuchs, including product manager for industrial bus communication and RFID. Dr. Hornis has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications and industrial trade publications in North America and Europe, on a range of topics including safety networking, RFID solutions, and Industry 4.0. He provides regular inter-company training seminars and is a lead instructor for AS-Interface Organization North America, where he also serves on the board of directors. He recently joined the University of Akron's Electrical and Computer Engineering advisory board. Before joining Pepperl+Fuchs, Dr. Hornis worked at the University of Missouri Research Reactor and the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Labs. He graduated in 1994 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in physics and a minor in material science.
Graham Immerman

Graham Immerman

Director of Marketing, MachineMetrics, Inc.

Graham Immerman is Director of Marketing for MachineMetrics, Manufacturing's Ind...

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Graham Immerman

Graham Immerman

Director of Marketing, MachineMetrics, Inc.

Graham Immerman is Director of Marketing for MachineMetrics, Manufacturing's Industrial IoT Platform for Machines. Graham has quickly become an authority on digital transformation and the application of IoT technology for the manufacturing industry. Graham spent his early career working on Madison Ave. at global and boutique marketing firms to help craft successful digital marketing strategies for brands like Adidas, Reebok, H&R Block, and Starbucks.
Tony Kaczmarek

Tony Kaczmarek

President, Kors Engineering

Tony Kaczmarek is the president of Kors Engineering. He has more than 25 years o...

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Tony Kaczmarek

Tony Kaczmarek

President, Kors Engineering

Tony Kaczmarek is the president of Kors Engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience in the controls and business automation industry, during which time he has provided key solutions to establish metrics, improve performance, and reduce waste while deploying open architecture and non-proprietary options. These solutions assure the best total cost of ownership, while establishing a business structure that is flexible, agile, and prepared for future technologies that will continue to enhance customer operations and products. Tony's focus is to utilize off-the-shelf, best in class technologies that provide multi-source solutions to end users with world-class customer support.
Alex Nekritz

Alex Nekritz

Manager, Management Consulting, Plante Moran, PLLC

Alex has nearly 10 years of experience assisting commercial manufacturing, distr...

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Alex Nekritz

Alex Nekritz

Manager, Management Consulting, Plante Moran, PLLC

Alex has nearly 10 years of experience assisting commercial manufacturing, distribution, and industrial service companies optimize business processes through the use of technology. His key areas of focus include best practices as they relate to enterprise software, continuous process improvement, and material planning. While at Plante Moran, Alex has led more than 50 projects, which include a combination of enterprise software assessments, selections, implementation advisory/quality assurance and information technology due diligence. Alex is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in packaging.
Peter Pearce

Peter Pearce

Principal, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Peter Pearce is a principal in the consulting practice of Baker Tilly, with more...

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Peter Pearce

Peter Pearce

Principal, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Peter Pearce is a principal in the consulting practice of Baker Tilly, with more than 25 years of experience in the mobility and transportation industry. Peter joined the firm in 2006. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, he spent nearly 10 years in a Big Four professional services firm consulting on global enterprise resource planning deployments and related technology projects within the automotive sector. During Peter's tenure at Baker Tilly, he established the firm's first cloud manufacturing consulting practice. He currently leads the firm's Enterprise Solutions and Mobility and Transportation practices.Peter has extensive experience in designing, configuring and deploying the enabling technologies driving leading manufacturing enterprises. His experience within the manufacturing industry ranges from global enterprise business system deployments to manufacturing execution and shop floor control systems. Peter has held operational roles for a leading automotive supplier in the areas of materials management and information technology.
John Psilopoulos

John Psilopoulos

Technical Account Manager, Trilion Quality Systems

Yanni has more than 20 years of experience in the tool and die/manufacturing are...

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John Psilopoulos

John Psilopoulos

Technical Account Manager, Trilion Quality Systems

Yanni has more than 20 years of experience in the tool and die/manufacturing arena. Working with Trilion Quality System for the past 10 years, he has been using his experience in the field to introduce cutting-edge optical measuring systems and techniques. Yanni has been able to assist companies in attaining complete knowledge of panel formability, machinery/component strain and deflection. The cost savings is benefiting various OEM, Tier 1 suppliers and machine manufacturers.
Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera

CEO, Control System Integrators Association

Mr. Rivera has led a successful global career in the automation industry working...

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Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera

CEO, Control System Integrators Association

Mr. Rivera has led a successful global career in the automation industry working in six countries, most often in a regional or global role. Since March 2015 he has been the CEO of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA). In this position he has worked to advance the system integration industry by expanding the adoption of the CSIA Best Practices and by helping members recognize emerging trends and pursue associated business development opportunities. The CSIA Best Practices help independent system integrators build better companies. Mr. Rivera holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and Lic (MS) and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. He is fluent in Spanish, English, German, with a basic level of French.
Bryan Sapot

Bryan Sapot

CEO, SensrTrx

Bryan Sapot is a lifelong entrepreneur, speaker, CEO and founder of SensrTrx Man...

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Bryan Sapot

Bryan Sapot

CEO, SensrTrx

Bryan Sapot is a lifelong entrepreneur, speaker, CEO and founder of SensrTrx Manufacturing Analytics and Datix. With more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing technology, Bryan is known for his deep industry insights and plain language explanations of the complex ideas and issues manufacturer's face today. Bryan has been featured in INC magazine, the St. Louis Business Journal, and the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and has won numerous technology awards.
Craig Scott

Craig Scott

Managing Partner, Cumulus Consulting LLC

Craig Scott is one of the two managing partners at Cumulus Consulting. He has de...

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Craig Scott

Craig Scott

Managing Partner, Cumulus Consulting LLC

Craig Scott is one of the two managing partners at Cumulus Consulting. He has deep roots in manufacturing, technology and cloud ERP systems. Cumulus has been helping clients with digital transformations for more than a decade. Craig and his team deliver top-notch projects all around world for some of the most prestigious manufacturing organizations. Services range from implementing to custom application development as well as PLC and systems integrations.

Registration Info

This two-day program in Schaumburg, IL, allows engineers and managers the opportunity to network with peers and connect with leading suppliers of software, sensors and controls to discuss IoT and plant-floor connectivity.

October 15 - April 30

Non-Member: $349 per person

PMA Member: $199 per person

May 1 - June 5

Non-Member: $449 per person

PMA Member: $249 per person

June 6 - June 22

Non-Member: $499 per person

PMA Member: $299 per person


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Hyatt Regency Schaumburg

1800 E Golf Rd. | Schaumburg, IL | 847-605-1234

Rate: $129 per night plus applicable taxes

The discounted group rate can be used for three days before and after the event, based on availability. The group rate expires on June 1, 2020.

Cancellation Policy: Must be completed 48 hours prior to arrival (4 p.m. 2 days prior to arrival) to avoid fees or charges.

Free outdoor self parking and complimentary shuttle service to Woodfield Mall, major local business centers, and other locations within a 3 mile radius.

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