Monday, June 22

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast Opens, Display Area Open
Connected Manufacturing Powers the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Alex Nekritz, Consulting Manager, Plante Moran, IT Consulting
9:30 a.m. The True Business Value of IoT for Small to Midsized Manufacturers
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.
Graham Immerman
, Director of Marketing, MachineMetrics
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. System Integration to Help Metalformers Along Their Digital Transformation/IoT Journey
Joe Rivera, CEO, Control System Integrators Association
11:30 a.m. IoT for Mistake-Proofing Within Metalforming and Fabricating Plants
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 Pressroom and Fab Shop
3:15 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. CASE STUDY
IOT Brings Benefits to the Thai Summit Pressroom

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.
Janice D'Amico, Executive Manager–IT, Thai Summit America Corp.
Tony Kaczmarek, President, Kors Engineering
4:15 p.m. CASE STUDIES
Metalformers Leverage ERP Software to Embark on Their IoT Journeys

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.
Craig Scott, Managing Partner, Cumulus Consulting
5:00 p.m. Reception, Display Area Open
6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Tuesday, June 23

7:30 a.m. Breakfast, Display Area Open
8:15 a.m.


9:00 a.m.  
9:45 a.m. Break, Display Area Open
10:15 a.m. CASE STUDY
Steel Processor Identifies the ROI in IIOT

Pacesetter Steel Services, Inc. employs sensors designed to track production schedules through the plant, helping to identify and alleviate bottlenecks and increase productivity—by as much as 30 percent in some cases.
Darren Tessitore, Owner, Thrive Management
10:45 a.m. CASE STUDY
IoT on the Plant Floor
Listen to Rose of Sharon on Destiny of Manufacturing podcast.
Rose of Sharon DeVos, Founder and CEO, IIoT Automating Solutions
11:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion—Metalformers and Fabricators Share Their IoT Successes
12:15 p.m. Adjourn



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