Monday, June 24

8:30 a.m. Registration Opens, Display Area Open
9:30 a.m. Connected Manufacturing Powers the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is more complex than just another software application. It is a framework for an information network strategy for metalforming-plant operations, maintenance and logistics. IIoT--a defined relationship between machines, information technologies and people—represents a set of deployed technologies and interfaces that allow metalformers to capture detailed and actionable information about their operations and equipment status. It can trigger alarms announcing undesirable conditions, and notify employees about maintenance requirements. It can even offer the promise of a degree of autonomous equipment interaction.

Bill will discuss the opportunities, risks and management skills required in order to develop, implement and employ a successful IIoT strategy.
Bill Frahm, President, 4M Partners LLC
10:15 a.m. Industry 4.0—Crawl, Walk, then Run
Many manufacturers are curious about how and where to apply the blossoming possibilities of smart monitoring, diagnostics, and kpi metrics on their shop floors in a practical and sensible way. Some have tried to "boil the ocean" all at once, others have been afraid to stick a toe in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) water.

Consultant Ed Potoczak will present seven real use cases of metalformers who sought to connect their press-line equipment to automatically monitor and control their processes, enabling plant management to overcome challenges such as mixed generations of equipment, faults, bottlenecks and variations. Most importantly, Ed will cover the economic benefits that resulted. These observations are distilled from a conversation with the founder and CEO of Invanse Technologies, Brad Boyer, who has been innovating press controls to optimize performance for 30 years.
Ed Potoczak
, Managing Member, Oakstone Group, LLC
11:00 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Not Your Grandfather's Factory: Modernizing Manufacturing to Attract Millennials

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.
Lisa Ryan,
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Smart Manufacturing: Why Your Shop-Floor Data is Your Most Valuable Resource, and How You Can Protect It
The collection, visualization, analysis and monetization of the data collected from production systems, along with the blending and correlation of back-office data, has allowed small to midsized manufacturers to realize significant cost savings, increase revenue and improve profitability. This presentation will delve into the key factors that lead to the successful implementation of smart manufacturing, and the importance of working with your partners to define a cybersecurity strategy.
David Moon, Solutions Consultant, Midwest District, Hitachi Vantara
2:30 p.m. Combining ERP and IoT to Fuel Revenue Growth for Small to Midsized Manufacturers (SMMs)
Mike Hart, Director, Product Strategy, Manufacturing & Industrial IoT,
Plex Systems
3:15 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Case Studies—Metalformers Leverage ERP Software to Embark on Their IoT Journeys
4:30 p.m. Reception, Display Area Open
6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Tuesday, June 25

8:00 a.m. Breakfast, Display Area Open
8:45 a.m. Sensor Technology Takes on IoT Challenges in Pressroom and Fab Shop
9:30 a.m. Controls and Connectivity: Collecting and Moving Data From the Shop to the Office
Kors Engineering
10:15 a.m. Break, Display Area Open
10:45 a.m. CASE STUDY
IoT on the Plant Floor—A Production Supervisor's Best Friend
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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