May 8-10, 2017
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops are 3-hour long specialized training sessions focused on best practices to improve processes, people and technology across the manufacturing business. They are designed to give in-depth training on specific topics.

Workshop

Future Trends for Continuing Professional Education

Monday May 8, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
Room: TBD

OVERVIEW:

This workshop offers three inter-related educational modules with instructors from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) addressing the future trends for Continuing Professional Education and the emergent models of strategic partnerships between universities and industry to develop creative and alternative training programs for the incumbent workforce. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to experience an example of soft skill development available to working professionals through an interactive visioning session and group work focused on identifying the workforce development needs of tomorrow. The workshop also includes a sample mini course on presentation skills. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and follow up with the speakers. 

AGENDA:

  • 9-9:45 a.m. Square Peg in a Round Hole: Matching Professional Education Needs with the Culture of American Colleges and Universities, Brian Amkraut, Executive Director, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, CWRU
  • 9:45-10:30 a.m. Interactive Visioning Exercise: Workforce Skillsets of Tomorrow, Monica Dumitriu, Strategy Consultant, SLLP Continuing Professional Studies, CWRU
  • 10:30-12 p.m. Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals, Bill Doll, SLLP Instructor, CWRU & Sarah de Swart, Interim Director,  University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education

SPEAKERS:

Brian Amkraut
Executive Director
Siegel Lifelong Learning Program

Sarah de Swart 
Interim Director
University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education

William Doll 
SLLP Instructor
Ph.D., J.D.
Author of SPEAK, How to Talk to Students and Others

Monica Dumitriu
Strategy Consultant
SLLP Continuing Professional Studies 

How to Approach Innovation In A Way That Drives Real Results: The Tools, Techniques and Thought Processes Your Organization Needs to Succeed

Monday May 8, 2017
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: TBD

OVERVIEW:

Learn simple steps and gain the impactful tools your organization craves to successfully develop and implement innovative efforts in your company. SmartShape Design’s team of innovation experts will lead attendees through an innovation adventure, presenting a problem for attendees to solve through a mock creative ideation session. This three-hour interactive session is built to help you start approaching challenges differently with new ways of thinking about the same old problems. Attendees will be able to go back to their companies and replicate the process shared, for increasingly dynamic and cutting-edge solutions.

Warning: this session may lead to a complete overhaul in your company’s way of approaching innovation, resulting in cost-savings and increased revenue. You’ve been warned.

ADDITIONAL SESSION DETAILS:

  • Opportunities for honest feedback on innovation challenges and successes with experts from SmartShape Design will be present throughout, as well as before and after the start of the session.
  • Each small group team will have a skilled SmartShape designer working with them to help them articulate undefined ideas into tangible concepts—bringing ideas to life.

SPEAKERS:

Mark Cartellone

Mark Cartellone
Director of Engineering & Regulatory Specialist

Greg Weisberg

Greg Weisberg 
Mechanical Engineer

Brian Milliff

Brian Milliff 
Senior Designer & Project Manager

Smart Manufacturing – Starting the Digital Journey

Monday May 8, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
Room: TBD

OVERVIEW:

Smart Manufacturing is not a destination – it is a journey to digital transformation that begins at the plant floor. Identifying which latest technologies such as; IIoT, Big Data, Cloud computing, wireless, predictive analytics, etc., should be leveraged in your factory can be overwhelming.
Where do you begin? A proven road map that allows you to appropriately leverage these technologies to make incremental, short term business improvements, as part of a bigger, longer term strategy can deliver sustainable value on your journey to smarter manufacturing.
This interactive three hour hands-on workshop will provide proven methodologies and case studies to help attendees learn how to begin the journey of digital transformation. Start small with a big picture in mind, while prioritizing projects that can deliver the highest short term returns.

ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:

  • What is Smart Manufacturing and how does it apply to my facility
  • How to use evaluation tools to identify where you are now
  • How to apply the Roadmap
  • Identify the opportunities
  • How to set priorities
  • Conduct a self evaluation ROI checklist

SPEAKERS:

Robin Cobb
P.E.
PMP

Richard Phillips 
P.E.
PMP

Preparing Today’s Multigenerational Workforce for Smart Manufacturing

Monday May 8, 2017
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: TBD

OVERVIEW:

Today manufacturers are experiencing a multigenerational cultural shift on the plant floor as the workforce is now comprised of Baby Boomers, Millennials and soon the Centennials. As the plant floor evolves in the digital age of Smart Manufacturing, we must rethink traditional operations and training programs. Learn how to develop a program to create a motivated, collaborative, and digitally-literate workforce empowered with the knowledge to efficiently leverage new plant technology and data applications.
This interactive three hour hands-on workshop will provide proven methodology and case studies to help attendees learn the processes and tools available to begin the journey of creating a Smart Manufacturing workforce to meet the evolution of the plant floor.

ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:

  • Define knowledge transfer in the SMART manufacturing environment
  • Develop a Tribal Knowledge map for your facility
  • Identify the generational learning styles
  • Influence new generation skill using aging workforce experience
  • Map the knowledge requiring transfer
  • Identify skill assessment differences between generations
  • Leverage internal and external subject matter experts

SPEAKERS:

Monchello Curry
Learning Lead
PMP

Smart Devices and Systems Workshop

Monday May 8, 2017
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: TBD

AGENDA

  • 1 hour Smart Devices & Systems – What’s in the Works?, Rick Earles Senior Director of Industry and Innovation, Team NEO
  • 1 hour IoT Cybersecurity “At the Edge”, Robert Eckman, Chief Information Security Officer, MCPc
  • 1 hour Wireless Power (+comms + security): , Mike Ward, Linear ASICs and Wireless Power Consortium

SPEAKERS:

Rick Earles
Senior Director of Industry and Innovation
Team NEO

Kenneth Loparo 
Nord Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CWRU

Robert Eckman
Chief Information Security Officer
MCPc