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

Sessions

The IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo offers a variety of sessions in thematic tracks that allows you to meet your team’s learning objectives and schedules. Choose the sessions that best meet your business challenges. Our content is presented by our 2016 Best Plants Winners, local manufacturing facilities, experts in their fields, and practitioners just like you.
 

Monday, May 08
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Room:  
    • Global Ballroom AB
7:45 AM: depart convention center 12:00 PM: estimated return time Now in its 4th generation of family leadership, Vitamix is the most highly regarded personal and commercial blender in the world. The company employs over 750 people and sells globally in over 90 countries. Without its lean capabilities, Vitamix would not have been able...

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Monday, May 08
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    • Room:  
    • Global Ballroom AB
Morning Tour 8:15 AM: depart convention center 10:45 AM: estimated return tim Thogus is the premier custom plastic injection molder in Northeast Ohio. The Thogus family of companies—rapid prototype + manufacturing (rp+m), Radiation Protection Technologies (RPT), and JALEX Medical—offers plastic injection molding, rapid prototyping, lead replacement and biomedical, design engineering, regulatory and quality management consulting...

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Monday, May 08
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sponsored by:  
    • Room:  
    • Global Ballroom AB
Morning Tour - Spaces Limited 8:15 AM: depart convention center 11:00 AM: estimated return time ArcelorMittal Cleveland, recognized as one of the most productive integrated steelmaking facilities in the world, produces one ton of steel for slightly more than one worker hour. Part of the world's leading steel and mining company, ArcelorMittal's Cleveland facility is the company's...

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Monday, May 08
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM

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    • Global Ballroom AB
Morning Tour  8:15 AM: depart convention center 11:40 AM: estimated return time Rockwell Automation, Inc. is an American provider of industrial automation and information products. Their brands include Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs over 22,000 people and has customers in more than 80 countries worldwide. The Fortune 500 company...

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Monday, May 08
8:15 AM - 11:00 AM

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    • Global Ballroom AB
Morning Tour 8:30 AM: depart convention center 11:00 AM: estimated return time MakerGear was built from the ground up with no venture capital or external financial support of any kind. Instead of worrying about maximizing profits in order to please shareholders, we can focus on developing the best 3D printing products, top-notch customer service, and...

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Monday, May 08
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Sponsored by:  
    • Room:  
    • Global Ballroom AB
Morning Tour 8:30 AM: depart convention center 11:30 AM: estimated return time Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer and the market leader of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining products. Their enduring passion for the development and application of their technologies allows them to create complete solutions that make their customers more productive and...

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Monday, May 08
8:30 AM - 10:50 AM

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    • Global Ballroom AB
8:45 AM: depart convention center 10:50 AM: estimated return The company produces over 300 varieties of baked goods in a 250,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The products are sold fresh or frozen to customers coast to coast. Our focus is on our product - producing and developing unique high quality products for private labeling,...

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Monday, May 08
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    • 4
This workshop is designed for Lean Six Sigma practitioners and Supply Chain professionals wishing to collaborate more effectively on continuous improvement in the supply chain space.   Learning Objectives: Understand the basic fundamental principles of supply chains.  Apply Lean concepts to supply chain processes and describe the path to Lean supply chain. 

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Sponsored by:   CWRU
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    • 3
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...

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Sponsored by:   Polytron
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    • 5
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...

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Sponsored by:   Rexroth Bosch Group
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    • 10
Learn how to get the most out of your production system IIoT technologies. This 3-hour workshop will explore not just how to get connected, but how to use the data collected at the point of operation to maximize the value in your production processes – at every level. The session...

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Monday, May 08
12:00 PM - 3:40 PM

Afternoon Tour  12:15 PM: depart convention center 3:40 PM: estimated return time Rockwell Automation, Inc. is an American provider of industrial automation and information products. Their brands include Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs over 22,000 people and has customers in more than 80 countries worldwide. The Fortune 500 company...

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Monday, May 08
12:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
    • Room:  
    • Global Ballroom AB
Afternoon Tour  12:30 PM: depart convention center 3:30 PM: estimated return time Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer and the market leader of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining products. Their enduring passion for the development and application of their technologies allows them to create complete solutions that make their customers more productive and...

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Monday, May 08
12:25 PM - 2:00 PM

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    • Global Ballroom AB
12:40 PM: depart convention center 2:00 PM: estimated return time Case Western Reserve University's center for innovation and entrepreneurship provides a space for anyone - students, faculty, and alumni and members of the community - to tinker and creatively invent. Located in a 7-story, 50,000 square foot facility, with 3 floors occupied and more...

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Monday, May 08
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

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    • Global Ballroom AB
Afternoon Tour 12:45 PM: depart convention center 3:15 PM: estimated return time Thogus is the premier custom plastic injection molder in Northeast Ohio. The Thogus family of companies—rapid prototype + manufacturing (rp+m), Radiation Protection Technologies (RPT), and JALEX Medical—offers plastic injection molding, rapid prototyping, lead replacement and biomedical, design engineering, regulatory and quality management consulting...

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Monday, May 08
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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    • 1
Tired of hearing about Smart Manufacturing? Ready to meet with people who live it every day? Want practical steps to deliver results yourself? Then connect with MESA – industry professionals who volunteer to share best practices and further our collective thinking and move us all forward together. Attend MESA’s facilitated, noncommercial...

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Monday, May 08
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sponsored by:   SmartShape Design
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    • 4
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...

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Sponsored by:   Proto Labs
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    • 11
How to take full advantage of the capabilities of additive manufacturing such as reduction of multipart assemblies into single components, which in turn, reduces product weight and assembly time. Or the ability to build complex features and internal channels that are otherwise impossible to manufacture. To achieve this, it is...

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Sponsored by:   Polytron
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...

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Sponsored by:   TeamNEO
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    • 3
**Smart Devices & Systems – What’s in the Works? (1 hour)** With a robust digital infrastructure, premier clinical and research institutions, educational and workforce development options, and entrepreneurial support organizations, Northeast Ohio is an ideal location for companies focused on smart devices and systems. Our region has become a hotbed of...

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Sponsored by:   Autodesk
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    • 10
We are in the midst of the next industrial revolution which is being fueled by next generation technology. Technology is driving disruption into the manufacturing marketplace at breakneck speed. In this environment, companies must rethink their innovation strategies to remain competitive and profitable. Product Designers and Manufacturers are now able...

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Monday, May 08
2:25 PM - 4:00 PM

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    • Global Ballroom AB
Afternoon Tour 2:40 PM: depart convention center 4:00 PM: estimated return time Case Western Reserve University's center for innovation and entrepreneurship provides a space for anyone - students, faculty, and alumni and members of the community - to tinker and creatively invent. Located in a 7-story, 50,000 square foot facility, with 3 floors occupied and...

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Monday, May 08
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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    • Main Hall
Take the winning robot from the 2016 International FIRST Robotics Competition through its paces—and meet the team from Cuyahoga Community College Youth Technology Academy who built it

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Monday, May 08
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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    • Main Stage - Show Floor
The knowledge workers have is as important as the data from automation devices. What if you had an app that transformed those devices into smart nodes with modules that incorporate both? Imagine the effect it could have on the agility of your operations! Come learn how a new app called...

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Monday, May 08
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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    • Main Stage - Show Floor
New Equipment Digest reveals the winners of its 2017 Innovation contest. Meet the winners and hear from NED about what makes best-in-class innovations work.

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Monday, May 08
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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    • Show Floor
Network with fellow attendees in the Exhbit Hall. See the latest innovations from our hundreds of exhibitors.

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Tuesday, May 09
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

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    • Hall B
In today’s digital age, the rapid advancement in technology is transforming the automotive industry. Data analytics, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, robotics, and additive manufacturing are disrupting not only the design and manufacturing of cars, SUVs and trucks, but also leading to emerging mobility services and solutions. In this...
Speaker
Ken Washington

VP, Research and Advanced Engineering
Ford Motor Company
Keynote

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Tuesday, May 09
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Workforce Track
Sponsored by:   Tooling U-SME
Most companies have embraced lean at some level in order to improve results. Unfortunately, most of these lean efforts end in limited success and several start-and-stop attempts at achieving a lean culture. In this session, Dan Cavanagh, president of MacLean-Fogg’s Metform Group (a 2016 IW Best Plants winner), will discuss how...
Speaker
Dan Cavanagh

President - MetForm Group
MacLean-Fogg
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Advanced Continuous Improvement Track
Sponsored by:   TBM
A safe workplace is a key deliverable for any manufacturing company.  Harley-Davidson has significantly improved workplace safety by leveraging lean manufacturing tools and practices. Improvements have been made through a focus on three areas: best practice safety processes, a culture of accountability and a robust change-management process to provide clarity...
Speakers
Jim Fulkerson

Manager - Lean Production Systems
Harley Davidson
Co-Speaker

Paul Antonneau

Corporate Safety Manager
Harley Davidson
Co-Speaker

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Manufacturing Technology Strategies Track
Sponsored by:   Synchrono
As manufacturing environments become more digital and agile, many are adopting demand-driven methods to drive end-to-end production flow and position themselves for the Factory of the Future. This presentation will address how and why modern approaches to demand-driven manufacturing are enabling a more connected environment and serving as the foundation...
Speaker
John Maher

VP of Product Strategy
Synchrono, Inc.
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Smart Manufacturing Track
Sponsored by:   Kepware/MESA
This presentation will review three different implementations of real-time data analytics, closed- loop process control and in-process OCR (optical character recognition) implemented in high-volume factories at Sanmina in 2016.  All of these technologies were implemented on high-speed production lines with significant ROI.  These production lines use all electronic travelers, and...
Speakers
Gelston Howell

Senior Vice President, Marketing
Sanmina Corp
Co-Speaker

Srivats Ramaswami

CTO
42Q
Co-Speaker

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Leadership Track
Sponsored by:   Plex Systems
Modern manufacturing is about doing more with less, and doing it better. But you can’t get there if your systems and processes are stuck in the past. Digitally transforming the business to deliver higher efficiency and automation is a fantasy for some companies, but others are accomplishing this and more,...
Speaker
Sandy Kolp

Plant Manager
Firstronic LLC
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Continuous Improvement Fundamentals Track
In many companies, the tools to reduce variation have been deployed as part of a Six Sigma framework with the traditional certification for "Belt" levels and accompanying multiweek project to drive improvement.  As an alternative, this presentation focuses on using the lean structure of a kaizen to deploy the foundational...
Speaker
Eric Lussier

VP
Steel Business Partners/Handy & Harman
Speaker

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Tuesday, May 09
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Manufacturing Practices Track
Come and learn how 3D printing has been driving true change across industries by improving product innovation and time to market, streamlining traditional manufacturing processes and reducing costs. And while the technology plays a strategic role in many of the world’s leading manufacturers, customers are now taking the next step...
Speakers
Bob Wolter


Stratasys Direct Inc
Speaker

Kent Firestone

Chief Operating Officer
Stratasys Direct Inc
Speaker

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IoT Track
In this session participants will learn how to design the system that wirelessly powers an IOT sensor using a photovoltaic device. Topics covered will include energy storage, energy harvesting electronics, photovoltaic (solar) technologies, determining the power requirements for your sensor system. The session will involve a demonstration of measuring idle and...
Speaker
Daniel Stieler

Vice President of Research and Development
PowerFilm Inc
Speaker

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Tuesday, May 09
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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    • Main Stage - Show Floor
Energizing the Future of Manufacturing: Current, powered by GE (MAIN STAGE) Join Current, powered by GE—a first-of-its-kind startup within the walls of GE—for a demonstration on how Current blends advanced energy technologies like LED and solar with networked sensors and software to make industrial facilities more energy efficient and productive.

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Tuesday, May 09
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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    • Show Floor - Booth 618
Come check out Ultimaker lineup of additive manufacturing solutions, including the new dual extrusion Ultimaker3 desktop 3D printer. The demo will feature both PLA /PLA and PLA/ PVA prints, along with printed part examples.

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    • Room:  
    • Booth 319
Get Hands-On with Collaborative Robotics: Universal Robots (Booth 319) Experience the true power (and simplicity) of collaborative robotics by programming your own sequences and pick-and-place operations on a UR robot. No training necessary!

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Tuesday, May 09
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    • Exhibit Hall A
Speakers
Alan Sage


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Chuck Masluk


Speaker

Darren Henry


Onshape
Speaker

Dave Harman

Feriot
Speaker

Julia Marvin


Documoto by Digabit
Speaker

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Tuesday, May 09
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Manufacturing Technology Strategies Track
Sponsored by:   Synchrono
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is projected to be a $150B business by 2020. Like previous technological advances, adoption of IIoT into currently operating facilities is fraught with risk. In this talk we will discuss how to successfully and smoothly integrate IIoT technologies into your facility with minimal disruption...
Speakers
Karl Wadensten

President
VIBCO Inc.
Co-Speaker

Ted Ferreira

Managing Director, LEED AP BD+C
CD+M Lighting Design Group
Co-Speaker

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Workforce Track
Sponsored by:   Tooling U - SME
Interested in starting an apprenticeship program at your company but don’t know where to start? In this panel, two manufacturers share how they’ve done it successfully. Tom Lucas, CIO of Sherwin-Williams, talks about how he transformed a small summer internship program into a widely respected on-the-job training program for IT...
Speakers
Peter Feil

Vice President/General Manager
STOBER Drives Inc
Panelist

Thomas Lucas

Chief Information Officer
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Panelist

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Continuous Improvement Fundamentals Track
Choosing the right KPIs for the Johnson Control Manufacturing system has been key to its success.  This presentation summarizes how to choose the appropriate KPIs (which ones and how many) to visualize process performance, to identify actions that reinforce key success factors, and to minimize reactiveness, thus enabling course correction. It...
Speakers
Jose Miguel Lopez-Ascaso

VP Manufacturing Excellence
Johnson Controls
Co-Speaker

Ricardo Estok

Enterprise Principle Leader, Manufacturing Excellence
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Co-Speaker

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Advanced Continuous Improvement Track
Sponsored by:   TBM
Many organizations miss their Annual Operating Plan goals because they lack the information needed to take the right actions, right now.  In order to win the year, you must win every day.  This session will explore how a daily management system can empower operations leaders to leverage a vital combination...
Speaker
Ken Koenemann

Vice President
TBM Consulting Group Inc
Co-Speaker

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Leadership Track
Sponsored by:   Plex Systems
Very few companies can successfully change their business model. Even fewer still can move from a model of low margin commodities to high margin electronics. In this session you'll hear how a Midwestern rustbelt manufacturer successfully transformed itself from low margin commodities to high margin technology systems. You'll learn about...
Speaker
Steve Blue

President and CEO
Miller Ingenuity
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Smart Manufacturing Track
Sponsored by:   Kepware/MESA
What does it take to go from a manually operated to a fully automated factory?  Learn from the automation manager of Gentex Optics as he shares with you the highlights of the five years of his journey. The highlights include: understanding what automation can bring to a plant, understanding current...
Speaker
Amit Agarwal

Sr. Manager, Automation Engineering & MIS
Genetix Optics
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Tuesday, May 09
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Room:  
    • Main Stage - Show Floor
Automatically collect measurement data from multiple CMMs into a simple server database; use existing templates or build graphical part stories, SPC charts and quality reports; see ease-of-use demonstrated with audience participants.

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Tuesday, May 09
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Learn About Show Floor and Top Floor "Connectivity" for the Integrated Manufacturing Enterprise.

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Tuesday, May 09
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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    • Hall B
Attend a keynote session presented by a leader of a corporation that has inspired several generations of companies to adopt the Toyota Production System (TPS) as their operating philosophy. We all know how fast our world is changing, but simply changing along with it is not enough. We need to...
Speaker
Brett Wood

President and CEO
Toyota
Keynote

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Tuesday, May 09
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    • Room:  
    • Booth 325 - Show Floor
Watch real-time process control data aggregation from a physical demonstration unit with KEPServerEX. This data will be monitored and controlled through the PTC stack of technology.

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Tuesday, May 09
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Manufacturing Technology Strategies Track
Sponsored by:   Synchrono
In the new Industry 4.0 world, manufacturing leaders need more visibility into their operations, greater agility to adapt to changing customer requirements, and a workforce capable of working in harmony with new technologies bringing data and smart, connected equipment to the production environment. That’s where wearables provides a compelling solution....
Speakers
Chris Croteau


Intel
Panelist

Jay Kim

Chief Strategy Officer
Upskill (formerly APX Labs)
Moderator

Neal Kohl

Director of Product Strategy & Innovation
Dell Client Solutions
Panelist

Paul Boris

VP, Manufacturing Industries, GE Digitals
General Electric
Panelist

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Leadership Track
Sponsored by:   Plex Systems
This concise and practical presentation will guide attendees on how to apply GPS-based methods to mobilize operations while incorporating “destination-focused” initiatives. The presenter will explain why the companies who merit the descriptor “high-performing” devote such enormous energy toward three vital components: goals, people and systems. And while the world’s most...
Speakers
Frank Hacker

General Manager - Wisconsin Operations
Rockline Industries
Co-Speaker

Shane Yount

Principal
Competitive Solutions Inc
Co-Speaker

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Workforce Track
Sponsored by:   Tooling U-SME
The “Power of 3” encompasses a solid partnership between industry, education, and government working in concert to build additional capacity, expertise, and continuously improve our 21st century advanced-manufacturing workforce. After this session attendees will be able to:   1. Communicate the benefits of partnering with education and government for more robust, impactful...
Speakers
Duane Hebert

Sr. Learning and Development Analyst
Tooling U - SME
Co-Speaker

J. Craig McAtee

Executive Director
National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC)
Co-Speaker

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Smart Manufacturing Track
Sponsored by:   Kepware/MESA
Cloud computing is causing a transformational shift in the way we do business and protect sensitive data assets and mission critical software applications in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. Organizations are taking a cautious attitude to cloud computing because of concerns about security and compliance with their security policies and...
Speaker
Goran Novkovic

Professional Engineer
Toronto Water
Speaker

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Advanced Continuous Improvement Track
Sponsored by:   TBM
What is the psychological science behind successful safety leadership in manufacturing?  Discover how Kenworth Trucks, a division of PACCAR, is leveraging new research and technology in industrial psychology to develop the safety leadership skills of its supervisors.  Kenworth’s Heath Ewing and Select International’s Esteban Tristan will describe how psychometric assessments...
Speakers
Esteban Tristan

Director of Safety Solutions
Select International
Co-Speaker

Heath Ewing

Training & Development Manager
Kenworth Trucking Company
Co-Speaker

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Continuous Improvement Fundamentals Track
Learn best practices employed by 2016 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award winners on their continuing journey of manufacturing excellence. No manufacturing facility’s path to excellence is the same, as demonstrated by these winning facilities. One representative on this panel, for example, manufactures threaded pipe products for water well drilling and operates...
Speakers
Bobby Brogden

Plant Manager
L.B. Foster Co
Panelist

Darrell Wilson

General Manager
UTC Aerospace
Panelist

Steven Fraser

Vice President of Operations
Firstronic LLC
Panelist

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Tuesday, May 09
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

IoT Track
Magnetic resonance technology allows wireless charging over distance, multiple device charging, charging through materials and high efficiency power transfer, and these benefits create a next-generation, seamless “drop and go” charging experience for end users. Enabled by magnetic resonance, the use cases for wireless charging that we can expect in the...
Speaker
Sanjay Gupta


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Manufacturing Practices Track
All signs are pointing to 2017 being an important year for 3D printing with innovative new technologies, new printers and new applications emerging. 3D printing has been a cost-effective prototyping option for some time now, but it is rapidly gaining steam as a production option as well.  With all of...
Speaker
Cullen Hilkene


3Diligent
Speaker

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Tuesday, May 09
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    • Room:  
    • Booth 119 - Show Floor
During this demonstration of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud, discover how the system can help you improve results in manufacturing planning, execution and quality.

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    • Room:  
    • Live 3D Printing Demo Area
Check in on the progress on the exclusive M&T live-build. Talk to an expert Stratasys engineer to understand the 3D process and how it can be put to work in factories and R&D facilities today.

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    • Room:  
    • Main Stage - Show Floor
Upskill will use the latest smart glasses to demonstrate how its Skylight software solution closes the knowledge gap between workers and machines to create actionable data and workforce efficiency gains of nearly 50%.

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Tuesday, May 09
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

    • Room:  
    • Main Stage - Show Floor
An Iranian immigrant who arrived to America in the '70s with only few hundred dollars, Homayoon Kazerooni used his engineering gifts to design the exoskeletons that help paraplegics walk and industrial workers keep up with robots. Here's your chance to hear from the candid Berkeley professor and possibly get some...

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Tuesday, May 09
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Smart Manufacturing Track
Sponsored by:   Kepware/MESA
Over the past two years, Mondelēz International has taken what it calls a “Simple Start to Smart Manufacturing.”  The approach has been built around first being extremely clear regarding the business objectives for manufacturing and linkage with the corporation’s strategy.  Then Mondelēz International looked at how the evolving technology landscape...
Speakers
Erik Nistad

Director ITS, Global Mfg./ RDQ COE Lead
Mondelez International
Co-Speaker

Paresh Kalwani

Global Manufacturing Solutions and Strategy Lead
Mondelez International
Co-Speaker

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Manufacturing Technology Strategies Track
Sponsored by:   Synchrono
Advances in 3-D printing, including the introduction of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3-D printing technology, are poised to move 3-D printing out of the realm of product prototyping and into the manufacturing mainstream. Before that promise can become reality, 3-D printed parts must embody the quality, consistency, mechanical integrity...
Speaker
Tim DeRosett

Director of Marketing, Additive Manufacturing
Jabil
Speaker

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Leadership Track
Sponsored by:   Plex Systems
Executed properly, Hoshin Planning is one of the most powerful tools you can implement to ensure a data-driven and systematic approach to developing executive level Strategic Vision.  It provides a robust, deployment process that ensures constant visibility on which initiatives will result in the greatest impact to the overall vision...
Speakers
Dustin Smith

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Commercial Trailer Products
Wabash National Corporation
Co-Speaker

Ryan King

Director of Operational Excellence, Commercial Trailer Products
Wabash National Corporation
Co-Speaker

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Advanced Continuous Improvement Track
Sponsored by:   TBM
Kanban is, in concept, a simple process that can have great benefits in manufacturing by assisting in providing a continuous supply of materials needed to produce the needed products.  Like all lean manufacturing tools, it has the potential to influence the way we think and approach problems within the operations...
Speakers
Sandy Kolp

Plant Manager
Firstronic LLC
Co-Speaker

Steven Fraser

Vice President of Operations
Firstronic LLC
Co-Speaker

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Workforce Track
Sponsored by:   Tooling U - SME
When the Ohio-based Great Lakes Cheese built a state-of-the-art packaging and distribution facility in Manchester, Tenn., they needed to get their new employees up to speed quickly to ensure a smooth startup of their production lines and meet high quality standards. Hear about Great Lakes' best practices for training a...
Speakers
Jennifer Yaros

VP of Operations
Radcom Services
Co-Speaker

Laury Ferguson

Training Manager
Great Lakes Cheese Co. Inc
Co-Speaker

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Continuous Improvement Fundamentals Track
Sponsored by:   Microsoft/Mariner
Come participate in an interactive panel where Mariner and Steelcase share their IIoT journey, lessons learned, recommendations on where to start, and more.  
Speakers
Peter Darragh

VP of Delivery
Mariner
Co-Speaker

Steve Jones, PhD, PE

Technical Materials & Process Consultant, Global Technical Services & Mfg. Engineering
Steelcase
Co-Speaker

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Tuesday, May 09
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The ID&E Show presents our exclusive panel on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the engineering industry. Currently, many companies are working on some form of smart intelligent machines. Whether it be self-driving cars, intelligent robots with smart vision, artificial intelligence computers like IBM’s Watson, or voice recognition apps like Siri...
Speakers
Mike Hitmar

Sr. Industry Marketing Manager, Global Manufacturing Practice
SAS
Panelist

Nancy Friedrich

Executive Director, Content
Penton
Moderator

Ngai Zhang

Attorney
Pillsbury Law
Panelist

Samarjit Das


Bosch Rexroth
Panelist

Vibhu Bhutani

Chief Strategy Officer
Softweb Solutions
Panelist

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Wednesday, May 10
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Continuous Improvement Fundamentals Track
Learn how Intertape Polymer Group engages employees through the implementation of the Intertape Performance System (IPS).  This 2016 IW Best Plants Award winner will share how--using lean manufacturing and continuous improvement best practices--it develops teams, assesses performance, sets goals and creates a culture of continuous improvement through employee engagement at...
Speaker
Philip Kauneckas

Continuous Improvement Leader
Intertape Polymer Group
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Workforce Track
Sponsored by:   Tooling U - SME
The job of equipment service tech/industrial maintenance technician is changing and evolving, and the changes are happening quickly. Scot McElmore and Lindsay Rippingale, experts in talent acquisition for Honda North America, will talk about the needs around this position and the particular challenges of filling it. They will also discuss...
Speakers
Lindsay Rippingale

Recruiter
Honda North America Inc
Co-Speaker

Mike Hannah

IIoT Market Development Manager
Rockwell Automation
Co-Speaker

Scot McLemore

Manager of Talent Acquisition and Deployment
Honda Manufacturing
Co-Speaker

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Smart Manufacturing Track
Sponsored by:   Kepware/MESA
Existing and rapidly evolving technologies are transforming industry through the creation of an environment that affords real-time visibility into production status and the efficacious management of global operations. Profound insight into operator usage patterns, materials and equipment enables enriched performance and better efficiency. The information is readily available; companies with...
Speaker
Ken Marapese

Manager, MES & Security
Rockwell Automation
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Manufacturing Technology Strategies Track
Sponsored by:   Synchrono
There’s no doubt that advanced analytics can help fine-tune factories and make them more competitive, but what’s not always obvious are the steps that should be taken in order to identify, outline and execute an analytics project or how to circumnavigate potential pitfalls and challenges that can delay a project...
Speakers
Dennis Hodges

CIO
Inteva Products LLC
Co-Speaker

Jon Sobel

Co Founder & CEO
Sight Machine
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Advanced Continuous Improvement Track
Sponsored by:   TBM
The Raymond Corporation began implementation of Total Process Reliability (TPR) at its Greene, New York, manufacturing facility in 2014.  Raymond has accomplished a significant amount of improvement and rolled out TPR at facilities in Muscatine, Iowa, and Syracuse, New York.  This seminar will explore the challenges involved with managing equipment...
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George L. Westcott

Fabrication Manager
The Raymond Corporation
Co-Speaker

Tony Topencik

Director of Manufacturing Operations
The Raymond Corporation
Co-Speaker

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Leadership Track
Sponsored by:   Plex Systems
Operational excellence is less about innovative management practices and more about process discipline and alignment of functions and tiers. The tools Goodyear uses, as well as demonstrations of how they use them will be featured on this track. The “intersections” is where strategic elements and tactical execution overlap to override...
Speakers
Billy Ray Taylor

Director of Commercial Manufacturing
Goodyear Tire Company
Co-Speaker

Ellis Jones

General Manager Race
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Co-Speaker

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Wednesday, May 10
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Assisted Engineering Track
Collaborative robotic applications are fundamentally changing the way people and machines interact on the plant floor. People and robots are working in closer proximity and more collaboratively than ever before. This is reducing physical burdens on workers, freeing floor space, saving money, improving production efficiency and increasing flexibility in the...
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George Schuster

Business Development Manager
Rockwell Automation
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Wednesday, May 10
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

    • Room:  
    • Hall B
The success of a business organization comes back to the challenge: Institutionalizing Operational Excellence through everyone in your organization. Billy R. Taylor will share a Business Operating System that enables his operations organization convert strategy into results. The management system effectively provides clarity:  "Define winning" (purpose of the work and...
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Billy Ray Taylor

Director of Commercial Manufacturing
Goodyear Tire Company
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Wednesday, May 10
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Room:  
    • Booth 109 - Show Floor
What if your devices could talk to you? Learn how a new offering from Rockwell Automation will discover devices in your network, analyze data to find insights, and apply those insights in your process or operation. There's even a friendly chat bot (named Shelby) built into the product to help...

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    • Room:  
    • Main Stage - Show Floor
The manufacturing workforce is aging, but production isn’t slowing down. SuitX demonstrates its elegant ergonomic solution, modular battery-free exoskeletons that will power up the human material handlers to keep pace with automated equipment.

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    • Room:  
    • Main Stage - Show Floor
Winners of the drone contest and finished 3D printed mystery object announced.

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    • Room:  
    • Expo Floor
New innovations in cloud robotics are extending the flexibility and value of collaborative robots in new and exciting ways. This demo will combine the reliability and precision performance of a Universal Robots UR5 with the revolutionary new smart cloud robotics platform from Tend. Leveraging the Tend in.control™ software that enables...

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Wednesday, May 10
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Assisted Engineering Track
Sponsored by:   Dassault Systemes
Additive manufacturing (AM), also popularly known as 3D printing, is a manufacturing technology that has been evolving since the late 1980s—but can finally be said to be proving its worth in many fields. Hardly a day goes by when you do not see an article in the news about a...
Speakers
Murali Pandheeradi

Technical Sales Director & Technical Expert
Dassault Systemes
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Sai Sudharsanan Paranjothy

Solution Consultant
Dassault Systemes SIMULIA
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Wednesday, May 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Room:  
    • Exhibit Hall A
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Alan Sage


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Chuck Masluk


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Darren Henry


Onshape
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Dave Harman

Feriot
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Julia Marvin


Documoto by Digabit
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Wednesday, May 10
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Room:  
    • Main Stage - Show Floor
See Sight Machine’s manufacturing analytics platform in action and put your manufacturing data to work with the only platform that instantly combines process and product data with an automated and systematic data intake process. Attendees will be able to test-drive the new Sight Machine Manufacturing Performance Index (MPI) productivity metric...

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Wednesday, May 10
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Advanced Continuous Improvement Track
Sponsored by:   TBM
Discover how Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) partners with its supply base in a series of continuous improvement engagements, designed to methodically improve understanding, operations and relationships.  A variety of assessment and development tools serve as the backbone of the NNS Supplier Development and Continuous Improvement Program.  The approach is grounded...
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Brian Tapajna

Program Manager - Supplier Development and Continuous Improvement
Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding
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Manufacturing Technology Strategies Track
Sponsored by:   Synchrono
Learn how edge computing is bridging the gap between physical assets and digital capabilities and transforming the IIoT space. GE Automation & Controls’ General Manager Rebecca Boll will share how connected controls technology brings analytics to the edge and taps into the higher potential of IIOT, giving equipment and factories...
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Rebecca Boll

General Manager, GE2GE/GE4GE
GE Automation & Controls
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Workforce Track
Five years ago, Willington Nameplate, a Connecticut manufacturer of product labels and plates, did next to nothing to recommend itself to younger workers. The 50-year-old company’s workforce was on a slow march to retirement, with the average employee tenure at 17 years. But as the family-owned company took on bigger...
Speakers
Brent Robertson

Partner
Fathom
Co-Speaker

Brett Greene

President
Willington Nameplate
Co-Speaker

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Continuous Improvement Fundamentals Track
What does it take to successfully implement a CI program in a facility where it has repeatedly failed? How do you reinvigorate a workforce that has already become bored with the message? Why does the same set of tools, techniques, and terms result in failure in one instance, yet major...
Speakers
Ted Ferreira

Managing Director, LEED AP BD+C
CD+M Lighting Design Group
Co-Speaker

Tony Dotta

Director of Continuous Improvement
Ameriwood Home
Co-Speaker

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Leadership Track
Sponsored by:   Plex Systems
In the early 1990s Lantech was a poster child for the power of high-speed kaizen and continuous improvement. But once the dramatic conversion from process villages to single-piece-flow was completed, Lantech found it hard to sustain its gains and to improve further. In this presentation CEO Jim Lancaster will describe...
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Jim Lancaster

CEO
Lantech
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Smart Manufacturing Track
Sponsored by:   Kepware/MESA
We’re at a tipping point with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A recent report from LNS Research shows that 34% of companies are either currently adopting or planning to adopt IIoT technology in the next year. Although adoption of IIoT technology is still in its early stages, organizations that...
Speakers
Alex Herbert

Strategic Accounts Manager
Kepware
Co-Speaker

Maicon Jean de Oliveira

IT Industrial Support Manager
Faurecia Automotive
Co-Speaker

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Wednesday, May 10
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    • Room:  
    • Main Stage - Show Floor
Esri brings The Science of WhereTM to your organization, uncovering the hidden value of geography to create real-time intelligence, unlocking data from your existing systems and strengthening your global supply chain to mitigate disruptions and grow new markets.  

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Wednesday, May 10
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

    • Room:  
    • Hall B
Best Practices and strategies for getting started on your first IIoT project Ask anyone who has successfully deployed one or more IIoT projects for their advice, and the answer is likely to be something like: “Don’t delay, just do it. The key is to quickly get to a working proof-of-concept.”  That may...
Speakers
Diego Tamburini, PhD

Sr. Industry Strategist - Design & Manufacturing
Autodesk Inc
Panelist

Karen Field

Executive Director - Content
Penton
Moderator

Michael Walton

Industry Solution Executive (Manufacturing Industry)
Microsoft
Panelist

Steven Meyer

Sr Principal Engineer
Intel Corp
Panelist

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