Full Schedule

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.

Tracks = MESA Smart Manufacturing

Tuesday, May 08
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

MESA Smart Manufacturing
Help us clear the air on Smart Manufacturing drivers, benefits and building blocks.  Start with a reveal of the current ideas from your peers, based on a recent industry survey conducted jointly by IndustryWeek and MESA International.   This session promises to uncover both common ground and controversy among Smart Manufacturing initiatives,...
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Conrad Leiva

VP Product Strategy & Alliances
iBASEt
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Wednesday, May 09
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

MESA Smart Manufacturing
Trelleborg considers itself to be truly just beginning their Smart Manufacturing journey, driving a "Production Intelligence" initiative across 120 plants globally. Learn how they've gotten started, what they’ve accomplished to date and where they're turning for help moving forward.Many manufacturers started their Smart Manufacturing journey years ago - before we...
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Erik Nistad

Director ITS, Global Mfg./ RDQ COE Lead
Mondelez International
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Tomas Norbut

IT Infrastructure Project Manager/ioT Program Manager
Trelleborg AB
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Wednesday, May 09
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

MESA Smart Manufacturing
Manufacturers understand that the foundation to digital transformation and  Smart Manufacturing requires digital processes at the plant floor. Virgin Orbit, best known for capturing our imaginations with its development of commercial spacecraft and its goal of providing suborbital space flights to tourists, is one of those manufacturers. Their discrete, complex...
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Andrzej Goryca

Sr Enterprise Systems Manager
Virgin Orbit
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Wednesday, May 09
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MESA Smart Manufacturing
Deploying manufacturing systems is often the first step in Smart Manufacturing, but driving your business with analytics off the plant floor is when many companies begin to run.  Vecima Networks manufactures cable boxes for the hospitality industry and wanted to make operational data-based decisions to refine its manufacturing process. However, multiple...
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Michele Wells

Senior Marketing Manager
SAS
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Paul Little

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
Vecima Networks
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Wednesday, May 09
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

MESA Smart Manufacturing
Quad/Graphics realized all aspects of their end-to-end value streams need to be optimized with speed and agility. Quad has been realizing Smart Manufacturing principles throughout its value chains, including digital automation and optimization in manufacturing processes and deploying increasingly automated robots on the shop floor.  Learn how Quad successfully followed the...
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Steve Jaeger

Chief Information Officer
Quad/Graphics Inc
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Thursday, May 10
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

MESA Smart Manufacturing
Any manufacturer who hopes to stay competitive in today’s market needs a connected factory. But legacy machines—often critical to operations—can be extremely difficult to connect and integrate into an IoT ecosystem. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of three different strategies for integrating legacy machines—as well as a framework for...
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Jeff Bates

Product Manager
ThingWorx
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Thursday, May 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MESA Smart Manufacturing
Since 2006, MESA International has lead industry’s efforts to understand the performance metrics that matter to manufacturers and to provide insights into how modern technologies improve access to these metrics.  The technologies continue to evolve rapidly, and MESA continues to offer focused research findings to keep up with the pace...
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Andrew Hughes

Principal Analyst
LNS Research
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Chris Monchinski

Vice President of Manufacturing Intelligence
Automated Control Concepts, Inc
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