Industry 4.0 has moved from talk to action. Register now!
October 25, 2018 | Greenville, SC
SME’s Digital Transformation seminar will take place at the Center for Manufacturing Innovation in Greenville on Thursday, October 25th. This seminar will focus on how major companies have transformed their operations by embracing advance manufacturing technologies allowing for intelligent production and manufacturing environment. Industry experts from Georgia Tech, Bosch, Jabil, Clemson, Boston Consulting Group, and others, will present various case studies on how using advanced digital tools and technologies will transform your value stream, supply chain and revenue stream. Hear how to make your products more cost effective and visible. Learn how devices on the factory floor are connecting to each other, to higher level computing platforms and enabling the evolution of more intelligent systems Attendees will have the opportunity to make new connections and build relationships with industry partners and peers and learn about some of the latest techniques and academic research transforming manufacturing.
This one-day highly interactive event will give you access to companies and people taking the lead, find out how they created their digital strategy and roadmap. Connect and Collaborate and Be a part of the future of digital transformation.
- Where to Start?
- How to Justify the Costs?
- How to Connect Various Devices?
- How to Initiate Change in your Organization?
- What do I do with all the Data I am generating?
Greenville Tech Center for Manufacturing Innovation
Wendy Walton, Associate Vice President of Executive Affairs, Greenville Technical College
Manufacturing Prosperity: A Bold Strategy for National Wealth and Security On one hand, American manufacturing faces issues like the loss of R&D activities to foreign competitors, limited capacity to commercialize our domestic research, and the weakening of “industrial commons” and “innovation ecosystems” that took decades to build. On the other hand, extensive, pervasive technological change in manufacturing is creating an opportunity to ensure a positive future for domestic production. The new parameters play to American strengths: flexibility and adaptability, a large capital market, superior higher education, and the world’s best R&D. But taking advantage and recapturing industrial leadership will require national recognition of the importance of manufacturing and a focus on building the industries of the future. American manufacturing faces transformative opportunities—including high-performance materials, ubiquitous sensors, automation, smart manufacturing, and other emerging trends and technologies taking hold here.
Tom Mahoney, Associate Director, MForesight
In his presentation, Tom Mahoney will highlight the findings of this project—the Grand Challenges facing U.S. manufacturing—and present ideas for addressing these challenges.
On one hand, American manufacturing faces issues like the loss of R&D activities to foreign competitors, limited capacity to commercialize our domestic research, and the weakening of “industrial commons” and “innovation ecosystems” that took decades to build. On the other hand, extensive, pervasive technological change in manufacturing is creating an opportunity to ensure a positive future for domestic production. The new parameters play to American strengths: flexibility and adaptability, a large capital market, superior higher education, and the world’s best R&D. But taking advantage and recapturing industrial leadership will require national recognition of the importance of manufacturing and a focus on building the industries of the future. American manufacturing faces transformative opportunities—including high-performance materials, ubiquitous sensors, automation, smart manufacturing, and other emerging trends and technologies taking hold here.
IoT, Big Data and your Operations, Keeping your Plant at the Sharp Edge of the Tool
Christopher Saldana, Georgia Tech
Driving Toward a New Model for Auto Manufacturing Education
Dr. Joshua Summers, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
MFG 4.0 Journey and our Factory of the Future (FOF)
Mike Koesling, Vice President – Engineering & Business Development, LAI
Advances in Manufacturing Data Analysis
Andy Henderson, Vice President, Praemo Inc.
Dave O’Neil, Vice President of Media, SME
Tour of the VAC
Greenville Technical College Tour
The Human Impact of Industry 4.0
Shannon Bennett, Implementation & Sales, Visual Knowledge Share Ltd.
Panel Discussion: Thrive or Die – Why Smart Manufacturing is Critically Important
Small MFG Panelists: José Colucci, Southeast Regional Manager, NIST MEP, Garvin Barker, Plant Operations Manager, Schneider Electric, Nick Dorsey, Order Engineering Manager, Schneider Electric, Bryan Beck, Vice President Information and Automation Technology, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Joe DiNapoli, Operations Manager, Itron Oconee
Driving the Digital Enterprise through Advanced Automation
John DeTellem, Engineering Software Product Manager, Siemens
Connecting IoT devices to the cloud and extracting actionable insight out of them – A live view
Diego Tamburini, Principal Industry Lead - Cloud for Manufacturing, Microsoft
5 Ways IIoT Technology Will Transform the Way You Manufacture
Dan Rundle, Chief Executive Officer, Worthwhile
GE Power AMW (Advanced Manufacturing Works) Plant Tour
October 24 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Members – $75
Non-members – $100
Tour the GE Power AMW and see the facility and equipment that serves as an incubator for the development of advanced manufacturing processes and production processes of new parts for GE Power, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, and Energy Connections. This tour will highlight Additive Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, and Integrated Manufacturing Engineering Development.
Who Should Attend?
Manufacturing and Technology leaders including: VPs, and directors of manufacturing, CIOs/CTOs and others interested in utilizing advanced manufacturing technologies to streamline design and production, reduce time to market, and build more efficient products and operations.
WHAT WILL BE COVERED?
- Connected manufacturing
- Big Data
- Artificial Intelligence
- Digital Twin
- AR / VR
- Full digital integration
- Operational optimization
- Equipment optimization
- How to know if IoT is right for your business
- Common questions and roadblocks to IoT implementation
- Identifying measurable business outcomes
- Get direct access to automation, IoT and big data technology experts
- Hear first-hand what works and learn what cutting edge technologies are available – cost to implement, and how to measure your ROI.
- Make new connections and build relationships with partners and peers
|Pricing||SME Members||Non-Members||Academia Government/Military* (15% discount as shown below) Member / Non-Member||Full-Time Students** (50% discount as shown below) Member / Non-Member|
|Seminar||$595||$695||$505.75 / $590.75||$297.50 / $347.50|
*Academic, Military & Government Pricing: To qualify for the reduced rate you must submit a letter on appropriate military/government letterhead signed by your Commanding Officer or supervisor to the SME Registrar. Educators may submit either a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming status or a class schedule inclusive of the institution/year/instructor.
**Full-Time Students: To qualify for student rates, submit a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming full-time student status or provide a copy of your student I.D. to the SME Registrar.
Center for Manufacturing Innovation
575 Millennium Blvd.
Greenville SC 29607
- John Fleming, Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs (Retired), Ford Motor Company
- Dr. Michael Grieves, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design, Florida Institute of Technology
- Kimberley Hagerty, Transformation Manager, Hot Section Module Center (HSMC), Pratt & Whitney
- Steven D. Jones, PhD, PE, Technical Material & Process Consultant, Steelcase, Inc.
- Jay Lee, Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair, and Distinguished University Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Materials, University of Cincinnati
- Davide Picciotto, Digital Enterprise, Siemens
- Diego Tamburini, Design & Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Autodesk, Inc.
- Fred Thomas, Global Industry Director, Transportation & Mobility/Industrial Equipment, DELMIA
- Dennis Thompson, President and Managing Partner, Equus Partners LLC
- Craig Sutton, Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Innovation, John Deere
- Bart Weihl, Advanced Mg. InitiativesGroup, Owens Corning
- Steffan Nunn, Digital Factory Specialist, Volkswagen