Keynote: Smart Manufacturing -- What’s Possible, and When?
Barbara Humpton | Chief Executive Officer, Siemens U.S.
As global manufacturing undergoes its biggest transformation since the industrial revolution, Humpton is leading the charge at one of the world’s most innovative manufacturing companies. She will take us inside the radical changes taking place, give us a glimpse of those that are to come, and offer some hard-won advice on how—and how not to—make the leap.
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Making Automation Work
James Radous | President, UniCarriers Americas
Travis Hollman | President & CEO, Hollman Inc.
IoT, AI, big data, robotics, additive manufacturing, Factory 4.0. Technology promises incredible opportunity, but how do you actually put all the pieces together? We’ll have a blunt, smart conversation with three U.S. manufacturers who are leading the way.
9:45 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Topic to be announced
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Peterbilt: Leading Innovation
Since 1939, Peterbilt Motors Company has reigned as America's premium quality truck manufacturer, with a global reputation for industry-leading design, innovative engineering and fuel-efficient solutions. During the past several years, Peterbilt has introduced more new products and services than at any time in its history. We’ll learn more about how they’ve done it with an in-depth briefing by one of the company’s top operational executives ahead of our tour.
Board Buses to Denton, TX
Noon - 5:00 pm
Attendees will divide into 4 groups and experience 4 rotations:
1. Exclusive Tours of Peterbilt Motors Company Manufacturing Plant 2. Hands-on Tour of University of North Texas’s New Additive Manufacturing Lab 3. Peer-to-Peer Roundtables 4. To be announced!
Buses return to Omni, Frisco Hotel
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 15
7:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 9:00 am
David Farr | Chairman & CEO, Emerson Electric Co.
Manufacturing is in the midst of its biggest revolution since the advent of mass production amid seismic changes in geopolitics, technology and consumer behavior. So where are we? And where are we going? And how will you thrive and survive in the coming decade? We’ll get the views of one of the most important, newsmaking executives in American Manufacturing.
9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Smart Manufacturing Workforce
When it comes to building your team, this is the most difficult, complex time in a generation. From finding workers, to upskilling them, to integrating automation, how do you find the right people and strike the right balance of humans and machines? We’ll learn some successful strategies in this can’t-miss presentation.
10:00 am - 10:15 am
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Building breakthrough products to better serve customers is increasingly a team sport, requiring multiple companies across multiple technologies. A case study in how to do it.
11:10 am - Noon
Good to Great Through Data
In the age of Amazon, the beating heart of any great company is its ability to generate, manage and leverage data on customers, predictive maintenance, productivity, product design and more. We’ll talk to CEOs at manufacturing companies that are leading the industry in their ability to mine insights—and deep margins—from the information.