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Monday, 6/10/19 | MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP COUNCIL DAY & NETWORKING DAY*

COUNCIL DAY
*Please note this is for Manufacturing Leadership Council Members Only

7:45 AM


Manufacturing Leadership Council Day Breakfast

8:30 AM


10th Anniversary Welcome + Introductions

8:40 AM


Remarks by ML Board Chair, & ML Board Vice Chair

8:55 AM


Manufacturing Leadership Council Progress Report 2017/2018
Overview of Manufacturing Leadership Council growth, key membership programs and deliverables over the last year.

9:25 AM


Open Forum Session #1

10:25 AM


Networking & Refreshment Break

10:45 AM


New Manufacturing Leadership Council Website

11:00 AM


Critical Issues Calls, Decision Compass Groups, Plant Tours

11:30 AM


New Added Value Activities for ML Members

12:00 PM


Lunch

12:45 PM


Open Forum Session #2

1:45 PM


2018 Critical Issues Agenda – Purpose & Process

1:55 PM


Critical Issues Agenda – Results, Debate, & Votes

2:55 PM


Networking & Refreshment Break

3:10 PM


Critical Issues Agenda – Results, Debate, & Votes Cont’d
ML Council Member debate to review all ideas and drive out preliminary set of Critical Issues for the year ahead. Council votes on draft Critical Issues Agenda and Specific Areas of Focus for 2018/2019.

4:40 PM


Final Critical Issues Recommendations to Board

4:45 PM


2018 Manufacturing Leadership Council Meeting Concludes

NETWORKING DAY
*Please note this is for Non-Members and Summit Sponsors/Attendees

3:00 PM


Sponsor Workshop & Orientation

5:00 PM


VIP Exhibit Hall Guided Tour

6:00 PM


Welcome Networking Reception

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Tuesday, 6/11/19 | General Session, Networking And Exhibition

7:15 AM


Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibition

Didn’t get your badge at last night’s reception? Make sure you’re down in time for breakfast and registration to get your event materials now! Already have your badge? Make sure you pick up your event packet and start networking bright and early.

8:00 AM


Welcome and Introduction

8:10 AM


Opening Address
Picking Up the Pace of Manufacturing 4.0
David R. Brousell, Co-Founder, Manufacturing Leadership Council

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In the last few years, the manufacturing industry has come to realize that the journey to Manufacturing 4.0 is a complex undertaking, with technological change only one part of the transition. The more difficult parts, it turns out, are at the leadership, cultural, and organizational levels. The key question facing manufacturing executives is: how to deal with the multi-dimensional challenge of M4.0 and accelerate the embrace of the new paradigm?

Key Takeaways:

  • Insight on what it means to be a “digital” leader
  • Examples of the most important elements of a digital culture
  • Key factors to best organize around the M4.0 opportunity

8:30 AM


KEYNOTE
Manufacturing 4.0 Transformation in Action

Brynn Watson, Vice President, Future Enterprise Program, Corporate Engineering and Program Operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation

9:00 AM


NAVIGATING THE MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

9:10 AM


CASE STUDY
Cyber in the Age of Digital Manufacturing

Michele D’Alessandro, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Manufacturing IT, Merck & Co, Inc.
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While the Industrial Internet of Things opens up worlds of opportunity, it also opens up worlds of threat. The integration of cyber and physical, and the hyper connected world of intelligent devices underpinning Manufacturing 4.0 requires that digital security is a top priority. Are you doing enough to understand and manage your risks?

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on complexities of the current and evolving threat landscape
  • Critical factors for Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Controls
  • Key learnings and trategies Needed

9:40 AM


Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break

10:10 AM


Manufacturing Leadership Award Winners Spotlight
Selected Winners of the 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Awards will give a short synopsis of their winning projects: what was accomplished for their companies and lessons learned.

11:00 AM


Meet the Innovators – 1:1 Briefing Sessions, Networking, Refreshments, and Exhibition Break

12:40 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

12:45 PM


Food For Thought: Networking Roundtables
Practitioners and solution providers host a menu of luncheon roundtable discussions on pertinent industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts. The list of roundtable discussion topics will be available on-site.

Hosted by:

1:45 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

CHOOSE BETWEEN FIVE DIFFERENT COLLABORATION ZONES:
Customize your agenda! Stay the course with one zone or bounce around to others. All collaboration zones are Power-Point Free, participant-driven discussions featuring creative thinking and idea generation.

Zone 1. Using Digital Twins to Optimize the Value Chain 
Zone 2. Transformative Technologies
Zone 3. Digital Collaboration
Zone 4. Operational Excellence
Zone 5. Digitizing the Supply Chain

1:50 PM


Concurrent Collaboration Zones – ThinkTanks

Expert-led ThinkTanks capture the power of all participants’ voices, insights and experiences via group discussion and exploration of the issue at hand.

Choose one of the following zones

Zone 1. Manufacturing 4.0: Where do I Begin?

FACILITATOR:

David Stonehouse, Global Director of Connected Enterprise, Rockwell Automation
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Expected benefits and returns associated with Manufacturing 4.0 are clear, but the journey to realize them can be murky. This session will outline the steps required to successfully orchestrate people, processes and technology across a transformation roadmap that aligns strategic vision with tangible business outcomes.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight into finding the value of Manufacturing 4.0 for your business, including a case history of where Rockwell Automation found value
  • A framework for aligning business outcome with strategic vision across business, technology and organization
  • A step-by step approach to planning your transformation from strategy review through roadmap

Zone 2. Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Competitive Advantage

FACILITATOR:

Doug Reeder, Innovation Leader, Office of the CTO, NTT DATA
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining prevalence in manufacturing as the technologies advance, data management and algorithms improve, and as organizations discover how AI can be applied to solve some of their most challenging issues. Join us for an informative and interactive discussion on how AI is being used in manufacturing to improve production yields, reduce waste, optimize supply chains and gain predictive insights to deliver more value and gain competitive advantage.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Examples of where AI is being applied in manufacturing
  • Considerations for planning your AI strategy
  • Perspectives on identifying areas where AI can help you gain competitive advantage

Zone 3. Building Your Digital Enterprise

FACILITATOR:

Tom Tengan, Director Digital Enterprise, Siemens PLM
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Do you have a digital strategy for your enterprise? Digitalization is changing our daily lives as well as existing business models from product-centric development and manufacturing to creating opportunities for extended value throughout the lifecycle. This increases pressure on product development but opens up new business opportunities at the same time. Successful companies are seizing the opportunities offered by digitalization to increase their competitiveness in the digital world. According to c-suite execs, digital disruption will wipe out 40 percent of Fortune 500 firms in the next 10 years.

Key Take Aways:

  • A better understanding of the technology trends transforming industry and shaping the Digital Enterprise
  • An understanding of the key components that comprise a digital enterprise
  • A guide to develop a framework for your own digital innovation strategy

Zone 4. A Manufacturing 4.0 Roadmap for Legacy Assets
FACILITATOR:

David Meek, Partner, IBM
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Legacy equipment is one of the biggest obstacles to Industry 4.0 adoption. Manufacturers struggle with a scalable and cost-effective way to connect them to a single platform and collect information from them. In this interactive session, we will share the digitization roadmap that will take you from silos of information to an integrated, smart factory. You will also learn how to prioritize projects to achieve less downtime, increased productivity, and lower costs.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Key success factors for adopting Industry 4.0 with legacy equipment
  • Best practices to prioritize projects
  • Sample digitization roadmap for your legacy equipment

Zone 5. Using the IoT to Elevate Supply Chain Visibility

CO-FACILITATORS:

James Hilton, Director Vertical Marketing Strategy, Manufacturing, Zebra Technologies
Mark Wheeler, Director, Supply Chain Solutions, Zebra Technologies
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Technology can provide unprecedented visibility to the location and state of goods, assets and people throughout the manufacturing enterprise. While legacy systems of record and even control systems may not be poised to leverage this data, this visibility it is increasingly both achievable and affordable.
What could you accomplish with complete visibility to goods, assets and people? Could you improve plant or line utilization? Improve quality? Gain the insights needed for continuous improvement? Improve safety? Improve your ability to adapt and respond to the unplanned and unforeseen?

Key Take-Aways:

  • An understanding of how IoT technologies can significantly boost visibility
  • Insights from real-life case studies on ROI
  • Examples of how an agile project approach can ascertain feasibility and benefits quickly

2:50 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

2:55 PM


CASE STUDY
Embarking on the Manufacturing 4.0 Journey
Praveen Jonnala, Vice President, Global Business Solutions, CommScope

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Manufacturing 4.0 is not just about manufacturing. It is a key capability to enhance Customer Experience. Embarking on Manufacturing 4.0 is not a discrete process just to focus on automating factories and supply chain, it is a continuous journey to enhance customer experience and deliver compelling capabilities to drive customer obsession. This session will focus on how to start the journey, foundational aspects of the roadmap and ultimately how to make this as an integral part of your digital customer experience.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on how to approach the M4.0 journey, developing a roadmap and prioritizing the execution based on customer expectations
  • An understanding why technology is not a magic button and but a key enabler to accelerate the execution and enhance the value
  • Key success factors – Enterprise wide engagement, process simplification and a GREAT TEAM!!

3:25 PM


Networking, Refreshment and Exhibition Break

3:55 PM


EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS
An SMB’s M4.0 Cultural Transformation

Daniel Dwight, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cooley Group
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Achieving Sustainable Growth at Cooley has required a cultural transformation. Motivated to transform from being a 90-year-old asset-oriented manufacturer to a people and process-oriented, highly diversified solutions provider, Cooley is successfully driving sustainable growth, using M4.0 as a rallying cry. We are part way to the M4.0 summit, but the air is getting thinner and the climbing more technically difficult.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on implementing collaboration as a business culture and an understanding of the critical role it plays in company growth
  • Best practices for developing strategies to get the right People in the right positions managing the right Processes collaborating with the right Partners
  • Key findings for why manufacturing capacity and product performance are the most relevant KPIs
  • Examples of why highly flexible mass production is the new operating norm

4:25 PM


KEYNOTE
Leadership in the Digital Age
Stephen Engel,Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions Leader, Americas, Hitachi Consulting

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What is the profile of a manufacturing leader in the digital age? Learn about the behaviors, skills, and acumen a leader needs to enable their company to successfully embrace Digital Manufacturing. No matter where you are on the journey of digital transformation – these six steps can help you lead in the digital age and connect your systems to drive new levels of productivity, profitability and value across your business.

Key Takeaways:

  • Insight on how to connect your physical and digital value streams to drive innovation
  • Key steps to identify areas of variation across the physical value stream that can be supported by better data and real-time analytics
  • Best practices for gaining knowledge through strategic partnerships with digital leaders to accelerate your digital transformation journey

4:55 PM


PANEL DISCUSSION
SMB Perspectives on Manufacturing 4.0

MODERATOR
David R. Brousell, Co-Founder, Manufacturing Leadership Council

PANELIST INCLUDE:
Daniel Dwight, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cooley Group
Vicki Holt, President & Chief Executive Officer, Proto Labs, Inc, Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors
Ryan Lanham, IT Manage, Dynomax Inc.
Richard Sade, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, S&S Hinge

Learn More
Manufacturing 4.0 isn’t just for large, multi-billion dollar companies. Small- and medium-size manufacturing companies have the opportunity to level the playing field by adopting advanced IT and automation technologies. Nevertheless, SMB companies do face an array of unique M4.0-related challenges in technology evaluation, financial wherewithal, and business model transformation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Examples of how SMB manufacturers assess the M4.0 opportunity
  • Insight on the technology priorities for SMB manufacturers
  • Key factors for how SMB companies deal with value chain requirements

5:30 PM


Day One of the Summit Program Concludes

5:30 PM


Cocktail Reception
Join us for another great opportunity to make new friends and further business relationships!

7:30PM


Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors Dinner *Board Members Only

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Wednesday, 6/12/19 | General Session, Networking And Exhibition

7:30 AM


Continental Breakfast and Exhibition

8:15 AM


The Manufacturing Leadership Summit Reconvenes and Manufacturing Leadership Council Member Recognition

8:30 AM


KEYNOTE

The Future of Work in the Manufacturing 4.0 Era

Caralynn Nowinski Collens, Chief Executive Officer, UI Labs
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As industry leaders, it is critical to understand the implications that manufacturing’s digital transformation is having and will have on our existing and emerging workforce. Discover what skills and capabilities are needed to enhance productivity across the manufacturing value chain.

KEY TAKE-AWAYS:

  • Insights into the technical and soft skills necessary for digitalization in manufacturing
  • Examples of emerging roles and corresponding use cases
  • Tools that your company can use now to prepare your workforce

9:00 AM


EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS

New Insights Into the Leader’s Role in Driving Safety Excellence
David Crouch, Director of Research and Development, Caterpillar Solutions

Evan Sinar, Chief Scientist and Vice President, Center for Analytics and Behavioral Research, DDI

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We’ve always known intuitively that leaders have an impact on employee performance, but until recently we didn’t have a way to measure the critical few skills required for effective safety leadership. Visibility to how individual leaders perform across four key performance drivers can reveal specific opportunities to transform your culture. In this presentation, you’ll learn a practical framework and research-based approach for diagnosing and developing the leader capabilities that create safer workplaces.

KEY TAKE-AWAYS:

  • An understanding of what is required from leadership to create a culture of safety excellence
  • An explanation of the 4 critical leadership skills and the 14 elements within them that build and sustain a culture of safety excellence
  • Learn how companies are utilizing safety leadership assessment data to improve performance

9:30 AM


Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break

10:00 AM


Manufacturing Leadership Award Winners Spotlight

Selected Winners of the 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Awards will give a short synopsis of their winning projects: what was accomplished for their companies and lessons learned.

10:50 AM


Meet the Innovators – 1:1 Briefing Sessions, Networking, Refreshments, and Exhibition Break

12:30 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

12:35 PM


Food For Thought: Networking Roundtables

Practitioners and solution providers host a menu of luncheon roundtable discussions on pertinent industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts. The list of roundtable discussion topics will be available on-site.

Hosted by:

1:35 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

1:45 PM


CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES – THINKTANKS

Expert-led ThinkTanks capture the power of all participants’ voices, insights and experiences via group discussion and exploration of the issue at hand.

Choose one of the following zones

Zone 1.Digital Twin Deployment – You Aren’t Alone
FACILITATOR:

Fred Thomas, Director, Discrete Manufacturing Industries, Dassault Systemes
Learn More
The Digital Twin concept of a virtual model that is the digital equivalent of a physical product was first introduced 15 years ago by Dr. Michael Grieves in his work with NASA. Over the intervening years, the concept has grown in its manufacturing impact potential (and myth) as technology advancements have exploded. While there have been some high-profile successes reported in industry media outlets, what is the reality of Digital Twin deployments on the manufacturing floor? Is my organization the only one that seems to be doing nothing on establishing a Digital Twin in manufacturing? This interactive session will identify the value of the Digital Twin as part of a successful Manufacturing Operations Management strategy, identify the challenges associated with successfully deploying a Digital Twin model across the manufacturing enterprise and outline a roadmap for starting a Digital Twin journey.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Key factors for establishing the value of the Digital Twin concept within my enterprise manufacturing strategy
  • Examples of the underlying technologies that are important in creating a Digital Twin-enabled environment
  • A Framework for beginning the journey – what are the critical steps that are needed now

Zone 2. Edge Computing in Manufacturing 4.0

FACILITATOR:

Hugh Arif, Director, Industry Solutions, Manufacturing Practice, AT&T
Learn More

Manufacturers can create 2X as much data as other industries.  As companies enter the dawn of the age of Manufacturing 4.0, the proliferation of connected devices can add complexity to protected, digital transformation strategies.  This think tank session discusses edge computing in the manufacturing environment and explores the technology implications of virtualization and the cloud, Internet of Things, and Multi-network communications.

Zone 3. A Renaissance in Product Design & Manufacturing: The New Role of Generative Design

FACILITATOR:
Mark Davis, Head of Design Research, Autodesk, Inc.

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For decades, the process of product development has been painfully repetitive and rigid. Designers and engineers would take the customers’ requirements, create a few design concepts, experiment with possible forms and materials, test designs virtually and physically to determine how they held up in various conditions, and iterate until they ran out of time or money.

That’s all about to change. In this interactive discussion, we will examine new technologies, shifts in mindset, and new processes that will be required for companies to take advantage of generative design and determine why now is the time for those in manufacturing to begin laying the groundwork for this future of intelligent design automation.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Discover how generative design will disrupt traditional design methods
  • Learn how professionals in industries such as automotive and aerospace are already using generative design tools to compete more effectively
  • An understanding of the progress and rate of change with generative design for manufacturing

Zone 4. Optimizing Assets through Predictive Maintenance
FACILITATOR:
Lubor Ptacek, Vice President, Product Marketing, ServiceMax

Learn More
Predictive analytics and service delivery can help manufacturers increase equipment uptime and ultimately increase customer satisfaction. Analyzing sensor data to predict when maintenance is required, enables service organizations to transition from reactive to proactive service. The data gathered during the service delivery can be used to further optimize the asset data model, leading to more reliable equipment and ultimately to happier customers. In this interactive session, we will share ideas, experiences, and challenges and discuss where you are on your path of digitization through predictive maintenance and how to get to the next level.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insights about the key strategies for transitioning from reactive service to predictive maintenance
  • Examples of the challenges in leveraging IoT to deliver predictive maintenance
  • Best practices for dealing with the data ownership issues in the IoT world.

Zone 5. Will Blockchain Transform Your Supply Network?

FACILITATOR:
Irene Petrick, Market Innovation Director, Industrial Solutions Division, Intel Corporation

Learn More
We tend to think of supply chains as linear and unidirectional. It could take weeks to trace a product back to its origin, if possible at all. Today, with the introduction of distributed ledger technology—blockchain— industry can realize the benefits of near-instant proof of origin, tracking and tracing, order status, and quality assurance. The last 18 months have been pivotal in supply chain management as industry experiments with the benefits of blockchain in creating irreversible, distributed records. This session will explain blockchain and focus on new applications for managing dynamic, non-linear supply chains.
Key Take-Aways:

  • An understanding of how blockchains help ensure status of goods in transit and
    will ultimately be relied upon to certify quality
  • Insight on unique data and contract privacy requirements for enterprises
  • Best practices for identifying the attributes of your supply network that could
    be supported by blockchain solutions

2:45 PM


Session to Session Travel Time

2:50 PM


Networking, Refreshment and Exhibition Break

3:10 PM


EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS

Blueprint for Disrupting Your Culture and Turning Employees into Innovators

Alex Goryachev, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Innovation Group, Cisco Systems
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To keep pace with rapid changes in today’s digital age, every company must reinvent itself, disrupt its entire workforce and transform into a companywide culture of innovation. Innovation can come from anyone anywhere, and the most brilliant game-changers often bubble up from diverse employees with passionate ideas. Learn how to ignite a grassroots movement across all functions in organizations of any size or type that enables employees to think and act like entrepreneurs in a startup.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Proven success factors to jumpstart an innovation revolution that drives an entrepreneurial mindset companywide
  • Award-winning, best practices that engage and inspire all employees to tap into their purposes, and bring winning ideas to life like collaborative entrepreneurS in a startup
  • Barriers to success, metrics, and lessons learned to sustain continuously improving innovation programs

3:40 PM


Board of Governors Panel Discussion
Factories of the Future

MODERATOR
Paul Tate, Co-Founding Executive Editor and Research Director, Manufacturing Leadership Council

PANELISTS INCLUDE
Dr. Dean Bartles, Director, John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center, University of New Hampshire, Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors
Jim Davis, Information Technology and Chief Academic Technology Officer, UCLA
Larry Lapide, Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
Jay Lee, Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Ohio Eminent Scholar, and L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Detlef Zuehlke, Chairman, SmartFactoryKL Technology Initiative & Scientific Director, Innovative Factory Systems, German Research Center, Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

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How will Factories of the Future be organized and managed in the Manufacturing 4.0 era? What are the implications for the way data will be used, production networks operated, new business models created, and manufacturing enterprises structured over the next decade? An expert panel of leading academic Manufacturing Leadership Board members share their expert predictions on the ways that increasingly digitally automated factories and data-driven manufacturing enterprises will be transformed over the next 10 years.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Expert insights into the new data-rich production models that will drive the Factories of the Future
  • Examples of the key Manufacturing 4.0 technologies that promise to have the most transformational impact on both plant floors and supply networks
  • An understanding of enterprise-wide implications for manufacturing industry leadership, structures, and cultures

4:25 PM


14th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit Concludes

14TH ANNUAL MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA

6:30 PM


Manufacturing Leadership Awards Cocktail Reception

Join us in this elegant start to our black tie evening and network with this year’s Award Winners, Technology Partners and Manufacturing Executives, while enjoying cocktails, champagne toasts and hors d’oeuvres.

7:45 PM


Manufacturing Leadership Awards Presentation and Banquet
Celebrate and honor the 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Award Winners and Technology Partners for their outstanding achievements, while enjoying a fine dining experience