Tuesday, September 17
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Stephen Gold, President and CEO, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE: Designing the Future of Manufacturing
Exponential change in technology, uncertainty in supply chains, and unknowns in global trade are creating a fluid environment for manufacturing operations. Steve LeVine, the Editor at Large at Medium, Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council, and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University will kick off ManufacturED 2019 with his view of what the future looks like for global manufacturers.
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
AI’s Role in Accelerating Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
With Machine Learning and AI taking a key role in creating what many are calling the next industrial revolution, what areas can the technology impact transformation? In this session you will hear two unique operational business cases for machine learning & AI in manufacturing:
Intelligent Supply Chain in Manufacturing: Hear from Dan Happel, Supply Chain Director at Clover Technologies as he explains how leveraging AI created value and improved inventory, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations as well as pioneering a community focused, “AI for Good” effort in partnership with Microsoft.
AI Vision Technology for Improved Quality and Production Efficiencies: Stephen Welch, VP of Data Science at leading Microsoft partner Mariner will discuss the rise of deep learning, and share two manufacturing quality examples where, using deep learning techniques improved visual inspection performance by 25X over previously deployed solutions.
To learn more about machine learning, AI and other key enablers of digital transformation for manufacturing, be sure to visit the Microsoft kiosk during Demos & Desserts.
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
ED Talks are short, dynamic discussions to address the most critical issues facing manufacturing leaders. (Thanks to TED for the format idea!)
11:15 AM – 11:35 AM
TALK 1 / Culture as Strategy: The Dual Bottom Line to Create a Better Business
When attempting to change corporate culture, many companies target ways to improve the financial bottom line. EnPro Industries, a $1.3 billion global diversified manufacturer, has taken a different approach, developing a culture over the past decade that focuses on the dual bottom line of business growth and personal growth. In this ED Talk, Marvin Riley, President and CEO, and Susan Sweeney, President, GGB Division, will explain why EnPro views the relationship between realizing human potential and organizational potential as complementary, not a trade-off.
Marvin will discuss how his management team’s practice of ego-free leadership has created a more transparent and trusting environment that has led to more successful collaboration – and how this has helped build an “everyone culture,” where employee development is woven into the daily fabric of working life and the company’s operations.
11:35 AM – 11:55 AM
Talk 2 / The Business Impact of Drugs
With the recent state-by-state changes to marijuana laws and the ongoing opioid epidemic, navigating the do’s and don'ts of employee hiring, retention, and safety is a complicated and risky business. Todd Penney, Associate General Counsel at Crown Equipment, will use a scenario approach to delve deeper into the complex legal and business realities facing leaders.
11:55 AM – 12:15 PM
TALK 3 / Drive Growth with Advanced Manufacturing
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Manufacturing Gets Digital: Value Capture in the Smart Factory
Manufacturers face an expanding array of new capabilities and use cases to manage production-related resources, physical assets, and schedules, yet they may not know how to best leverage these to derive value. Learn how companies can advance along a maturity curve through smart factory investments, moving from maximizing the performance of individual assets (e.g., machinery) to operating a connected factory network. Understand what tangible value to expect from specific smart factory initiatives, including common challenges and risks along the journey. Paul Wellener and Ben Dollar from Deloitte Consulting LLP, will explain how to fully realize the value of a smart factory with new insights from industry research, conducted in collaboration with MAPI, to help you unlock efficiencies, drive growth, and get digital.
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Demos & Desserts
Get hands-on with some of the latest technologies transforming manufacturing.
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Startups Leading Manufacturing Innovation
Launched in 2016, mHUB fosters connections between Chicago-area manufacturers, university researchers, and the entrepreneurial community of investors eager to support new opportunities. Hear from mHUB’s Chief Experience Officer Melissa Lederer, about the thriving manufacturing community. Lederer will also moderate a discussion with Laura Frerichs, Research Park Director at the University of Illinois, and Saikat Dey, Co-Founder and CEO at Guardhat.
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
In his 2016 bestseller, Deep Work, Georgetown professor Cal Newport argued that ability to focus is like a superpower in our current knowledge economy. In this talk, he'll make his case for focus and then offer concrete rules for how individuals and organizations can cultivate this increasingly valuable skill to gain a massive competitive advantage.
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM