Embrace industry 4.0 to drive down costs, optimize production and enhance efficiency

14 September 2021

Detroit, Michigan

Expert Automotive Smart Manufacturing Speakers

David Corliss of Stellantis speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

David Corliss

Lead Data Scientist - Business Analytics, Information & Communication Technology

Stellantis

Luv Aggarwal of Stellantis speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Luv Aggarwal

North American Digital Manufacturing Lead – Advanced Powertrain Manufacturing

Stellantis

Andy Carl of KCF Technologies speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Andy Carl

Director of Sales/Sector Strategy

KCF Technologies

Nick Longworth of SICK speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Nick Longworth

Senior Systems Application Engineer, Robot Guidance

SICK

Susan Nangle of SICK speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Susan Nangle

Key Accounts Manager, Digital Consulting

SICK

Annie Zeng of Ford Motor Company speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Annie Zeng

Innovation Specialist - Manufacturing Technology Development

Ford Motor Company

John Harrington of HighByte speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

John Harrington

Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer

HighByte

Dr. Jeremy Frank of KCF Technologies speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Dr. Jeremy Frank

Co-Founder and CEO

KCF Technologies

Yanli Zhou of General Motors speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Yanli Zhou

Chief Technologist for Manufacturing Innovations

General Motors

Siddharthan Selvasekar of Ford Motor Company speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Siddharthan Selvasekar

Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer

Ford Motor Company

Jeff Koncelik of SICK speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Jeff Koncelik

Sales Manager, Automotive

SICK

Dr. Hendrik Schafstall of Hexagon, Manufacturing Intelligence Division speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Dr. Hendrik Schafstall

EVP Digital Transformation

Hexagon, Manufacturing Intelligence Division

Tim Vetter of Stellantis speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Tim Vetter

Stamping Manufacturing Equipment Engineer Digital Manufacturing Validation Pillar Co-Lead (World Class Manufacturing)

Stellantis

Noah Winchester of SICK speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Noah Winchester

Digital Consulting

SICK

Matt Negaard of Banner Engineering Corp. speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Matt Negaard

Director of Business Development - Smart Solutions

Banner Engineering Corp.

Justin McCoy of Toyota Motor North America, Inc speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

Justin McCoy

General Manager

Toyota Motor North America, Inc

George Cuff of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence speaking at Smart Manufacturing for Automotive

George Cuff

North American Q-DAS Portfolio Manager

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

What does the Smart Manufacturing for Automotive Virtual Summit cover?

Ongoing pressure from tightening margins and increasing competition,  is driving automotive manufacturers to optimize their manufacturing processes and streamline their operations using emerging technology.

Automotive OEM and contractors have already begun to take advantage of Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, IoT devices, connected machinery and data-driven operations as a way of transforming their operations into something more automated, efficient and cost-effective.

Whilst the benefits of technology are clear; automotive manufacturers are struggling to bridge the gap between IT and OT and ensure they can seamlessly deploy and integrate new technologies with current processes without disrupting production.

Format explained:

Our event model leverages several learning and networking formats to maximize your opportunity to collaborate and solve problems. By using a combination of presentation, roundtable, tech demo and one-to-one formats, attendees will create their own agenda that will enable them to
benchmark against competitors, collaboratively solve problems with a group of peers and learn about the latest tech that can support business objectives.

With this in mind, we will unite smart manufacturing specialists from leading North American automotive manufacturers, enabling you to:

Forecast future trends and leverage automotive smart manufacturing and industry 4.0 technology

Define, develop and execute a smart manufacturing roadmap

Deploy and integrate new technologies within existing processes

Build the business case and obtain funding for trials and full-scale projects

Assess availability and capability of internal skill sets and resources to facilitate the implementation of new technology

Achieve new levels of productivity, performance, flexibility, efficiency and quality through automation

Reduce overheads, operating and capital costs to increase profitability

Select and implement cyber security and risk management strategies to protect operations

Exploit IoT, Advanced Analytics, AI and ML technology to achieve business drivers

Who will you connect with at the Smart Manufacturing for Automotive Virtual Summit?

VP’s, Directors, Global Heads and Managers of:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Analytics
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • IoT & Connected Devices
  • Data, AI & ML
  • Plant Management & Operations
  • Emerging Technology
  • Smart Factories
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manufacturing IT
  • Digital Transformation
  • Production
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Robotics

Our sponsors, technology & solution providers include:

  • IoT Platforms
  • Location Detection Technologies
  • Advanced Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Cyber Security, Authentication and Fraud Detectin
  • 3D Printing, Smart Sensors
  • Big Data & Analytics, AI and Machine
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Wearables
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Devices
  • Integrators

2021 Sponsors

Get in touch to be positioned as an industry expert amongst the most prominent and influential players in the development of IoT, AI and Machine Learning.

Testimonials

“An excellent way to interface with industry and discuss common struggles and solutions. You find tools and tricks in every single session”
Kallin Kurtz, Strategic Automation Director, Shaw Industries
“Excellent content, with knowledgeable keynote speakers”
Chris Gronowski Global Key Account Manager, Weidmueller
“There is a lot of knowledge in the room and it is great to network
and share experiences with those who have similar concerns and
difficulties”
Andrew Barco, Division Director, Automation Product and Services, Weidmueller
“The Future Smart Manufacturing and Automation Summit was an extremely
well run event, with great facilitators and good engagement across a
number of manufacturers”
Mark Collman, Global Automation Lead, Newell Brands
“The Smart Manufacturing and Automation Summit provided great insight
into smart manufacturing and industry 4.0. The sponsors were
extremely knowledgeable and engaged. I will take the insights back to
my company as we continue to implement out IIOT strategy”
Rhett Dickinson, Senior Manager – Manufacturing Systems, Newell brands
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