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Wednesday, Nov 3         •         Thursday, Nov 4         •         Friday, Nov 5

        (In-Person)                                                (In-Person)                                            (Virtual)

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021       (Dallas, In-Person)


7:00 am

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast

8:10 am

9:00 am

Keynote Address: The Road to Digital Transformation

Stephen Mellor, CTO, Industrial Internet Consortium

Panel Discussion: The Future Work in Manufacturing

Moderated by Konrad Konarski, Chairman, AI Innovation Consortium
Chris Andraka, Senior Engineering GM, Goodman Manufacturing (Daikin)
Elias Brown, Data Analyst, Vallourec Star, LP

Justin Kubu, Technical Operations Manager, Inland Pipe Rehabilitation

10:00 am

Networking Break with Refreshments Sponsored by ConsoleWorks
Exhibit Hall Opens

10:30 am

11:00 am

11:30 am

12:00 pm

Toward Operational AI in Manufacturing

Andre Yoon, CEO, MakinaRocks

AI-Driven Manufacturing - The Practitioners' Perspective

Dan Lillback, Director of Business Development, ei3 Corporation

Edward Jump, IIoT Digital Analytics Leader, Milacron

Addressing the Cybersecurity Resource Gap as Manufacturing Embraces New Technology

Don Ward, Senior Vice President, Global Services, Mission Secure

Networking Lunch Sponsored by IFS

1:15 pm

1:45 pm

Transforming Manufacturing Performance by Leveraging Low-Code Digital Twins
Naveen Gattu, COO and Co-Founder, Gramener
Ganes Kesari, Co-Founder and Chief Decision Scientist, Gramener

Transforming "IT"
Ron Norris, Director Operations Innovation, Georgia-Pacific

2:15 pm

Overcoming Supply Chain Disruptions: How AI-Driven Production Schedules Unlock Success
Josh Zeidman, VP of Business Development, Kinta AI

2:45 pm

Networking Break with Refreshments Sponsored by Autodesk and Tenable, Inc.

3:15 pm

Embedding AI to Create a Dynamic Planning, Scheduling and Monitoring Cycle

Andrew Lichey, VP Integration - Data and IoT, IFS Labs

3:45 pm

Using AI to Unlock the True Potential of Today’s Modern, Connected Workforce

Dave Landreth, Head of Customer Strategy, Augmentir

4:15 pm

4:45 pm

Using AI, Machine Vision and Edge Computing for Quality Control

Dave Austin, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation

Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Very


Thursday, November 4th, 2021 (Dallas, In-Person)

7:30 am

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Supply Chain Attacks in the Industrial Network: How to Prevent, Detect, Respond and Recover

Ed Williams, Sr Solution Engineer, Claroty

9:00 am

Breakthroughs in Leveraging Machine Learning to Reduce Supply Chain Costs

Rob Allan, Program Director, IBM Synergy

9:30 am

A Breakthrough in High-Availability ML in Production with Zero Downtime

Nir Osiroff, CTO & Co-Founder, Vanti Analytics

10:00 am

10:20 am

Networking Break with Refreshments Sponsored by Vanti

Improving Manufacturing OEE And Securing Assets from Ransomware with Edge-Native AI
Chris Catterton, Director, Solution Engineering, MicroAI

10:50 am

Manufacturing Profitability AI

Yen Chang, Founder, MATA Inventive

11:20 am

AI to Deliver the “Golden Batch”

Domenic Busa, Pre-Sales Engineer, Symphony Industrial AI

11:50 am

Networking Lunch Sponsored by Claroty / In-Person Session Conclusion


Friday, November 5th, 2021 (Virtual)

8:30 am CT

Keynote Panel Discussion: Critical Initiatives in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Manufacturing

Moderated by Michael Skocik, Program Manager, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute
Matt Robinson, Program Manager, ROS-Industrial Consortium

Kel Guerin, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, READY Robotics

Mingu Kang, Founder and CEO, ARIS Technology

9:30 am CT

AI-Powered, Real-Time Quality Inspection in Mission-Critical Materials Processing Operations

Mike Mohseni, PhD, Founder and President, AutoMetrics Manufacturing Technologies Inc

10:00 am CT

AstraZeneca - Accelerating Our Digital Transformation to Meet Patient Demand for Medicines

Gurinder Kaur, VP Global Operations IT, AstraZeneca

11:00 am CT

Reducing Inspection Errors, Costs, and Risk with Hybrid AI

Jonathan Hou, President, Pleora Technologies

11:30 am CT

Enabling Predictive Operational Excellence in the Food & Beverage Industry

Dr. Nikunj Mehta, Founder and CEO, Falkonry

12:00 pm CT

Conference Conclusion

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