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James Ceart

American Woodmark

IT Project Leader

James Ceart

James Ceart, IT Project Leader, a jack of all trades, focused on supporting legacy manufacturing equipment while pushing technological updates and automation.

His responsibilities include leading the local IT team, serving as leadership for our Dallas plants, system administration of servers, SaaS technologies, warehouse technology, endpoint user technology, security, project management, and training.


Panel: Unlocking the Potential of OT & IT in Modern Manufacturing


Roy Klann, Digital Transformation & Data Science Manager, Faurecia
James Ceart, IT Project Leader, American Woodmark
Reynaldo Ortiz, Smart Factory Improvement Expert, Schneider Electric
Tara Jiranek, Regional Digital & IT Lead, Americas Supply Region, AstraZeneca

The session will focus on the benefits and challenges of integrating Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) into modern manufacturing processes. The panelists will discuss the role of OT & IT in improving production efficiency, reducing downtime, and enhancing overall business performance.

They will also explore the latest trends and best practices in OT & IT system design, including the use of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Additionally, the panelists will discuss the importance of cybersecurity in OT & iT systems and how to ensure the protection of critical assets and infrastructure.

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