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SmartIndustry 2017

Traditional ways of achieving operational efficiencies and competitive advantages are being challenged by new, more powerful and cost-effective technologies. Is your organization prepared for a digital transformation?

Key Benefits & Features:

Smart Industry 2017 provides a multitude of opportunities to find answers and actionables to implement immediately within your organization, whether you’re an IT developer working to reduce downtime at a food plant, or a strategic decision-maker at an industrial machine builder looking to develop new outcome-based services for your end-user customer base.

Business Case Tracks

Session tracks featuring case studies from industrial practitioners that have leveraged digital technology to optimize performance, eliminate surprises and innovate business and production processes.


Facilitated networking, off-site activities, receptions and lunches offering a multitude of ways to connect with other attendees, expert speakers and solution providers.

Functional Forums

A focused, in-depth perspective around the specific needs of three groups of industrial practitioners: those charged with operating and maintaining industrial assets; those who develop and implement new digital solutions; and those OEMs who are creating digitally enabled services on behalf of end users.

Facility Tours

Organized behind-the-scenes tours of local facilities that are on the leading edge of digital transformation.

Industry Briefings

Latest research and analysis briefings providing insight into the digital transformation opportunities of greatest potential in discrete manufacturing, continuous processing, and batch/consumer packaged goods.


Moderated small discussion groups on key topics to uncover ways technology can improve your operations today and prepare your operations for the future.

Key Topics & Themes:

  • Additive/3D manufacturing
  • Data analytics
  •  IT/OT convergence
  •  Industrial Internet of Things
  • Mobile worker enablement
  • Asset performance management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Augmented/virtual reality
  • Communication protocols
  • Robotics
  • Machine intelligence
  • Digital twin

What Past Attendees Have To Say:

  • "The conference was awesome, very well planned and structured."
    — Faurecia North America attendee
  • "I liked networking with others to gain helpful insights about what others are doing with IIoT"
    — Chevron Phillips Chemical attendee
  • "I appreciated the insight on championing and adopting open standards as well as being fully aware of the cyber security concerns of an interconnected system."
    — Raytheon attendee
  • "I enjoyed the sessions that had in-depth analysis of real world problems and solutions."
    — Kepware Technologies attendee
  • "Enjoyed that Smart Industry is a smaller more intimate conference. Able to converse a lot easier."
    — Interstates Control Systems attendee
  • "Enjoyed learning about the new technologies available to connect the OT with the IT."
    — Feralloy Corp. attendee
  • "It was great being exposed to exhibitors and participants that are implementing and actively using technology that is revolutionizing the industry we serve."
    — MakeTime attendee
  • "I enjoyed the conference. Smart Industry seemed more relaxed and social, which I think is a really good thing. The content was spot on."
    — Emerson Process Management attendee

2016 Highlights:

Speaker Alumni:

  • Siemens
    Helmuth Ludwig
    Executive VP and
    Chief Digital Officer
    Siemens PLM Software
  • jon riechert
    Jonathan Reichert
    Senior Engineer, Innovation
    Tyson Foods
  • Innosight
    Joe Sinfield
    Senior Partner
  • chris misztur
    Chris Misztur
    Software Architect
  • rachel trombetta
    Rachel Trombetta
    Software Director DevOps and Service Delivery
    GE Digital
  • kevin miller
    Kevin Miller
    Principal Program Manager
  • Intel
    Sven Schrecker
    Chief Cybersecurity Architect,
    IoT Solutions
  • Uptake
    Brad Keywell

2016 Content


September 18-20, 2017

Swissotel, Chicago

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