Business Strategies

key takeaways

Here are just a few examples of what you'll learn:
  • Best practices for transforming your organization’s culture to embrace disruptive digital innovations
  • New business model concepts built from IIoT platforms
  • Approaches to speed time-to-market using smart technologies
  • Strategies to grow service-based revenue using industrial IoT solutions
  • Ways you can increase customer satisfaction using big data

sessions of interest

Some of the sessions that cover important strategies for your professional needs:
Day 1
Sep 24 2018

Facility Tours

*spaces are limited; first-come, first-served*  Tours include: Lagunitas Brewing Company, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) and TRUMPF Smart Factory.

Change Your Culture, Accelerate Digital Innovation

It’s often said that company culture eats strategy for breakfast. And when it comes to strategy intended to advance an organization’s digital transformation, industrial companies have not historically embraced the seismic...
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Manufacturing Culture Change Speaker, Suzanne Burns, Spencer Stuart
Suzanne Burns

Panel: Organizational Transformation in an Age of Information Abundance

IoT is taking us from an era of Information scarcity to an age of Information abundance. The streaming data collected from a sensor can provide real-time feedback concerning almost anything...
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Arconic Smart Manufacturing, Hicham
Hicham Wazni
Speaker Khosravi, Canvass Analytics, Smart Industry Conference
Mahyar Khosravi
Marie Getsug, Jacobs Engineering Group - Design for Reliability (DfR) - Smart Industry Conference
Marie Getsug
Trent Salvaggio - IoT Talent Consortium at Smart Industry Conference
Trent Salvaggio

Air Liquide Goes Digital to Transform Customer Intimacy

Air Liquide, the $25 billion global leader in small-molecule gases and associated technologies, serves a uniquely broad range of customers—from hospitals and home healthcare patients to semiconductor fabs and oil...
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Arnold “Marty” Martin

Speed Networking

This is a fun and easy way to forge new connections at the event. Through short, 3-minute sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself and get to know other...
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Day 2
Sep 25 2018

A Push towards the Network Edge: A Stepwise Approach to Digital Transformation

For manufacturing enterprises, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offers huge potential to solve the heightened complexity of industrial computing as the landscape becomes more digitized. As IIoT gains momentum,...
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Anderson will discuss ege computing for manufacturing at Smart Industry Conference
Jason Andersen

‘Digital Intensity’ and Its Impact on Transformation

There seems little doubt that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will transform manufacturing operations. But what’s less fully appreciated is how the IIoT will transform how humans work, operate...
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Principal Engineer and User Experience Researcher, Intel Corp.
Faith McCreary
Market Innovation Director, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corp.
Irene J. Petrick

Remote Monitoring Redefines Reliability, OEM Value Proposition

Staring down a shortage of approximately 85 million high-skilled and medium-skilled workers globally by 2020, coupled with the workforce transformation stemming from new digital technologies collectively known as Industry 4.0,...
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Rolf Paeper, Ingersoll Rand
Rolf Paeper


You’ll have an opportunity to participate in (3) 20-minute moderated discussion groups.  At the end of 20 minutes a bell will ring to choose another roundtable.  Be sure to bring...
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“Strange Bedfellows” – Ecosystem Design in the Age of Digital and Smart Systems

As networks continue to integrate the physical and digital worlds, what worked in the past to drive growth is less likely to work now or in the future. In the...
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Glen Allmendinger, Harbor Research, Smart Industry Conference
Glen Allmendinger
Day 3
Sep 26 2018

Breakfast Briefing: Celebrating Influential Women in Manufacturing – 2018

In 2018, Putman Media launched Influential Women in Manufacturing (IWiM), a new recognition program honoring women who are effecting change in the manufacturing space. Join us as we celebrate the...
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Leveraging Digital and New Business Models for Growth

Yes: the digitization of industries is out of the gate. But no, it’s not where it could be, yet. Many companies are still stuck with “phase one” – digitizing operations...
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Accenture Automotive and Industrial Lead, Brian Irwin
Brian Irwin

Monetizing Industrial Goods in a Digital World

“How do I get paid for this?” Industrial executives are now collectively asking our favorite digitalization question. The “Digital revolution” celebrated its 70th birthday in 2018, yet after seven decades...
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Adam Echter - Monetizing Industrial Goods in a Digital World
Adam Echter

Accelerating Product Development in an Industry 4.0 World

Innovation is the epitome of change. Being successful at innovation, and overcoming barriers and ingrained habits, requires a perspective beyond the four walls of one’s organization. When Rittal looked to...
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Uwe Scharf -Rittal GmbH - Smart Industry Conference
Uwe Scharf

Jabil Realizing Production Agility through ‘Desktop’ 3D Printing

The ability for enterprise employees to create a small replacement part, tool, prototype or usable product with a 3D printer directly at their desk has historically been viewed as a...
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3D Printer Manufacturer, Ultimaker, President, John Kawola
John Kawola
Jabil, Tim DeRosett
Tim DeRosett

Panel: Digital Transformation One Step at a Time

While the vision of digital technology enabling new revenue streams and new business models is certainly compelling, the majority of industrial companies who have embarked on their journeys of digital...
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Parker Hannifin Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith
DMC's Leon Grossman, Smart Industry Conference
Leon Grossman
Hargis, STEUTE at Smart Industry Conference
Rob Hargis
Jose Rivera - CEO, Control Systems Integrators Association CSIA
Jose Rivera

Closing Luncheon: The Democratization of Smart, Sustainable Manufacturing

In June 2016, the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), a national nonprofit focused on transforming U.S. manufacturing by democratizing access to real-time data, was selected to lead the Clean Energy...
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Haresh Malkani, Chief Technology Officer, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)
Haresh Malkani