Technology Strategies

key takeaways

Here are just a few examples of what you'll learn:
  • How to evaluate the digital readiness of your technical infrastructure
  • Which digital investments will reap the fastest rewards for your organization
  • What to look for when choosing among IIoT platform options
  • How connectivity can help boost the cybersecurity of industrial operations
  • Data ownership: Guidelines for using field data to improve product designs

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

Your IoT Devices May Be Weaponized (and What to Do About it)

One of the most significant areas for cyberattacks on businesses, networks, utilities and other critical infrastructure is through IoT devices. These attacks range from denial of service to ransomware and information...
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Penrose, Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
Howard Penrose

Unified Data Infrastructure Needed for Insightful Analytics

Digital transformation opportunities often emerge when thought-provoking data becomes readily available for critical, conceptual, innovative and intuitive types of thinking. But data silos and isolated business applications often prevent easy access...
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Jolene Baker, LSI
Jolene Baker

Software Architecture Revolutionizing Upstream Oil & Gas Automation

Modern oil & gas (O&G) rig operations are highly inefficient because of varying skill levels of crews, lack of industry standards and no agreed upon metrics with which to evaluate...
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Champman, Ensign Energy at Smart Industry Conference
Jarrod Chapman
Mark Carrier, Market Development Director, RTI
Mark Carrier


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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Midstream-on-Demand: Harnessing Digital Tools to Overcome Economy of Scale

As the U.S. energy boom continues to grow, existing midstream infrastructure isn’t keeping pace.  Oftentimes, natural gas is the primary constraint, either due to transportation or emissions challenges.  Modular, on-site...
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Andy Young, Director of Operations, Pioneer Energy
Andy Young
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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Breakfast Briefing: 3 Steps to a Zero-Touch Edge

As a manufacturing enterprise, you understand the need to embrace edge technology to create a successful IIoT strategy that will allow you to remain competitive through real-time decision making and...
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Anderson will discuss ege computing for manufacturing at Smart Industry Conference
Jason Andersen

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

Secure Network Foundation Needed for Maintenance Analytics

University campuses have many challenges in common with large industrial facilities such as aging infrastructure, far-flung assets, limited resources and continuous uptime expectations. Sound familiar? At Penn State University (PSU),...
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Tom Walker, Secure Network Foundation Needed for Maintenance Analytics, Smart Industry Conference
Tom Walker

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

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