Why Attend

Focused on your professional needs

The conference is organized specifically for business, operations & technology strategists at work in industrial organizations.  Job functions and titles include: control and automation engineers, line of business managers, IT architects, operations management & staff, maintenance & reliability management & staff,  project managers, and chief digital officers.

Learn how to formulate, implement and manage your digital manufacturing strategies through:

Enable digital manufacturing technologies
Enabling technologies

New business models for digital manufacturing

Business process innovation

Create a culture of digital manufacturing

Organizational alignment

An IoT event different from the rest

  • This is our fourth annual event so we know a thing or two about this stuff
  • The event is dedicated to the world of manufacturing and supporting industries
  • The event is a conference, not a huge expo, so you won’t get lost in the crowd
  • We offer a money-back guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied with the content at the event, we refund you your registration fee.

Takeaways you can use


  • Best practices for transforming your organization 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


  • Best practices for implementing smart technologies to drive efficiency, productivity and quality
  • How new digital manufacturing tools can energize your company’s ongoing lean and continuous improvement initatives
  • Methods for using predictive and prescriptive analytics to improve asset performance and cut maintenance costs
  • Leadership strategies for accelerating transition to the intelligent factory


  • How to evaluate the digital readiness of your technical infrastructure
  • What digital investments are the lowest hanging fruit 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

Unrivaled lineup of digital manufacturing experts

As we confirm speakers for September, here’s a look at some of our past digital manufacturing experts:

Past Presentations

Register to access some of our favorite past presentations (pdfs)

Fun Activities

Returning again for 2018, you won’t want to miss:

  • Offsite tours of facilities that are putting into practice the industrial digitalization strategies we’re exploring at the conference
  • Roundtables – moderated small discussion groups on key topics to uncover ways technology can improve your operations today and prepare your operations for the future.
  • Speed networking – 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 attendees.
  • The Smart Industry 50 reception celebrating our annual collection of professionals leading the charge into Industry 4.0
  • 25 tabletop exhibits featuring solution providers ready to assist your projects and initiatives

New for 2018!

Plant Services’ Road to RxM Track

Stay on the cutting edge with your maintenance strategy. Learn how facilities at the forefront of digital transformation are using prescriptive maintenance to not only predict machines’ maintenance needs and recommend corrective courses, but also implement these changes autonomously.

Plant Services, prescriptive maintenance

Invaluable Networking

Plenty of networking opportunities are available from a speed networking session to roundtable discussions to receptions.  Network with:

  • Industry professionals that are succeeding with projects and initiatives that utilize today’s transformational technologies
  • Your peers from a variety of industries that have gone beyond proof of concept to deliver the kind of results that you are seeking
  • Solution providers with expertise that you can benefit from
  • Journalists and editors that are writing about successful companies in your industry

Examples of past attending companies:

  • P&G
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Mercury Marine
  • Caterpillar
  • Novozymes
  • Flexco
  • BASF
  • GE Aviation
  • Owens Corning
  • Nestle Purina
  • Leviton
  • Ecolab
  • Sauder Woodworking
  • Faurecia
  • Intel
  • Transocean
  • GKN Driveline
  • Summit Materials
  • Whirlpool
  • Boeing
  • USG
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Tyson Foods
  • CNH Industrial
  • Microsoft
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Magnetrol
  • Continental Automotive
  • MacLean-Fogg
  • DTE Energy
  • Festo Corporation
  • Interstate Control Systems
  • Steelcase
  • Inteva Products
  • United Technologies
  • MTD Products
  • Kellogg Company
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Litehouse Foods
  • Eaton
  • NV Elmar
  • Flextronics
  • Feralloy Corp.
  • Clarksville Light & Power
  • Belcan Engineering Group
  • Dana Corp.
  • Pioneer Engineering
  • Rite Hite