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2017 Smart Manufacturing Summit Speaker Presentations

IOT: A Revolution on the Factory Floor

By Raj Batra, President of the Digital Factory Division, Siemens USA
The implementation of IoT technology on the factory floor, as well as in tracking products after they leave the plant, holds the most promise for companies looking to streamline production, manage energy use, gather operational data, and gain insight into both supply chains and future product development

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Manufacturing 2020: Where are We Headed?

By John Lundgren, CEO, Stanley Black & Decker
The seven major forces driving global change in manufacturing: Globalization, Supply Chain, Environment, Talent, Technology, Productivity and Consumer Requirements


Microsoft Presentations

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
By Colin Masson, C+E Industry Solutions, Manufacturing



IoT Realities and Opportunities
By Kevin Miller, Principal Program Manager, Azure IoT



Microsoft Hololens




Supply Chain Digital Transformation
By Robert Meshew, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation



Robotics and Automation: New Frontiers

How robotics impacts all aspects of 21st century manufacturing, from talent to distribution, sourcing to safety, process to pitching.

Sujeet Chand, Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology & Chief Technology Officer, Rockwell Automation



Herbert Lade, Vice President, Global Solutions and Service, Cognex




David Mindell, CEO and Co-Founder, Humatics Corporation





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    Strategic Planning Workshop

    1:00 - 5:00 pm

    Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

    Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

    1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
    2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
    3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


    Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

    To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

    New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

    Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

    2:00 - 5:00 pm

    Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

    Limited space available.

    To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

    Golf Outing

    10:30 - 5:00 pm
    General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
    Sponsored by UBS

    General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

    The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

    To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.