3rd Annual Smart Manufacturing Summit to Take Place at Cummins Headquarters Near Indianapolis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEGREENWICH, CT, March 4, 2015Chief Executive magazine is pleased to announce that the 3rd annual Smart Manufacturing Summit will take place April 28-30 in Columbus, Indiana, near Indianapolis. Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger and his executive team will share with attending CEOs and senior executives strategies for adjusting to the new realities of manufacturing. Participants will be taken on a tour of their advanced diesel engine plant to see how manufacturers can put their lessons into practice.

In addition to Cummins, other participants include leaders from Stanley Black & Decker, Eli Lilly Manufacturing, Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Autodesk,  IBC Advanced Alloys, Cisco, Microsoft and PwC.  All will lead discussions on how CEOs and other attendees can take advantage of new manufacturing opportunities and challenges.

The conference will focus on 6 key imperatives for manufacturing CEOs:

1)      Implications of advances in additive printing tech and economics
2)      Successfully recruiting scarce technical talent
3)      Training, aligning and motivating the right people
4)      The impact of advanced materials
5)      Robotics and automation – recent advances and implications
6)      The opportunities for manufacturers with “the Internet of Things”

Attendees also will have the opportunity to get inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (and take a lap around the track in a race car with a professional driver), have dinner in the Pagoda, receive a briefing with the Indiana Governor at his official residence and visit the Dallara Indy Car Factory.

About the 2015 Smart Manufacturing Summit

When:   April 28-30, 2015
Where: Indianapolis, IN

Indiana Governor Mike Pence
Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith
Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger
Stanley Black & Decker Chairman/CEO John Lundgren
Eli Lilly’s President of Manufacturing Operations Maria Crowe
Cummins VP Manufacturing Dana Vogt
IBC Advanced Alloys President/CEO Anthony Dutton
Pratt & Whitney Chief Engineer, Mfg./Engineering, Lynn Gambill
Cisco Systems’ Bryan Tantzen, Senior Director, Discrete
Manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT)
Rockwell Automation SVP Frank Kulaszewicz
Microsoft Dynamics General Manager Christian Pedersen
PwC Director, Advisory, People & Change, Joe Henderson

For more information, visit: http://www.SmartManufacturingSummit.com

J.P. Donlon
Chief Executive magazine
[email protected]



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