Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit

8:15 a.m. KEYNOTE: Manufacturing Monitor Report

Karen Kurek of McGladrey

Karen Kurek, principal at McGladrey, will discuss their exclusive Manufacturing Monitor Report for the first time since its August release and highlight the trends and challenges for manufacturing in the next two years.

9: 15 a.m. How to get the most out of your System Integrator

Tim Jager, DMC

With plant staffs stretched thin at a time of continuing manufacturing growth, system integrators have come into increasing prominence. Get an insider’s view on the do’s & don’ts of working with solution partners to maximize your return on investment. Learn when to use an SI and how to choose the right integrator.

10:30 a.m. The Role of Industrial Networks in Energy Usage

Eric Scott, Advanced Technology Specialist, Molex

In today’s world energy cost big dollars for manufactures and the fact is most plants don’t know where there energy is being used. To help with this problem the industrial network communities are providing common interfaces to gather and control energy in the industrial space. This presentation will focus on aspects of energy where it relates to industrial automation and some of the challenges we face. We will also cover upcoming initiative for interfacing to the smart grid for demand response request.

12 p.m.  Luncheon Keynote: The building blocks of manufacturing excellence

Mick Wilz of Sur-Seal Cincinnati

Expanding your manufacturing facility isn’t usually something that becomes a team project with all of your employees engaged. One Cincinnati manufacturer shows that employee engagement with such a project is like building a new facility: it happens one brick at a time.

2 p.m. Mobility and productivity

Matt Puskala of DMC

In an age when manufacturing is overrun with information, getting the right information to the right person at the right time is crucial. A new era of mobile devices has helped deliver the promise of greater productivity. With it comes the challenge of network security. Achieving both is possible, as we’ll demonstrate.

3:30 p.m. Advanced manufacturing in Chicago

Dr. Bill King, DMDII

Announced earlier this year, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) is a Chicago-based manufacturing hub that will bring together public, educational and private interests to accelerate innovation and reduce development time and costs. Learn how all manufacturing will benefit from the research and development based at this digital lab.


Registration Price: $250

MDA & Industrial Automation NA Discount Package: $450

(Includes access to the MDA Conference and Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit)

Special Combo Conference Pass: $ 650

(Includes acess to the IMTS Conferences, Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit, and MDA Conference)

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