Schedule

2019 Technology Workshops

Technology Workshops give attendees an opportunity to learn in-depth on a variety of timely topics. 16 sessions are offered each afternoon, with four concurrent Workshops in each time slot. Most Workshops are offered once on Tuesday and once on Wednesday. There is no need to sign up in advance; choose the sessions that are most relevant for your operation.

John Kowal

John Kowal

Director, Portfolio & Marketing, B&R

The Adaptive Machine: Batch Size One Production with Automated Efficiency

| 2:20 - 3:00 pm

Digital business models for manufacturing call for mass customization.  The adaptive machine is helping manufacturers achieve batch size one cost effectively, because instead of conforming to a sequential production process, the adaptive machine uses intelligent track technology to adapt the process to the product being made.  From personalized meal kits to customized surgical kits, the adaptive machine is changing how production systems are designed.

Travis Cox

Travis Cox

Co-Director of Sales Engineering, Inductive Automation

Digital Transformation for the Enterprise: Choosing the Right Tools

| 2:20 - 3:00 pm

There’s a new architecture revolutionizing the way large enterprises — from manufacturers to oil and gas — are connecting and analyzing their data. “We live in a Brown Field world!”…. Every customer’s journey to Industry 4.0 will require a carefully thought out migration strategy that has to embrace existing brownfield equipment and infrastructures. This strategy will definitely require more than just the existing notion of simply writing code on Cloud/Edge/Fog infrastructures. It will require mature platforms with tools that are already focused on OT existing infrastructures and devices. Discover how migrating from a typical poll-response, round-robin topology to a bandwidth-efficient publish/subscribe system using MQTT can decrease latency and help get critical data and analysis to your entire enterprise instantly.

John DeTellem

John DeTellem

Product Marketing Manager, Siemens

The Right Industrial Automation Solution is Key to your Success in this Digital Transformation

| 2:20 - 3:00 pm

Totally Integrated Automation is the gateway to seamlessly integrate digitalization into your automation environment. Whether you are on your way toward a digital transformation, or you’re just starting, you need the right tools to do it successfully. The all in one engineering framework, TIA Portal, provides a complete range of digitalized automation solutions, from planning and integrated engineering to transparent operation to help pave the way.

Discover how to make efficient use of the automation engineering framework to provide consistent reliable diagnostics, provide a means to manage corporate standards with automation libraries, and generate programming code and HMI solutions, and how to apply the digital twin of automation for virtual commissioning.

Dhruv Kocheta

Dhruv Kocheta

Applications Engineer, LAPP

Basic Design and Benefits of the “Factory of the Future”

| 2:20 - 3:00 pm

As we enter into the next industrial revolution, organizations are still struggling to determine how to best take advantage of new and emerging connectivity technologies to improve operations. Building a strong foundation for Industry 4.0 is essential and requires forward-looking planning. Leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can provide complete supply chain visibility, while also allowing for strategic growth. This workshop will discuss the benefits of establishing your Future-Ready connected factory, and review LAPP’s reliable connectivity solutions that will enable you to reach your automation goals.

Ray Labbe

Ray Labbe

Principal Applications Engineer, PTC - Kepware

Tackling the Industry 4.0 Last Mile Challenge

| 3:05 - 3:45 pm

A recent McKinsey survey found that 70% of manufacturing businesses are struggling to complete Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT pilots, and those that do are finding it difficult to scale throughout the enterprise.

Industry 4.0 requires end-to-end security, orchestration, and visibility of data generated throughout the entire business. The primary challenge for most customers is the inability to integrate IT and OT processes and technologies, referred to as the “Last Mile Challenge.” This presentation will reveal five foundational pillars to enable enterprise-wide scalability of Industry 4.0 projects and address best practices to better align IT and OT around common digital transformation initiatives.

Patrick Donoghue

Patrick Donoghue

Senior Solution Sales Engineer, Lenze
Spencer Cramer

Spencer Cramer

CEO, ei3

Leading digital transformation with the power of the Internet of Things and Advanced Analytics

| 3:05 - 3:45 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Analytics give customers instant access to smart data for their machines. Companies can monitor their machines' performance in real time in order to increase asset utilization, improve production quality, reduce service costs, and save energy.  This leads to operational savings and increased profit margins, without compromising machine and data safety.

Lenze and ei3 will share a proven roadmap to reach the promised value of IoT and advanced analytics by sharing case studies of our working IoT solution.  We will demonstrate how customers have achieved return on investment (ROI) using quantifiable metrics, available in dashboard or report form, within the first few months of deployment and how you can achieve the same for your business.  The solution is suitable for services such as remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance, while maintaining high levels of security.

Molly Lynch

Molly Lynch

Regional Sales Manager, Bimba Manufacturing Co.

How Pneumatic Actuators can Mimic Electric Motion Controls

| 3:05 - 3:45 pm

Pneumatic positioning systems can make use of the latest integrated sensors and controls to provide motion patterns that mimic servo driven electronics. Learn the features, benefits, limitations and reasons for implementing this technology. 

Peter Brand

Peter Brand

COO & Co-Founder

Intelligent Industrial Automation: Using Your Process Data to Solve Quality, Downtime, and Production Problems

| 3:05 - 3:45 pm

As Industry 4.0 gains momentum in the industry, many are calculating the risk-reward ratio of becoming early adopters. To truly understand the urgency of starting your Industry 4.0 project, consider what you’re losing by not innovating, specifically: the cost of poor quality, downtime, and competitiveness.

In this session, you will learn why the process data and analytics provided by Industry 4.0 solutions are the most important part of industrial automation and how they can help you solve your production problems.

  • Learn about the relationship between smart industrial automation and Industry 4.0
  • Gain a complete understanding of Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine
  • Learning and what it means for engineers
  • How Industry 4.0 solutions leverage your process data to increase output by 20% and decrease total scrap by 50%.
  • Discover how to launch your organization’s Industry 4.0 journey.

Peter Brand will give an update on the current Industry 4.0 landscape, where the market is heading, and what concrete solutions look like for engineers in addition to giving a demo of how machine learning algorithms can and are being used by manufacturers.

Rick Ary

Rick Ary

Regional Sales Manager, Moxa

3 Common Architectures for Achieving Edge to Cloud Convergence

| 4:20 - 5:00 pm

This session will delve into the how critical data from edge devices and assets can reliably and securely be connected to cloud and AI platforms for IIoT implementations. The majority of cloud-connected applications involves one of three common architectures. Selecting the best approach for your application is essential. Whether Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud, overcoming the challenges of IT/OT convergence between cloud and control system networks is imperative to IIoT success.

Terry Orchard

Terry Orchard

Developer, Opto 22

Evaluating Programming Methods for Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

| 4:20 - 5:00 pm

Everyone has unique ways of solving problems, so it’s important to have a diverse set of tools available. These tools must be suitable for the task at hand, but also be suitable for those who will be using them. Providing a multitude of programming methods means that every developer can use the tools he or she has been trained to use, is comfortable with, and has confidence in. 

This workshop is designed for automation engineers, programmers, and developers who want a variety of powerful programming tools at their disposal when creating industrial automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn the value of using the right tool for the right job, and the right tool for every worker
  • See which programming tools are the most common in industrial automation and IIoT
  • Learn about new tools that are impacting and improving the field now and for the future
  • Experience sample applications built with the variety of programming tools available in today’s edge programmable industrial controllers, including IEC 61131-3, Secure Shell (SSH), Ignition Edge, PAC Control, groov View, and Node-RED
Theresa Benson

Theresa Benson

Product Marketing Manager, Red Lion

The Journey to Optimized Production

| 4:20 - 5:00 pm

The benefits of end-to-end connectedness are clear – whether on the plant floor or in the front office, employees should be able to act on real-time data from virtually any equipment, anywhere, to make decisions that drive meaningful business outcomes.  While recent studies have shown that nearly 74 percent of Internet of Things (IoT) projects fail, this presentation, delivered by Theresa Benson, Product Marketing Manager, will discuss some of the keys to effective implementation of optimization strategies and show their application with a live demonstration.

Rick Ary

Rick Ary

Regional Sales Manager, Moxa

3 Common Architectures for Achieving Edge to Cloud Convergence

| 2:00 - 2:40 pm

This session will delve into the how critical data from edge devices and assets can reliably and securely be connected to cloud and AI platforms for IIoT implementations. The majority of cloud-connected applications involves one of three common architectures. Selecting the best approach for your application is essential. Whether Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud, overcoming the challenges of IT/OT convergence between cloud and control system networks is imperative to IIoT success.

Terry Orchard

Terry Orchard

Developer, Opto 22

Evaluating Programming Methods for Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

| 2:00 - 2:40 pm

Everyone has unique ways of solving problems, so it’s important to have a diverse set of tools available. These tools must be suitable for the task at hand, but also be suitable for those who will be using them. Providing a multitude of programming methods means that every developer can use the tools he or she has been trained to use, is comfortable with, and has confidence in. 

This workshop is designed for automation engineers, programmers, and developers who want a variety of powerful programming tools at their disposal when creating industrial automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn the value of using the right tool for the right job, and the right tool for every worker
  • See which programming tools are the most common in industrial automation and IIoT
  • Learn about new tools that are impacting and improving the field now and for the future
  • Experience sample applications built with the variety of programming tools available in today’s edge programmable industrial controllers, including IEC 61131-3, Secure Shell (SSH), Ignition Edge, PAC Control, groov View, and Node-RED
Theresa Benson

Theresa Benson

Product Marketing Manager, Red Lion

The Journey to Optimized Production

| 2:00 - 2:40 pm

The benefits of end-to-end connectedness are clear – whether on the plant floor or in the front office, employees should be able to act on real-time data from virtually any equipment, anywhere, to make decisions that drive meaningful business outcomes.  While recent studies have shown that nearly 74 percent of Internet of Things (IoT) projects fail, this presentation, delivered by Theresa Benson, Product Marketing Manager, will discuss some of the keys to effective implementation of optimization strategies and show their application with a live demonstration.

Sam Murley

Sam Murley

Digital Transformation Lead, PTC - Augmented Reality

Driving Business Value Through Your Digital Transformation

| 3:00 - 3:40 pm

In this session, attendees will learn three areas of focus which are essential to a value driven digital transformation. To drive value from the top floor to the shop floor, attendees will also learn about the need to take a holistic view of their digital transformation. Finally, attendees will learn from real world experiences deploying the digital transformation, and how organizations are succeeding today.

  • Understand the three pillars of focus, essential to executing a value driven digital transformation
  • Discuss the need for a holistic view of a digital transformation, to drive value from the top floor to the shop floor
  • Discover how organizations are delivering value today with their digital transformation
  • Learn from real world experiences in deploying digital transformation strategies.
Patrick Donoghue

Patrick Donoghue

Senior Solution Sales Engineer, Lenze
Spencer Cramer

Spencer Cramer

CEO, ei3

Leading digital transformation with the power of the Internet of Things and Advanced Analytics

| 3:00 - 3:40 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Analytics give customers instant access to smart data for their machines. Companies can monitor their machines' performance in real time in order to increase asset utilization, improve production quality, reduce service costs, and save energy.  This leads to operational savings and increased profit margins, without compromising machine and data safety.

Lenze and ei3 will share a proven roadmap to reach the promised value of IoT and advanced analytics by sharing case studies of our working IoT solution.  We will demonstrate how customers have achieved return on investment (ROI) using quantifiable metrics, available in dashboard or report form, within the first few months of deployment and how you can achieve the same for your business.  The solution is suitable for services such as remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance, while maintaining high levels of security.

Molly Lynch

Molly Lynch

Regional Sales Manager, Bimba Manufacturing Co.

How Pneumatic Actuators can Mimic Electric Motion Controls

| 3:00 - 3:40 pm

Pneumatic positioning systems can make use of the latest integrated sensors and controls to provide motion patterns that mimic servo driven electronics. Learn the features, benefits, limitations and reasons for implementing this technology. 

Peter Brand

Peter Brand

COO & Co-Founder

Intelligent Industrial Automation: Using Your Process Data to Solve Quality, Downtime, and Production Problems

| 3:00 - 3:40 pm

As Industry 4.0 gains momentum in the industry, many are calculating the risk-reward ratio of becoming early adopters. To truly understand the urgency of starting your Industry 4.0 project, consider what you’re losing by not innovating, specifically: the cost of poor quality, downtime, and competitiveness.

In this session, you will learn why the process data and analytics provided by Industry 4.0 solutions are the most important part of industrial automation and how they can help you solve your production problems.

  • Learn about the relationship between smart industrial automation and Industry 4.0
  • Gain a complete understanding of Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine
  • Learning and what it means for engineers
  • How Industry 4.0 solutions leverage your process data to increase output by 20% and decrease total scrap by 50%.
  • Discover how to launch your organization’s Industry 4.0 journey.

Peter Brand will give an update on the current Industry 4.0 landscape, where the market is heading, and what concrete solutions look like for engineers in addition to giving a demo of how machine learning algorithms can and are being used by manufacturers.

John Kowal

John Kowal

Director, Portfolio & Marketing, B&R

At Last, a Standard Industrial Ethernet: How OPC UA over TSN Delivers the Interoperability You Need for IIoT

| 3:45 - 4:25 pm

With OPC UA over TSN being commercialized now, a single unified standard for industrial networking is finally on its way.  How will it fulfill the promise of interoperability across factory systems, just in time to make IIoT a practical reality?  What does it mean for cross-platform communications between the smart factory and the cloud?

Travis Cox

Travis Cox

Co-Director of Sales Engineering, Inductive Automation

Digital Transformation for the Enterprise: Choosing the Right Tools

| 3:45 - 4:25 pm

There’s a new architecture revolutionizing the way large enterprises — from manufacturers to oil and gas — are connecting and analyzing their data. “We live in a Brown Field world!”…. Every customer’s journey to Industry 4.0 will require a carefully thought out migration strategy that has to embrace existing brownfield equipment and infrastructures. This strategy will definitely require more than just the existing notion of simply writing code on Cloud/Edge/Fog infrastructures. It will require mature platforms with tools that are already focused on OT existing infrastructures and devices. Discover how migrating from a typical poll-response, round-robin topology to a bandwidth-efficient publish/subscribe system using MQTT can decrease latency and help get critical data and analysis to your entire enterprise instantly.

John DeTellem

John DeTellem

Product Marketing Manager, Siemens

The Right Industrial Automation Solution is Key to your Success in this Digital Transformation

| 3:45 - 4:25 pm

Totally Integrated Automation is the gateway to seamlessly integrate digitalization into your automation environment. Whether you are on your way toward a digital transformation, or you’re just starting, you need the right tools to do it successfully. The all in one engineering framework, TIA Portal, provides a complete range of digitalized automation solutions, from planning and integrated engineering to transparent operation to help pave the way.

Discover how to make efficient use of the automation engineering framework to provide consistent reliable diagnostics, provide a means to manage corporate standards with automation libraries, and generate programming code and HMI solutions, and how to apply the digital twin of automation for virtual commissioning.

Dhruv Kocheta

Dhruv Kocheta

Applications Engineer, LAPP

Basic Design and Benefits of the “Factory of the Future”

| 3:45 - 4:25 pm

As we enter into the next industrial revolution, organizations are still struggling to determine how to best take advantage of new and emerging connectivity technologies to improve operations. Building a strong foundation for Industry 4.0 is essential and requires forward-looking planning. Leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can provide complete supply chain visibility, while also allowing for strategic growth. This workshop will discuss the benefits of establishing your Future-Ready connected factory, and review LAPP’s reliable connectivity solutions that will enable you to reach your automation goals.

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