Agenda May 22
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM ET

Empowering the Frontline: Low-Code Tools for Enhancing Shop Floor Decision-Making

Sponsored by FlowFuse

Discover how low-code platforms enable rapid development and deployment, allowing for swift adaptation to market changes and operational demands. Gain insights into how low-code tools break down silos between IT and operational departments, promoting innovation through collaborative efforts. Explore low-code platforms’ unparalleled customization and scalability, allowing growth and adaptation without significant investment. Learn how low-code platforms can reduce development costs and simplify compliance with industry regulations, minimizing risks and penalties.

Product Owner Industrial Analytics
Chief Business Officer
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET

Beyond Silos: Streamlining Data Flow with a Unified Namespace

Sponsored by HighByte, HiveMQ and EMQ Technologies

In this session, our speakers will dive into the essentials of UNS, its unique advantages, and how it outperforms traditional systems by ensuring real-time operational visibility. The speakers will tackle the challenges, evaluate UNS’s integration with SCADA systems, and share insights on measuring digital projects’ ROI. Discover how UNS revolutionizes manufacturing operations, enhancing efficiency and connectivity in a digital ecosystem.

Chief Product Officer
Principal IT Business Analyst
Director of Industry Solutions Manufacturing
Technical Content Manager
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

Navigating the Data Tsunami: The Rise of IIoT Sensors in Industry 4.0

Sponsored by InfluxData

This session is tailored for forward-thinking manufacturers ready to leverage the explosive growth of IIoT sensors and the vast data they generate. The discussions will focus on effectively harnessing, analyzing, and acting upon sensor data to drive unprecedented operational efficiencies. This is an invaluable opportunity for manufacturers aiming to not only survive but thrive in the data-driven landscape of Industry 4.0.

VP, Product Marketing
Market Development Manager – Innovative Technologies
Chief Customer Officer
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

The Insight Factory: Driving Decision-Making with AI and Machine Learning

This session is tailored for manufacturing professionals seeking to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to revolutionize their production processes. In an industry that thrives on precision, efficiency, and innovation, this session will focus on how AI and ML can transform raw data into a strategic asset, optimize operations, predict maintenance needs, and streamline supply chains. Attendees will learn about practical applications of these technologies that drive productivity, reduce costs, and improve product quality, positioning their operations for success in a competitive manufacturing landscape.

CTO & President
Former VP of Digital Manufacturing
Senior Product Manager – Analytics and Machine Learning
Principal and Smart Manufacturing Business Leader
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Fortress Factory: The Critical Importance of Cybersecurity in the IIoT Era

Sponsored by Schneider Electric, Keyfactor and aDolus

This session will focus on real-world applications of cybersecurity strategies that address unique manufacturing challenges, from protecting proprietary designs to ensuring operational continuity against cyber threats. Experts will share insights on integrating cybersecurity into the manufacturing process, from the assembly line to the supply chain, and highlight innovative tools, including AI, to enhance security protocols.

VP, Chief Product Security Officer – Energy Management
SVP of Global IoT Strategy & Operations
CTO and Board Member
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Unlocking the Potential: Exploring the Most Valuable IIOT Devices You Already Use

Sponsored by OMRON

The world of Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) is expanding rapidly, with devices hidden in plain sight holding immense value. This panel discussion aims to shed light on the most valuable IIOT devices that are already in use, despite their inconspicuous nature. The discussion will delve into the core principles of IIOT, emphasizing the significance of connectivity, data, information, and beneficial outcomes. Join us for an enlightening panel discussion that will uncover the hidden gems of IIOT devices and their transformative potential in industrial settings, revolutionizing processes, optimizing efficiency, and driving superior outcomes.

Systems Architecture Engineer
Senior Engineering Manager
Data and AI Partner GTM
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Beware of Bad Actors | Leveraging AI-Powered Threat Intel to Keep Industrial Systems Safe and Available

Sponsored by Fortinet

In today’s era of connectivity, bad actors continue to up their game, recycling tactics and taking advantage of vulnerabilities across IT and OT systems. According to data from the latest Fortinet 2023 Global Ransomware Report, two-thirds of organizations were targeted by ransomware and 50% of them fell victim to an attack. While the outlook seems daunting, advance threat intelligence can inform security practices to ferret out the bad actor and protect your critical infrastructure from attack. During this session, our expert panel will discuss a practical approach for using AI and a threat-informed defense to protect manufacturers.

Global OT Product Marketing Manager
Global Director, Executive Advisory Services for Industrial Cybersecurity
OT Cybersecurity Evangelist
Global Manager – Cyber Security Services
Agenda May 23
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET

From Imagination to Implementation: Generative AI's Revolutionary Role in Manufacturing

Sponsored by Nanoprecise Sci Corp

This session will focus on the tangible benefits of generative AI, including streamlined design processes, reduced development costs, and accelerated innovation. Our speakers will share real-world success stories, demonstrating AI’s impact on enhancing operational efficiency, product quality, and supply chain predictability. Participants will gain insights into practical integration strategies, preparing them to apply generative AI for competitive advantage. This session is a must-attend for those looking to transform their manufacturing landscape through the power of AI.

Director of IoT & AI Solutions
Senior Manufacturing Systems Engineer (OT)
Founder and CEO
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

Smart Networks, Smarter Factories: Building the Foundation for Next-Gen Manufacturing

Sponsored by Cisco

For manufacturers to thrive in the era of Industry 4.0, they need a robust wired and wireless networking foundation that can sustain growth without the constant worry of network performance hiccups or security breaches. In this session we will guide you through the pillars of such a foundation – a high-performance industrial network that embeds security and helps accelerate the adoption of smart manufacturing techniques.

Internet of Things Solution Architect
Industry Advisor, Manufacturing & Distribution
Director of Product Management, Industrial IoT
CS Technical Manager
Chief IoT Architect
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Connected Supply Chain: Enabling Visibility through Digital Partnerships

Sponsored by IIoT World

This session will focus on the pivotal role of digital partnerships in forging a connected, transparent supply chain. We’ll unravel how sharing real-time information across the value chain can significantly enhance efficiency and resilience. The panel will spotlight the necessity of interoperability, standardized data formats, and trust in achieving comprehensive supply chain visibility. As supply chain optimization remains a paramount concern into 2024, our speakers will tackle pressing topics such as managing supplier metrics/KPIs, addressing performance shortfalls, conducting thorough supplier risk assessments, and understanding the profound impact of digital transformation on the supply chain domain.

Head of Partnerships
Founder & CEO
Principal Analyst
Head of Customer Success and Partnerships