Live Session

08:30 – 9:30 ET

In 2021, manufacturers will spend far more on intelligent data management and analytics to improve operations and better integration with their supply chain. While today’s manufacturers are collecting more data from sensors, controllers, and edge devices, the real value comes from converting data into intelligence. This panel will span a range of topics, including:
• Insights into the future of Industry 4.0 and how leaders can implement best practices to transform their operations
• Anything-as-a-service (XaaS) as the main business model for the provision of predictive maintenance and advanced analytics
• Assembling strong data models which run IOT under a managed service
capabilities to the next level
• Impact of IIOT on Start-Ups in Manufacturing
• Predictions for how the broad ecosystem of industrial players will deploy intelligent edge solutions in 2021

This track is sponsored by WellAware and Eurotech

Live Session

09:30 – 10:30 ET

Deploying new technology such as IIoT in manufacturing is challenging largely because of the unknown – threat to impact jobs, finding right data to make decisions, unclear return on investment, security concerns and more. This panel will focus on guiding principles to introduce IIoT in manufacturing, such as data acquisition from manufacturing assets, and data integration and visualization. Panelists will discuss these topics, among others:
• How to Integrate Automation Data with Industrial Messaging Protocols
• How to use MQTT in a mission-critical, real-time environment
• Process optimization
• Proving return on investment, with agile business case planning and a frugal implementation journey to scale where value can be created

This track is sponsored by Alleantia and HiveMQ

Live Session

10:30 – 11:30 ET

Many manufacturers are leveraging the capabilities enabled by Industry 4.0 to bring the physical and the digital worlds together to improve our processes and products and benefit from increased digitalization. Hitachi, one of the world’s largest manufacturers, will provide its perspective on smart and connected products as a new business model for manufacturers. Smart products provide new opportunities for manufacturers to accelerate their business and take advantage of the digital age. We will discuss real-life examples from our own experience as well as from working with our customers of how manufacturers have turned this into a competitive advantage. 

Key Takeaways:
•How manufacturers can leverage advanced analytics to better serve customer requirements and create new business models 
•How manufacturers can differentiate their products in the market and maximize the value of their assets for their customers and drive increased customer intimacy and satisfaction
•Best practice manufacturer examples: New and innovative approaches to smart products  / how to improve customer experience/ market differentiation and growth

This track is sponsored by Hitachi Vantara

Live Session

11:30 – 12:15 ET

Some of the topics to be discussed in this session:
1. Workforce Augmentation – with skills and tools to connect with data (removing the black box approach)
2. Increased Productivity – replacing manual repeated tasks with data driven controls
3. Taking control of your operations –replace intuition with predictability
4. Best Practices for IIoT-Enabled Advanced Manufacturing
5. How to ensure that your network investments are safe and future-ready

This track is sponsored by Canvass

Live Session

12:15 – 13:15 ET

With the advent of Industry 4.0 and IIoT technologies, Machine Learning, AI, Digital Twins and Process Monitoring & Analytics are quickly becoming important tools for manufacturers. Panelists will present their real-world case studies and success stories, including:
• Case studies for IIoT-based real-time Process Monitoring & Analytics in support of Digital Trace Manufacturing from Nexteer Automotive
• How 3D Digital Twins are created and how they can be used for remote collaboration to reduce on site travel, reduce costs and improve the safety of employees from UrsaLeo
• Models deployed for operational decision-making from Novelis
• How to use AI/ML to reduce unplanned downtime in wood products manufacturing

This track is sponsored by UrsaLeo

Live Session

13:15 – 14:00 ET

Verizon’s IoT initiatives highlight key applications of the technology as well as the business opportunity it presents OEMs. Customers were requesting Condition-based Maintenance (CBM) and Critical Asset Tracking (CAT) solutions. Verizon had similar business challenges that OEMs face with the desire to either save money or make money with IoT. David Vasquez will share the story of how they developed IoT products for the marketplace and insights from two of their real-world use cases. He will also share the decisions made along the way to move from strategy to process to market-ready products. Brandon Cannaday will join David to offer both the technology and business perspective of evaluating IoT technology as a cornerstone in making turnkey IoT solutions reliable and secure.
This approach to IoT is valuable information for any manufacturer. 

This session will offer practical guidance to you in your IoT building.  We look forward to your participation and to addressing your questions.

This track is sponsored by Losant

Live Session

14:00 – 14:45 ET

This session will cover some of the following topics:
• Overview of the current status of Enterprise Augmented Reality
• Examples of problems solved (use cases) using AR in Industry
• How to create a business case for AR deployment
• How to overcome challenges to successfully implement AR technology
• Building multi-dimensional Digital Twins using PLM, IoT, and other data sources
• Leveraging 3D PLM assets for use cases downstream of engineering in manufacturing, service, and sales
• Best practices in getting your digital twin projects out of pilot purgatory

This track is sponsored by Vertex

Live Session

14:45 – 15:15 ET

This session will cover the following topics:
• Who is attacking Smart Factories?
• How are Smart Factories being attacked? (Methods used and their consequences)
• Security Issues exploited in real incidents.
• Realistic recommendations and countermeasures for efficient protection of Smart Factories

This track is sponsored by Trend Micro

Live Session

15:15 – 16:00 ET

As manufacturing organizations adapt their IT and OT infrastructure to account for digital transformation, they must also undergo a security transformation to protect against evolving cyber threats. As the production environment increasingly becomes connected to the internet, organizations strive to secure the growing number of enabled IoT devices while maintaining business imperatives like operational efficiency, continuity of operations, product integrity, and compliance. An effective security transformation needs to account for visibility to all users, devices and applications on the network, defining access controls to continuously monitor the level of trust given and leverage the data being collected for continuous analysis and situational awareness. During this session, we will explore the impact and considerations for safe and secure operations built on best practices for mitigating OT cyber risk

This track is sponsored by Fortinet

Live Session

16:00 – 16:45 ET

The COVID-19 Pandemic has accelerated change. Some of the emerging themes that the World Economic Forum has identified for Industrial IoT include:
  • Shifting priority from efficiency to resiliency across industrial value chains
  • Growing acceptance of “stakeholder capitalism” as businesses recognize they are increasingly expected by the public to help battle society’s collective challenges
  • Rapidly changing social attitudes towards technology as more of us work remotely and rely on technology to keep us safe.
I will share case studies to illustrate the above themes and discuss the implication on demand, emerging use cases and market structure in IIoT.

Live Session

16:45 – 17:30 ET

The need to increase operational awareness, improve maintenance strategies, and optimize processes has accelerated the adoption of IIoT. As more critical assets became instrumented and connected, new challenges emerged. How do you automate the analysis of large volumes of structured and unstructured data at scale? And, how do you integrate these insights into real-time systems without sacrificing security and performance?

This panel will focus on edge computing and AI in the manufacturing space. The panelists will also discuss about how to implement an OT/IT/IoT data aggregation framework in organizations that accounts for technology, organizational standards, and people change elements to enable automated data-driven decision making event triggers between assets, robotics, sensors, business systems and people.

As an industry case study, Dr. Dean Bartles will talk about one of The Department of Defense’s programs and where the system might go in the future.

This track is sponsored by Siemens

Live Session

17:30 – 18:00 ET

NxGen Group will be presenting data and new thinking regarding strategic gains through the deployment of Industry 4.0 and other People-Process-Technology advances.  IIoT-World attendees have been providing benchmarking information using the a2i2 online, crowd-sourced assessment platform. 

The findings are yielding provocative insights regarding Industry 4.0 adoption.  
• What advances in manufacturing capabilities are required to achieve 3-5 year strategic goals?
• What is an appropriate role for digital technology in the big picture?
• Where are People-Process-Technology capabilities in balance or out of balance?
• How are company operations preparing for anticipated disruptions?
• What are the top priorities for smart manufacturing?

If you would like to have a copy of the results, please take the survey.


18:00 – 20:00 ET

Join us on Clubhouse for Networking

IIoT World is taking the Manufacturing Day conversation to Clubhouse, partnering with Industry 4.0 Club and their followers to keep the conversations flowing. After a full day of panels focused on IIoT & AI in manufacturing, head over and join Industry 4.0 Club to debrief and unwind. We’ll be moderating the following rooms:

*If you need an invite for the Clubhouse, please use this link.

On Demand Session

Upgrading OT security is not easy, as planned downtime is required for testing, installation, and maintenance. But with increasing pace and sophistication of the threat landscape, traditional security approaches will not work. Industries in purview: manufacturing, oil & gas, transportation, and energy/utilities.

This track is sponsored by Fortinet

Roundtable Session

  • Discussion of the Threat Landscape – IT and ICS specific threats;
  • Business and technical challenges in the ICS environment;
  • What’s the risk in OT and why is OT security important?; and ICS security available solutions.
  • What are participants biggest risks or challenges?
  • How have they been addressed in the past and what are they looking to accomplish in the future?
Roundtable Session
In this roundtable, we will discuss:
  • What does IoT in manufacturing look like in 10 to 20 years?
  • What are the IoT technology gaps to be overcome?
  • How and where can the US government advance technology development?