Hannover Messe USA

The 2018 Hannover Messe USA
Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (GAMS)

As implementation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategy continues, manufacturers are looking for effective ways to measure and manage plant floor data and make it useful to improve their operations. The 2018 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit will update manufacturing leaders on where the industry is at in the journey to operational IIoT systems and will explore issues such as cybersecurity and operational change management.


Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 • Co-presented with Hannover Messe USA at the 2018 IMTS Show at McCormick Place, Chicago


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REGISTRATION AND LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


KEYNOTE: 12:15 p.m. TO 1 pm
Global manufacturing: The race to serve 7 billion potential customers, and how to win the race.
In a global, competitive manufacturing environment, how can American manufacturers compete? The same way they’ve lifted the U.S. economy out of the Great Recession: By being smarter, leaner (and Leaner) and using technology and data to point the way to a better manufacturing strategy.


Session 1: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Embrace your robot: A guide to the future
No longer science fiction, robots are real, valuable to manufacturing, and winding up in more plants than ever. Listen as experts discuss the practical ways robots can enhance manufacturing—and all the ways humans are still vital to your operation. The panel will be led Bob Doyle, vice-president of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), a CFE Media Partner.


Session 2: 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Maintenance and IIoT: Follow the numbers
Data generated by IIoT can point a maintenance professional to a problem on the plant floor—
if he’s looking at the right numbers at the right time. Learn how more sophisticated analytics are helping maintenance teams focus on the right data at the right time, leading to more uptime and better safety. The presentation will be led by Sal Spada, research director for discrete.


KEYNOTE: 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
SAP presents the Digital Twin: a trip to manufacturing’s future
Imagine being able to operate your plant today while planning for the future. The Digital Twin allows the modeling of a new system or production line using an exact digital replica of current equipment. Testing new production techniques or new product lines is now possible, and SAP experts will demonstrate how it works, and how you can use it today.


Session 3: 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Cybersecurity: How far do we need to go?
The problem of security for (IIoT) challenges manufacturers to deploy a technology solution. We’ll discuss common-sense ways manufacturers can secure their data and their operational integrity. The presentation will be led by Dr. Richard Soley, chairman of the Industrial Internet Consortium, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMG (Object Management Group) and executive director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council.


Cocktail and Networking Reception: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
After a great day of information, continue the discussion in the lobby. Cocktails, light snacks and conversation about the day’s events will follow.

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