Manufacturing/Automation Summit Speakers

02/04/2010


Manufacturing/Automation Summit

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Ed Bryan
Edward W. Bryan FBCS, PMP

Director, SWG Industrial Sector Solutions
IBM Corp.

 

Ed Bryan has over 20 years business and IT experience. He is currently the Director for IBM Software Group Solutions for the industrial Sector. This role includes functional leadership for strategy, research & development, business development, product support and services related to the IBM software solutions for the Industrial Sector. These solutions help clients address their business problems through the deployment of industry-specific business capabilities that optimize the use of critical industry standards, reduce risk and provide a faster return on investment.

Ed was previously Director, Software Services for WebSphere. This was a global role with the mission of developing and delivering fee-based consulting and education services for IBM's clients and business partners to successfully help companies design, develop and deploy business solutions using IBM's WebSphere software products.

Prior to this, Ed has held a number of leadership positions, including Director of Technical Support Services for the IBM Global Account, Director of Transaction Processing Development and Program Director of eMarkets Enablement. Ed has a BSC in Computer Science from Portsmouth University, and a Masters in Project Management fro George Washing University.

SESSION ONE: Asset Management

Speaker:
Mary T. Bunzel, IBM Software Group, Tivoli, Worldwide Industry Leader for Manufacturing, Maximo Solution Representative : Industrial Sector

For the last 22 years, Ms Bunzel has been serving the Enterprise Asset Management Community in a variety of roles, first in customer support and implementation work, helping maintenance departments become successful with new processes and technologies to support maximum production efficiency through Asset Management, eventually growing into VP and General Manager for the Midwest division of a technology firm in the same field. Following 13 years with MRO Software, she is now serving as IBM's Worldwide Industrial Leader for Manufacturing, a role in which she is able to bring experience and expertise to worldwide organizations.

SESSION TWO: Energy and Sustainability

Monday, March 29 at 1:15 p.m. CST
SPEAKERS

Rod Ellsworth, Vice President Global Asset Sustainability, INFOR
Title of presentation: Best practices to bring energy savings into your plant
Find out the best practices to integrate energy into your reliability and maintenance strategies. Integrating innovative energy management capabilities with comprehensive asset management programs, you can identify, optimize, and automate proactive maintenance.
Rene Wolf, General Manager, Factory Automation business, Siemens
Title of presentation: Deploying Best-Practice Approaches for Facility Energy Management
Energy plays a part virtually everywhere in your plant -- from the smallest device, to the largest drive, and through all of the processes in between. As businesses focus more and more on reducing energy costs, understanding and addressing your energy use becomes mission critical. This seminar focuses on best practice approaches and case studies that will help you save energy throughout your plant.
Marc Leroux, Marketing Manager for ABB's Collaborative Production Manufacturing business unit, ABB
Title of presentation: The Business Strategy Behind Energy Efficient Manufacturing
With an increasingly deregulated energy market, and cap and trade regulation looming, improving energy efficiency and management becomes an increasingly important component of any manufacturing and cost management strategy. This presentation will examine the importance of the various components of energy management, from the device level savings to the optimization of energy balance and contract management, and will examine the savings opportunities available to manufacturers by evaluating this issue from the business perspective.
Carl Castellow, PE, Industrial Energy Efficiency Manager, Schneider Electric
Title of presentation: Industrial Energy Efficiency: Achieving Success in a Difficult Production Environment
The Industrial Sector is a complicated environment that often proves difficult for energy efficiency programs that go beyond lighting, environmental controls, etc. Topics addressed include: production costs of operation are first priority; time horizons are short; past failures are many and often have been expensive.






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