Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit
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2016 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

The 2016 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit (GAMS), presented by CFE Media, will bring together experts from all areas of the Industrial Internet of Things (lloT) to look at not just the current state of lloT but also at the potential benefits of deployment for the manufacturing industry.

Join Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Hannover Fairs USA for the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit, part of the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) pavilion at the 2016 IMTS Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. This one-day summit is designed to bring plant managers, control engineers, and manufacturing business leaders together to highlight plant improvement opportunities and deliver strategies that manufacturing personnel can take back to their plants and implement immediately.

Event sponsored by: Beckhoff, Advanced Technology Services, Inc., FORCAM, Radwell International, Inc. and SAP.

Registration and pricing is available by clicking here.*

*One lucky attendee will win an Apple iPad. Must be present to win.

The Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit
Conference Date: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: McCormick Place
2301 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616

Room W196-C

Agenda and Speakers:

11:00am – 12:00pm: Registration

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Lunch
Sponsored by: Advanced Technology Services, Inc.

12:30pm – 1:15pm: Keynote

  • Jack Nehlig, President of Phoenix Contact USA and winner of the 2015 Plant Engineering Top Plant Award, will discuss his company's initiatives on the Industrial Internet of Things (lloT), both as an industry supplier and as a manufacturer.

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Session 1: Cloud-Based Manufacturing: Who Will Rule the Clouds?

An overview of industry attitudes toward and adoption of lloT in manufacturing.

    • Rob McGreevy, VP Operations, Schneider Electric
    • Rich Carpenter, Product general manager, GE Automation and Controls

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Session 2: Robotics: Rise of the Machines

An industry overview on the adoption and use of robotics in manufacturing.

    • Jose Rivera, CEO, Control System Integrators Association
    • Rick Vanden Boom, automation systems group manager, Applied Manufacturing Technologies
    • Michael Lindley, vice president, business development, Concept Systems Inc.

3:30pm – 3:45pm: Break

3:45pm – 5:00 pm: Session 3: How Maintenance and Big Data Can Coexist

    • Sal Spada, analyst, ARC Advisory Group
    • Franz Gruber, CEO, FORCAM
    • Aurelio Banda, CEO, Beckhoff Automation North America
    • Chris LeBeau, Global IT director, ATS

5:00pm – 6:30pm: Reception and networking event
Sponsored by: FORCAM

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