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In this half-day+ event, we will delve into the Connected Factory. We will start with the big picture concept of the Connected Factory and discuss how technology is fueling the sea change in manufacturing. Once we have set the stage, a panel of experts will share their real-life experiences of bringing the Connected Factory to life. This is a unique opportunity to learn from multiple manufacturing organizations and gain valuable insights into best-practices, known barriers and unforeseen pitfalls encountered when working toward the Connected Factory.

There is no cost for this event, and both breakfast and lunch will be provided. After lunch we will have three hands-on breakout sessions to help attendees better understand key components on the path to the Connected Factory.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014


French Gerleman Customer Center – St. Louis, MO


7:30-8:30 Registration & Breakfast

8:30-8:45 Opening Remarks / Welcome

8:45-9:30 The Big Picture: Connected Factory

In this session we will discuss how the plants of the future incorporate the concepts of IoT to create an environment based on cross-platform collaboration and pervasive real-time communication, and how these rejuvenate productivity, reduce downtime & waste and increase profitability.

9:30-11:30 Bringing the Connected Factory to Life

In this session our panel will discuss their experiences in the design, execution and management of the Connected Factory. Topics will cover best-practices, known barriers, and unforeseen pitfalls. This is an interactive session where audience members are encouraged to pose questions for the panel.

11:30-12:30 LUNCH

12:30-2:00 (Optional) Hands-On Breakout Sessions

    • * Real-Time Manufacturing Intelligence: a mobile solution
    • * Understanding Your Current State: best practices for a comprehensive assessment
    • * Understanding Plant Floor Virtualization: DEMO
    • * In-Line Process Measurement: Connected & Real Time: DEMO