Conference Deep-Dive:

Manufacturing Industry CIOs and IT Executives

Join Manufacturing CIOs and Senior Executives for the must-attend leadership conference of 2018

The manufacturing industry experiences technology and business disruption that will directly affect capabilities on productivity and scalability, as well as market and ecosystem requirements. Digitalization through intelligent systems and digital product life cycle management (PLM), as well as industrial Internet of Things (IoT), are generating data insights that are significant in creating manufacturing value chains. The emerging data exchanges will require edge computing requirements, especially in the automotive industry for connected platforms. Embedded artificial intelligence in automation will enhance digital business outcomes, while the benefits of blockchain for transparency are still emerging. Digital transformation also requires a sustainable strategy in organizational change management capabilities, leading to digital culture.


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Gartner Manufacturing Predicts:
  • By 2020, 25% of midsize organizations engaging in Industrie 4.0 strategies will collaborate in cross-industry ecosystem initiatives, up from 10% in 2018.
  • By 2021, the effectiveness of manufacturing IoT initiatives will be tracked by business outcomes continuously through their life cycle, up from less than 20% today.
  • By 2021, 10% of large manufacturing enterprises will use 3D printing to produce new parts and products that cannot be made with conventional techniques.
  • By 2023, 30% of Industrie 4.0 projects will use blockchain technology, up from less than 5% today.


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Hot Topics covered at Symposium will include:
  • Digital Transformation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Cost Optimization
  • People, Work & Culture


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