CIO Manufacturing Summit | June 20, 2017 | Convene (730 Third Avenue) - New York, NY, USA

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - CIO Manufacturing Summit

7:00 am - 7:55 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

Presented by:
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Fred Thiel, Chairman and Chief Adviser, Thiel Advisors, Inc.

 
 

8:10 am - 8:40 am

Keynote Presentation

Get Greater Speed, Agility, and Value Through Cloud-Based Smart Manufacturing

Over the last 20 years enterprises and CIOs have focused significant resources and funding towards ERP deployments. While the ERP journey has often been challenging, it is clear today, if not obvious, that every enterprise of any scale requires an integrated system to manage its core business functions. For manufacturers, a common and comprehensive operating model has remained elusive, until now.

Beyond the traditional manufacturing and quality requirements, the need for speed and agility to meet faster product cycle times, customer demand changes as well as the pressure of competition and continuous improvement means that the manufacturing operating system must meet the highest standards of integration, flexibility, and time to value. In short, what is required is a future ready solution.

The rapid development of technologies across a wide range of disciplines has coalesced into Industry 4.0. While the vision of Industry 4.0 is still largely aspirational, one example is the use of big data tools to realize value from structured and unstructured data that are efficiently absorbed through traditional integration of IIoT.

In this session, Patel will discuss how Sanmina implemented a cloud manufacturing solution to meet its demands of operations excellence and deep functionality within and across plant operations while maintaining a high level of agility and cost efficiency, quickly enable process controls, and provide data collection and visibility at specific work centers across a whole plant or even product lines that cross multiple plants.

Takeaways:

  • How a cloud based model provides greater speed and agility
  • Delivering business value through a common platform and data model
  • A future ready operations management foundation provides a competitive advantage
  • Start small and expand based on business needs

Presented by:

Manesh Patel, CIO, Sanmina-SCI View details

 
 
 

8:45 am - 9:15 am

Keynote Presentation

IT Integration in a Distributed IT World

It's no secret " the integration of disparate systems, disparate applications, and disparate data stores has long been one of the biggest challenges faced by the IT department. Simply put, getting everything to talk to everything is no easy task. The rapid adoption of cloud delivered services has compounded this problem almost exponentially " if it was hard to integrate when you controlled the whole stack it has become nearly impossible when you control very little of it. To be efficient and effective IT departments need to adopt a new model of system, application, and data integration. Endless webs of one-off point-to-point integrations simply won't cut it anymore and a purposeful, structured approach is required.

Takeaways:

  • Learn how to build a holistic strategy to integrate systems, applications, and data
  • Understand how to leverage SOA and ESB to streamline app to app communications
  • Discover the power and impact of holistic Master Data Management and other data integration processes
 

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Digital Transformation - Architecting Your Digital Platform at the Edge

The digital economy is forcing enterprises to transform how they connect customers, partners, employees and operations. Today's market leaders credit their speed and business advantages to their digital platform. Equinix will discuss how an Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOATM) with a step-by-step playbook can redefine the edge - which is where to localize delivery of cloud-supported services to your customers, employees and partners - and architect your digital platform.

Sponsored by:

Equinix View details

 
 
 

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Capacity Planning as Competitive Differentiator

Capacity planning has in many ways become a lost art; common during the era of the mainframe when resources were expensive and time-consuming to procure, the advent of the inexpensive pizza box Windows Server has relegated planning, replacing it with a just buy more mentality. But just buy more creates more problems than it solves as server sprawl, server management, and rampant overprovisioning issues quickly erode any aspect of the value that IT tries to deliver. The lost art need to be rediscovered, to allow IT to get back to offering truly efficient and effective service and service levels. This new era of capacity planning requires new tools that go beyond simplistic benchmarking and trending analysis and instead provides dynamic, flexible, and predictive modeling that allows IT department to truly deploy optimized IT services.

Takeaways:

  • Capacity management may have fallen out of favor but its abandonment has created a wealth of problems for IT and business users the world over
  • In an era of intense innovation pressure, enterprises can no longer afford the inefficiencies of a just buy more approach to capacity provisioning
  • Traditional capacity planning techniques certainly have value but dynamic modeling based on predictive analytics takes things to a whole new level
 

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Paving the way to the Next Generation Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector is on the precipice of a monumental shift as new manufacturing techniques, such as broad-scale adoption of production-ready 3D printing capabilities, meet head-on with the smart factory phenomenon and the impact of the Internet of Things. Individually these macro-trends will have a significant impact on the IT department of these organizations, but taken in combination they could well be revolutionary. To ensure that CIOs are ready for these changes it is important to understand their value and their long-term impacts and to begin building strategies now to prepare for this brave new world. 

Takeaways: 

  • Improving sensor technology allows IoT to explode the data manufacturers can capture and the process and performance enhancements they can develop 
  • The ongoing integration of Manufacturing Execution Systems with upstream enterprise applications and downstream automation systems yields entirely new opportunities for automation and the efficiencies derived from it 
  • Additive manufacturing technologies will allow for more flexible, more dynamic, and more cost effective manufacturing but these systems must be integrated

 

11:05 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

TBC

Sponsored by:

Aryaka Networks, Inc. View details

 
 
 

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Disaster Recovery and Preparing for the Inevitable

Like death and taxes, IT outages are an inevitability whether as the result of power loss, telecommunications outage, or any one of a myriad other potential technical and non-technical issues. In this environment, the savvy CIO knows that what matters most is preparation " being ready for that next outage with an IT infrastructure that is both resilient and flexible and Disaster Recovery procedures that allow for efficient and effective recovery, balancing Recovery Time and Recovery Point objectives with appropriate cost. Disasters happen but with proper planning they don't have to be disastrous to your business.

Takeaways:

  • In the event of a severe outage, businesses without a Disaster Recovery plan are at a significant disadvantage when it comes to recoverability and viability
  • DR planning cannot be an at all costs proposition and appropriate planning must take into account reasonable Recovery Time and Recovery Point objectives
  • Catastrophic outages get the press but are the thin end of the wedge " minor service interruptions are far more common and must be planned for as well
 

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

IoT for Industrial Automation

Industrial automation is the hallmark case for IoT adoption - by integrating all of the machines and systems that are involved in every step of the manufacturing process, inefficiencies can be discovered, process enhancement found, and cost and value improvements made. And while the European Commission is investing nearly $2B in "Factories of the Future", the US has the world's oldest industrial base and so faces a massive uphill battle to compete. Manufacturing jobs that are returning to America from Asia because of quality issues may quickly re-migrate to Europe for the self-same reasons unless significant investments in technology are made. 

Takeaways: 
  • Smart factories are the way of the future - they offer cost and operational efficiencies that can't be matched with traditional manufacturing techniques 
  • Existing MES deployments cannot be relied on as the "be all, end all" of automation and broad IoT style deployments are required 
  • A radical increase in IT investment in the Manufacturing space is required and CIOs must be at the vanguard of this charge
 

12:35 pm - 1:20 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Shop-Floor Computing and the Impact of Mobility

Shop floor computing is certainly nothing new - ruggedized PCs with specially protected keyboards and touch sensitive screens have been creeping into manufacturing facilities for decades in the name of improving productivity and enhancing efficiency. These ruggedized computers all suffer the same shortcoming however, that being that they are still tied to a single physical location. Thus, while workers may be able to stay on the shop floor to work with these systems rather than retreating to the office, they still aren't able to be exactly where the work is occurring, or exactly where problems are cropping up. Mobile computing devices on the other hand allow ultimate freedom and flexibility and seek to truly deliver on the promise that shop floor computing has been making for years. IT leaders in manufacturing and other shop floor lead industries need to begin thinking about broad scale mobility adoption and the requisite decisions that accompany that shift. 

Takeaways: 

  • Shop floor computing has tremendous opportunity to provide efficiency benefits but is hampered by infrastructure limitations 
  • Mobile computing overcomes the primary one those limitations but brings a new set of challenges with it 
  • IT leaders need a comprehensive effort that encompasses not just devices, but applications and networking infrastructure to truly leverage the value

 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Business Value of RFID Every Day

Just like other emerging technologies, RFID technology will continue to evolve. Market adoption will grow as companies become familiar with this new way of sharing information and experience the bottom-line benefits and increase in efficiency it can provide. Still, as with any new business process, there are ways to make sure your company's experience with RFID is a successful one. 

Takeaways:
  • The goal is to create an integrated data collection system that makes the most of your present business. 
  • Check and double-check your information before making any critical business decisions. 
  • Companies in all segments of the supply chain are proving the business value of RFID every day. A company can wisely use the capabilities of RFID to improve the accuracy, speed and responsiveness of your entire business operation.

Presented by:

Fred Thiel, Chairman and Chief Adviser, Thiel Advisors, Inc.

 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Sourcing Enabled Business Transformation

Innovation is more than just a buzzword; it's fast becoming the mantra by which successful companies live. As enterprises strive to become ever more agile, offloading mundane responsibilities to sourcing partners can free the resources to become innovative. While beneficial, this really only scratches the surface as it still requires and relies on your resources to undertake that innovation journey. Partners that can bring innovation wherewithal to the table however, that can bake it directly into the service offering provide a greater opportunity to innovate. Understanding how such services can be integrated into your day to day operations, how they can spring board your innovation efforts, and how they can allow you to become truly transformational is essential to innovation success.

Takeaways:

  • Transformational innovation often requires knowledge, insight, and data that you simply don't have the access to yourself
  • A strong partner not only provides the opportunity to innovate, it also provides the resources to help make it happen
  • By leveraging a single for both operational and transformational initiatives, significant economies of scale can be leveraged making innovation easier
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Designing the Factory of the Future

For years we have heard about and talked about the "Factory of the Future" with no real consistency in terms of defining what exactly that is, what makes it so futuristic; enhanced technology, improved process, and greater people capabilities. In truth, the factory of the future is built upon and requires all of these things - the greater deployment of technology solutions to gather data and facilitate existing workflows; radically enhanced operational processes based on new patterns identified with deep data analysis; highly skilled and technically competent personnel that have the wherewithal and background to bring technology to bear in enhancing manufacturing process. Building a strategy that incorporates all three areas and synthesizes them seamlessly is therefore essential to long-term success 

Takeaways: 

  • The factory of the future needs radically improved process and materials efficiency to justify investment 
  • Implementation of MES / MOM type solutions always for greater understanding and automation of processes but is not enough by itself to qualify as "the future" 
  • Ultimately the greatest pressures in the factory of the future will fall upon the personnel that are not just building it, but also those operating it

 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Innovation Showcase

An exclusive opportunity to be exposed to the hottest new solutions providers in a quick-hit format designed to whet the appetite and spark immediate interest.
 

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Manufacturing Best Practices

Weaknesses in any segment of a manufacturer's network can threaten the integrity and availability of manufacturing production systems. Secure production environments and trusted supply chains are crucial to not only producing a sound product but also protecting sensitive information. There are many factors that may contribute to how a manufacturer implements its cybersecurity strategy, including size, industry segment, available resources and exposure points to threat actors. 

Takeaways: 

Following are some general best practices applicable to most manufacturers: 

  • Identify and protect a manufacturer's crown jewels
  • Bolster employee awareness
  • Assess the supply chain- The integrity of the entire supply chain, including all hardware and software components, must be analyzed and monitored

Presented by:

Tunde Oni-Daniel, Director of Information Security (CISO), Perdue Farms View details

 
 
 

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm

Executive Visions

Facilitating Marketing Goals with Innovative Technology

The role of the modern IT executive is more complex than it has ever been before, not just because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because increasingly IT execs have had to become a business-focused executive, not just a technologist. Long have we talked about the CIO getting a seat at the table but modern businesses are now demanding that their technology impresario join their Marketing counterparts and leverage their deep and rich technical acumen to allow the organization as a whole to better position itself for market-place success and satisfactory customer experience. To be successful, CxOs need to invest in themselves, in their personnel, and in the right technologies to allow them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler. 

Takeaways: 
  • IT leadership can no longer be simply technology focused, but must instead take their visibility into business process and become business focused 
  • A broader Marketing-focus does not preclude maintaining technology excellence however and indeed may demand more of it than ever before 
  • Success for CxOs will be measured not in how they can enable enterprise decisions, but in how they can drive growth

Moderated by:

Fred Thiel, Chairman and Chief Adviser, Thiel Advisors, Inc.

 

Presented by:

Julia Anderson, Global CIO, Smithfield Foods, Inc. View details

 
 
 

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception