Empowering Manufacturing’s Future Is Focus Of 2017 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit At IAMD USA

  • June 14, 2017
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Empowering Manufacturing’s Future Is Focus Of 2017 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit At IAMD USA
Empowering Manufacturing’s Future Is Focus Of 2017 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit At IAMD USA

June 14, 2017 - Manufacturing technology executives will focus on ‘Empowering Manufacturing’s Future’ during the 2017 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit on Tuesday, November 7 at the Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives trade show (IAMD USA) co-located with FABTECH 2017 in Chicago. The IAMD USA is the combination of two of the world renowned HANNOVER MESSE events, Industrial Automation North America and Motion, Drive & Automation North America.

“The adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by small and medium manufacturing businesses is vitally important,” said Larry Turner, President & CEO of Hannover Fairs USA, the organizer of IAMD USA and subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, organizer of HANNOVER MESSE. “This year’s Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit presenters will provide valuable insights for manufacturers who are actively looking to launch and scale IIoT solutions in their facilities.”

The 2017 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit presentations and line-up of speakers will focus on three key aspects of the adoption of IIoT, including:

Session 1: Cybersecurity: How far do we need to go? - This session willfocus on the problem of security for IIoT, one of the most discussed issues as manufacturers look to deploy this technology solution. Presenters will explore real issues, debunk myths, and talk about the common-sense ways manufacturers can secure their data and their operational integrity. This session will be led by Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium, Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG) and Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council.

Session 2: IIoT in discrete manufacturing: Managing the process - When it comes to IIoT, manufacturers in discrete industries, particularly in the metal forming and CNC industries, have a different set of expectations from those in the process industries and a different set of challenges. Industry experts will discuss how to get the most out of IIoT and how to use data to improve operations, supply chain and safety. Speakers include Kevin Lewis, Vice President at Siemens Digital Factory, Factory Automation, Aurelio Banda, CEO and President at Beckhoff Automation North America and Derek Harper, Vice President of Information Technology at Faurecia North America.

Session 3: Maintenance and IIoT: Follow the numbers - The data generated by IIoT can point a maintenance professional to a problem on the plant floor, if looking at the right numbers at the right time. More sophisticated analytics are helping maintenance teams focus on the right data at the right time. Speakers will discuss how this strategy can lead to more uptime and better safety. This session will be led by Sal Spada, Research Director for Discrete Manufacturing for ARC Advisory Group. Other speakers include Mohamed Abuali, Chief Executive Officer – Americas at FORCAM Inc. and Scott C. Hibbard, Vice President of Technology at Bosch Rexroth Corporation.

“During the 2016 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit, our panel demystified the concepts of the Industrial Internet of Things as they apply to the industrial manufacturing industry.  Today, the metric for production equipment utilization is less than 45 percent in practice. The industry needs solutions and needs them quickly to remain competitive,” said Spada.  “Deployments once requiring large capital expenditures and extensive integration time are now accessible to small and medium businesses as the cloud based infrastructure allows for subscription based deployments. The scalability of these solutions along with the subscription based models are allowing smaller manufacturers to reap the benefits of the IIoT.”

The 2017 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit will kick-off with a networking luncheon on the IAMD USA show floor prior to the presentations and will end with a cocktail reception.


About Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives  

The IAMD trade show, a HANNOVER MESSE event, is held annually in North America to showcase the full range of industrial automation, power transmission and fluid power solutions for the factory of the future. In addition to IAMD USA at FABTECH 2017, IAMD Canada at CMTS 2017 (the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show) will run in Toronto from September 25-28, 2017 alongside ComVac Canada, parts2clean Canada and CeMAT Canada. In September 2018, IAMD USA at IMTS 2018 takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago alongside Surface Technology USA, ComVac USA and Industrial Supply USA.

About Hannover Fairs USA

Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. (HFUSA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Hannover, Germany’s Deutsche Messe – one of the world’s largest and most active organizers of industrial technology events. Chicago, Illinois-based HFUSA helps U.S. companies expand domestically and internationally through exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at Deutsche Messe’s worldwide portfolio of events.

About Deutsche Messe AG

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Deutsche Messe AG, which was founded in 1947 with the staging of Germany’s first-ever Export Fair. Seven decades later, Deutsche Messe has taken its place among the world’s top organizers of investment goods trade fairs, sporting a rich portfolio of events held in Germany and around the globe. Its portfolio includes such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CeBIT (digital business), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue, safety and security), LABVOLUTION with BIOTECHNICA (lab technology and biotechnology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production) (both of which are staged by the Germany Agricultural Society, DLG), EMO Hannover (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by Mack Brooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). 

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