The 27th Annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum Will Take Place Feb. 6-9, 2023, in Orlando

  • December 20, 2022
  • ARC Advisory Group
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The 27th Annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum Will Take Place Feb. 6-9, 2023, in Orlando
The 27th Annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum Will Take Place Feb. 6-9, 2023, in Orlando

We need to act fast.  Despite progress, digital transformation is still very much a work in progress in industrial companies. Yet, the next wave of disruption is already cresting into industrial markets that are still dealing with pandemic-induced supply chain fragility and workforce shortages, exacerbated by global geopolitical conflict that we thought was a thing of the past.  This next one―climate change―might be the biggest disruptor of them all. We are in a critical time of action. 

Energy transition and sustainability are now being woven into the core business strategies of industrial companies, who now have the mandate and opportunity to tackle environmental and social challenges. What are the market drivers behind the dramatic uptick in board-level attention―and the ensuing formalization and execution―of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies? How are companies tackling decarbonization, new tracking requirements, and the many, complex threads associated with the energy transition and improved environmental stewardship? How are these efforts being balanced with demands for financial performance and ongoing digital transformation?

Companies who are more advanced in their digital journeys are already integrating sustainability and energy transition initiatives, together with competitive excellence, resilience and agility, and workforce goals, into a comprehensive strategy driving towards becoming a focused, integrated, digital organization. Powered by transformative technologies, innovative processes, and data, they are creating smart integrated systems that can develop new insights and, in some cases, even automate decision making, while optimizing to corporate performance goals and improving competitive excellence. These new systems can also support improved cybersecurity, helping industrial companies protect against a significant and growing risk. 

Technologies like digital twin, cloud, machine learning, edge computing, IoT, cybersecurity technology, additive manufacturing, augmented reality and more are enabling new business processes and obscuring traditional functional boundaries. OT, IT and ET teams are growing their skills and capabilities and transforming real-time operations. ESG, governance and compliance, workforce and skills, customer-centricity, competitive excellence, servitization, and change management all need management attention. Executives charged with driving transformation are seizing this moment to innovate and deliver real value.  Call it digital transformation, smart manufacturing, or Industry 4.0, industrial companies are driving to innovate, transform, and accelerate the future.  

Is your company on track to becoming a focused, integrated, digital organization?  

Join us at the 27th Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida to learn more about how transforming factories, plants, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.  Discover what your peers and industry leaders are doing today and what steps they are taking to prepare for the future. 

For those unable to attend in person, you can register to view the session video archives online from Feb. 27- March 27.

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