20th Annual ARC Industry Forum | February 8, 2016 - February 11, 2016 | Automation.com

20th Annual ARC Industry Forum

Event Summary

February 8, 2016 - February 11, 2016
Orlando, FL
February 8, 2016
February 11, 2016
ARC Advisory Group
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Industry in Transition: Navigating the New Age of Innovation

Industrial companies are beginning to move beyond the computer-enhanced business models of the late twentieth century. Many are embracing new models that take advantage of intelligent connected products coupled with potent software and analytics. Expect to see innovations in smarter products, new service and operating models, new production techniques, and new approaches to design and sourcing. Also anticipate changes throughout the value network with new partners and new opportunities, along with new competitors and new threats.

Expressed using terms such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Manufacturing, Industrie 4.0, Digitization, and Connected Enterprise, these concepts are clearly moving past the hype stage to the point where real solutions are emerging backed by strong associated business cases.

How will inexpensive, easy-to-install sensors change existing products and plants? Will cyber security concerns impede disruptive innovation? What kind of intelligence will machines have and what value will this bring? What role will Wi-Fi and LTE play? How do Big Data and predictive and prescriptive analytics enable operational change? What is the opportunity in aftermarket services? What software capabilities are needed to achieve transformational change? Which industries are already changing? What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking?

Join us at the 20th annual ARC Industry Forum to learn more about how this industrial transformation will unfold. Discover what other companies are doing today to prepare for the new age of industrial innovation and how they expect to improve their business performance by doing so.

Who Should Attend

ARC's Industry Forum is a must-attend event for:

CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
CFOs, VPs, and Directors of Finance
CIOs and CTOs
VPs and Directors of IT
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
VPs, Directors, and Managers of New Projects
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain and Logistics
Directors, Managers and Architects of Automation and Enterprise Integration
Plant Managers and Supervisors
Production Managers and Supervisors

In past Forums, over 50% of the attendees have titles like Chairman, CXO, President, Vice President, Director, or Partner.

Benefits of Attending

Top ten reasons for attending ARC's Industry Forum:

Learn about new technologies, new practices, and emerging standards
See the latest product releases from leading suppliers
Hear how others are solving some of your most challenging problems
Discuss your issues and ideas with peers, suppliers, and ARC Analysts
Network with colleagues and develop valuable relationships with peer and supplier executives
Expand your knowledge by attending sessions from many exciting programs
Discover new ways to breakdown cultural, organizational, and contractual barriers
Collaborate with peers on shared problems like limited capital, aging workforce, etc.
Impress your boss and colleagues with new fresh ideas to improve performance
Inject your requirements into supplier product roadmaps