Manufacturing AUTOMATION


Virtual Events
Automate to Innovate 2024
February 21, 2024 at 1:00pm ET

Automation can open up efficient avenues of growth for manufacturers of all sizes even in highly competitive and challenging market conditions.

Technologies and solutions available today can create efficiencies in manufacturing businesses to not only overcome current challenges but also ensure future success. However, the key to successfully innovating with automation is finding the right solutions and the right partners.

In a series of presentations and discussions, industry experts will share information and strategies for successful automation implementation.

The editor of Manufacturing AUTOMATION is currently finalizing the speakers for the virtual summit. If you have questions about the agenda, email srayghosh@annexbusinessmedia.com.  

Schedule

1:00pm – 1:05pm
Opening remarks

ON DEMAND VIDEO
Panel discussion: Trending automation technologies – Are they worth the hype?

Moderator: 
  • Sukanya Ray Ghosh, Editor, Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Speakers:
  • Adithya Rao, Investment Director, SCALE AI
  • Dr. Mihaela Vlasea, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Steve Bassaw, Product Manager, SYSPRO Americas
Not every trending automation technology or solution is suitable for every manufacturing business. Industry experts will discuss the importance of selecting the most suitable automation solution for your manufacturing business while staying up to date on the most current industry trends.

ON DEMAND VIDEO
Partners in success – Automation case studies

Moderator: 
  • Sukanya Ray Ghosh, Editor, Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Speakers:
  • Ed Goffin, Vice-President of Product Marketing, Pleora Technologies
  • Matthew Heisz,Programming Team Leader, Black Controls Company
Technology experts will discuss automation implementation case studies in manufacturing facilities. Speakers will share project challenges, solutions and benefits realized through implementation. Speakers will also discuss how manufacturers have the option to partner with technology and solutions providers for better success.

ON DEMAND VIDEO
Panel discussion: Automating legacy systems – Challenges, best practices and securing the OT environment

Moderator: 
  • Sukanya Ray Ghosh, Editor, Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Speakers:
  • Ahmik Hindman, Senior Network and Security Consultant, Rockwell Automation
  • Thomas Kuckhoff, Product Manager - Controllers, Industrial PC's, and Software, Omron Automation
  • Joshua Pickard, Senior Director of Product and Innovation, Eigen Innovations
Industry experts will discuss the different challenges and best practices for adding automation to manufacturing facilities with legacy equipment. They will share tips on securing the OT environment from cyberattacks. Speakers will also discuss examples of successful automation in legacy environments and strategies to ensure successful implementation.

ON DEMAND VIDEO
Resources: Opportunities for financing the automation implementation journey

Speaker:
  • Kusala Jayasuriya, Senior Innovation Advisor, Innovation Canada
Manufacturers need all the help they can get from the industry during automation projects to ensure that the implementation is successful and efficient. There are multiple funding opportunities that can facilitate with kickstarting or continuing automation implementation projects. In this session, the speaker will share present how manufacturers can tap into these opportunities.

2:55pm – 3:00pm
Closing remarks

ON DEMAND VIDEO
AI for Inspection and Traceability

Manufacturers are seeking a straightforward, user-centric approach to improve traceability and inspection using AI-based technologies. Many are beginning with digitizing manual and paper-based processes to support human operators, retain staff, and promote high-value skills while evolving towards AI decision-support.

ON DEMAND VIDEO
Maximize Facility Efficiency with MIR AMR Robots – Black Controls

Manufacturers are seeking a straightforward, user-centric approach to improve traceability and inspection using AI-based technologies. Many are beginning with digitizing manual and paper-based processes to support human operators, retain staff, and promote high-value skills while evolving towards AI decision-support.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Automate to Innovate 2024


When & Where?

Automate to Innovate 2024 will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on February 21, 2024 at 1:00pm ET.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of February 21, 2024.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Azeemah Abowath.