Microsoft enables manufacturers to drive business transformation and greater social responsibility through digital technology – enhancing digital factories, monetizing connected products, and creating intelligent value chains through an empowered workforce. Together with The Woodbridge Group, Microsoft will present an engaging fireside-style keynote, showcasing how technology can truly transform the manufacturing industry to deliver improved customer outcomes from the top floor to the shop floor while providing lessons learned along the way.
Lessons Learned in Digital Transformation with Microsoft & The Woodbridge Group
Panel Discussion: Attracting Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce: A Spotlight on Inclusion and Diversity
V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications technology allows vehicles to directly communicate with each other, roadside infrastructure, and other road users to deliver an array of benefits in the form of road safety, traffic efficiency, smart mobility, environmental sustainability, and driver convenience.
V2X is helping pave the way for fully autonomous driving through its unique non line-of-sight sensing capability which allows vehicles to detect potential hazards, traffic, and road conditions from longer distances and sooner than other in-vehicle sensors such as cameras, radar, and LiDAR. So who is involved in the V2X sandbox? The ecosystem includes cellular communications, infrastructure technology companies, and the global OEMs plus their manufacturing supply chain.
How will V2X change the mobility sector? How will V2X influence the manufacturing industry? How will V2X bring multiple industries colliding together?
Manufacturers across Canada understand that we are in a period of disruption, we refer to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Manufacturing has become more personalized, with increased focus on engineer-to-order production, and an emphasis on new service models. Maintaining and growing these personalized sales and service models requires manufacturers to engage customers 1:1, as individuals. This requires unprecedented visibility and insights into customer activity in order to respond to changing market dynamics.
At Salesforce, we bring manufacturers and customers together. Andrew Witherspoon, industry solutions lead at Salesforce, will share how technology is helping manufacturers transform their business by going beyond cost reduction, with a focus on ecosystem innovation, and winning the battle for skilled workers.
Salesforce is the #1 CRM, but also believes that business is the greatest platform for change. Andrew will share both the latest technology innovations and how technology and our values are helping manufacturers lead in the fourth industrial revolution.
Most enterprises now know that AR is worth the investment, but do they know by how much? Hear firsthand from AR visionary, David Nedohin, on the eye-opening ROI that global corporations such as Lockheed Martin, Unilever, Prince Castle and Makino are seeing from implementing AR within their organizations.
As one of the first executives to get AR tools in use by multi-billion dollar corporations, David will provide case examples of early Fortune 500 enterprise adopters of AR and present the ROI they are seeing, from improving worker efficiency and reducing equipment downtime and maintenance costs, to more accurately diagnosing and resolving repair issues, all of which are positively impacting the bottom line.
David will also discuss how AR can significantly enhance knowledge transfer from retiring baby boomers to millennials and attract the next generation of workers and prevent the growing skills gap within organizations. Finally, he’ll explore where AR is at in its technological “hype cycle” and how enterprises will lead the way in making AR a mainstream technology in the years ahead.
During his keynote address, Mr. Charest will share his unique expertise in order to demystify current international trends. He will cover issues such as the economic trends that shape our world, international trade agreements, as well as Canada’s place and role addressing global challenges.
This keynote will focus on the ‘freedom to operate’ imperatives for the manufacturing sector.
This presentation will focus on 3D printing — also known as additive manufacturing (AM) — which has the potential to profoundly change the way companies design, manufacture and deliver products to market. A cornerstone of the 4th Industrial Revolution, AM is a key enabler that revolutionizes the entire product lifecycle — transforming designs, supply chains and even business models.
Ric will highlight the benefits of AM; historical challenges to broad adoption; recent advances in materials, processes, and software tools; and strategies and tactics for deploying AM in your organization. From the architecture and components to the performance and cost-per-part benefits, hear insights into the many ways companies are adopting AM to consolidate assembly lines, compress supply chains, and customize products at scale to remain competitive and profitable. Attendees will learn the strategies and tactics required to elevate their AM approach and prepare for Industry 4.0.