IIoT, Industrie 4.0

Hannover Fairs USA will launch Digital Industry conference in September

CFE Media to present GAMS event at event’s executive conference.
By Bob Vavra March 25, 2019
Sal Spada of ARC Advisory Group will be among the presenters at the Digital Transformation Executive Conference and the 2019 GAMS conference sponsored by CFE Media as part of the Digital Industry USA event in Louisville September 10-12. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media

Hannover Fairs USA and Deutsche Messe will present the inaugural Digital Industry USA trade show on September 11-12 in Louisville. The event will be preceded on September 10 by a one-day Digital Transformation Executive Conference. The conference will present ideas and solutions to empower manufacturing professionals to reach their digital transformation goals for a fully connected facility.

CFE Media will again partner with Hannover Fairs USA to produce its annual Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) at the executive conference on Sept. 10.

“As the premiere destination for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) discovery for the smart factory, we are proud to announce the Digital Transformation Executive Conference in conjunction with the inaugural Digital Industry USA trade show from Sept. 11-12. During the conference, top industry leaders and visionaries will discuss both digital transformation challenges and opportunities confronting today’s manufacturing professional,” said Adrienne Zepeda, show manager of North American industrial technology events at HFUSA.

On Sept. 10, the conference will kick off with a morning workshop led by ARC Advisory Group entitled “How to Design and Implement Digital Transformation Strategies”. The workshop will address common themes and challenges of digital transformation and will explore strategy development for different manufacturing organizations, as well as offer solutions and insights for how attendees can successfully link their digital transformation vision with execution within their organizations. The morning workshop is designed for chief digital officers and other C-suite executives, general managers, plant managers, operational excellence executives, vice presidents and directors of strategy, planning and innovation, as well as digital transformation team leaders.

“We encourage all manufacturing executives responsible for and engaged in the strategic planning associated with digital transformation and Industrie 4.0 to attend our morning workshop,” said Mike Guilfoyle, director of research at ARC Advisory Group. “Attendees will gain a much more informed view of how to link business objectives with the execution of sustainable digital transformation within their organizations,” he added.

Immediately following the morning workshop, Digital Industry USA will host a networking luncheon for all Sept. 10 conference attendees.

The afternoon programing is divided into three Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) tracks hosted by HFUSA in partnership with CFE Media. The afternoon tracks are:

  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Digital Transformation Work Skills
  • IIoT Productivity.

A panel of experts, thought leaders and visionaries, including ARC analysts, will keynote the panels during each track.

“We’re pleased to continue our partnership with HFUSA on the Digital Industry USA conference program and encourage all trade show attendees to join in our afternoon sessions,” said Bob Vavra, Content Manager for CFE Media. “GAMS has been a key part of HFUSA’s industrial technology conferences since 2012, including the recently launched Hannover Messe USA 2018. We look forward to partnering with HFUSA on an annual basis to deliver cutting-edge content for its audience of manufacturing professionals.”

The inaugural Digital Industry USA trade show will take place from Sept. 11-12 at the newly renovated Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. During the Digital Industry USA trade show, exhibitors such as industrial technology providers and automation companies will showcase solutions, knowledge and expertise for every level of IIoT adoption on and off the plant floor. The direction of the inaugural event is being steered by a committee of industry experts from ARC Advisory Group, Beckhoff, Forcam, Hiwin, Microsoft, Nikola Industrial & Manufacturing Solutions and SAP.

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Bob Vavra
Author Bio: Bob is the Content Manager for Plant Engineering.