2014 Program Overview

Monday, May 19
1:00 - 5:00 pm
PackML Workshop (add'l registration required)
Chris Thomas, Senior Controls Engineer, Axon, a division of Pro Mach
Tuesday, May 20
7:00 - 8:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 am
Brief Introduction
8:10 - 8:50 am
How design and manufacturing are connected for streamlined vehicle production at General Motors
Tim Herrick, Advanced Executive Chief Engineer, GM Global Product Development, General Motors
8:55 - 9:35 am
9:35 - 10:00 am
Break in Expo Area
10:00 - 10:40 am
Automating brewing operations from two different perspectives
John Lyda, Sr. VP/Brewmaster and Kevin Wheeler, Director of Operations, Highland Brewing Co.
Cory Ross, Senior Project Manager, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Randy Smith, CEO/Founder, Vicinity Manufacturing
10:45 - 11:25 am
A new approach to ICS security at The Boeing Company
David Mattes, Founder & CEO, Asguard Networks
11:30 - 12:30 pm
Industrial Safety Network - Panel Discussion
Joey Stubbs, PE, North American Representative of the EtherCAT Technology Group
Gregory Richards, System Engineer, Siemens Industry, Inc.
Sari Germanos, Technology Marketing Manager, Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG)
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Buffet Lunch in Expo Area
1:30 - 2:10 pm
Manufacturing / Packaging Track Processing Track
Improving packaging line efficiency with automation at Bush Brothers
Anthony Peterson, Operations Area Manager, Bush Brothers
5 Keys to Successful Manufacturing Intelligence Implementation
Dan Prudhoe, Lead Software Developer, Industrial Applications Group and Ted Krevis, Manager of Industrial Applications Group, Sherwin-Williams
2:15 - 2:55 pm
MeadWestvaco's machine design process maximizes profitability
Lee Miller, Director of Engineering – Machinery and Automation, MeadWestvaco
Systems Integration in the Oil & Gas Industry
Ryan Drown, Project Leader, Matrix Technologies Inc.
3:00 - 3:15 pm
Break in Expo Area
3:15 - 3:55 pm
Manufacturing / Packaging Track Processing Track
Doubling vehicle manufacturer throughput with battery-free AGVs
Rod Emery, Vice President, RedViking Engineering
Dow Chemical’s program for reducing downtime and improving instrument reliability
Christopher Garcia, Instrument and Electrical Technology Leader and Shadrach Stephens, Senior Instrument and Electrical Reliability Engineer, The Dow Chemical Company
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Network Hardware Decisions - Panel Discussion
Shane Duffy, Fiber & Telecoms Product Manager and Site Leader, B&B Electronics
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, May 21
7:00 - 8:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 am
Brief Introduction
8:10 - 8:50 am
Using Mobile Devices for Industrial Applications
John Ruffing, Technical Lead/Solutions Architect, Sprint
8:55 - 9:45 am
How OPC effects interoperability among widely varied control devices and automated systems in the OEM, mining, and oil & gas industries
Tim Beissel, Automation Engineer, ArcelorMittal
Brian W. Segulin, Senior Software Developer, RoviSys
Jeremy Hamilton, Factory Automation Competency Lead for MES Integration & Data Collection, John Deere
Thomas J. Burke, President and Executive Director, OPC Foundation
9:45 - 10:05 am
Break in Expo Area
10:05 - 10:45 am
Bridging the Skills Gap: Enhancing the Talent Pipeline through Local Technical College Collaboration
Doug Wilson, Senior Associate Development Specialist, Bosch Automotive
Accounties Smith, Program Coordinator and Cheryl Garrison, Coordinator of Job Placement, TriCounty Technical College
Ted Stokes, Engineering Manager, Schneider Electric Manufacturing
10:50 - 11:30 am
Streamlining testing for the Department of Defense
Chris Lake, Vice President of Engineering, RedViking Engineering
11:35 - 12:20 pm
CSIA - Panel Discussion: Addressing the Skills Gap with System Integrators
Luigi De Bernardini, CEO, Autoware and Stephen Blank, CEO, Loman Control Systems and Robert Lowe, Executive Director, CSIA
Michael Lindley, Concept Systems
12:20 - 1:20 pm
Buffet Lunch and Presentation of David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship
1:20 - 2:00 pm
Defining Global Manufacturing Software Strategy to Scale Success Beyond One Plant
Dave R. Gaylord, Global MES Solution Architect, Johnson Controls Power Solutions
2:05 - 2:45 pm
Manufacturing / Packaging Track Processing Track
How 3M structures Intuitive PLC programs to reduce maintenance costs
Tom Birkholz, Controls Project Engineer, 3M
Enabling the Water Smart Grid with the Cloud and Big Data
Dr. Raja R. Kadiyala, Senior Technology Fellow and Global Technology Lead for Knowledge and Information Management , CH2M HILL
2:50 - 3:30 pm
How Mass Merchandisers Are Impacting Packaging Line Automation
Dale Andersen, President/CEO, Delkor Systems, Inc.
Distributed intelligence drives value from existing assets at Toronto Hydro
Sushma Narisetty-Gupta, Electrical Engineer, Toronto Hydro
Bob Leigh, CEO, LocalGrid Technologies