Speakers

Technology Workshop

John Kowal

John Kowal

Director, Business Development, B&R

“Want your customers back?” Automation user panelists discuss how batch size one machine technology can reinvent your business model.

Tuesday, May 22
2:40 - 3:20 pm

Millennials, digital natives, whatever you call today’s largest generation of consumers, they are used to shopping online and getting what they want, when they want it.  

Manufacturers that can cost effectively implement mass customization – batch size one – will hold a competitive advantage over those that don’t.  They’ll be able to reinvent their business model and reaffirm consumer loyalty.

And there is good news: a new generation of manufacturing and packaging technologies – collectively  categorized as the adaptive machine – is entering the marketplace, making batch size one a practical reality.

Attend this panel discussion with automation users to hear their business potentials, constraints, applications, enabling technologies and requirements.

Moderator: John Kowal, B&R Industrial Automation and chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Smart Factory Task Group
Confirmed panelists: Paul Redwood, Church & Dwight; Tom Doney, Nestlé, and check back for others to be named