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s614 - 3 Takeaways To Deploy AR Projects On Time and Under Budget You will see live demos and videos of select deployed AR projects and participate in a lively interactive discussion. Breakout Session Scott Sommers, Index AR Solutions
s638 - 5 IoT Solutions Leading The Refinery of The Future The Refinery of the Future (RoTF) is a consortium project, involving many vendors and the Texmark Chemicals company in Houston. This panel will include leaders in the Oil & Gas industry and an overview and status of the 5 IoT solutions that are part of the RoTF: 1. Advanced Analytics with Predictive Maintenance 2. Advanced Video Analytics – Video as a Sensor 3. Safety and Security – Man-down and Directed Response 4. Connected Worker – Location-based and Context-aware 5. Full Asset Management – Integration with Mechanical Integrity, DCS, Location-based Services, Asset tracking and Usage. Panel Discussion Douglas Smith, Texmark Chemicals, Inc.
Linda Salinas, Texmark
Rachael Goydan, Deloitte
Stan Galanski, 1955
Stephen Sponseller, PTC
Val Laolagi, PTC
s607 - 5 Requirements for Getting IT and Operations to Champion IoT More and more companies are working to capitalize on the promise of industrial IoT for better business intelligence, process improvement, and intelligent asset management. To realize this, IT and Operations departments increasingly need to work together. This is challenging, as these departments have fundamentally different goals and ways of working. The fact is that it is incumbent on industrial IoT technology itself to allow both IT and Operations to continue to be successful in their traditional roles while also benefiting from IoT. Breakout Session Thomas Gaudet, PTC
s697 - 5 Tough Questions You Need To Be Asking About Analytics Over the past few years, technology enabling data-driven insight has matured to a point past the ability of most organizations to adapt to it. With so much marketing noise around Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, many organizations are comfortable with receiving the same reports they’ve had for the past 20 years because they don’t fully understand what’s right for them. In this interactive session, we’ll walk through a typical customer’s analytics journey, from basic reporting to artificial intelligence. Focusing on demonstrated, transformational business outcomes that come from each step along the journey, we’ll remove the “hype” that exists in this space and arm you with the right questions, both cultural and technical, to ask your teams to ensure success. Breakout Session Matt Hardman, PTC
s601 - 7 Core Use Cases: Unlocking Global Manufacturing With IIoT at Pfizer Founded in 1849 in New York City as a manufacturer of fine chemicals, Pfizer has grown into one of the world’s leading global pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare product companies, producing blockbuster drugs in a wide range of medical disciplines. With a commitment to quality throughout the manufacturing lifecycle, Pfizer is embarking on an ambitious, multi-year program to transform the plant floor through the industrial IoT. The goal: to enhance visibility, reduce waste and optimize operations through predictive analysis and closed-loop operations management. Learn about the seven core use cases behind Pfizer’s transformative project to unlock the value of plant data from the clean room, to the factory floor, and beyond. Case Study Shawn Mullins, Pfizer
s641 - Accelerating Smart City Business and App Delivery With a Strategic City-Wide Platform Cities and their technology partners need to quickly deliver smart city solutions that provide immediate value, as well as a platform to accelerate innovation and break down information silos. Cities can accomplish both goals with a city-wide platform. A city-wide IoT platform will ensure that all investments, such as physical assets, gateways, cloud environments or communication networks, are maximally leveraged to make onboarding new solutions and innovations easier, faster, and more economical. Attend this session to learn how cities can work with prime smart city vendors, and an ecosystem of partners that share a common vision, to immediately deliver against numerous smart city goals with new IoT solutions. A city-wide platform enables developers and businesses to more fully leverage existing IoT infrastructure in the deployment of new sensors and new solutions. Breakout Session Scott McCarley, PTC
s894 - Access Your Product Development Data in a Whole New Way In 15 minutes, we’ll show you how to access your company’s product data and leave the “.5% data utilization” statistic in the dust. ThingWorx Navigate and the EAC Productivity Apps give expert, and occasional users universal access to the latest, most accurate product information when they need it and in the context most related to their day-to-day responsibilities. Stop interrupting engineering for product content requests. Enable departments with role-based access to data. Learn how to access your Windchill data in a whole new way. Ignite Talk (15 Minute Quick Tips or Demos Expo Hall) Matt Kloos, EAC
Anthony Bayerl
s779 - A Cross-Organization Digital Transformation: MBDA’s Success Story MBDA has started a digital transformation journey. Their first step was the implementation of a new engineering collaboration solution to reduce product development time. That first step is now successfully achieved through the Matrix program, with the successful implementation of Windchill as the single source of truth for product data management, change management and Thingworx Navigate as a portal to provide access to engineering information to other functions. Hear about MBDA’s digital transformation journey started and how they continue to accelerate by starting additional transformations in Manufacturing and Customer Support Services with PTC. Case Study Greg Bull, MBDA
s788 - Advice from the Pros on Transitioning to Creo 4.0 & Creo 5.0 "Thinking about making the move to a new version of Creo? Already made that move and looking to get more out of it? Helping organizations and users transition to new versions of Creo is what we do. Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of Creo 4.0 and Creo 5.0. Learn and ask questions about: - Cool new features - New workflows and capabilities - New extensions to extend your modeling power" Breakout Session Olaf Corten, USG Engineering
Christiaan Renzema, USG Engineering
s716 - All You Need To Know About The Digital Twin Organizations are under tremendous pressure to deliver high-quality products with increasing customer demands for configurability and service. To get better insight into these new offerings, organizations need greater insight into their products than they have had before. This session focuses on use cases and takes a practical approach to the Digital Twin. With a Digital Twin, each manufactured asset has a maintained digital record of the current and past configuration or state– including changes to hardware and software components. Complete traceability is just the beginning. Using the Digital Twin, you can monitor performance, security, open source, legal and regulatory compliance throughout the asset’s history. Breakout Session Kevin Wrenn, PTC
Steve Dertien, PTC
s751 - Analytics in Oil & Gas Panel Discussion There are many use cases for analytics in the Oil & Gas industry. This panel will discuss a few of these use cases with presentations from ADNOC Offshore, Flowserve, and SparkCognition. Panel Discussion Dr. Mehrzad Mahdavi, Weatherford
Philippe Herve, SparkCognition
John Schultz, Allied Reliability Group
Robert Miller, Flowserve
Wael Almadhoun, ADNOC Offshore
s677 - Application of Analytics Within IIoT Solutions With the ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform, companies are able to build applications that capture data about the experiences of products and assets in the physical world. This new source of data can produce value if it is refined into actionable insight and intelligence delivered to the right people at the right time. However, many companies struggle with the process of extracting value from their data assets. During this session, the presenter will discuss the overall analytics process to provide an understandable approach to adopting supervised machine learning within your organization. The presenter will use real-world examples to demonstrate how the analytics process and technology can be applied to solve business problems. Breakout Session Dave Magnoni, PTC
s730 - Approaching Model-Based Enterprise with PTC MBD, MBSE, MBE…. That’s a lot of model-based talk. Join Steve Dertien, CTO of PTC, along with Paul Sagar and Hedley Apperly as they discuss MBE and how it works within an enterprise. We will be covering system models, 3D models, and emerging trends. As well as looking at customer use cases and how your organization can benefit from a model-based enterprise approach. In this session, they will also review PTC’s roadmap to the model-based enterprise including the latest changes to Creo, Windchill, and Integrity to get you there. Breakout Session Paul Sagar, PTC
Hedley Apperly, PTC
Steve Dertien, PTC
s610 - A Proven Industrial IoT and Digitization Approach for the Factory This session will explain the strategies followed, and steps taken, to digitize a 40-year-old process factory. Learn how we have connected shop floor devices and implemented analytical solutions for improving operational efficiency. This session will detail specific impacts of the digitization process. Case Study ARUN YADAV, ADITYA BIRLA GROUP
s687 - AR and Design Reviews: Finding A Needle in A Haystack Even with improvements, it is hard to organize teams to find and identify design issues before production. Yet, the issues of sharing, understanding, and identifying issues continue to persist. AR offers a new approach that helps engineers and makes for more productive design-for-manufacturing reviews, customer reviews. Come learn how Fujitsu is incorporating AR into their environment. Customer Success Story Sandra Humphrey, Fujitsu Network Communications
s744 - Architecture Management the Whirlpool Way If Whirlpool’s PLM solution is the “industrial toolkit” enabling them to meet the needs of the enterprise by managing architecture complexity than Systems Engineering is the “heavy duty engine” putting supercharged power into their implementation. Learn how Whirlpool is approaching Architecture Management using PTC’s PLM solution and a Model-Based System Engineering approach. From Integrity Modeler in early architecture development to Windchill for BOM creation and management, and Creo for configurable CAD, Whirlpool is transforming everything about Architecture Management. And, with over 100 years of experience in the consumer appliance industry, this is not a clean sheet operation. Whirlpool must develop and deploy processes and tools that support everything from advanced R&D to existing product lines with legacy infrastructure. Come and hear experiences from their journey in pursuit of managed architectures. Case Study Mandy McIvor, Whirlpool
Tiago Bitencourt, Whirlpool Corporation
s868 - Are Your IoT Devices, Applications and Data secure? The Internet of Things (IoT) presents a huge business opportunity across almost every industry. However, it is also creating a massive attack surface in the enterprise, introduced by the scale and pace of adoption, as well as the physical consequences of compromised security. Until now, security has been treated as an afterthought; by adding layers of security after devices are delivered, with infrastructure and applications already in place. But security for the IoT is too important to be treated as an afterthought. IoT’s unique characteristics are also forcing a fundamental rethink about how Enterprises need to implement security management for devices and data. To combat these challenges, Device Authority has developed an enterprise IoT security blueprint which details device and data security guidelines for organizations of all sizes and industries. In IoT there is not one organization or one solution which can solve everything – it’s important to use expertise from within the wider ecosystem. Comodo CA provides trusted, mutual-authentication solutions, utilizing PKI certificates and high-availability, batch-issuance system for admins to easily enroll, download and decrypt quickly and efficiently. Gemalto provides Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) and Key Management System (KMS) for automated PKI certificate provisioning, high-assurance device authentication and managed end-to-end encryption at IoT scale. Organizations benefit from flexible options for secure and centralized key management, whether in physical, virtualized infrastructure, and public cloud environments. Data Protection on Demand gives customers options when migrating operations to the cloud and/or through a managed services model. Existing security solutions have evolved as an afterthought for the changing digital world. We now have an opportunity to include security earlier on at the design stage, in the new IoT world. Device identity and integrity are the new perimeters for IoT. Data security and privacy are extremely important to enterprise IoT use cases. Any enterprise-class IoT security solution requires a combination of automated PKI, high assurance PKI key storage and management, along with enterprise data security platform integration. In this session, learn about: • Device and Data Security • Implementing and running security operations at IoT scale • Meeting Compliance requirements and requests • Meeting performance requirements as per the use case Breakout Session Rao cherukuri, Device Authority
Dave Madden, Gemalto
Damon Kachur, Comodo Certification Authority
s789 - AR is Easier Than You Think: How One Designer Got Cannondale To Launch A Global AR Product In Under A Year Cannondale, one of the world’s leading bicycle brands, recently launched an augmented reality (AR) Experience for customers using Studio in only a few months. Join them as they share their journey from using Creo AR for internal design reviews to launching a consumer-facing AR experience. What started with initial skepticism about the applicability of AR to the bicycle segment, quickly unlocked the imagination of people throughout their organization. All it took was one demonstration of AR using their own products to begin seeing how this technology could help them. Breakout Session Shawn Lothrop, Boston Engineering Corporation
Curtis Detwiler, Cycling Sports Group
Jeremy Mikesell, Cycling Sports Group
s625 - AR is Easy: Studio Best Practices Anyone can create detailed, interactive AR experiences in just minutes. Studio makes it easy to leverage your existing IoT and CAD data to create 3D animations of your products with a simple, intuitive interface. Breakout Session Brad Pitser, PTC
s663 - AR Strategy for Differentiating After-Sales Support Learn how OCME, an Italian machinery producer in food & beverage processing, defined and validated an AR strategy to transform their after-sales business, making it more profitable and competitive. In just four weeks, OCME developed and launched two PoC projects: the first leveraging AR with rich 3D content for the Microsoft Hololens, and the second for RealWear HTM-1 with Assisted Reality where 3D augmentation is not presented at all. This presentation will also showcase how OCME extended Studio, leveraged ThingWorx View to deliver new widgets, and created AR experience templates to provide a hands-free experience for real-time assistance on wearables devices, all of which can be reused for similar use cases. Case Study Adam Gasiorek, Transition Technologies PSC
s799 - AR & the Future of the Enterprise Shel Israel, author of seven acclaimed books on technology and the future of business, will start by guiding you into The Fourth Transformation where AR and VR headsets have begun to change most aspects of the enterprise including in design, logistics, safety, training and data management and where the Enterprise is embracing tech at a pace ten times greater than in consumer sectors. Then he goes beyond his past book into what he calls the AI Century, where artificial intelligence reaches the point where machines become smarter than us. He looks at the enterprise of the future, where robots, bots, autonomous vehicles, will communicate with humans via brainwaves—or just replace all of us. He explains that nearly all credible scientists and thinkers see this future of when machines become smarter than humans. Where they are divided is on whether or not this is a good thing. Track Spotlights Shel Israel, Transformation Group, LLC
s832 - Artificial Intelligence is Here: What You Need to Know to Succeed in Your Next AI Project After decades of hard work and many false starts, artificial intelligence technology has finally arrived. But navigating through the sea of artificial intelligence jargon and implementation methods can be daunting. And understanding and separating the technology promise from its potential perils is equally overwhelming. Based on years of experience developing AI-based asset maintenance software, the presenter will take you through the promises, perils, and challenges of developing AI-driven diagnostic and prognostic systems. He will focus on the practical issues of selecting the appropriate AI technology for the task at hand, AI development and employment lifecycle, machine learning strategies, and how to encourage user adoption. After decades of hard work and many false starts, artificial intelligence technology has finally arrived. But navigating through the sea of artificial intelligence jargon and implementation methods can be daunting. And understanding and separating the technology promise from its potential perils is equally overwhelming. Based on years of experience developing AI-based asset maintenance software, the presenter will take you through the promises, perils, and challenges of developing AI-driven diagnostic and prognostic systems. He will focus on the practical issues of selecting the appropriate AI technology for the task at hand, AI development and employment lifecycle, machine learning strategies, and how to encourage user adoption. Breakout Session Joe Barkai, JBMC
s636 - Ask the Experts: Creo Join the Creo Product Managers as they answer your most-burning product questions and reveal expert shortcuts and uncommon tips to gaining the most from Creo. Meet the Experts Arnaud Van De Veerdonk, PTC
Mark Fischer, PTC
Paul Sagar, PTC
Martin Neumueller, PTC
Luke Westbrook, PTC
Jose Coronado Lara, PTC
Jim Barrett-Smith, PTC
Michael Fridman, PTC
Andrew McGough, PTC
s702 - Ask the Experts: Windchill & Integrity Join Windchill and Integrity Product Managers as they answer everything you have ever wanted to know about the products, functionalities, and capabilities. Meet the Experts Francois Lamy, PTC
s608 - Bell and Howell: Service & Retail Innovation with Next-Gen IoT Bell and Howell transformed its service organization by enabling remote monitoring and service of its connected industrial mechatronic machines. They selected ThingWorx as the foundation of an innovative, next-generation IoT-enabled offering designed to further optimize service capabilities for all of its OEM service partners. Discover how Bell and Howell got up and running in 8 weeks with the ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform and how they created the PackRobot: an autonomous self-service retail click and collect package retrieval system that allows customers to pick up their online orders in a matter of seconds by scanning a code on their smartphone. Customer Success Story Dr Haroon Abbu, Bell and Howell
s757 - Benefits of PLM on Digital Engineering, Manufacturing, and Other Business Processes: A Philips Case Study Royal Philips, based in the Netherlands and a leader in Medical Technology and Personal Health, observed in their 4+ year PLM journey the operational and ecosystem impacts of PLM across a number of business units. These business units active in PLM include Export Control, Compliance, Regulatory, Legal, Purchasing / Procurement, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing and other supporting business functions. This presentation is for the audience who is looking for benefit of a PLM solution outside of typical Research & Development (R&D), Design and Engineering. Come discuss with our PLM leads how your Digital Engineering and Manufacturing roadmap can collect additional value and benefit from other segments of your organization. Breakout Session Herke Suhr, Philips Healthtech
Jon Kaminski, Accenture
s693 - Best Practices for Industrial Control System Security Industrial Control Systems (ICS) networks are likely the most critical networks to secure from malicious actors. Most ICS networks connect and control processes that are safety-critical. Failure or loss of control can impact a single worker, an entire site, or even an entire region. Recent cybersecurity attacks have demonstrated that traditional methods of securing these networks are no longer sufficient. In this session, we will introduce best practices for auditing your existing network operations, how to design a network with best-in-class security, and how to harden and deploy middleware applications (such as KEPServerEX) to improve ICS network security. Breakout Session Emmett Moore
Jeff Bates, PTC
s731 - Better Together: Creo & Windchill Today’s manufacturing environment is complex- multiple CAD tools, globally scattered teams, and changes that all need to be tracked and approved. Come see how Creo and Windchill together can resolve these issues: every model, drawing, or product data is secured and easily found in a central repository, versions, and revisions can be tracked along with required approvals, and manual tasks can be automated (e.g., part numbering, tracking changes, etc). Breakout Session Stephen Shaw, PTC
Jim Barrett-Smith, PTC
s895 - Beyond Product Cost Estimates – The Holistic Design Approach for Engineering Leaders Ascertainment of product cost is required during every stage of the product development lifecycle. At the engineering stage, 70% of product costs gets defined, as specifications are frozen at design release. More than half of engineering effort gets wasted in design rework, which happens due to sub-optimized design not from just cost point of view but largely due to manufacturability challenges. It is imperative that organizations must front-load these decisions as there is much more flexibility at the beginning of an engineering cycle and a focus on aspects of design that drive and contribute to cost. We will demonstrate how simple changes to the design process can dramatically reduce product cost and improve design quality and how engineering leaders play a pivotal role in providing significant benefits to the organization. In this session, we will see how organizations can take a step towards getting early visibility of the product cost and focus on key areas that will help to build new innovative products faster and acceptable cost to their customers. Ignite Talk (15 Minute Quick Tips or Demos Expo Hall) Pranav Khurjekar, HCL Americas
Prashant Chandanapurkar, HCL Technologies Ltd.
s902 - Bits and Bytes, Flesh and Blood: The Real Cyber Consequences of Unsafe IoT Information security is no longer just about securing bits and bytes. More and more, it is about protecting flesh and blood. Join PTC Chief Security Officer Josh Corman discusses strategies for evaluating cyber physical risk and cybersecurity for the Internet of Things deployments. Breakout Session Joshua Corman, PTC
s796 - Blockchain & Distributed Ledgers: How Will They Impact the IoT New database architectures are the leading edge in IoT/M2M security and offer great promise for secure online transactions. It all started with Bitcoin but has much broader implications for IoT. Now there is a flurry of industry initiatives to apply blockchain and related distributed ledger architectures to IoT/M2M applications, including Openchain, Hyperledger, and Multichain, to name just a few. This session will discuss the concept of distributed ledgers, and how they can be used in IoT applications. Panel Discussion Keith Kreisher, IoT M2M Council
Syed Zaeem Hosain, Aeris Communications, Inc.
Prasad Kandikonda, Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
s890 - Bridging The Gap Between Creation & Quality Improvement Through Automation Ensuring a system is ready for Production and end-user consumption is a process that requires planning, care, and diligence. Having a thorough testing procedure to validate the integrity and overall quality of the solution is an essential component of rolling a system out to the user community. Manual testing can be time-consuming and prone to errors. In this session, we will discuss Automated Regression Testing, explore the benefits, share potential approaches and demonstrate a framework and URL based solution being used to increase the quality of production-ready solutions. We will cover the good, the bad, and the ugly in hopes that you can evaluate how an Automated Regression Testing (ART) approach may be leveraged within your organization to increase efficiency and the overall quality of solutions promoted to Production. Breakout Session Brad Kimball, ArcherGrey
Patrick Sullivan
s646 - Bridging the Gap Between Parts and Service As IoT begins to peak on their radars, parts and service leaders are often finding themselves at a crossroad. Merging complete inventory transparency and effective parts management is a challenge for many companies with robust field service operations. Join Gopal VK, Vice President of Barkawi Management Consultants, as he addresses key issues faced by executives in the progressively connected climate of parts and service. Gopal will present best practices for effective integration of the field service workforce and parts planning and cite examples of successful implementations. Finally, Gopal will discuss ROI by reviewing how connecting parts and field service can lead to higher percentages of First Time Fix rates, higher inventory turns and optimized technician utilization. Breakout Session Gopal VK, Barkawi Management Consultants
s835 - Bridging the Gap– Technology & Diversity Coming Together to Deliver Exceptional Value PTC and our partners support diversity in the workplace, realizing the potential that can be unlocked when people from varying backgrounds and with different perspectives come together to solve problems. The Oil & Gas industry historically is very "male-centric", but times they are a-changing. This panel will highlight diversity-in-action within the Texmark Refinery of The Future project and the resulting impact on the success of the project that the rest of the industry is watching closely. Panel Discussion Rachael Goydan, Deloitte
Linda Salinas, Texmark
Kelly Ireland, CB Technologies
Leslie Paulson, PTC
Donna Hannemann, PTC
s688 - Bringing AR to Your Business: How Hard Is It? Many companies are either at the start of their AR journey or are figuring out how to get started. How can you accelerate the process? And, how hard is it to take and repurpose your existing content– CAD, documents, data– and generate usable AR experiences? This session will provide an overview of Fujitsu’s first steps on their AR journey. Discover how AR is an important and scalable part of their business strategy and how easy it was to implement solutions using Studio. Breakout Session Sandra Humphrey, Fujitsu Network Communications
s853 - Bring The Power of Serverless With Real-time Insights To Your IoT Application Using a serverless architecture is a great fit for IoT projects, as it lets you focus on processing the data – no matter how variable the traffic – and generating insights from it, instead of the undifferentiated heavy lifting that usually comes with infrastructure management for IoT backends. Add to this the integrations that Azure Functions or Logic Apps offers with other cloud services, and you have the quickest and cheapest way for building cloud-powered IoT applications. As most of the data produced by IoT is time Series, Time Series insights helps store this data in a scalable way. Real-time streaming data is useful for validating whether a device is emitting data as expected and monitoring an IoT asset for health, productivity, and overall effectiveness. The serverless architecture also provides extensibility to build your own custom applications or leverage data into existing apps. DevChat Chandresh Govani, Microsoft
Rahul Gupta, Microsoft
s649 - Bring Your Own Language to ThingWorx Edge Application Development The IoT landscape continues to grow in both complexity and diversity, where building successful products necessitates a robust developer ecosystem. While historically, ThingWorx Edge applications were built with a small set of explicitly-supported languages, this session outlines strategies and methods for leveraging ThingWorx SDK artifacts so that powerful connected applications can be built with nearly any programming language. Breakout Session Jason Diamond, PTC
s640 - BRP Evinrude: A Technical Publications Success Story This session will provide an overview of BRP Evinrude’s transformation from an outdated publication process to a dynamic, streamlined one. Edward Kniest, Technical Writer at BRP Evinrude, will share how and why his department switched from an environment using Adobe Framemaker with a shared drive to a solution creating service content with Arbortext and Windchill. Learn how they saw immediate results making improvements to the process for content creation and management, resulting in substantial time and cost savings. Customer Success Story Edward Kniest, BRP-Evinrude
s880 - Building a Culture of Innovation: Unleashing the Collective Genius in Your Organization What does it take to build organizations that can innovate again and again? The short answer: the right leadership. In her new book, Collective Genius, Professor Hill shows exceptional leaders of innovation in action. Based on a decade of observations of leaders from across the globe, at companies like Google, HCL Technologies, Volkswagen, and Pixar – Hill reveals how they go about developing organizations where people are willing and able to do the hard work that innovative problem solving requires. They build communities with a shared purpose and consistent set of values and rules of engagement that allow individual slices of genius to be leveraged into collective genius. They develop in their organizations the key capabilities required to get innovation done: collaboration, discovery-driven learning, and integrative decision-making. Professor Hill also offers insight into what organizations can do to develop leaders with the right mindset and talents. General Session Linda Hill, Harvard Business School
s883 - Building a Digital Quality Management Platform to Improve Visibility and Control The digital era is powering new capabilities for the healthcare industry to seamlessly use data to improve product quality standards, comply with evolving regulations, control costs, and drive efficiency at scale. FMC, a premier health company delivering the highest quality of care to people with chronic conditions, was looking for a digital solution to transform its legacy systems and processes for improved quality event tracking and to address these challenges: • Usage of data was from multiple data sources for internal and external consumption, instead of getting it from the primary source. • Manual/error-prone data retrieval, requiring additional re-validation efforts. • Reliance on multiple systems to cater to various regulatory reporting needs. • Vital data was often missing, inaccurate, or not readily available to those who needed it. This increased operational risk and cost, and negatively affected regulatory compliance. • Inconsistent processes and systems for implementing quality standards and managing information across the organization. • Lacked appropriate data access controls in some systems, and had limited centralized governance capabilities to track key indicators of performance or risk, identify trends in data, and take corrective action. Breakout Session Hardik Kansupada, Cognizant
Srinath Trupil, FMC
s672 - Building an IoT Center of Excellence to Deliver Better IoT Solutions: The Medtronic Story A center of excellence (COE) is a corporate team that leads the organization to adopt new technologies, skills, and disciplines. Now imagine the challenge of and opportunity for creating a COE at Medtronic, one of the world’s largest medical device companies with a broad and diverse set of independently managed businesses. Learn how a joint business and IT team responsible for Internet of Things is establishing a center of excellence to grow the organization's IoT capability, improve project success rates, reduce cost and risk from unsuitable technology. Join this session to learn how Medtronic is using the ThingWorx IoT platform and a data lake to improve the performance of remote service management of equipment today and into the future. Attendees will also learn how to align the COE with the organization's politics and monitor COE performance continuously to prove the value delivered. Customer Success Story Matthew Boyd, Medtronic PLC
Chad Markle, Kalypso
Kalvin Parman, Medtronic PLC
s670 - Building Digital Intelligence into IIoT Applications with Simulation With the ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform, companies are able to rapidly develop new applications that connect the physical and digital worlds. In this session, PTC and ANSYS will present how these applications can be enriched with digital simulation. Digital simulation models bring deep product-specific knowledge and subject matter expertise that can be built into ThingWorx applications as part of a digital twin. Using these models while the product is operating in the real world, we can rapidly generate intelligence and insights that can be applied throughout the life of a product, impacting how we can service, operate, and improve the product. Breakout Session Sameer Kher, ANSYS
Mark Williford, PTC
s879 - Building Smarter & Safer Enterprise Leveraging Digital, IIoT and CX Technologies Manufacturers realize the potential of digital technologies to transform their critical enterprise functions to have a positive impact on their value chain and create new business models. However, the key is to build a digital strategy that aligns with your business goals. In this session, hear how KPIT enabled a global cement, construction, and concrete manufacturing company to deliver a differentiated customer experience, gaining real-time visibility and predictability into operations. The solution helped improve employee health and safety, and operational efficiency across the supply chain. Discover how KPIT’s analytics and action platform built on ThingWorx has helped the customer automate critical processes and delivered capabilities to provide significant benefits to their supply chain and manufacturing functions. Join us to better understand how to apply digitization and innovation to ELEVATE your organization to the next level. Breakout Session Tim Curran, KPIT
Probodh Chiplunkar, KPIT
s827 - Case Study: Flexible Automation: The Rise of the Cobot This presentation will discuss how the increasing need for adaptive automation has driven robots to become more flexible. The presenter will address how collaborative robots have pioneered flexible robotics due to their quick setup, easy programming, increased safety, redeployability as well as lightweight design and construction. Case Study Zach Tomkinson, Universal Robots
s825 - Case Study: Robotic Piece Picking Success Stories The presentation will analyze the spectrum of "Mobile Collaborative Piece Picking Robots" on the market today. DHL is working with various companies in this field as this emerging technology is proving to be flexible, scalable and ideally suited to e-e-commerce / unit pick operations. The presenter will: - Explore the various trade-offs between each of these strategies. - Explain how each approach has different levels of integration and division of work between the order-robot-operator. - Share why solutions that drive higher productivity, in general, require a higher ratio of robots to person and/or increased investment in infrastructure. - A case study will demonstrate there is no one perfect solution as an operation's profile will ultimately determine the recommended approach. Case Study Adrian Kumar, DHL
s780 - Changing the Service Experience Through Product-Centric Technical Illustrations That Support Your AR Strategy Technical illustrations clearly convey complex information by visually demonstrating service procedures which greatly reduces comprehension errors and translation costs. By replacing text with visual step-by-step procedures, illustrated parts lists and other graphical representations, PTC’s Creo Illustrate allows you to create rich, 3D technical illustrations, sequences, and animations that accurately reflect current product configurations and are delivered at the point of service on wearable or hand-held devices. These technical illustrations support formats from hard copy to Augmented Reality (AR) and are the first step to any AR service strategy. Breakout Session Jeff Coon, PTC
s650 - Class A Surfacing and Product Design at Newell Brands Class A surfacing has long been viewed as the domain of automotive, marine, or aerospace design. While true in the early history of engineering drafting and CAD applications, this level of surfacing quality has been making a huge impact on consumer goods of all disciplines. While many people see the technical requirements for achieving a true “Class A” surface, knowing how and when to utilize the tool is equally or of greater importance. Attend this session to learn how and why Class A surfacing was brought to Newell Brands and how it can improve your products. Understand the impacts throughout the design, engineering and manufacturing processes. Early design and engineering may hold the reins in creating the 3D models and guidelines, but if manufacturing, assembly, and quality control are not on board then the final output will be sub-par. Case Study Zachary Hafner, Newell Brands
s679 - Collaboration is Key: IoT, AI, and Machine Learning Futurists have predicted that machines will match human intelligence in as few as 12 years. There will need to be many points of understanding to trust in AI systems and the decisions they make. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are an emerging field that allows businesses to effectively mine historical data and better understand consumer behavior. This type of approach is critical for any business to successfully launch its products and better serve its existing markets. In this session, we will see how IoT, Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence are already fundamentally reshaping the way we collect data and do business. Ignite Talk (15 Minute Quick Tips or Demos Expo Hall) Ketan Magdum, PTC
s908 - ‘Configure-to-Order’ Aided by Digital Manufacturing The intense pressure to fulfill an ever-growing appetite for custom products is leading manufacturers to re-think strategy. Inability to customize products adequately limits the number of variants offered and results in ceding market share to those who can. Incorporating custom requirements in a ‘made to stock’ product is hard to deliver as it involves elaborate re-configurations that can and do result in fulfillment delays and lost productivity. However, being able to deliver custom – ‘made to specification’ – products is becoming necessary to stay competitive in the market. Digital engineering paradigms can enable companies to transition their offerings to custom products. Those that successfully make this shift will attract customers desiring specific product configurations and features, and willing to pay only for those components and features. This instinct to pay only for the utility in need has been at the heart of all commercial activity since our species began trading. However, it is only through digital technologies can this need be addressed. This value proposition is a natural lead into Service Management. Infosys helps its customers conceptualize, develop, and deploy transformations necessary to design, engineer, manufacture, and sell products ‘made to specification’. With experience in digital constructs like the digital twin, Infosys helps companies learn, improve, and monetize insights that emerge from the workings of the digital twins – the ‘product as designed’ versus the ‘product as operated’. Infosys works on these transformations in a value-driven agile manner. Breakout Session Ramchandra Kulkarni, Infosys
s893 - Connected Enterprise via the Internet of Things (IoT) - Enabling Design, Manufacturing and Service with the Power of Connect (DMSc) Do you know how to keep your company's design, manufacturing, and service processes competitive utilizing the latest methodologies for a Connect Enterprise? Do you have a holistic plan to optimize your business with the IoT? Join us to see, touch and discuss how Augmented Reality, Connected Enterprise, and the Industrial Internet of Things optimize products and product development processes. See how to keep up with, and overtake your competition. You will leave this session knowing what’s possible when you connect your enterprise and optimize your entire Product Development Process. You will understand how to start defining an overarching vision and plan, the ROI behind this plan, and where to start to gain quick wins and backing from your peers. Don’t wait, industry articles across the global show you are behind your competition if are not already developing and executing an enterprise strategy around IoT. See you at the Breakout session! Breakout Session Dennis Eidem, EAC Product Development Solutions
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