The Smart Manufacturing Event delves into crucial topics such as:

  • Predictive Maintenance;
  • Real-time Production Monitoring & Control;
  • Automated Data Entry;
  • Production Batch Control & Traceability;
  • Digital Documentation Management;
  • Data-Driven Decision Making in the Production Floor.

Whether you're a seasoned industry veteran or a newcomer looking to embrace the latest innovations don't miss this unique opportunity to learn how to adopt state-of-the-art solutions to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and navigate the complexities of the modern manufacturing environment.  Save your spot, register now.





8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks:  Unlocking the Potential of Smart Manufacturing
Welcome to the Smart Manufacturing Event! Kevin will guide us into the emerging importance of digital solutions for several manufacturing industries in North America, and how traditional manufacturers can adopt digital solutions into their environments.

Kevin Wyatt

Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Gerrie Digital Industry Solutions

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Opening Keynote: Next Generation Manufacturing Canada
Join us for an insightful session with Jayson Myers, President of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, as he delves into the current trends shaping manufacturing in Canada. Discover how these trends can inform and impact your own manufacturing journey.

Key Takeaways:
- Explore the latest trends in Canadian manufacturing.
- Understand the relevance of these trends to your manufacturing strategies.

Jayson Myers


NGen Canada

10:15 AM to 11:00 AM

Cut Waste, Boost Quality: A Blueprint for Manufacturing Success.
Discover the blueprint for success in manufacturing with industry leader Ben Stewart. This session will address challenges such as waste reduction and product recalls, emphasizing the importance of a robust track-and-trace system for real-time insights and quality control.

Key Takeaways:
- Benefits of implementing a digital thread for manufacturing efficiency.
- How to effectively manage production challenges and quality control.

Ben Stewart
VP - Business Development

Plex, A Rockwell Automation Company

Digital Transformation:

Finding Value in Your Manufacturing Environment.

Join Elio Trolio as he navigates the landscape of digital transformation in discrete parts manufacturing. Uncover the key areas of value engineering and strategic investment within your manufacturing facility for optimal gains.

Key Takeaways:
- Identifying bottlenecks and challenges in parts manufacturing.
- Strategically investing in digital transformation for improved efficiency.

Elio Trolio

Senior Manager, Value Engineering

Plex, A Rockwell Automation Company 

Anomaly Detection & Improved Equipment Reliability: Predictive Maintenance in action.
Learn about the practical applications of Artificial Intelligence in asset health monitoring. Sandy D'Souza will discuss the challenges of unpredictable equipment failures and the role of AI in detecting anomalies for improved equipment reliability.

Key Takeaways:
- Addressing the impact of unexpected downtime on manufacturing.
- Leveraging AI to predict equipment failures.

Sandy D'Souza

Senior Director, High Velocity Sales

Fiix, A Rockwell Automation Company

11:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Data Rich, Information Poor: Connecting Data Silos
Join Andrew Ellis as he tackles the common challenge of data silos within manufacturing environments. Explore strategies to connect disparate data sources, enabling informed, real-time decision-making for agile manufacturing operations.

Key Takeaways:
- Overcoming the limitations of data silos in manufacturing.
- Strategies for integrating data sources for enhanced decision-making.

Andrew Ellis

VP - Global Portfolio Engineering

Rockwell Automation

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch & Technology Interaction

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

From Value to Action: Next Steps in Digital Transformation
In this concluding session, Ben Stewart will wrap up the day's insights on digital transformation. Discover practical next steps and insights on engaging with industry experts to navigate the challenges and pitfalls of digital transformation projects.

Key Takeaways:
- Navigating the complexities of digital transformation projects.
- Importance of organizational buy-in and expert support for success.

Ben Stewart

VP - Business Development

Plex, a Rockwell Automation Company 

Target Audience

Plant Managers: Gain insights from the latest technologies to improve production workflows, resource utilization, and drive overall plant efficiency.

Operations Leadership: Streamline your production processes and increase productivity by making real-time data-driven decisions.

Engineering Leadership: Stay at the forefront of Industry 4.0 by learning the latest tools to drive continuous improvement in  operations, and facilitating high ROI projects.

Maintenance Leadership: Enhance efficiency, reduce downtime by predicting equipment failures before they occur, optimizing maintenance schedules, and ultimately minimizing costly disruptions to production.

Quality Leadership: Achieve consistent high-quality production outputs, and ensuring compliance with all client requirements.

IT Leadership: Drive digital transformation within the manufacturing environment by interconnecting all manufacturing floor ecosystems.

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