Virtual Event

Industry Connect: Manufacturing

Digital manufacturing for the new normal: Resilient, relevant, pragmatic, connected

Virtual event

May 11, 2021
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

Digital manufacturing for the new normal: Resilient, relevant, pragmatic, connected

After a year of global disruption, manufacturers are emerging from the holding pattern and taking stock of current issues, projections for the “new normal,” and opportunities to capture.

Nearly every industry in every market has been impacted by the year-long disruption. Manufacturers have faced interrupted supply chains, gaps in the distribution channel, and abrupt changes in consumer buying habits. Some enterprises have accelerated their digital journeys and fast-tracked cloud adoption. Others put major initiatives on hold and are now playing catch-up.

Where are you in the journey? Whether you pivoted to new products or banked on the power of resilience, your enterprise has weathered unusual challenges. Now, are you ready to match the pace of fast-track competition and seize emerging opportunities? Join us for a half-day of insights that will help sort out your options and inform sound decisions for your future.

Speakers


Morris Singer
Leader, Solutions Architecture, AWS


Robby Cullens
VP of Information Technology, Georgia-Pacific

James Toomey
SVP of Innovation, Infor

Andrew Kinder
SVP International Strategy, Infor

Chad Moutray
Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)


Paul Tate
Co-founding Executive Editor & Senior Content Director, Manufacturing Leadership Council/NAM

Mark J. Cotteleer
Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting

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Agenda

11:00 AM - 12:05 PM Keynote on the state of manufacturing today: Agility and acceleration on the move

Moderator Paul Tate, Co-founding Executive Editor & Senior Content Director, Manufacturing Leadership Council/NAM; Chad Moutray, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM); Mark Cotteleer Managing Director, Deloitte; and Andrew Kinder, SVP International Strategy, Infor will share insights about the current industry, the importance of innovation, new business models, and best practices for accelerating digital transformation.
12:05 PM - 12:35 PM Session 1: Infor and Georgia-Pacific model digital transformation

Robby Cullens, VP of Information Technology, Georgia-Pacific will talk with James Toomey, SVP of Innovation, Infor, about Georgia-Pacific’s evolving approach to modernization, including adopting a software strategy that will future-proof its business. Learn how Georgia-Pacific focuses on the desired outcome from the start, avoids business disruption during go-lives, and designs for innovation that will be game-changing both today and tomorrow.
12:35 PM - 1:05 PM Session 2: Integration, implementation, and data insights

Andrew Kinder, SVP International Strategy, Infor, will moderate a discussion with experts from two of the most respected names in technology. Morris Singer, Leader, Solutions Architecture, AWS, and Mark Cotteleer, Managing Director, Deloitte join Andrew to discuss the latest research and best practices for modern technologies, from internet of things and machine learning to asset performance, connected supply chains, software as a service (SaaS), and Smart Factory use cases.
1:05 PM - 2:00 PM Executive Boardrooms
Model Digital Transformation

Following the Infor and Georgia-Pacific model digital transformation, we invite you to take a deep dive with Robby Cullens, VP of Information Technology, Georgia-Pacific and James Toomey, VP of Innovation, Infor, about Georgia-Pacific’s evolving approach to modernization, including adopting a software strategy that will future-proof its business.
Listen to your assets: How to optimize for better business outcomes

Join Sheila Rue, Industry Director for EAM, Infor, for a discussion about how you can use the insights from your assets to power decisions that allow you to serve your customers and your teams in smarter and easier ways.
Building the Continuous Supply Chain to unlock Agility, Velocity & Resiliency

Supply chains operate as complex networks with over 80% of the data and process needed to run effectively residing outside of the enterprise. To see, plan or act on the latest picture of supply or demand, companies must embrace a multi-enterprise approach and capabilities to remove complexity through visibility. Join Christine Barnhart, CPIM, PMP, Infor’s Senior Director, Product & Industry Market Strategy, Infor, to discuss a strategy that is right for your business.
Empowering deskless workers in the new world of work

A forced shift to remote work through the pandemic was not a “one-size-fits-all” approach by a long shot. Corporate environments moved quickly, without much angst, to people working remotely as the pandemic forced many out of physical office locations. Join Matt Bragstad , head of Infor’s People Vision & Strategy, for a discussion about how you can empower people to connect and collaborate to work smarter and easier, despite their physical location.
The Role of Cloud, Data and Advanced Analytics in the Digital Factory

Join Keith Knuth, Sr. Director, Digital Strategy, Infor and Viktoria Semaan, Senior Partner Solutions Architect, Global Strategic Partnerships at AWS for a session to discuss the connected digital factory in a post COVID world. We will discuss patterns emerging in manufacturing around hybrid cloud connectivity, data management, data analytics, and machine learning. Infor and AWS experts will be leading the discussion of real-world challenges and transformation strategies to build an agile and innovative company.

Sponsored by

Manufacturing Industry Connect