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Critical Networks in Manufacturing
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Intelligent Wireless Infrastructure to Accelerate Your Production Network

August 8th, 2024 | 8:00am - 1:00pm ET

Smart Factory Institute at the PIE Innovation Center
2215 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

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About the Event

If you could design your factory to be everything you wanted it to be, which technologies would you include? What would your throughput look like? And most importantly...do you have a secure and private network in place to help bring your plans to life?

Join us as we discuss how intelligent wireless infrastructure can accelerate your manufacturing operations and improve your security, reliability, scalability, and integration.

 

EVENT  WILL START IN

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With Keynote Presentation:
Accelerating the Journey to Industry 4.0

Trever White

Group Manager, Digital Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering

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Trever is an Executive in Toyota’s North America Production Engineering Division responsible for Digital Systems, including Engineering Systems supporting Factory Digital Twin, Regional Manufacturing Business Systems Product Owner, Production Engineering Process Kaizen App Development, and Operational Technologies supporting Industry 4.0. Trever has been with Toyota for 24 years, spending 23 years in Information Technology before rotating to Production Engineering. He spent 10 years in IT Infrastructure with responsibility for Network, Telecommunications, Security, Server, and Storage.  He relocated to the Bay area for a long-term assignment at NUMMI, now the Tesla Factory.  After this, he was responsible for North America Regional IT Site Operations then Manufacturing Systems and later became the General Manager of Automotive Business Systems where he also assumed IT responsibility for R&D, Purchasing, and the North American Parts Supply Chain Systems. He later lead the Advanced IT for Manufacturing & Industry 4.0 Programs for Information Systems. 

 

White graduated from University of Kentucky with a Bachelors in Decision Science & Information Systems.

He has served as Vice Chair and is currently on the Board of Directors for MESA International and has been a speaker at the Industry Week Best Plants Conference, Center for Automotive (CAR) conference, Connected Manufacturing, IoT World, multiple Universities, and other Industry leading forums. He has been recognized with awards by CIO 100 & Smart Industry Top 50 Innovators.

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Schedule of Events

OPENING

8:00am

Registration & Networking

8:30am

Welcome

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Denise (Rice) Hall

President & CEO, Peak Performance Inc.

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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

8:45am

Accelerating the Journey to Industry 4.0

Hear about use cases along with lessons learned, and best practices from both the Engineering & Information Technology perspective that can be applied to all areas of Industrial Internet of Things. Learn how tools like Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed reality coupled with Reality Capture and 3D tools can significantly reduce your lead time to market and accelerate your cost efficiency, productivity, and quality along the way.

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Trever White

Group Manager, Digital Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering, Toyota North America

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SESSION I

9:30am

Securing the Future of Manufacturing from Cyber Threats

The manufacturing industry is increasingly reliant on technology and automation, making it vulnerable to cyber attacks. This presentation will consider the potential consequences of a cyber attack on a manufacturing facility such as production downtime, loss of intellectual property and damage to a company’s reputation.  Hear examples of real-world cyber attacks on manufacturing facilities and the impact they hand on the companies involved.  Discuss best practices for cyber security in manufacturing, including risk assessments, employee training and implementing security controls such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

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Klint Walker

Cybersecurity Advisor Region IV, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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SESSION II

10:15am

Wireless Basics: Reality vs. Hype

This session will cover how wireless networks are the foundational technology enabling connection, management & operation of the physical, digital & biological elements required to reimagine manufacturing.

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Brent Pye

Automation Sales Manager, Phoenix Contact

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SESSION III

10:45am

The Role of Sls Delivering Digital Transformation

Manufacturers understand the importance of digital transformation to stay competitive and to address challenges related to talent and labor shortages, supply chain resiliency, etc. SIs (industrial system integrators) have always played an enabling role deploying automation solutions. Responding to manufacturer’s demands, they have expanded their solutions scope to support their clients in their digital transformation journeys.

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Jose Rivera

CEO, Control System Integrators Association

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Randy Rausch

Director of Technology - Digital Transformation, EOSYS

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SESSION IV

11:15pm

What are Critical Networks and Why Should Manufacturers Care? 

For many of the world’s largest businesses, private networks will likely become the preferred choice, especially for industrial environments such as manufacturing plants, logistics centers, and ports. Secure private networks follow the same framework as public cellular networks, but covers a smaller, private area with fewer users. Private networks keep the data local and, on the premises, adding a layer of security and control that many enterprises desire. Private networks can offer better performance, coverage and security than Wi-Fi without the typical costs of high data transfer volume over public cellular. These networks can significantly reduce downtime, ensuring that all devices stay connected while supporting IoT and I4.0 technology.

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Darryl Deaton

VP Network Solutions, BearCom

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LUNCH & VIDEO DISCUSSION

12:00pm

J.Ed. Marston on EPB’s Impact and the Future of Quantum

CLOSING

12:45pm

Closing Remarks

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Ben Stone

Director of Business Development Smart Factory Institute, Peak Performance Inc.

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1:00pm

PIE Innovation Center Tour

Why Attend?

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Stay Up

to Date

with the latest trends and technologies. Make informed decisions about your own network infrastructure and ensure you are using the most effective and secure solutions.

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Learn from Industry Experts

who have experience and knowledge in the field. Gain insights into best practices, common challenges, and emerging trends.

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Network

with Peers

and build relationships with other professionals in the industry. Stay connected and informed about new developments and opportunities.

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Connect with Potential Partners

and vendors who can help improve your network infrastructure and security.

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Gain

Insights

into how to improve your network infrastructure and security. This can help reduce the risk of cyber attacks and ensure your operations are running smoothly and efficiently.

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Critical Network Concerns for Manufacturers

Cybersecurity

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One of the biggest concerns for manufacturers is cybersecurity. Critical networks are often targeted by cybercriminals who seek to steal sensitive data, disrupt operations, or cause damage to equipment. Manufacturers need to ensure that their networks are secure and protected against cyber threats.

Scalability

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As manufacturers grow and expand, their network infrastructure needs to be able to scale to meet their changing needs. Manufacturers need to ensure that their critical networks can handle increased traffic and data volumes without compromising performance or security.

Reliability

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Manufacturers rely heavily on their critical networks to keep their operations running smoothly. Any downtime or disruptions can result in lost productivity, revenue, and customer trust. Manufacturers need to ensure that their networks are reliable and can handle the demands of their operations.

Integration

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Manufacturers often use a variety of different systems and technologies in their operations. Integrating these systems and technologies into a cohesive network infrastructure can be challenging and requires careful planning and execution.

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