Smart Solutions for Smart Factories Expo
Aug 26, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Smart Factory Institute,
7469 Volkswagen Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37416, USA

(Located inside the Volkswagen Academy)

In light of recent events, the Smart Solutions for Smart Factories event has been postponed until August 26th as a precautionary health measure.

You may register below for the new date.

42% of manufacturers indicate they are in the Awareness Building stage on the Smart Factory Technology adoption curve...

Awareness

Building: Knowledge

Feasibility:

Proof of 

Concept

Early Adopter:

Testing Practicality

Integrator:

System Functionality

Scale Up:

Maximize ROI

92%

While 92% of manufacturers say they are planning on increasing their investment in Smart Factory Technology over the next year.

The Smart Solutions for Smart Factories Expo will be an event where you can experience the smart solutions that leading technology vendors can provide to your manufacturing operation for improved productivity, quality, reliability and responsiveness!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT TO ALL MANUFACTURING ATTENDEES!

(Pre-registration is required)

8:30AM

Registration & Booths Open

9:00 - 11:50AM

Exhibits & Booths

Breakout Sessions

EXHIBITORS

List is continuously being updated.

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Chattanooga State TCAT

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HARTING

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Phoenix Contact

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University of Tennessee CIS

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YouScience

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Video Ideas Production

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RDI Technologies

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Schedule subject to change.

ROOM 01 - 610

SESSION 1 TRACK

ROOM 01 - 610

SESSION 2 TRACK

Digital Transformation for Industrial IoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connects machines, analytics, and people to create powerful insights with edge devices to drive smarter, faster and better business decisions. The IIoT is made up of interconnected machines and edge devices that can monitor, collect, exchange and analyze data. In this session, learn how companies can reap the benefits of unparalleled efficiency, productivity and performance by combining HARTING’s machine-to-machine communications with analytics. 

9:00 - 9:20AM

Presented by:

German Ibaceta, Product Manager

HARTING

Power is in the Employee

What does Chattanooga State offer for workforce development? Learn about 1 and 2 year programs, short-term training programs, and apprenticeship programs at Chattanooga State.

9:30 - 9:50AM

Presented by:

Jim Barrott, Executive VP, TCAT

Chattanooga State TCAT

Smart Factory...Smart Move.

But are your leaders ready?

You likely have a technology change plan. But have you planned for how these changes will affect your employees? Managers' skills and ability to rethink workflow, workforce, and workplace from the ground up will be critical to successfully leading employees through change.

10:00 - 10:20AM

Presented by:

Speaker, TBD

BENCH builders

AI & Deep Learning for Quality Inspection

Manufacturers leveraging traditional machine vision systems for defect detection often have the problem of an unacceptable number of false rejects. Mariner harnesses the power of AI and Deep Learning to dramatically improve the accuracy of defect detection preserving investments made in camera, lighting and image capture.

10:30 - 10:50AM

Presented by:

Stephen Welch, VP of Data Science

MARINER

Selecting Your Path to Industry 4.0

This session will review current UT CIS services, demonstration projects, case studies showing success of artificial intelligence, and important research for materials, processes and operations support. The second half of this session will focus on strategies to identify technologies that are right for your operation, partnership opportunities and estimating returns on investment in advanced technologies. 

11:00 - 11:20AM

Presented by:

Danny Norman

UT Center for Industrial Services

Leveraging Aptitudes and Certifications to Align Talent with Education and Industry

Students in your community have talent for the high demand jobs you seek. But traditional education tools are misguiding students away from your programs. Learn about a program that aligns students with their best-fit education programs based on their aptitudes, helps students earn industry recognized credentials, and connects employers to students based on their natural ability for high demand careers. YouScience is helping communities build their talent pipeline

11:30 - 11:50AM

Presented by:

Armando Garza, SVP Sales & Marketing

YouScience

Connecting the OT & IT Worlds

With the emergence of Industry 4.0, these two worlds are being brought together. Hear the basics of connecting plant floor networks to the enterprise and how to bridge the gap between IT and OT to protect the operational benefits of digital business.

9:00 - 9:20AM

Presented by:

Michael Brooks, Vertical Market Manager, Factory Automation

PHOENIX CONTACT

Seeing is Believing! How Virtual Reality Can Improve Training and Safety . . . And, It's Fun!

VR is an extremely effective way to train. Seeing is Believing and VR allows us to place the user into an immersive experience where they can learn a skill, look for and recognize problems and issues and watch a process being done correctly and learn from it. We will be discussing and demonstrating VR examples of Training and Safety

9:30 - 9:50AM

Presented by:

Jerry Waddell, President

VIDEO IDEAS PRODUCTION

What is Motion Amplification®?

RDI Technologies is pioneering the camera as the sensor of the future. Our proprietary Motion Amplification® technology enables users to see and measure motion that was previously not visible to the human eye and could only be measured by contact sensors. In this session, hear how RDI  provides simple videos and in depth data to enable their users to quickly, safely, and accurately solve their toughest problems. Motion Amplification® can measure and quantify any structural assets that a camera can see.  

9:30 - 9:50AM

Presented by:

Cory Burns, Southeast Regional Sales Manager

RDI Technologies

EVENT PARKING INFORMATION

Please arrive 15 minutes early and park in General Parking. Proceed to the VW Academy Main Entrance and follow signs directing you to the event in Room 10-600.

SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM GENERAL PARKING

5:00am - 9:00am

1:00pm - 7:00pm

8:00pm - 11:30pm

SHUTTLE PICKUP/DROP OFF

LOCATIONS

Underneath Covered Walkway at Rows 27 and 35 in General Parking;

Gravel Parking Lot;

Main Entrance (Flag Poles in front of  Security)

Click Icon for Parking Map