Pre-Conference Workshop

1:00-5:00 pm, with a break at 2:55 - 3:35 pm Tuesday, May 8th

Seeking Common Ground for Smart Manufacturing

Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, with a break at 2:55 - 3:35 pm, Room 301A.

Help us clear the air on Smart Manufacturing drivers, benefits and building blocks. Start with a reveal of the current ideas from your peers, based on a recent industry survey conducted jointly by IndustryWeek and MESA International. This session promises to uncover both common ground and controversy among Smart Manufacturing initiatives, priorities and tactics.

The session will break into sub-groups for interactive workshops on the following topics:

  • Smart Connect Factory: IIoT, Smart Machines, Robotics, Augmented Reality
  • Analytics: Predictive and Prescriptive, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • MES/MOM: It’s role in Smart Manufacturing
  • Enabling New Business Models: Product-as-Service, Mass Customization, IoT Data Services, On-demand 3D printing

Choose the sub-group you'd like to focus on -- Click to reserve it here.

Learn and gain new ideas that you can put into action right away. Come ready to participate and network in this new community of peers that will support you through your Smart Manufacturing journey.

Workshop Leaders:

Conrad Leiva, VP Product Strategy and Alliances, iBASEt and Chairman, Smart Manufacturing Working Group, MESA International

Julie Fraser, Founder, Present Source; Principal, Iyno Advisors; and Lead Researcher, MESA International


To register for the full workshop simply select this workshop during the registration process on IW's website; selection title: MESA Workshop: Seeking Common Ground using MESA's discount code MESA218. Click here to register for your subgroup.