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Key Themes

close Agile Product, Design, Development and Innovation

During this track, R&D experts will discuss how to successfully achieve efficient and innovative product design and development using road mapping and lean engineering to increase speed to market while also keeping a balance between innovation and process.

The speed of new emerging technologies is a huge challenge for corporations to keep up with and successfully implement. During this track, R&D leaders will explore and discuss ways to profitably implement new technologies like AI, automation, robotics, IoT and additive manufacturing into the R&D process and role.
A central role of R&D is managing risks to increase the success rates of R&D projects. During this track, experienced speakers will discuss business strategies on how to identify risks and determine risk mitigation strategies early in the development process, how to manage costs, and how communicate risk effectively to upper management and stock holders.
Cannot forget about compliance while focused on delivering innovation! Many R&D leaders struggle with increasingly more stringent regulations while finding a competitive opportunity. During this track, leaders in the R&D field will deliberate on how to stay on top of regulatory effects in the market and how to find a competitive edge in a consistently changing environment.

High Profile Speakers

Hear strategic endeavors and skillful insights from 20+ R&D leaders as they make way in today’s changing landscape.

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Michael Okoroafor

Vice President, Global Sustainability and Packaging Innovation

McCormick & Company

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Richard Coffey

Senior Director Workforce Development

E & J Gallo Winery

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Joan Baucum

Director of Continuous Improvement

Dairy Farmers of America

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Greg Frye

Chief Operating Officer

Anchor Investments

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David Ribble

Director of Innovation

HillRom

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Jim Cameron

Vice President, Global Quality

CoorsTek

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Robert Bible

Vice President, Engineering

Trex Enterprises

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Michael Bonner

VP - Engineering & Technology

Saint Clair Systems Inc

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Spencer Kreikmeier

Vice President, Engineering

DynoJet Research, Inc

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Michael Salloum

Director of Operations

ID Technology

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Mark Wilson

Director of US Research and Development

Midea Group

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Jemsheer Thayyaullathil

Chief Engineer, Innovation and Advanced Engineering

Viking Range, LLC

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Sultan Aziz

Senior Director, Strategy Innovation and Insight

Johnson & Johnson

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Lawrence Akpore

Director of Operations

Georg Fischer Conglomerate

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Peter Fritsche

Vice President, Global Operations and Service

ACIST Medical

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Dean M. Panettieri

President and COO

Auto Meter Products, Inc.

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Rich Fitzgerald

Chief Operating Officer

SMTC Corporation

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David Kober

Senior Sales Engineer

iba America, LLC

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Hugh Arif

Director, Industry Solutions - Manufacturing - AT&T Business - Business Marketing, AT&T

AT&T

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Fernando Bernasconi

Vice President of Operations

Palecek

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Lars Berg

Head of Global Facilities Management

Nilfisk

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Dave Westrom

VP of Business Development

Machine Metrics

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Neil Nersesian

Senior Vice President Operations

Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Wellington Giolo

Sr. Director, Business Development & Strategic Alliances

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2020 Full Agenda

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Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

Keynote presentation

close Six Principles to Guide your Digital Transformation

The Application of Digital ManufacturingHitachi Consulting - Hitachi Global Solution and Innovation Business Subject Matter Expert in Discrete Manufacturing, Operations and Process
Hitachi Consulting - Senior Director

With impressive technological advances in the Internet of Things (IoT), AI, Collaborative Robotics, Additive Manufacturing, and Big Data Analytics, manufacturers are scrambling to invest in digital transformation. After all, these investments can pay off handsomely. A Harvard Business Review study revealed that the digital leaders making smart investments are outpacing their competition in several key metrics and most significantly in gross margin and earnings. If the impact of digital transformation in manufacturing isn’t already keeping you up at night, consider this:
60 percent of Global 2000 companies will have doubled their productivity by digitally transforming many processes from human-based to software-based delivery by 2020, according to IDC. Are you keeping up with this remarkable pace?

Only 26 percent of CEOs have a clear vision for digital for their businesses, according to Forrester/Odgers. Are you helping guide the rest of your management team towards a digital transformation?

In the past 15 years, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have disappeared from the list. And it is estimated that 40% of all businesses will fail in the next 10 years due to digital disruption. Have you established your roadmap to smart manufacturing?

These seemingly disparate data points have one thing in common: all are among the most common industry-wide business problems organizations seek to solve. Expertise and technology are available today to help companies move forward. The digital era is here. But where to begin?

Attend Hitachi’s keynote to learn about transforming your business for operational excellence. In this session, you will learn the six factors that make or break a manufacturer’s digital initiatives, how to leverage IoT to achieve new levels of performance, and how to create a realistic roadmap that allows you to plot your organization’s course to smart manufacturing and deliver measurable value along the way.

Key Take-Aways

  • One of the world’s largest IoT patent holders, Hitachi has 107+ years of operational technology and 58+ years of information technology experience. We’ve developed our know-how from owning, operating, servicing or supplying companies in the same industries as our clients
  • Take Action: reduce costs, increase agility and reduce bottlenecks, improve utilization of factory assets and resources, increase production speed and quality, and meet compliance and sustainability goal
  • Learn to draw a more detailed digital manufacturing road map and avoid the early pitfalls that make it difficult for so many companies to thrive in the age of smart manufacturing
  • Leverage existing data to improve KPIs : aggregate and analyze data to reduce costs, increase asset utilization (equipment, people and space) and improve production speed and quality

Speaker

Marcella Backer
Hitachi Global Solution and Innovation Business Subject Matter Expert in Discrete Manufacturing, Operations and ProcessHitachi Consulting
Arianne Chaisson
Senior DirectorHitachi Consulting
Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Lean Foundation for a Digital Factory

Digital Transformation of R&DGeneral Electric - Global Lean Leader – Supply Chain
GE Transportation - GLobal Lean Leader

With Two Brilliant Factories, GE Transportation’s Global Supply Chain Services Business is at the forefront of transforming a 112-year-old business into a Lean Organization of the Future. The Brilliant Factory connects a digital maturity, that is built on a lean foundation, with a continuous improvement culture. GE Transportation is ushering in a new era in manufacturing by merging hardware and software and reimagining how products are designed, made and serviced. The Brilliant Factory Journey will be discussed, and the approach used to implement lean across multiple sites that are at varying stages of the lean journey. We will show how GE Transportation aligned a broad “North Star” Vision throughout the organization right to the production cells daily goals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lean Foundation: 5S and Standard Work
  • VSM, Lean Tools and Culture: Employee Engagement, Daily Management, Strategy Deployment, Problem Solving, 3P
  • Digital: Smart Parts, Smart Machines, and Connected Systems.
  • The impact of merging two organizations (GE Transportation and Wabtec Corporation), both with strong lean cultures, on the Brilliant Factory journey will be reviewed, along with the Lessons Learned

Speaker

Tony Hayes
Global Lean Leader – Supply ChainGeneral Electric
Dave Zink
GLobal Lean LeaderGE Transportation
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Creating a Strong Product Development System for Small to Mid-Size Companies

Agile Product, Design, Development and InnovationSaint Clair Systems Inc - VP - Engineering & Technology

While it is essential to develop new products/processes to keep a company vital in their industry, limited resources often make it hard for small-to-mid-size companies to manage product development. In this presentation, we look at the component parts necessary to create a strong, yet manageable new product development process.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • How to clearly document the process.
  • How to use “toll-gates” or “milestones” to track progress
  • How to select the right team (it’s not just about engineers anymore!)
  • When to keep / when to kill

Speaker

Michael Bonner
VP - Engineering & TechnologySaint Clair Systems Inc
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Technical Review and NPI Processes: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Risk Management & Cost ContainmentCoorsTek - Vice President, Global Quality

Determining if you can successfully build parts that meets cost, quality, and time to delivery requirements up front will help avoid or mitigate issues. Drive cross-functional accountability by establishing tangible requirements during quote review and NPI (concept and feasibility, technical assessment, transition to production, and proof of profitability) processes.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Prior planning prevents poor performance
  • Clear, consistent, data-based requirements improve you chances of success
  • Establishing a consistent global process reduces confusion and miscommunication
  • Standardized processes help reduce the chance of emotional driven decisions

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Jim Cameron
Vice President, Global QualityCoorsTek
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Workplace Accountability through Healthy Conflict

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesDairy Farmers of America - Director of Continuous Improvement

Learn how to address any and everyone in the Workplace even life, by walking through the steps of implementing accountability while keeping the relationship intact

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to set expectations
  • Learn how to create boundaries
  • Learn how to manage agreements
  • Learn how to problem solve the issues that come up

Speaker

Joan Baucum
Director of Continuous ImprovementDairy Farmers of America
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Herding Cats: Product Development in a Scientist Rich Environment

Agile Product, Design, Development and InnovationTrex Enterprises - Vice President, Engineering

How do you transition a company from esoteric government funded research to engineering product development? Case studies of development of a radar for foreign object detection on airport runways, and the development of a next generation celestial compass. Areas of discussion include teamwork and communications, implementing AGILE in a traditional waterfall company, and what worked and what didn’t.

Key Takeaways

  • Changing corporate culture is difficult
  • Trial and error is paramount; if it doesn’t work, try something else
  • Preconceptions and rigid frameworks almost never work

Speaker

Robert Bible
Vice President, EngineeringTrex Enterprises
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Impact of Augmented Reality on Manufacturing

Continuous Improvement & InnovationAT&T - Director, Industry Solutions - Manufacturing - AT&T Business - Business Marketing, AT&T

The speed of growth in the marketplace is driving the speed of innovation for manufacturers. The adoption of augmented reality (AR) is providing a means for more agile design, greater flexibility with remote workers, and an opportunity for improved safety on the factory floor. In this session, we’ll discuss how AR is revolutionizing the factory environment and how manufacturers can use it to improve day-to-day operations.

Speaker

Hugh Arif
Director, Industry Solutions - Manufacturing - AT&T Business - Business Marketing, AT&TAT&T
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Why Should Workplace Management be Part of your Key Strategy

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesNilfisk - Head of Global Facilities Management

Facilities and Workplace Management is very often neglected despite it is an area where huge sum of money can be saved and much achieved within productivity and job satisfaction. The reason being that it is not perceived as being core business. Maybe that is right, but it is a necessity which cannot be avoided and therefore should be taken into account and made the best of.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to reduce WM cost by + 20%
  • How to improve productivity by giving workplace management the required attention
  • How to be green and save money at the same time

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Lars Berg
Head of Global Facilities ManagementNilfisk
MondayBreakout Presentation

close 80/20: The Key To Operational Performance

Continuous Improvement & InnovationAnchor Investments - Chief Operating Officer

Regardless of your end product, 80% of operational initiatives are standard across product lines and industries – it is the 20% of how to effectively apply them that makes the difference. Achieving maximum results is knowing how to use metrics and apply processes specific to your company and culture.

Key Takeaways

  • What are the key elements of operational excellence?
  • Know your business and your people
  • Complexity is found in simplicity
  • Build an action plan and celebrate victories

Speaker

Greg Frye
Chief Operating OfficerAnchor Investments
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Screw It: Incremental Change Towards Transforming R&D

Digital Transformation of R&DDynoJet Research, Inc - Vice President, Engineering

Companies love to “flip the switch” on new systems innovation and when they do, they can leave employees with crucial business functions in the dark. I embrace the “screw it” approach where instead of implementing the system with the flip of a switch (or like a nail and a hammer) you gradually implement the system with buy-in that is appropriate to revenue throughout the process. Use a screw and screw driver to methodically and empathetically bring your employees along for the journey.

Key Takeaways

  • Change is hard, but growth cannot occur without it
  • Bring your team along for the journey as soon as possible
  • Get feedback often and early from all stakeholders; don’t ask questions you don’t want answers to
  • Exercise empathy towards your team throughout the process

Speaker

Spencer Kreikmeier
Vice President, EngineeringDynoJet Research, Inc
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Taking an Underperforming Manufacturing Company and Turning it into a World Class Manufacturing Company. Changing Process Culture , People and Performance

Plant & Facilities ManagementSMTC Corporation - Chief Operating Officer

Too often, underperforming companies need a playbook to survive. We will articulate how to take a company to world class just as we did with SMTC Corporation NASQ: SMTX From ($7m) combined losses, 7-CEO’s in 7-years, to best in class in the EMS industry.

Key Take-Aways

  • Disciplined business processes and metrics – stop the losses
  • Right people right positions – Hire up
  • Passionately externally focused – All about the customer; never about me
  • Culture of continuous improvement at the factory level as the internal customer; and support groups around them

Speaker

Rich Fitzgerald
Chief Operating Officer SMTC Corporation
MondayNetworking

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Kickstarting Innovation: Hackathons, Patent Brainstorming, and Other Collaborative Ideation Techniques

Agile Product, Design, Development and InnovationHillRom - Director of Innovation

Examples of techniques for organizing dedicated opportunities that encourage cross-functional teams to tackle meaningful innovation opportunities.

Key Takeaways

  • Organizing hackathons to both deliver meaningful innovation, and build a culture of ongoing innovation
  • Techniques for working closely with legal teams in developing meaningful intellectual property
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different innovation techniques, including online tools

Speaker

David Ribble
Director of InnovationHillRom
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Creation of a Business Process Management (BPM) Culture to Accelerate Innovation and Organizational Learning

Continuous Improvement & InnovationE & J Gallo Winery - Senior Director Workforce Development

For organizations to remain competitive, they must continually adapt, learn, and innovate. However, the urgency of change sometimes causes significant breakdowns in consistency, optimization, and effective learning. This presentation explores how to effectively apply business process management (BPM) to optimize rapid innovation and accelerate efficient learning practices throughout the organization.

 

Key Takeaways

  • The linkage between business process management (BPM) and the acceleration of innovation and effective change
  • How BPM can benefit and not hinder R&D and innovation
  • The benefits of BPM for accelerating effective learning at all levels throughout the organization

Speaker

Richard Coffey
Senior Director Workforce DevelopmentE & J Gallo Winery
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Benchmarking Performance: Where Do You Stand Versus your Competition?

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesMachine Metrics - VP of Business Development

Do you know what goes on your shop floor in real-time? Do you know how efficient your machines are? Do you know what the main sources of downtime and overall equipment efficiency (OEE) are? Do you know where you stand relative to your competitors? Do you want to know how to successfully implement Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 technology at your facility?

With thousands of different machines and control types, understanding and benchmarking CNC machine performance has been a unicorn of sorts for manufacturing analysts. No business has had the capabilities to connect to all machine types and aggregate a data set with statistical significance to accurately benchmark true machine

Key Take-Aways

  • How to measure your performance relative to your competition
  • How to successfully implement Industrial IoT solutions to achieve fast ROI
  • How to optimize your efficiency using real-time, predictive, and preventative analytics

Speaker

Dave Westrom
VP of Business DevelopmentMachine Metrics
MondayBreakout Presentation

close How To Approach Problems and Overcome Challenges to Deliver Results

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesACIST Medical - Vice President, Global Operations and Service

Most companies face many of the same challenges: human diversities, low employee engagement, ever-increasing customer expectations, relentless business pressures and unprecedented advances in technology. Peter will highlight how we need to approach problems, have a healthy blend of leadership and management and outline a process-based methodology for delivering results.

 

Key Takeaways

  • The need to approach problems differently
  • The required blend of Leadership & Management
  • A methodology for delivering results

Speaker

Peter Fritsche
Vice President, Global Operations and ServiceACIST Medical
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Lean College at the Plant site Level

Continuous Improvement & InnovationGeorg Fischer Conglomerate - Director of Operations

Plant site Lean transformation has been an elusive achievement in most industries and is key to continuous improvement activities, which in turn boost the bottom line profits for most manufacturing companies. It has been elusive because most lean program roll outs have been squarely based on 1 or 2 key lean leaders. This is not sustainable. The lean college is a great strategy that encompasses adequate training, tool utilization, structured kaizen events and a cadence to keep learning continuously. It also rewards with “lean college credits”. Want to know more?

 

Key Takeaways

  • Adequate training on lean tools
  • Structured kaizen events with a defined roadmap
  • Cadence on continuous learning on a predetermined frequency
  • Lean transformation

Speaker

Lawrence Akpore
Director of OperationsGeorg Fischer Conglomerate
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Revolutionizing Your Indirect Spend

Continuous Improvement & InnovationCorcentric - Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend

Did you know that indirect spend accounts for up to 40% of a company’s total purchases? And that ‘maverick’ spend, or spend that is unmanaged, can account for an average of 30% to 45% of all indirect spend. That’s a drain on and organization’s cash flow.

 

Please join our presentation, “Revolutionizing Your Indirect Spend,” for a comprehensive look at what makes indirect spend such a challenge and how you can get maverick spend under control. The key is to leverage group buying power and industry expertise so that you have visibility to every dollar you spend and ensure it is working for you.

Learn how an indirect spend solution that combines cutting-edge technology with personal industry expertise enables your business to control spend through:

  • Spend analysis and buying behavior optimization
  • Industry and price benchmarking
  • Best practice supplier management and consolidation
  • Contract negotiation and management

Speaker

Sean Bliss
Vice President of Sales for Indirect SpendCorcentric
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Pioneering San Diego's Craft Beer Scene: Staying Relevant in a Disrupted Industry!

Continuous Improvement & InnovationKarl Strauss Brewing Co - CEO

Hear the inside story of how Karl Strauss Brewing Company started San Diego’s craft beer revolution in 1989 and how we have built manufacturing systems, customer feedback loops, and a company culture focused on continuous improvement that has enabled us to keep pioneering through the decades and stay relevant through industry disruption and a changing consumer base.

Key Take-Aways

  • Development and Nurturing of Company Culture as a Key to Continuous Improvement
  • Creating a Continuous Customer Feedback Loop to Monitor Changing Consumer Demand

 

Speaker

Chris Cramer
CEOKarl Strauss Brewing Co
MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

TuesdayKeynote Presentation

close R&D & Innovation Principles to Accelerate Growth of a Leading Consumer-Centric Brand Portfolio

Agile Product, Design, Development and InnovationThe Coca-Cola Company - Vice President of R&D

The Coca-Cola Company´s growth strategy is well defined – consumers and the drinks they want, distributing them around the world better than anyone else, creating shared value across the system which in turn attracts more investment so we can continue to grow. Learn how we approach innovation, leverage best practices and drive new ways of thinking within the organization to ensure we stay relevant and competitive in this fast-changing world.

Key Takeaways:

  • The strategic direction of the company establishes the innovation framework
  • Mapping the consumer and technologies to develop winning consumer-centric innovations
  • Implementing a culture to drive innovative behavior throughout an organization

Speaker

Robert Scott
Vice President of R&DThe Coca-Cola Company
Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Industry 4.0: OEM Readiness & Challenges

Agile Product, Design, Development and InnovationID Technology - Director of Operations

As manufacturers strive for industry 4.0 readiness, they may need to equip their manufacturing lines with the fundamental tools that allow them to function in that domain. The need to be driven to a smart factory with machine monitoring and optimal relative quality controls means manufacturers need to integrate each piece of equipment with the rest of the line as well as integrate the controls with their respective MES and ERP. This presentation describes some of the options available to integrate such equipment and demonstrate some functionalities. The goal for manufacturers to improve their OEE, reduce cost, and strengthen their continuous improvement will be discussed.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Process Control
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Quick Changeover
  • Line Monitoring

Speaker

Michael Salloum
Director of OperationsID Technology
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close JnJ Supply Chain Digital Transformation to address Agility, Speed to Market, Customization and Access

The Application of Digital ManufacturingJohnson & Johnson - Senior Director, Strategy Innovation and Insight

Adoption of Industry 4.0 digital and transformative technologies are key enablers to transforming our Supply Chain and ensuring it is a driving force to help address Johnson and Johnson’s vision. Leveraging our foundational capabilities such as System, Quality, as well as EHS&S has been critical to accelerating the adoption and scaling, and has moved us from the “Pilot Purgatory” environment.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Ensure that there is comprehensive Business Case that focuses on critical enablers such as Digital Worker, Asset Performance Optimization, IoT, etc
  • Develop the approach to Future of Work – build the workforce muscle across the organization
  • Leverage the external environment – don’t invent everything!
  • Ensure that Executive Sponsorship and Governance is established with clear line of accountabilities

Speaker

Sultan Aziz
Senior Director, Strategy Innovation and InsightJohnson & Johnson
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Evolution: People, Routine, Continuous Improvement and Innovation

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesLagunitas Brewing Company - Senior Vice President Operations

The presentation will be about the evolving need for people, knowledge and experience. The way that we work today is much different than even a decade ago. Systems and technology have made business more sustainable, but not completely resilient to the disruption from attrition and a lack of skills in the workforce.

Key Takeaways:

  • Routine work is the key to success in every supply chain
  • People are more important than ever to achieve our goals
  • Smart and driven must be balanced
  • Innovation comes from a need. Not always necessity

Speaker

Neil Nersesian
Senior Vice President OperationsLagunitas Brewing Company
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Innovation Using Systems Thinking Approach

Continuous Improvement & InnovationViking Range, LLC - Chief Engineer, Innovation and Advanced Engineering

Product development through research and development or through innovative idea generation relies on the approach taken by the team or the inventor. In many cases, inventors try to solve a problem using critical thinking to find various solutions and adapt a best solution using analytics based on certain factors like cost to build, a certain quality upgrade, or on a certain performance characteristics.

This presentation provides an insight into how systems thinking approach would help inventors develop ideas based on its influence of one other factor within the overall system and its life cycles. This is a holistic approach to understanding the relationships among its constituents through various viewpoints, and a way to establish a model that provides an effective solution.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Bring systems thinking to design solutions
  • Consider all the view points in new inventions
  • Model based approach to new inventions

Speaker

Jemsheer Thayyaullathil
Chief Engineer, Innovation and Advanced EngineeringViking Range, LLC
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Flexible Manufacturing Strategies using Quality Risk Management

Risk Management & Cost ContainmentMerck & Co., Inc - Director - End to End Quality Lead

Aseptic Processing, GMP Manufacturing, and Biological Processes have strict compliance guidelines. This presentation will review a Merck Case Study on straight thru processing and the implementation of  Quality Risk Management. We will evaluate what typically goes wrong with a biological GMP product and how to identify those weaknesses.

Key Take-Aways

  • What is Quality Risk Management?
  • What is Straight Thru Processing?
  • How can I meet Supply and Demand while manufacturing a biological product?
  • What risk level is acceptable?

Speaker

Lisa Sykes
Director - End to End Quality LeadMerck & Co., Inc
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Innovation and Compliance/Regulations are Two Sides of a Coin: REALLY?

Compliance & Regulatory RequirementsCytovance Biologics, Inc. - Executive Director, Quality Control

Innovation and path to successful product development always face serious challenges from the voices of compliance and regulatory requirements. Then the questions are raised in the minds of Innovators as well as the Investors (1) “Is Compliance really good for Innovation?” (2) “Why should we care about so much Regulatory Requirements?” This is an ongoing battle for many companies who manage and maintain the spirit of innovation in the company R&D, establish a well thought- well planned road map for the development and low risk product lifecycle, ever evolving new technologies, competition, and ultimately the customers expectation/satisfaction. Here we will discuss some of the key benefits of Compliance and Regulatory Requirements which (can) drive the culture of innovation to new level without ignoring some of the limitations/road blocks that come as unavoidable baggage for any R&D loaded Manufacturing organization.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding Innovation as the end of beginning
  • Compliance is good for Innovation
  • Balancing the act of Innovation and Compliance/Regulatory Requirements
  • It is simple Economics, Prof. Einstein!

Speaker

Rabi Prusti
Executive Director, Quality ControlCytovance Biologics, Inc.
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Finding the Right Talent – Delivering On the New Capabilities You Need for Your Supply Chain

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesPalecek - Vice President of Operations

Today’s consumers are demanding more from businesses in terms of shorter service cycles, lower costs, speed, and supply chain transparency. In order to achieve innovation and growth, manufacturer and supply chain executives need to address the challenge of the shrinking skilled workforce. Leading manufacturing and supply chain executives agree that technology is the key to future success and attract talent.

Key Take-Aways:

  • What steps you could take to attract or retain talent?
  • How the right-sized of automation can ensure efficient, effective and flexible manufacturing potential for companies small and large?

Speaker

Fernando Bernasconi
Vice President of Operations Palecek
TuesdayNetworking

Lunch

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Nestled at the entrance of the Red Rock Canyon National Recreation area,  just minutes from the Strip, Red Rock Resort Casino & Spa offers the best of both sides of Vegas. Enjoy the shows, the gambling, and all the pizazz Vegas is famous for, or feed your thirst for adventure with mountain climbing and exploration. Stunning views and an even more stunning atmosphere make Red Rock one of the best that Vegas has to offer.
We’ll book your accommodations, cover your first night’s stay and offer a discounted rate thereafter. To make your reservations please contact:
Red Rock operates a complimentary shuttle to and from McCarran Airport (LAS). The shuttle schedule is located here. Taxis and other ride sharing is also available and cost approximately $50 each way.  
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