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Meet one-on-one with the partners best suited to tackle your unprecedented challenges.
Over 30 Speakers
Learn from the leaders driving manufacturing innovation in an ever-changing climate.
Since it isn’t quite safe to treat you to a high class hotel, enjoy some high class swag.
Using the same data-driven matching logic as our in-person events, we take the legwork out of finding new partners. Meet directly with companies vetted specifically for you to confidently tackle your challenges, within your budget and time frame. There is a minimum of 6 meetings, and no maximum.
The challenge of digital is no exotic location, no 5-star dining, and no face time. But we do have a quite brilliant system to reward you with SWAG. Take all 6 solution provider meetings and we’ll thank you generously. Climbing the ranks is hard; you’re well-deserving of an exceptional experience, no matter the limitations.
Watch it when it’s released, or later on demand. Your experience is up to you.
Innovation is all about creating measurable, quantifiable, and demonstrable value to both your customer and business. It is your ability to build the right product, for the right market, build it right with the right tools, processes and resources, and build it fast so you do not miss the market window. This presentation will introduce the innovation ecosystem and provide valuable lessons from practice to help you establish an effective culture of innovation to reward the right behavior with a maniacal focus on the customer.
As the Baby Boomer generation retires from the workforce, numerous industries are finding in difficult to fill positions. This has lead to more companies looking toward automating as many lower skilled tasks as possible to free employees to focus on other tasks. In this presentation, Aaron Prather will discuss some of the best practices to follow when deploying robotics and other automation into your operation and how to make your existing employees not only part of the process, but team players in wanting the robots as part of their team.
The presentation will be focused on the impacts of the COVID crisis and sociopolitical issues. I will show how the COVID crisis changed the marketplace using beer as an example, but also speak about how to motivate essential factory workers at a time when most others were working from home and how to operate in a post-COVID world. How focusing on Safety and Health as your first priority guarantees business continuity, service, quality and cost.
LEGO (Business Services) is building a Culture of Operational Excellence in a very LEGO way including storytelling to build understanding and connection - Swamp to Summit, change management does exist and why it is difficult and the BSO Journey so-far and what comes next.
AI is THE topic of the hour - praised to solve the most pressing problems of humankind while at the same time damned as the end of civilization as we know it. In manufacturing, every company today has been told by service providers, vendors, and the media that they need to invest in AI or face certain failure. At the same time, there is a lack of understanding of what 'AI' actually means and how it can create real value in a manufacturing and digital supply network context. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of AI in Smart Manufacturing Systems, from the basics and its history, to how it is applied, what the challenges are, how it can create value, providing a few real-life examples, and ending with a few concrete recommendations how to successfully approach the topic for your specific situation.
Please join us for an Executive Interview with Donzel Leggett, the Vice President of Global Manufacturing Excellence at General Mills as he discusses global manufacturing excellence and world class performance.
Agility is necessary to be successful in R&D product development. We can learn this from taking a look at case studies of successful companies over time and how they’ve remained relevant as society changes. Agility, however, is usually associated with a small size, so how does a large company remain agile? Dow Inc. has successfully delivered new innovations in short times as demonstrated by its response to the pandemic with the development of PPE for the medical industry. In addition to examining the critical elements which made that possible, I will discuss my experience on leading the team through changing times and discuss 7 key components I found critical for agile product development.
While enterprises continue to invest more, driving the Big Data Analytics market to grow at an expected 12% CAGR through 2027, it is estimated that 85% of big-data projects fail. Furthermore, a recent survey of US executives suggesting that 63% of them do not believe that their companies are analytics driven, points to opportunities to derive greater value from investments in Data Science. Starting data science initiatives with broad consensus on business challenges to be addressed, and clear articulation of success criteria contributes to an enterprise’s ability to make appropriate investments in the right skills, tools, platform, and processes. Organizations also need an effective approach to operationalize data science to derive the anticipated business benefits. In this webinar, you will learn about recent trends impacting Data Science, common challenges, and best practices to operationalize Enterprise Data Science.
In this presentation, Dr. Marlene R. Kolodziej, DBA, ITIL, VP, Centralized Services, Ricoh USA, Inc. will discuss how Augmented Reality (AR) is one silver lining that has come from the pandemic and is allowing for a superior customer experience, despite the limitations of not being able to complete in-person service calls. She’ll also detail how people, technology, knowledge and process play into the delivery of a business continuity plan and use Ricoh’s response to the pandemic as an example of what worked, while also sharing lessons learned.
Providing information / experiences to fellow Tier 1 suppliers that can help them navigate the design and development process for "Build to Print" suppliers for the automotive industry. Giving participants some key steps to follow when working with a OEM on a new development in hopes that they can improve their process and have successful launches of their product.
Join us for an Executive Interview with Allison Grealis, President and Founder of Women in Manufacturing as she discusses how to find your community and what programs are offered in the manufacturing industry.
What is "IT"? It's not simply Information Technology. It is everything. How can you transform one part of the enterprise and not others? Do we stop with the supply chain? What about the customer experience? Transforming "IT" isn't simply about IT and OT, it is about have the honesty to realize that for this thing to work, IT has to change.
From Research and Development to Manufacturing, in today’s business world all functions are required to innovate. During my career I have evaluated various innovation computer programs and online services. In this presentation, we review various digital tools to assist your company innovation process.
This presentation will share lessons learned and experiences from implementing an innovation mindset for an R&D organization. We are all busy but innovation is a lifeblood for the business. It generates novel ideas for products or services that make an significant impact. It is fundamental that your team is encouraged to participate and that a culture of exploring new concepts and technologies is established. Even within large corporations employees can demonstrate an intrapreneurship spirit. In order to be effective and efficient, establishing a systematic approach is key. Start small, fail fast and push constant experimentation. Make the process simple to follow, support a sense of community and above all make it fun and rewarding.
Packaging Hall of Famer Dr. Michael Okoroafor sits down to chat about the current state of the manufacturing industry and what we need to consider moving forward. Prior to COVID, the trend in the manufacturing industry was how big could you get with your manufacturing infrastructure. Now as we learn to adapt, it's important to have a nimble and flexible agile manufacturing structure and a digital platform to align processes.
In 2030 Gen Z employees will be over a third of the workforce. These early career employees need to be engaged differently from the generations before. Hear the perspective of a leader of teams that has hired over a hundred Gen Z engineers. Walk away from this presentation with practical guidance to improve the effectiveness of your engagement of Gen Z employees!
IMPACT is invitation-only for manufacturing and R&D executives. Exclusivity lets us cater to your specific challenges and keep you in the company of the leaders driving progress in your field.
We only work with the best in class. All solution providers are thoroughly vetted, and matched to you based on your specific challenges and current projects.
IMPACT Virtual Summit is the digital counterpart to the invitation-only summit for manufacturing and R&D executives. IMPACT bridges you to the most efficient solutions and information for your crowning priorities.
IMPACT Virtual Summit is unique in its ability to connect you to qualified solution providers. They’re more than willing to underwrite the cost of your attendance in exchange for access to such an exclusive audience.
Your virtual pass includes:
– All sessions and their recordings
– 6 or 8 one-on-one meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
$300 or $500 in swag upon meeting completion
Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select at least 6 best-fit solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes long and focused on solving a specific priority you have a listed. Once completed, you’re eligible to receive a swag package. All meetings will take place on Zoom and all logistics are handled for you!
We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Managers within all functions of Manufacturing, Operations and Research and Development.
Yes! But only for your one-on-one meetings. The summit sessions, however, will all be available to you on demand to watch at your leisure, anytime, any place.
There’s a lot of reasons to attend! For starters, IMPACT Virtual Summit is the only online event customized to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from industry veterans and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. IMPACT is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.