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Accelerate innovation with analytics in a connected world

August 9  |  Cary, NC
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Manufacturing is a tangible industry. Products must be sourced, produced and shipped to a schedule. Quality, customer perception and margins are paramount.

How can leading manufacturers rationalize these fixed realities in a world of accelerating innovation? Markets will shift, competitors will evolve and customers will question. Do you have answers? You will if you join us for the SAS Manufacturing Executive Forum.

Why attend?

This invitation-only event is designed specifically for idea exchange and networking, offering senior leaders in manufacturing opportunities to:

  • Learn how exponential technologies and analytics are changing the landscape for manufacturers.
  • Hear from practitioners about their experiences and what they’ve learned from putting these innovations to work.
  • Connect with other forward-thinking manufacturing executives.

Key topics include:

  • Supply chain planning.
  • Connected vehicles.
  • Connected quality and services.
  • Customer experience.

Agenda at a glance

Note: Session times are subject to change as we finalize the agenda.

Wednesday, August 9
 
7:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Registration
8:00 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
Karen Joslyn, Vice President of US Energy and Manufacturing Sales, SAS
Lonnie Miller, Principal Industry Consultant for US Energy and Manufacturing Sales, SAS
8:15 a.m.Keynote
Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Neil Jacobstein, Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track, Singularity University
9:15 a.m.Networking With Analytics in Action Showcase
Network with other forward-thinking executives, along with SAS thought leaders and partners, on the implications exponential technologies will have on your business, your customers and your bottom line.
9:45 a.m.Incorporating Big Data Analytics and IoT Data Systems in Manufacturing
Dave Rauch, Senior Vice President of Drive Manufacturing, Western Digital
10:45 a.m.Keynote: Making the Digital Pivot
Lora Cecere, Founder, Supply Chain Insights
11:30 a.m.Networking Lunch
12:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions
1:45 p.m.Break
2:00 p.m.How Agile Analytics Drives Results at Ford
Steven Lawrence, Smart Mobility Analytics, Global Data Insight and Analytics, Ford Motor Co.
2:45 p.m.Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Automating Analytics in the Connected World
Dr. Oliver Schabenberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SAS
3:15 p.m.Keynote
Get Past the Hype: Start and Scale Your IoT Journey Now
Maciej Kranz, Vice President of Strategic Innovation, Cisco Systems
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Networking Reception With Analytics in Action Showcase
Network with other forward-thinking executives, along with SAS thought leaders and partners, on the implications exponential technologies will have on your business, your customers and your bottom line. See business case demonstrations of how analytics enables the customer transformations discussed earlier today.
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