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FT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series - Chicago

How manufacturers are adapting to compete

Chicago |
Speakers include:
James Heppelmann

James Heppelmann

PTC

Michael Porter

Michael Porter

Harvard Business School

Peggy  Gulick

Peggy Gulick

AGCO Corporation

Overview

In its entire history, the manufacturing industry has always been taking on new innovative technologies and adapting to the changes that the technologies impose upon workforces and business models. From advanced robotics to Artificial Intelligence and IoT, manufacturing continues to be analysed and adapted to fit ever-changing digital expectations.

These digital expectations though, because they are continually changing, are constantly putting pressure on the labour force and increasing the challenge for manufacturing jobs. Senior stakeholders are trying to understand how best to update the skillsets of their workforce and how best to utilise them alongside digital systems and automation.

The​ FT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series ​will convene leaders in R&D, design, production, operations, service and maintenance from a variety of manufacturing sectors such as automotive, consumer products and energy. Entitled ‘​How manufacturers are adapting to compete​’, each half-day forum will take attendees on a journey to explore the ever-complex ecosystem that manufacturers must navigate if they are to reach a status of digital maturity, encompassing a skilled and adaptable workforce, and a vision that is future-proof and competitive.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 12/12/2019 08:00:0012/12/2019 14:00:00trueFT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series - ChicagoIn its entire history, the manufacturing industry has always been taking on new innovative technologies and adapting to the changes that the technologies impose upon workforces and business models. From advanced robotics to Artificial Intelligence and IoT, manufacturing continues to be analysed and adapted to fit ever-changing digital expectations.These digital expectations though, because they are continually changing, are constantly putting pressure on the labour force and increasing the challenge for manufacturing jobs. Senior stakeholders are trying to understand how best to update the skillsets of their workforce and how best to utilise them alongside digital systems and automation.The​ FT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series ​will convene leaders in R&D, design, production, operations, service and maintenance from a variety of manufacturing sectors such as automotive, consumer products and energy. Entitled ‘​How manufacturers are adapting to compete​’, each half-day forum will take attendees on a journey to explore the ever-complex ecosystem that manufacturers must navigate if they are to reach a status of digital maturity, encompassing a skilled and adaptable workforce, and a vision that is future-proof and competitive.FT-PTC-Future-of-Industrial-Innovation-Global-Series---Chicagoa86c69ef78aac2f2ee7ef09cd74f0a65MM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 12th Dec

  • 8:00am
    Guest arrival and networking breakfast

    Demo experience booths to interact with participants

  • 9:00am
    Opening remarks from the FT

    Joe Miller, Frankfurt Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Keynote: What is driving digital transformation in industrials?

    Michael Porter, Professor, Harvard Business School

    James Heppelmann, President & CEO, PTC

  • 10:05am
    Setting the scene: A new manufacturing ecosystem: How to innovate during turbulent times

    Zia Yusuf, Managing Director & Senior Partner - TMT Practice, Boston Consulting Group

  • 10:20am
    Panel: A new manufacturing ecosystem: How to innovate during turbulent times
    • What are the main challenges manufacturing companies across industries face in their digital transformation?
    • What are the performance improvements or financial benefits companies achieve from these digital investments?
    • How will the nature of human work change with digital innovation? What skills and roles have become critical?
    • What are the key strategic choices in developing an ecosystem that enables industrial innovation?
    • How can manufacturers draw tech-savvy talent away from technology conglomerates?

    Peggy Gulick, Director of Digital Transformation, AGCO Corporation

    Frank Kulaszewicz, Senior Vice President - Control Products & Solutions, Rockwell Automation 

    Girish Juneja, Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, Dover Corporation

    Zia Yusuf, Managing Director & Senior Partner - TMT Practice, Boston Consulting Group

    Moderated by Joe Miller, Frankfurt Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:05am
    Morning break and demo experiences
  • 11:45am
    Success stories: The Business Impact of Industrial Innovation

    This session will showcase two individual case studies through separate interviews. They will each explore how industrial companies have leveraged digital technologies to enable new business models, gain process efficiencies, advance workforce productivity, and drive service innovation.

    Moderated by: Craig Melrose, Executive Vice President - Digital Transformation Solutions, PTC

  • 12:30pm
    FT & PTC fireside chat: A debate on the key takeaways from the event

    Michael Porter, Professor, Harvard Business School 

    James Heppelmann, President & CEO, PTC

    Moderated by Joe Miller, Frankfurt Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:50pm
    Closing remarks from the FT

    Joe Miller, Frankfurt Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 1:00pm
    Networking lunch and demo experiences

Speakers (7)

James Heppelmann

James Heppelmann

President and Chief Executive Officer
PTC

James (Jim) Heppelmann is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PTC, responsible for driving the company’s global business strategy and operations. During Mr. Heppelmann’s leadership tenure, PTC has assembled the industry’s leading industrial innovation platform and field-proven solutions and services that enable companies to design, manufacture, operate, and service things for a smart, connected world. He also serves on PTC’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Heppelmann has emerged as a driver and thought leader in industrial innovation. Together with Harvard Professor Michael E. Porter, he has co-authored three highly influential articles regarding the transformational impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on business, including the November 2014 Harvard Business Review cover story ‘How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition,’ and the companion ‘How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Companies,’ published in the October 2015 Harvard Business Review. Their third Harvard Business Review collaboration, published in November 2017, ‘A Manager’s Guide to Augmented Reality,’ is a collection of articles that define why every organization needs an Augmented Realty (AR) strategy.

Mr. Heppelmann was named one of ‘7 IoT Leaders to Watch in 2017’ by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and has previously been recognized as ‘IoT CEO of the Year’ by PostScapes, ‘Technology CEO of the Year’ by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and received the ‘CAD Society Leadership Award’ for his work with the Internet of Things. A dynamic speaker, Mr. Heppelmann has been featured as a keynote presenter at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) events on topics such as ‘How Smart, Connected Products Are Redefining Manufacturing’ and was a featured speaker on ‘the role of digitization in America’s advanced industries’ at the Brookings Institution. He has been published and quoted in numerous global business and trade media, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Mr. Heppelmann is a member of the board of directors at SENSATA, a world leader in automotive and industrial sensors and controls, and was recently elected to the MassTLC (Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council) Board of Trustees. He also serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Minnesota College of Science & Engineering, and has been recognized as one of the ‘Top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM’ by the STEMconnector organization.

Experience
Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2010, Mr. Heppelmann served as PTC’s president and chief operating officer, responsible for managing the operating business units of the company including R&D, marketing, sales, and services. From 2001 to 2009, he served as PTC’s chief technology officer, driving the company’s product vision and strategy, product development, and product marketing and management.

Mr. Heppelmann joined PTC in 1998 when the company acquired Windchill Technology, a Minnesota-based company that he co-founded and served as its chief technology officer. Before co-founding Windchill Technology, Mr. Heppelmann served as chief technology officer at Metaphase Technology.

Education
Mr. Heppelmann attended University of Minnesota, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on computer-aided design.

Michael Porter

Michael Porter

Professor
Harvard Business School

Michael Porter is an economist, researcher, author, advisor, speaker and teacher. Throughout his career at Harvard Business School, he has brought economic theory and strategy concepts to bear on many of the most challenging problems facing corporations, economies and societies, including market competition and company strategy, economic development, political competition, the environment, and health care.
His approach is based on understanding the overall economics and structure of complex systems, in contrast to particular elements or parts. His extensive research is widely recognized in governments, corporations, NGOs, and academic circles around the globe. His research has received numerous awards, and he is the most cited scholar today in economics and business. While Michael Porter is at the core a scholar, his work has achieved remarkable acceptance by practitioners across multiple fields.

Peggy  Gulick

Peggy Gulick

Director of Digital Transformation - Global Manufacturing
AGCO Corporation
Girish Juneja

Girish Juneja

Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer
Dover Corporation
Zia  Yusuf

Zia Yusuf

Managing Director & Senior Partner - TMT Practice
Boston Consulting Group

Zia Yusuf is a Senior Partner in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. He is also the global head for the Internet of Things (IoT) business and the lead for BCG in Silicon Valley. Prior to BCG, he was CEO of Streetline Inc. a leading IoT start-up providing sensor-enabled smart city solutions (Streetline was acquired by the Kapsch Group). Just prior to his role leading Streetline, Mr Yusuf was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners. He spent the last ten years at SAP AG where he was Executive Vice President and a member of SAP’s Executive Leadership Team. At SAP, he led the company’s efforts in key areas, including co-founding SAPMarkets, a B2B marketplace company; founding and leading the SAP global Corporate Strategy Team and its Design Services Team; and, most recently, as head of the Global Ecosystem and Partner Group, where he managed a network of 7,500 partners, award-winning SAP online communities of innovation and the $125 mm SAP Netweaver Fund.

Craig  Melrose

Craig Melrose

Executive Vice President, Digital Transformation Solutions
PTC

Craig Melrose is the Executive Vice President of Digital Transformation Solutions at PTC. In this role, Craig works to build customer-facing, (operationally transformative) solutions that incorporate PTC’s industry-leading CAD, PLM, IoT, and AR technologies. His responsibilities include liaising directly with the customers to develop, scale, and roll out tailored industry 4.0 programs based on their unique operational excellence goals and needs.

Prior to joining PTC, Craig served as a Partner at McKinsey & Company for over 20 years, leading numerous operations and digital transformation initiatives, working directly with customers to understand their challenges, and identifying both tactical and strategic solutions globally and across dozens of industries. Throughout his career, he has helped companies dramatically enhance their factory automation strategies, including Toyota Motor Manufacturing, where for five years prior to joining McKinsey, he led the improvement of the Toyota Production System and Toyota’s operating performance through the introduction of new products across North America.

Craig earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Frank Kulaszewicz

Frank Kulaszewicz

Senior Vice President - Control Products & Solutions
Rockwell Automation

Frank Kulaszewicz is Senior Vice President, Control Products & Solutions at Rockwell Automation. Control Products & Solutions is one of the two business segments in Rockwell Automation. It provides intelligent motor control products, industrial components, automation solutions and services to companies around the world. The segment consists of four business units, Power Control Business (PCB), Industrial Components Business (ICB), Systems and Solutions Business (SSB) and Customer Support and Maintenance (CSM). Mr Kulaszewicz brings deep knowledge of the Connected Enterprise into a broad array of the company, as it engages its technology and domain expertise to produce positive business outcomes. 

He joined Rockwell Automation in 1985. During his tenure, he held several key leadership roles in the Drive Systems, Standard Drives and Control & Visualization businesses. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Architecture & Software. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Moderated by (1)

Joe  Miller

Joe Miller

Frankfurt Correspondent
Financial Times

Joe Miller is the FT's Frankfurt Correspondent, covering the titans of German industry, the Mittelstand and the IT sector. He joined the FT from BBC News, where he was a business correspondent in London, New York, Berlin and New Delhi. He was a George Weidenfeld Fellow at the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich in 2015. He graduated from the University of Leeds with an honours degree in English Literature.

Venue

The Langham
330 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago 60611

United States of America


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Accommodation

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Who Attends?

This event is focused at senior executives from manufacturing and service industries including aerospace and defence, automotive, electronics and hi-tech, life sciences, oil and gas and retail and consumer products, with the following job titles:

  • Chief Manufacturing Officer
  • VP/Director of Global Manufacturing
  • Head of Manufacturing Operations
  • Head of Engineering
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Manufacturing Executive
  • CEO
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CFO
  • COO
  • VP of Operations
  • Chief Service Officer
  • Head of Field Operations
  • Head of Product Management
  • VP Customer Success
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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

In partnership with (1)

PTC unleashes industrial innovation with award-winning, market-proven solutions that enable companies to differentiate their products and services, improve operational excellence, and increase workforce productivity. With PTC, and its partner ecosystem, manufacturers can capitalize on the promise of today’s new technology to drive digital transformation.

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Marketing, Media Partnership and Delegate enquiries
Financial Times
Charlie Hayward
Speaking Opportunities
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Sponsorship Opportunities
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