Hear leading experts and analysts discuss the state of manufacturing today—and a path to the future

Today's manufacturers are operating in a world of uncertainty

Successful manufacturers are combating market volatility by focusing on productivity gains via new technology. The Internet of Things (IoT) and predictive analytics are likely to determine who wins and who loses in this age of uncertainty.

Join this virtual event to hear from leading experts and analysts about technologies manufacturers need to adopt to stay competitive:

  • Industry analyst, Ray Wang will outline the macroeconomics trends affecting the industry and lay a path forward
  • Experts from Hitachi Solutions will discuss the promise of IoT and the cloud for discovering new opportunities and achieving operational efficiencies
  • Microsoft’s IoT lead will share upcoming trends to watch

Check the complete agenda below for a list of all sessions and descriptions, and save your spot for this event by registering below.


Opening Keynote: The Digital Age and its Impact on Manufacturing
Speaker: Ray Wang, Principal Analyst and Founder, Constellation Research

Learn how the digital age is impacting the manufacturing industry; what challenges and opportunities the new digital world offers manufacturers; why it’s necessary for manufacturers to stay ahead of the competition, and how innovation helps this objective.

Changing the Game: How IoT and Predictive Analytics Help Manufacturers Drive New Business Models and Uncover New Opportunities
Speaker: David Bishop, Senior VP, Hitachi Solutions

Learn what IoT and predictive analytics are, and why this technology is important for manufacturers to learn and understand, along with a discussion of its advantages (business efficiency, streamlined processes, etc.).

Leveraging the Power of the Cloud for Operational Efficiency
Speaker: Martin Boggess, Industry VP, Hitachi Solutions

Learn how Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides the business management base for the manufacturer of the future, and how it supports IoT and predictive analytics solutions.

Closing Keynote
Speaker: Rahul Garg, US IoT Lead, Microsoft Corporation

Learn about forward-looking trends in manufacturing.

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Ray Wang

Principal Analyst and Founder
Constellation Research, Inc.

David Bishop

Senior Vice President
Hitachi Solutions America

Martin Boggess

Industry Vice President
Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Hitachi Solutions America

Rahul Garg

US IoT Lead
Microsoft Corporation

Moderated by, Wendy Bauer

Industry General Manager
Microsoft Corporation