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September 12 - 13, 2012

Wednesday, Sept. 12th


8:00 am - 9:15 am


Treating energy as a raw material

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Understanding the true cost of energy in all its forms throughout your plant helps manage product prices and plant profits. Industry experts and utility executives will discuss how automation helps measure current industrial energy usage and manage its future use.

Moderator: Bob Vavra, Plant Engineering

Integrating operator knowledge

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Your workforce contains a tremendous amount of information about your processes and products. Experts will look at "downloading" that knowledge to your systems so that it is available to everyone today and in the future. Asset management should include workforce expertise and processes, not just physical assets.

Moderator: Peter Welander, Control Engineering

Lunch Keynote

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Keynote Speaker: Karen Kurek, McGladrey

Stay ahead of the technology curve

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Remember when the I/O module was the biggest technological breakthrough? What's coming next, and how should you prepare now to take advantage of the technology and get ahead of the next wave of innovation.

Moderator: Mark Hoske, Control Engineering

Gaining, training retraining the next generation of workers

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

With a worker shortage looming, America is waking up to the need for skilled workers to manage the technology-based manufacturing platforms. How can manufacturing take the lead on this critical issue? A panel of experts from education, manufacturing and government will discuss the blueprint for creating a grass-roots manufacturing education program.

Moderator: Bob Vavra, Plant Engineering

Thursday, Sept. 13th


8:00 am - 9:15 am


Empowering the mobile worker

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Smartphones, iPads and wireless systems put knowledge in the hands of your line operators. Top mobility experts will examine when and how to make the data available and which systems should be employed to empower a more productive employee in a safer and more profitable plant.

Moderator: Mark Hoske, Control Engineering

Securing your data

11:00 am - 12:45 pm

If your data is available and mobile, it's available for viral attack and corruption. Protecting your data is the same as protecting any other physical asset, and experts will look at the most effective ways to safeguard your data to increase safety and security and lower the risk.

Moderator: Peter Welander, Control Engineering

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Presented by:

CFE Media Control Engineering Plant Engineering Global Plant Engineering

Supported by:

Alliance to Save Energy


Aryan Zandieh
Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.

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