Presenting the Eighteenth Annual ARC Industry Forum
Industry in Transition: The Information Driven Enterprise
February 10-13, 2014 - Orlando, Florida
New information technologies such as Internet of Things, predictive analytics, wireless, additive manufacturing, cloud computing, mobility, and 3D visualization have been getting a lot of attention in the industrial community as each has the potential to disrupt and radically change the way companies do business. Still, most industrial enterprises tend to be conservative and slow to embrace new information technologies.
This go-slow strategy, however, can be far riskier than anticipated. New information technologies may disrupt not only what happens within a plant or facility, but entire business processes throughout the supply chain and across the value network. The business environment is increasingly dynamic and volatile. New business models such as “Industry 4.0”, “Industrial Internet”, “Connected Manufacturing”, and “Collaborative Value Networks” are emerging. In addition to a host of potentially disruptive technologies entering the marketplace, companies must also face rapid changes in government regulations, energy and raw materials availability, markets, and competition. By deploying leading edge information technologies, today’s companies can thrive.
New competitors in new markets, unencumbered by legacy systems, may leapfrog to the latest technologies and, based on the new capabilities provided, serve their markets in completely new ways. Existing competitors may seek to leverage technologies to attract your customers away with better products and services. Customers will soon expect products themselves to be more intelligent (consider the advent of the “connected car” and the “self-driving car”) and accompanied by a portfolio of software and services from manufacturers. Systems need to be adaptable and ready for business change.
Information driven digital enterprises leverage newer technologies to achieve agility and sustain a competitive edge. Information driven companies take a holistic view of the production plant’s position within an extended value network. With this perspective, they apply information technology broadly to improve or replace business processes. Information technology has matured to the point where a host of new possibilities can be considered. The latest set of disruptive technologies only amplifies that trend.
What strategies can industrial enterprises adopt to help position them to take advantage of the latest round of technology changes while prioritizing their investments wisely? Join us at the Eighteenth Annual ARC Industry Forum to learn from your peers how an information-driven strategy can better position you to succeed and determine how you can best approach critical technology decisions.
Who Should Attend
ARC's World Industry Forum is a must-attend event for:
CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
CFOs, VPs, and Directors of Finance
CIOs and CTOs
VPs and Directors of IT
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
VPs, Directors, and Managers of New Projects
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain and Logistics
Directors, Managers and Architects of Automation and Enterprise Integration
Plant Managers and Supervisors
Production Managers and Supervisors
In past Forums, over 50% of the attendees have titles like Chairman, CXO, President, Vice President, Director, or Partner.
Benefits of Attending
Top ten reasons for attending ARC's World Industry Forum:
Learn about new technologies, new practices, and emerging standards
See the latest product releases from leading suppliers
Hear how others are solving some of your most challenging problems
Discuss your issues and ideas with peers, suppliers, and ARC Analysts
Network with colleagues and develop valuable relationships with peer and supplier executives
Expand your knowledge by attending sessions from many exciting programs
Discover new ways to breakdown cultural, organizational, and contractual barriers
Collaborate with peers on shared problems like limited capital, aging workforce, etc.
Impress your boss and colleagues with new fresh ideas to improve performance
Inject your requirements into supplier product roadmaps
Attendee Testimonials from Previous Forums
"I’ve had the opportunity to present at an ARC Forum. This experience allowed me to gain tremendous visibility to my company’s technical needs, and the ARC experience offered, both at the event and after the event, a great opportunity to network with an impressive array of industry experts and solution providers. I highly recommend the ARC Forums. ARC Forums put you in the position to solve your company’s challenges, which in turn, will enhance your personal and business success."
Statistics & Modeling Services Director, Fundamental Problem Solving Director
"ARC's Forum is an excellent place for attendees to explore the critical issues facing our companies. As a speaker on the topic of Brand Protection and Counterfeiting and as a participant, I have benefitted from networking with industry peers. I highly recommend ARC's Forum to product manufacturers and technology users."
Vice President, Global Brand Protection and Supply Chain Integrity
"ARC’s Forum provides a great opportunity to network, along with interesting presentations about top notch topics."
Vice President, Automation & Electrical Engineering
"It’s my first time to attend ARC’s Orlando Forum and I would have to say — to say the least actually — it has exceeded my expectations."
General Supervisor, Process Control Division
Agenda by Industry
Following is the preliminary schedule for the Forum by industry focus. Times and sessions are subject to change.
Process includes Chemical, Mining, Metals, Cement, Glass, Paper, and Water & Waste.
Monday, February 10
Tuesday, February 11
Wednesday, February 12
Thursday, February 13
Keynote and featured speakers include the following. Click on the speaker name to view a brief bio.
|Sandy Taylor||Sr. Group Vice President, Process Automation||ABB|
|Stefan Malmsten||Industrial IT Manager||AkzoNobel|
|Dave Stuart||Manager Automation & Controls||Alliance Pipeline|
|Jeffrey Smith||Manager, Controls Engineering Technology||American Axle & Manufacturing|
|Donovan Waller||Head, Automation and Remote Monitoring||Anglo American|
|Sid Snitkin||VP & GM Enterprise Advisory Services||ARC|
|Dan Miller||Sr. Director, Industry Solutions||AT&T|
|Chris Witte||Sr. Vice President, Freeport Site Manager||BASF|
|Bill Wray||Engineering Consultant||Bayer MaterialScience|
|Sid Venkatesh||Associate Technical Fellow||Boeing|
|David Odendahl||Associate Technical Fellow||Boeing|
|Tom Braydich||Director, Electrical and Maintenance Systems Engineering||Campbell Soup|
|Andrew Dutton||Staff Process Control Technologist||Cenovus Energy|
|Biju George||Director||Cincinnati Water Works|
|Paul Donnellan||Associate Partner||Clareo|
|Kirk Goins||COO NAFTA Region||Comau Body Welding|
|Eric Cosman||Engineering Solutions IT Consultant||Dow Chemical|
|Yahya Nazer||M&E Consultant, Process Automation||Dow Chemical|
|Gonzalo Merchan||Director, Global Energy Sector||EMC|
|Peter Zornio||Chief Strategic Officer||Emerson Process Management|
|Don Bartusiak||Chief Engineer, Process Control||ExxonMobil Chemical|
|Sandy Vasser||Facilities Electrical and Instrumentation Manager||ExxonMobil Development|
|Anand Vennavelli||Associate Research Engineer||Fractionation Research|
|Jeff Moore||Sr. Electrical Engineer ||Gallus BioPharmaceuticals|
|Jim Wetzel||Technical Director||General Mills|
|Mike Douglas||Global Safety Manager||General Motors|
|Jorge Arinez||GM R&D||General Motors|
|Rachel Phillips||Production Engineer||Goodrich Petroleum |
|Mary Bunzel||Worldwide Industry Leader for Manufacturing||IBM|
|David Eager||Director, Strategic Relations||IFS|
|Marc Van den Bossche||Assistant Asset Team Leader Process||Independent Belgian Refinery |
|Kevin Price||Product Director, Infor EAM||Infor|
|Patrick Holcomb||Exec. Vice President, Business Development||Intergraph|
|Mike Caliel||President & CEO, Software & Industrial Automation||Invensys|
|Mirela Matache||IT Director, Maintenance & Quality Systems ||Lafarge|
|Mark Fabro||President & Chief Security Scientist||Lofty Perch|
|Aaron Beasecker||Vice President, Information Technology||Lopez Foods|
|Don Geers||Sr. Process Controls Engineer||Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals|
|Stephen Goldberg||Director, Information Technologies||Matrix Technologies|
|Brooke Robertson||Project Manager, US DCS Modernization Projects ||Momentive Specialty Chemicals |
|Bryan Griffen||Manager, Electrical & Automation Engineering||Nestlé|
|Jeff Shiepe||Project Engineer||Nestlé|
|Keith Stouffer||Proram Manager||NIST|
|John Tottenham||Conputer Integrated Engineering Manager||North West Redwater Partnership|
|Tom Massey||Maintenance Manager||Nucor Steel|
|George Pilcher||Head, Automation & Process Control Competence Center ||Omya International|
|Thomas Burke||President & Executive Director||OPC Foundation|
|Coy Wright||Vice President, Information Technology||Pacific Drilling|
|James Lagrant||General Manager||Palmer Foundry|
|Dan Amundson||Technical Section Head||Procter & Gamble|
|Harish Tamboli||Asst. Vice President, Reliability Improvement||Reliance Industries|
|Mike Assante||Director, ICS & SCADA||SANS Institute|
|Tom Moroney||Manager, Deepwater Technology Deployment & Geoscience Expertise||Shell Exploration & Production|
|Raj Batra||President, Industry Automation USA||Siemens|
|Christine Healy||Vice President||Statoil Exploration|
|Dave Garrett||Sr. Process Automation Leader||Styron|
|Dale Mudt||Manager Process Automation||Suncor Energy|
|Patrick Gallagher (Invited)||Acting Deputy Secretary of Department of Commerce||U.S. Department of Commerce|
|Anthony Wash||Special Agent ||U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)|
|Jeff Gray||Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team||U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)|
|John Coleman||Head, IS Service Delivery||UK Power Networks|
|Mark Conde||Senior Technical Engineer||Universal Parks and Resorts|
|Larry Hoing||Sr. Manager, Asset Health ||Wells Enterprises|
New industry solutions are on display at the Innovations Showcase. The Showcase provides an excellent opportunity for executives to assess the potential for emerging applications in production management, interoperability, virtual manufacturing, process improvement, asset management, operations management, supply chain synchronization, and more. Exhibits have application scenarios for attendees to see how emerging technologies are applied to help solve issues across all industries.
The Showcase is open during the Monday Evening Reception and during breakfasts, breaks, and lunches. It is held adjacent to the forum where refreshments are served.
The Forum is held at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
To make hotel reservations, please visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ARC2014, a dedicated booking website for the ARC Forum where you can make, modify, or cancel your reservations, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities, or other services offered by the hotel. Alternatively you can call 888-789-3090 and refer to ‘ARC Advisory Group 2014’. ARC has secured a room rate of $190 per night, depending on availability, if rooms are booked by January 25, 2014.
The Renaissance is just a short shuttle or taxi ride from the most popular Orlando attractions and within easy access of Orlando airports. For transportation options and directions, visit the hotel's transportation page (Mears Transportation Group is the preferred company for all transportation needs). Hotel amenities include complimentary 24 hour fitness center use; transportation to SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, and Universal Studios Orlando based on shuttle schedule; and public area wireless Internet.
Please contact Orlando's Visitor Information Center at 407-363-5874, www.visitorlando.com, for information regarding current events in Orlando. For discounted attractions in Orlando, please visit the Orlando Convention Aid website. Their on-line travel guide offers discounts to restaurants, golf, attractions, nightlife, shopping, and more, including making dinner reservations for you.
The Forum fee is $1,995 if registered by December 31, 2013. After that date the fee is $2,195. The fee includes breakfast and lunch each day; receptions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings; and all program materials. Group rates are available. Please call 781-471-1175 or contact us for more information.
For those attending the OMAC sessions only (OMAC Machine Control Workgroup and OMAC Packaging Workgroup on Thursday morning), the fee is $250. Please contact Paula King to register, email@example.com or 781-471-1110.
Cancellations and Substitutions
Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to three weeks prior to the Forum date. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. All cancellations must be received in writing.
Please use one of the following methods to register for the Forum:
For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page.
For information on opportunities for sponsoring the forum, please contact your client manager or contact us.
The following companies have attended recent ARC forums:
21st Century Manufacturing Solutions
3e Technologies International
Advantage Business Media
AMEC Natural Resources
American Axle & Manufacturing
Archer Daniels Midland
As One Technologies
B&R Industrial Automation
Bristol Myers Squibb
British American Tobacco
Brown & Caldwell
CH Robinson Worldwide
Chemical Engineering Magazine
Chemical Processing Magazine
China Yangzte Power
Church & Dwight
City of Des Moines
City of Orlando
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Complete Manufacturing Automation
Connacher Oil and Gas
Control Engineering Magazine
DC Water and Sewer Authority
Del Monte Foods
Descartes Systems Group
Dominion Virginia Power
Emerson Process Management
Food Engineering Magazine
GE Intelligent Platforms
Georgia Institute of Technology
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
HART Communication Foundation
Hart Energy Publishing
Hirschmann Automation & Control
Honeywell Process Solutions
Idaho National Laboratory
Invensys Operations Management
Johnson & Johnson
Joy Mining Machinery
M.G. Bryan Equipment
MGM Resorts International
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mohawk Fine Papers
Momentive Specialty Chemicals
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oniqua MRO Analytics
Orlando Utilities Commission
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Packaging World PAS
Paper Converting Machine Company
PI North America
Plant Engineering Magazine
Plant Services Magazine
Procter & Gamble
Profibus & Profinet International
Real Time Automation
Red Arrow Logistics
Revere Control Systems
Richie Media Productions
Sasol North America
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Selas Fluid Processing
Shaw Power Group
Shell Exploration & Production
Shell Global Solutions
Siemens Westinghouse Power
SKF Reliability Systems
Tata Consultancy Services
Telecommunications Industry Assoc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Total PAR Refinery
Toyota Motor Manufacturing
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Vallourec & Mannesmann do Brasil
Wunderlich Malec Engineering