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Presenting the Nineteenth Annual ARC Industry Forum

Industry in Transition: The Information Driven Enterprise in a Connected World

February 9-12, 2015 - Orlando, Florida

New information technologies such as Internet of Things, predictive analytics, wireless, additive manufacturing, cloud computing, mobility, and 3D visualization are beginning to disrupt and radically change the way industrial enterprises do business.  Departing from the characteristic industry conservatism, leading companies now recognize that they must embrace new information and automation technologies to maintain a competitive edge. 

Information Driven ManufacturingThe business environment is increasingly dynamic and volatile.  New business models such as “Industry 4.0”, “Industrial Internet”, “Connected Manufacturing”, and “Connected Asset Value Networks” are emerging.  In addition to a host of potentially disruptive technologies entering the marketplace, companies also face rapid changes in government regulations, energy and raw materials availability, markets, and competition.  By deploying leading edge technologies, today’s companies can thrive. 

Information and automation technologies will play a greater role in the production process than in the past.  The target is to increase productivity, flexibility, and responsiveness by automating all industrial processes that don’t require human intervention and empowering humans with the timely, in-context information they need to improve performance on the plant or factory floor and manage the business. 

Process plants with continuous or hybrid manufacturing processes will leverage connected assets, together with third-party services, to improve uptime and asset performance.   Discrete manufacturers will be able to produce customized products quickly, cost-effectively, and in small quantities.  Soon, smart, cyber-physical components incorporating embedded systems will be able to actively tell machines what procedures to execute next.  Background processes will trigger actions to ensure that individual component parts are re-ordered in time and any potential deviations are addressed and communicated to managers, executives, or customers as appropriate.

Leading industrial enterprises will take advantage of enhanced product connectivity to offer new value-added services to customers, and even change business models from ‘selling and supporting products’ to supplying the value delivered by products as a service to users. 

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 Nineteenth 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 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 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."

Lloyd Colegrove
Statistics & Modeling Services Director, Fundamental Problem Solving Director

Dow Chemical

"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."

Ron Guido
Vice President, Global Brand Protection and Supply Chain Integrity (Retired)

Johnson & Johnson

"ARC’s Forum provides a great opportunity to network, along with interesting presentations about top notch topics."

Andreas Wernsdörfer
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."

Ashraf Ghazzawi
General Supervisor, Process Control Division

Saudi Aramco

 

 

 

Agenda by Industry

Following is the 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 9

9 AM - 1 PM  Oil & Gas Process Power CPG/Food Life Sciences Auto/Aero
Cyber Security Workshop I: Cyber Security Framework 2.0

 

1 - 4 PM
Cyber Security Workshop II: For IT, Automation, and Engineering Managers    
The Future Workforce Leaders: In Their Own Words
​The Roadmap to Sustainable Reliability
​Industrial Internet of Things Workshop Hosted by Industrial Internet Consortium and other Associations ​​
12-6 PM:  Supplier Press Conferences
6-9 PM:  ARC Welcome Reception

Tuesday, February 10

7 - 8:30 AM:  Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 10 AM:  Industry in Transition: Keynote Presentations
10:30 AM – 12 PM:  Industry in Transition: Executive Panel
12 - 2 PM:  Lunch
2 - 3:30 PM  Oil & Gas Process Power CPG/Food Life Sciences Auto/Aero
The Automation Challenge Continues  
Managing Industrial Cyber Security Risks          
Winning the Battle for Uptime:  Creating and Sustaining a Proactive Culture in Maintenance      
Industrial Internet of Things: The New Frontier    
Bringing Predictive Analytics to Industrial Internet of Things Applications
4 - 5:30 PM
Integrated Control and Electrification  
Use Enterprise Recipe Management to Quicken Production and Reduce Costs      
ALIM and Data Governance Foundation for Projects with Industrial Internet of Things    
Building a Secure-by-Design Industrial Internet of Things
Design and Engineering of Industrial Internet of Things Products
6 PM:  Evening Reception

Wednesday, February 11

7 - 8:30 AM:  Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 10 AM:  Industry in Transition: Keynote and Executive Panel
10:30 AM - 12 PM  Oil & Gas Process Power CPG/Food Life Sciences Auto/Aero
Modern Process Automation Systems Offer More than Just Process Control    
​Human Factors, Virtual Reality, Operator Training Simulators, and Field Training Simulators
Closed Loop Plant Design to Validation with Industrial Internet of Things
Complex Event Processing in an Industrial Internet of Things World  
Network Best Practices for Connected Assets  
12 – 2 PM: Lunch
2 - 3:30 PM  Oil & Gas Process Power CPG/Food Life Sciences Auto/Aero
The Importance of Technology and Partner Selection for Greenfield and Brownfield Projects      
Workforce Improvement through Targeted Training  
Connected Asset Performance Managment:  Where Industrial Internet of Things Gets Real  
Connecting Far-Flung Sites and Devices    
Industrial Internet of Things Solutions for Discrete Manufacturing
4 - 5:30 PM
Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence: Business Results from Intelligence and Industrial Internet of Things  
Maximizing Benefits through Control and Information Convergence
Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics with Industrial Internet of Things    
Internet of Things in the Supply Chain  
Machines as a Service Enabler  
6 PM:  Evening Reception

Thursday, February 12

7 - 8:30 AM:  Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 10 AM  Oil & Gas Process Power CPG/Food Life Sciences Auto/Aero
Best Practices for Developing Organizations to Secure and Manage Automation
Leveraging Smart Field Systems to Create Value in Process Industries
 
Industrial Internet of Things Solutions for the Process Industries
Enabling the Information Driven Enterprise - Hosted by PROFINET International (Part 1)
     
OMAC Machine Tool Working Group Update      
10:30 AM - 12 PM
Integrated Control and Safety Systems Offer More than Just Safety      
Lessons Learned in the Certified System Integrator/End User Customer Relationship
       
There Is an Industrial App for That
Enabling the Information Driven Enterprise - Hosted by PROFINET International (Part 2)
​OMAC Packaging Working Group Update
12 PM:  Forum Ends with Boxed Lunches

 

Innovations Showcase

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.

 

 

 

Location

The Forum is held at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, Florida  32821
renaissanceseaworldorlando.com

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.

Orlando Visiting Information
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 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.

 

To Register

Forum Fee

The Forum fee is $2,195 if registered by December 31, 2014.  After that date, the fee is $2,495.  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. 

Registration Methods

Please use one of the following methods to register for the Forum:

Call 781-471-1175 or contact us.

Register On-line  To register for the Forum on-line you must be signed in on our Website.  If you have not previously registered on our Website, please register here.

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.

 

 

Speaking Opportunities

For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on opportunities for sponsoring the forum, please contact your client manager or contact us.

 

Previous Attendees

The following companies have attended recent ARC forums:

3M
ABB
Accenture
Aera Energy
Aerotech
aeSolutions
Agilent Technologies
Air Liquide
Air Products & Chemicals
Akzo Nobel
Alcoa
Alliance Pipeline
AMEC Natural Resources
American Axle & Manufacturing
Anglo American
Applied Materials
Applied Technologies
Apprion
Aquarius Software
Aramco Services
ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Arch Coal
Archer Daniels Midland
Areva
Arthrex Manufacturing
Asahi Electronics
Ashland Water Technologies
Aspen Technology
AT&T
Automation Federation
AVEVA
Axeda
Axiall
Azbil
B&R Industrial Automation
Baker Hughes
Barilla
BASF
Bayer CropScience
Bechtel
Beckhoff Automation
Bentley Systems
BHP Billiton
Blackrock
Boeing
Boise Cascade
BorgWarner
Bosch Rexroth
BP
Brady
Braskem
Bristol Myers Squibb
British American Tobacco
C-Labs
Cardinal Ethanol
Cal-Amp
Cambell Soup
Cargill
Celanese Chemicals
Cenovus Energy
CF Industries
CH Robinson Worldwide
Chemtech Engenharia
Chevron
China Yangzte Power
Church & Dwight
Cisco Systems
City of Des Moines
City of Lakeland
City of Orlando
Coca-Cola
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Comau
Connacher Oil and Gas
ConocoPhillips
Consumers Energy
Continental Mills
Cooper Industries
Corning
CSIA
Cummins
Dakota Gasification
Danaher
Dassault Systèmes
DC Water and Sewer Authority
Del Monte Foods
Dell
Descartes Systems Group
Dolphin Energy
Dominion Virginia Power
Dow Chemical
Dow Kokam
DTE Energy
Duke Energy
DuPont
Dust Networks
Eaton
Electro-Matic Products
Elkay Manufacturing
Elipse Software
EMC
Emerson Process Management
Endress+Hauser
EnerNOC
EQUATE Petrochemical
Ergon Refining
Evonik Degussa
ExxonMobil
FDT Group
Festo
Fiatech
Fieldbus Foundation
Flint Hills Resources
Flowserve
Ford Motor
Fractionation Research
Freeport McMoran
Gallus Pharmaceuticals
GE Aviation
GE Intelligent Platforms
GE Energy
General Dynamics
General Mills
General Motors
Genpact
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia-Pacific
GlaxoSmithKline
Goodrich Petroleum
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Goss International
Greater Cincinnati Water Works
HART Communication Foundation
Hatch
HCL Technologies
HIMA Americas
Hirschmann Automation & Control
Honda
Honeywell Process Solutions
HubHead
Husky Energy
IBM
ICONICS
Idaho National Laboratory
IFS
ILS Technology
Independen Belgian Refinery
Inductive Automation
Industrial Defender
Industrial Evolution
Infor
Infosys
Innominate Security Technologies
InSinkErator
Intel
Intergraph
International Paper
Invistics
ISA
Iscar Metals
JDA Software
JGC
JHP Pharmaceuticals
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson
Joltech
Joy Mining Machinery
KapStone
Kepware Technologies
Keystone Foods
Kollmorgen
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies
Kraft Foods
KUKA
L&T Infotech
Lafarge
Lakeland Companies
Lakeland Electric
LifeCare Services
Lockheed Martin
Lopez Foods
Lowe's
LyondellBasell
M+W Automation
M.G. Bryan Equipment
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Manufacturing Connection
Marathon Electric
Mark Andy
Maverick Technologies
MaxGrip
Mentor Graphics
Meridium
MESA
Met-Mex Penoles
Metso
Mettler Toledo
MGM Resorts International
Microsoft
MillerCoors
MIMOSA
Minnesota Power
Mitsubishi Electric
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 
Mohawk Fine Papers
Momentive Specialty Chemicals
Monster Cable
Morgan Stanley
Mori Seiki
Motiva Enterprises
Motorola
Mynah Technologies
Nalco Champiion
NAMUR
NEMA
Nestec
Nestlé
Nexen
NIST
North West Redwater Partnership
Northwest Analytics
NOVA Chemicals
NovaTech
Nucor Steel
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ODVA
Okuma America
OLDI
OMAC
Omron
Oniqua MRO Analytics
OPC Foundation
Opentext
Opto 22
Oracle
Orlando Utilities Commission
OSIsoft
Owens Corning
Pacific Gas & Electric
Pacific Northwest National Lab
Palmer Foundry
Panasonic
Panduit
Paper Converting Machine
Parker Hannifin
Patti Engineering
PCN Technology
Pepperl+Fuchs
PepsiCo
Petro Rabigh
Petrobras
Pfizer
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Phoenix Contact
PLCopen
PMMI
POSC Caesar
Pro Mach
Procter & Gamble
Profibus & Profinet International
Prosoft
ProSys
PTC
Public Service Co. of New Mexico
Quiet Logistics
Rackspace Hosting
Red Arrow Logistics
Reichhold
Reliabilityweb.com
Reliance Industries
Rich Products
Richie Media Productions
Robotic Parking Systems
Rockwell Automation
Rolls-Royce
Rolta
Rotork
Ryder System
Sabic
Sabisu
SAIC
Sans Institute
SAP
Sasol North America
Sasol Synfuels
Sasol Technology
Saudi Aramco
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Schlumberger
Schneider Electric
Schnitzer Steel
Sekuworks
Selas Fluid Processing
Shaw Power Group
Shell Exploration & Production
Shell Global Solutions
Siemens Energy
Siemens Industry
Siemens Westinghouse Power
SKF Reliability Systems
Skkynet Cloud Systems
Smurfit-Stone Container
Sony Electronics
Southern Company
Statoil
Stone Technologies
STX OSV
Styron
Suncor Energy
Sustainable Plant
Tata Consultancy Services
Telecom Industry Assoc.
Telenav
Tetra Pak
Thermo Fisher Scientific
TOTAL
Toyota Motor Manufacturing
Trend Micro
Trimble
Unilever
U.S. Corrugated
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Universal Parks & Resorts
Vale
Valero Energy
Vallourec & Mannesmann do Brasil
Vecco
Ventyx, an ABB Co.
Walmart
Walt Disney World
Waters Corporation
Wells Enterprises
Whirlpool
Wipro Technologies
Woodward Governor
Worley Parsons
Wurldtech Security Technologies
Wunderlich Malec Engineering
Xerox
Xstrata
Yanbu National Petrochemical
Yaskawa
Yokogawa
YPF
 
 
 
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