February 6-9, 2017 - Orlando, Florida
The Digital Enterprise
Industrial companies are revisiting their own business processes and technology approaches as competitors and partners start to employ 'digitalized' business processes and exploit the increasing convergence between operational technology (OT), engineering technology (ET) and information technology (IT) on the plant floor. Trusted technology vendors are moving from Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts to real IIoT products, solutions, and services. Companies are creating and implementing open source alternatives to traditional technology solutions. Governments around the world are supporting manufacturing growth initiatives. Emerging business models allow manufacturers to rethink, or even outsource, asset management. Intelligent connected products, along with network communications, software, and analytics now enable manufacturers to improve uptime and optimize operating performance. Other hot topics such as cognitive computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence power much of this transformation. The Digital Enterprise benefits from smarter products, new service and operating models, new production techniques, and new approaches to design and sourcing.
How will disruptive technologies change existing products and plants? How will open source solutions impact traditional software and automation domains? Is cybersecurity a threat to digitalization, and, if so, how can the risk be mitigated? How 'smart' are smart machines, and what benefit will these bring? How do Big Data and predictive and prescriptive analytics enable operational change? How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services? What software capabilities are needed to achieve transformational change? Which industries are already changing? What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking?
Join us at the 21st annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida to learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realized and the benefits that this can bring. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.
Featured Keynote Speakers
The following executives will give the Forum's Keynote Presentations.
Director, Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Marty is the Director of ICS-CERT, an operational division of NCCIC (National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center) and the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. ICS-CERT works to reduce industrial control system risks within and across all critical infrastructure sectors by coordinating efforts among federal, state, local, and tribal governments, as well as industrial control systems owners, operators, and vendors. ICS-CERT responds to and analyzes control systems related incidents, conducts vulnerability and malware analysis, and shares and coordinates vulnerability information and threat analysis through products and alerts. Marty has over 25 years of experience and brings a strong industrial control system industry focus to DHS.
See information on ARC's Cybersecurity Program at the Forum.
Chief Engineer, Process Control
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
Don is responsible for setting technology strategy for instrumentation, process analytics, control systems, and applications for ExxonMobil, including interactions with other ExxonMobil companies regarding process control. He assists line management with career development of about 900 process control staff globally. He has 29 years of experience in ExxonMobil as an individual contributor (real-time artificial intelligence, regulatory control, real-time optimization, and non-linear model predictive control) and in management positions. He has authored 4 patents and 9 articles.
See information on ARC's Open Automation Program at the Forum.
Partial List of Executive Speakers
The following executives will also be among those presenting at the Forum. For more information, please visit our speaker section on cvent.
VP, Innovation and Operations Excellence
Technical Director, Software Electronics Mechanical Systems Lab
Tritium Process Control Lead Engineer
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
R&D Program Manager
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
Chief Strategy Officer
Southeast Regional Engineering Manager
Global Technology Leader
Shell Global Solutions
Global Automation & Process Control Leader
Global Director, Manufacturing & Engineering
Principal Process Automation Engineer
Sr. Director, Supply Chain Transformation and Analytics
Johnson & Johnson
Senior Information Technology Policy Advisor
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Global Process Automation Technology Leader
Control Systems/Electrical Department Manager
Technology Development Manager, Emerging Technology Office
Director of IT
Process Optimization Manager
Archer Daniels Midland
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
Highlights from Last Year
Following is the preliminary schedule for the Forum by industry focus. Time and sessions are subject to change. For session descriptions, view our agenda on cvent (click on session name for description).
Process includes Chemical, Mining, Metals, Cement, Glass, Paper, and Water & Waste.
Monday, February 6 - Forum Opening Day Workshop Sessions
Tuesday, February 7
Wednesday, February 8
Thursday, February 9
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 reservations, please visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ARCforum, a dedicated booking site for ARC's Forum. The ARC Forum 2017 group room rate is $199 based on availability.
Note: Please make your hotel reservations by contacting the Renaissance directly. Beware of any offers from third parties selling room reservations, pretending to be calling on behalf of ARC or the hotel.
The Renaissance is just a short shuttle or taxi ride from the most popular Orlando attractions and within easy access of Orlando airports. 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.
The Renaissance is currently is sold out, please reach out to these other hotels nearby to make your reservation as soon as possible:
SpringHill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Marriott Village
Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld
Other properties near Forum Hotel
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.
The Forum fee is $2,995. 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 781-471-1110 or contact us for more information.
Please use one of the following methods to register for the Forum:
- Register On-line via Cvent
- Fax or email Forum Brochure and Registration Form to 781-394-0094 or email@example.com.
- Call 781-471-1110 or contact us.
Cancellations and Substitutions
Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to two weeks prior to the Forum date, minus $150 administrative fee. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. All cancellations must be received in writing.
The following companies have attended recent ARC forums:
AMEC Natural Resources
Archer Daniels Midland
China Yangzte Power
Church & Dwight
Connacher Oil and Gas
Descartes Systems Group
Dominion Virginia Power
Flint Hills Resources
Greater Cincinnati Water Works
Hirschmann Automation & Contro
Independen Belgian Refinery
Innominate Security Technologies
Joy Mining Machinery
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies
Momentive Specialty Chemicals
North West Redwater Partnership
Pacific Northwest National Lab
Paper Converting Machine
Profibus & Profinet International
Public Service Co. of New Mexico
Red Arrow Logistics
Shaw Power Group
Shell Exploration & Production
Skkynet Cloud Systems
Telecom Industry Assoc.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing
U.S. Department of Energy
Universal Parks & Resorts
Vallourec & Mannesmann do Brasil
VIA Information Tools
Walt Disney World
Wurldtech Security Technologies
Yanbu National Petrochemical