This program will cover:

  • Big data analytics, what’s important? Is it easy to access and understand, flexibility in changing/updating report formats and outputs
  • Using and scaling data to predict maintenance and prevent failures
  • Securing, storing and sharing data for future machine improvements


 7:30 - 8:00 AM | Breakfast Served – Registration and Networking

8:00 - 8:30 AM | Welcome and Introductions
A big part of the conference is the networking and the connections that attendees can make to help advance their businesses. We’ll take some time at the start to go around and have everyone briefly introduce themselves to better facilitate these connections.

8:30 – 9:20 AM | Connecting the Industrial World Adam Livesay,
Chief Revenue Officer, Elevat IOT
ABSTRACT: This presentation not only includes connecting components and machines to the cloud, but also connecting and collaboration between the eco-system. For Industrial IoT to see the most success, it takes full participation and collaboration between the ecosystem partners. Case studies are included highlighting the collaboration between Supplier, Distributor/Integrator, and Customer/OEM, and highlight the application, system, and ROI.

9:20 – 10:10 AM | Increasing Machine Uptime with Device Level Predictive Maintenance Mark Densley,
Director of Business Development, Emerson Automation Solutions
ABSTRACT: Data is captured from various pneumatic components. Then an edge device is used to analyze the data turning it into useful information about the components. The data can be used to predict failure and trigger calls for action before catastrophic failure occurs. The data is then stored and can be used by OEM’s to increase aftermarket replacement sales. Case studies highlighting benefits and ROI will be discussed.

10:10 – 10:30 AM | Break and Networking

10:30 – 11:20 AM | Artificial Intelligence: The Missing Link in the Industrial Internet of Things Johannes Kunze von Bischhoffshausen,
Manager, Digital Transformation and Internet of Things, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
ABSTRACT: Industrial IoT (IIoT) promises increases in efficiency, quality and safety for fluid power systems. In order to achieve this, connecting sensors to fluid power components and visualizing sensor values is not always enough. In fact, one of the biggest challenges in IIoT is turning data into actionable insights. Artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning, can help to solve this challenge. Machine learning gives computers the ability to learn, without being explicitly programmed. It can find hidden patterns in hundreds of sensor values and realize use cases such as predictive maintenance for individual components. The presentation will cover a theoretical introduction into machine learning and its application to realize Cognitive Sealing – Trelleborg’s approach for predictive maintenance for seals.

11:20 – 12:00 PM | Adapting Your Business to the New IoT EnvironmentTom Price,
President, Price Engineering

12:00 – 1:00 PM | Lunch Served – Structured Networking and Discussion
Educational content is most useful when people apply what they have learned in real-world situations. We’ll ask each table to discuss and share the major takeaways they’ve picked up from the day and, if willing, any actions they plan to take as a result.

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