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Title: The Smart Manufacturing Revolution

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour


The Smart Manufacturing Revolution

If you have been hearing about Smart Manufacturing and want to learn more about it, this presentation is for you. Manufacturers have been slow to move on Smart Manufacturing, but 2020 changed all that. Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing initiatives are on the rise because many manufacturers now understand that it is not just about improving performance, it is about improving the agility to pivot production to meet the fast-changing demands of the market. As this revolution permeates the manufacturing landscape, manufacturers left behind will lose their competitive edge and opportunities to participate in the new highly connected digital manufacturing ecosystems.


  • Understand why manufacturers are implementing Smart Manufacturing, the benefits they are realizing, and the competitive consequences of falling behind
  • Learn about the Smart Factory through examples of how others have initiated their Smart Manufacturing transformation
  • See firsthand how data and AI are changing processes, expectations for the workforce, and leading a cultural shift in the Smart Factory
Conrad Leiva
Conrad Leiva
Director of Ecosystem and Workforce Development
CESMII - The Smart Manufacturing Institute

Conrad is accelerating manufacturing innovation and Smart Manufacturing adoption through a knowledge-building ecosystem of regional centers, technology partners, and academic institutions. A recognized industry authority, he engages manufacturing business leaders, solution providers, educators and practitioners across all dimensions of industry to develop and share knowledge on both How and Why to leverage information technology in manufacturing. Conrad has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing systems development and implementation and holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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