CAR Management Briefing Seminars

The Smart Factory

Monday, July 30, 1:00 – 2:30 PM


Advancements in today’s integrated manufacturing systems, enabled by de-centralized computing, artificial intelligence and the internet, are transforming traditional production systems.  While achieving new levels of performance, new challenges arise with smart manufacturing, including: technology integration, justifying investment, advanced work-skill requirements, and cybersecurity.


Jason Dietrich
Senior Vice President, Operations and Sales, Manufacturing Solutions Group, PTC
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Tim Geiger
Principle Architect for Manufacturing, Ford Motor Co.

Mike Ger
General Manager, Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive Solutions, Hortonworks Inc.
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Robert Kamischke
Vice President Business Unit Smart Production, KUKA Systems GmbH

Dan Totten
Consulting Architect for Big Data & Analytics, Ford Motor Co.



Kevin Kerrigan
Senior Vice President, Automotive Office, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

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