SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth industrial revolution has begun, and industry and manufacturing executives are seeking guidance on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), big-data analytics, 3D printing, artificial intelligence and other emerging elements.
Hundreds of these professionals will convene this month at the Smart Industry 2016 conference in Chicago. Attendees, exhibitors and presenters include representatives from GE, Emerson, Siemens, Intel and Uptake Technologies, a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that was named Forbes Hottest New Startup in 2015.
In addition to presentations from digital-transformation thought-leaders from across industry and manufacturing, the Smart Industry 2016 conference features a tour of Chicago's futuristic Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, demonstrations of cutting-edge testbeds, and interactive panels in which professionals from businesses just starting their digital transformation will connect with front-runners who are already realizing great benefits.
"From the oil patch to the assembly line, industry is being remade through digital technology, resulting in safer, more efficient, more productive and more agile operations," says Keith Larson, Putman Media's vice president of content. "Our mission is to facilitate knowledge exchange, explore emerging best practices and spur business development among the global community poised to turn this vision of the next industrial revolution into reality."
"Chicago is a natural hub for our annual event, as the most exciting digital-transformation initiatives and the most innovative minds can be found here," adds Tony D'Avino, Smart Industry publisher.
- The conference includes the unveiling of the Smart Industry 50, a collection of global executives spearheading the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
- Chicago is at the epicenter of the digital transformation, as evidenced by the Smart Industry 2016 conference, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute's location on Goose Island, and the roster of hometown experts presenting at this event (Uptake CEO Brad Keywell, Cimphoni CIO Dr. Sania Irwin).
- The C-suite is recognizing the need to get on board with "smart" manufacturing and increasingly dedicating resources and personnel to achieve results. This is among many insights reveled in the 2016 State of Initiative Report, being celebrated at the Smart Industry 2016 conference.
- The digital transformation touches all industry and manufacturing—presentations at the conference focus on a spectrum of topics: cloud and mobility, IT/OT convergence, 3D printing, applying insights gleaned from big data, the role of edge-devices, the difficulties in finding the next generation of IIoT developers.
What: Smart Industry 2016 conference
Where: The Drake Hotel (140 E Walton Pl., Chicago)
When: September 26-28, 2016
Who: Hundreds of thought-leaders, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors focusing on the digital transformation of manufacturing
Social Media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
Attend: Members of the press are welcomed to attend. Register here and use the code P2016
About Smart Industry: Smart Industry is a conference, print publication and online information resource created to accelerate the ongoing digital transformation of manufacturing and related industries, as represented by the convergence of information and operational technologies and industrywide movements such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrie 4.0 and big data analytics. Our mission is to facilitate knowledge exchange, explore emerging best practices and spur business development among the global community poised to turn this vision of the next industrial revolution into reality.
About Putman Media
With decades of experience in B2B, Putman Media delivers unique, relevant and integrated media services and solutions that enable customers to compete in an aggressive environment. It produces several specialty publications and a variety of industry-specific events focused on innovation, thought leadership, and executive networking. For more information, visit www.PutmanMedia.com
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