Noted Author and Business Thinker Tom Davenport to Keynote Manufacturing Leadership Summit

Unlocking the value of business intelligence to drive corporate performance will be the subject of his speech at The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL

Mar 14, 2011, 12:14 ET from Manufacturing Enterprise Communications

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Business intelligence can have a direct and long-term impact on improving corporate performance and is key to competing in today's competitive global marketplace. Tom Davenport, an expert in the field and author of Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results, will share his insights into the processes, skills, and organizational cultures behind the greatest successes in fact-based decision-making at the 7th annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, May 9-11.

The Summit's theme this year is: "No Limits. The Value-Added Revolution in Manufacturing."

"To compete successfully in today's increasingly fast paced and complex business environment, manufacturers must be able to make decisions based on reliable, real-time information," said David R. Brousell, Editor-in-Chief of Managing Automation and the host of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit. "The challenge boils down to a combination of enlightened leadership, the right business processes, and supporting technology necessary to create an intelligence-driven culture. Tom Davenport will help Summit attendees understand this essential combination."

Davenport will share his recent research on organizations that compete on the basis of their analytical prowess and will provide guidelines for adopting similar approaches.

About Tom Davenport

Davenport is President's Distinguished Professor in Management and Information Technology at Babson College and Senior Advisor to Deloitte.  He is the author or editor of thirteen books, and has written hundreds of articles for Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Financial Times, Information Week, CIO and others. More  http://www.tomdavenport.com/.

About the Manufacturing Leadership Summit

The seventh annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit convenes May 9-11 at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Fl. Organized and presented by Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, the invitation-only Manufacturing Leadership Summit is one of the premier events of the manufacturing industry.

The theme of this three-day event for senior-level executives is "No Limits: The Value-Added Revolution."  Today, manufacturing is not just about designing, manufacturing, and shipping a product. Increasingly, successful manufacturers are finding new ways to serve customers--from product line extensions to shared risk/reward engagements--and offering services that can drive greater value.  The Summit this year is devoted to exploring and expanding upon this important idea.

Roundtable discussions, panel conferences, and one-on-one networking sessions will take place throughout the Summit, set against the backdrop of the spectacular 140-acre beachfront property of The Breakers.  Attendees will also have time to interact with industry leaders at the VIP Golf Tournament, the Summit BBQ Party and during the Post Gala Reception.

The Manufacturing Leadership Summit will culminate with the 2011 PM100 Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, where Manufacturing Enterprise Communications honors 100 groundbreaking companies from around the world that have transformed themselves through the use of information technology.

Other keynote and featured speakers include: Willem Appelo, President, Global Business & Services Group, Xerox, Terry Bradshaw, Co-Host and Analyst Fox NFL Sunday and NFL Legend, John M. Gercak, VP, IT, Eaton Corp.; Kevin Surace, CEO, Serious Materials; Douglas J. Dinon, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Leader, GE Global Research Center; and David M. Rudzinsky, SVP, Information Services & CIO, Hologic, Inc., and Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers.

To see the complete agenda visit www.manufacturingleadershipsummit.com

Among the sponsors of the 2011 Manufacturing Leadership Summit are: Apriso, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Invensys Operation Management, ILS Technology, IQMS, Microsoft Dynamics, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Oracle, OSIsoft, QlikView, Plex Systems, Rockwell Automation, Deloitte, Cognizant, IBM, Pros Pricing, The Everest Group, Telenav and Research in Motion.

Register before April 1st and save $400 off the standard rate of $1,995.

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