Friday, February 12:

Advanced Manufacturing: Harnessing Data to Lead the Transformation

In this session, we’ll highlight industry and research developments around data in advancing materials development and the manufacturing processes. Speakers will address Wisconsin’s agenda for manufacturing and industry expectations for manufacturing in the future.

SESSION SPONSORS: Dedicated Computing, IEEE Chicago Section, IEEE Madison Section, IEEE Milwaukee Section, IEEE Rock River Valley Section

SESSION LEAD: Wilkistar Otieno, UWM Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department Chair and Associate Professor

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • Mary Bunzel, UWM, Connected Systems Institute, Executive Director
  • Alexis C. Lewis, NSF, Deputy Division Director, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Directorate for Engineering

ADDITIONAL PRESENTERS:

  • Ilya Avdeev, UWM, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Director of Innovation and Kellner Entrepreneurship Fellow, Lubar Entrepreneurship Center
  • Michael Cook, Rockwell Automation, Director of Global Academic Organization
  • Nicole Otte, Endress+Hauser, Director of Workforce Development
  • Ted Rozier, Festo Didactic, Director of Engineering
  • Jela Trask, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Attraction & Investment Director
Topic Speaker
Welcome College Leaders, UW System President Tommy Thompson
Keynote Talk: Overview of Ind. 4.0, IoT and their implementation in UWM’s CSI. CSI mission and strategies to reach SMEs in SE WI, and bridging the gap between research and practice. Mary Bunzel, UWM, Connected Systems Institute, Executive Director
Research Highlight: Analytics in Defect Prediction

Wilkistar Otieno, UWM Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department Chair and Associate Professor

Collaborator: Dr. Francisco Maturana, Principal Research Engineer, Rockwell Automation

Industry Panel Discussion:

  • Analytics in End-to-End Productivity and Effectiveness of MES Systems
  • Wisconsin’s Manufacturing Agenda and the Status of the WI Supply Chain
  • Preparation of Tomorrow’s Engineering Workforce

Michael Cook, Rockwell Automation, Director of Global Academic Organization

Nicole Otte, Endress+Hauser, Director of Workforce Development

Ted Rozier, Festo Didactic, Director of Engineering

Jela Trask, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Attraction & Investment Director

Research Highlight: Leveraging Digital Twin Technology for Effective Business Decisions

Ilya Avdeev, UWM, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Director of Innovation and Kellner Entrepreneurship Fellow, Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

Romilla Singh, UWM, Associate Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management, Lubar School of Business

Nathaniel Stern, UWM, Professor, Art & Design/Mechanical Engineering and Director of the UWM Student Startup Challenge

Keynote Talk: Harnessing the Data Revolution to Enable Advances in Manufacturing Alexis C. Lewis, NSF, Deputy Division Director, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Directorate for Engineering
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