Accelerate.virtual: GrayMatter Online Leadership Summit

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We’re going digital!

GrayMatter creates virtual solutions for industrial systems, so we’re bringing that same energy to Accelerate.virtual, our online leadership conference.

A virtual, peer-to-peer format allows Accelerate to have a global reach.

Keynote speakers will discuss COVID-19’s impact on consumer sentiment and supply chains; keys to corporate governance planning; best practices in OT cybersecurity; enterprise-level edge computing solutions; overcoming obstacles to digital transformation, and more.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

JOHN DICK

CEO, CIVICSCIENCE


CHRIS SIMPSON

DIRECTOR, EDS GLOBAL ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, APTIV


CHRIS SUNDBERG

GLOBAL CYBER SECURITY ENGINEER, WOODWARD


ANDREA PASSMAN

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER, CAERUS OIL & GAS



MICHAEL JAMESON

GLOBAL LEAD, DATA INTEGRITY, BAYER


LEIGH MCDERMOTT

SR. PROJECT MANAGER, REGION OF WATERLOO


AMY BETH

SUPERINTENDENT, PROCESS CONTROL DENVER WATER


RICHARD KENEDI

SR. VP OF MANUFACTURING, GE DIGITAL



MATTHEW WELLS

VP, DIGITAL PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, GE DIGITAL


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Agenda Details

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

11:00 AM | Welcome: Building a Remote, Industrial Workforce

A changing workforce and unprecedented demand for essential goods and services are the challenges facing manufacturing companies and other industrial operators in 2020. GrayMatter customers across North America are prioritizing worker health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, setting new production goals and adding life-saving medical supplies and devices to production lines.

Speaker: Jim Gillespie, CEO & Co-Founder, GrayMatter

11:15 AM | Roundtable: Adapting to Remote Work Realities

Moderated by Jeremy Boren, Panelists include:

Andrea Passman, COO, Caerus Oil & Gas – One of Colorado’s largest conventional natural gas leasehold owners focused on the Piceance Basin

Chris Sundberg, Cybersecurity Engineer, Woodward, Inc. – A leading designer, manufacturer, and service provider of aerospace and industrial control solutions

Leigh McDermott, Senior Project Manager, Region of Waterloo – Providing water and wastewater services to a major, urban hub of 500K+ in southwest Ontario, Canada

Jim Gillespie, CEO, GrayMatter – Accelerate.virtual host and one of the fastest-growing industrial intelligence and technology firms in the U.S.

11:35 AM | Keynote: COVID-19 Briefing: Consumer Confidence & Impact on Industrial Companies

CivicScience translates real-time, consumer intentions into market-changing business intelligence for frontline decision-makers. John will share polling data and strategic business insights from his firm’s proprietary research platform including how consumers feel about the economy, their success with online grocery shopping, frozen food meal preferences and more.

Keynote Speaker: John Dick, CEO, CivicScience

Break

12:00 PM | Navigating Uncertain Times

Manufacturers are focusing their production efforts on core items to meet demand while working with stores to help maintain inventory. A look at how GE Digital is helping industrial companies navigate remote work, production optimization, supply chain management and more.

Speakers: Richard Kenedi, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, GE Digital; Matthew Wells, Vice President, Digital Product Management, GE Digital

12:30 PM | How to Produce Faster

Tod draws on his deep experience as an additive manufacturing and controls and integration engineer at Wabtec, formerly GE Transportation, to highlight some of the major obstacles companies face when they seek to scale production at the enterprise level. Tod’s discussion will feature a case study of how insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites producer Owens-Corning has worked to scale its production priorities.

Speaker: Tod Virden, Sr. Program Manager, GrayMatter

1:00 PM | Roundtable: Is Your Governance Model Working for You?

Moderated by Alan Hinchman, CRO, GrayMatter, Panelists Include:

Michael Jameson, Global Lead, Data Integrity and Historians, Bayer – One of the largest largest pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in the world

Christopher Simpson, Director, EDS Global Advanced Manufacturing, Aptiv – A global vehicle and mobility technology innovator and manufacturer

Leigh McDermott, Senior Project Manager, Region of Waterloo, Providing water and wastewater services to a major, urban hub of 500K+ in southwest Ontario, Canada

1:30 PM | Cybersecurity Panel: Building & Securing the New Remote Workforce

Panelists include:

Chris Sundberg, Cybersecurity Engineer, Woodward, Inc. – Leading designer, manufacturer, and service provider of aerospace and industrial control solutions

Scott Christensen, Cybersecurity Lead, GrayMatter – Cybersecurity is among GrayMatter’s focus areas with deep expertise in securing remote, industrial networks

Amy Beth, Superintendent of Process Control, Denver Water – Colorado’s oldest and largest utility serves 1.5 million people in the city of Denver and surrounding suburbs

2:00 PM | Open Mic: Q&A and Closing Remarks

"NONE OF US IS AS SMART AS ALL OF US."

KEN BLANCHARD