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Chicago Digital Disruptors: Industry 4.0 Workshop

Chicago – Unravel the Complexities of Industry 4.0

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 9 AM to 12 PM | Free

GrayMatter Industry leaders Carson Drake and Coleman Easterly are separating hype from reality on Industry 4.0. This unique workshop will help manufacturers develop practical strategies with breakthrough technology to uncover hidden savings.

Carson and Coleman will also share Digital Transformation Roadmaps they’re successfully deploying at manufacturing operations throughout the country.

You’ll get a live look at what’s working and how they’re seeing real results at plants like yours.


GrayMatter Presenters 


Carson Drake

Co-founder of GrayMatter

Carson Drake is an Industry 4.0 leader and GrayMatter co-founder with nearly 30 years of experience as an operational technology professional. As a part of the GrayMatter team, he helps manufacturers connect and protect their critical assets as they pursue their digital transformation.


Coleman Easterly

Director of MES at GrayMatter

Coleman Easterly, the Director of MES at GrayMatter, has 30+ years using information technology to improve production operations and quality management. His areas of expertise include: pulp & paper operations, performance tracking, “Best Practices” guidance, and configuration of Proficy Plant Apps and Historian.

Who Should Attend:

  • Manufacturing leaders
  • Operational excellence directors
  • Innovation and performance directors
  • CISOs & CIOs
  • Operations leaders
  • Plant floor managers
  • Directors of engineering


9:00 a.m. – Welcome

9:15 a.m. – Disruptors in Industry: Unraveling the Complexities of Industry 4.0, IoT, Cloud Technology

Speaker: Carson Drake, GrayMatter

10:00 a.m. – The What, the Why, the How

Speaker: Carson Drake, GrayMatter

10:30 a.m. – Live Look at Performance Management & Execution Systems

Speaker: Coleman Easterly, GrayMatter MES

11:15 a.m. – Cyber Security for Operations Technology

Speaker: Scott Christensen, GrayMatter Cyber Leader

11:45 a.m. – What Disruptive Technologies are Coming and Here Now?

Speaker: Carson Drake, GrayMatter

12:00 p.m. – Lunch + Additional Q&A



Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave,
Rosemont, IL 60018


Who should attend?

We encourage: COOs, CISOs, Security specialists, Directors of Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations, Plant Managers, Digital Transformation Leaders + those who are end-users or are considering a digital transformation plan.

What about parking?

Parking is available at the Hyatt at a discounted rate.

Will you feed us?

Yes! The event kicks off around 8 AM with a networking breakfast and lunch will be served around noon.

Contact GrayMatter

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