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Digital Disruptors: A Speaker Series for Operational Technology Leaders

Chicago – Get Ready to Celebrate your Digital Disruptors

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 8 AM to 1 PM | Free

GrayMatter is inviting operational technology leaders to join us in Chicago on May 2 for a unique forum focused on the best practices and latest technology in the dynamic world of smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things.

GrayMatter’s Digital Disruptors Chicago event is scheduled to host speakers including John Dyck, CEO of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII); Greg Flickinger, an experienced manufacturing and engineering professional who most recently served as HEB’s Group Vice President of Manufacturing Operations; andGrayMatter Digital Industrial Consultants Patrick Crane and Todd Schiedemeyer.

In addition to our speakers and networking opportunities, our free, half-day session at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago, will offer attendees coffee, a light breakfast and lunch.


Chicago Keynote Speakers

Our line-up of digital disrupting industry leaders

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John Dyck

CEO of Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

John Dyck became CEO of CESMII in mid-2018. John previously worked at Rockwell Automation, where he was the Global Director of Software Business Development and was a key leader in shaping their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategy and was responsible for their global Strategic Alliance with Microsoft.


Greg Flickinger

Manufacturing and Engineering Professional

Greg most recently served as the Group Vice President of Manufacturing Operations for HEB, where his work centered upon bringing data, technology, sustained process as well as High Performance Work Systems to the Manufacturing Organization. During his tenure, Greg’s teams transitioned the culture from a traditional structure to a high performance structure centered upon TEE (Total Employee Engagement).


Who Should Attend:

  • Manufacturing leaders
  • Operational excellence directors
  • Innovation and Performance directors
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • HMI/SCADA administrators and managers
  • Plant floor managers
  • Director of engineering
  • Public Works superintendent/director
  • Water/wastewater superintendents


Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago

9300 Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Join us on May 2; Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

"We’ve found that companies can find disruptive solutions when they commit to a digital transformation roadmap that empowers everyone to improve productivity, lower costs and accelerate innovation."


Who should attend?

We encourage: COOs, CISOs, Security specialists, Directors of Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations, Plant Managers, Superintendents, 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.

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